Ben Patterson

Senior Writer

Ben has been writing about technology and consumer electronics for more than 20 years. A PCWorld contributor since 2014, Ben joined TechHive in 2019, where he covers smart speakers, soundbars, and other smart and home-theater devices.

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Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy
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Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy

If you have $500 (or less), we've found the best cheap laptops on Amazon and Best Buy. The ones that give you the best bang for buck. Keep reading to find our top picks.

Amazon unwraps a battery-powered Echo smart speaker, but only for India

Amazon unwraps a battery-powered Echo smart speaker, but only for India

Slated to arrive later this month, the Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker boasts enough battery power for up to 10 hours of music playback.

Wyze adds a smart lock and a keypad to its affordable smart home lineup

Wyze adds a smart lock and a keypad to its affordable smart home lineup

On sale now, the Wyze Lock and its bundled wireless gateway are priced at a budget-friendly $90.

Cyber Monday deal: Give your dumb TV some smarts with this $35 Google Home Mini and Chromecast bundle

Cyber Monday deal: Give your dumb TV some smarts with this $35 Google Home Mini and Chromecast bundle

Walmart's exclusive Cyber Monday deal also includes a $10 Vudu credit.

Cyber Monday deal: Snag a rare $50 discount on the Sonos One smart speaker

Cyber Monday deal: Snag a rare $50 discount on the Sonos One smart speaker

Sonos is also offering great deals on its Beam, Playbar, Playbase, and Sub speakers.

Put an Amazon Echo Show 5 on your bedside table for $50 on Black Friday

Put an Amazon Echo Show 5 on your bedside table for $50 on Black Friday

Amazon's smallest smart display is also one of its best, and it's getting a $40 discount for Black Friday.

3rd-generation Google Nest Learning Thermostat gets a $70 Black Friday discount

3rd-generation Google Nest Learning Thermostat gets a $70 Black Friday discount

Now’s the perfect time to jump on the Nest thermostat bandwagon.

The easy-to-install August Smart Lock Pro + Connect is $130 off for Black Friday

The easy-to-install August Smart Lock Pro + Connect is $130 off for Black Friday

Our favorite retrofit smart lock comes with a Wi-Fi bridge included, and it works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.

You can buy the Google Nest Hub for 50% off on Black Friday, provided you get two

You can buy the Google Nest Hub for 50% off on Black Friday, provided you get two

Sam’s Club is offering a two-for-one Black Friday deal for Google’s 7-inch smart display.

Black Friday deal: Save $90 on the Ring Alarm Starter Kit and get a free Echo Dot while you’re at it

Black Friday deal: Save $90 on the Ring Alarm Starter Kit and get a free Echo Dot while you’re at it

Ring’s Black Friday deals went live a little early, and they include big savings on its easy-to-install starter kits.

Wyze says it will 'temporarily' yank people detection from its security cameras in January

Wyze says it will 'temporarily' yank people detection from its security cameras in January

Wyze is pulling people detection from its cameras in January after an AI company terminated its lease agreement.

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