The Popular Mechanics Gadget Awards 2023

Life’s good, but having the right tools can make it a hell of a lot better. The tech on the following pages can make knocking out work, gaming with friends, and controlling your home easier.

Our editors spent the past year testing dozens of electronics ranging from smartphones to televisions. They used a mix of software benchmarks (where applicable), measurements, and extensive hands-on evaluation to find the devices that offer the most value and best performance—all to identify quality products best poised to serve you for years to come.

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Best TV

G3 OLED TV

LG G3 OLED TV

Now 16% Off

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Best AR Glasses

AR Glasses

Viture One AR Glasses
Credit: Courtesy Viture

Best Computer Monitor

OLED Curved Gaming Monitor

Alienware OLED Curved Gaming Monitor

Now 10% Off

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Best UST Laser Projector

PX1

Hisense PX1

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Best Streaming Device

TV 4K

Apple TV 4K
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Best Webcam

Kiyo Pro Ultra

Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra
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Best Portable Monitor

Tri-Screen 2

Xebec Tri-Screen 2
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Best Wireless Headphones

Studio Buds Plus

Beats Studio Buds Plus

Now 24% Off

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Best Microphone

AT2020USB-XP

Audio-Technica AT2020USB-XP
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Best Speaker

Motion X600

Soundcore Motion X600
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Best Soundbar & Subwoofer

Signa S4 Ultra-Slim Sound Bar

Polk Signa S4 Ultra-Slim Sound Bar

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Best OTC Hearing Aids

Enhance Plus

Jabra Enhance Plus
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Best Sleep Headphones

Effortless

SleepPhones Effortless
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Best Smart Hub

Home Pod

Apple Home Pod
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Best Video Doorbell

Essential Wireless Video Doorbell & Chime 2 Bundle

Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell & Chime 2 Bundle

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Best Smart Oven

Glass

Brava Glass
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Best 3D Printer

AnkerMake M5

Anker AnkerMake M5

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Best Dash Cam

CarCam

Ring CarCam
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Best Smart Lights

Matter Smart Lightbulb

Nanoleaf Matter Smart Lightbulb
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Best Laptop

MacBook Air 15-inch (M2)

Apple MacBook Air 15-inch (M2)

Now 15% Off

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Best Smartphone

iPhone 14 Pro

Apple iPhone 14 Pro
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Best Tablet

Pixel Tablet

Google Pixel Tablet
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Best Smart Watch

Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra
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Best Mesh Wi-Fi System

6+

Eero 6+

Now 20% Off

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Best Handheld Gaming PC

ROG Ally PC

ASUS ROG Ally PC
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Best VR Headset

PlayStation VR2 (PSVR2)

Sony PlayStation VR2 (PSVR2)
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Best Home Arcade Cabinet

Fast and Furious

Arcade1Up Fast and Furious
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Best Gaming Controller

PlayStation DualSense Edge

Sony PlayStation DualSense Edge
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Best Gaming Headset

Arctis Nova Pro

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro
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