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Buying Guide

You've read all the reviews, but now you're actually ready to buy something and need to make a decision. The Verge Buying Guides are here for you — these are our go-to recommendations for the ultimate question: which one do I buy? Our picks aren't necessarily the best in every category, but they are the best choices for most people. We also aim to provide an alternative option if our main selection isn't the right one for you. Buying Guides are updated as new products are released and tested, so be sure to check back frequently for new information.

The best wired or wireless gaming headsets to buy

The best noise-canceling headphones to buy right now

Get some peace and quiet with the best noise-canceling headphones for a variety of uses

The best wireless earbuds to buy right now

Which AirPods model should you buy?

Here’s how much that free iPhone really costs

Math time!

The PS5 SSD buying guide

The best webcam to buy right now

The best phone plans in 2021 (and how to pick one)

Shopping for a phone plan doesn’t have to be painful

The best cheap wireless earbuds to buy in 2021

The ultimate hotel room coffee-making guide

A thousand times better than whatever’s in the room

The best phones to buy if you’re a phone enthusiast

The best gaming TV to buy for the PS5 and Xbox Series X

The latest TVs can really showcase what these consoles are capable of

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The best open-ear headphones for bike riding

Hear traffic and also podcasts

The best free password manager

Keep your accounts safe without spending a cent

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The best projector for your home or apartment

From budget to 4K, here are the best projectors to replace your TV

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The best wired or wireless gaming mouse to buy right now

The best smart display to buy right now

Smart displays for your kitchen, bedroom, or living room

The best streaming video player to buy right now

There are few bad options in 2018

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The best wireless earbuds to buy right now

It’s hard to make a bad choice, but Apple and Jabra remain the standouts

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The best laptop you can buy right now

The laptop lives on

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The best phone you can buy right now

Buying a phone can be a chore, but we’ve done the work for you.

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The best wireless headphones to buy right now

The best smartwatch to buy for your iPhone

The best smartwatch to buy if you have an Android phone

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The best budget phone you can buy in 2019

We’ve found the best phone that doesn’t break the bank

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The best Chromebook you can buy right now