Jordan McMahon

Technology Writer, the Strategist

Jordan McMahon is a writer at the Strategist who covers a wide array of gadgets and how software can help build better relationships with technology in our lives. He has also written for Wired, Wirecutter, and

  1. smart home
    The 9 Very Best Digital Picture FramesThe perfect complement to your digital camera or your smartphone’s photo library.
  2. home
    The 7 Very Best Alarm ClocksIt’s time to start waking up on the right side of the bed.
  3. how i pick my picks
    You Don’t Need a Screen Protector for Your PhoneTechnology writer Jordan McMahon tells us how he picks his picks.
  4. deal of the day
    Our Favorite White-Noise Machine Is 40 Percent Off Right NowBlock out whatever’s keeping you from sleeping.
  5. best in class
    The 8 Very Best e-ReadersFor carrying all your books in your pocket.
  6. deal of the day
    This Handheld Cordless Vacuum Is 40 Percent Off TodayIt’ll make quick work of all your small messes.
  7. speakers
    The 13 Very Best Bluetooth SpeakersFor listening to music just about anywhere.
  8. vacuums
    The 5 Very Best Robot Vacuums for PetsFive hands-off options for staying on top of pet hair.
  9. electronics
    The 7 Very Best Cable OrganizersTurn a labyrinth of cables and wires into a sleek and organized system.
  10. sales
    This Kid-Friendly Smart Lamp Is Echo-Compatible and 33 Percent OffTurn the lights off without leaving your bed.
  11. gifts
    The 46 Best Gifts for Gamers, According to GamersFrom a cat-ear headset to the latest Spider-Man game.
  12. celebrity shopping
    What John Gourley Can’t Live Without“It makes me feel a little bit like Clark Kent when I get onstage.”
  13. sales
    50 Gifts Under $10 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)From gourmet snacks and drinks to baby gifts and kids’ gloves.
  14. tech
    I’ve Tried Every Single Kindle Since 2013. Here Are the Best.And I’ve figured out the best one for every type of reader.
  15. gifts
    76 Gifts for Every Type of HusbandA one-stop shop for your hard-to-buy-for spouse.
  16. vacuums
    The 7 Very Best Robot Vacuum CleanersThe best robot vacuums to keep your floors squeaky clean, according to our tech writer.
  17. electronics
    The 7 Very Best Document ScannersScanners for office workers, home-office workers, and hobbyists, according to our testing and research.
  18. speakers
    The 7 Very Best TurntablesListening to vinyl doesn’t have to be intimidating — we tested turntables and talked to experts to find the best ones to spin your collection.
  19. tech
    How Do Robot Vacuums Map Your Home?A look at how robot vacuums navigate your home and what data they store about you along the way.
  20. sales
    This Pocket-Sized Photo Printer is 36 Percent Off TodayTurn your smartphone into a Polaroid with this handy, pocket-sized printer.
  21. travel
    The 11 Very Best Laptop BackpacksProtect your tech — without compromising style.
  22. office
    48 Gifts Under $50 for Every Type of Co-workerIncluding your desk mate and that co-worker you’ve never actually met IRL.
  23. video
    The 5 Very Best Mini-ProjectorsPortable projectors are perfect for impromptu movie nights indoors or out. These are the ones experts recommend.
  24. tablets and smartwatches
    The 13 Very Best iPad CasesIncluding lightweight, extra-durable, and sleek leather options.
  25. sales
    This Quiet, Minimalist Air Purifier Is 35 Percent Off TodayIt’s Marie Kondo’s favorite for keeping air clean.
  26. celebrity shopping
    What Bridget Everett Can’t Live Without“My heart belongs with Zingerman’s.”
  27. tablets and smartwatches
    The 7 Very Best SmartwatchesFor fitness enthusiasts and those just looking to use their phone less without missing a ping, we’ve found the best smartwatches to suit your needs.
  28. electronics
    The 5 Very Best Photo ScannersFor film enthusiasts and families with stacks of old photos, we’ve found the photo scanners to suit your needs.
  29. celebrity shopping
    What John Wilson Can’t Live Without“My brother got me this flaming wallet as a gift a little while ago, and I bring it out on special occasions.”
  30. sales
    The Best Tech Gifts to Buy (Before They Sell Out)The trendiest — and actually useful — gadgets and gizmos for the tech-obsessed.
  31. deal of the day
    This Tiny Bluetooth Speaker Is Just $30 TodayJBL’s Go 3 Eco Bluetooth speaker is tiny, made of recycled plastic, and on sale for 40 percent off.
  32. deal of the day
    This Tile Bluetooth Tracker Is 34 Percent Off TodaySave a few bucks while saving your beloved items from getting left behind.
  33. cyber monday 2023
    The Best Cyber Monday Tech Deals, According to the Strategist’s Tech WriterCyber Monday is coming to a close, so it’s your last chance to get gadgets from Apple, Sonos, and Samsung.
  34. black friday 2023
    The Best Black Friday Tech Deals, According to the Strategist’s Tech WriterThese are our tech writer’s favorite tech deals for this year’s Black Friday sales, including items from Apple, Sonos, and Samsung.
  35. sales
    Our Favorite Portable Carpet Cleaner Is 28 Percent Off Right NowRid your carpets of stains without pesky cords getting in the way.
  36. celebrity shopping
    What R.L. Stine Can’t Live Without“People scorn us pineapple-soda drinkers; we have to stick together.”
  37. headphones
    The 11 Very Best Wireless EarbudsWe tested many pairs, and these are our favorites.
  38. sales
    Give Your Outlets an Upgrade With 30 Percent Off These Smart PlugsYou don’t need to overhaul your home to give it a tech upgrade.
  39. sales
    Turn One Port Into Five With 45 Percent Off This Anker Power StripWith ports aplenty, your gadgets will always have a spot to charge up.
  40. tablets and smartwatches
    I Replaced My Bedroom TV with This TabletIt helps me stay off my phone too
  41. electronics
    The 6 Very Best DashcamsIncluding options with 4K resolution and built-in GPS tracking — and even one that’s specially designed for motorcycles.
  42. tablets and smartwatches
    The 6 Very Best iPad KeyboardsPaired with the right keyboard, an iPad can turn from a tablet into a full-blown workstation.
  43. home
    The 8 Very Best Floor FansFor keeping your space cool and your energy bills low.
  44. electronics
    The 6 Very Best Lightning CablesIncluding USB-A, USB-C, extra-long, and multi-connector options.
  45. e-readers
    I’m Selling My Kindles to Get a KoboFor scribbling notes in the margins, nothing else comes as close as this tablet to a pen and printed page.
  46. deal of the day
    This Pool-Friendly Bluetooth Speaker Is 42 Percent Off TodayGreat indoors and out.
  47. wellness
    The 7 Very Best Blue-Light-Blocking GlassesIf you can’t quit scrolling before bed, blue-light-blocking glasses can help prevent screen time from messing with your sleep.
  48. e-readers
    I Can’t Stop Talking About This E-ink TabletI’ve tried everything to keep me focused on my passion projects, but nothing’s worked like this no-frills e-ink tablet.
  49. sales
    Turn a Single Outlet Into Six With 46 Percent Off This Smart Power StripEnough with unplugging one device to charge another.
  50. gaming
    The 5 Very Best Gaming ChairsThe key to a good gaming chair is lots of support.
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