Jordan McMahon

Technology Writer

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

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    The 4 Very Best Photo ScannersFor film enthusiasts and families with stacks of old photos, we’ve found the photo scanners to suit your needs.
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    65 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of HusbandA one-stop shop for your hard-to-buy-for spouse.
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    The 6 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.
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    The 8 Very Best Wireless MousesUpgrade your scrolling game with a wireless mouse that maximizes comfort and convenience and saves your wrists from strain.
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    The 12 Very Best Laptop BackpacksProtect your tech — without compromising style.
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    The Very Best iPad CasesIncluding lightweight, extra-durable, and sleek leather options.
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    This 5-Port Power Strip Is 35 Percent Off TodayThis compact power strip will keep multiple devices charged without taking up too much space.
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    The 39 Best Gifts for Gamers, According to GamersFrom a cat-ear headset to a BAFTA-winning dungeon game.
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    Apple’s Best Workout Earbuds Are 40 Percent Off TodayThe Washington Wizards’ Kyle Kuzma can’t get into game mode without them.
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    The 57 Best Tech Gifts to Buy This YearIncluding smartphones, laptops, smart-home speakers, and video-game consoles.
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    I’ve Tried Every Single Kindle Since 2013. Here Are the Best.And have figured out the best one for every type of reader in the meantime.
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    You’re Probably Not Using One of the Best iPhone FeaturesMagSafe is more than just a convenient way to charge your phone.
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    All the Best Cyber Monday Deals at Best BuyFinding the best discounts on Cyber Monday isn’t easy — here’s our roundup of all the best deals on Strategist-approved products at Best Buy.
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    All the Best Black Friday Deals at Best BuyFinding the best discounts on Black Friday isn’t easy — here’s our roundup of all the best deals on Strategist-approved products at Best Buy.
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    Our Favorite Digital Picture Frame Is 32 Percent Off Right NowThis picture frame makes missing loved ones a little easier.
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    The Very Best Portable Computer MonitorsUnlike standard monitors, these portable options are easy to tote around and add a bigger screen to just about any device.
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    The 9 Very Best Wireless EarbudsWe tested more than a dozen pairs, and these are our eight favorites.
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    This Strategist-Favorite Smart Speaker Is 50 Percent Off Right NowGet deep discounts as well on Amazon devices like Fire TVs and tablets, Ring doorbells, and Echo smart displays.
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    The Very Best MicroSD CardsIf you want to expand the storage of your devices, you’re going to want one of these.
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    The 8 Very Best Digital Picture FramesThe perfect complement to your digital camera or your smartphone’s photo library.
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    This Mobile Controller Made My Phone My Favorite Portable ConsoleIt’s the best way to play games on the go without weighing down your bag.
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    This Strategist-Favorite Air Purifier Is Just $63 for Prime DaySay good-bye to sneezing fits and puffy eyes.
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    The 6 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.
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    The 8 Very Best Cable OrganizersTurn a labyrinth of cables and wires into a sleek and organized system.