Category Archives: Buying Guide

10 Best TVs We’ve Tested: Cheap, 4K, 8K, OLED, and Tips (2021)

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Saving up for a new screen? To help you navigate the dozens of seemingly identical TV models from Samsung, LG, Vizio, TCL, Sony, and other manufacturers, we’ve watched hundreds of hours of content on them and picked a few of our favorites. We’ve listed everything from the best budget TV to the absolute best set […]

17 Best Camera Bags, Straps, Inserts, and Backpacks (2021)

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We’ve tested a lot of camera bags. Here are others that we really like but that have been eclipsed by our top picks.  Wandrd Roam 9L Sling for $149: Wandrd’s new sling comes in three sizes: 3, 6, and 9 liters. I tried the latter, and it’s become the pack I carry on all my […]

6 Best Outdoor Security Cameras (2021): For Homes, Businesses, and More

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There is a lot to consider when you are shopping for an outdoor security camera. It can be tough to determine which features you need, so here are some important questions to run through. Wired or battery: Wired cameras usually require some drilling to install, must be within reach of a power outlet, and will […]

12 Best Laptops (2021): MacBooks, Windows Machines, Chromebooks

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The Pixelbook Go is Google’s latest vision of what a Chromebook should be. Unlike previous efforts, the Go doesn’t shoot for the stars. Its price reflects that, and it starts at a full $350 less than its predecessor. If, however, you like the original Pixelbook’s high-end specs, you can order a high-end Go with a […]

8 Best Action Cameras (2021): Underwater, 360, Compact, and More

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Choosing the right action camera used to be simple: Go with GoPro. It’s still good advice. The GoPro ranks high on our list and is our top pick for most people. But we’ve finally found a few worthy competitors. To figure out which cameras are the best, we tried them all. We dove with them, […]

9 Best Wireless Earbuds for Working Out (2021)

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Luxurious over-the-ear headphones are plush and comfortable, and they sound great. But for most everyday activities—working out, traveling, and wandering around my house pretending to put things away—I much prefer a pair of convenient, durable, wireless workout buds. Since I started testing them, their sound and comfort have improved dramatically. I trail run, hike, work […]

5 Best Gaming PCs We’ve Reviewed (2021): Dell, MSI, Origin, and More

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Consoles like the Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 5 may be great for gaming, but they’re hard to come by. Fortunately, a good old fashioned gaming PC is always an option. If you want to get access to the massive library of games on stores like Steam and Epic, we’ve got some of the best gaming […]

The 16 Best Vinyl Accessories (2021): Cleaning Gear, Mats, Displays, and More

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Whether you’ve just started spinning analog audio or you’ve been building a collection for years, good vinyl accessories can take your enjoyment—and your records’ longevity—to the next level. I’ve spent the better part of the past decade messing with some of the most lauded tools for cleaning, setting up, and maintaining record players, and these […]

10 Best Mechanical Keyboards for PC (2021): Gaming and Work

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There are few things as polarizing as PC keyboards. There are message boards and subreddits filled to the brim with opinions on the virtues and vices of different switch mechanisms and dissecting every aspect and component, right down to the plastic used in the keycaps.  There’s good reason for that. You probably spend a good […]

Best Google Pixel Phone (2021): Which Model to Buy, Cases, Tips, and More

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If you calculate all those individual services with the cost of the Pixel 6 Pro over the course of two years, your total comes out to $1,746. So you are effectively paying less. But it’s only really worth it if you watch a ton of YouTube and use YouTube Music, instead of other options like […]