Category Archives: Gear / Buying Guides

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, […]

The 9 Best Projectors: Short Throw, Portable, Low Latency, and More

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There’s nothing like watching your favorite films in a dark room on a massive screen. For that authentic movie theater experience at home, you’ll need a projector (and a popcorn maker). You used to have to shell out tens of thousands of dollars to get an excellent projected experience, but you can now get a […]

9 Best Espresso Machines and Accessories for Home Baristas (2021)

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There’s always room to up your game, and there are quite a few additional tools that can help you make the best espresso you can. These ones are all tools you’d employ before the brew, setting the stage for the perfect extraction. Fellow Atmos Canister for Coffee Beans A vacuum canister is a great way […]

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 […]

The 3 Best RSS Feeders (2021): Feedly, Inoreader, and Tips

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The automation does require a pro account. Pro accounts also get some other nice features, like the ability to integrate with IFTTT and Zapier, an offline mode for the mobile apps. It also includes my personal favorite: keeping your YouTube account in sync with your RSS reading. You can watch YouTube videos in Inoreader, and […]

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 […]