The Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $200

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In A Nutshell The best bookshelf speakers under $200 are the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR speakers. These inexpensive speakers are great value. These speakers were designed by Andrew Jones, a noted speaker designer. One of his other notable designs are the TAD Reference One’s which sell for slightly more money than the SP-BS22-LRs — $70K. Professional reviewers […]

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The Best Headphones Under $200 For 2013

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The Beyerdynamic DT-990-Pro-250 is the highest fidelity headphone you can buy for under $200. I own this one, and it’s amazing. I’ve spent a lot of time examining headphone lists created by audiophiles, and this headphone was recommended many times. It’s an open headphone — this mean others around will be able to hear your […]

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The Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker Of 2013

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Before this year, the quality of Bluetooth Speakers was pretty pitiful. This year, there are speakers like the Bose SoundLink Mini Speaker, which reviewers absolutely adore. On Amazon, it gets an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 628 reviewers. The Bose SoundLink Mini Speaker has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that delivers about 6 […]

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The Best 23″ LED Monitor Of 2013

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If you are looking for a good 23″ monitor, my recommendation would be the Dell S2340M 293M3-IPS-LED Monitor, priced at around $150. I own this monitor, and the images are very crisp on it. It uses IPS (In-Plane-Switching) in the LED, which means the monitor has bolder contrasts and is viewable at wider angles. This […]

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Binchotan Charcoal: An Inexpensive Way To Mineralize and Filter Water

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In A Nutshell White charcoal or Binchō-tan is a charcoal that loves adsorbing things. Binchotan, which has been produced in Japan for centuries, naturally adsorbs toxins such as chlorine, lead, mercury, cadmium and copper from tap water. It also releases useful minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphates. To use Binchotan, you simply place a […]

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The Most Durable Household Products 2013

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Here is list of recommended household items that I have yet to fully review: General Household: Vacuum Cleaner: Oreck XL 2000 Extended Life Lifespan or Oreck Commercial 2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum Indoor LED Light Bulb: Philips 60W Equivalent Very Warm LED Bulb: Pharox Flame LED Outdoor Bug Lights: Miracle LED 605023 Bug Lite […]

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The Best Shower Filter Of 2014

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In A Nutshell Almost all popular shower filters available today only remove 20%-80% of free chlorine (not total combined chlorine) from your shower. This includes shower filters that are certified by the NSF #177 Standard — unfortunately this standard only indicates that a filter will remove 50% of free chlorine in the water. Also, many […]

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The Brightest Flashlight Powered By AA Batteries

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Prompted by a reader’s request, I went searching for the brightest flashlight powered by AA batteries. The Fenix TK41 was the winner by far: Fenix TK41 860 Lumen Flashlight The Fenix TK-41 U2, which shines at 860 lumens, is the brightest flashlight that runs on AA batteries. It uses eight AA batteries, and these can be rechargeable NiMH […]

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