The Top Rated Waterproof Headphones

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Today, water lovers can bring their tunes with them and still get quality sound. Not just for swimmers, waterproof headphones are beneficial for all sports enthusiasts since they are also sweatproof and can be rinsed off after use. By reading reviews across the web (iLounge and CrunchGear are good sources), we've come up with a list of the top rated waterproof headphones. H2O Audio Surge 2G Waterproof Headphones H2o Audio, an innovator in developing underwater accessories, has recently … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Underwater Compact Digital Cameras Of 2011

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In years past, capturing the wonder of underwater life was left to those traveling with Jacques Cousteau or National Geographic. Today's cameras offer the recreational water enthusiast the thrill of capturing their experiences to share with others. If you're an avid scuba diver with a basic knowledge of photography, you may want to consider investing in a single reflex lens camera (SLR) so you have more control and can purchase upgrades, such as wide angle lenses and strobe lights. However, most … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Smartphones Of 2011

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After consulting reviews on Consumer Reports, CNET, PCMag, PCWorld, and Amazon, we've chosen the best smartphones from each major carrier as well as one unlocked smartphone. Here is a round-up for the top rated smartphones of 2011: Apple iPhone 4S - AT&T/ Verizon ($200) Top Review Sources: CNET: 4 out 0f 5 stars - Excellent PCMag: 4.5 out of 5 - Editor's choice; "The best media playing phone on the market." PCWorld: 4.5 out of 5 stars The Apple iPhone 4 is a welcome upgrade … [Read more...]

The Top Rated GPS For Cars 2011

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We consulting reviews at Consumer Reports, CNET, GPS Lodge, PCMag, GPS review, and Amazon users to create this list of the top rated car GPS units of 2011: Garmin Nuvi 3790T Car GPS Top Review Sources: Consumer Reports: 78 out of 100, their highest rated car GPS CNET: 4.5 out of 5 stars; "The thinnest and lightest we've tested" Amazon: Average 3.4 out of 5 stars, based on 254 customer reviews Weighing in at just 4 oz., the Garmin Nuvi 3790T offers one of the sleekest designs for … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Juice Extractors Of 2012

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Best Overall: The Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800 JEXL There is little argument among those in the know that if you want a juicer that can stand up to even the most difficult juicing situations it is the Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800 JEXL. Want to throw in a whole apple? No problem. The Juice Fountain’s three-inch shoot makes putting whole fruits in a breeze. Want to juice hard foods such as beets and carrots? A powerful, two-speed motor lends Breville the torque to juice even the … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Portable Noise Canceling Headphones of 2011

The Best Portable Noise Canceling Headphones

The noise canceling headphones are different from "noise isolating" or "passive noise reduction" headphones. Noise canceling headphones feature tiny microphones to pick up outside frequencies and then counter those frequencies to cancel them out. The following list of top rated portable noise canceling headphones was chosen based on reviews from Consumer Reports, CNET, HeadphoneInfo.com, iLounge, PCMag, and Amazon customers. Bose QuietComfort 15 Noise Canceling Headphones ($300) Top … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Earbuds For Sports

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MEElectronics M6 Earbuds Average Amazon Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (from 329+ reviewers)   These M6 Earbuds by MEElectronics are more durable and provide better sound that comparable earphones in their price range. CNET rated them 3.5 out of 4 stars saying "A great value for bass addicts". These earphones incorporate a "memory wire" and an angled ear tip, making them good earphones wear while  engaged in sports. You can get the MEElectronics M6 at Amazon for about … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Bike Lights Of 2011

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Bike lights have made leaps and bounds in technology offering a wide variety of styles for the night cyclist to choose from. Today's high-efficiency LEDs have taken over the market from yesterday's halogens, outshining and outlasting them. Though most of the LED bike lights available are powered by alkaline batteries, more manufacturers are now using Li-Ion batteries with the handy USB port charging feature. These top rated bike lights were chosen by studying bike forums and bike blogs such … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Portable Headphones Of 2012

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The Top Rated Portable Headphones Of 2011: Portapro Headphone By Koss ($32) HD238 Headphone By Sennheiser ($49) HFI-580 Headphone By Ultrasone ($189) P5 Headphone By Bowers & Wilkins ($299) To create this list, I examined some of the most comprehensive headphone reviews available online. I also scouted Hi-Fi forums for recommendations, and I tested many portable headphones myself. My top review sources for this article were: CNET, Consumer Reports, PC Magazine, Good Cans, … [Read more...]

A Wireless Speaker For Bikes: The Cy.Fi

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Wearing headphones while cycling can be annoying, or even downright dangerous if you can’t hear what’s going on around you. I recently tested the cy.fi Wireless Sports Speaker, a streamlined little gadget that lets you enjoy your music while staying aware of your surroundings, or even sharing your tunes with your friends. The cy.fi speaker weighs 3.7 ounces, and it’s slightly bigger than a deck of cards. Buttons on the face of the speaker unit control volume and track selection, so you can … [Read more...]