The Best Surround Sound Speakers of 2016

by Brant David •

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The Andrew Jones-designed Pioneer SP-EBS73-LR bookshelf speakers are designed to look graceful and classy, and their “virtual surround sound” qualities of clarity and power seem unable to be matched by any other speakers in their price range.

The Best Waterproof Earphones of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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Swimbud’s redesigned Sport Waterproof Headphones are the best waterproof earphones of 2016. The new model comes with 4 different style of earbuds to adapt to environment and ear type. They are made with a rugged waterproof design and come with a 1 year warranty.

The Best Stereo Receiver Of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The Onkyo TX-NR545 Receiver is our choice for the best stereo receiver. This receiver produces excellent sound via 7.2 audio channels. It comes with HDMI 2.0 capabilities, allowing it to support 4K UltraHD sound and video, WiFi and streaming options.

The Best Ruggedized Portable Audio Player of 2016

by Brant David •

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The Cowon Plenue 1 portable MP3 player is diamond-carved out of a solid slab of aluminum, making it impressively durable. In addition to its durability, it’s equipped with the world-renowned Burr-Brown PCM1792A Audio DAC, allowing it to deliver awesome sound quality that any audiophile would love.

The Best Wireless Sports Earphones of 2016

by Bethany McDonald •

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Sports earbuds should be comfortable enough to wear for an extended period of time, durable enough to withstand drops, sweat, and dirt, fit securely on the ear – all while producing outstanding sound. Here are our top picks:

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The Best Mechanical Keyboards Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

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A mechanical keyboard can make your typing experience enjoyable and efficient. Almost all keyboards are made with cheap “rubber dome” switch or a slightly better “scissor” switch (e.g. Apple keyboards). But for serious fast typing, you really want a mechanical switch like a Topre 45 and Cherry MX Brown. Mechanical keyboards that uses these switches give a satisfying tactile feedback.

The Best iPhone and iPad Docks of 2016

by Bethany McDonald •

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Whether you want to listen to music, set an alarm, or simply charge your iPhone or iPod, we’ve rounded up the best Apple Lightning-connector docking stations based on quality and durability…

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A List Of Goods Still Made In The USA

by Justin Thomas •

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Here’s a master list of well-designed products still made in the United States. If only certain products are U.S.-made, you’ll see a “(only selected products)” note.