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 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.

Three Tents Built To Withstand Extreme Wind and Rain

by Colin Payne •

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The most durable tent of 2016 is the Hilleberg Anjan 2. This 3.6 pound tent is made with top-tier materials and it is very strong. The tent was tested with a wind machine for six hours, and it survived admirably.

The Brightest and Most Durable Christmas Lights

by Justin Thomas •

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Conical 5mm Wide-Angle LEDs are the most durable and brightest Christmas lights available. Almost all professional Christmas light installers use these lights for their displays. Conical LEDs are waterproof and snowproof because they are injection molded into their plastic cordage.

The Best Portable Laptop Chargers Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

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This is our review the best high-capacity portable chargers — the kind that are capable of charging devices like laptops and tablet computers. They can also power small appliances like lights and fans.

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The Most Durable Glassware and Dinnerware

by Justin Thomas •

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This is one of our “Buy It For Life” posts where we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. Duralex Picardie Tumblers Duralex has been manufacturing tempered glassware in France since 1929. Their Picardie Tumblers are known for lasting decades — they will bounce several times when dropped on the floor and survive without a crack. The tumblers …

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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.