Cheatsheet: The Top Rated Home Theater Equipment Of 2011

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Sometimes you just need the facts -- here is our cheatsheet listing all the top rated home theater equipment of 2011. This list is based on reviews we found on CNET, Amazon and Home Theater Review: A/V Receivers The Top Rated A/V Receiver Under $350: Onkyo TX-NR509 or Yamaha RX-V667 The Top Rated A/V Receiver $350-$400: Onkyo TX-NR609 or Pioneer VSX-1021-K The Top Rated A/V Receiver $400-$500:  Yamaha RX-V671BL The Top Rated A/V Receiver $500-$600: Denon AVR-1912 The Top Rated A/V … [Read more...]

The Best LED Flashlights Of 2014

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Most enthusiasts and reviewers agree that Fenix flashlights have the best build-quality and reliability for their price. Streamlight, one of the few brands of flashlights made in the U.S.A, is highly rated by reviewers on Amazon. Other top rated brands are: Cree, Dorcy and Surefire. Fenix TK-41: 860 Lumens 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 or alkaline AAs. The … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Keychain and Pocket Tools

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. The Fenix LD01 is barely large than the AAA battery it uses (we recommend using a low-discharge rechargeable NiHm AAA battery). It is very bright -- it produces 80 lumens on its highest setting, which is brighter than most full-size flashlights. The Fenix LD01 is solidly built -- it uses a Cree … [Read more...]

The Brightest LED Bike Lights

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In A Nutshell We list the some of the brightest LED Bike lights available below. However, the Niterider company has come out with the NiteRider Pro -- this bike light shines with an amazing 3600 lumens! This makes it the brightest bike light available. Personally, my favorite bike light is the Niterider Lumina. It's as solid as a rock and shines with 700 lumens, and is priced below $100 on Amazon. Brightest Headlight – Lupine Betty 12 The Lupine Betty 12 produces up to 2,600 lumens … [Read more...]

The Top Rated LED & LCD TVs For 2012

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We’ve consulted expert reviews on CNET, PC Magazine, Consumer Reports and PC Magazine to compile this list of the top rated LCD and LED TVs. Note that we feature 55-inch TVs, but you’ll find additional sizes within each television’s series. You can expect virtually identical performance within any series of a given manufacturer. The top rated inexpensive TVs for 2012 are: Samsung LN32D550 32-Inch ($475) and the LG 42LV3500 42-Inch ($530). Samsung UN55D8000 ($2,179) Top Review … [Read more...]