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 like the SP-BS22-LRs. Neil Gader, …

The 20 Highest Rated Earbuds & Headphones

by Justin Thomas •

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In this post, I’ve compiled an updated list of the best rated earphones and headphones. I’ve included all types of headphones here: sports earphones, noise-cancelling earphones, iPhone/iPod/iPad earbuds, wireless earphones and full-sized headphones.

The Top Rated Electric Kettles

by Justin Thomas •

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Below is our list of the top rated electric kettles, based on the reviews found in Cook’s Illustrated Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Amazon and Chow.Com. Reviewers like stainless steel electric kettles, because plastic kettles can contain bisphenol A (BPA) and the plastic tends to crack over a number of years. Plus, according to Chow.com, plastic pots can imbue your favorite brew with …

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The Highest Rated Humidifiers For 2012

by Justin Thomas •

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It’s important to keep indoor humidity at an optimum level (45 to 65 percent). Dry air in the winter is one the main causes of sinus infections and sore throats. Humidifiers require frequent maintenance — minerals in tap water can cause an accumulation of scale, a breeding ground for bacteria. Parts of the humidifier need to be descaled regularly with …

The Top Rated AV Receiver Of 2011

by Justin Thomas •

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The Onkyo TX-NR609 Receiver was the top rated AV Receiver of 2011. The receiver garnered praise for its audio reproduction, which is said to be almost as good as audiophile-level receivers.

The Top Rated Pressure Cookers

by Justin Thomas •

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Pressure cookers are efficient cooking devices — they are up to 70% more efficient than conventional pots. The lids of pressure cookers are built to completely seal the pot so that the contents can boil easily inside the pot. Food cooks faster because the liquid inside rises to a higher temperature before boiling. Cooking times can be reduced by a …

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Top Rated All-In-One Color Inkjet Printers

by Justin Thomas •

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Listed below are the top rated All-In-One Inkjet Printers, based on our survey of reviews at CNET, PrinterInfoCom, Amazon and PC Magazine. Our selection criteria included how a printer fares in both professional reviews and customer feedback. Importantly, consumers can report on printer longevity, something the experts working briefly with test units aren’t able to do. Companies that stand by their …