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 Toughest Laptop of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The most durable ruggedized laptop for outdoor and industrial use is the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme by Dell.

The Best Waterproof Portable Charger

by Patrick Hyde •

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The best waterproof portable charger is the Unifun Waterproof External Battery. This charger has enough capacity to charge an iPhone 6 about 4 times. It has two USB ports to charge two devices simultaneously. One port has a higher amperage for charging tablets.

The Lightest Winter Sleeping Bag of 2016

by Colin Payne •

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The lightest winter sleeping bag of 2016 is the Western Mountaineering Antelope MF. The largest-sized bag (78-inches or 200 cm. long) weighs just 39 ounces (1,105 grams).

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The Brightest LED Flashlights Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

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These days, there are some mighty bright LED flashlights over there — ones that can rival car headlights in their shine. Let’s take at look at some of the brightest in the world:

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The Best Water Filters Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

The Best Water Filters

I’ve been reviewing water filters for about 12 years. During that time, I’ve become convinced that gravity-fed filters are the best filter you can buy for under $500.

The Best Battery Chargers

by Justin Thomas •

Best Rechargeable Battery Chargers

The chargers featured below are some of the “smartest” out there — they have built-in protection to prevent overcharging or undercharging, and they also perform battery testing and recovery.