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 Large LED Monitor of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The Dell UltraSharp U3415W 34-Inch Curved LED-Lit Monitor is the best LED monitor of 2016. This behemoth of a monitor delivers very high resolution images in one of the world’s first 34 inch 21:9 curved monitors. It comes with a 3-year warranty.

The Thinnest Laptop of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The Microsoft Surface Book is the thinnest laptop of 2016 that runs Windows 10. This powerful machine is just half an inch wide and has a 13.5-inch screen. The MacBook Pro is the thinnest Apple laptop. It is just as thin as the Surface Book, measuring .51″ at its thickest point.

The Lightest Waterproof Jacket Of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The lightest waterproof jacket currently available is the Outdoor Research Men’s Helium II Jacket. The jacket weighs just 6.4 oz and is made with 100% Nylon and a 2.5 layer 30D Pertex Shield DS rip-stop fabric.

The Most Durable Umbrella Available

by Patrick Hyde •

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Our choice for the most durable umbrella is the LifeTek Travel Professional Umbrella. This umbrella sports a windproof canopy that is made with a 210T micro-weave fabric coated with a water-repellent Teflony. It also comes equipped with UV blocking technology that dispels cancer-causing waves.

The Most Reliable Mouse

by Patrick Hyde •

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The most reliable mouse 2016 with wireless capability is the Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse. It has a 250 hour battery life and its 11 programmable buttons are tested to over 20 million clicks. It costs about $60.