The Best Battery Chargers Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

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

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 Most Rugged 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.

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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.