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 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 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 Most Durable Luggage of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The most durable luggage of 2016 is the Delsey Helium Shadow Lightweight. It has a Makrolon Polycarbonate finish, which protects the luggage from impacts and extreme temperatures.

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.

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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:

The Top Rated Tripod Flashlight: Joby GorillaTorch

by Justin Thomas •

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The Joby GorillaTorch is a LED lamp mounted on three flexible legs. The legs can be wrapped around a nearly object in order to hold the GorillaTorch in place while you work. The end of each leg has a rubberized, magnetic foot — this means you can also stick the GorillaTorch to metal surfaces.

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.