Bluetooth speakers are an ideal way to bring the party wherever you go. Whether it’s at the beach, your backyard, a picnic, or anywhere else you need tunes, a good Bluetooth speaker will do the job in a way that your cell phone alone simply can't. If you don’t already own one, you’ll be surprised how many places seem ideal to bring one along. Here are some of our favorites among the best Bluetooth speakers on the market today.
February 19, 2020
Wireless chargers are becoming more prevalent and commonplace as phones and accessories continue gaining the ability to charge wirelessly. Starbucks even has them built into their tables! If your phone or accessory - such as Apple’s Airpod Pros - are Qi enabled, they are compatible with the vast majority of wireless chargers available on the market today. However, each device is capable of charging at different maximum speeds. Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 typically feature 10W fast charging, while iPhones will top out at 7.5W. Although this is technically considered fast charging, connecting a device with a fast charge-capable cable will juice up devices even quicker. The biggest upside to wireless charging is pure convenience: there’s no need to plug in your device each time, which helps reduce wear and tear, not to mention the amount of wires tangled up on top of your desk. Some drawbacks include comparatively longer charging times; you'll also have to double-check each time you set the device on the charger since it won’t charge unless it's in the right position. Here are some of our favorite picks for the best wireless chargers.
February 18, 2020
Every year, countless people make fitness and health a primary New Year’s resolution. After a couple months, the number of people still working on their goals start to dwindle. Fortunately for you, this is YOUR year! Fitness and health can mean different things to different people; there are some mainstays such as building muscle mass, strengthening cardiovascular health, and other forms such as flexibility and movement. We have compiled some of the best fitness equipment on Amazon to help you reach your goals for 2020. Whether it is weight training, stability, yoga, or overall cardiovascular health, we have something for everyone on this list.
February 12, 2020
Buying an HDMI cable is actually much easier than you may think. Just be sure you're buying an HDMI cable and not some other cable instead. There can be some confusion when it comes to selecting the best cable for your home theater equipment and HDMI is currently the most popular audio/video cable standard because it offers the best quality picture and sound possible, simultaneously, over one cable.Most HDMI cables on the market today will work just fine with high definition content. The ones that are labeled as high-speed cables are able to handle greater bandwidth capacities at a mandatory minimum of 10.2 gigabits per second, though a claimed bandwidth of 18 Gbps is more commonly encountered. With 4K material having just about replaced 3D as the most data-intensive format, manufacturers now offer a wide range of options that support all current and previous content.The best HDMI cables offer gold-plated terminals to prevent corrosion, utilize high-conductivity materials such as copper (or silver in some cases) for a clean signal transfer, and contain shielding materials to prevent from outside noise or distortion from radio frequency and electromagnetic interference. That said, the digital nature of HDMI cables means that they either work or they don't. Save for unusual circumstances such as 50-foot-long cables that travel through walls, the most common symptom of an HDMI cable failure is a blank screen. For typical home use, we recommend going with the lowest priced options without sacrificing build quality.February 17, 2015
The world of adhesive is vast and sprawling, but the king of the hill in has to be epoxy. There is a special kind of epoxy for every application from simple, wooden joinery to plugging leaks in boat hulls. Choose the right one and the end result will be a joint or repair that is both strong and astoundingly long lived.We've narrowed down our selections to the most commonly-encountered types of epoxy, though this is not meant to be an exhaustive list of every type of epoxy that exists. Our recommendations take into consideration the overall effectiveness of each epoxy, value for money, availability both off- and online, user reviews, and personal experiences with each.The following categories are represented below:Best All-Purpose EpoxyBest Wood EpoxyBest Metal EpoxyBest Plastic EpoxyBest Putty EpoxyBest Waterproof EpoxyWhere applicable, we've included multiple recommendations for your convenience. All of the epoxies selected here are great products, so it ultimately comes down to personal preference.February 03, 2016
The iPhone is currently one of the most popular mobile devices available thanks to its versatile, user friendly nature, fantastic cameras, and impressive battery life across the board. However, like any other electronic device, the iPhone requires regular charging. For those frequently on the move, having the ability to top off the battery to keep it from dying is essential.Whether you travel regularly for your job, take multiple photographs or video throughout the day, or simply enjoy heading out on the occasional road trip, these iPhone chargers come highly recommended. We selected each charger based on reliability, user feedback, broad compatibility, and when possible, MFi certification, or Apple’s iPhone certification for third party hardware.January 23, 2015
Now that flat-screen HDTVs have had a couple decades worth of refinement and product development, it's fair to say that it's harder to find a bad TV than it is a good one. A modern HDTV pairs excellent picture quality with built-in smart TV streaming features, all at an incredibly affordable price. The most recent trend with HDTVs has been increasingly larger screen sizes; it's now possible to find 55-inch TVs priced similarly to 40-inch models from even a few years ago. Our top HDTV picks display inky black levels, creating a more immersive experience thanks to the well-defined contrast between light and dark areas. These selections also provide excellent color accuracy, recreating an image to make it look lifelike (along with carrying the necessary adjustments to dial in the perfect images with true-to-life colors). Each of these picks can also easily process moving image and maintain clarity with fast-moving program or movie scenes free of shudder or skipping, making them well-suited for home theater use. We also evaluated each TV's respective smart TV capabilities for ease of use and functionality. If you're still unsure, head straight down to our HDTV buyer's guide below.August 15, 2019
Robot vacuums have been around for years, but have become increasingly popular lately. Whereas iRobot once owned the segment with a product that was notably superior, many legitimate competitors have emerged with compelling alternatives to the Roomba. In an effort to entice consumers, many of these manufacturers pack tons of features into an affordable package. As such, it's easier than ever to try out a futuristic way to conveniently clean floors with a push of a button.If you own a pet, a robot vacuum is an irreplaceable tool to combat shedding. While robot vacuums typically cannot clean the deeper layers of carpet as standard vacuums can, it can keep the surface free of dust and pet hair with nearly no effort on your part. If you have hardwood floors, a robot vacuum can just about take the place of the chore of regular vacuuming. Robot vacuums are also particularly appealing for people who have a hard time moving around due to injury or condition. You can keep your house clean even when you are not physically able to.Thanks to heavy competition in the marketplace, there's a plethora of good robot vacuums with increasingly affordable price tags. If you are considering a robot vacuum, now may be the best time to purchase one.
Try searching for the best plasma TVs in 2020, and you may have found out the hard way that plasma TVs no longer exist. LG and Samsung sold their last PDP sets in 2015 (largely as re-hashed versions of their respective 2014 models), while Panasonic packed up their plasma TV operations in 2014 and left the US entirely only a couple years later. Despite their inherently superior picture quality and surprisingly affordable prices, dwindling consumer interest and falling prices of rival HDTV technologies led to the plasma display panel joining CRTs and DLP/rear projection in the "obsolete" section of the consumer TV market.
AmazonBasics products encompass a wide range of categories, with excellent quality and stellar value being their hallmark features. This time, we'll explore the best AmazonBasics products in technology and travel, as well as a handful of automotive-related items that we found extremely useful.
Bringing home a new puppy can be exhilarating, but it can also be daunting at the same time. If you do not have a human child and the puppy is your first foray into parenthood, being prepared is half the battle. Who better to take advice from than someone who lived through it? My wife and I brought home a three-month-old Whoodle (Wheaten Terrier/Poodle mix) named Poppy. We do not have any kids, so this was the first time another life became dependent on us. Putting that into perspective, we were nervous, to say the least. When we picked her up, we had nothing but a blanket to wrap her in for the 2-hour drive home. I wish we had this article to reference beforehand. I'm going to break down what you need on the first day, and some additional niceties that can wait.
With wedding season in full swing, you might come to realize that it can be challenging to find the right gift for the new couple. Perhaps you are looking for great items to add to your own registry as well. Thanks to Amazon, you can shop for virtually anything your heart desires. We have compiled a list of some great wedding gifts that include traditional, trending, and practical items for every bride and groom.