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  • Our Prime Day 2018 wish list

    Our Prime Day 2018 wish list

    Are you as jazzed about Prime Day as we are? All the sales are under wraps until Prime Day officially kicks off, but here is what the staff at BestReviews hopes will be on sale. We’ve tested numerous models in the following categories and find them to be must-haves, to own or give as gifts. Once...

  • New gadgets to get on Prime Day

    New gadgets to get on Prime Day

    It’s impossible to know what Amazon will put on sale for this year’s Prime Day until the day of. But here at BestReviews, we’ve been keeping up with the trends and tracking several years of Prime Day offerings — and we’ve got some pretty good guesses. Expect smart home and kitchen products to be...

  • Tips and Tricks for navigating Prime Day

    Tips and Tricks for navigating Prime Day

    Prime Day is almost here and that means some of Amazon ’s most popular products will be available at the lowest prices of the year. But like all blowout sales, it can get pretty chaotic searching through all the deals trying to find the best ones. Plus, you don’t want to end up buying anything...

  • Dos and don'ts of Prime Day

    Dos and don'ts of Prime Day

    Amazon Prime Day is still a relatively new phenomenon. The e-commerce giant’s annual celebration of itself means big deals and this year projects to be the biggest Prime Day yet – quite literally. The date is still a secret, but last year it occurred mid-July. It’s your chance to splurge on something...

  • What to expect on Prime Day

    What to expect on Prime Day

    Besides Black Friday and Cyber Monday , Prime Day (date yet to be released, but usually happens mid-July) is the biggest online shopping day of the year. In fact, many savvy shoppers do their holiday shopping then (Christmas-in-July style) because some of the deals are unbeatable … and it’s nice...

  • Our favorite deals from Amazon Prime Day 2017

    Our favorite deals from Amazon Prime Day 2017

    Prime Day is almost upon us and we can't wait to see what deals Amazon has in store. Starting July 16 at 3 pm ET and running all day July 17, you'll be able to stock up on products across all categories. Amazon plays it close to the chest when it comes to products that will go on sale. So instead,...

  • Fly high with our three favorite drones

    Fly high with our three favorite drones

    The drone has captured the attention of young and old generations alike. It’s a sensational new toy that can entertain hobbyists, photographers, and can also be used to monitor areas that aren’t reachable on foot. There are a few legal stipulations surrounding drones, so if you’re in the market...

  • I had a bit of an app addiction. Until these apps saved me.

    I had a bit of an app addiction. Until these apps saved me.

    I'm obsessed with my virtual trees. I've been planting them for two weeks now, ever since I wrote a story about a growing group of rebel developers trying to wean us off our addiction to smartphones and social media. Their answer to the problem: A new type of app. You should try this one called...

  • Hit the beach, campsite or backyard with the best coolers

    Hit the beach, campsite or backyard with the best coolers

    Whether you’re an active hiker or a casual beach goer, you need a cooler to keep your food and drinks cold. It’s essential for hydration, and it’s highly convenient – not to mention a potential moneysaver – to have some home-packed food and snacks on hand. Should you get a hard cooler or a soft-sided...

  • Furniture, baseball mitts and dog leashes: 20 products that could be hit with tariffs

    Furniture, baseball mitts and dog leashes: 20 products that could be hit with tariffs

    Kids who take up baseball or softball as well as anyone remodeling their kitchen, dealing with a flat bicycle tire or getting a dog could be caught in the crosshairs of the Trump administration’s latest salvo in the global trade war. On Tuesday, the White House announced plans to impose a 10 percent...

  • Keep summer humidity at bay with our favorite dehumidifiers

    Keep summer humidity at bay with our favorite dehumidifiers

    In many homes, a dehumidifier is a necessity. A dehumidifier pulls moisture out of the air, minimizing dampness and decreasing the occurrence of mold, mildew, and musty odors. With a dehumidifier in service, you can control the humidity in your home so it stays below 50%, thereby keeping dust mites...

  • Three best ice makers to keep your summer chilled

    Three best ice makers to keep your summer chilled

    Sometimes you need a lot of ice at once, and it’s a pain to run out and buy a bag of it. If you have a portable ice maker, you don’t have to go on an emergency errand; you can make ice from the comfort of home, usually within a matter of minutes To use a portable ice maker, simply pour water (bottled...

  • Three best sleeping bags

    Three best sleeping bags

    Few things are more pleasant than camping under the stars … if you have a good sleeping bag, that is. If it’s not just right, you might be too cold, too hot, or twisted up inside. This seemingly simple “blanket burrito” actually varies quite a bit from model to model. First, there are two main...

  • When is Prime Day?

    When is Prime Day?

    As is tradition with most commercial holidays in the US, Prime Day is no longer just a day. For 2018 Amazon announced that their annual sale celebrating the birthday of the company will be 36 hours long, running from 12pm PST on July 16 all the way through July 17. What does that mean for you?...

  • Keep your little ones safe with the three best baby monitors

    Keep your little ones safe with the three best baby monitors

    Keeping an eye on your little one can feel like a full-time job – including an overnight shift. But with a quality baby monitor you can rest easy knowing you don’t have to be in the same room as your child to keep an eye on them. You can get all sorts of different features in a monitor, including...

  • Three convertible car seats to keep your kids safe this summer

    Three convertible car seats to keep your kids safe this summer

    There’s no lack of gear you need when you have kids. One of the biggest and most important purchases you’ll make is the convertible car seat. When your child is too big for an infant seat but still needs extra protection, this is the car seat you’ll get. And we’ve researched them in depth to find...

  • Best nonstick cookware sets for healthier, oil-free cooking

    Best nonstick cookware sets for healthier, oil-free cooking

    Whether you’re an experienced chef or a culinary beginner, nonstick cookware is helpful to have on hand when dinner time rolls around. These versatile pots and pans come in a myriad of sizes and materials, but they share one common feature: a nonstick finish that makes cooking easy and cleanup...

  • What is Prime Day?

    What is Prime Day?

    Every year Amazon celebrates their birthday by holding the biggest sale of the year (other than Black Friday, of course). Take advantage by getting some of the lowest prices on thousands of products across the website – as long as you’re an Amazon Prime member. While Amazon won’t release what’s...

  • Three best hedge trimmers

    Three best hedge trimmers

    Homeowners who take great pride in a pristinely manicured yard undoubtedly use hedge trimmers to keep overgrowth in check. But this seemingly basic yard tool comes in a wide array of styles, so it can be hard to know what’s best for you. First, they can be cordless or corded. A cordless hedge trimmer...

  • Three best baby cribs

    Three best baby cribs

    Adding a new member to the family is an exciting time but can also be overwhelming when you consider everything you have to do in order to get ready. One of your biggest decisions will be purchasing a crib. If you're feeling a little lost, we've put together some useful tips to help, as well as...

  • Three best dehydrators

    Three best dehydrators

    Fresh fruits and veggies are delicious and nutritious, but sometimes, you just can’t eat your bananas, blueberries, and beans fast enough. Why let all that good food go to waste? A dehydrator can preserve your produce without removing any of its valuable vitamin and mineral content. In fact, dehydrators...

  • Three best laser tag sets

    Three best laser tag sets

    With school out, the kids are going to be looking for ways to have fun. And nothing is more fun than a game of laser tag. Playing at home is a little different. At most laser tag arenas, players will wear vests with laser sensors for targets. The vests and guns communicating with a scoring system,...

  • Three best smokers

    Three best smokers

    Say goodbye to grilling – smoking meat is the new patio activity of the summer. Smokers are a must-have outdoor cooking appliance. Why? The combination of charcoal and wood chips gives meat and vegetables a delicious smoked taste along with tender centers and crisp outsides. The key to properly...

  • Three best Fitbits

    Three best Fitbits

    Fitbits have come a long way from when they first debuted on the market. Now some models are closer, both in price and capability, to a smartwatch than a fitness tracker. Others still simply track your steps, calories burned, and heart rate throughout the day. Whatever needs you have for your Fitbit,...

  • Three best pressure washers

    Three best pressure washers

    It’s summertime and with the change of season comes increased gunk on your property. Keep your property clean with a pressure washer, a machine that can turn a huge cleaning task into easy work. Pressure washers are great for more than just pressure washing; you can use them to clean off old paint...

  • Three best ice cream makers

    Three best ice cream makers

    Summer is officially here, which means that only one dessert will truly cure your cravings for something sweet and satisfying: ice cream. Why wait in line and pay exorbitant prices for the creamy and cold treat when you can make it yourself in an ice cream maker? While in the past you had to use...

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