Our experts recommendations on the best gadgets and software, all in one place.
Active Noise Canceling
Everything you need to know before buying your next pair of headphones.
There are more wireless earbuds than ever before that have active noise cancellation.
What's the difference between $100 and $500 noise-canceling headphones? We explain.
It's 2023 and there are a lot of different wireless earbuds to choose from. We've rounded up the best wireless earbuds of 2022.
Don’t own an iPhone? Or do AirPods not fit in your ears? Get these wireless earbuds.
Don't want to spend $129 on AirPods? No problem. We've rounded up the best true wireless earbuds that cost less than $100.
We've rounded up our favorite high-end headphones that cost $150. All are wired. All great for at-home listening.
When nothing but the best sound will do, turn to these magnificent buds.
If you're a hi-fi enthusiast or music professional, you might want to seriously consider buying open-back headphones.
These are the best OLED TVs that you can actually afford.
There are two 4K TVs. They are the same size, made in the same year, and have the same resolution.
If you don’t want to break four digits on a 4K TV, you no longer have to.
There are more soundbars that support Dolby Atmos and deliver a pretty epic home theater experience. These are the best of the best.
The sound quality of your TV’s built-in speakers is trash. It's time to upgrade.
A soundbar is an easy and affordable way to get better sound out of your TV. We've rounded up the best soundbars under $150.
Home Audio & Hi-Fi
Sonos, DTS Play-Fi, Amazon Multi-Room Music, AirPlay 2 and Chromecast — what’s the difference?
This large and in charge Bluetooth speakers are great for your living room.
There is more to mobile music than your smartphone.
Want better-sounding audio from your iPhone or Android? Get a portable DAC/amp.
Is there any reason why somebody should invest in a digital music streamer? The answer is: yes.
They’re the best option for most people building a home stereo system.
Mike Garry, owner of Hudson Valley HiFi, reveals the most popular vintage receivers and amplifiers that people are buying.
When shopping for an entry-level turntable, make sure it has a built-in preamp.
Vinyl geeks rejoice — great sound doesn’t have to come with a four-digit price tag.
Can you get a great-sounding turntable for under $500?
For the best listening experience, you want to make sure your vinyl records are in tip-top shape.
Vinyl records have a warmth, crackle and pop that digital audio files can’t replicate.
If you have a turntable, a new phono cartridge can greatly improve how your records actually sound. Here's what you need to know.
Forget all the moving parts. With these no-hassle hi-fi setups, all you need is a turntable and a set of speakers.
Charging & Battery Packs
Wireless charging pads have come a long way in the last few years. Get the one that best matches your iPhone and Android.
Not all power banks are created equal, and it's worth springing for the best.
We've rounded up all the best MagSafe accessories for the iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and iPhone 14. (Updated for 2023.)
We've rounded up the best smartphone cases for the iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and newest iPhone 14. All support MagSafe.
Home Office Tech
These are the best USB-C monitors that work with today’s newest laptops.
These are the best external hard drives to backup your files and free up space.
You're still taking a lot of video calls and your computer's built-in camera stinks. It's time to buy an external webcam.
Keyboards & Mice
Contrary to popular belief, mechanical keyboards don’t have to be loud and flashy.
A better wireless mouse can help you be more productive. Get one that works for you.
Trackballs are more more comfortable, more useful, more efficient and cooler than every alternative.
Desk pads are the humblest of workspace accessories, but they can significantly improve your desktop cleanliness and organization.
A set of computer speakers is an easy (and relatively affordable) way of upgrading the audio quality of your desktop or laptop.
We've rounded up the best portable batteries that can charge your laptop and are also small enough to fit in your backpack.
Smart Home Gear
Here’s what you need to know before buying your first smart thermostat.
A smart alarm clock can set alarms, play calming music while you sleep, and answer questions in the morning about the day ahead.
Gone are the days of mandatory multi-year contracts, wires running down widow frames, and keypads requiring home phone lines.
From smart speakers to smart door bells, smart lights to smart locks. All small, wireless and easily DIY installable.
Ikea says it’s “just getting started” in the smart home world. Here’s everything you need to know.
These days, anyone can use their phone to turn on the lights.
Networking, Privacy and Security
Apple's cloud-based storage service makes a good (and free) password manager. It's easy.
Online Security & Privacy
Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) make going online safer by hiding your data and identity.
Follow these steps to completely disappear from the online world.
Need some helpful tips to improve the Wi-Fi in and around your home?
Roughly 90-percent of homes complain of dead zones and slow Wi-Fi. A mesh system like Nest Wifi can solve that.
Apps & Software
Video & Audio Streaming
We cover all the most popular streaming services. From Netflix to ESPN+, Apple TV+ to Spotify, HBO Max to YouTube Premium. (And more!)
In order to listen to Apple Music's lossless audio tracks, you need the proper hardware. Here's what you need to know.
These alternative apps can help supercharge your Gmail account.
There are a lot of different note-taking apps out there, but they're far from all the same.
If Slack is your new cyber-office, it’s worth taking some time to get everything set up right.
You should definitely customize one of the most important parts of your Mac.
Wearables & Health Tech
Smartwatches & Wearables
Before buying a smartwatch, there are few vital things to know as well. We've also rounded up the best smartwatches to buy.
In the past, there was a clear divide between fitness tracker and watch. Not anymore.
Is traditional watchmaking compatible with wearable tech?
We've rounded up the best chargers, protective cases and accessories for your Apple Watch.
Apple finally has a sleep-tracking app for the Apple Watch. But there are some great third-party alternatives, too.
Fitness & Wellness Tech
Countless apps strive to help make you fitter, stronger and leaner than ever before. Here are our favorites.
Are you using the Health app on your iPhone? If not, you should be.
Vintage film cameras from every era still worth adding to your collection.
These still-great bits of kit are a great way to get (or stay) into film.
Film & Development
Looking to shoot film? These are the eight best films for every situation.
It's not just hipster nonsense. There are terrific practical reasons for any photographer to shoot a roll or two.
A tripod might be the signal most important tool for photographers and videographers.
Savannah Cummins, Jeff Johnson and Chris Burkard share their favorite accessories for outdoor photography.
We've round up the best camera accessories and gadgets, all under $25, that deserve a place in your camera bag.