The Best Slow Cookers

Best Slow-Cookers: VitaClay VF7900-4 Chef Gourmet Rice ‘N Slow Cooker Pro

The slow cooker might have been around since the ‘70s, but this trusty kitchen essential has changed quite a bit over the past forty years. It’s faster, sleeker and more energy efficient and than its counter-top ancestors. No matter what your slow cook needs, there’s a top-rated model for you. And the best news? There’s […]

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The Best LCD TV Under $500

Best LCD TV Under $500

LCD TVs are energy efficient, and today,you can find good LCD TVs for under $500. Here are our picks for the best LCD TVs under $500: Best Picture Quality: LG 42LK450 1080p LCD HDTV LG is known for having the best picture quality in budget TVs. This “42LK450″ LCD TV from LG is no exception — […]

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The Best Stereo Receivers

Onkyo TX-SR607 Stereo Receiver2

The Versatile Harman Kardon HK 3390 Stereo Amplifier This receiver from the respected Harmon Kardon brand, is an audiophile-quality receiver that sells for under $300. It’s gets an average rating of 4.7 out 5 from 82+ Amazon reviewers. The Harman Kardon HK 3390 Stereo Receiver  uses around 80 watts for both channels and there’s an FM […]

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Tested: 240 Lumen LED Bike Light For $20

A Cree Q5 Flashlight With Bike Mount

Important Update: After testing a second unit, I can no longer recommend this product as a bike light. The trouble is that the flashlight popped out of its container whenever I rode over a curb. The problem seems to be the weight of the flashlight. One positive note — the Cree flashlight itself proved to […]

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The Best MIDI Keyboards Under $500

M-Audio Axiom 49 MIDI Keyboard

MIDI controllers have become more loaded with features in recent years, a far cry from the simple keyboard-only controllers from several years back. Now many MIDI models feature full mixing controllers, such as knobs, faders, and even transport controls. Some models also have integrated effects, vocoder microphones, and drum pads for a wider range of […]

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