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The Scuf Vantage PS4 Controller puts a new spin on pay to win

The Scuf Vantage is the best high-performance PlayStation 4 controller you can get with all the customization options a dedicated gamer can ask for, but with such a high price tag, we have a few reservations about its issues.
Buying Guides

Do camcorders still make sense in 2019? Our camcorder buying guide

Camcorders were once the one-size-fits-all video solution for the masses, but they are much rarer today. As our phones continue to get better at video, the desire to buy a camcorder is decreasing -- however, there are reasons you may need…
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One breath into this device could change what you eat forever

Anyone living with a food intolerance knows the pain — literally and figuratively — of dealing with it, and even identifying what the cause of the problem is. The FoodMarble Aire wants to solve this, and we took a closer look at CES…
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More power, more options: Sonos’ Amp is a worthy upgrade for your speakers

Sonos reinvents its first product with a view toward making it more appealing to custom AV installers and consumers alike. With more power and more features, it mostly succeeds, but comes at a steeper price.
Home Theater

Learn how to calibrate your home theater speakers for sheer audio bliss

Make your home theater rumble just right with our manual speaker setup guide, a simple, step-by-step walkthrough to getting the most from your audio equipment without needing to rely on imperfect automatic calibration.
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Cut cable and keep quality with TiVo's 4K-friendly Bolt OTA DVR

Free over-the-air programming isn’t available in 4K, so why would you want a 4K OTA DVR? We’ll discuss what makes the new TiVo Bolt OTA a viable choice for cord-cutters with 4K UHD TVs who want to get ahead of the game.
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Sony’s UBP-X800 UHD Blu-ray player offers beautiful sights and astonishing sound

With gorgeous 4K HDR picture and high-end audio decoding that includes support for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, Sony’s UBP-X800 is the best Ultra HD Blu-ray player on the market right now, and it’s more affordable than you might think.
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Google's new charging dock gives your Pixel phone more than just juice

Google’s new Pixel 3 smartphones can wirelessly charge, so it made a wireless charger to complement them. But the Pixel Stand is also packed with smart features that enhance the Pixel 3 when it’s out of your hands.
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North’s Focals aim to keep you ‘heads-up’ with smartglasses

North, formerly known as Thalmic Labs, has unveiled a new product alongside the brand-name change. Focals is a pair of smartglasses, like Google Glass, that attempts to help keep you heads-up.
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Biolite's new headlamp is brilliant -- and we're not just talking about the LEDs

BioLite's new headlamp turns heads with its lightweight profile and innovative design that integrates the light right into a comfortable moisture-wicking band. Once we put the headlamp on, we never wanted to take it off
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Combining a smart speaker with your router makes way more sense than you think

Hitting a new note in networking convergence, Netgear Orbi Voice successfully combines speedy long-range Wi-Fi, a Harmon Kardon speaker, and Alexa voice assistant with great results. Could this be the future of smart home devices?
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Smaller, cheaper, and better sounding? The A&K SP1000M does the impossible

Astell & Kern have launched the SP1000M music player, which despite the similar name, is not only smaller, lighter, and cheaper than the SP1000 music player; but the company claims it sounds better too. An impossible formula? We tried one…
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The Sony UBP-X700 brings your 4K TV to life, without draining your savings

If you're after the best possible picture for your 4K TV, you're going to need a disc player. With a compact form factor, extremely easy setup, and great picture and sound quality, the Sony UBP-X700 may be just the ticket.
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From Wi-Fi to door locks, Samsung makes one box to connect your whole home

A collaboration with Plume ensures that Samsung SmartThings Wifi is quicker than its predecessor, but a lack of wired connectivity and fragmented controls means it’s not for everyone.
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LG rewrote the rules for projectors with the portable, dead-simple HU80KA

With the built-in smart TV functionality and the versatility to be set on the floor or placed on a mount like a more traditional projector, LG’s HU80KA laser projector takes the pain out of cinema-style viewing. And it also looks pretty…
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No blackout shades? No problem! BenQ's TK800 projector battles bright light

With gorgeous 4K picture, 3000 lumens of brightness, and effective HDR performance, the BenQ TK800 projector is an affordable home cinema monster that you don’t have to place in a completely darkened room.
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Traeger’s Timberline smoker starts to get smart, but isn't ready to graduate

Renowned for its line of wood pellet grills, Traeger has taken its game to the next level with the Timberline 850 Wi-Fi-controlled grill. Just how smart is this smoker? Read our review.
Product Review

Dr. Dabber Switch vaporizer review

At $400, the Switch might be out of the price range of many cannabis users. But no other device we’ve tested so far has even come close in terms of efficient use of product – either flower or concentrates – and overall performance.