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Review: Rxbar

The trends that led to food bars—those portable meal substitutes that pack energy and nutrition into a few inches of pressed granola—are something de Tocqueville would have relished: busier lifestyles and the importance of convenience; the blurring of meals and snacks; an emphasis on portion control amid an obesity epidemic; and a ...

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Review: TreePod Camper

BioLite There are two ways to cook while camping: build a fire and grill burgers or hot dogs, or bring a propane stove and cook plenty more. The former feels like what camping should be, but it takes a while and is unpredictable. The latter gives you more options and ...

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Review: Weber Genesis II LX Grill

Weber Jeff the Weber grill rep arrived, huffing and puffing at the top of the steps as he introduced himself. His wife Jill looked on worriedly from the door, beyond which lay their big, white delivery van. “I don’t think it’ll fit,” Jill said. “That grill’s big.” This was an ...

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Review: Mevo by Livestream

Mevo by Livestream If you’re hosting your own live raw foods cooking show or DIY watch repair series on the web, you’re going to need a quality video streaming device. Makers, artists, thinkers, and tinkerers have started capitalizing in on the power of live video to bring their audiences into ...

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Apple AirPods: Review

Do Apple’s AirPods sound great? Not really. But they’re about way more than playing music. Let’s just get all the fun comparisons out of the way up top. Wearing AirPods is like wearing a toothbrush in your ear. No, it’s like your earbuds are melting down the side of your ...

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Review: Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop

If the quality of your laptop’s screen is a selling point—and it should have some sway with any serious buyer—then OLED-based machines, what few exist to date, should definitely be on your list. recommends 2017 Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop 7/10 Wired Fancy keyboard backlighting even lights up the touchpad. Easily ...

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Review: BioLite BaseLantern XL

Wilderness camping offers a wonderful reprieve from our tech-filled lives. Computer screens and connected commutes give way to mountain-peak sunrises and hikes to secluded lakes. The distance from the rat race is rejuvenating. Then night comes, and technology creeps back in. Propane-powered lanterns barely shed enough light for you to ...

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Review: Earin M-1 Wireless Earbuds

Apple’s AirPods aren’t the only wireless earbud game in town. If the idea of earplugs as audio gear entices you, another option on the market arrives from Swedish startup Earin and its M-1 earbuds. Earin M-1 Wireless Earbuds 3/10 Wired Look ma, no wires, and no golf clubs dangling from ...

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Review: Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker

Waffles put pancakes to shame. Anyone with a frying pan can make a pancake. But a perfectly cooked waffle—crisp on the outside, soft and steaming on the inside, covered in those ingenious dimples that capture syrup and butter in tiny pockets? A thing of beauty. So why, you ask, are ...

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Review: Tivoli Audio Model One Digital

Sometimes an audio component punches so far above its weight that even the snootiest critics must acknowledge it. That happened back in 2000, when a small Boston startup called Tivoli Audio launched the Model One. Stereophile voted it a runner-up in its sacred “Analog Source” category. This monaural tabletop radio ...

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