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Philo review: A valuable alternative to the average TV bundle

By cutting out broadcast and sports networks, the Philo streaming TV service provides cord-cutters lots of channels for not a lot of money.

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Logitech G613 wireless keyboard review: A rare mechanical option

Logitech's G613 could benefit from backlighting, especially for living room usage, but long battery life and multiple pairing options make it a solid mechanical keyboard for cable-haters.

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Shure SE535 in-ear headphones review: Great sound and upgradeability, but a steep price tag undermines the fun

The Shure SE535 deliver luxurious performance at a starting price of $449. Adding the optional RMCE-BT2 module delivers Bluetooth 5 and aptX HD support for 24-bit audio, but adds another $149 to your bill of sale.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: A once-great laptop now is merely good

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 remains virtually unchanged, but its streamlined design and excellent battery life are being encroached upon by a host of competing notebooks.

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Norton Security Premium (2019) review: A minor revision of an excellent security suite

The latest version of Norton Security iterates on what came before it without changing much or introducing anything particularly new.

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Bose Soundbar 500 review: Alexa, make me a sleek, smart sound bar

Bose's mid-range soundbar needs a bit of tonal adjustment to sound its best, but it provides a great way to incorporate Amazon's Alexa into your home theater.

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Soundcast VG5 Bluetooth speaker review: Large and in charge in the great outdoors

The weatherized Soundcast VG5 pumps out the bass that's so often lacking in outdoor speakers. But it's truly for outdoor or large spaces, not the average indoor space.

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Eufy RoboVac 30C review: A reliable cleaner gets app control and smart-home integration

This budget-priced robot vacuum from Eufy gets new features while remaining affordably priced.

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Gjemeni USB couch review: You’ll get a charge out of this versatile convertible sofa

What better place for USB charging ports than the furniture you sit in every day? Gjemeni goes the extra mile to build 110-volt AC outlets into its tech-savvy couch.

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Reolink Go review: 4G LTE connectivity and heavy weatherization lets you install this security cam anywhere

This home security camera connects to T-Mobile's LTE network, so you can set it up just about anywhere—no router required.

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Razer Kraken Tournament Edition review: A messy but interesting refresh for Razer's no-frills headset line

Razer's 2018 Kraken refresh combines a standard 3.5mm headset with a USB control box, giving it THX capabilities and nifty on-the-fly bass EQ. And hey, the earcups are cold now.

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ESPN+ review: This sports channel offshoot could use some identity

ESPN's cable-free sports streaming service, ESPN+, would be better if it embraced its weirdness.

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RCA WiFi Camera Security System review: This camera is too ordinary to impress

RCA's first wireless home security camera is too boring to impress, and too expensive to be a strong value.

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Antennas Direct DB8e review: This large roof-mount TV antenna is great at finding weak signals

The Antennas Direct DB8e is a large outdoor antenna for reception of medium to very weak TV signals. In our tests it did a good job of pulling in distant stations with minimal interference.

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Antennas Direct 91XG review: Another roof-mount TV antenna that delivers great reception

The Antennas Direct 91XG is a large antenna, designed for the reception of medium to very weak signals in the UHF broadcast band, a goal it accomplishes with aplomb.

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Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

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Anki Vector robot review: A magnetic personality covers a lack of smarts

Anki's Vector probably won't win you over as a traditional smart device, but its personality will melt your heart.

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ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2 review: A solid smart plug gets marginally better

ConnectSense extends the appeal of its winning smart outlet, adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa in addition to HomeKit support.

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HighPoint RocketStor 6661A Thunderbolt 3 storage enclosure review: Fast, easy and affordable

HighPoint's RocketStor 6661A Thunderbolt 3 PCIe/NVMe enclosure is a relatively affordable way to add super-fast storage to your system or laptop. Assuming, of course, you have a T3 port.

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Acer Predator Helios 500 Review: A rare chance to choose between AMD and Intel-Nvidia versions

Acer's big, burly and powerful Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop lets you choose between AMD and Intel/Nvidia configurations. They're both powerhouses, but they excel at different things. Read our review for all the details.

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