Breville Hemisphere Control Blender

You can spend more for a high-end blender, or significantly less for a unit that will handle the basics, but this $200 Breville splits the difference in cost without major sacrifices to performance. From ice to almond butter, the Breville admirably handled every food test we threw at it.

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4 stars Excellent

Bunn MyCafe MCU

The $170 Bunn MyCafe MCU is an Editors' Choice Award winner for single-serve coffee makers. A set of attachments lets you dispense better-than-average K-Cup drinks, fresh ground coffee, and tea, along with plain-old hot water.

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4 stars Excellent

Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Cordless Stick vacuum

With almost as much cleaning power as a $500 Dyson stick vacuum cleaner for less than half the cost, the $180 Hoover Linx cordless stick vacuum is a no-brainer.

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4 stars Excellent

Tabu LuMini LED

You can spend $79 a pop for color-changing smart light bulbs, but these LuMini bulbs come in at a more approachable $35 each. It can't replicate standard light-bulb tones, but it's one of the best deals going to set a mood or light up a party or a game night.

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3.5 stars Very good

Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven

The wee Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven is a retro-looking toaster oven that's surprisingly good at what it does. For $150, you'll get the functionality of a much more expensive model.

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Blacksumac Piper

This compact, feature-rich Web-based security cam not only lets you keep an eye on your stuff when you're out, it can also act as a Z-Wave home automation hub.

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4 stars Excellent

Quirky Power Pivot Genius

Two of the four sockets in this smart power strip connect to Quirky's home automation app, complete with IFTTT support. Not only does that grant you basic device automation, it also lets you get creative, pairing devices with various services. Have your lamp turn on when it's time for class, send a Tweet automatically every time you make a Pop-Tart, and so on.

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Where to Buy

Bunn MyCafe MCU

Part Number: MCU
MSRP: $169.00 Low Price: $159.99 See all prices

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Hoover Platinum Collection LiNX Cordless Stick Vacuum

Part Number: BH50010
MSRP: $179.99 Low Price: $143.10 See all prices

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Tabu LuMini LED

Part Number: CNETTabu LuMini LED

MSRP: $34.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

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Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven

Part Number: NB-G110P
MSRP: $149.95 Low Price: $110.00 See all prices

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Blacksumac Piper

Part Number: CNET-piper

MSRP: $239.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

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Quirky Pivot Power Genius

Part Number: PPVPG-WH01
MSRP: $79.99 Low Price: $77.81 See all prices
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