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Home Audio Buying Guide

Buying a home audio system can be baffling, but it doesn't have to be. We tell you what's important, what to ignore, and how to get the biggest bang for your buck.

By Nov. 27, 2013

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Power Practical PowerPot V

The Power Practical PowerPot V is a useful gadget for connected outdoor-types, and $149 seems like a fair price for anywhere charging capability -- whether you're camping under the stars or hanging out at home during a power outage.

By Jan. 23, 2014

4 stars Editor's rating Jan. 23, 2014

MSRP: $149.00

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB

The Epson 5030UB projector is better then ever, with excellent picture quality for the money and class-leading light output, making it shine in both dark and moderately lit rooms.

By Feb. 14, 2014

4 stars Editor's rating Feb. 14, 2014
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Viper Home

Due to the lower monthly fees, Viper Home is a more intriguing option than Oplink if you want to add accessories like a camera and a siren. If you don't, stick with iSmartAlarm.

By Nov. 15, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating Nov. 15, 2013
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SimpliSafe Home Security

Home security options are evolving rapidly, but SimpliSafe is one of our current favorites. If you want a comprehensive, easy-to-use system that features live monitoring, you'll have a hard time finding a better option at a better price.

By Dec. 9, 2013

4.5 stars Editor's rating Dec. 9, 2013

MSRP: $519.84

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Is surround sound for music and home theater on its way out?

Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.

By Feb. 9, 2014

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers a decent image and a good mix of features at a low price, but is still bettered by rivals.

By Mar. 7, 2014

3 stars Editor's rating Mar. 7, 2014
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Diptic Video

Diptic Video creates an easy way to gather your videos and photos into a collage, but is probably geared more toward specific creative types who want to try something new with their media.

By Apr. 15, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Apr. 15, 2014

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Sound bar buying guide: What you need to know

Sound bars are the cheapest and easiest way to get better sound in your living room. Here's what's important, what's not, and why you should still consider a simple stereo system.

By Jul. 3, 2013

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How many speakers does a home theater need?

Stereo home theaters can sound awesome, some go all the way and use eleven speakers, but the single speaker sound bar is fast becoming the most popular option.

By Aug. 4, 2013