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Kindle Oasis
Kindle Oasis

The built-in light features 12 LEDs and an adaptive light sensor, so it automatically senses and gradually adjusts to changes in your reading environment's light. Page Flip lets you flip through the pages of your book to check something while automatically saving your page. Our favorite part about this Kindle is that it's waterproof!

Buy Now! $249 on Amazon!
Our Favorite!
Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Paperwhite

Student reviewers loved that you could highlight and take notes in Kindle and export these to email in PDF format. We also love the corresponding page numbers, instead of previous Kindle generations where only percentages were available. Now, it's easy to point to a page whether you're discussing your latest read in book club or in class!

Buy Now! $119 on Amazon!
Runner Up!
Kindle Voyage
Kindle Voyage

In addition to the touchscreen, the Kindle Voyage also has page press sensor to the sides of the display which will turn the page at a light press. The 6-inch glare-free display has 300 ppi resolution for crisp text display. It fully charges in 3 hours, and a charge can last up to 6 weeks with 30 minutes of reading per day.

Buy Now! $199 on Amazon!
Also Great!
Kindle
Kindle

This Kindle can also access Audible so you can listen to books if you have an Audible membership (free trial membership available). All in all, this is a great little e-book reader. There are so many titles available, and testers love how comfortable it is to hold and easy to read. This is a budget-friendly pick, costing just $79.  

Buy Now! $79 on Amazon!
Budget Pick!
Coravin Model One
Coravin Model One

This Coravin Model One Wine System comes with high reviews. Reviewers found it easy to use and love that there is no rush to finish one bottle of wine before opening another. Coravin offers a one-year warranty on this product.

Buy Now! $154.67 on Amazon!
Love It!
Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband
Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband

With the Muse Brain Sensing Headband you receive real-time biofeedback of your mental state as it translates brain signals into sounds reflecting how active your brain is.

Buy now! $249.99 on Amazon!
We Love
The Click & Grow Smart Garden 9
The Click & Grow Smart Garden 9

It looks like a more modern take on a regular plant pot with nine separate chambers however instead of regular soil, you use specially developed smart soil from Click & Grow.

Buy now! $199.95 on Amazon!
We Want
Manduka Pro 
Manduka Pro 

This yoga mat has a closed cell surface, meaning that sweat and bacteria cannot penetrate the surface. The stickiness of this mat improves with time, and since Manduka offers a lifetime guarantee, we're sure you'll be using this mat for many years to come.

Buy Now! $80 on Amazon!
Runner Up!
YogaRat RatMat 
YogaRat RatMat 

This yoga mat is easy to clean and lightweight, weighing only 3 pounds, so it's perfect to take with you on the go! It comes in so many bright colors and fashionable designs that you will be sure to love!

Buy Now! $29 on Amazon!
Budget Pick!
PrAna Revolution
PrAna Revolution

This extra large yoga mat is perfect for tall yogis or those who like more space to practice. It's easy to balance on this mat thanks to being thinner than some of the other mats we reviewed. Easy to clean with a quick wipe.

Buy Now! $89 on Amazon!
Nice!
GoPro Hero6 Black
GoPro Hero6 Black

The GoPro Hero6 Black has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Wirelessly transfer your footage to the GoPro app (available for iOS and Android) to watch and edit your photos and videos. The QuikStories feature enables your app to automatically transform your footage into an edited video. Battery life was about 1.5 to 2 hours for our reviewers. GoPro offers a 1 year warranty on their products.

Buy Now! $399 on Amazon!
Winner!
GoPro Hero5 Black
GoPro Hero5 Black

The built-in stereo microphone is designed to reduce wind noise so you can better hear what really matters. Link it to your smartphone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity for transferring and editing your footage. Voice control lets you operate your camera hands-free. Use the GPS feature to add data from your exploits to your videos. Battery life was about 1.5 to 2 hours for reviewers.

Buy Now! $249 on Amazon!
Runner Up!
Yi 4K Action Camera
Yi 4K Action Camera

Images were bright and detailed, which was a pleasant surprise given the price. You can connect to your phone to use the YI Action app via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth pairing. Battery life was excellent as compared to other action cameras among reviewers, lasting 2-2.5 hours. The Yi 4K Action Camera comes with a 1-year warranty.

Buy Now! $169 on Amazon!
Check It Out!
TomTom Bandit 4K
TomTom Bandit 4K

Battery lasts for up to 3 hours which is very impressive among the cameras reviewed. It has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and reviewers loved how easy the mobile app was to navigate and use to edit footage.  TomTom offers a limited two-year warranty.

Buy Now! $317 on Amazon!
Awesome!
Garmin Virb Ultra 30
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

Reviewers wowed over the fact that you could still use the touchscreen even with the case on. The voice control lets you start and stop filming, take a still picture, and "remember that" to tag a specific part of the video. The camera connects via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ANT+. It comes with a limited 1-year warranty.

Buy Now! $399 on Amazon!
Nice!
Sony FDR-X3000
Sony FDR-X3000

This camera comes with a remote control which can be worn on your wrist or mounted. You can use the remote to easily control camera settings as well as turn it off and on. The Highlight Movie Maker can be used for in-camera auto-editing, creating a movie using face-detection of your top highlights, even adding background music.

Buy Now! $368 on Amazon!
Memory-Maker!
Razor RipRider 360 Castor Trike
Razor RipRider 360 Castor Trike

Once assembled, it stands at 38x24x24 inches so it's not too bulky and can be stored away in most garden sheds and garages.

Buy now! $79.00 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Sphero 2.0 Robot Ball
Sphero 2.0 Robot Ball

You can play with this toy and learn about science, math, and programming without actually feeling like you're learning. It certainly won't feel like sitting in a stuffy classroom! Play games on your own or with friends. Impress people with its tricks and speed as you jog to keep up with your Sphero 2.0! It can go anywhere you go and transform your world to an exciting virtual reality experience you can't get enough of!

Buy Now! $118 on Amazon!
Wow Factor!
Celestron Nexstar 5 SE Telescope
Celestron Nexstar 5 SE Telescope

This telescope measures 32 inches by 26 inches by 13 inches and the total kit weighs 17.6 pounds. Reviewers found it user-friendly even for beginners and liked the computerized features. Celestron offers a two-year warranty on this telescope.

Buy Now! $598.65 on Amazon!
Top Pick!
Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope
Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope

This telescope measures 23.5 inches by 18.5 inches by 25 inches. It weighs just 13 pounds. The highest useful magnification with this telescope is 228x.  Reviewers liked how easily portable this telescope is to take on trips to the mountains or just away from the city lights. This telescope comes pre-assembled and Orion includes a 1-year limited warranty.

Buy Now! $199.99 on Amazon!
Budget Pick!
Fujifilm FinePix XP120
Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Cinemagraph mode allows you to add moving elements to still images in order to capture attention. This camera also offers different speeds for interval shooting. Reviewers like that the grip of this camera was enough to take photos one-handed, even when engaging in sports and adventure activity. The double-locking system prevents the lid from being accidentally opened underwater or anywhere else!

Buy Now! $137 on Amazon!
Budget Pick!
JBL Under Armour Sport Wireless Heart Rate Headphones
JBL Under Armour Sport Wireless Heart Rate Headphones

Under Armour's JBL wireless HRM headphones were ergonomically designed for athletes. They were engineered for on-demand heart rate updates, come with various sizes of ear tips, Ipx5 sweat proof, JBL's premium 5.8mm dynamic speaker drivers, maximum volume of 103dB SPL, Bluetooth connectivity to iOS and Android devices up to 50ft., a rechargeable lithium ion battery (3.7V 2 x 60 mAh), and a battery life of up to 5 hours.

Buy Now! $71.99 on Amazon!
Nice!
LifeBEAM Smart Hat & Heart Rate Monitor
LifeBEAM Smart Hat & Heart Rate Monitor

LifeBEAM's smart hat functions as a heart rate monitor via your forehead that also measures cadence and calories burnt. Its sensors are of optical heart-rate with a 3-axis accelerometer. It has two modules with Bluetooth 4.0 /BLE and ANT+ connectivity. It's compatible with your smartphone fitness devices and apps with HR functions, and a cycling computer. Finally, it has a small hidden rechargeable 15-hour life battery, Dri Fit design, and Velcro adjustable.

Buy Now! $168.19 on Amazon!
Love It!
Mpow 3-in-1 Clip-On Smartphone Camera Lens Kit
Mpow 3-in-1 Clip-On Smartphone Camera Lens Kit

The rubber clip to attach the lenses to your phone is soft enough to not scratch your phone and just 3 mm thick so it won't get in the way of your shot.With this 3-in-1 clip-on smartphone camera, you can get professional-style photos without needing to lug a heavy, expensive camera around. All Mpow products come with a 12-month warranty.

Buy Now! $11.99 on Amazon!
Great Choice!
The Traxxas Rustler XL 5 RTR
The Traxxas Rustler XL 5 RTR

The Traxxas Rustler has an impressive power, with a Titan 12-Turn 550 motor and XL-5 electronic speed control that speeds up to 35 mph. It has waterproof electronics for all kinds of weather, comes equipped with patented Traxxas' high current connector. It also includes Traxxas 7-cell NiMH battery, iD technology and a 4-amp DC Peak detective charger and a TQ of 2.4 GHz radio system.

Buy Now! $189.95 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Tamiya Grasshopper RC Car
Tamiya Grasshopper RC Car

The Tamiya Grasshopper is an off and on road RC car that's been a hobby favorite for years. It comes in an assembly kit, a 380-type motor that can also be replaced by a 540-type motor (purchased separately), and a durable plastic exterior fastened to a bathtub resin framework by screws. It has a paddle style rear tires and grooved front tires with a 3-piece assembly wheels for a solid performance on dirt tracks.

Buy Now! $92.79 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Hosim 9112 RC Car
Hosim 9112 RC Car

The Hosim 9112 2WD RC car is an all-terrain car of a 1/12 scale radio control. It speeds up to 33 mph, holds a 390 motor, with a range control of 260 feet, 2.4Ghz radio system, great off-road performance, strong and durable. Its performance is great for drifts, 360 turns, and flips. It's also extremely durable allowing it to take major hits unaffected.

Buy Now! $69.99 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Redcat Racing Tornado EPX PRO
Redcat Racing Tornado EPX PRO

The Redcat Racing Tornado EPX Pro is an electric brushless RC car with a 540 Motor. This is a top of the line 4WD electric buggy with a vivid polycarbonate body armor and waterproof electronics. It includes a 2.4GHz radio, vehicle battery and charger. Includes shocks that are aluminum capped, oil filled and with a forward and reverse transmission.

Buy Now! $229 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Rollplay GMC Yukon Denali Fire Rescue
Rollplay GMC Yukon Denali Fire Rescue

Your kid will have great fun with this Rollplay GMC fire rescue. It is suitable for children starting at the age of 3 years old and up with a max weight of 77lbs. Has a speed capability of maximum 2.5mph forward and reverse. Includes 6-Volt battery with charger and battery life indicator. The car has a trunk with a top-opening storage, 2 opening doors, working speakers, emergency sirens, and engine noises.

Buy Now! $199.99 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Fisher Price Power Wheels Dune Racer
Fisher Price Power Wheels Dune Racer

Fisher Price's Power Wheels Dune Racer has great features for a battery powered vehicle! It is composed of a sturdy steel frame, an open cockpit that's spacious enough for two riders, a high-performance Monster Traction™ drive system suited for many different terrains. It features two forward and backward speeds of 5-2.5 mph max respectfully. This vehicle has a 12- volt rechargeable battery and Power Lock® brakes.

Buy Now! $245.79 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Razor Dune Buggy
Razor Dune Buggy

Razor's Dune Buggy is bringing back cool to old! This buggy reaches a fun speed of 10 mph thanks to its powerful 350-watt electric motor with a battery life of 40 minutes. It has an 8-inch knobby pneumatic tire, a durable tubular steel, a seatbelt and a padded bucket seat for extra comfort. Your kid will be able to control the vehicle with a hand throttle and brake control.

Buy Now! $414.6 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Kid Trax Dodge Viper Ride On
Kid Trax Dodge Viper Ride On

The Trax Dodge Viper is a lot of fun for 3-year-olds and kids weighing up to 130 lbs. It's constructed with snake eyes and fang LED running lights, with a Power Trax rubber traction strip tires, a V10 engine-like sound stimulation, an FM radio, and a 12-volt battery and charging system. You will find it has an electric horn and a 2-mph revers speed and a 5-mph forward speed.

Buy Now! $326.99 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Peak Design Everyday Messenger
Peak Design Everyday Messenger

Peak Design Everyday Messenger offers a 15" messenger bag for photographers. It is available in three different colors: charcoal, ash, and tan. It can fit laptops up to 15 inches. Three flex fold dividers help you keep your gear organized. It also includes a built-in tripod carry feature. This bag is also appropriate for vegans.

Buy Now! $249.90 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Think Tank StreetWalker HardDrive
Think Tank StreetWalker HardDrive

The Think Tank Streetwalker V2.0 is a backpack-style camera bag can fit a lot of gear. It can fit a 17-inch laptop and includes a tripod mount on the front panel. It's made of lightweight materials and has padded straps to make it comfortable to carry all day. It includes organizer pockets, customizable interior dividers, and a document pocket.

Buy Now! $229.75 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Lowepro Tahoe Camera Bag
Lowepro Tahoe Camera Bag

The Lowepro Tahoe is a backpack-style camera bag with a spacious and adjustable interior. It is made of weather-resistant materials and features a well-padded main compartment to safeguard your camera and accessories. The UltraFlex panel in the main compartment can be folded for more space. The CradleFit pocket can hold up to a 10-inch tablet.

Buy Now! $69.95 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Missy Camera and Laptop Bag
Missy Camera and Laptop Bag

The Jo Totes Missy Camera and Laptop Bag is the ultimate style choice for the female photographer. It looks like a purse yet is perfect for storing photography gear with five adjustable foam pads inside. A laptop sleeve can accommodate up to a 15-inch computer. Carry over your shoulder or via the removable and adjustable cross-body strap with shoulder pad.

Buy Now! $119 on Amazon!
Our Pick
Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You
Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

This book is easy to read and provides a variety of different practices that people new to meditation will find helpful. It takes you through a 10 day program to kickstart your personal meditation program!

Buy Now! $9.86 on Amazon!
Love It!
Idiot's Guides: Starting & Running a Marijuana Business
Idiot's Guides: Starting & Running a Marijuana Business

This book includes helpful checklists to make sure you are set up for success! Chapters include information on different business options, growing marijuana, products, laws, creating a business plan, securing start up funds, and more!

Buy Now! $21.40 on Amazon!
Read Now!
Exceed RC Drift Star
Exceed RC Drift Star

The Exceed RC Drift Star is intended for indoor and outdoor drifting. It includes four-wheel drive and a long-lasting battery. This car is built for durability so you can use it over the long term.

Buy Now! $129.95 on Amazon!
Our Pick