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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!
Segway MiniPRO 2018 Edition
Segway MiniPRO 2018 Edition

The Segway miniPRO 2018 is a state-of-the-art personal transporter that is surprisingly lightweight, portable and easy to carry. The personal transporter can be used for high speed transportation and goes up to 10 mph.

Buy Now! $499.99 on Amazon!
Our Favorite
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!