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Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>When my second son was born in February, I was in need of a baby carrier so I could care for a newborn and also chase after my 18-month-old <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/parenting/features/lovevery-review-loveverys-new-play-kits-toddlers">toddler</a>. I was looking for a carrier that would allow me to use it the second we got home from the hospital for comfortable hands-free wearing, and grow with our family so I could continue using it as my son got older. I had to weigh out the different options: Is a wrap the best option for us, or should I get a 6-in-1 carrier that covers every position possible?</p> <p>In order to find the best baby carrier out there, I (along with my son Teddy) tested 13 of the most popular options on the market, and found the <strong>Contours Journey Go</strong> <span class="inline-affiliate">(<a rel="sponsored" class="conversion" target="_blank" data-quote-url-for="amazon" href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083JYPSZ6?tag=reviewedcom03-20&amp;linkCode=ogi&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=amazon&amp;source=amazon">available at Amazon for $139.99</a>)</span> to be the best of the bunch. </p> <p>For a more affordable option, we also liked the Ergobaby Embrace (<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Ergobaby-Embrace-Carrier-Infant-Newborns/dp/B07VZK12QD/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&amp;keywords=ergobaby+embrace&amp;qid=1599838776&amp;sr=8-1-spons&amp;psc=1&amp;spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExVTJEWUI3NU05VTc2JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDk4Njk5MVc1RE0zMzQzVklWMSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNzM2MzYxM1NRQlRXVzZQSzM1MiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwtbrn-20&amp;linkId=fab9e1692dcdfdbc009a11996ebc67a4&amp;language=en_US">available at Amazon</a>). </p> <p>Here are the best baby carriers we tested ranked, in order:</p> <ol> <li>Contours Journey Go</li> <li>Contours Journey 5-Position Carrier </li> <li>Contours Love</li> <li>Contours Cocoon</li> <li>Ergobaby Embrace</li> <li>Baby Bjorn Mini</li> <li>Sollybaby Wrap</li> <li>LilleBaby Complete 6-in-1 Baby Carrier</li> <li>Graco Cradle Me 4-in-1 Carrier</li> <li>LilleBaby Lillelight</li> <li>Infantino Cuddle-up</li> <li>LilleBaby Serenity Air Flow</li> <li>Sakura Bloom Ring Sling</li> </ol> <figure> <div> <img alt="Contours Journey GO" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Contours" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--o_BQjYNt--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1599850874367/Contours%20Journey%20GO.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Contours </div> <img class="attachment__award" src="/packs/media/images/best-overall-70e51e9017311dfd1f675e68b2cb74e0.png"> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Contours Journey GO is our favorite Baby Carrier.</p></figcaption> </figure> <div id="contours-journey-go-review" class="c-product-widget c-product-widget--big"> <div class="c-product-widget__product"> <div class="c-product-widget__text-container--big"> <div class="classification-label ">Best Overall</div> <div class="u3 c-product-widget__name" id="contours-journey-go">Contours Journey GO</div> <div class="c-product-widget__content"> <p>I was not familiar with Contours Baby Carriers before product testing but was very excited to try them out. I received four of their carriers: Journey, Journey GO, Cocoon, and Love, and, while I loved them all, the Journey GO won best overall. They all came in small, compact boxes with a picture of a model wearing a baby on them. Right from the box you can see all the features and different ways to wear the carrier.</p> <p>The Journey Go features breathable 3D mesh and moisture-wicking fabric with five different carrying options, making it perfect for your journeys on the go. The 5-in-1 design allows you to wear it for newborns, facing in, facing out, on your hip, and on your back. It was easy to set up and I noticed right away that even with so many configurations it is still lightweight. Some of the things I liked right away with this carrier is that you can use it for newborns starting at 8 pounds (no infant insert needed) all the way up to 45 pounds, so it will truly grow with your family and take you up to the toddler years. The carrier is also breastfeeding friendly with no straps between parent and baby which earns big points for those looking for this option. Another positive is that it includes a UPF 25+ sunshade that can be tucked it into its own zippered pocket when not needed. </p> <p>The biggest con for this carrier is that your newborn must be at least 8 pounds in order to safely use it, so if you have a tiny baby or a preemie you’d have to wait a few weeks to start using it safely. However, once your baby is big enough, you can realistically use it for years to come. It’s one of the pricer carriers on the market, but with so many options it’s well worth the price tag.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="pros-cons"> <div class="pros"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Pros</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Can be used from infancy to 45 ounds </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Many carry positions </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Breastfeeding friendly </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Includes sunshade and pockets. </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="cons"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Cons</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Cannot use until baby is 8lbs or heavier </p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="where-to-buy"> <div class="where-to-buy__offers"> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083JYPSZ6?tag=reviewedcom03-20&amp;linkCode=ogi&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=amazon&amp;source=amazon" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $139.99 from Amazon </a> <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/50053/568844/9383?veh=aff&amp;sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&amp;prodsku=548249335&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F548249335?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=walmart&amp;source=walmart" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $139.99 from Walmart </a> <a href="https://goto.target.com/c/50053/201333/2092?prodsku=80234651&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fcontours-journey-go-5-in-1-baby-carrier-navy%2F-%2FA-80234651&amp;intsrc=APIG_1444?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=target&amp;source=target" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $139.99 from Target </a> <a href="https://knl.mntzrlt.net/shop-rest/api/track/v2/1049/5/11108?oi=5879239055&amp;xp=11&amp;mk=USD_EN&amp;tu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.samsclub.com%2Fp%2Fcontours-journey-go-5-in-1-baby-carrier%2Fprod24760416%3FCAWELAID%3D730010300002480650?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=samsclub&amp;source=skimlinks" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $139.98 from Sam's Club </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix"></div> <figure> <div> <img alt="Ergo Baby" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--ZAnlTzB9--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/764031fa60044ac4/Shot_by_JR_-_2.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar </div> <img class="attachment__award" src="/packs/media/images/best-value-b0b37f0f8b6096b0abb23f3ff8b23fb2.png"> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Ergobaby Embrace is a reasonably priced carrier with lots of features.</p></figcaption> </figure> <div id="ergobaby-embrace-review" class="c-product-widget c-product-widget--big"> <div class="c-product-widget__product"> <div class="c-product-widget__text-container--big"> <div class="classification-label ">Best Value</div> <div class="u3 c-product-widget__name" id="ergobaby-embrace">Ergobaby Embrace</div> <div class="c-product-widget__content"> <p>Before my second son, Teddy, was born, I saw the Ergobaby Embrace at a birthday party and, based on how comfortable the baby—as well as the parent wearing it—looked, I knew I had to order it. Plus, at $79, it's a great price point for a newborn carrier. </p> <p>I had been doing research to see if there was a cozy and soft baby carrier that is simpler to use than a wrap, and this is it. When it arrived, I immediately was impressed by how soft the fabric is and how it provides a snug fit for the baby that keeps their head supported. Made with ultra-soft, lightweight Oeko-Tex Standard 100% certified fabrics, this baby carrier for newborns is gentle and safe against baby’s sensitive skin and shouldn’t cause any skin irritations. I also love the slate blue color which I found was different than other carriers on the market. <br> Something I love about the carrier is how simple it is. As a new mom you are already overwhelmed with trying to figure everything out that learning how to use your baby carrier should not cause any added stress to the list. I was able to figure out how to use it with no directions. The carrier features an easy to buckle waist belt and shoulder straps that criss-cross. My favorite part about this carrier is that I could use it the second we brought my son home when he was nearly 7 lbs. I felt like we were truly cuddling and it helped us bond as I still was trying to chase after my other son who was 18 months at the time. When I was done using it, I found I could just roll it up to store it and it did not take up any room.</p> <p>Another plus about the Ergo Embrace is how supportive it is. The shoulder straps are spreadable so the fabric around the baby’s neck is always supported. It’s as comfortable as a baby wrap, yet provides that extra support of a structured carrier. Every time I put Teddy in, he immediately fell asleep. </p> <p>There are two drawbacks to the Ergo Embrace, however. The product claims that you can easily switch to front-facing mode but there are no pictures on the box or the website with this option, though I did manage to find an instructional video on their Youtube channel which shows how to use this position. Also, the Ergo Embrace can only be used for babies up to 25 pounds, whereas most carriers out support a weight up to at least 35 pounds. With that being said, this carrier could still be used for the baby’s first full year, depending on their weight. </p> <p>The Ergobaby Embrace is a perfect alternative to a baby wrap but provides the security of a structured carrier. It can grow with you, and while it does not allow for every option in the book, it’s a wonderful carrier to use for a baby's first year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="pros-cons"> <div class="pros"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Pros</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Reasonably priced </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Ultra-soft material </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Can use with newborns with no infant insert </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="cons"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Cons</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Can only use up to 25 lbs </p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="where-to-buy"> <div class="where-to-buy__offers"> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VZK12QD?tag=reviewedcom03-20&amp;linkCode=ogi&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=amazon&amp;source=amazon" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $79.00 from Amazon </a> <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/50053/568844/9383?veh=aff&amp;sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&amp;prodsku=336720723&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F336720723?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=walmart&amp;source=walmart" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $84.99 from Walmart </a> <a href="https://goto.target.com/c/50053/201333/2092?prodsku=76695793&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fergobaby-embrace-carrier-heather-gray%2F-%2FA-76695793&amp;intsrc=APIG_1444?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=target&amp;source=target" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $79.99 from Target </a> <a href="https://knl.mntzrlt.net/shop-rest/api/track/v2/1049/5/18640?oi=5815165205&amp;xp=11&amp;mk=USD_EN&amp;tu=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bedbathandbeyond.com%2Fstore%2Fproduct%2Fergobaby-trade-embrace-newborn-carrier%2F5422594%3FskuId%3D69132339?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=bedbathbeyond&amp;source=skimlinks" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $79.99 from Bed Bath &amp; Beyond </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix"></div> <h2 id="how-we-tested">How We Tested</h2> <h3>The Tester</h3> <p>Hi! My name is Michaela Crimmins and I live in Wakefield, Rhode Island with my husband, Matt, and two boys, Ryder (22 months) and Teddy (4 months). I work full time as a program manager for the University of Rhode Island Alumni Engagement team and am currently trying to balance work from home life with both kids at home due to the pandemic. My true passion lies in connecting with other moms and sharing my favorite products, which is what brought me to start my blog, <a href="https://www.oceanstatemama.com/">Ocean State Mama</a>. I love to share a real, inside look at what it’s like as a busy mom with two kids under two, and share my favorite products, tips, and anything mom-related with others who can relate.</p> <h3>The Tests</h3> <p>Timing could not have been more perfect when I began the testing for baby carriers. My son was born on February 16th and I began testing them a couple weeks later. I have been able to test most of the carriers from the time my son was just a few weeks old weighing under 10 pounds to today, as he is now 6 months old and 17 pounds.</p> <p>The testing process started the second the box arrived at my door. Is it easy to open and figure out right out of the box? Are the instructions clear and easy? One may think it’s easy to figure out how to wear a baby carrier, but when you add in a screaming newborn, the time is ticking and it can often be a stressful process. Not only that, once you have the baby in the carrier you have to make sure they are in it properly and securely. I wore my son in each of the carriers in a variety of circumstances—walking around the house, going for a walk—and also tested them for different amounts of time. I tested out all the different options the carriers would allow for and made note of how easy it was to figure out the configurations and how comfortable my son was as well as myself. I looked at the materials of the carriers, how easy they were to store when not in use, and how easy it was to get a baby in and out without disturbing them.</p> <h2 id="what-you-should-consider-when-buying-a-baby-carrier">What You Should Consider When Buying a Baby Carrier</h2> <h3>The Age and Weight of your Child</h3> <p>Many carriers have specific age and weight recommendations so it’s something to keep in mind as you look for a carrier. If you are purchasing a newborn and wish to use it as your child grows older, a carrier that has many configurations is a practical option. If you are purchasing for a baby 6 months and older, you may want to get more of a secure carrier that can be worn outward facing or on your back and provide more structure to make it comfortable for the parent. </p> <h3>Baby Carrier or Wrap?</h3> <p>This is the question so many parents face when picking a carrier. Baby wraps are wonderful for a newborn as they provide a womb-like environment and help reduce crying. Wraps are comfortable for the parents as well and it really encourages bonding. However, baby wraps limit you to wearing inward facing and are not great to wear for long amounts of time or on a long walk or hike. Baby Carriers offer more versatile options as they can be used from newborn age until well after baby’s first year. </p> <h3>The Size</h3> <p>Whether you choose a wrap or carrier, you’ll want to consider its size. Do you need something that’s easy to store? If so, a 6-in-1 carrier may not be the best option as it takes up more room and is harder to fold up and store. </p> <h3>Versatility</h3> <p>Versatility is huge when it comes to carriers. You’ll need to think of when you’ll most need to use the carrier. Are you looking for a carrier to wear as needed just around the house? Or do you need a carrier that will allow you to use it from newborn to the toddler years and on long walks/hikes? </p> <h3>You May Want to Purchase More Than One</h3> <p>Baby carriers are so wonderful as they allow you to bond with your baby and still get things done whether you are folding laundry or walking around your neighborhood. In my research I found that no baby carrier does it all. With that said, you may want to purchase two—a wrap for the newborn days and a more structured carrier to take you through the toddler years. </p> <h2 id="types-of-baby-carriers">Types of Baby Carriers</h2> <ul> <li><p><strong>Baby Wrap</strong> - Wraps are usually long pieces of fabric you tie around yourself to create a pouch-like environment for your baby. They tend to be more intimidating to figure out than carriers and not as structured, however the do provide more of a womb-like environment for your baby. Wraps do not provide as many versatile options as your typical carriers. </p></li> <li><p><strong>Baby Carrier</strong> - Carriers offer a variety of ways to carry your child, usually inward facing, outward facing, and some can be worn on your back. Many carriers can grow with your family. </p></li> <li><p><strong>Ring Sling</strong> - Ring slings consists of a soft piece of material that is secured on the shoulder through a set of rings. Quick to use, they are perfect for carrying your child on short trips.</p></li> </ul> <hr> <h2 id="other-baby-carriers-we-tested">Other Baby Carriers We Tested</h2> <div id="contours-journey-review" class="c-product-widget c-product-widget--big"> <div class="c-product-widget__product"> <div class="c-product-widget__vanity-container"> <img src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--8CD7rrJg--/b_white,c_fit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_auto,w_375/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1600369601830/Contours-Journey.jpg"> </div> <div class="c-product-widget__text-container"> <div class="u2 c-product-widget__name" id="contours-journey">Contours Journey</div> <div class="c-product-widget__content"> <p>Contours Journey is another wonderful carrier option for both infants and toddlers. The Journey is very similar to the Journey GO with the fabric type being the only difference. The carrier fits newborns starting at 8 pounds, and adjusts to fit children up to 45 pounds which is the highest limit of the carriers I tested.</p> <p>Something I noticed immediately is that despite offering five carrying options: Newborn, Seated Position, Face Forward, Hip, and Back, it did not feel too heavy or cumbersome. Another plus is that no infant insert is required for your newborn. There is also an extra large adjustable UPF 25 sunshade that can be moved up or down to give baby maximum coverage.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="pros-cons"> <div class="pros"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Pros</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Can be used from infancy to 45 lbs. </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Many carry positions </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Breastfeeding friendly </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Includes sunshade and pockets. </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="cons"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Cons</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class=" What’s new on Disney+ in October 2020 https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/new-on-disney-plus/ Home Theater | Digital Trends urn:uuid:5c5d5275-0b85-a96b-4133-a75c71e5adec Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:32:21 +0000 Disney+ has Star Wars and MCU content, along with Pixar films, Disney Channel shows, and other content. Here's every new addition you should be aware of. Ring 3 Plus vs. Nest Hello: which smart doorbell is best? https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/features/ring-3-plus-vs-nest-hello Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:6a22e1c2-cba7-5822-92a1-919536439902 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:23:04 +0000 <img alt="Ring 3 Plus vs. Nest Hello: which smart doorbell is best?" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--ClbCPL8U--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1600277370636/nestvsringhero.png" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>Since <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/best-smart-doorbells">smart doorbells</a> first started popping up on front doors across the U.S. in the last decade, Ring and Nest have dominated the video doorbell market. Both brands have a strong reputation and large consumer base—and there's good reason for the fanfare. </p> <p>The two smart home tech companies make sleek and reliable video doorbells that go beyond the basics of many other doorbell cameras, with features like package detection, facial recognition, and continuous recording. To help you decide which is right for you, we’re peeling back the layers and analyzing the differences between two popular front door rivals: the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Ring-Video-Doorbell-3-Plus/dp/B07WLP395R/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=a5720f1685c897c4be03072475e4a78a&amp;language=en_US">Ring Video 3 Plus</a> and the <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/50053/565706/9383?veh=aff&amp;sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FGoogle-Nest-Hello-Smart-Wi-Fi-Video-Doorbell%2F381881630">Nest Hello</a>.</p> <h2 id="price">Price</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Nest hello price" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Rachel Murphy" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--X4UFVZlQ--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/9f7f3b8476df4870/nestupclose.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Rachel Murphy </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Nest Hello (pictured) and the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus both retail for $229.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>The <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/content/ring-video-doorbell-3-plus-review">Ring 3 Plus</a> and the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/content/nest-hello-video-doorbell-review">Nest Hello</a> both retail for $229. It’s a bit of a premium price to pay considering most doorbell cams fall somewhere in the $100 to $200 price range, but the extra features offered on the Ring 3 Plus and Nest Hello (like continuous recording, person and package detection, and customizable motion zones) may be worth the premium for many. If you’re looking to score a deal, you can often find both the Ring and Nest video doorbells on sale for under $200. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><strong>Our pick:</strong> Tie</p> <h2 id="power-and-connectivity">Power and connectivity</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="set up" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--4TEAoSrs--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/71e75269a003440f/doorbellcloseup.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Ring 3+ comes equipped with a rechargeable battery pack, however, users may also connect the product directly to existing doorbell wiring.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Both doorbells easily connect to existing doorbell wiring, but only Ring offers a rechargeable battery option. The battery pack is removable, making it easy to give the battery some extra juice when needed. If you’re looking for an alternative power solution for the Nest Hello, we recommend using the <a href="https://store.google.com/us/product/ninety7_indoor_power_adapter_nest_hello">Ninety7 Indoor Power Adapter</a> made just for Google’s smart doorbell. </p> <p>Like much of the competition, both models connect to your home’s WiFi network and offer dual-band WiFi (meaning each one will work on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks). Even when you’re away from home, you can check in and see what’s going on at your front door. However, if the WiFi goes out, you will lose access to the front door camera until the connection is restored. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><strong>Our pick:</strong> Ring 3 Plus</p> <h2 id="smart-assistant-integration">Smart assistant integration</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Smart assistant" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--7T9Rybs5--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/56c9638a76f148d6/worthit.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus is a solid and reliable choice for anyone who exclusively uses Alexa to control their smart home or is committed to using only Ring products.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>You may be wondering if Ring (owned by Amazon) and Nest (owned by Google) products play nice together. The short answer when it comes to the <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/50053/565706/9383?veh=aff&amp;sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FGoogle-Nest-Hello-Smart-Wi-Fi-Video-Doorbell%2F381881630">Nest Hello</a> and <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Ring-Video-Doorbell-3-Plus/dp/B07WLP395R/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=a5720f1685c897c4be03072475e4a78a&amp;language=en_US">Ring 3 Plus</a> is: no, not really. And if you're wondering, neither doorbell is compatible with Apple’s Siri.</p> <p>We suggest using Amazon Alexa-enabled speakers and displays for <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/features/ring-3-plus-vs-ring-video-doorbell-second-gen">Ring doorbell</a> announcements and to view a livestream of your doorbell. Accordingly, for the Nest Hello you'll want to incorporate Google speakers and smart displays.</p> <p>While it’s technically true that you can pair the Nest Hello with Alexa, it’s a bit of a mess. I set this up with multiple Echo speakers and an <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/content/amazon-echo-show-5-review">Echo Show 5</a>, but all you can really do is livestream the doorbell cam view on an Amazon smart display. The Echo speakers did not make any chime announcements. If you have a Google smart display, a live view of your front door will appear whenever the doorbell rings. And the same can be said for Ring doorbell cams. When the button is pressed, an <a href="https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?k=echo+show&amp;linkCode=ll2&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=34100aa3146d5c6da6b212a572431742&amp;language=en_US">Alexa-enabled smart display</a> will stream the current view from your front door.</p> <p>Despite these two doorbells being fairly proprietary, there are smart video doorbells, like our <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R3WY95C/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=71a4ad5670bda3d754eeb71e04c2e4b7&amp;language=en_US">favorite budget buy from Eufy</a>, that are compatible with both assistants. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><strong>Our pick:</strong> Tie</p> <h2 id="features">Features</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="package detection" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Rachel Murphy" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--TVCSOKc1--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/0ce02a941fc44edb/nestapp.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Rachel Murphy </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Nest Hello doorbell camera is smart enough to differentiate between people and packages.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>When it comes to features, Ring and Nest video doorbells share a few similarities like custom activity zones, alerts for motion (including settings that let them detect a person), and video recording. That said, there are some notable differences.</p> <p>When it comes to alerts, Nest is the smarter doorbell. Of the two, it’s the only one that can tell you when a package gets delivered, for instance. And, while both doorbells send alerts when a person comes into the camera’s view, only Nest offers <a href="https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9268625?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&amp;hl=en">Familiar Face Detection</a>, which teaches the doorbell camera to recognize people who are coming and going when enabled. It helps you know exactly who is coming and going without having to closely review every notification, and sends alerts when it spots an unfamiliar face. </p> <p>Another place where these doorbells differ is in their motion alerts. While both doorbells offer features like motion scheduling and motion frequency so you can control how many alerts you get, the Ring 3 Plus doesn’t include truly customizable motion zones. Rather, in the app, you can select from four predetermined motion zones to turn on or off. Conversely, the Nest Hello let’s you click and drag to create your own motion zones, which can help prevent annoying false alerts caused by your neighbor’s tree swaying in the wind.</p> <figure> <div> <img alt="Pre-Roll" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Rachel Murphy" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--a2ZMPBJD--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/83a0a5525f9342e4/preroll_reviewedrachelmurphy.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Rachel Murphy </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Pre-Roll is a new, low-resolution recording feature available only on the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus. It captures the four seconds prior to detected motion.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Another leg up Nest has on Ring is that it offers continuous video recording with a paid subscription plan (more on that below). In what feels like an effort to make up for the lack of constant recording, Ring rolled out <a href="https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038650731-Understanding-the-Pre-Roll-Feature">Pre-Roll</a>, a low-resolution video recording feature that captures the four seconds of footage prior to any detected motion. It’s exclusively available on the Ring 3 Plus and displays so-so video (and no audio). <a href="https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360034355652-Taking-Timeline-Security-Snapshots-Using-Snapshot-Capture">Snapshot Capture</a> is also new to Ring doorbells (not just the 3 Plus) and takes photos of the Ring doorbell's view at different times throughout the day. But neither feature is as good as Nest’s 24/7 recording option. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><strong>Our pick:</strong> Nest Hello</p> <h2 id="resolution-and-display">Resolution and display</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Nest Hello daytime view" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Rachel Murphy" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--ue9suyqj--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/d2347c37c79847bb/nestdoorview.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Rachel Murphy </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Here's the daytime view from the Nest Hello.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>The Nest Hello records in slightly lower resolution (1600 x 1200) than the Ring Doorbell 3 (1920 x 1080), but the video quality between the two is hardly noticeable. One clear difference, though, is the format in which they record video. </p> <p>The Nest Hello captures video in 4:3 format that offers more of a head-to-toe view, whereas Ring records in a 16:9 format that displays more of a wide-screen look. After using both of these doorbells, I preferred the Nest Hello’s aspect ratio, as it offers a better view of what’s going on outside of my front door. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><strong>Our pick:</strong> Nest Hello</p> <h2 id="audio">Audio</h2> <p>Ring’s Video Doorbell 3 Plus delivers clear two-way audio when communicating with someone at your front door. I tested this with both an Amazon Echo speaker and the Ring app on a mobile device without any delays or issues.</p> <p>Similarly, the Nest Hello's audio is some of the loudest and clearest of any of the doorbells I’ve ever tested (and <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/best-smart-doorbells">I’ve tested my fair share</a>). I was able to clearly communicate with whomever was at the front door without any audio issues, both from home and out and about. </p> <p>However, Nest has a leg up on Ring in this category, since the Hello doorbell comes with several pre-recorded responses, available in 13 different languages. It’s a handy feature to use if you’re unable to get to the door. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><strong>Our pick:</strong> Nest Hello</p> <h2 id="subscription-plans">Subscription plans</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Nest Hello side view" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Rachel Murphy" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--1xI3b2D8--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/72deb5a21b7645b7/nesthellosideview.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Rachel Murphy </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Subscription plans are offered for the Ring 3 Plus and the Nest Hello (pictured).</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>While you can use these <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/best-smart-doorbells">smart doorbells</a> without paying for a subscription plan, you won’t get as much out of them, so we feel the paid plan is worth it.</p> <p>Both companies offer some features free of charge. Ring's no-cost plan includes motion alerts, live video, two-way talk, and a <a href="https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003475783-What-to-do-After-the-Theft-of-Your-Ring-Device">lifetime theft protection</a> warranty. Nest’s free plan offers fewer features, but still allows access to the doorbell’s live stream and a keeps <a href="https://blog.google/products/nest/weve-changed-game/#:%7E:text=Nest%20Cam%20can%20even%20tell,or%20just%20suspects%20it%20is.&amp;text=Free%203%2Dhour%20history%20for,free%20three%2Dhour%20snapshot%20history">3-hour event history</a>.</p> <p>Adding Nest's subscription, though, adds 24/7 video recording and storage with its two paid Nest Aware subscriptions. The plans also include additional features like defining activity zones intelligent alerts. Ring also offers two paid subscription plans, neither of which offer continuous video recording.</p> <p>Here’s what you get with each plan:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Nest Aware:</strong> 30-day event video history; $6 per month to cover all Nest cameras ($60 annually)</li> <li> <strong>Nest Aware Plus:</strong> 60-day event video history and 10 days of 24/7 video history; $12 per month to cover all Nest cameras ($120 annually)</li> <li> <strong>Ring Protect Basic:</strong> 60-day event video history; $3 a month per Ring camera ($30 annually)</li> <li> <strong>Ring Protect Plus:</strong> 60-day event video history; $10 monthly to cover all Ring cameras ($100 annually)</li> </ul> <p>Ring’s Basic plan is required to save and share videos. The subscription also includes features like <a href="https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360034355652-Taking-Timeline-Security-Snapshots-Using-Snapshot-Capture">Snapshot Capture</a>. The Ring Protect Plus plan offers the same features as the Basic plan plus an extended warranty, 10 percent off select Ring products, and 24/7 professional monitoring.</p> <p>A free, 30-day trial usually comes with both of these doorbells to give you a feel for all of the features, which is helpful if you’re on the fence about signing up. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><strong>Our pick:</strong> Nest Hello</p> <h2 id="privacy">Privacy</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Ring control center" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Rachel Murphy" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--pOsuw_2B--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/e4bc22a7d2bc4b7b/ringcontrolcenter_rachelmurphy.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Rachel Murphy </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Ring's new in-app Control Center includes upgraded security features available on the Ring 3 Plus and Ring (second-gen) video doorbells.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>While Ring has been in the news for privacy concerns in the past, the company <a href="https://blog.ring.com/2020/01/30/the-new-control-center-empowers-ring-customers-to-manage-important-privacy-and-security-settings/">launched a new Control Center</a> within the <a href="https://ring.com/gettheapp">Ring app</a> available on all Ring devices and accessible via iOS and Android devices. The center offers security features like two-factor authentication, the option to view and remove linked accounts and shared users, and control which devices and third-party apps are synced to the account.</p> <p>Nest offers similar security controls within the Nest app including two-step verification, AES 128-bit encryption, and "<a href="https://store.google.com/us/product/nest_hello_doorbell">secure, private connections</a>." You can also delete the doorbell’s video history in the Nest app. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><strong>Our pick:</strong> Tie</p> <h2 id="and-the-winner-is">And the winner is ...</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Nest Hello" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Rachel Murphy" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--tfbcaMJy--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/94079100780b414a/nesthellohero.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Rachel Murphy </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Nest Hello video doorbell is a sleek and useful gadget for your front porch.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Features like facial recognition, package detection, and sharp audio and video make the <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/50053/565706/9383?veh=aff&amp;sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FGoogle-Nest-Hello-Smart-Wi-Fi-Video-Doorbell%2F381881630">Nest Hello</a> our pick for the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/best-smart-doorbells">best smart doorbell</a> you can buy. Sometimes smart home tech can feel overwhelming, but the Nest Hello’s app is easy to navigate. And, when paired with a Nest Aware subscription, we love being able to scrub through the doorbell’s video history. </p> <p>However, if you’ve already got an Alexa eco-system set up at home, the Ring 3 Plus is a natural choice to guard your front door thanks to extra features like Snapshot Capture, Pre-Roll, and Ring’s improved privacy settings. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <h2 id="get-the-nest-hello-at-walmart-for-168-99"><a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/50053/565706/9383?veh=aff&amp;sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FGoogle-Nest-Hello-Smart-Wi-Fi-Video-Doorbell%2F381881630">Get the Nest Hello at Walmart for $168.99</a></h2> <h2 id="get-the-ring-video-doorbell-3-plus-on-amazon-for-229-99"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Ring-Video-Doorbell-3-Plus/dp/B07WLP395R/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=a5720f1685c897c4be03072475e4a78a&amp;language=en_US">Get the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus on Amazon for $229.99</a></h2> <p><em>The product experts at <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/">Reviewed</a> have all your shopping needs covered. 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An insanely good hair dryer brush</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Revlon One Step" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--0ui1XkT4--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/dc2af2d403da4fd4/RevlonOneStepBrushing2.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>This hair dryer brush is magic.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 77,682<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.4 stars</p> <p>When the internet went into a tizzy over the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer, we had to <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/beauty/features/revlon-one-step-hair-dryer-and-volumizer-review">try it out for ourselves</a>. And boy, were we impressed with the results. It took less than 30 minutes to get our tester’s wavy hair from wet to dry, <em>and</em> it gave her hair a voluminous flip. It’s easy to use and a major time saver, and it's beloved so much it has more than 75,000 reviews to date. The best part? It costs less than $50. So the rumors are true: the Revlon is just that amazing. </p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Revlon-One-Step-Dryer-Volumizer-Brush/dp/B01LSUQSB0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=8c47500eaea2c1c750c68d95ee0ac261&amp;language=en_US">Get the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer at Amazon for $41.99</a></strong></p> <h2 id="2-our-favorite-affordable-robot-vacuum">2. Our favorite affordable robot vacuum</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Eufy Robovac 11S" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Eufy" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--E_ttsR0d--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/76c49e45996c4160/eufy-robovac-11s_copy.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Eufy </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Clean floors without lifting a finger.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 26,326<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.4 stars</p> <p>People on the internet hate vacuuming as much as we do, which is probably why the Eufy Robovac 11S robot vacuum is so freaking popular with more than 25,000 reviews on Amazon. It also happens to be <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/vacuums/best-right-now/best-affordable-robot-vacuums">the best affordable robot vacuum</a> we’ve ever tested. It’s sleek, not too noisy, and gets the job done for a reasonable price. Plus, it goes on sale quite frequently, so you can get clean floors without lifting a finger for even less.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/eufy-BoostIQ-Super-Thin-Self-Charging-Medium-Pile/dp/B079QYYGF1/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=fb6b55196b2c9d2a51705cb4fecc16d5&amp;language=en_US">Get the Eufy Robovac 11S at Amazon for $189.99</a></strong></p> <h2 id="3-an-egg-cooker-that-makes-breakfast-a-breeze">3. An egg cooker that makes breakfast a breeze</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Dash Egg Cooker" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Dash" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--Pwt6NZbu--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/a3b2f728c35b4175/dash-egg-cooker.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Dash </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Making eggs has never been easier.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 19,730<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.6 stars</p> <p>This egg cooker from Dash claims to serve up every style of eggs, from poached to scrambled to soft boiled—and reviewers love it. We were initially a bit skeptical that a $20 cooking gadget could do all that, so we had to <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/ovens/features/dash-rapid-egg-cooker-review">try it out for ourselves</a>. We were pleasantly surprised with the results—which made the difficult task of poaching eggs a breeze—and think it's ideal for any dorm room or small apartment.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DDXWFY0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=e98dbe4b6c892ee4ac4c278a705f5c9e&amp;language=en_US">Get the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker at Amazon for $19.99</a></strong></p> <h2 id="4-an-inexpensive-portable-bluetooth-speaker">4. An inexpensive portable Bluetooth speaker</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Anker Soundcore" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--0gchPRTv--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/816a9d28838c49be/anker-soundcore.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>This speaker is small, but mighty.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 40,762<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.6 stars</p> <p>Sometimes a cheap portable speaker is enough to get the job done. Reviewers love this Bluetooth speaker from Anker (it has more than 40,000 reviews on Amazon) and we named it the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/best-right-now/the-best-portable-bluetooth-speakers">best affordable portable Bluetooth speaker</a> we’ve ever tested. It has great sound for the price, offers 24 hours of playtime, and is easy to connect to via Bluetooth.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Anker-SoundCore-Bluetooth-Dual-Driver-Distortion/dp/B016XTADG2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=470e39029656033198514d2b17d81ed5&amp;language=en_US">Get the Anker Soundcore at Amazon for $24.99</a></strong></p> <h2 id="5-charcoal-powder-for-white-teeth">5. Charcoal powder for white teeth</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Active Wow Charcoal Powder" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Active Wow" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--7Oq6VN6V--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/3c0e807c9dc14e23/active-wow.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Active Wow </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>It's strange but it works.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 22,053<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.1 stars</p> <p>Charcoal powder has gotten buzz for being able to whiten teeth as well as whitening strips—without the harsh chemicals. It might sound gross, but Amazon users have been flocking to this unique shiny teeth solution. Although when one of our testers <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/active-wow-teeth-whitening-charcoal-powder-review">tried it out for herself</a>, it didn’t completely brighten her smile, but according to a cosmetic dentist, different people may experience different results. So it’s worth a shot!</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Active-Wow-Whitening-Charcoal-Natural/dp/B01N8XF244/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=acc9a07da882b028d609e992eb318f72&amp;language=en_US">Get the Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder at Amazon for $14.99</a></strong></p> <h2 id="6-a-clay-mask-with-thousands-of-reviews">6. A clay mask with thousands of reviews</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Aztec Clay" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--4dVXFM86--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/94ca54e752d24033/aztec-clay-hero.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>A refreshed face—instantly.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 12,889<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.6 stars</p> <p>When it comes to clay masks, this one from Aztec Secret might be the most popular one on the internet. It’s raked in more than 12,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating on Amazon. One of our reviewers has been <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/features/this-11-aztec-clay-mask-has-more-than-15000-reviews-on-amazon-is-it-worth-buying">using this mask for years</a> and loves how it instantly brightens up her skin. To use it, simply mix a 1-to-1 ratio of apple cider vinegar with the clay powder and feel it “pulsate” on your skin.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S7ZPB8Q/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=c9f04cbb42fa4259262b0fe46bb19542&amp;language=en_US">Get the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay at Amazon for $12.74</a></strong></p> <h2 id="7-a-classic-moisturizing-lotion">7. A classic moisturizing lotion</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="CeraVe" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="CeraVe" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--bzS2-tlt--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/a3e4ab210ac74d29/CeraVe.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: CeraVe </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>This simple moisturizer has a cult-following for a reason.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 21,595<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.7 stars</p> <p>Made popular again by TikTok users, CeraVe makes a classic moisturizer that’s <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/beauty/features/popular-moisturizers">ideal for dry skin</a>. It’s earned a 4.7-star rating from more than 20,000 reviews, which is pretty impressive. It uses hyaluronic acid to maintain moisture and ceramides, or lipids, to protect the skin barrier. Plus, if your mom recommends it, you know it's good.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000YJ2SLG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=54772ff90a5b5ec594ff37f27854a3d1&amp;language=en_US">Get the CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion at Amazon for $11.62</a></strong></p> <h2 id="8-our-favorite-affordable-mattress">8. Our favorite affordable mattress</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Tuft and Needle" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Tuft and Needle" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--53A6CSUg--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/5e6da74e0e8a48a6/tuft-and-needle.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Tuft and Needle </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Affordable and uber comfortable.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 30,090<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.6 stars</p> <p>Mattresses-in-a-box have become quite popular in recent years. I mean, who wouldn’t want the simplicity of a mattress arriving at your door? After putting the Tuft &amp; Needle mattress through grueling tests like sleeping on it and the classic wine glass experiment, we named it <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/best-right-now/the-best-mattresses-in-a-box">our favorite affordable one</a>. For just under $600 for a queen size mattress, it provides a good night’s rest at a reasonable price. Reviewers love it and it has garnered more than 30,000 reviews on its site and has a 4.6-star rating.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://tuftandneedle.attfm2.net/jvNEM">Get the Tuft &amp; Needle Original Mattress at Tuft &amp; Needle for $595</a></strong></p> <h2 id="9-a-travel-mug-that-actually-keeps-coffee-hot">9. A travel mug that actually keeps coffee hot</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Zojirushi Travel Mug" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--IfyS0QjR--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/a9c6c9747ca843ea/zojirushi-besttravelmug.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Never drink lukewarm coffee again.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 12,399<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.7 stars</p> <p>A good travel mug keeps your drinks hot for way longer than you need it to. That way you're sipping it at a scalding temperature the entire time. The Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug does just that, which is why it's <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/best-right-now/the-best-mattresses-in-a-box">the best travel mug</a> we’ve ever tested. Reviewers agree, and it’s earned a 4.7-star rating from more than 12,000 reviewers singing praises for it.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PO9T44/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=31673dfab66594c655288fc3e387ea91&amp;language=en_US">Get the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug at Amazon for $20.79</a></strong></p> <h2 id="10-the-best-streaming-stick-on-the-market">10. The best streaming stick on the market</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Roku Streaming Stick Plus" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / TJ Donegan" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--4MEAHOEw--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/87ebb4cf26d1439a/Roku-Ultra-and-Stick-Plus-_5.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / TJ Donegan </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>This streaming device is popular amongst testers and reviewers.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 29,595<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.5 stars</p> <p>When it comes to streaming the best content (Disney+, Hulu, HBOMax), the Roku Streaming Stick+ is your best option. We found that it’s <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/best-right-now/best-streaming-devices">our favorite streaming stick</a> because it streams HDR and 4K content, has a voice-controlled remote, and offers pretty much every streaming service. Shoppers love it too, as it has nearly 30,000 reviews.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Roku-Streaming-Stick-HDR-Streaming-Long-range/dp/B075XLWML4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=ac4ee9e8b5b39b8d6cbee42ab00684c4&amp;language=en_US">Get the Roku Streaming Stick+ at Amazon for $49</a></strong></p> <h2 id="11-everyone-s-favorite-e-reader">11. Everyone’s favorite e-reader</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Kindle Paperwhite" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Michael Roorda" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--g7AGCIIt--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/9e29e50fd57f40f4/Amazon-Kindle-Paperwhite-10th-Generation-2019.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Michael Roorda </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>It's the best e-reader on the market.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 58,856<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.5 stars</p> <p>Anyone who owns a Kindle will tell you how much they love it. These e-readers are light, waterproof, and have a ton of storage—a.k.a. bookworms can read thousands of books anywhere. After testing <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/laptops/best-right-now/the-best-kindles">all of the Kindles</a>, we found that the Kindle Paperwhite was the superior model for its easy-to-read e-ink screen and backlight. Reviewers seem to agree as the Paperwhite has over 58,000 reviews, which is the most of all the Kindle models. </p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/All-new-Kindle-Paperwhite-Waterproof-Storage-dp-B07CXG6C9W/dp/B07CXG6C9W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=3070a934d9f2bfe28a7a4ddda0ccbab1&amp;language=en_US">Get the Kindle Paperwhite at Amazon for $129.99</a></strong></p> <h2 id="12-the-ever-popular-instant-pot">12. The ever-popular Instant Pot</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Instant Pot" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--NtPZCC7H--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/8ee004bb0264433c/instant-pot.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Does anyone not have an Instant Pot?</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 100,020<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.7 stars</p> <p>The Instant Pot changed weeknight cooking with its pressure cooker function that makes whipping up meals a breeze. Seriously, everyone and their mother has one by now. While the Instant Pot Duo isn’t <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/cooking/best-right-now/the-best-electric-multi-cookers-and-instant-pots">our favorite pressure cooker</a>, we still think it’s best for most people who only want the basic multi-cooking features and it’s beloved by more than 100,000 people on Amazon.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FLYWNYQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=3ae2b1c6213760778addc43cb98e1dee&amp;language=en_US">Get the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker at Amazon for $79</a></strong></p> <h2 id="13-an-innovative-clog-stopper">13. An innovative clog stopper</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Tubshroom" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--ViKOSgID--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/5c9c90e5aded45ff/tubshroom.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Hair clogs, begone!</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 46,592<br> <strong>Average rating:</strong> 4.4 stars</p> <p>If you’re a person with hair then you know how much it sheds—especially in the shower, which can lead to a ton of clogs. But the Tubshroom stops hair before it goes down the drain, and more than 40,000 Amazon shoppers are obsessed with it. Our curly-headed tester <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/tubshroom-review-the-ultimate-drain-hair-catcher">used it for more than a year</a> and found that it was successful and trapping her hair and minimizing clogs. The only caveat is that it’s kind of gross to clean it.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M0H7YC2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=dc4f948205108c7bb823da7c4972c3ab&amp;language=en_US">Get the TubShroom at Amazon for $12.99</a></strong></p> <h2 id="14-these-popular-rubber-clogs">14. These popular rubber clogs</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Crocs" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Crocs / Reviewed" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--x2zF3lwN--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/e12fda587cfc4a29/Crocs1.jpeg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Crocs / Reviewed </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Love them or hate them, they are still popular.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Reviews:</strong> 97,086<br> <strong>Av 10 must-have items for a cozy fall family night https://www.reviewed.com/parenting/features/fall-activities-families Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:413c4acc-3c6f-3356-013c-025f540755d8 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:08:06 +0000 <img alt="10 must-have items for a cozy fall family night" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--6jyXB6NY--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1600364016089/FallFamilyNightHERO.png" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>It’s fair to say that being in <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/parenting/features/how-to-keep-kids-entertained-during-coronavirus-quarantine">quarantine</a> has forced a lot of parents to be more creative than they normally would. Whether you have teens, babies, or anyone in-between, finding ways to keep them entertained has become a bigger and exhausting task. While summer may have brought a short reprieve to indoor activities, fall is just around the corner, and cooler temperatures mean more time inside. Make your time at home more fun by planning some family nights—and investing in these 10 items to take them to the next level. </p> <h2 id="1-get-a-smart-hub">1. Get a smart hub</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Nest hub" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Nest" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--edCz2D_t--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/f29f64f3494643bb/nest.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Nest </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>A Google Nest helps keep track of everything.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>The <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/features/google-nest-hub-max-review-is-it-worth-it">Nest Hub</a>, powered by Google, is a smart device all families can use. Whether you are looking to make recipes, craft projects, shopping lists, or control your lights and devices, the Nest Hub will make your life much easier at home. You’ll spend less time chasing your kids for the remotes or looking in-between the couches and more time enjoying family time.</p> <p><a href="https://goto.target.com/69Q1Q">Get the Nest Hub at Target for $89.99</a></p> <h2 id="2-get-cozy-with-a-weighted-blanket">2. Get cozy with a weighted blanket</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Gravity blanket" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Lisa Lawrence" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--O3lofKmz--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/9bd1ceaeca8641de/KidsWeightedBlanket-71.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Lisa Lawrence </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Cuddle up with a book under a cozy blanket.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/best-right-now/the-best-weighted-blankets">Our favorite weighted blanket</a> is perfect for cooler nights and brisk fall days. It comes in a variety of colors and fabric assortments so you can personalize your blanket to fit your home décor or your personal style. The weighted blanket is suitable for one, a couple, and now there's even a version made <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/parenting/features/gravity-kids-review-blanket-secret-easier-bedtime">just for kids</a>.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1376554&amp;u=748814&amp;m=89663&amp;urllink=gravityblankets%2Ecom%2Fproducts%2Fgravity%2Dblanket&amp;afftrack=">Get a Gravity Blanket for $189</a></li> <li><a href="https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1376554&amp;u=748814&amp;m=89663&amp;urllink=gravityblankets%2Ecom%2Fproducts%2Fgravity%2Dkids%3Fvariant%3D32290221654090&amp;afftrack=">Get a Kids Gravity Blanket for $170</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="3-have-a-movie-night">3. Have a movie night</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Cinemood" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Cinemood / Disney" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--7FC9gkSr--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/7c9d7c6bcb8243d5/cinemood.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Cinemood / Disney </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Bring the movies home with a portable projector.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>If movie theaters are still closed in your area, bring the cinema home with a <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-theater/best-right-now/the-best-portable-projectors">portable projector</a>. This pocket-sized portable theater can be used inside, outside, and while traveling—when we get to do that again. Not only does it make for an enjoyable theater on the wall or ceiling but it also comes pre-packaged with entertainment bundles and apps. Don't worry if you are somewhere where there is no internet—you can upload a few shows and store them to watch later. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/CINEMOOD-Portable-Theater-Favorites-Streams/dp/B079HJB9P8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=d329ab8b038e1154ff8ce0f7adef7a7a&amp;language=en_US">Get a Cinemood Projector on Amazon for $349.95</a></p> <h2 id="4-make-it-a-dance-party">4. Make it a dance party</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="dance party" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / RainStar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--qUTJiFDF--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/93c3992955cb4226/dance_party.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / RainStar </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Turn your living room into a dance club with a portable speaker.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>If a family dance party is on your social calendar, make it a true experience with a <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/best-right-now/the-best-portable-bluetooth-speakers">portable speaker</a> with DJ-quality sound. The JBL Flip 5 is Bluetooth-compatible, has a long battery life, and can fill your entire room with quality sound. It’s also conveniently designed to place anywhere in your home without taking up too much space. </p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QK2SPP7/ref=as_li_ss_tl?&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=2fe1ccf97f5b338714c32766cbe96c6b&amp;language=en_US">Get the JBL Flip 5 speaker on Amazon for $119.95</a></p> <h2 id="5-cook-up-family-fun">5. Cook up family fun</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="eat2explore" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Lisa Lawrence" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--6EICrJP3--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/1f54fbfdb54f46ef/EAt_2_Explore_Action-52.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Lisa Lawrence </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Let the kids do the cooking.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Shorter days and cooler nights are a great reason to get back to the kitchen. Make it a fun activity for the whole family with a cooking kit designed just for kids. <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/parenting/features/eat2explore-review-do-these-cooking-kits-appeal-to-picky-eaters">Eat2explore</a> kits deliver delicious international recipes right to your door—and teaches kids valuable kitchen lessons, too.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://shrsl.com/297jh">Sign up for eat2explore</a></p> <h2 id="6-encourage-reading">6. Encourage reading</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Owl Crate Jr." class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Lisa Lawrence" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--MBDKRRYU--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/9d9b7dd553ef4da8/OwlCrateJr-17.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Lisa Lawrence </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Why not plan a night for reading?</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>If you're in need of a quiet, less chaotic evening activity, start a tradition of reading night. Sign every family member up for an appropriate book subscription service, and dedicate a night to everyone indulging in their new books. Kids who are too young to read independently may enjoy listening to audiobooks through Audible.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <ul> <li> <a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookofthemonth.com%2F">Sign-up for Book of the Month</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.owlcrate.com/subscribe/653481985">Sign-up for Owl Crate Jr. </a></li> <li><a href="https://shrsl.com/2hrak">Sign-up for Kid Art Lit</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="7-make-your-own-ice-cream">7. Make your own ice cream</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="ice cream maker" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--JngivzLb--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/1976b42a20834b60/ice_cream_maker_.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Everyone will love making their own ice cream.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Nothing beats making your own ice cream and yogurt—especially if you use <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/cooking/best-right-now/the-best-ice-cream-makers">our favorite ice cream maker</a>. Kids will love inventing their own wacky flavors, and parents will love how easy it is to use. This ice cream maker comes with a simple recipe book, and you'll love having the ability to make your own ice cream and yogurt whenever you feel like it.<span class="ad-skip"></span> </p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KYSLMW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=343b21d662c8f7dd6588e4eab4f1eba1&amp;language=en_US">Get the Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt Ice Cream Maker on Amazon for $69.95</a></p> <h2 id="8-have-a-game-night">8. Have a game night</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Jackbox" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / fizkes" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--4BVg8XOk--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/9ccdb5cf3e9249df/Jackbox.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / fizkes </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Game night goes digital with Jackbox.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Sure, board games are always fun, but if you're looking to try something different, go digital with Jackbox Games. The best thing about Jackbox—other than the fact that they're available for almost any device—is that you can allow other friends and family to play remotely. This is also a good social activity for any family members who miss being able to hang out with their friends in person. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.jackboxgames.com/">Get Jackbox Games </a></p> <h2 id="9-go-old-school">9. Go old-school</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Family game night" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Lisa Lawrence" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--5Ilm7BYx--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/6cffa2cc87db4fa9/Games-71-Edit.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Lisa Lawrence </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Board games are always a good idea.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>If you want to less screen time and more face-to-face interaction, board games are the way to go. Ravensburger recently launched its Back to the Future: Dice Through Time board games but they have games for all ages as well. Not really into board games? That’s OK, too as Ravensburger has a number of puzzles, science kits and arts and crafts to make your movie night filled with fun.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://goto.target.com/MW41K">Get Back to the Future: Dice Through Time at Target for $29.99</a></p> <h2 id="10-get-crafty">10. Get crafty</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Scratch art" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Lisa Lawrence" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--YChklw6c--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/58c56a6438a04d97/scratchAction-6.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Lisa Lawrence </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Get crafty with an art kit.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>For a fall activity that's out of the ordinary, plan a craft night. If you've got a Cricut machine, why not make the family some specialized designs for a future movie night? You can create small knick-knacks like popcorn boxes, coasters and your own family movie tickets on Cricut Design Space—and they are beginner-friendly.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p>If you prefer crafting with less commitment, sign up for a <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/parenting/features/fun-craft-kits-kids-subscriptions">craft box</a> that the whole family can enjoy. Paletteful Packs sends age-appropriate art supplies and projects right to your door so kids—and their parents—can learn new techniques and create beautiful keepsakes.<span class="ad-skip"></span> </p> <ul> <li> <a href="https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1334639&amp;u=748814&amp;m=51766&amp;urllink=&amp;afftrack=">Get a Cricut starting at $179.99</a> </li> <li><a href="https://shrsl.com/2hram">Sign-up for Paletteful Packs</a></li> </ul> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-container col-12"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content"> <h2 class="tbrn-article__related-content-title" id="related-content">Related content</h2> <ul class="tbrn-article__related-content-list"> <li class="tbrn-article__related-content-item"> <img class="lazyload blur-up tbrn-article__related-content-image" data-src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--IxzpT_cQ--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_auto,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1575370816000/Games-71-Edit.jpg" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--BVd887PE--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_1,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1575370816000/Games-71-Edit.jpg"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-text"> <h4 class="tbrn-article__related-content-heading"> <img class="tbrn-article_related-content-svg" src="/packs/media/images/icon-check-small-ba6422ca58d1b21605214cdee5a81fef.svg"> feature </h4> <a class="tbrn-article__related-content-link" data-gaaction="Clicks" data-gacategory="Related Articles" data-galabel="Story 1 - 26 fun board games that are perfect for family game night" href="https://www.reviewed.com/parenting/features/board-games-for-family-game-night"> 26 fun board games that are perfect for family game night </a> </div> </li> <li class="tbrn-article__related-content-item"> <img class="lazyload blur-up tbrn-article__related-content-image" data-src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--j0AnFgpX--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_auto,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1598576520000/Think_Outside-111-Edit.jpg" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--QMo7_AGv--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_1,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1598576520000/Think_Outside-111-Edit.jpg"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-text"> <h4 class="tbrn-article__related-content-heading"> <img class="tbrn-article_related-content-svg" src="/packs/media/images/icon-check-small-ba6422ca58d1b21605214cdee5a81fef.svg"> feature </h4> <a class="tbrn-article__related-content-link" data-gaaction="Clicks" data-gacategory="Related Articles" data-galabel="Story 2 - Are these nature-inspired kits the key to getting your kids outside?" href="https://www.reviewed.com/parenting/features/think-outside-box-review-these-kits-get-kids-into-nature"> Are these nature-inspired kits the key to getting your kids outside? </a> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <p><em>The product experts at <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/">Reviewed</a> have all your shopping needs covered. 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Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>There’s no denying that makeup application has been elevated to an art form. Whether you’re trying to perfect a smokey eye or you prefer an easy five-minute face, you want to get the motions down to replicate your favorite look over and over. One of those requisite basics is <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/beauty/best-right-now/best-concealers">concealer</a>, as it’s used for everything from covering up a rogue pimple to diminishing dark under-eye circles to create a blank canvas. And the interesting thing about concealer is that opinions on the application and best practices vary widely.</p> <p>To help you master concealer application, we spoke to celebrity makeup artist <a href="https://scottbarnes.com/">Scott Barnes</a>, who has worked with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, and Gwen Stefani. 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The wrong shade: How to pick a concealer for your skin tone</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="zoranm" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / zoranm" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--hgkU1pPn--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/09cddd2395ce4887/zoranm.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / zoranm </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Pick a concealer that's a shade lighter than your skin tone for natural, but slightly brightening coverage.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>The biggest mistake people make is using the wrong shade of concealer, often opting for one that’s too light. Using a shade that’s too light (under the eyes, for example) “gives a flashback effect and makes the area underneath your eyes appear unnaturally white in photos,” Barnes says. Generally, you want one shade lighter than your skin tone for all-purpose concealing. The lighter concealer color will actually look more natural when paired with your foundation, as it mimics the natural highlights and shadows that the light casts on your face. You can also opt for twoshades lighter than your natural skin tone if you really want to brighten up the area, but any lighter than that and you’ll end up highlighting your imperfections instead of concealing them.</p> <p>If you’re unsure how to choose a lighter shade that’ll look natural on you, find a concealer that matches your skin color and undertones, then move up to the next lightest shade that has those same undertones. For example, our lifestyle writer, Jessica Kasparian, wears the shade “Fair Neutral” in our Best Overall <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/beauty/best-right-now/best-concealers">Tarte Shape Tape Concealer</a> because her skin best resembles “Fair-Light Neutral.”</p> <h2 id="2-the-wrong-formula-how-to-pick-concealer-for-your-skin-type">2. The wrong formula: How to pick concealer for your skin type</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Concealers" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--MsQX3Bnj--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/ffab553e71b9443f/DSC_8197.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>With many concealers to choose from, look for ones that claim to work for your skin type (dry, normal, or oily).</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Another common mistake is using the wrong formula for your skin type. Pay attention to your skin type and shop for concealers accordingly. If you have dry skin, look for a formula that claims to be hydrating or that has a dewy, satin finish. If your skin leans oily, aim for a concealer that touts a mattifying or oil-absorbing finish. </p> <h2 id="3-too-many-shades-how-to-pick-concealer-for-highlighting">3. Too many shades: How to pick concealer for highlighting</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="FluxFactory" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / FluxFactory" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--ygvuqc4E--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/910e913539b04893/FluxFactory.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / FluxFactory </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>To add depth to your face, choose a concealer shade that is a shade or two lighter than your skin tone.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>For those who want to add depth to the face, it's common practice to use more than one shade: one to match the face and one to brighten. But this is overkill for most people. “One concealer is usually fine to use on the entire face,” says Barnes. For best practice, stick with our advice to choose a concealer color that's one shade lighter than your skin tone. If you want a more obvious brightening effect, Barnes says you can opt for a color that's two shades lighter than your skin tone instead.</p> <h2 id="4-the-wrong-order-apply-concealer-before-foundation">4. The wrong order: Apply concealer before foundation</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Highlighting" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / puhhha" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--DbNO_bz2--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/fe3cdf81e1334be0/puhhha.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / puhhha </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Apply concealer before foundation to highlight and contour.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>This particular aspect of concealer application is a source of controversy. Every make-up artist has their own approach, but some say that concealer should be applied after foundation because, otherwise, you’ll just end up wiping it off as you blend your foundation. Not to mention that, when you apply concealer after your foundation, you’ll use less product and avoid looking cakey and overdone.</p> <p>However, Barnes is on team concealer first: “I have always found it to be important to first put down the structure of the face with concealer and contouring before laying down foundation. This way, you get lightness and brightness, as well as the ‘structure’ in the correct places underneath before placing foundation on top. You then use the foundation on top to blend it together for a flawless and natural-looking effect.” </p> <p>If you don’t usually contour or if you only use a dab of concealer under each eye or on spots, this may not be a defining step, but it’s worth a try to follow this expert advice. </p> <h2 id="5-missing-strategic-spots-where-to-put-concealer">5. Missing strategic spots: Where to put concealer</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Marcos Calvo" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / Marcos Calvo" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--E8NEEKmK--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/9461b2a82cfd4fb5/MarcosCalvo.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / Marcos Calvo </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Cancel out discoloration on the eyelids or lips with concealer.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>While applying concealer to the under-eye area seems like a no-brainer, most folks seem to forget about a few other strategic spots: the eyelids and lips. Applying concealer to these areas primes them for color application and helps your color adhere better than it would on bare skin. And it’s more efficient than grabbing a separate primer product, which basically does the same thing. Moreover, applying concealer on your lids and lips helps to neutralize any discoloration (like veining on the eyelids) and undertones. When your eyeshadow and lip color don’t have to battle your skin’s natural tones for supremacy, the result is eye-popping color. </p> <h2 id="6-the-wrong-technique-how-to-put-on-concealer-for-maximum-coverage">6. The wrong technique: How to put on concealer for maximum coverage</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Boyloso 1" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / Boyloso" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--WcbbsKwu--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/4c95457107dc492b/Boyloso.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / Boyloso </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Tilt your head down to see where shadows fall on your face before concealing.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>This might come as a surprise for some, but you need to be a bit strategic to hide dark circles effectively when you’re applying concealer. Instead of looking at the mirror straight on, tilt your head downward (dropping your chin toward your chest), so you can see where your under-eye shadows fall. The deepest parts of the shadow are where your concealer should be applied. </p> <h2 id="7-too-much-product-how-to-put-on-concealer-for-natural-results">7. Too much product: How to put on concealer for natural results</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Jess" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--pHGJH8S3--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/66f4c5cd824b4fa0/DSC_8089.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>For natural results, start with a small amount of concealer and build up coverage slowly.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>If you’re going for a natural look, remember that less is more. “People tend to use too much product, which can cause unnecessary creasing,” Barnes says.</p> <p>Even with blemishes, you want to take care and use it sparingly, as too much concealer may amplify blemishes and make them look more noticeable. Start with just a dab of concealer at first and look at it at a glance with the rest of your face to make sure it’s blending well. You can always go back and layer on more for extra coverage. </p> <h2 id="8-the-wrong-tools-what-to-apply-concealer-with">8. The wrong tools: What to apply concealer with</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Boyloso 2" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / Boyloso" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--hfOm7VOS--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/f101490568674130/Boyloso2.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / Boyloso </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>You can blend concealer with your fingers, a sponge, or a brush.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Blending is one of the most important steps to master when applying concealer. Too much blending makes the product disappear, resulting in lost time—and money. Not enough blending leaves the product visible, which is presumably not the look you’re going for. </p> <p>But the jury is still out on the best tools for applying concealer. Some say fingertips suffice for the under-eye area, as the warmth of your finger keeps the product more malleable. Others swear by foam sponges, like the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/beautyblender-review">Beauty Blender</a>. </p> <p>To get a flawless blend, Barnes nixes both of those. “For the best control and smoothest application, I prefer to use brushes for applying everything, including foundation and concealer, says Barnes. “I use a flat foundation brush under the eye for initial application and blending of concealer.” Barnes notes that, with brushes, he has greater control over how much product he uses, and they lend to a smoother application—something that fingers and sponges just can’t do. </p> <p><em>The product experts at <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/">Reviewed</a> have all your shopping needs covered. Follow Reviewed on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/reviewed">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/reviewed">Twitter</a>, and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reviewed/">Instagram</a> for the latest deals, product reviews, and more.</em></p> The 50 best movies on Netflix right now https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-movies-on-netflix/ Home Theater | Digital Trends urn:uuid:f1b5ba5e-d625-e0e5-f632-47023c0bf4db Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:19:41 +0000 Netflix is convenient, but sifting through the streaming platform's library of titles is a daunting task. Thankfully, we've rounded up the best films available. Does this Cryo facelift actually work? https://www.reviewed.com/beauty/features/sio-cryodrop-review-does-technology-work Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:72d5cf53-a267-fcc1-164e-6e4b977f6b18 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:01:11 +0000 <img alt="Does this Cryo facelift actually work?" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--2Vm8WOMz--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1600353032539/cryodrop-hero.png" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>Not into needles? You're not alone. And thankfully, there are a number of beauty products that claim to <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/beauty/features/14-products-reviewers-swear-work-reduce-wrinkles">eliminate wrinkles</a> and provide Botox-like results without requiring a visit to the surgeon. But do these products <em>actually</em> work?</p> <p>That was my first thought when I first heard about the <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=klUbzpirF/s&amp;mid=44408&amp;murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.siobeauty.com%2Fcollections%2Fcryo%2Fproducts%2Fcryodrop">SiO Cryodrop beauty tool</a>, a “cold-controlled magnetic facelift” that's essentially a metal instrument you rub over your face in the hopes of toning and improving your skin using magnetic charge and cold therapy. I know. It sounds wild, but I tried it. Jade roller aficionados will probably want to read on.</p> <h2 id="what-is-sio">What is SiO?</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="SiO" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="SiO" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--LDve956Q--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/c93fa42d31c64bbf/sio-cryodrop-patches.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: SiO </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>SiO is a beauty company that aims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>SiO is a beauty company that produces a line of wrinkle-fighting patches, creams, and tools. SiO products use silicone to compress the skin and plump it, which the company claims smooths out those wrinkly areas. We <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/beauty/features/do-sio-beauty-patches-remove-wrinkles">tried SiO</a> last year to see if the company's wrinkle patches really worked. Our tester found that some of them were highly effective, while others didn't quite yield noticable results. </p> <p>Recently, SiO added the Cryo System to their offerings, and it’s pretty different from the silicone-based patches we tested. The Cryodrop system uses a mix of cold therapy and skin massaging to achieve its results. </p> <h2 id="what-is-the-sio-cryodrop">What is the SiO Cryodrop?</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Cryosystem" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="SiO" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--5w55LFnQ--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/d09fc61506194040/cryo-system.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: SiO </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Cryodrop from SiO claims to reduce puffiness and wrinkles.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>The basis of the Cryo System is the <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=klUbzpirF/s&amp;mid=44408&amp;murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.siobeauty.com%2Fcollections%2Fcryo%2Fproducts%2Fcryodrop">Cryodrop</a>, which is an orb-like tool made from medical-grade steel. The site says it has a magnetic charge in its heart that lasts a lifetime. The teardrop-shaped Cryodrop uses “diamagnetic action” to push the <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=klUbzpirF/s&amp;mid=44408&amp;murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.siobeauty.com%2Fcollections%2Fcryo%2Fproducts%2Fenergy-serum">Energy Serum</a> deeper into your skin for maximum results. It also uses cold therapy and massaging to de-puff skin. Lifting, tightening, and toning are the overall goals.</p> <p>So what’s up with this “magnetic heart” that holds a lifetime charge? And how does it help your skin? According to the site, the magnetic heart "propels the positive ions of the serum into the negative ions of your skin for maximum saturation." I did some Googling, and essentially, it means there's a magnet in the Cryodrop that uses magnetism to push the Energy Serum deeper into your skin. I'd like a more thorough explanation on the site, because we're having a hard time figuring out exactly what the Cryrodrop claims to do. </p> <p>The serum contains hyaluronic acid, peptides, green tea, camellia japonica flower, and amino acids—a bunch of chemicals that claim to moisturize, plump, prevent wrinkles, and hydrate the skin. You can use the Cryodrop with any serum for massage and de-puffing, but to take advantage of the diamagnetic action you need the Energy Serum. In addition to the magnetic technology, the Cryodrop uses cold therapy to relax facial muscles and reduce inflammation.</p> <h2 id="how-to-use-the-cryo-system">How to use the Cryo System</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Cryo System SiO" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="SiO" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--jgp6AjOt--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/debf415914444d90/cryo-system-work.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: SiO </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Cryo System should be applied across your face in sweeping motions.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>To check out this unique product, I tested out the <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=klUbzpirF/s&amp;mid=44408&amp;murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.siobeauty.com%2Fproducts%2Fcryosystem">Cryo System</a>, which is:</p> <ul> <li>a SiO Cryodrop steel tool (which goes on your face)</li> <li>SiO Energy Serum (that works with the Cryodrop tool)</li> </ul> <p>I used the Cryodrop once a day (typically in the morning because the cold, de-puffing action is refreshing) for over a month. The tool is generally cold because it’s steel, but you can put it in the refrigerator for a refreshing chilly boost. I was too lazy for this (although I tried it a few times) so I just kept it in my medicine cabinet and I found it was cold enough on its own. After washing my face I applied one pump (about a pea-sized amount) of Energy Serum onto my face with the tool for about a minute, following the arrows on the directions and making smooth, outward strokes. Then I would apply my daily sunscreen moisturizer. I have to admit, it was satisfying; rubbing the cold steel on my face felt like I was actively fighting wrinkles, almost like I was ironing my face. The very subtle smell is pleasant, as is the sensation overall. </p> <p>My biggest tip is not related to skin at all: Be careful that you don’t drop this slippery sucker, because it is heavy. I fumbled while cleaning and my Cryodrop took a little chip out of my sink. It is ergonomically-shaped but it’s a little hard to keep in your grasp, especially if you have serum on your hands, or you’re stupidly trying to wash it, like me.</p> <h2 id="what-i-liked-about-the-cryo-system">What I liked about the Cryo System</h2> <p>I enjoyed the morning de-puffing ritual of the cold Cryodrop on my face. It was invigorating and it felt productive to physically smooth out my skin. The Energy Serum feels nice and light, and it didn’t have any negative effects on my skin. I didn’t break out, and it’s a clean-feeling, moisturizing formula. The serum absorbs easily into my skin and doesn’t feel oily. I loved watching the bags under my eyes deflate in seconds when I applied the Cryodrop—very cool! (Literally.) So if you’re prone to puffiness, this could be a great additoin to your skincare routine.</p> <h2 id="what-i-didn-t-like-about-the-cryo-system">What I didn't like about the Cryo System</h2> <p>Fumbling with the steel orb and dropping it (and then worrying about dropping it) was a bit stressful. I also didn’t enjoy having one more skincare step in my daily routine. Although I saw de-puffing results, I can’t say I noticed much in the way of wrinkle reduction, but I also don’t expect a serum to effectively remove wrinkles. </p> <h2 id="does-the-cryo-system-from-sio-actually-work">Does the Cryo System from SiO actually work?</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="CryoDrop system" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="SiO" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--85f_K97k--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/630510065ba34c2d/cryo-drop-sio.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: SiO </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Would you pay $135 for this system?</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Now to the part that you actually want to know: Does it work? It’s hard to tell if my wrinkles actually diminished, but I will say the de-puffing really works. And the de-puffing action under my eyes in the morning is rather nice, I would continue using the Cryodrop for that benefit. I can’t tell a huge difference when it comes to wrinkles, though. The serum did not make me break out, which is a plus. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p>If you have the money to spend, I'd recommend the Cryo System for its impressive de-puffing effects. It was not too effective in eliminating wrinkles, so if this is your main goal, you may have better results with <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=klUbzpirF/s&amp;mid=44408&amp;murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.siobeauty.com%2F">SiO's wrinkle-fighting patches</a>. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <h2 id="get-the-sio-cryo-system-for-135"><a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=klUbzpirF/s&amp;mid=44408&amp;murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.siobeauty.com%2Fproducts%2Fcryosystem">Get the SiO Cryo System for $135</a></h2> <p><em>The product experts at <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/">Reviewed</a> have all your shopping needs covered. Follow Reviewed on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/reviewed">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/reviewed">Twitter</a>, and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reviewed/">Instagram</a> for the latest deals, product reviews, and more.</em></p> <p><em>Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.</em></p> Is Investing In A Gore-Tex Jacket Worth It? https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/features/gore-tex-worth-money Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:654031f5-6324-55f1-404b-efeb5c224e5a Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:54:35 +0000 <img alt="Is Investing In A Gore-Tex Jacket Worth It?" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--YWYdaxuA--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1600119709000/Shell.jpg" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>In most parts of Canada, there’s a good chunk of the year when a waterproof shell jacket can make your life a lot more comfortable, no matter whether you’re running errands around town or taking on a multi-day trek in the backcountry. A good shell can be lightweight and breathable enough to wear on its own in wet weather during warmer months, and, when the temperature drops, be worn over a mid-and-base layer to keep cold winds and precipitation at bay.</p> <p>If you’ve done any shopping for a shell jacket, however, you’ve probably noticed that there is a big range in cost, A basic rain jacket that can cost under $100, while high-end, high-tech shells that can run upwards of $1,000. While many factors account for the huge differences in price, the main one is the waterproof membrane fabric that’s at the heart of each shell.<br> The one brand name membrane fabric that everyone knows is Gore-Tex. In addition to being the best-known membrane fabric out there, it’s also the most expensive. Many Gore-Tex shells start at around $500. Some, like Arc'teryx’s top-end Alpha SV jacket (<a href="https://www.altitude-sports.com/products/arcteryx-alpha-sv-jacket-mens-llll-arc-25681">men’s</a>/<a href="https://arcteryx.com/ca/en/shop/womens/alpha-sv-jacket">women’s</a>), are near the $1,000 mark. </p> <h2 id="what-is-gore-tex">What is Gore-Tex?</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Gore-Tex fabric" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Gore-Tex" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--C4TwsSQz--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/86e20455d77a427f/gore-tex-membrane.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Gore-Tex </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>creating a waterproof-breathable membrane fabric is a complicated business.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Gore-Tex has been around for more than fifty years and has been improved upon over that time, but the basic principle of the material remains the same. As the company behind the fabric explains, the membrane is filled with billions of tiny pores per square inch, which are small enough to keep water droplets out, but big enough to let water vapor escape. This lets the fabric remain breathable, even when you’re working up a sweat, and works to make it windproof as well as waterproof.<br> Kristin Nelson, Director of Merchandise for <a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mec.ca%2Fen%2F&amp;xcust=CANADA">Mountain Equipment Co-op</a>, explained to us that you can “think of a rain jacket as a sandwich of fabric layers.” “The fabrics are made of layers bonded together to form one textile, she says, “typically, two-layer, 2.5-layer or three-layer construction.” The materials used for those layers can vary from one shell jacket to another, which can make for big differences in weight and packability, not to mention the price. That makes it important to “choose the right ones for your activities,” Nelson says.</p> <p>According to Nelson, a two-layer shell is the most basic and affordable type of Gore-Tex shell available—the Arc’teryx Solano (<a href="https://www.mec.ca/en/product/6005-679/Solano-Hoody">men’s</a>/<a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mec.ca%2Fen%2Fproduct%2F6005-654%2FSolano-Coat&amp;xcust=CANADA">women’s</a>) is one slightly more premium example. They can be great as a casual rain jacket for wearing around town, or potentially some outdoor activities like downhill skiing. The two-layer construction consists of a waterproof-breathable membrane that is laminated to the outer fabric to act as a single layer, Nelson explains, while a mesh or fabric lining is stitched into the jacket. “two-layer jackets are very durable and the sewn-in liners are really comfortable,” Nelson says, but “they are usually heavier and bulkier than other types of jackets due to their comfy liners.” </p> <p>2.5-layer Gore-Tex shells, like the Marmot Minimalist (<a href="https://www.amazon.ca/Marmot-Minimalist-Jacket-Black-X-Large/dp/B078WFHR5Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&amp;gclid=CjwKCAjw74b7BRA_EiwAF8yHFNGvM6OIzC7yxkH1QtzEVoUhvjNIZk69HHTshInkzFIKEwAzH9qSehoCBjsQAvD_BwE&amp;hvadid=208406932447&amp;hvdev=c&amp;hvlocphy=1001927&amp;hvnetw=g&amp;hvqmt=e&amp;hvrand=3649256527843322765&amp;hvtargid=kwd-296966029196&amp;hydadcr=29883_10010808&amp;keywords=marmot+minimalist&amp;qid=1600285894&amp;sr=8-1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=reviewedcan-20&amp;linkId=3e1fae2adb94d478faf77b00c0fce12d&amp;language=en_CA">men’s</a> / <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/Marmot-Womens-Minimalist-Jacket-Black/dp/B078WFYCYH/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&amp;gclid=CjwKCAjw74b7BRA_EiwAF8yHFNGvM6OIzC7yxkH1QtzEVoUhvjNIZk69HHTshInkzFIKEwAzH9qSehoCBjsQAvD_BwE&amp;hvadid=208406932447&amp;hvdev=c&amp;hvlocphy=1001927&amp;hvnetw=g&amp;hvqmt=e&amp;hvrand=3649256527843322765&amp;hvtargid=kwd-296966029196&amp;hydadcr=29883_10010808&amp;keywords=marmot+minimalist&amp;qid=1600285894&amp;sr=8-4&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=reviewedcan-20&amp;linkId=4f14736d2abd83993215ebe517ac81ec&amp;language=en_CA">women’s</a>), are perhaps the most confusing of the lot, since you can’t really have a half layer of fabric. As Nelson explains, the “half” layer is actually a thin coating with a raised print that’s applied to the inside of the membrane. That means they are “usually very lightweight and packable since there’s no inner liner,” Nelson says. She also notes, however, that “some people think the coating can feel sticky against their skin,” and that “the thin coating is not as durable as a fabric liner, so the overall lifetime of a 2.5-layer jacket will be shorter than other types of rain jackets.” That can make them great for travelling, she says, or as a more compact jacket for hiking, mountaineering or cycling.</p> <p>The most premium Gore-Tex option are shells with a three-layer construction, which Nelson says “actually feel like they’re made with just one layer.” This, she explains, is because all three layers—the outer fabric, membrane, and liner— are bonded together, “so they feel like one piece of fabric.” That makes them more durable and more breathable than other types of construction. According to Nelson, they are lighter and more packable than a two-layer jacket, but a bit heavier and less packable than 2.5-layer jackets.” If you’re willing to pay the premium, Nelson says they’re an excellent choice for anyone spending a ton of time outdoors, whether you’re hiking, biking, or backcountry skiing. MEC’s Synergy jackets for <a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mec.ca%2Fen%2Fproduct%2F6000-457%2FSynergy-HD-Gore-Tex-Jacket&amp;xcust=CANADA">men</a> and <a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mec.ca%2Fen%2Fproduct%2F6000-459%2FSynergy-HD-Gore-Tex-Jacket&amp;xcust=CANADA">women</a> are one example.</p> <h2 id="non-gore-tex-options">Non-Gore-Tex Options</h2> <p>Gore-Tex may be the biggest name around, but it’s far from the only option when it comes to waterproof, breathable membrane fabrics. Some clothing makers like <a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mec.ca%2Fen%2Fbrand%2Fthe-north-face%2Fproducts%2Fc%2F100%3Forg_text%3Dnorth%2Bface&amp;xcust=CANADA">The North Face</a> and <a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mec.ca%2Fen%2Fbrand%2Foutdoor-research%2Fproducts%2Fc%2F100%3Ftext_redirected%3Doutdoor%2Bresearch%26org_text%3DOutdoor%2Bresearch&amp;xcust=CANADA">Outdoor Research</a>, have developed their own membrane technology, while others rely on membrane fabrics developed by third parties. MEC’s Kristin Nelson singles out <a href="https://pertex.com/shield-2/">Pertex Shield</a>, which is used in some of MEC’s own shells like its Aquanator rain jackets, as one example. As she notes, however, there are also plenty of unbranded membrane options used by various companies that can make for a more budget-friendly option.</p> <figure> <div> <img alt="Patagonia Galvanized jacket" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Patagonia" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--5orBt58h--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/09131cb73bac4adf/patagonia-galvanized.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Patagonia </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>While Patagonia's Galvanized jacket is already breathable, its built-in pit zips help to shed additional heat on-the-go.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>They rely on the same principles of membrane technology as Gore-Tex but can vary in effectiveness. Some, like The North Face’s FutureLight fabric, as seen in their Dryzzle jackets (<a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mec.ca%2Fen%2Fproduct%2F6006-360%2FDryzzle-Futurelight-Jacket&amp;xcust=CANADA">men</a>/<a href="https://www.mec.ca/en/product/6006-356/Dryzzle-Futurelight-Jacket">women</a>) can go toe-to-toe with Gore-Tex, but they also demand a similar premium, while others can be considerably more affordable. Outdoor enthusist sites <a href="https://www.outdoorgearlab.com">OutdoorGearLab</a> and <a href="https://www.switchbacktravel.com">Switchback Travel</a>, single out Outdoor Research’s Interstellar jacket (<a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thelasthunt.com%2Fproducts%2Foutdoor-research-interstellar-jacket-mens-llll-orr-264419%3Fgclid%3DCjwKCAjw74b7BRA_EiwAF8yHFC9H6IZEeYsfLzf9n9ef53CLfeVnYC-Q39FSqDDp_nneRuAN0mx52hoC1EsQAvD_BwE&amp;xcust=CANADA">men’s</a>/<a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thelasthunt.com%2Fproducts%2Foutdoor-research-interstellar-jacket-womens-llll-orr-271430&amp;xcust=CANADA">women’s</a>), which uses the company's own <a href="https://www.outdoorresearch.com/blog/article/the-science-behind-ascentshell-technology">AscentShell</a> technology, as their top budget hardshell jacket. Patagonia’s own H2No membrane technology used in jackets like its Galvanized shell (<a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mec.ca%2Fen%2Fproduct%2F6001-716%2FGalvanized-Jacket&amp;xcust=CANADA">men’s</a>/<a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mec.ca%2Fen%2Fproduct%2F6001-707%2FGalvanized-Jacket&amp;xcust=CANADA">women’s</a>), and Columbia’s Omni-Tech fabric used in many of its products, including the men’s <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/Columbia-Watertight-Front-Zip-Hooded-Jacket/dp/B00DQYWGCC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&amp;keywords=Columbia+Watertight+II&amp;qid=1600289229&amp;sr=8-1-spons&amp;psc=1&amp;spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExUkNHTTZWMjJaSE03JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTcyNzAwMU4yMEI0TjM0Tk44TyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDAyNTQ5M0haOFEySjhVR1JaUCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=&amp;&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=reviewedcan-20&amp;linkId=c395a124c972ed5f78c28bbdc1ac1e8e&amp;language=en_CA">Watertight II</a> and women’s <a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.ca%2FColumbia-Womens-Arcadia-Jacket-Medium%2Fdp%2FB00DQYPM6O%2Fref%3Das_li_ss_tl%3Fdchild%3D1%26keywords%3DColumbia%2BArcadia%2BII%26qid%3D1600289349%26sr%3D8-2%26linkCode%3Dll1%26tag%3Dreviewedcan-20%26linkId%3D2e047d8e99bd44f5342088f8b4675cf6%26language%3Den_CA&amp;xcust=CANADA">Arcadia II</a>, are some other more affordable alternatives to Gore-Tex that consistently get high marks from customers.</p> <h2 id="the-bottom-line">The Bottom Line</h2> <p>Whatever option you choose, a shell that uses a membrane of any type is a major step up from the most basic and inexpensive rain jackets that do not. Those might do a decent job of keeping the rain out, but they offer little breathability and will inevitably end up sticking to your skin if you work up the least bit of sweat. When it comes to membrane technology, you generally do get what you pay for when you invest in a shell jacket, but there can be a case of diminishing returns—where you’re paying a big increase in price for a comparatively smaller increase in performance. That may well be worth it if you’re regularly pushing yourself to the limit in extreme conditions, but for casual or light outdoor use, a shell that balances price and performance will likely be a better choice for most people.</p> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-container col-12"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content"> <h2 class="tbrn-article__related-content-title" id="related-content">Related content</h2> <ul class="tbrn-article__related-content-list"> <li class="tbrn-article__related-content-item"> <img class="lazyload blur-up tbrn-article__related-content-image" data-src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--TEHy-04w--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_xy_center,h_150,q_auto,w_200,x_2294,y_1365/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1551735354000/heromascara.jpg" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--wfaWHIll--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_xy_center,h_150,q_1,w_200,x_2294,y_1365/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1551735354000/heromascara.jpg"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-text"> <h4 class="tbrn-article__related-content-heading"> <img class="tbrn-article_related-content-svg" src="/packs/media/images/icon-exclamation-859a51cf17b617432be0b49db97b8488.svg"> best-right-now </h4> <a class="tbrn-article__related-content-link" data-gaaction="Clicks" data-gacategory="Related Articles" data-galabel="Story 1 - The Best Drugstore Mascara of 2020" href="https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/best-right-now/the-best-drugstore-mascara"> The Best Drugstore Mascara of 2020 </a> </div> </li> <li class="tbrn-article__related-content-item"> <img class="lazyload blur-up tbrn-article__related-content-image" data-src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--a8v8Hz2o--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_auto,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1599753457108/hobby-box-hero.png" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--TCV03b-c--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_1,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1599753457108/hobby-box-hero.png"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-text"> <h4 class="tbrn-article__related-content-heading"> <img class="tbrn-article_related-content-svg" src="/packs/media/images/icon-check-small-ba6422ca58d1b21605214cdee5a81fef.svg"> feature </h4> <a class="tbrn-article__related-content-link" data-gaaction="Clicks" data-gacategory="Related Articles" data-galabel="Story 2 - 15 subscription boxes to try if you need a new hobby" href="https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/features/15-subscription-boxes-try-if-you-need-new-hobby"> 15 subscription boxes to try if you need a new hobby </a> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> Why Amazon won't ship some items from the U.S. to Canada https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/features/why-amazon-wont-ship-some-items-us-canada Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:240f4b3c-750b-2766-06a2-8b1e9eb1bd7c Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:50:34 +0000 <img alt="Why Amazon won&#39;t ship some items from the U.S. to Canada" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--oPXzAlhM--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1599672042409/AmazonDelivery.jpg" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>When it comes to online shopping, it's no secret to Canadians that <a href="https://www.amazon.com/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll2&amp;tag=rvwtbrn-20&amp;linkId=4689326206c7949abe036ba5fed87cbe&amp;language=en_US">Amazon.com</a> offers a much wider selection of items and better deals (depending on the current U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate) than its <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll2&amp;tag=reviewedcan-20&amp;linkId=4c2cf5161353091c8f3a9fe88e22c0a6&amp;language=en_CA">Amazon.ca</a> counterpart. Shoppers in Canada can often have purchases from Amazon.com delivered directly to their doorsteps. But every once in a while, they'll encounter the dreaded message: "this item cannot ship to your selected delivery location."</p> <p>Understanding what can and what can't be shipped to Canada from the United States, as well as what makes shopping on Amazon's U.S. site instead of Amazon.ca worthwhile, can go a long way towards making you a happier, savvier online consumer. </p> <hr> <h3>Why Shop Amazon.com instead of Amazon.ca?</h3> <p>Aside from its wider selection of products and better deals, Amazon.com often offers products at a much lower price than Amazon Canada does. Even after factoring in the currency exchange rate, duties, taxes, and additional credit card fees, a product purchased on Amazon’s U.S. site can still cost <a href="https://www.crossbordershopping.ca/amazoncom-vs-amazonca-guide-to-online-cross-border-shopping-canadians">up to 50% less</a> than if you were to buy it from Amazon.ca. Additionally, Amazon.com may offer products from brand names that can't be found anywhere in Canada. </p> <p>Canadians thinking about buying from Amazon.com, should keep a few things in mind:</p> <ul> <li>While the shipping rates might not be bad or even non-existent if you're a Prime member, third-party Amazon sellers may charge an extra <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freight_forwarder">freight forwarding</a> fee. You’ll be charged Canadian sales taxes, including HST, GST, and/or PST, on any purchase you make. -There are also <a href="https://quotes.borderbuddy.com/quotesnow/?keyword=calculate%20duty&amp;gclid=Cj0KCQjwg8n5BRCdARIsALxKb95Qi1iZvAJJoGje5hOr94Oc_m3rdI6KzSvAQ9C-iKErEFGMHORRe24aAlM2EALw_wcB">duty rates</a> to consider. These can range from 5% to 20%, or more. The value of our dollar, versus the U.S. dollar, is in constant flux. Be careful not to buy anything from the United States when our dollar’s value is low. </li> <li>Foreign currency transaction fees from your credit card or PayPal account will be added to your bill. They usually average about 2.5% of the total cost of your purchase. If you make frequent online purchases from companies outside of Canada, it’s worth talking to your financial institution about credit cards that don’t have foreign transaction fees. </li> </ul> <h3>Why Can’t Some Items be Shipped to Canada?</h3> <figure> <div> <img alt="Why Amazon won't ship some things to Canada" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Amazon" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--uvtnxVkq--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/62fb9210c4044a5a/amazon_picker.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Amazon </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>For some third-party Amazon sellers, shipping products to Canada isn't worth the hassle.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>There are two main reasons you might not be able to order an item from Amazon U.S. to ship to Canada:</p> <h2 id="vendor-s-choice">Vendor’s Choice</h2> <p>Sometimes, a company based outside of Canada may choose not to ship to our country because they aren't familiar with our border restrictions. A failure to understand our shipping restrictions can lead to the shipment being returned to its point of origin or being held by customs. In either instance, the vendor would not only lose their sale, but they’d also be responsible for the cost of returning the package. </p> <p>Some vendors won’t ship to Canada because of the mountains of paperwork involved. Louis-Carl Brissette Lesage, a spokesperson for <a href="https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca">The Canadian Border Services Agency</a>, which is in charge of enforcing policies relating to international agreements as they apply at the Canadian border, says that some overseas companies get around this red tape by selling their products to a third-party seller in the United States that’s better equipped to navigate Canada’s customs requirements.</p> <p>There are also complications that arise when contracts cross borders. </p> <p>Some businesses may not want to ship electronics, for example, from the U.S. to Canada, because of their warranty. Many manufacturers won’t honor the warranty on products sold outside of their region of origin, leaving Canadians who bought a complicated electronic device high and dry, should something go wrong with it. Where physical media, like CDs and DVDs, are concerned, individual artists and entertainment companies often assign specific rights to Canadian merchants. As such, importing music and movies into Canada from a foreign company like Amazon.com, would violate those rights, potentially placing the foreign company in legal hot water.</p> <p>If you run into a product on Amazon.com that won’t ship to Canada, you might want to consider using a third-party shipping company like Borderlinx or Parcl. They provide a U.S. mailing address that your packages can be shipped to. Once the product shows up, they’ll send it to your address in Canada. Just be sure that what you buy will be allowed to cross the border, first.</p> <h3>Legalities</h3> <figure> <div> <img alt="Why Amazon won't ship some things to Canada" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Canadian Border Services Agency" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--fWv9tOoz--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/47de6db1a47d4197/canada_border_services_agent_.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Canadian Border Services Agency </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The CBSA is charged with enforcing the laws that dictate what can and can't enter Canada.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Brissette-Lesage says that items from Amazon.com might be prohibited or restricted for sale in Canada due to regulatory requirements or government certifications that the product doesn’t meet. Medicines that haven’t been approved by Health Canada, are an example of this. Further, products like vitamins and supplements imported to Canada must meet our <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/natural-non-prescription/regulation.html">labeling rules</a>. Even if a drug or supplement is approved for use in Canada, they may still not be allowed into or out of the country, due to regulatory issues. The muscle-pain drug, Robaxacet, is an example of this. Canadians can buy it, over-the-counter, in any drugstore. However, in the United States, a prescription is required to purchase it. </p> <p>For a deeper dive into the products that are and are not allowed to cross our border, the CBSA provides consumers with a <a href="https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/declare-eng.html#_s19">comprehensive list</a> of what can and can't be shipped into Canada, from Amazon.com or anywhere else.</p> <p>The Bottom Line</p> <ul> <li>It’s up to companies like Amazon.com to decide if they want to jump through the hoops required to sell products to Canadians or not. </li> <li>For a massive company like Amazon, it makes sense that they'd prefer to sell to Canada almost exclusively, or at least predominantly, through their Canadian website to keep things simple. In order to keep costs low, these orders are sent to customers from fulfillment centres, located in Canada (Amazon declined to comment on this topic.)</li> <li>If a product is legally allowed to come to Canada and it's something you really want and/or can't get otherwise, do the math. If it's worth your while, consider using a packaging forwarding service to get it. </li> <li>Keep in mind that, even if you’re getting a great deal from Amazon.com, every product you buy from outside of our borders potentially takes money out of the pocket of a Canadian business.</li> </ul> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-container col-12"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content"> <h2 class="tbrn-article__related-content-title" id="related-content">Related content</h2> <ul class="tbrn-article__related-content-list"> <li class="tbrn-article__related-content-item"> <img class="lazyload blur-up tbrn-article__related-content-image" data-src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--TEHy-04w--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_xy_center,h_150,q_auto,w_200,x_2294,y_1365/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1551735354000/heromascara.jpg" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--wfaWHIll--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_xy_center,h_150,q_1,w_200,x_2294,y_1365/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1551735354000/heromascara.jpg"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-text"> <h4 class="tbrn-article__related-content-heading"> <img class="tbrn-article_related-content-svg" src="/packs/media/images/icon-exclamation-859a51cf17b617432be0b49db97b8488.svg"> best-right-now </h4> <a class="tbrn-article__related-content-link" data-gaaction="Clicks" data-gacategory="Related Articles" data-galabel="Story 1 - The Best Drugstore Mascara of 2020" href="https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/best-right-now/the-best-drugstore-mascara"> The Best Drugstore Mascara of 2020 </a> </div> </li> <li class="tbrn-article__related-content-item"> <img class="lazyload blur-up tbrn-article__related-content-image" data-src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--a8v8Hz2o--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_auto,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1599753457108/hobby-box-hero.png" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--TCV03b-c--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_1,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1599753457108/hobby-box-hero.png"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-text"> <h4 class="tbrn-article__related-content-heading"> <img class="tbrn-article_related-content-svg" src="/packs/media/images/icon-check-small-ba6422ca58d1b21605214cdee5a81fef.svg"> feature </h4> <a class="tbrn-article__related-content-link" data-gaaction="Clicks" data-gacategory="Related Articles" data-galabel="Story 2 - 15 subscription boxes to try if you need a new hobby" href="https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/features/15-subscription-boxes-try-if-you-need-new-hobby"> 15 subscription boxes to try if you need a new hobby </a> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> 10 gifts by Canada’s Indigenous Peoples https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/features/10-gifts-canadas-indigenous-peoples Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:cee4b39a-40d5-3ffa-af29-79e7a6ab5550 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:49:27 +0000 <img alt="10 gifts by Canada’s Indigenous Peoples" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--oCX-O4u2--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1599621350844/indigenousgifts.jpg" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>If you’re looking to go the extra mile to help the Canadian economy, supporting online shops and boutiques founded by Canada’s Indigenous communities is a great place to start. Doing so helps Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis to continue to thrive financially while celebrating their unique and vibrant culture. Here, 10 stunning gifts by Indigenous communities of Canada you can buy to treat yourself or a loved one.</p> <h2 id="1-this-bright-scarf">1. This bright scarf</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Hinaani scarf" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Hinaani" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--qY_uMaOS--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/6b506eb68b414bcb/hinaani_scarf.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Hinaani </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>This bright and beautiful scarf is an homage to Indigenous domestic life.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Based out of Arviat, Nunavut, Hinaani is an Inuit-owned business that offers a comprehensive selection of sustainable apparel and accessories, inspired by northern Canada’s arctic landscape. </p> <p>This scarf features vibrant hues, a floral pattern and a smattering of uliut (knives used for everything from cooking to building in Indigenous culture) for an authentic Indigenous look, printed on a buttery-soft lightweight poly chiffon fabric. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.hinaani.ca/products/yellow-piruqhiat-scarf?variant=41657953619">Get the Yellow Piruqhiat Scarf at Hinaani</a></p> <h2 id="2-this-nostalgic-soap">2. This nostalgic soap</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Uasau Soap" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Uasau Soap" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--cmuGCnHd--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/ee376d45088a42cc/uasau_soap.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Uasau Soap </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>A child-like scent made of sophisticated ingredients.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>When using Uasau Soap, you can feel good about what you slather over your body. Using traditional Inuit sustainable harvesting techniques, the company wastes nothing in the production of their products. The brand hopes that “by feeling whale blubber, seal oil or arctic seaweed on your skin […] you will let yourself be transported to the Nuna [the name Indigenous Peoples <a href="http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1191633&amp;dswid=7309">give their own land</a>].” </p> <p>Their Bowhead Bubble Gum Hand and Body Soap’s gentle aroma will additionally transport you back to your childhood and will leave your skin baby-soft, thanks to natural ingredients like Bowhead Whale oil, carrot, cucumber, and aloe vera.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://uasausoap.com/collections/soaps/products/uasau-soap-hand-and-body-bubblegum-bowhead-whale-jpg">Get the Bowhead Bubble Gum Hand and Body Soap at Uasau Soap</a></p> <h2 id="3-this-facial-hair-kit">3. This facial hair kit</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Yukon Soaps facial hair" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Yukon Soaps" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--n-TAcgm2--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/2196ba3da5544dd3/yukon_soaps_facial_hair_kit.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Yukon Soaps </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Put your best face forward.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>The Yukon Soaps Company is a community-minded endeavour, based in the small town of Mayo, Yukon. Offering soaps, salves and so much more, their online store is a one-stop-shop for all things self-care, featuring products that pay homage to the Yukon’s rich landscape. </p> <p>Ingredients such as rose petals and juniper berries are harvested locally and infused into each of their products, allowing your natural beauty to shine through. Their Yukon Man Toolkit contains beard oil, shave soap, moustache wax, a wooden soap dish “made by a fine fella in Mayo,” a shave brush, and four one-ounce soaps, helping you get a barber-quality shave in the comfort of your own home. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://yukonsoaps.com/shop/yukon-man-toolkit/">Get the Yukon Man Toolkit at The Yukon Soaps Company</a></p> <h2 id="4-this-statement-necklace">4. This statement necklace</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Tania Larsson necklace" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Tania Larsson" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s---aTFjf6r--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/46a483ec4d054d7d/tania_larsson_necklace.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Tania Larsson </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>It's a conversation piece for the ages.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Rooted in <a href="https://gwichintribal.ca">Gwich’in</a> culture and designed using materials sourced straight from the earth, jeweller and artist Tania Larsson’s goal is to showcase Arctic Canada’s most celebrated resources. </p> <p>This unique pendant is hand-cut and sanded, creating an original piece of jewelry with each order. The necklace features an adjustable 63.5-centimetre matte sterling silver chain and a 0.12 carat full-cut round diamond set in 18 karat gold. The muskox horn at the base of the necklace’s design is sourced from remote northern Canadian communities: either harvested from found skeletal remains or claimed after a hunt where the muskox provides enough meat to feed multiple families. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://tanialarsson.com/products/muskox-horn-diamond-necklace-1">Get the Muskox Horn Diamond Necklace at Tania Larsson</a></p> <h2 id="5-these-authentic-canadian-fur-warmers">5. These authentic Canadian fur warmers</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Aurora Heat fur" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Aurora Heat" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--tZ4gC7wE--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/6ca2369716114a4c/aurora_heat_fur.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Aurora Heat </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Survive any type of tundra with this trick up your sleeve.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>When Brenda Dragon’s son came home from a day of snowboarding with frostbitten hands, the Dënesųłiné-French-Métis heritage entrepreneur instantly knew that she wanted to help her family as well as other Canadians to protect themselves from the harsh Canadian cold. Remembering the warmth that came with wearing furs while her parents tended to their trapline, Dragon tailored multi-use, sustainable beaver furs into her son’s gloves, and Aurora Heat was born. </p> <p>In this handy bundle, you’ll get a head and body warmer, thumb warmers, and foot warmers in your choice of thickness and color (black or brown). They make the perfect gift for that friend who enjoys winter sports or gets cold easily.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.auroraheat.ca/products.html?store-page=Traditional-Deluxe-Bundle-p168059368">Get the Traditional Deluxe Bundle at Aurora Heat</a></p> <h2 id="6-these-cozy-mukluks">6. These cozy mukluks</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Tribal Trade mukluks" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Tribal Trade" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--zPw0nGns--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/96374cab99dc401a/tribal_trade_mukluks.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Tribal Trade </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>They're a practical way to celebrate Indigenous culture.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>You’d be hard-pressed to find a Canadian who hasn’t relied solely on mukluks to help them survive a particularly gruelling winter. Lined with sheepskin shearling and a cowhide suede outer, these mukluks, an Aboriginal term for winter boots, combine traditional Métis artistry with modern manufacturing techniques to provide a 15.5-centimetre high ankle boot that’s both stylish enough to show off with your favorite pair of jeans and durable enough to help you brave the elements thanks to long-lasting and high-performance Vibram soles. They aren’t waterproof, however, so you’ll want to consider coating them with a protective agent such as <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/TANA-Universal-Protector-Aerosol-Spray/dp/B003M5DO4Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=3E8PRKTXTWDVJ&amp;dchild=1&amp;keywords=tana+all+protector&amp;qid=1597076463&amp;sprefix=tana+all,aps,280&amp;sr=8-1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=reviewedca-20&amp;linkId=6dc615c12c75579455414ff882d516af&amp;language=en_CA">this pray from Tana</a>.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://tribaltradeco.com/collections/new-mukluks/products/keewatin-trim-mukluk-oak">Get the Keewatin Trim Mukluk in Oak at Tribal Trade</a></p> <h2 id="7-this-multi-use-wrap">7. This multi-use wrap</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Chloë Angus wrap" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--o82Elw4A--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/395f5f051ffd4c99/chloe_angus_scarf.jpg"> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Turn heads in this symbolic, lively pattern.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Wearable as a scarf, shawl, poncho, or cardigan, the Chloë Angus wrap is designed to keep you feeling warm and looking cool. A wearable piece of art, its salmon egg pattern is said to serve as a symbol of life, renewal, abundance, and opportunity. As part of the company’s Spirit Collection, this unique garment is a collaboration between Chloë Angus, the Vancouver-based designer, her husband Gabe who is Métis, and First Nations artists. Having grown up in a predominantly First Nations community, Chloe shares on her website, “The Spirit Collection is my way of honouring the Indigenous People of Canada. Collaborating with Indigenous artists to create a modern representation of Canadian style for women, men, and home.”<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.chloeangus.com/collections/button-wraps/products/spirit-wrap-salmon-roe-cream-multicolour">Get The Spirit Wrap—Salmon Roe in Cream/Multicolor at Chloë Angus</a></p> <h2 id="8-this-energizing-espresso">8. This energizing espresso</h2> <p><figure> <div> <img alt="Spirit Bear Coffee Company" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Spirit Bear Coffee Company" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--KHUPWrP_--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/6b381c9b613f4420/spirit_bear_coffee.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Spirit Bear Coffee Company </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>It'll perk you right up.</p></figcaption> </figure><br> Spirit Bear Coffee Company, the first Indigenous-owned and -operated coffee brand in Canada, isn’t only a purveyor of popular coffee, but are active in partnering with <a href="https://spiritbearcoffeecompany.com/pages/friends">local organizations</a> committed to rescuing and healing injured wildlife native to their territories. <br> And that’s where their coffee—all named after mystic animals in Indigenous folklore—comes in. Coffee is a great call when it comes to gifting—but even better? A rich and balanced espresso. With notes of dark chocolate and nuts and sourced from South America, Asia and Africa, their Raven Espresso beans promise to deliver “ravenous flavour and a long finish.” The best part is that you have nine different grinds to choose from, like coarse, fine and Turkish.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://spiritbearcoffeecompany.com/collections/coffee/products/raven-espresso-1">Get Raven Espresso at Spirit Bear Coffee Company for $34.98 per kilogram</a></p> <h2 id="9-these-summer-scents">9. These summer scents</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Angela Demontigny candles" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Angela Demontigny" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--qjQ86KyJ--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/dd2db8bb3c9642b6/demontigny_candles.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Angela Demontigny </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Set the mood while saving on your hydro bil.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Candles can transform the look and feel of any space on a sensory level. These ones, from Angela Demontigny, are made with essential oils from Indigenous plants that are said to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. With names like Sweetgrass &amp; Sage, Woodland Forest, and Indian Summer, the candles offer gentle mood-setting aromas and lighting for your home and make a great gift. What’s more, once your candles have run out, you may reuse their tins.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.angelademontigny.com/summer-scent-trio/summer-scent-trio">Get the Summer Scient Trio at Angela Demontigny</a></p> <h2 id="10-this-soothing-tea">10. This soothing tea</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Sḵwálwen Botanicals soap" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Sḵwálwen Botanicals" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--01JNJv2S--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/462014b7ca74490d/skwalwen_botanicals_soap.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Sḵwálwen Botanicals </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Nothing compares to a soothing cup of tea at the end of the day.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Sḵwálwen Botanicals, a <a href="https://www.squamish.net/">Squamish Nation</a> boutique, is the ultimate destination for small-batch botanicals harvested using traditional Indigenous techniques, be it in the form of body butter or fragrant teas. </p> <p>Whether you’re cooped up sick at home or looking to stay warm from the inside out, the Nékwentsut Rose+Nettle+Mint Tea’s potent blend of wild rosehip, nettle and mint is a teatime must-have. In addition to the tea’s scent and taste perking you up, Sḵwálwen Botanicals claims that the tea is high in immunity-boosting vitamin C and aids in digestion.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://skwalwen.com/collections/all/products/nekwentsut-rose-nettle-mint-tea">Get the Nékwentsut Rose+Nettle+Mint Tea at Sḵwálwen Botanicals</a></p> <p><em>The product experts at <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/">Reviewed</a> have all your shopping needs covered. 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Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>As we are spending more time at home, we’ve picked up new hobbies, <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/cooking/features/dish-review-tried-culinary-institute-americas-online-classes">tried making new dishes</a>, and are (probably) ready to take on more challenging tasks, like <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/best-right-now/the-best-juicers">juicing</a>. Even as a person who once completed a juice cleanse challenge, I had never pictured myself making a glass of smooth, pulp-free, and refreshing juice from fruits and vegetables myself.</p> <p>After hearing that NutriBullet had expanded upon its popular blender product line to include a juicer, I was immediately drawn to it because I miss the freshly-squeezed orange juice at my favorite brunch spot, which is now permanently closed. Plus, it’s half the price compared to most juicers on the market—but is it too good to be true? </p> <h2 id="what-s-the-nutribullet-juicer-pro">What’s the NutriBullet Juicer Pro?</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="What's the juicer pro?" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="NutriBullet" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--xNITvFgm--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/10395bd17bc94959/nutribulletjuicer.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: NutriBullet </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The juicer comes with many useful accessories including two freezer trays.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>If you own a <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/cooking/best-right-now/the-best-personal-blenders">personal blender</a>, you’re probably familiar with the NutriBullet brand. We like their <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012T634SM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=091903095e695de43b198e861f28e60d&amp;language=en_US">Magic Bullet blender</a> for its portability, powerful motor, and ease of use, so we decided to give their juicer a try. </p> <p>This <a href="https://www.pntra.com/t/SENKSklGTEZDSEZIRkxOQ0dPTk5ORw">centrifugal juicer ($149.99)</a> consists of a heavy motor base and a pulp basin with a large feed tube. It comes with a juice pitcher with froth separator, two glass to-go bottles, two freezer trays, a recipe guide, and a brush for cleaning the stainless steel sieve. There’s a cleverly designed no-drip spout with a valve that prevents residual liquids from dirtying your countertops. </p> <p>There are three speeds: Low, High, and Turbo, which correlate to the type of ingredients used. For leafy greens, Low is sufficient; for hard ingredients like carrots and beets, High and Turbo speeds may deliver better and faster results. </p> <p>The Juicer Pro comes with a one-year warranty with options for purchasing additional warranty coverage.</p> <p>Juice yield is our top priority when it comes to the juicer testing and this NutriBullet is no exception. As we did with other juicers in our roundup, we made cups of juice from ingredients of various hardnesses, evaluated the texture of the juice, and weighed the liquids and solids after juicing. </p> <h2 id="what-we-like">What we like</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="What we like" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="NutriBullet" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--6xqGFCYA--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1600355763717/whatwelike.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: NutriBullet </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The NutriBullet Juicer Pro has a no-drip spout that'll keep your countertop neat and clean.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>This juicer is designed with home cooks in mind. The assembly process takes very little effort and for a first-timer like me, I had no problem putting together the parts to start juicing. The pulp basin clicks into the motor base firmly and can be further secured by a guardrail that clicks onto the side. In testing, we noticed that the motor won’t turn on if the guardrail isn’t secured in place, which is a great safety feature for families with young children. </p> <p>Juicing felt easy and quick. While the yields weren’t as impressive as the masticating models that we’ve tested, like our winner Omega, this juicer outperformed the other centrifugal models in the best juicers roundup. </p> <p>Whether it was spinach, or kale and apple, or grapefruit, the cups of juice it made were free of pulp, and both smooth and delicious. The plunger is dual-sized, which is useful, as it allows you to push down both large and small ingredients with ease. </p> <p>Compared to other juicers, this one is also easy to clean. You can easily lift up the pulp basin and clean the components either in the sink or in the dishwasher, as they’re dishwasher-safe. The included brush is also very useful for getting rid of the residual pulp that’s stuck on the sieve. </p> <h2 id="what-we-don-t-like">What we don’t like</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="the juicer" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Valerie Li Stack" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--t77YukrZ--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/398bcd7551934594/DSC_3998.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Valerie Li Stack </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Make sure you have enough space for storage before making a purchase.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Though we aren’t expecting juicers to be quiet, this juicer is exceptionally loud when juicing carrots and beets. Fortunately, you won’t have to bear the noise for too long, as it does its job quickly.</p> <p>Like many juicers, this NutriBullet is bulky. Before purchasing one for yourself, you may want to make sure you have enough cabinet storage space or that you’re willing to dedicate a permanent spot for a juicer on your countertop. </p> <p>In terms of accessories, we aren’t big fans of the glass to-go bottles, as we struggled to screw their caps on tightly. </p> <h2 id="should-you-buy-it">Should you buy it?</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Should you buy it?" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / Whitestorm" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--hbzIplcO--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/7a4dfc2a89d34485/Whitestorm.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / Whitestorm </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>If you want to have a glass of freshly made juice every day, this affordable juicer may be right for you.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>High-end juicers don’t come cheap, so this NutriBullet’s Juicer Pro is a much more affordable alternative. If you’re trying to get more vitamins and minerals into your diet or trying to entertain your family with fresh juice, then this juicer may be worth it. </p> <p>In our testing, we’ve found that it does its job well, consistently yielding higher volumes of juice than our top centrifugal juicer in multiple tests. It’s loud, but you probably won’t be dealing with the noise for too long, as its powerful motor can get the work done within seconds, much faster than my Vitamix pro-style blender. </p> <p>Still debating whether to purchase a blender or a juicer? Check out our reviews for the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/cooking/best-right-now/the-best-blenders">best blenders</a> that money can buy. </p> <h2 id="get-the-nutribullet-juicer-pro-at-nutribullet-for-149-99"><a href="https://www.pntra.com/t/SENKSklGTEZDSEZIRkxOQ0dPTk5ORw">Get the NutriBullet Juicer Pro at NutriBullet for $149.99</a></h2> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-container col-12"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content"> <h2 class="tbrn-article__related-content-title" id="related-content">Related content</h2> <ul class="tbrn-article__related-content-list"> <li class="tbrn-article__related-content-item"> <img class="lazyload blur-up tbrn-article__related-content-image" data-src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--f4d8MlK1--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_auto,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1588109851555/best_blenders_smoothies.jpg" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--6ordjzKK--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_1,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1588109851555/best_blenders_smoothies.jpg"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-text"> <h4 class="tbrn-article__related-content-heading"> <img class="tbrn-article_related-content-svg" src="/packs/media/images/icon-exclamation-859a51cf17b617432be0b49db97b8488.svg"> best-right-now </h4> <a class="tbrn-article__related-content-link" data-gaaction="Clicks" data-gacategory="Related Articles" data-galabel="Story 1 - The Best Blenders for Smoothies of 2020" href="https://www.reviewed.com/cooking/best-right-now/the-best-blenders-for-smoothies"> The Best Blenders for Smoothies of 2020 </a> </div> </li> <li class="tbrn-article__related-content-item"> <img class="lazyload blur-up tbrn-article__related-content-image" data-src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--rJbSQU7d--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_auto,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1551216255667/food-processor-v-blender.jpg" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--ZMVPhCMb--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_1,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1551216255667/food-processor-v-blender.jpg"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-text"> <h4 class="tbrn-article__related-content-heading"> <img class="tbrn-article_related-content-svg" src="/packs/media/images/icon-question-6b4ffb254098063b1fc9553f00d9c9a4.svg"> how-to </h4> <a class="tbrn-article__related-content-link" data-gaaction="Clicks" data-gacategory="Related Articles" data-galabel="Story 2 - Food processors vs blenders: What's the difference?" href="https://www.reviewed.com/cooking/features/food-processors-vs-blenders-whats-the-difference"> Food processors vs blenders: What's the difference? </a> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <p><em>The product experts at <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/">Reviewed</a> have all your shopping needs covered. Follow Reviewed on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/reviewed">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/reviewed">Twitter</a>, and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reviewed/">Instagram</a> for the latest deals, product reviews, and more.</em></p> <p><em>Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.</em></p> The Best Smart Home Devices for Apartments of 2020 https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/the-best-smart-home-devices-for-apartments Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:8692ba22-abde-b11b-3277-45c266bc54f1 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:59:36 +0000 <img alt="The Best Smart Home Devices for Apartments" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--NPcWu7gn--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1579192573952/currant-smart-plug.jpg" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>If you live in an apartment, an RV or a tiny house, you may fear that limited space and lack of ability to modify your dwelling will prevent you from creating the smart home of your dreams. Certainly, there are limits to what you can install. However, there are plenty of home automation devices that will fit in nicely in your small space without upsetting your landlord or messing with your compact living space. </p> <p><em>(For those who want products specific to the Amazon environment, be sure to check out the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/best-alexa-amazon-echo-compatible-smart-home-devices">Best Alexa-Compatible Smart Home Devices</a>.)</em></p> <p>The following are products that we've selected specifically with apartment-dwellers in mind, thanks to their compact size and simple installation. Note that in a few cases these are not our favorite overall products, but they're the ones we feel will be best for people living in rentals, tiny houses and other small spaces.</p> <p>These are the best smart home devices for apartments:</p> <ul> <li>Amazon Echo Show 5</li> <li>Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit (Gen 3)</li> <li>Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote (2019)</li> <li>Emerson Sensi Touch WiFi Thermostat</li> <li>D-Link DIR-878</li> <li>Currant WiFi Smart Outlet</li> <li>Flo by Moen Smart Water Leak Detector</li> </ul> <figure> <div> <img alt="Echo Show 5" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Amazon" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--THKjNLgQ--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/365adb2968dd45b9/echo_show_5_hero.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Amazon </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Echo Show 5 fits into small spaces while still bringing all Alexa has to offer.</p></figcaption> </figure> <div id="amazon-echo-show-5-review" class="c-product-widget c-product-widget--big"> <div class="c-product-widget__product"> <div class="c-product-widget__text-container--big"> <div class="classification-label ">Smart Speaker</div> <div class="u3 c-product-widget__name" id="amazon-echo-show-5">Amazon Echo Show 5</div> <div class="c-product-widget__content"> <p>The Amazon Echo Show 5 offers Alexa’s visual cues and video functionality without taking up much room, which makes it perfect for apartments where space is at a premium. The combination of the small but super useful screen with a sleek, modern design makes this little smart speaker look just as at home on a bedside table as it does on a home office desk, a living room shelf, or a kitchen counter. </p> <p>The screen displays a customizable clock but also cycles through useful information to give you insights at a glance. It also gives you the ability to make video calls, which are surprisingly perfect even on the 5-inch screen. You can also check in on video feeds from smart cameras, video baby monitors, and video doorbells. And it can stream TV and movie content, though it's not really designed as a media streaming device.</p> <p><a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/the-best-amazon-echo-smart-speakers">Read more of The Best Amazon Echo Smart Speakers</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="pros-cons"> <div class="pros"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Pros</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Full Alexa capabilities </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Minimal footprint </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Integrated camera cover </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="cons"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Cons</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> None that we could find </p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="where-to-buy"> <div class="where-to-buy__offers"> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HZLHPKP?tag=reviewedcom03-20&amp;linkCode=ogi&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=amazon&amp;source=amazon" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $69.99 from Amazon </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix"></div> <figure> <div> <img alt="Philips Hue White + Color" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed.com / Nick Schmiedicker" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--2KNr7v_l--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/26db37dd67f8404e/philips_hue_color.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed.com / Nick Schmiedicker </div> </div> </figure> <div id="philips-hue-white-and-color-ambiance-a19-starter-kit-gen-3-review" class="c-product-widget c-product-widget--big"> <div class="c-product-widget__product"> <div class="c-product-widget__text-container--big"> <div class="classification-label ">Smart Lightbulbs</div> <div class="u3 c-product-widget__name" id="philips-hue-white-and-color-ambiance-a19-starter-kit-gen-3">Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit (Gen 3)</div> <div class="c-product-widget__content"> <p>One of the quickest ways to deck your apartment out with smart home technology is to replace its standard light bulbs with smart lightbulbs. They can dramatically change the ambiance of a room, enhance your movie nights, and even keep your home safe while you’re on vacation with smart schedules. Across the board, the Philips Hue smart bulbs topped all of our tests thanks to an easy setup, a robust suite of features, and an intuitive app.</p> <p>Additional support with smart assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri add tremendous benefit to an already impressive portfolio. Once you throw in the additional rainbow of possible light colors, these are without a doubt the best smart bulbs you can buy. </p> <p><a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/best-smart-bulbs">Read more of The Best Smart Bulbs</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="pros-cons"> <div class="pros"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Pros</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Easy setup </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Intuitive app </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="cons"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Cons</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Requires hub for remote use </p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="where-to-buy"> <div class="where-to-buy__offers"> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07351P1JK?tag=reviewedcom03-20&amp;linkCode=ogi&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=amazon&amp;source=amazon" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> Buy now at Amazon </a> <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/50053/568844/9383?veh=aff&amp;sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&amp;prodsku=822146662&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F822146662?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=walmart&amp;source=walmart" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $199.99 from Walmart </a> <a href="https://goto.target.com/c/50053/201333/2092?prodsku=52747391&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fphilips-hue-4pk-white-and-color-ambiance-a19-led-smart-bulb-starter-kit%2F-%2FA-52747391&amp;intsrc=APIG_1444?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=target&amp;source=target" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $199.99 from Target </a> <a href="https://knl.mntzrlt.net/shop-rest/api/track/v2/1049/5/11159?oi=5400178242&amp;xp=11&amp;mk=USD_EN&amp;tu=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhphotovideo.com%2Fc%2Fproduct%2F1524508-REG%2Fphilips_548545_hue_a19_starter_kit.html?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=bh&amp;source=skimlinks" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $199.99 from B&amp;H </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix"></div> <figure> <div> <img alt="Amazon Fire TV Interface" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed.com / TJ Donegan" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--tvsytt26--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/a8b1411673534c7e/_Amazon-Fire-TV-Interface.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed.com / TJ Donegan </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Amazon Fire TV interface is a bit busier, with more promos for Amazon Prime and its content partners, or movie rentals if you don't have Amazon Prime.</p></figcaption> </figure> <div id="amazon-fire-tv-stick-4k-with-alexa-voice-remote-2019-review" class="c-product-widget c-product-widget--big"> <div class="c-product-widget__product"> <div class="c-product-widget__text-container--big"> <div class="classification-label ">Streaming Device</div> <div class="u3 c-product-widget__name" id="amazon-fire-tv-stick-with-alexa-voice-remote-2019">Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (2019)</div> <div class="c-product-widget__content"> <p>If you don’t have much room for a streaming box next to your TV, Amazon’s Fire TV is just about perfect. It sticks out of your TV’s HDMI port and offers access to all your favorite streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The Fire TV’s biggest advantage is its inclusion of the Alexa voice assistant for voice searching. </p> <p>Though we think the new Roku Ultra and Apple TV are better all-around streaming options, the Fire TV Stick is a much better option if your main goal is creating a smart home. Alexa can just do so, so much more like set reminders, control smart gadgets, or re-order you popcorn. You can even use the Fire TV app to control your Fire TV if you misplace the remote or want to type in a password without much effort.</p> <p><a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/best-right-now/best-streaming-devices">Read more of The Best Media Streaming Devices</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="pros-cons"> <div class="pros"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Pros</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Alexa-enabled </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Affordable </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="cons"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Cons</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Not as fast as other Fire Sticks </p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="where-to-buy"> <div class="where-to-buy__offers"> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079QHML21?tag=reviewedcom03-20&amp;linkCode=ogi&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=amazon&amp;source=amazon" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $49.99 from Amazon </a> <a href="https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/c/50053/633495/10014?prodsku=6301667&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.bestbuy.com%2Fclick%2F-%2F6301667%2Fpdp&amp;intsrc=APIG_4831?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=bestbuy&amp;source=bestbuy" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $49.99 from Best Buy </a> <a href="https://goto.target.com/c/50053/201333/2092?prodsku=54188026&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Famazon-fire-tv-stick-with-4k-ultra-hd-streaming-media-player-and-alexa-voice-remote-2nd-generation%2F-%2FA-54188026&amp;intsrc=APIG_1444?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=target&amp;source=target" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $49.99 from Target </a> <a href="https://knl.mntzrlt.net/shop-rest/api/track/v2/1049/5/11159?oi=5778748882&amp;xp=11&amp;mk=USD_EN&amp;tu=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhphotovideo.com%2Fc%2Fproduct%2F1442262-REG%2Famazon_b079qhml21_fire_tv_stick_streaming.html?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=bh&amp;source=skimlinks" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $49.99 from B&amp;H </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix"></div> <h2 id="what-makes-a-product-great-for-apartment-dwellers">What makes a product great for apartment dwellers?</h2> <p>There are lots of great smart home products out there, but why did we recommend these picks for those who live in apartments?</p> <p><strong>Installation</strong>—Living in an apartment means that you can't always permanently mount or install your new favorite gadgets. All of our picks in this list can be easily uninstalled without leaving a mess.</p> <p><strong>Portability</strong>—Housing situations can change on a dime, so it's best if all of your favorite tech devices are easily portable from your old home to your new home. Our selections can all be stowed away relatively easily.</p> <p><strong>Small Footprint</strong>—In a rental, space is at a premium. These products can help you to get the most out of your smart home environment without taking up valuable real estate on your TV stand or on your living room table.</p> <hr> <figure> <div> <img alt="sensi_touch_big" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Sensi" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--NPwuvb-z--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1506691920000/Sensi_Touch_big.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Sensi </div> </div> </figure> <div id="emerson-sensi-touch-wi-fi-thermostat-review" class="c-product-widget c-product-widget--big"> <div class="c-product-widget__product"> <div class="c-product-widget__text-container--big"> <div class="classification-label ">Smart Thermostat</div> <div class="u3 c-product-widget__name" id="emerson-sensi-touch-wifi-thermostat">Emerson Sensi Touch WiFi Thermostat</div> <div class="c-product-widget__content"> <p>You might have to run this one by your landlord, but if they’ll give you permission to install a smart thermostat, the one you want is the Emerson Sensi Touch WiFi thermostat. While Nest and Honeywell may be better known smart thermostat brands, we love this one for its smooth installation process, helpful app, and functionality across multiple “smart” assistants. </p> <p>The installation directions in the Sensi app were fantastic and foolproof: the Sensi app actually checks which wires are connected (which tells you if a wire isn’t touching its contact properly), and then checks the viability of that wiring configuration. If you're new at playing around with thermostat wires, this will be hugely reassuring, as will the easy-to-access contact push tabs.</p> <p><a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/the-best-smart-thermostats">Read more of The Best Smart Thermostats</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="pros-cons"> <div class="pros"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Pros</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Works with Apple HomeKit, Alexa, and Google </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Clear directions and easy setup </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Sleek design </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="cons"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Cons</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Nothing we could find </p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="where-to-buy"> <div class="where-to-buy__offers"> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3CEUDH?tag=reviewedcom03-20&amp;linkCode=ogi&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=amazon&amp;source=amazon" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $132.82 from Amazon </a> <a href="https://homedepot.sjv.io/c/50053/459920/8154?prodsku=301231587&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.homedepot.com%2Fp%2FEmerson-Emerson-Sensi-Touch-Wi-Fi-Smart-Thermostat-with-Touchscreen-Color-Display-C-Wire-Required-ST75%2F301231587&amp;intsrc=APIG_2950?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=homedepot&amp;source=homedepot" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $143.16 from Home Depot </a> <a href="https://knl.mntzrlt.net/shop-rest/api/track/v2/1049/5/19853?oi=5904844391&amp;xp=11&amp;mk=USD_EN&amp;tu=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.qvc.com%2Fqvc.product.E300390.html?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=qvc&amp;source=skimlinks" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $186.07 from QVC </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix"></div> <figure> <div> <img alt="D-Link DIR-878 Hero" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="D-Link" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--Y3ip6Gxg--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/101c3864a6214855/d-link-dir-878-best-wifi-router-hero.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: D-Link </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The D-Link DIR-878 is the best wifi router for most people according to our tests.</p></figcaption> </figure> <div id="d-link-dir-878-review" class="c-product-widget c-product-widget--big"> <div class="c-product-widget__product"> <div class="c-product-widget__text-container--big"> <div class="classification-label ">WiFi Router</div> <div class="u3 c-product-widget__name" id="d-link-dir-878">D-Link DIR-878</div> <div class="c-product-widget__content"> <p>All the smart tech in the world won’t do you any good if you have an unreliable internet connection. A good router is the foundation of your smart apartment, so make sure you have a good router before you go any further. </p> <p>Our favorite is the D-Link DIR-878. It gave us the best performance across all of our test locations on our wired file transfer test, and at our toughest, long-range test location, the DIR-878 had the best-combined read and write throughout—and nearly double the speed of the next-fastest router.</p> <p><a href="https://www.reviewed.com/laptops/best-right-now/the-best-wifi-routers">Read more of The Best WiFi Routers</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="where-to-buy"> <div class="where-to-buy__offers"> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XGB3X7R?tag=reviewedcom03-20&amp;linkCode=ogi&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=amazon&amp;source=amazon" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $195.21 from Amazon </a> <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/50053/568844/9383?veh=aff&amp;sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&amp;prodsku=355941869&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F355941869?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=walmart&amp;source=walmart" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $176.30 from Walmart </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix"></div> <figure> <div> <img alt="Currant Smart Outlet" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Currant" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--6JWylYXE--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1579192573952/currant-smart-plug.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Currant </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Currant's Smart Outlet can control and monitor two devices independently.</p></figcaption> </figure> <div id="currant-wifi-smart-outlet-review" class="c-product-widget c-product-widget--big"> <div class="c-product-widget__product"> <div class="c-product-widget__text-container--big"> <div class="classification-label ">Smart Plug</div> <div cl The Best Video Doorbells of 2020 https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/best-smart-doorbells Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:ede86f6a-1007-30a7-7f4c-a64a6728b8e0 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:38:37 +0000 <img alt="The Best Video Doorbells" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--w0Okgcg0--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1576855101811/googlenesthello_kidpressingdoorbell_2.png" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p><a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/best-smart-outdoor-security-cameras">Home security cameras</a> can help keep a watchful eye on the outside of your home, but what about your front door? If you want to see who’s there without getting up, keep an eye out for <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/features/how-smart-doorbells-can-protect-against-holiday-package-theft">porch pirates</a>, or simply make sure the delivery person actually leaves your package while you’re at work, then a video doorbell may be the way to go.</p> <p>With useful features like live video feed that streams to your smartphone, two-way audio, and timely motion detection alerts, a smart video doorbell a viable device to add to your home security system. To find out which will really ring your bell, we’ve tested and compared 14 of the most popular models, and the <strong>Google Nest Hello Smart WiFi Video Doorbell</strong> <span class="inline-affiliate">(<a rel="sponsored" class="conversion" target="_blank" data-quote-url-for="amazon" href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/50053/568844/9383?veh=aff&amp;sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&amp;prodsku=381881630&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F381881630?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=walmart&amp;source=walmart">available at Walmart for $229.00</a>)</span> is our best video doorbell winner, ticking all the boxes we look for in a doorbell camera: reliable connection, quick alerts, detects motion, crystal clear audio, and, most importantly, high-quality video.</p> <p>Here are the best video doorbells we tested, ranked in order:</p> <ol> <li>Google Nest Hello Smart WiFi Video Doorbell</li> <li>Eufy Security Video Doorbell (Battery-Powered)</li> <li>Eufy Security WiFi Video Doorbell</li> <li>Ring Video Doorbell (second-generation)</li> <li>Ring Peephole Cam</li> <li>Remo RemoBell S</li> <li>Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus </li> <li>Skybell Trim Plus</li> <li>Skybell HD</li> <li>Arlo Video Doorbell</li> <li>Ring Video Doorbell Pro</li> <li>August Doorbell Cam Pro</li> <li>August Doorbell Cam</li> <li>Olive &amp; Dove RemoBell</li> </ol> <figure> <div> <img alt="Google Nest Hello" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Google" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--sFYcKUUd--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/85b1166191bb473a/googlenesthello_1.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Google </div> <img class="attachment__award" src="/packs/media/images/best-overall-70e51e9017311dfd1f675e68b2cb74e0.png"> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Google Nest Hello is an easy-to-use doorbell that can recognize familiar faces, sends immediate alerts over data and WiFi, and never lost its connection during our tests.</p></figcaption> </figure> <div id="google-nest-hello-doorbell-review" class="c-product-widget c-product-widget--big"> <div class="c-product-widget__product"> <div class="c-product-widget__text-container--big"> <div class="classification-label ">Best Overall</div> <div class="u3 c-product-widget__name" id="google-nest-hello-smart-wifi-video-doorbell">Google Nest Hello Smart WiFi Video Doorbell</div> <div class="c-product-widget__content"> <p>The best video doorbell we tested is the Google Nest Hello Smart WiFi Video Doorbell. It excels at delivering alerts right away from over WiFi when you’re at home or cellular data when you’re out and about. This doorbell also offers the best video and audio quality of any doorbell we tested, facial recognition alerts for familiar faces, package delivery notifications, and more useful features that will make you feel secure.</p> <p>Video quality is one of the most important features to look for in a smart video doorbell, and the Nest Hello video doorbell really delivers on that front. A smart video doorbell is just like having a home security camera, so you want the quality to be superb, and the Google Nest does not disappoint. The Nest Hello captures video in 4:3 format, whereas Ring records in a 16:9 format (more of a wide-screen look). The advantage that Nest has, according to Google, is that this view is “<a href="https://store.google.com/us/product/nest_hello_doorbell">designed to show people head to toe.</a>”</p> <p>Within the Nest app, you have the option to control the night vision settings. When night vision is on, the video records in black and white. Even so, the video is clear and it’s easy to make out what’s going on outside the front door. </p> <p>As for the audio, we were able to clearly communicate with whoever was at the front door without any audio issues while at home and out and about. The doorbell also comes with several pre-recorded responses, available in 13 different languages, that you can select if you're unable to get to the door.</p> <p>What else makes this a standout doorbell amongst others we tested? For starters, features include facial recognition, sending alerts when it sees someone it recognizes—or doesn't recognize. In our testing, this feature worked accurately on family members—including grandparents who only visit from time to time. </p> <p>This is the only doorbell we tested that offers facial recognition. You can assign a name to each face, so you can know when a member of your household is at the front door. This is a handy feature so you can know <em>exactly</em> who is coming and going without having to closely review every notification. It can be especially helpful if you have a spouse or roommate who returns home from work late at night or kids who come and go throughout the day. </p> <p>Additionally, the Nest Hello can detect package deliveries and send notifications to your phone when a package arrives at your front door. </p> <p>And although a <a href="https://store.google.com/us/product/nest_aware">paid Nest Aware subscription</a> is required to access some of these features, the payment really enhances what this doorbell can do. Currently, a <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/google-nest/5-things-know-about-new-nest-aware/">Nest Aware subscription</a> starts at $6 per month (or $60 for the year) and comes with 30 days of video storage. Alternatively, the <a href="https://store.google.com/product/nest_aware">Nest Aware Plus plan</a> includes 60 days of video history and 10 days of non-stop video recordings for $12 per month (or $120 for an annual subscription). The paid service also includes intelligent alerts (like facial recognition) and the ability to create clips and timelapse videos to review or share with friends and family. Like Eufy, you can customize activity zones to avoid any false motion detection alerts. </p> <p><a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/content/nest-hello-video-doorbell-review">Read our full review of the Nest Hello</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="pros-cons"> <div class="pros"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Pros</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Facial recognition </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Reliable connection </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> High quality video and audio </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="cons"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Cons</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Subscription plan is an additional cost </p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="where-to-buy"> <div class="where-to-buy__offers"> <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/50053/568844/9383?veh=aff&amp;sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&amp;prodsku=381881630&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F381881630?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=walmart&amp;source=walmart" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $229.00 from Walmart </a> <a href="https://goto.target.com/c/50053/201333/2092?prodsku=52629447&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fgoogle-nest-hello-video-doorbell%2F-%2FA-52629447&amp;intsrc=APIG_1444?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=target&amp;source=target" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $229.00 from Target </a> <a href="https://homedepot.sjv.io/c/50053/459920/8154?prodsku=302997805&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.homedepot.com%2Fp%2FGoogle-Nest-Hello-Video-Doorbell-NC5100US%2F302997805&amp;intsrc=APIG_2950?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=homedepot&amp;source=homedepot" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $229.00 from Home Depot </a> <a href="https://www.kqzyfj.com/click-7049598-13489155-1599745505873?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.abt.com%2Fproduct%2F118960%2FNest-Hello-Video-Doorbell-NC5100US.html&amp;cjsku=118960?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=abt&amp;source=abt" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $229.00 from Abt </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix"></div> <figure> <div> <img alt="Eufy Security Doorbell" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Eufy" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--BDorNFwQ--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/d5746818b53d43df/eufy_security_doorbell.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Eufy </div> <img class="attachment__award" src="/packs/media/images/best-value-b0b37f0f8b6096b0abb23f3ff8b23fb2.png"> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Eufy Security Doorbell includes free local storage and 2K resolution, so you can always see who is at your door.</p></figcaption> </figure> <div id="eufy-video-doorbell-review" class="c-product-widget c-product-widget--big"> <div class="c-product-widget__product"> <div class="c-product-widget__text-container--big"> <div class="classification-label ">Best Value</div> <div class="u3 c-product-widget__name" id="eufy-security-wifi-video-doorbell">Eufy Security WiFi Video Doorbell</div> <div class="c-product-widget__content"> <p>The Eufy Security WiFi Video Doorbell is our best value pick. It almost instantly sends notifications over WiFi and data, offers crystal clear 2560 x 1920 pixel resolution during the day and at night, and—unlike our previous best value pick, the Zmodo Greet—Eufy’s doorbell includes free storage, so you can record and watch your doorbell’s video history without paying for a subscription. All for just $159.99.</p> <p>(And, if you’re concerned about privacy, you’ll appreciate Eufy’s claim that there is a <a href="https://www.eufylife.com/products/variant/video-doorbell/T82001J1">“military-grade AES-256 chip”</a> to make sure your data is encrypted on transmission and storage.)</p> <p>This doorbell, which requires existing doorbell wiring, integrates with Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa, both of which can announce when someone rings the doorbell. Or, if you have a video display like the Google Nest Hub Max or Amazon Echo Show 5, you can say things like, “show me the front door” to see a live stream of who is there. The only real issue we had was that, on a couple of occasions, the app would randomly log us out and stop sending notifications. But overall this wasn’t much of an issue as it only happened twice after 14 days of testing.</p> <p>One thing we really like about this doorbell is the ability to watch the preview of the motion alert (including a “facial snapshot”) without opening the app like you can with the Google Nest Hello. It saves you the time of actually having to unlock your phone and open the app, which is helpful when you’re in a work meeting or running errands with kids and need to quickly check to see who is at your door. </p> <p>Also like the Google Nest Hello, as well as Ring doorbells, features include the ability to set custom activity zones to help offset any false motion sensor alerts. And, the Eufy doorbell uses artificial intelligence to differentiate between actual people and other objects and animals, something that not all of the doorbells we tested can do. </p> <p>Overall, the two-way audio quality is clear and without any real delays, but there were sometimes where the person on the other end had trouble hearing my responses when I was away from home. However, this could’ve been due to my cell reception at the time. It’s worth noting that the audio from the doorbell on my end was easy to understand.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="pros-cons"> <div class="pros"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Pros</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Free, encrypted local data storage </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Custom activity zones </p> </li> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Works with Google and Alexa </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="cons"> <h4 class="pros-cons__title">Cons</h4> <ul class="pros-cons__list"> <li class="pros-cons__list-item"> <p class="pros-cons__text"> Some audio problems </p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="where-to-buy"> <div class="where-to-buy__offers"> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R3WY95C?tag=reviewedcom03-20&amp;linkCode=ogi&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=amazon&amp;source=amazon" class="btn buy-btn" rel="sponsored" target="_blank"> $159.99 from Amazon </a> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><div class="clearfix"></div> <h2 id="how-we-tested">How We Tested</h2> <h3>The Testers</h3> <p>Hi, I’m Rachel Murphy, <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/authors/rachel-murphy">Reviewed’s smart home staff writer</a>. I live in a smart home that’s full of smart home devices like cameras, plugs, speakers, and an oven. During my tenure at Reviewed, I’ve tested <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/features/nebula-capsule-ii-by-anker-review-is-it-worth-it">smart mini projectors</a>, <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/best-smart-water-leak-detectors">smart water leak detectors</a>, and other gadgets that can be controlled remotely or via smart assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit .I spent about six months testing eight popular smart WiFi video doorbells to find out which one reigns supreme. I conducted a major update of our smart doorbell testing previously completed by Samantha Gordon. </p> <h3>The Tests</h3> <p>For this roundup, we put each doorbell through a series of in-depth, hands-on tests to fully understand each one’s capabilities, features, and downsides.</p> <p>We considered audio and video quality, of course, since video doorbells double as home security cameras, measuring how clear the picture was in multiple settings. We also tested the apps in terms of connectivity, time to start streaming, storage options, and ease of use. We also made sure they were weatherproof.</p> <p>When it came to audio testing, almost all of the doorbells passed with flying colors, but as you’ll read below, some excelled. The same, not surprisingly, went for the “rain” test, where we simulated inclement weather with a spray bottle. But our other tests revealed variances that helped us determine which doorbells were worth your time and which wouldn’t deliver as good of a result.</p> <h2 id="how-to-set-up-a-smart-video-doorbell">How to Set Up a Smart Video Doorbell</h2> <p>Most smart video doorbells should easily install using the existing wires your home may already have for an everyday doorbell. If you don't have a wiring setup, then purchasing a smart video doorbell that's battery powered, like the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Ring-Peephole-Cam-doorbell-installation/dp/B07WHMQNPC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwtbrn-20&amp;linkId=1dd40b09585a5e0fffb0e9e1fd30a04f&amp;language=en_US">Ring Peephole Cam</a>, will be the way to go. </p> <p>For the most part, you don't need any other smart home devices or technologies to use smart doorbells—just your smartphone and the doorbell’s app. </p> <p>However, most of these video doorbells will play nice with other smart home devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers, so check to see which are most compatible with the system you're using. In some cases, like with our top pick, the Google Nest Hello, you can see who is at your door as soon as it rings with a smart display like the Google Nest Hub Max. Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers can also make announcements when someone rings your doorbell. Note that if you want to save your videos, a separate storage subscription cost may be necessary.</p> <h2 id="privacy-concerns-with-smart-video-doorbells">Privacy Concerns with Smart Video Doorbells</h2> <p>Before you buy a smart doorbell—or really any WiFi-enabled camera for your home—you should consider the privacy concerns that come along with these devices. Companies like Ring, one of the most popular smart video security device companies out there, have previously come under fire for <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2019/12/12/family-hacker-accessed-ring-camera-their-8-year-olds-room/4408007002/">hackers being able to gain access to certain Ring cameras</a>.</p> <p>In response, <a href="https://blog.ring.com/2020/01/30/the-new-control-center-empowers-ring-customers-to-manage-important-privacy-and-security-settings/">Ring launched a new Control Center</a> within the Ring app. The new <a href="https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038142272-Ring-Control-Center-Information">Control Center</a> offers security features like two-factor authentication, the option to view and remove linked accounts and shared users, and control over which devices and third-party apps are synced to the account. </p> <p>Last year, Ring teamed up with <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/28/doorbell-camera-firm-ring-working-more-than-400-police-forces/2140022001/">more than 400 law enforcement agencies</a> around the country to share doorbell footage. Ring users must give their approval before sharing personal doorbell footage with police, but Rebecca Ricks, a Mozilla researcher, <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2019/11/23/before-buying-ring-wemo-roku-consider-privacy-issues/4260851002/">told <em>USA Today</em></a> that "once they have access, they can save it indefinitely." Now, users can disable voluntary footage requests from local law enforcement in the new Control Center. </p> <p>Whether you’ve got a Ring doorbell or not, privacy concerns should always be in the back of your mind. Here are a few ways you can help <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/features/privacy-settings-on-amazon-alexa-what-you-should-know">protect your privacy</a> with a smart doorbell. When setting up your new doorbell, you will have a chance to tweak your privacy settings to grant the companion app permission to access your audio and video feeds, share insights with the company, manage other personal data, and more. </p> <p>Additionally, make sure to keep the software and firmware for the app and doorbell up-to-date so that you're running the latest security updates across your devices. </p> <p>Finally, your password should be made up of a variety of letters (both upper and lower case), numbers, characters, and follow the doorbell's password guidelines. Selecting a lengthy password that you have not used elsewhere is a safe bet to keep hackers out, in case your login information has been previously compromised on other websites.</p> <hr> <h2 id="other-video-doorbells-we-tested">Other Video Doorbells We Tested</h2> <div id="eufy-security-video-doorbell-battery-powered-review" class="c-product-widget c-product-widget--big"> <div class="c-product-widget__product"> <div class="c-product-widget__vanity-container"> <img src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--bTtmj446--/b_white,c_fit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_auto,w_375/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1584027010791/Eufy.jpg"> </div> <div class="c-product-widget__text-container"> <div class="u2 c-product-widget__name" id="eufy-security-video-doorbell-battery-powered">Eufy Security Video Doorbell (Battery-Powered)</div> <div class="c-product-widget__content"> <p>Eufy's Wireless Video Doorbell is basically the battery-powered version of our best value smart doorbell, the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R3WY95C?tag=rvwtbrn-20&amp;linkCode=ogi&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1">Eufy Video Doorbell</a>. 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Here, we've rounded up the 13 worth watching. Bose's first gaming headset is available for pre-order https://www.reviewed.com/headphones/news/bose-quietcomfort-35-2-gaming-headset-pre-order-qc-35-2 Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:4fd48fdb-0de0-ceea-8a5b-bad4868c328c Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:09:29 +0000 <img alt="Bose&#39;s first gaming headset is available for pre-order" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--ciBbUDBq--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1600288114249/Bose_QC_35_II_Gaming_headset_edit.jpg" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>Bose has been expanding its reach into new audio realms in recent years, including an impressive lineup of <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/best-right-now/the-best-soundbars">soundbars</a>, <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/headphones/best-right-now/the-best-true-wireless-earbuds">true wireless headphones</a>, and (like almost every audio brand) <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/best-smart-speakers">smart speakers</a>. On Wednesday the company revealed its latest venture will tackle an entirely new market: Gaming headsets. </p> <p>Announced in a <a href="https://twitter.com/Bose/status/1306218802494033927?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1306218802494033927%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&amp;ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnet.com%2Fnews%2Fbose-introduces-its-first-gaming-headset%2F">sparse tweet Wednesday</a>, Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset is now (and quite suddenly) <a href="https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/headphones/gaming_headset/quietcomfort-35-gaming-headset.html?mc=25_AF_MU_AO_00_CJ_&amp;affiliateid=CJ7049598&amp;cjevent=e2849e4df85d11ea812800150a1c0e10#v=qc35_ii_gaming_black">available for pre-order for $329.95</a>.</p> <p>Judging by both the name and design, the QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset appears to be an adaptation of the company’s beloved <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/headphones/content/bose-quietcomfort-35-qc35-wireless-headphones-review">QuietComfort 35 II noise cancelling headphones</a>. In fact, it essentially looks like the QC 35 II with a microphone tacked on. </p> <p>Bose is calling the new headset a “2-in-1 gaming and lifestyle headset.” It offers up to 20 hours of wireless listening while you’re on the move, and up to 40 hours of noise cancellation while you game your life away. While it’s wireless for music playback, the headset must be plugged in while gaming.</p> <p>Bose is essentially selling its new headset on its noise cancellation first and foremost, and its website already has quotes from some lucky gamers out there who got to try the new headset before it hit the light of day. </p> <p>Other features touted on the QC 35 II Gaming Headset’s homepage include Bose’s Optimized Active EQ, designed to boost low frequencies so you get clear, powerful, and balanced sound even at low volume levels. As a hybrid headset, Bose’s new cans also offer features you won’t get from other gaming-first models, such as Amazon Alexa built-in, adjustable noise cancellation (low and high), and more features available through the Bose Connect app. </p> <p>The headset comes with a micro-USB charging cable (the original QC 35 II never moved to USB-C), a removable boom mic, a 2.5mm to 3.5mm headphone jack, and a PC desktop controller for gaming control. </p> <p>While this is far from the first gaming headset to let you take it on the road, the idea of a pair of headphones that’s versatile enough to be both your gaming companion and a go-to work and travel headset (for someday when we travel again) is definitely an intriguing one that should offer broad appeal. </p> <p><a href="https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/headphones/gaming_headset/quietcomfort-35-gaming-headset.html?mc=25_AF_MU_AO_00_CJ_&amp;affiliateid=CJ7049598&amp;cjevent=e2849e4df85d11ea812800150a1c0e10#v=qc35_ii_gaming_black">Pre-order the new Bose QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset now.</a></p> TCL 6-Series vs. Samsung TU8000: Which is right for you? https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/features/tcl-6-series-vs-samsung-tu8000-which-better-choice Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:09a9f132-5daf-370e-1e3a-fbb5daf1b7fc Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:01:14 +0000 <img alt="TCL 6-Series vs. Samsung TU8000: Which is right for you?" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--4jSsRsdS--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1600205967000/TCL-6-Series-Samsung-TU8000-Comparison-Hero.jpg" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>For most folks, shopping for a new TV isn't as simple as throwing down for <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/best-right-now/best-televisions">the best TV money can buy</a>. There are budgetary restrictions to consider, especially if you're hoping to also <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/best-right-now/the-best-soundbars">invest in a soundbar</a> or <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-theater/features/how-to-turn-your-living-room-into-home-theater-any-budget">build a whole new home theater</a>. Like any big investment, maximizing your dollar is essential.</p> <p>To that end, we're going to take a closer look at two well-reviewed but affordable 2020 TV series, both likely to land on a budget-minded buyer's radar: <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/content/tcl-6-series-2020-qled-tv-review">TCL's 6-Series</a> and <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/content/samsung-tu8000-led-tv-review">Samsung's TU8000</a>. Both of these TVs offer <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/features/how-to-pick-the-right-4k-tv-for-your-home">4K resolution</a> and <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/features/what-is-hdr-and-do-you-really-need-it-on-your-next-tv">HDR support</a>, and both are <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/features/what-is-a-smart-tv">smart TVs</a>. Beyond those basic similarities, however, these two TVs are more different than you might expect. Here's a look at how they stack up.</p> <h2 id="price">Price</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Samsung TU8000" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--qKG9Ea2n--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/3d7bb657c23f4c9c/Samsung-TU8000-Tizen-Smart-Platform-2.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Compared to the TCL 6-Series, the Samsung TU8000 (pictured above) is the more affordable choice. Plus, the TU8000 is offered in six sizes while the 6-Series is only available in 55-, 65-, and 75-inch models.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Both the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/content/samsung-tu8000-led-tv-review">Samsung TU8000</a> and the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/content/tcl-6-series-2020-qled-tv-review">TCL 6-Series</a> are affordable TVs, but the TU8000 is priced significantly lower than the the 6-Series. Consider the 55-inch models: The 55-inch TCL 6-Series carries a $650 price tag, while the 55-inch Samsung TU800 can be had for just $500.</p> <p>There's also the question of <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/features/how-to-choose-the-right-tv-size">choosing a TV size</a>. The TCL 6-Series is only available in 55-, 65-, and 75-inch models, but the Samsung TU8000 series features <em>six</em> total options: 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch variants. This offers you a bit more flexibility when making your decision. There's more yet to consider, but from purely a price and flexibility standpoint, the TU8000 comes out on top.</p> <p><strong>Our pick:</strong> Samsung TU8000</p> <h2 id="design">Design</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="TCL 6-Series (2020) Design Stand Feet 2" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--LGw9GtGH--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/85b5785b49774f3a/TCL-6-Series-2020-Stand-Design.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The 65- and 75-inch versions of the TCL 6-Series offer a secondary pair of stand slots closer to the middle of the panel.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>The 6-Series and the TU8000 share similar design elements. Both TVs feature a pair of wide-set, boomerang-shaped feet that hold up the panel. Both TVs house their various connectivity options in a cutout on the back of the panel, and both the 6-Series and the TU8000 come with a slim, easy-to-use remote control. While neither of these TVs is particularly head-turning, the Samsung TU8000 has a slightly posher feel, if only for the design's various textures and sturdier materials.</p> <p>That said, it's worth noting that the 65- and 75-inch versions of the TCL 6-Series offer an alternative, secondary pair of slots for the TV's feet that sit closer to the center of the panel. If you're planning on choosing one of these sizes and you're not sure <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/features/heres-how-you-can-easily-wall-mount-your-tv-at-home">how to wall-mount your TV</a>, these additional stand slots will make it easier to setup the 6-Series on narrower surfaces.</p> <p>The Samsung TU8000 may have a slight edge when it comes to these TVs' overall look and feel, but the added flexibility of the 65- and 75-inch 6-Series' alternate "foot" mounting edges it into the winner's circle.</p> <p><strong>Our pick:</strong> TCL 6-Series</p> <h2 id="performance">Performance</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="TCL 6-Series (2020) With HDR Content 6" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--qnv6qaUj--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/e8e1c7474cc242d8/TCL-6-Series-2020-HDR-Content.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The TCL 6-Series (pictured above) offers better overall performance and a wider array of performance-related features than the Samsung TU8000.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>The biggest difference between the 6-Series and the TU8000 lies in the picture quality and overall performance of each TV. Both models offer 4K resolution and support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) video, but not all HDR support is created equal. HDR content looks better when a TV can get notably brighter, and produce more saturated colors, than a non-HDR TV.</p> <p>While the Samsung TU8000 may climb as high as 350-400 nits of peak brightness during HDR content, the TCL 6-Series—thanks to <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/features/what-is-a-quantum-dot-tv">quantum dots</a>—typically produces peak brightness levels in the 800- to 900-nit range during HDR content. In short, the 6-Series is a much better choice for folks whose living rooms receive a fair amount of ambient light. Being a quantum-dot TV, the 6-Series also has a leg up on the TU8000 when it comes to color production. By no means does the TU8000 produce a drab image, but its colors aren't nearly as bright and voluminous, regardless of whether the TV's displaying SDR or HDR content.</p> <p>Lastly, the TCL 6-Series is loaded with features that make it a better <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/best-right-now/best-gaming-tvs">TV for gamers</a>: It features a native refresh rate of 120 Hz (compared to the TU8000's 60 Hz refresh rate), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support, and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). The TU8000 does not offer any of these enhancements. If you're planning on investing in a next-generation gaming console (like the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or PlayStation 5), the 6-Series is better-equipped to make the most out of them.</p> <p><strong>Our pick:</strong> TCL 6-Series</p> <h2 id="smart-platform">Smart Platform</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="TCL 6-Series (2020) Roku Smart Platform 2" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--6mpY8PBL--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/4a5f5eb8c95d4dd3/TCL-6-Series-2020-Roku-Smart-Platform.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The TCL 6-Series' pre-installed Roku platform (pictured above) is our favorite smart platform in the game right now.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>While both of these TVs offer a built-in smart platform, the differences between their respective software is significant. The TU8000 arrives with Samsung's Tizen-based smart platform pre-installed. The TCL 6-Series, on the other hand, is a <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/features/what-is-roku-tv">Roku TV</a>, which means that the entire Roku experience is included right out of the box.</p> <p>The Tizen smart platform onboard the Samsung TU8000 offers a wide variety of content pre-installed and even more via the Samsung TV app store. For the most part, the software is easy to use and won't get in the way of your experience. That said, Roku streaming devices are known for their simple, easy-to-navigate user interfaces and zippy response time, and the Roku platform built into the TCL 6-Series is no exception—the apps and various menu options are neatly arranged, and navigating all its smart offerings couldn't be easier.</p> <p>The bottom line? If you already own a Roku <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/best-right-now/best-streaming-devices">streaming device</a>, the TCL 6-Series can potentially replace it. If you <em>don't</em> already own a Roku box or Roku stick, you're probably going to wonder how you got by for so long without the platform's friendly interface and app support.</p> <p><strong>Our pick:</strong> TCL 6-Series</p> <h2 id="and-the-winner-is">And the winner is...</h2> <p>Despite the more-affordable price of the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/content/samsung-tu8000-led-tv-review">Samsung TU8000</a>, it's clear that the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/content/tcl-6-series-2020-qled-tv-review">TCL 6-Series</a> is the better choice for most people. Its stellar performance and top-notch smart platform more than make up for the difference in cost between these two TVs.</p> <p>That said, the TU8000 is a dependable mid-range TV with a good amount of upside—particularly if you're a fan of the Samsung brand and can't imagine yourself investing in any other manufacturer. Additionally, if your plan was to buy a TV smaller than 55 inches or bigger than 75 inches, you won't find those size specifications in the 6-Series lineup. Regardless of which you choose, both of these TVs are a testament to how far mid-range TVs have come in just a few years, and both <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/features/how-long-should-a-tv-last">TVs should last for years</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2ZDOjEI">Buy the TCL 6-Series from Amazon now</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/32v1slw">Buy the Samsung TU8000 from Amazon now</a></p> <hr> <p><em>The product experts at <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/">Reviewed</a> have all your shopping needs covered. Follow Reviewed on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/reviewed">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/reviewed">Twitter</a>, and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reviewed/">Instagram</a> for the latest deals, product reviews, and more.</em></p> <p><em>Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.</em></p> 10 face masks you can wear to promote voting in the 2020 election https://www.reviewed.com/style/features/10-face-masks-you-can-wear-promote-voting Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:eecdefd8-4fc5-ef8a-0a99-6205a446c536 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 20:34:48 +0000 <img alt="10 face masks you can wear to promote voting in the 2020 election" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--Bdk9Cefd--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1600268445797/vote-mask-hero.jpg" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>Currently, there are pretty much two things on everyone’s minds: the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming 2020 election. So why not combine the two? Face masks are recommended by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, and you can find a ton of masks that <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/style/features/vote-merchandise-2020-where-buy-t-shirts-buttons-and-more">promote voting</a> by displaying the word “VOTE” on the front as well as other patterns that exercise your right to vote. Even better, some of these masks are giving back to voter advocacy groups and other non-profit organizations with each purchase.</p> <p>While none of these masks are <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/style/best-right-now/best-face-masks">the best face mask</a> we’ve ever tested (that would be the <a href="http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=83224X1534997&amp;sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reviewed.com%2Fstyle%2Fbest-right-now%2Fbest-face-masks&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fgap.igs4ds.net%2FYZnOq&amp;xs=1?gen=&amp;retailer=athleta&amp;source=">Athleta Non Medical Face Masks</a>) and are non-medical, they are still highly-rated and have multiple layers of fabric for increased protection. Plus, they’re the perfect accessory to wear in anticipation of Election Day (it’s November 3, FYI) or while you vote. Here are 10 face masks that you can wear to promote voting, no matter who you plan on voting for.</p> <h2 id="1-masks-you-can-wear-after-election-day">1. Masks you can wear after Election Day</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Gap Mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Gap" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--eOeMcWrC--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/2a98467aa424444c/gap-mask.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Gap </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>This pack gives you masks to wear after the election, too.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>If you want a face mask that says “VOTE,” but also want something that you can wear after the election, look no further than this 3-pack from Gap. It includes one mask with “VOTE” in white letters over a denim-like pattern, while the other two feature blue patterns that can be worn long after Election Day is over. Each mask has three layers of 100 percent cotton, features adjustable ear elastics, and a bendable nose guard for secure, comfortable fit. You also have the option of adding a filter.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gap.com%2Fbrowse%2Fproduct.do%3Fpid%3D662467002%23pdp-page-content">Get the Adult Statement Face Mask, 3-Pack at Gap for $18</a></strong></p> <h2 id="2-a-simple-mask-that-reminds-us-of-our-civic-duty">2. A simple mask that reminds us of our civic duty</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Etsy Vote Mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Etsy" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--3JQts4Ps--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/6f53620f9f8f423d/etsy-vote-mask.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Etsy </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>This simple mask makes a big statement.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Don’t want a flashy mask, but still want something that encourages voting? This simple black mask from Etsy gets the job done, and reviewers love it. At just $5, people claim this mask fits well and that they get a ton of comments every time they wear them in public.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F850699163%2Fvote-face-mask-vote-facemask-election">Get the Vote Face Mask at Etsy for $5</a></strong></p> <h2 id="3-a-voting-themed-mask-in-a-ton-of-pattern-options">3. A voting themed mask in a ton of pattern options</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Vistaprint Mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Vistaprint" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--G3qEqFUS--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/4f36368c982548fd/vistaprint-mask.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Vistaprint </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>There are a ton of voting masks on Vistaprint.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Vistaprint has an entire <a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vistaprint.com%2Fmasks%2Fcollections%2Felection%2F">collection of election face masks</a> that come in a wide variety of patterns and colors. You can opt for a simple “VOTE 2020” mask or find one thats covered with the word “VOTE” repeating in a fun font. When we <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/style/best-right-now/best-face-masks">tested Vistaprint’s masks</a>, we found that they were comfortable but made of a thinner fabric, so we recommend getting additional filters with this mask. Plus, the company has also donated more than 500,000 masks to encourage safety at the polls this year.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vistaprint.com%2Fmasks%2Fcollection%2Felection%2Fvote2020-red%2Fkids%2F">Get the Vote 2020 Face Mask at Vistaprint for $13</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vistaprint.com%2Fmasks%2Fcollection%2Felection%2Fvote-script%2F">Get the Vote Script Face Mask at Vistaprint for $13</a></strong></li> <li> <strong><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vistaprint.com%2Fmasks%2Fcollection%2Felection%2Fvote%2F">Get the Vote Face Mask at Vistaprint for $13</a></strong> </li> </ul> <h2 id="4-a-mask-that-features-a-pattern-with-a-purpose">4. A mask that features a pattern with a purpose</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Zazzle Mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Zazzle" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--vuXl8O5I--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/0bd29e2fc85a4131/zazzle-mask.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Zazzle </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>A mini protest on your face.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>This mask is a perfect reminder that every person should vote. It’s available in colored, black, and white, so you can choose one that suits your style. Decorated with figures holding signs with the word “VOTE,” these masks are made of 100% polyester fabric and have an insert to fit over a disposable mask. They’re quite popular with a 4.8-star rating from over 2,000 reviews on Zazzle. Reviewers love the comfort and fit, as well as the plethora of designs that are offered.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zazzle.com%2Fvote_every_person_everywhere_face_mask-256793200822243211">Get the Every Person VOTE Face Mask at Zazzle for $12.95</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zazzle.com%2Fevery_person_vote_face_mask_white-256091749726001392">Get the Every Person VOTE Face Mask, White at Zazzle for $12.95</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zazzle.com%2Fevery_person_vote_face_mask_black-256707755624486304">Get the Every Person VOTE Face Mask, Black at Zazzle for $12.95</a></strong></li> </ul> <h2 id="5-a-mask-that-makes-you-speak-out">5. A mask that makes you speak out</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Quay Mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Quay" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--DIwyAy7y--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/7c08ad091ef243e7/quay-mask.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Quay </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>These masks are Lizzo approved!</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Popular sunglasses brand Quay began making face masks in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including this stylish “speak out” mask. It features “VOTE” in spray painted letters and offers three layers of protection, is machine washable, and has an adjustable nose wire and adjustable straps for a better fit. You can also donate 100% of your purchase to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund by using a DailyKarma button on the page. Lizzo even models this mask, so you can wear it knowing you’re 100% that voter. </p> <p><strong><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fquayaustralia.com%2Fproducts%2Fspeak-out">Get the Quay X Lizzo Speak Out Face Mask at Quay for $10</a></strong></p> <h2 id="6-a-mask-that-supports-a-better-republic">6. A mask that supports a better republic</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Banana Republic Mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Banana Republic" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--4LX0JiLL--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/6b53128383d445a0/banana-republic-mask.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Banana Republic </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>A play on the brand name.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Banana Republic has updated its two-layer, adjustable masks with some voting flair. Available in black or gray, one mask features the phrase “vote for a better republic” (a play on the brand’s name) while the other says “VOTE” with a checkmark next to it. With every purchase $5 will be donated to Rock The Vote, a non-profit that encourages young people to vote.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fbananarepublic.gap.com%2Fbrowse%2Fproduct.do%3Fpid%3D681539012%23pdp-page-content">Get the Vote Mask at Banana Republic for $15.50</a></strong></p> <h2 id="7-a-subtle-mask-that-encourages-voting">7. A subtle mask that encourages voting</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Fossil Mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Fossil" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--pt79Oaen--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/efdc24914bd1400c/FCU0342470_main.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Fossil </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>This cute embroidery gets the job done.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>This mask from Fossil is perfect for a more subtle voting look. The simple chambray two-layer cotton mask features “vote” embroidered in cursive. A quarter of each mask purchase will be donated to Team Rubicon, a disaster relief volunteer organization made up of military veterans and first responders.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fossil.com%2Fen-us%2Fproducts%2Fchambray-vote-embroidered-unisex-face-mask%2FFCU0342470.html">Get the Chambray Vote Embroidered Unisex Face Mask at Fossil for $18</a></strong></p> <h2 id="8-a-bold-mask-that-reminds-people-to-vote">8. A bold mask that reminds people to vote</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Bloomingdale's Mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Bloomingdale's" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--5mZ1veNP--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/979f5a722cf1435d/bloomingdales-mask.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Bloomingdale's </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The adjustable straps on this mask are key.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Want to remind others to vote? This mask gets the message across loud and clear with “VOTE” in huge, bold letters. Made by Sol &amp; Selene, these masks have a triple-layer design as well as adjustable straps. Even better, $10 from each mask purchase will be donated to When We All Vote, a non-profit committed to making sure every eligible voter is registered and ready to vote.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomingdales.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fbloomingdales-when-we-all-vote-face-masks-set-of-2-100-exclusive%3FID%3D3814865">Get the When We All Vote Face Masks, Set of 2 at Bloomingdale’s for $18</a></strong></p> <h2 id="9-a-mask-that-encourages-voting-for-human-rights">9. A mask that encourages voting for human rights</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Human Rights Mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Human Rights Campaign" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--V4kRrdzA--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/62bfae4352584351/human-rights-mask.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Human Rights Campaign </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Support this organization by buying its voting masks.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has taken its own spin on voting masks. Scattered within the repeating word “VOTE” is the organization’s logo. Every purchase of this two-layer cotton mask will go to the HRC’s fight for LGBTQ equality.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://shop.hrc.org/vote-face-mask.html#gref">Get the Vote Face Mask at the Human Rights Campaign for $16</a></strong></p> <h2 id="10-a-highly-rated-blue-vote-face-mask">10. A highly-rated blue ‘VOTE’ face mask</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Amazon Vote Mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Beau Ties of Vermont" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--cJ99unMH--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/13c5c2ce1d76443b/vote-mask.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Beau Ties of Vermont </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>This mask is quite popular on Amazon.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>For a pop of color, consider this bright blue mask with the word “VOTE” on it that’s available on Amazon. The mask has adjustable ear loops, is constructed with three layers of 100% cotton, and is available in adult, extra-large, and child sizes. It’s highly recommended from reviewers with a 4.7-star rating from more than 70 reviews.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Ballot-Blue-Face-Mask-Adult/dp/B08B9KFWD9/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=3306ece576a8d06e558dc935c2e1d467&amp;language=en_US">Get the Beau Ties of Vermont Ballot Blue Face Mask at Amazon for $12</a></strong> </p> <p><em>The product experts at <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/">Reviewed</a> have all your shopping needs covered. Follow Reviewed on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/reviewed">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/reviewed">Twitter</a>, and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reviewed/">Instagram</a> for the latest deals, product reviews, and more.</em></p> <p><em>Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.</em></p> 6 easy ways to boost your home's value https://www.reviewed.com/money/features/these-easy-affordable-diy-projects-can-increase-your-homes-value Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:95d3daec-f63d-7df9-0bf8-8072f5ccfff3 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:52:40 +0000 <img alt="6 easy ways to boost your home&#39;s value" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--_xqUtPa9--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1600116803590/DIY-projects-boost-home-value.jpg" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and Americans are stuck at home, more people are strapping on their tool belts and tackling home projects, according to a <a href="https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/what-americans-love-hate-about-homes-shelter-in-place/">survey by Realtor.com</a>.</p> <p>Among those surveyed, 47% either started a DIY project at home or planned to start one soon. Whether you simply want to take on long-overdue projects or you’re looking to put your home on the market, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your space. </p> <p>Here are six do-it-yourself projects that can add value to your home.</p> <h2 id="1-make-your-home-more-efficient">1. Make your home more efficient</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="DIY projects smart home" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / monkeybusinessimages" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--PMQ56jpH--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/49ff2b86f47b4e48/DIY-projects-smart-home.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / monkeybusinessimages </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Installing smart gadgets may make your home easier to sell.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>There are many ways to improve your home’s efficiency without breaking the bank. You can make your home safer with smart indoor and <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/best-smart-outdoor-security-cameras">outdoor security cameras</a>, while smart thermostats help your HVAC system run more efficiently, and EnergyStar-approved appliances can help trim your utility costs. </p> <p>In some cases, smart devices are even considered during the home appraisal process, which means they can help raise your home value. </p> <p>It may come as no surprise that 40% of surveyed real estate agents said smart appliances make a home easier to sell, according to a 2018 <a href="https://blog.coldwellbanker.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CES2018-Smart-Homes-An-Emerging-Real-Estate-Opportunity.pdf">Coldwell Banker report</a>. </p> <p>Out of all the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/best-right-now/the-best-smart-thermostats">smart thermostats</a> we've tested, <a href="https://amzn.to/35EuRM9">our top pick from Emerson</a> is compatible with Alexa, Google, and Apple, and costs about $130. You can also take a look at more devices, from smart plugs to leak detectors, that can <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/smarthome/features/10-smart-home-devices-that-save-money">help you save money</a>. </p> <h2 id="2-make-basic-repairs">2. Make basic repairs</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="DIY projects basic repairs" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / Rawpixel" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--Xkg7YNp0--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/e3f0d8d120cd4c7c/DIY-projects-basic-repairs.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / Rawpixel </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Finally tackling those basic repairs you've been putting off will increase your home's value.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>If you’ve lived in your home for years, you may stop seeing the minor scrapes, dents, and damages that a prospective buyer would immediately spot. But, it might pay to open your eyes.</p> <p>Go through your house and look for things that need to be repaired. These may include an old roof, leaky faucets, dented doors, torn screens, <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/cooking/features/10-questions-to-ask-before-you-buy-an-appliance">outdated appliances</a>, and a broken HVAC system. </p> <p>“These can be real deal-breakers for potential buyers,” says <a href="https://breeganjane.com/">Breegan Jane</a>, an interior designer and Trane Residential partner. It’s “worth spending a few extra bucks to make sure that the basics are taken care of.”</p> <p>If you’re budgeting for big-ticket purchases, you can score some major savings by waiting till the right time of year. Most large appliances go on sale at the end of September, with the exception of <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/refrigerators/best-right-now/best-refrigerators">refrigerators</a>, which are heavily discounted in May after new models hit the market.</p> <h2 id="3-refresh-the-ceiling">3. Refresh the ceiling</h2> <p>Popcorn ceilings were once known as a cost-effective finish, but pretty much everyone now agrees these textured surfaces are tacky. Aesthetics aside, they also tend to collect dust, dirt and cobwebs, and can even become a health concern if the ceiling is cracking and flaking.</p> <p>It’s important to test for asbestos before taking on this project yourself. Once you’re in the clear, scraping off your home’s popcorn ceiling as a DIY project will cost $1,738 on average, while adding a fresh coat of paint can cost up to $350.</p> <p>For a small home, removing popcorn ceilings could add about $2,500 to the resale value. It could even help your home sell in the first place if a homebuyer prefers a smooth ceiling and doesn't want to tackle this type of messy project. </p> <h2 id="4-paint-the-interior-and-exterior">4. Paint the interior and exterior</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="pouring paint" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / gorodenkoff" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--xG9mD8kM--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/22056c4bc255453b/pouring-paint.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / gorodenkoff </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Complete a fresh paint job, and your home will pass with flying colors.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Painting your home can take some time and effort, but it could potentially <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/09/homes-sale-popular-paint-colors-help-you-sell-house/1649250001/">add 1% to 3%</a> to a home’s final sale price. </p> <p>“<a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/how-to-paint-a-room">Painting</a> or <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/rifle-paper-co-debuts-new-bold-wallpaper-designs">wallpapering</a> your space can totally change up the feel of your home,” Jane, who moonlights as a star on HGTV's <em>Extreme Makeover: Home Edition</em>, says. “The buyer will be more likely to see themselves living there, and it will make your home stick out to them when looking for potential properties.”</p> <p>DIY homeowners typically spend $2,898 on painting the exterior and $1,794 for the interior. But before you get started, according to a 2018 <a href="http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2018-06-20-Homes-with-Tuxedo-Kitchen-Cabinets-and-Black-Front-Doors-Can-Sell-Up-to-6-000-More-than-Expected">Zillow report</a>, using the right colors is a key part of getting that ROI:</p> <ul> <li>A smoky black or charcoal color on your <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/how-paint-front-door-and-give-your-home-facelift">exterior doors</a> can raise your sale price by a whopping $6,271. </li> <li>An exterior that's creamy bright yellow or a flax yellow can outsell other homes by $3,408. </li> <li>Warm brown living room walls—think oatmeal or taupe—help homes sell for $2,793 more than expected.<br> </li> <li>Periwinkle bathroom walls can boost your resale value by $2,786.</li> <li>Sandy-brown dining rooms sell for nearly $1,684 more than plain, white dining rooms.</li> <li>“Tuxedo” cabinets—where the upper cabinets are light and the lower cabinets are dark navy or black—can raise your sale price by as much as $1,547.</li> </ul> <p>But keep in mind: “You don’t need to paint every wall in the house to make an improvement,” Jane says. “Sometimes just an accent wall or repainting the ceilings can make a big difference.”<br> <span class="ad-skip"></span><br> Ready to get started? Here’s all the supplies you’ll need to <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/how-to-paint-a-room">paint like a pro</a>.</p> <h2 id="5-clean-and-declutter">5. Clean and declutter</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Garage" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / PeopleImages" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--QmEC270U--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/6b83745e7d1d4e84/garage_getty_PeopleImages.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / PeopleImages </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>So long, clutter!</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/martha-stewarts-top-tips-for-organizing-your-home">Cleaning and decluttering your home</a> can add as much as $4,300 to a home’s resale value, according to a 2019 HomeLight report. It can also help you maximize your space and improve your living experience while you’re still in the home. </p> <p>This project won’t cost too much—the price of <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/laundry-cleaning/features/25-cleaning-products-with-a-cult-following-on-amazon-and-why-theyre-worth-it">good cleaning supplies</a> and maybe some storage bins—but could take a lot of time. Go through your home, make a list of what needs to be cleaned and straightened up, and estimate the time involved. And don't forget about <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/garage-storage-ideas-clutter-free-space">organizing your garage</a>.</p> <p>Once you’re ready to dig in, go through your items and put them into one of three categories: keep, sell, or donate. Organize the items you keep, and give the entire home a <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/laundry-cleaning/features/how-to-deep-clean-your-home">deep cleaning</a>. </p> <p>And don't just stick to the indoors. After <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/best-right-now/the-best-pressure-washers">testing a bunch of pressure washers</a>, our top pick goes to the <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/50053/565706/9383?veh=aff&amp;sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FRyobi-1-600-PSI-1-2-GPM-Electric-Pressure-Washer-RY141612%2F911890967">Ryobi RY141612</a>, which can get vinyl siding, clogged gutters, concrete, wood, and brick in tip-top shape. </p> <h2 id="6-add-low-cost-landscaping">6. Add low-cost landscaping</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="mulch walkway" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / BasieB" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--7yixTyac--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/33797db856344640/path_mulch.png"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / BasieB </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Mulch is an inexpensive walkway option.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Making simple changes to your landscaping “can improve curb appeal and the overall design of your home,” Jane says. According to the HomeLight report, simple tasks like cutting the grass, adding mulch and plants, and <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/cobrahead-review-get-rid-of-weeds-with-one-tool">treating weeds</a> can add $1,000 on its own. </p> <p>Depending on the size of your home, Jane also suggests creating a space where children can play, or adding some <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/how-build-raised-garden-beds">raised garden beds</a> to grow your own food. You can also use planting in creative ways to make your house more appealing—like using plants to conceal your HVAC system or vents on the home’s exterior. </p> <p>“Watering and upkeep of landscaping can be pricey,” Jane says, “so I suggest doing some research and using plants that are native to your area.” These plants are more likely to thrive in your yard.</p> <p>We’re fans of <a href="https://amzn.to/2H8XnLF">this garden hose from Flexzilla</a> because it's lightweight and built to last. If you want to cut down on your water bill, you may even consider getting <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/rain-barrels-can-save-homeowners-tons-money-every-year">a rain barrel</a>.</p> <p><em>The product experts at <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/">Reviewed</a> have all your shopping needs covered. 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Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>When it comes to cleaning, Miele is a top-shelf vacuum brand with a price tag to match. Over the years in our lab at Reviewed, we’ve tested all makes, models, and styles of vacuum cleaners, and we’ve come to the conclusion that Miele builds some of the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/vacuums/best-right-now/the-best-vacuums-of-every-type">best vacuums</a> ever created. So, when we got a chance to test the brand new <strong>Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog</strong> <span class="inline-affiliate">(<a rel="sponsored" class="conversion" target="_blank" data-quote-url-for="amazon" href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08C6JL63D?tag=reviewedcom03-20&amp;linkCode=ogi&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1?gen=untracked&amp;retailer=amazon&amp;source=amazon">available at Amazon for $699.00</a>)</span>, we had high expectations. This cordless stick vacuum’s varied configuration abilities allows it to easily tackle many tricky cleaning situations, making it a clear winner in our eyes and a no-brainer for our wallets.</p> <p>Each of the <a href="https://www.mieleusa.com/e/cordless-stick-vacuum-cleaners-1268048-c">three models in the Triflex series</a> can stand like an upright vacuum, reach under furniture like a cordless vacuum, and fit into tight spaces like a handheld vacuum. While the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog model makes it seem like it’s exclusively a pet vacuum, technically all three models in the lineup should tackle pet hair equally well, since they all have the same brush head. And you certainly don’t need to own pets to maximize the perks of this Triflex model.</p> <p>The Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog also beats its competition in the “feels” department. As in, it feels good when you clean with it, which might incentivize you to vacuum more often. It also feels sturdy and well-engineered. </p> <p>The only downside is that the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog is not as powerful as the competition that falls into a similar price range, making it a slightly expensive purchase for the performance you receive. </p> <h2 id="about-the-miele-triflex-hx1-cat-dog">About the Miele TriFlex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Miele TriFlex Attachments" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jonathan Chan" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--ynCf5dGA--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/2aae043ba3d94d8c/Miele-TriFlex-Attachments.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jonathan Chan </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog comes with a main brush head, a compact brush head, a crevice tool, and a dusting tool</p></figcaption> </figure> <ul> <li> <strong>Dimensions</strong>: 8.75” x 11” x 45.3” (L x W x H)</li> <li> <strong>Weight</strong>: 14.5 pounds</li> <li> <strong>Accessories</strong>: Power head, docking station, upholstery tool, crevice tool, and dusting brush<br> </li> <li> <strong>Warranty</strong>: Two-year warranty</li> </ul> <h2 id="what-we-like">What we like</h2> <h3>It has a long battery life</h3> <figure> <div> <img alt="Miele TriFlex Battery" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jonathan Chan" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--nov4t8KK--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/cc0ed1c94b2e43b4/Miele-TriFlex-battery.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jonathan Chan </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>If you're a cleaning fanatic, you can purchase additional batteries to double your vacuuming time.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>One major feature we appreciate about the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog is that it can clean your floors, your curtains, and your car on one charge. </p> <p>Our testing shows that you can get up to 60 minutes of cleaning on its lowest setting and about 17 minutes on its highest. To put that into context, the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/vacuums/content/dyson-v11-torque-drive-cordless-vacuum-review">Dyson V11 Torque</a> gets nine minutes per charge on maximum, and the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/vacuums/content/lg-cordzero-a927kgms-cordless-vacuum-cleaner-review">LG CordZero</a> runs for eight minutes per battery on the highest setting. </p> <p>Plus, the battery is removable. If you ever want to double your amount of cleaning time, you can <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Miele-TriFlex-Li-ion-Battery-Black/dp/B0842Y5B87/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwreview-20&amp;linkId=a0b822adf9feb7bef4b30632bb1699f2&amp;language=en_US">purchase an additional battery</a> to tag in. </p> <h3>This cordless stick vacuum really is three-in-one</h3> <p>At first glance, the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog looks outrageously expensive, but if you look a little deeper, the vacuum is actually more economical than you think. You see, the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog transforms into three distinct forms. This works by detaching and rearranging the cordless stick vacuum’s handle, motor, and wand.<br><br> <span class="ad-skip"></span><br> <figure> <div> <img alt="Miele TriFlex Transform" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jonathan Chan" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--trGS9rgn--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/ad1d855e39bb492e/Miele-TriFlex-Transform.gif"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jonathan Chan </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog is exceptionally easy to assemble.</p></figcaption> </figure></p> <p>Most cordless vacuums fall over when you leave them unattended, but not the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog. It boasts an upright mode that stands up all on its own and cleans just like any other upright vacuum you’ve used, only lighter and easier to maneuver. </p> <p>The other two forms the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog takes are more Dyson-like: a cordless that feels good in the hand and is light, but sturdy, so lifting it up to clean furniture and upholstery is easy; and a handheld, which is a little bulky, but the swivel joint in the power brush heads let it get into the tight spaces.</p> <h3>It feels good to clean with it</h3> <p>There’s a concept in chemistry called activation energy—the amount of energy needed for a reaction to start. For some of us, vacuuming requires a pretty high activation energy in order to propel us from binging Netflix on the couch to cleaning our floors and cushions. The Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog may just be the activator you need. </p> <figure> <div> <img alt="Miele TriFlex Cordless" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jonathan Chan" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--pUPrTaRL--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/8988d56ea93c49d1/Miele-TriFlex-cordless.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jonathan Chan </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>The TriFlex has the reach of a Dyson, only better.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Thanks to its three configurations, the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog offers users a lot less hassle. Imagine cleaning your floors: When you reach your couch, instead of getting out another vacuum to clean beneath it, you can just convert your Triflex to its handheld mode. </p> <p>True to its name, the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog is good with pets, or at least picking up after them. During testing, we really liked the compact powered brush for cleaning upholstery, and the LED lights on the Triflex’s brush head and swivel joints make it much easier to track down hair clumps and dust bunnies under furniture. </p> <h2 id="what-we-don-t-like">What we don’t like</h2> <h3>Its suction power is weaker than its competitors</h3> <figure> <div> <img alt="Miele TriFlex Comparison" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jonathan Chan" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--cwhtcs-O--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/f6956537f61c4922/Miele-TriFlex-comparison.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jonathan Chan </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>While the Dyson V11 (rear) picked up more dirt per pass, we think the Miele TriFlex (front) can match it per charge.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>One of the major cleaning tests we do in our lab involves measuring how much sand each vacuum can pick off a short-pile carpet. </p> <p>Regrettably, the Miele TriFlex picked up about 65% of the testing dirt we laid out for it. This means it's above average in suction power, but it still lags behind the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/vacuums/reviews/dyson-v11-torque-drive-cordless-vacuum-review">Dyson V11</a> and the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/vacuums/content/lg-cordzero-a927kgms-cordless-vacuum-cleaner-review">LG CordZero</a>, which picked up 95% and 90% respectively. </p> <p>While the TriFlex isn’t as powerful as its competitors, we still think it’s capable of cleaning your home just as effectively. The math works out in the TriFlex’s favor. Comparing charge to charge, the longer battery life means that the TriFlex has the potential to pick up more dirt overall. </p> <h2 id="should-you-buy-the-miele-triflex-hx1-cat-dog">Should you buy the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog?</h2> <p>Yes, if you’re looking for a cordless vacuum that can do it all. </p> <p>Long battery life combined with sturdy attachments, and the ability to transform into three different types of vacuums means there isn’t really a cleaning problem the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat &amp; Dog can’t solve. </p> <p>If you own a Miele upright or canister, but you’re looking to downsize, the TriFlex will provide the same high-quality engineering but also cuts the cord.</p> <p>If you want a cordless vacuum with more suction power, try the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/vacuums/reviews/dyson-v11-torque-drive-cordless-vacuum-review">Dyson V11 Torque </a>which is still the king of the hill when it comes to raw power.</p> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-container col-12"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content"> <h2 class="tbrn-article__related-content-title" id="related-content">Related content</h2> <ul class="tbrn-article__related-content-list"> <li class="tbrn-article__related-content-item"> <img class="lazyload blur-up tbrn-article__related-content-image" data-src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--BiWo9MQj--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_auto,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1596570360000/LG-CordZero-Kompressor-hero.jpg" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--E82kdczt--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_1,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1596570360000/LG-CordZero-Kompressor-hero.jpg"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-text"> <h4 class="tbrn-article__related-content-heading"> <img class="tbrn-article_related-content-svg" src="/packs/media/images/icon-check-small-ba6422ca58d1b21605214cdee5a81fef.svg"> review </h4> <a class="tbrn-article__related-content-link" data-gaaction="Clicks" data-gacategory="Related Articles" data-galabel="Story 1 - LG CordZero A927KGMS Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review" href="https://www.reviewed.com/vacuums/content/lg-cordzero-a927kgms-cordless-vacuum-cleaner-review"> LG CordZero A927KGMS Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review </a> </div> </li> <li class="tbrn-article__related-content-item"> <img class="lazyload blur-up tbrn-article__related-content-image" data-src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--jTnat9oY--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_xy_center,h_150,q_auto,w_200,x_1543,y_456/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1568928825379/best-affordable-robot-vacuums.jpg" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--YuU05wV4--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_xy_center,h_150,q_1,w_200,x_1543,y_456/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1568928825379/best-affordable-robot-vacuums.jpg"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-text"> <h4 class="tbrn-article__related-content-heading"> <img class="tbrn-article_related-content-svg" src="/packs/media/images/icon-exclamation-859a51cf17b617432be0b49db97b8488.svg"> best-right-now </h4> <a class="tbrn-article__related-content-link" data-gaaction="Clicks" data-gacategory="Related Articles" data-galabel="Story 2 - The Best Affordable Robot Vacuums of 2020" href="https://www.reviewed.com/vacuums/best-right-now/best-affordable-robot-vacuums"> The Best Affordable Robot Vacuums of 2020 </a> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> 24 creative Halloween costumes kids can wear with masks https://www.reviewed.com/parenting/features/halloween-costumes-ideas-kids-can-wear-masks Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:18c03042-08fa-7672-e55e-e36839f753af Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:27:10 +0000 <img alt="24 creative Halloween costumes kids can wear with masks" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--yo5o7WK8--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1600281468076/CovidHalloweenHERO.jpg" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>This Halloween, we are all about the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/parenting/features/face-masks-and-coverings-kids-will-actually-want-to-wear">masks</a>. And we don't mean your typical Halloween disguises. If you're planning to venture out of your house or socialize in any way this year, you and your kids are going to want to mask up with some PPE-level mouth and nose coverings. </p> <p>Whether it's a night of trick-or-treating or a socially-distanced spooky backyard gathering, your family should be wearing proper face masks. Luckily, Halloween is one holiday that lends itself to mask-wearing and might even give you an opportunity to get previously <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/parenting/features/how-get-kids-sensory-needs-wear-mask">mask-averse kids</a> to don one in the spirit of the holiday. </p> <p>No need to paint on cat whiskers or jack-o'-lantern teeth—just find the right COVID mask for the job and your kiddo will be good for the night. From cute to creepy, here are some costume ideas inspired by our favorite masks. </p> <h2 id="1-a-cute-critter">1. A cute critter</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Critters" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Old Navy" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--XlRlCJZG--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/bdc2e41c295143f5/CritterMasks.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Old Navy </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>A choice of three cute critters come in every pack.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> Ages 3 to 8<br> Which critter will your cutie be this Halloween? They can take their pick with these three-piece sets from Old Navy. There are so many choices for your kid to be their favorite animal, from cute and cuddly to prickly and <a href="https://www.spirithalloween.com/product/toddler-lil-dinosaur-costume/176641.uts">prehistoric</a>. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Foldnavy.gap.com%2Fbrowse%2Fproduct.do%3Fpid%3D660547012%26pcid%3D999%26vid%3D1%23pdp-page-content">Get a set of three masks with a laundry bag at Old Navy for $9.50</a></li> <li><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spirithalloween.com%2Fproduct%2Ftoddler-lil-dinosaur-costume%2F176641.uts">Get the Lil' Dinosaur costume at Spirit Halloween for $29.99</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="2-wonder-woman">2. Wonder Woman</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Wonderwoman" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="J3Spersonalizedparty" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--6N2ngnnI--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/1ce7956016c144f2/WonderWoman.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: J3Spersonalizedparty </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>This iconic design is sure to make any girl feel like a superhero.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> All ages<br> If your child hasn’t yet started asking to be Wonder Woman for Halloween, trust us, it’s coming. They keep pushing the release date, but the ad spots have been running and the "coming soon" posters are popping up on billboards in anticipation. The imminent release of <a href="https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/wonder-woman-1984/">"Wonder Woman 1984"</a> is certain to put a rush on all <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Childs-Deluxe-Costume-Medium/dp/B01MY5PRMT/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=021a4052780a13dac43bea47d2ed3462&amp;language=en_US">Wonder Woman-themed costumes</a>. While Wonder Woman may not typically wear a mask, you have to admit this adds an air of mystery surrounding the crime-fighting Amazonian. </p> <ul> <li> <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/821168391/wonder-woman-face-mask-with-filter">Get the Wonder Woman-themed mask on Etsy for $11.99</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Childs-Deluxe-Costume-Medium/dp/B01MY5PRMT/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&amp;slotNum=1&amp;imprToken=f4ba4bfa-bade-6f54-2e1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=1b192cdedd3e4fd4defdeb18b2f4c331&amp;language=en_US">Get the Rubie's Wonder Woman costume at Amazon for $24.93</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="3-a-crayon">3. A crayon</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Crayola" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Crayola" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--QjvJpEuk--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/e62066fdfabd42ae/crayola.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Crayola </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>A colorful box of crayons for a family costume.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> All ages<br> Looking for a family costume? How about a box of crayons? Pair these masks with a <a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F865610687%2Fcrayon-shirt-halloween-costume-pack-of">few crayon-inspired T-shirts</a> and your colorful crew will be ready to make the rounds. Or, let your kiddo pick their <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Dress-Up-America-597-S-Crayon/dp/B00BBIETEI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=f9af72afd248cccca3f6ba43aa714d02&amp;language=en_US">favorite color</a> and paint the town...whatever color they want!</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://schoolmaskpack.com/products/crayola-kids-reusable-cloth-face-mask-set-tip-faces">Get the Crayola kids mask pack in a set of 5 for $29.99 at SchoolMaskPack.com</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Dress-Up-America-597-S-Crayon/dp/B00BBIETEI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&amp;slotNum=2&amp;imprToken=f4ba4bfa-bade-6f54-2e1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=1a572ecf5e7d6da51ed091a8ce1b2169&amp;language=en_US">Get the blue crayon costume by Dress Up America at Amazon for $19.95</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="4-a-star-wars-character">4. A <em>Star Wars</em> character</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="starwars" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Disney Store" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--bfuHoaIA--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/41c90f35d49d4908/starwars.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Disney Store </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>For the cutest masks in the galaxy.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> All ages<br> The <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/features/baby-yoda-merchandise">return of Baby Yoda</a> is basically the only good thing to come out of 2020 and R2D2 has been a fan favorite for 40 years and counting. For any <em>Star Wars</em> fan who favors the cuter icons from a galaxy far, far away these masks will have them covered and keep them safe while doing so. </p> <p>Pro tip: These masks run small, so read the reviews and size up accordingly when buying. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopdisney.com%2Fstar-wars-cloth-face-masks-4-pack-set-2022056531156MS.html">Get the Star Wars 4-pack at ShopDisney.com for $19.99</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Rubies-Mandalorian-Child-Costume-X-Small/dp/B0846Q4MB4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&amp;slotNum=4&amp;imprToken=f4ba4bfa-bade-6f54-2e1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=2951daf88c6c53107dc8d50f3a9999e0&amp;language=en_US">Get the Rubie's Mandalorian The Child costume at Amazon for $39.99</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="5-a-penguin">5. A penguin</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Penguin" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Cincinatti Zoo" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--kUjDbuTU--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/ee1a56f9694c483d/penguin.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Cincinatti Zoo </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>A cute mask whose proceeds go to a good cause.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> All ages<br> The march of this penguin will not only make for an adorable costume, it will help maintain the programs and pay for the care of the penguins at the <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org">Cincinnati Zoo</a>. Proceeds from their animal masks help fund the care of the animals and recoup the revenue lost while the museum was closed due to COVID restrictions. </p> <ul> <li> <a href="https://shopcincinnatizoo.com/collections/whats-new/products/mask-yth-adj-face-penguin">Get the penguin mask at the Cincinnati Zoo online store for $7.99</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/NEWCOSPLAY-Children-Penguin-Halloween-5-Height/dp/B01H83OWZU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&amp;slotNum=6&amp;imprToken=f4ba4bfa-bade-6f54-2e1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=eed576b305b38376d17d484ae7df372d&amp;language=en_US">Get the penguin pajamas and Halloween costume at Amazon for $18.99</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="6-trolls">6. Trolls</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Trolls" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="MaskClub" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--uyI4gkLs--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/96dc4256e5254381/Trolls.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: MaskClub </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Candy-colored Trolls masks are fitting for the Halloween holiday.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> All ages<br> <em>Trolls World Tour</em> was a huge hit this year, which means kids will be clamoring to dress up as one of these candy-colored characters. These sweet masks will take their costume to next-level cute and will likely be a favorite long after Halloween night. </p> <ul> <li><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaskclub.com%2Fsearch%3Ftype%3Dproduct%26q%3Dtrolls">Get the Poppy or Branch Trolls masks at MaskClub for $14.99</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Poppy-Classic-Headband-Trolls-Costume/dp/B01N39U11N/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&amp;slotNum=8&amp;imprToken=f4ba4bfa-bade-6f54-2e1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=1c3951f9f1bafc858e4895a4e241ad18&amp;language=en_US">Get the Poppy costume at Amazon for $21.49</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="7-a-pumpkin-or-ghost">7. A pumpkin or ghost</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Boo" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Maisonette" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--rNZpUIdz--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/08c07288314c4ae6/pumpkinboo.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Maisonette </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>A jack o' lantern and a boo mask are good for getting their scare on.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> Ages 3 to 12<br> These masks represent the reason for the Halloween season! Your kid can dress up as an iconic jack-o'-lantern with a creepy carved out smile. Or simply let the mask do the talking with the bold “Boo!” mask. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.maisonette.com/product/camo-pumpkin-and-ombre-boo-face-mask-set">Get pumpkin and boo face mask at Maisonette for $25</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Halloween-Pumpkin-Costume-Children-Cosplay/dp/B07VLDNRQB/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&amp;slotNum=9&amp;imprToken=f4ba4bfa-bade-6f54-2e1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=cc161c2c0bb56147ad9045c58ceb2e30&amp;language=en_US">Get the child 3-piece pumpkin costume at Amazon for $12.99</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="8-a-ferocious-tiger">8. A ferocious tiger</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="lion2" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Everfan" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--ZKSvmUHP--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/c65941e983c74ea9/lion2.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Everfan </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>This sharp-toothed tiger will make for a ferocious Halloween.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> Ages 3 to 12<br> This sharp-toothed tiger mask is sure to make your little one roar in approval, and the fact that it's so well-made, with three layers of protection, will set your mind at ease. These high-quality masks come in tiger, shark, bunny, bear, dog, or koala.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://everfan.com/shop/animal-face-mask">Get the tiger mask at Everfan for $22</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Disney-Tigger-Infant-Costume-Coverall/dp/B07QSBJV9Z/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&amp;slotNum=11&amp;imprToken=f4ba4bfa-bade-6f54-2e1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=7e7423573f5488dccf8e0f0503afe6e5&amp;language=en_US">Get the tiger costume on Amazon for $20.50</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="9-a-sly-fox">9. A sly fox</h2> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> Ages 3 to 12<br> <figure> <div> <img alt="Fox" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="tonadisseny" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--C-wqzT-k--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/44085ae0ce9d4680/Fox.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: tonadisseny </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Some foxes are sly and some are sweet.</p></figcaption> </figure><br> What <em>does</em> the fox say? This Halloween, the fox says “trick or treat” when your kiddo dons this sly fox mask and costume.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.redbubble.com/i/mask/Fox-face-by-tonadisseny/47616460.F8Y4C">Get the Friendly Fox mask at Redbubble for $12.49</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Sly-Fox-Costume-L/dp/B079TGX9W7/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&amp;slotNum=14&amp;imprToken=f4ba4bfa-bade-6f54-2e1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=88bab47340294a7a33f8d3bf23a3f5bb&amp;language=en_US">Get the sly fox costume at Amazon for $34.99</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="10-a-minecraft-creeper">10. A "Minecraft" creeper</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Creeper" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="RavenWake" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--scFgmOr4--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/71c9411652084944/creeper.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: RavenWake </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>This "creeper" mask is, indeed, creepy enough for Halloween.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> All ages<br> Behind millions of downloads are thousands of kids who want to be a part of the hostile creeper mob on Halloween night. You’ll be relieved at not needing to paint on complicated pixelated makeup this year and your kid will breathe easy knowing that their look won’t need a touch-up to stay soul-less and sinister-looking. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.redbubble.com/i/mask/Creeper-by-RavenWake/55349614.F8Y4C">Get the creeper mask at Redbubble for $12.28</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Minecraft-Creeper-Classic-Child-Costume/dp/B07NDZVH5D/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&amp;slotNum=15&amp;imprToken=f4ba4bfa-bade-6f54-2e1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=47e0a6bbab8cee18e5ac32714ce530e0&amp;language=en_US">Get the creeper costume at Amazon for $21.40</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="11-pikachu">11. Pikachu</h2> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> Ages 3 to 12<br> <figure> <div> <img alt="Pika" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="LisaDylanArt" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--ZBIEGB07--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/ccc95d44bf594c54/pikachu.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: LisaDylanArt </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Your little one will look adorable as Pikachu in this happy mask.</p></figcaption> </figure><br> There is no better friend than Pikachu (according to Ash Ketchum, anyway). The Pokémon movies have captured the hearts of kids and "Pokémon Go!" has captured their minds. Have your kids go as the cutest yellow cartoon—and one of the most coveted cards from the original game—this year. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.redbubble.com/i/mask/FACEMask-Yellow-Buddy-by-LisaDylanArt/47513135.J2VSK">Get the Yellow Buddy Pikachu-style mask at Redbubble for $12.49</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Disguise-Pikachu-Pokemon-Deluxe-Costume/dp/B07NF28VT8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&amp;slotNum=18&amp;imprToken=f4ba4bfa-bade-6f54-2e1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=a3625a6e50f2e992e4c5c76dd48480e1&amp;language=en_US">Get the Pikachu deluxe costume at Amazon for $32.97</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="12-spongebob-or-patrick">12. SpongeBob or Patrick</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Spongebob" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="SpongeBob Store" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--OH5lf1dn--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/4196b670b0734a19/Spongebob.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: SpongeBob Store </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Bikini Bottom or your back yard, these masks will make a splash.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> All ages<br> Why stay in your pineapple all night? If you’re planning on venturing outside of Bikini Bottom, you’re going to want to be protected. Your kiddo will also be the proudest Good Noodle knowing that the proceeds from each mask goes to <a href="https://www.savethechildren.org">Save the Children</a>. Snag a fun SpongeBob or Patrick costume to make the look complete.<span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.spongebobshop.com/collections/face-masks/products/spongebob-squarepants-big-face-face-mask-cover">Get the SpongeBob face mask at the SpongeBob Shop for $15.95</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Party-City-SpongeBob-SquarePants-Halloween/dp/B08BG8PYZL/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&amp;slotNum=19&amp;imprToken=f4ba4bfa-bade-6f54-2e1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=fe32f22d4a8c9602adeb38dba9b54757&amp;language=en_US">Get the SpongeBob costume at Amazon for $24.99</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Disguise-Spongebob-Squarepants-Patrick-Classic/dp/B083TN39HY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ots=1&amp;slotNum=22&amp;imprToken=f4ba4bfa-bade-6f54-2e1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=10613ec7e7e53efe967bbc0cb5848145&amp;language=en_US">Get the Patrick costume at Amazon for $29.59</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="13-a-vampire-or-skeleton">13. A vampire or skeleton</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Fangs" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Maisonette" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--qJvJumWV--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/4ea5f9947db14d77/fangsskull.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Maisonette </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Vampire fangs and a creepy skull make for spooky Halloween style.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p><strong>Best for:</strong> Ages 2 to 10<br> Shall they be a vampire or skeleton this year? Luckily they won’t have to decide until the last minute. All you need is a black hooded cape and some dark shadow around the eyes and they'll be able to pick one (or switch between both) to complete the spooky look. 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Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>Next to our keys, wallet, and cell phone, face masks have become part of our daily mental checklist of on-the-go essentials. Something you may not think about, though, is the dry, flaky lips that come as a result of said face masks. Lip woes are especially prevalent when temps drop (think: cold air chapping up your lips), but paired with a face covering that you’re breathing into, the issues can multiply. And while there's no date in sight for when we can live mask-free lives, that doesn't mean our lips have to suffer in the meantime. We tapped <a href="https://avamd.com">Ava Shamban</a>, a board-certified dermatologist based in Los Angeles, to learn how to give lips some much-needed relief.</p> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-container col-12"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content"> <h2 class="tbrn-article__related-content-title" id="related-content">Related content</h2> <ul class="tbrn-article__related-content-list"> <li class="tbrn-article__related-content-item"> <img class="lazyload blur-up tbrn-article__related-content-image" data-src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--3SCcSqTL--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_auto,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1599765655897/RareHERO.jpg" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--z_XnYUFV--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_1,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1599765655897/RareHERO.jpg"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-text"> <h4 class="tbrn-article__related-content-heading"> <img class="tbrn-article_related-content-svg" src="/packs/media/images/icon-check-small-ba6422ca58d1b21605214cdee5a81fef.svg"> feature </h4> <a class="tbrn-article__related-content-link" data-gaaction="Clicks" data-gacategory="Related Articles" data-galabel="Story 1 - Selena Gomez just debuted her new Rare Beauty line—here’s what’s worth buying" href="https://www.reviewed.com/beauty/features/rare-beauty-review-selena-gomez-makeup-sephora"> Selena Gomez just debuted her new Rare Beauty line—here’s what’s worth buying </a> </div> </li> <li class="tbrn-article__related-content-item"> <img class="lazyload blur-up tbrn-article__related-content-image" data-src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--IWuRwxxB--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_auto,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1599145735694/HyperpigmentationHERO.jpg" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--sZieNIyK--/b_white,c_fill,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,h_150,q_1,w_200/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1599145735694/HyperpigmentationHERO.jpg"> <div class="tbrn-article__related-content-text"> <h4 class="tbrn-article__related-content-heading"> <img class="tbrn-article_related-content-svg" src="/packs/media/images/icon-check-small-ba6422ca58d1b21605214cdee5a81fef.svg"> feature </h4> <a class="tbrn-article__related-content-link" data-gaaction="Clicks" data-gacategory="Related Articles" data-galabel="Story 2 - 7 skincare products that’ll fade your hyperpigmentation" href="https://www.reviewed.com/beauty/features/skincare-products-reduce-hyperpigmentation"> 7 skincare products that’ll fade your hyperpigmentation </a> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <h2 id="1-exfoliate-your-lips-gently">1. Exfoliate your lips—gently</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Homemade Heroes Lip Scrub" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Homemade Heroes" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--pZiLn3Jy--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/6a46f5c7261d4366/HomemadeHeroes.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Homemade Heroes </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Exfoliate your lips once a week at most with the Homemade Heroes Lip Scrub.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>You may think of exfoliation as a way to slough off chapped skin, but the process can also remove the healthy skin on your lips if you're not careful. "The goal with exfoliation is to increase cell turnover and eliminate dead skin but not the natural oils that are responsible for providing skin protection and balance," explains Shamban. Avoid vigorous scrubbing (that means putting a stop to brushing your lips with a toothbrush) and limit exfoliation to once a week. You'll notice that not overdoing it reveals smoother lips that are better able to soak up moisturizing ingredients in your products. </p> <p>When you exfoliate, you can make your own lip scrub by adding a gritty product (like granulated sugar or coffee grounds) into a creamy base (like oil or avocado), or try the popular Homemade Heroes Lip Scrub that exfoliates with coconut and moisturizes with avocado, jojoba, and sweet almond oils.<br> <span class="ad-skip"></span><br> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/All-Natural-Vegan-Coconut-Scrub/dp/B01NAI251H/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=218e3109c3bb0d938faf042de1d39b0a&amp;language=en_US">Get the Homemade Heroes Lip Scrub on Amazon for $9.99</a> </p> <h2 id="2-avoid-licking-your-lips">2. Avoid licking your lips</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Licking" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / Voyagerix" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--X-S7Zj6D--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/6a9cd2ecccc448e8/Voyagerix.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / Voyagerix </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Avoid licking your lips by applying a lip balm.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Licking chapped lips is only a temporary solution to alleviating the dry feeling—in fact, it can actually exacerbate dryness. "When the saliva evaporates it takes moisture out of the lip tissues," says Shamban, adding that the bacteria found in saliva also can further irritate raw skin. Not to mention, the harsh enzymes in our saliva that break down foods can also break down any oils or moisturizing products that have been applied to the lips to remedy chapping. </p> <p>To nip the lip-licking habit in the bud, avoid flavored or scented products with ingredients that may tempt you to lick, such as eucalyptus, menthol, cinnamon, vanilla, and citrus.</p> <h2 id="3-lather-on-a-lip-balm">3. Lather on a lip balm</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Carmex Classic Lip Balm" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--4B8GV-3Q--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/bc9d6e03a562403a/DSC_5053copy.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>When your lips need moisture, go with the Carmex Classic Lip Balm.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Face masks can trap in heat, sweat, bacteria, and saliva. This, combined with ongoing, repetitive friction and low airflow can contribute to dehydration, chafing, and flaking on the lips. To combat this and draw in moisture, slather on a lip balm that includes emollients (think: shea butter) and humectants (like glycerin), as well as <a href="https://avamd.com">occlusives</a> (such as lanolin), which seal in moisture and help the skin maintain its natural oils. Lip balms that list humectants and emollients as their base as well as thicker, high viscosity oils like avocado, mango, or hemp seed can also be effective at targeting flakiness. Shamban says to avoid products that are mostly water- or alcohol-based, as they tend to evaporate more quickly.</p> <p>If you’re looking for a new go-to lip balm (and can resist the urge to lick your lips), we recommend the <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/features/carmex-best-lip-balm">Carmex Classic Lip Balm</a>, which is made with menthol and beeswax for a fresh, moisturizing feeling. If you prefer something with protection, try <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/features/heres-why-everyone-should-own-this-12-product">Aquaphor's Lip Repair + Protect</a>—it has SPF 30 and a fragrance-free formula that's suitable for sensitive skin types.<br> <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Carmex-Classic-Balm-Medicated-Packs/dp/B00LNRNY9I/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=57e832a79aa93464f7bdb331fa4a261d&amp;language=en_US">Get the Carmex Classic Lip Balm on Amazon for $6</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Aquaphor-Lip-Protectant-Sunscreen-Ointment/dp/B008SQSBJK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=dd4f169163c8335cec8a4ae2331fce5d&amp;language=en_US">Get the Aquaphor Lip Repair + Protect on Amazon for $3.74</a></li> </ul> <h2 id="4-apply-an-overnight-treatment">4. Apply an overnight treatment</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Laneige" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--PR8F7uL0--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/c5ceb60dce0e4a17/1-cheap-mask_Cropped.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Laneige </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Give your lips a boost of moisture overnight with the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>During the day, our skin is busy fighting off <a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-a-pathogen">pathogens</a>, irritants, <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/lifestyle/features/the-spf-in-your-makeup-isnt-enough-to-protect-you-from-the-sun">UVA/UVB rays</a>, and other environmental factors. At night, Shamban says that protection mode is switched off and our skin moves from defense to offense, making it the ideal time to treat chapped lips. "As hormone levels rise and cellular communications are uninterrupted by dermal distractions of the day, we can accelerate our cellular function and stimulate the production of proteins, collagen, and antioxidant enzymes necessary for regeneration," explains Shamban. "Any treatment product applied overnight will be able to penetrate better and get to work more efficiently." </p> <p>Double down on your nighttime skincare routine and apply an overnight lip mask that'll boost the health and appearance of your lips come morning. For this, try the mega-popular <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/features/products-bachelor-contestants-love-kaitlyn-bristowe-andi-dorfman">Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask</a>, which claims to moisturize with hyaluronic acid and soothe and soften the lips with vitamin C and antioxidants from berries.</p> <p><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sephora.com%2Fproduct%2Flip-sleeping-mask-P420652%3Ficid2%3Dproducts%2520grid%3Ap420652">Get the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask at Sephora for $22</a></p> <h2 id="5-avoid-matte-lipstick-formulas">5. Avoid matte lipstick formulas</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Billie Super Salve Daily Hydrating Lip Balm" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Billie" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--z4XHAWb4--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/b93e2b159be14564/Billie.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Billie </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Add a pop of color to your lips while you moisturize with the Billie Super Salve Daily Hydrating Lip Balm.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>You may be tempted to opt for matte, long-wearing liquid lipsticks to avoid staining the inside of your mask, but Shamban says to avoid them if you’re struggling with chapped lips. "Those are usually made with the least oil or emollients and can be the most drying," she says. Instead, go for a clear or <em>slightly</em> tinted lip color that boasts a satin finish—this eliminates the risk of drying out your lips and gives you that “no-makeup makeup” look that won't feel uncomfortable underneath your face mask. </p> <p>If you don’t already own one, we suggest the Bille Super Salve, which comes in six shades (clear included) and uses sunflower and avocado oil to nourish and hydrate lips. <span class="ad-skip"></span></p> <p><a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=83224X1534997&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fmybillie.com%2Fproducts%2Fsuper-salve">Get the Billie Super Salve Daily Hydrating Lip Balm for $9</a> </p> <h2 id="6-wash-your-face-mask">6. Wash your face mask</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Wash mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / Rike_" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--XWC3aQwG--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/1c4f23be6de0447a/Rike_.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / Rike_ </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Make sure you wash your mask between wears.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>A dirty <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/laundry-cleaning/features/how-to-clean-cloth-face-masks-at-home">face mask</a> can make for a dermal disaster. Beyond giving you a serious case of “mascne” (that’s mask acne), it can wreak havoc on your lips, as well as the area surrounding them. "Bacteria, dirt, sweat, and saliva, as well as sun protection and lip balm, can all build up inside the mask," Shamban says. "They can also cause angry pores and tissues presenting themselves in the form of blemishes, comedones, atopic dermatitis, rashes, and itchiness." Throw your face mask in the laundry on a hot cycle to avoid skin irritation. And, if your disposable medical mask is showing signs of soilage (ahem, foundation stains), it's time to replace it.</p> <p>For a reusable mask, we recommend the Athleta Non Medical Face Mask, which feels breathable but offers protection with three layers of fabric. It’s also machine-washable and keeps its shape when dried, though it’s recommended to lay it flat to air dry.</p> <p><a href="https://gap.igs4ds.net/YZnOq">Get the Athleta Non Medical Face Mask at Athleta for $30</a></p> <h2 id="7-apply-spf-underneath-your-mask">7. Apply SPF underneath your mask</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Neutrogena Revitalizing and Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm SPF 20" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Neutrogena" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--f1XbZy5i--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/16577f42ae284a51/Neutrogena.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Neutrogena </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Keep your lips protected from the sun with the Neutrogena Revitalizing and Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm SPF 20.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>If you thought you were in the clear when it comes to protecting your lips from the sun, we're here to tell you otherwise. A <a href="https://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-prevention/sun-protection/sun-protective-clothing/#:%7E:text=A%20white%20T%2Dshirt%20provides,a%20UPF%20of%20only%203">white T-shirt has a UPF of about 7</a>, so while an opaque mask with multiple layers will protect you, it'll only do so while you’re wearing it. Because many of us remove our masks when we’re alone outside to catch a deeper breath, take a sip of a drink, or wipe away sweat, it’s important to have an SPF on board. Harmful rays can cause burning in lips that are already dry and flaky, which can lead to a host of other issues like cold sores and rough patches. "Any time spent outside the mask or not requires sun protection," Shamban advises.</p> <p>This lip balm from Neutrogena contains SPF 20, comes in several tinted shades, and promises to maintain lip moisture.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Neutrogena-Revitalizing-Balm-Petal-Glow/dp/B004D04Q8U/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=rvwfeature-20&amp;linkId=7f095420460cfb59825af4196a884297&amp;language=en_US">Get the Neutrogena Revitalizing and Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm SPF 20 on Amazon for $6.97</a> </p> <h2 id="8-whip-up-a-diy-lip-mask">8. Whip up a DIY lip mask</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="DIY lip mask" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / Kitzzeh" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--eE_wJldk--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/0af180c596af425e/Kitzzeh.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / Kitzzeh </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Hydrate your lips with a DIY mask.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>If quarantine has you looking for new activities to occupy your time, play cosmetic chemist and try a <a href="https://vivianewoodard.com/11-ways-to-make-your-own-diy-lip-mask/">DIY lip mask</a> of strawberry, honey, and coconut oil. High in moisturizers, emollients, and fatty acids, this natural solution will make your lips look (and feel) revitalized and smooth. Plus, the antibacterial and “clarifying” effects of <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609166/#:%7E:text=The%20healing%20property%20of%20honey,protective%20barrier%20to%20prevent%20infection.">honey</a> combined with the antioxidants the vitamin C found in strawberries helps to fend off bacteria and free radicals that cause aging. To make the mask, mash one strawberry with one teaspoon each of honey and coconut oil. Apply onto the lips for three minutes before gently wiping away and following up with a nourishing lip balm, such as the shea butter-rich eos The Hero Extra Dry Lip Balm Treatment.</p> <p><a href="https://goto.target.com/4QVz9">Get the Eos The Hero Extra Dry Lip Balm Treatment at Target for $3.99</a> </p> <p><em>The product experts at <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/">Reviewed</a> have all your shopping needs covered. Follow Reviewed on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/reviewed">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/reviewed">Twitter</a>, and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/reviewed/">Instagram</a> for the latest deals, product reviews, and more.</em></p> <p><em>Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.</em></p> Could falling asleep to a podcast solve your sleep woes? https://www.reviewed.com/sleep/features/what-sleep-stories-and-podcasts-and-should-you-try-one Reviewed: Lastest Articles urn:uuid:5d487923-71af-3dfc-cf26-31882b2f6d51 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 18:22:09 +0000 <img alt="Could falling asleep to a podcast solve your sleep woes?" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--62QKVSfY--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_972/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/1598374382691/GettyImages-1191349951.jpg" />&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.&lt;/em&gt;<p>This may come as no surprise: People say they’re <a href="https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/news/2020/studies-find-people-are-sleeping-more-during-covid-19-pandemic">sleeping more during the pandemic</a>, but their quality of sleep has gone down. And it’s no secret that <a href="apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2013/sleep">stress isn’t sleep’s best friend</a>, but what should you do if you face racing thoughts and general restlessness at night? </p> <p>One thing that might be worth trying: Sleep-oriented audio tracks, like sleep stories or podcasts, that are specifically designed to help you doze off. The idea of listening to a narrator weave a bedtime tale might sound strange or even childish. I’m the sleep writer here at Reviewed, and even when I first learned about them, I was skeptical. But I grossly underestimated the soothing powers of a good bedtime story. So if you’re struggling to catch quality zzz’s and ready to give something new a whirl, this is what you need to know. </p> <h2 id="how-does-listening-to-a-podcast-help-you-sleep">How does listening to a podcast help you sleep?</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="resized man sleep audio" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Getty Images / monkeybusinessimages" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--1PM_JXn2--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/dd92aea6ad1947eb/3.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Getty Images / monkeybusinessimages </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Sleep audio can offer a reprieve from thinking about the stresses of day-to-day life, making it easier to doze off.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Counting sheep has had a longstanding reign as the king of get-to-sleep tactics. But—surprise—it doesn’t usually work because sheep simply aren’t interesting enough, according to <a href="https://aasm.org/aasm-spokesperson-nitun-verma-md/">Nitun Verma</a>, MD, a spokesperson for the <a href="https://aasm.org/">American Academy of Sleep Medicine</a>. “The rest of the mind is still thinking about the stresses of the day,” he says. </p> <p>And that’s where sleep audio can come in. “If people need just a little more interesting content to prepare for sleep, a relaxing podcast can be something to try out,” Verma says, adding that audio-based sleep content can take the mind off the pressure of falling asleep. So if you’re one of those people who finds it easy to doze off on the couch when the TV is on but not when you’re in bed (and the TV is off) and actually trying to get shuteye, sleep-friendly audio could help. </p> <p>Podcast apps, like Stitcher and Apple's native podcast app, often have sleep timers so you can turn the audio off after a set length of time, or at the conclusion of the episode (so the next podcast in the queue or playlist doesn't just start rolling). So if you need just enough audio to fall asleep and don't want the sound running all night, well, there's an app for that. </p> <p>As always, it all depends on the person. For some, sleep podcasts and stories can offer a unique type of white noise and guide you to sleep. Plus, their accessibility and easiness make them a great option for anyone who is ready to try new things to improve their sleep. </p> <h2 id="what-is-a-sleep-podcast">What is a sleep podcast?</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="sleep with me" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Sleep with Me" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--VVlZ1_js--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/0c508186c7fe4d6a/5.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Sleep with Me </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Drew Ackerman, host and creator of "Sleep with Me," focuses on making listeners feel safe and relaxed through meandering conversation.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Sleep podcasts are designed to help you fall asleep by providing something you can focus on but that’s not distracting enough to keep you awake. Drew Ackerman, host of “<a href="https://www.sleepwithmepodcast.com/">Sleep With Me</a>,” one of the most popular sleep podcasts, compares his show to a conversation in which you have no responsibility. “I’m like a friend [listeners] have no obligation to listen to,” he says. They don’t need to reply, engage, and ask about Ackerman’s day—he’s just providing friendly chatter. </p> <p>“Sleep with Me,” which is downloaded about 3.3 million times per month, tries to lull listeners into relaxing. “I’m looking to create a safe place where listeners feel like they can give me their attention, enough so that I’m distracting them from what’s keeping them awake … they can just listen to me instead of thinking, or take their mind off whatever they’re experiencing emotionally or physically,” he says. </p> <p>Ackerman's aim in his podcast is to keep you following along, but only just enough to distract a busy mind, not engage it. For example, in an episode titled “<a href="https://www.sleepwithmepodcast.com/906-recycled-silly-string-all-intros-711-715/">Recycled Silly String</a>”, Ackerman's narrative goes from words of encouragement, “whatever [keeps you up], I’m here to help… But I also don’t want you to feel any pressure to fall asleep,” to thinking about the words “pitter patter,” and if we’ve idealized the sound of rain. From there, he moves to talking about new pets, and encouraging listeners who are getting two new pets at the same time to name one “pitter,” and the other “patter,” and discusses the gerbil he had as a kid. It almost feels like when you get into a deep conversation with someone and try to backtrack to how you got from point A to point B, which are completely unrelated topics. </p> <p>There are other styles and approaches to sleep podcasts. <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/0edOBjruWV6Juxf42WjGxw">Get Sleepy</a> is another popular podcast available on Spotify. The majority of episodes aren’t storytelling, either, but rather transport you to a landscape far from your bed. “You’ve been relaxing in a deck chair, on a rooftop terrace for a while now, reclined and watching the clouds come and go … It’s the perfect outdoor atmosphere, a soft golden sun warms without burning,” is the beginning of the visualization in an episode titled, “<a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/0H1hvDnx1pGYGNUysg1s0x">An Evening on the Terrace</a>.” The descriptive audio is paired with ambient sounds, or music, that match the vibe of the story or location. It’s not conversational, like “Sleep with Me,” but it also doesn’t provide a structured storyline. </p> <h2 id="how-are-sleep-stories-different-from-sleep-podcasts">How are sleep stories different from sleep podcasts?</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="Nothing Much Happens" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Nothing Much Happens" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--mB4EW_D3--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/a53d4eb7ae0042d3/4.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Nothing Much Happens </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Story based sleep audio often takes listeners through the experience of a location, or process, like cooking or closing a bookshop.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Some apps and podcasts tout "sleep stories.” Unlike other podcasts that are intended to serve as spoken white noise, sleep stories are just that: Actual narratives meant to soothe and help you doze off. </p> <p><a href="https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/">“Nothing Much Happens”</a> is one popular sleep story podcast that's designed for grown-ups. Kathryn Nicolai, the creator and host of the podcast and author of a forthcoming book of sleep stories, has been telling herself stories to help facilitate sleep since she was a kid. And while kids might want bedtime stories about adventures, too much exciting narrative can be overwhelming for adults, Nicolai says. “[In a story] we’re not going on an adventure in a pirate ship, we’re going to make a pot of soup and take a bath,” she says. “But that’s the kind of thing adults find quite enjoyable [while] a six year old might find that boring.” </p> <p>Even more “boring,” Nicolai walks listeners through the story once, and then repeats the same story, narrated at a slower pace. The idea is to lull not stimulate you. In fact, I listened to an episode about exploring trails in the woods, with detailed descriptions of the sensations, from sight to smell, during a workday (not to nap) and didn’t even notice when she restarted the tale. </p> <p>Podcast platforms aren’t the only way to find sleep stories. A number of popular <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/health/best-right-now/the-best-meditation-apps">meditation apps</a> also offer this type of content. </p> <p><a href="https://www.headspace.com/">Headspace</a> has “sleepcasts,” which combine a brief wind-down, or meditation exercise, with a story underlaid with ambient noise that matches the story’s setting. “Rainday Antiques,” one of the only sleepcasts available to users of the free version of the app, is about an antique shop that’s open 24/7. The narrator describes the antique shop and the type of people who visit, layered with the sound of rain. One unique feature of Headspace’s sleepcasts is the ability to adjust the balance of the ambient sound with the audio, so you can raise or lower the volume of once versus the other to your preferences. </p> <p><a href="https://www.calm.com/">Calm</a> also offers a broader spectrum of sleep content than Headspace, and users may try any of the four free stories (once, or as many times suits them) before committing to a subscription, which gives access to more than 50 fictional sleep stories and over 75 non-fiction sleep stories. One of the free sessions is a story about fields of lavender in France. Another is an odd take on sleep content: a narration of the rules of tennis by John McEnroe. </p> <p>Unlike Headspace and Calm, <a href="https://www.relaxmelodies.com/">Relax Melodies</a> is almost entirely geared towards sleep and evening relaxation. Many of the sessions are visualizations, which use detailed storytelling to transport users to a different landscape and lull them to sleep. Relax Melodies offers two free and continually accessible sleep stories to people using the free version.</p> <h2 id="how-do-sleep-meditations-work">How do sleep meditations work?</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="resized woman earbuds" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / Wavebreakmedia" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--FoqIjTS8--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/b40c0472019d4921/2.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / Wavebreakmedia </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>Meditation apps, like Headspace and Calm, often offer sleep specific content.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Headspace and other meditation apps also have sections devoted to sleep-inducing meditations. Unlike daytime meditations, these sessions are designed to help you doze off with deep breathing, visualizations, and “noting,” wherein you briefly acknowledge a feeling and let it move along. </p> <p>In its paid version, Headspace has nine wind downs, which are sessions designed to help you settle down and relax for the night. They range from just two minutes to 20 minutes, and many offer users the option to pick a length. In one of the two free sessions, titled "Sleeping," Andy Puddicombe, the co-founder and narrator for many Headspace sessions, encourages listeners to think about powering down various parts of their body from their legs to arms and even jaw. He tells listeners to recognize that their body is relaxed and "allow the mind to drift" while counting backwards from 1,000 to zero. </p> <p>Calm's paid version provides users with 13 meditations for sleep, some of which include multiple sessions. "7 Days of Sleep," for example, comprises seven sessions that target different aspects of sleep, from winding down and preparing for sleep to getting rid of worries from the day. The app has a bigger selection of sleep meditations than Headspace but lacks specific types, like sessions to help you fall back asleep after jolting awake in the night. </p> <p>Finally, subscription-based Relax Melodies offers its own array of meditations. The app also has sessions for “body scanning,” a form of guided meditation geared toward winding down in which you focus on different parts of the body and how they feel to foster relaxation. </p> <p>A variety of free podcasts that incorporate sleep meditations are also available on Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts. </p> <h2 id="what-are-the-potential-downsides-of-sleep-podcasts-and-stories">What are the potential downsides of sleep podcasts and stories?</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="cell phone nightstand" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / knape" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--en-26xHx--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/52781e3a922345da/2.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / knape </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>One downside of using sleep audio and podcasts is having your phone in the bedroom or close by overnight.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>Of course, there are negatives to having and <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/sleep/features/phone-settings-help-you-sleep-better">using technology in your bedroom</a>, especially right before bed. <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/health/features/do-blue-light-blocking-glasses-work">Blue light</a> emitted by your phone might keep you up. Technology that’s designed to promote constant engagement can get in the way of a good night’s sleep, Verma says. Some of the podcasts are long enough that you can start them as you’re winding down, and set your phone aside, with a sleep timer set in the app, if that's an option, so the audio turns itself off. (You may also <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/sleep/features/phone-settings-help-you-sleep-better">hack your phone's settings</a> to make it more sleep-friendly.) Ackerman has heard from listeners who turn the on the podcast and listen to the meandering introduction as they get ready for bed. </p> <p>In selecting audio-based sleep content, Verma also advises being cognizant of changes in volume. Podcasts and stories that fluctuate from soft to loud can be disruptive and cause you to be jolted awake during loud moments, while dozing off in quiet ones, he says. In fact, the stable and unchanging nature of white noise is one of the reasons some people find it so effective. It can be hard to predict volume fluctuation when you’re just looking at a podcast for the first time and without giving it a listen. It becomes a matter of trying things on for size and seeing which styles, approaches, content and even app settings work best for you. </p> <h2 id="is-sleep-audio-a-good-fit-for-you">Is sleep audio a good fit for you?</h2> <figure> <div> <img alt="woman stretches in morning" class="attachment" data-portal-copyright="Getty Images / Milan_Jovic" src="https://reviewed-com-res.cloudinary.com/image/fetch/s--2_UrZkmX--/b_white,c_limit,cs_srgb,f_auto,fl_progressive.strip_profile,g_center,q_auto,w_792/https://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/7dbee2c04c8045e5/1.jpg"> <div class="credit d3">Credit: Getty Images / Milan_Jovic </div> </div> <figcaption class="figcaption"><p>There are numerous options for anyone interested in exploring sleep audio and podcasts, experts suggest giving it a try and seeing what works for you.</p></figcaption> </figure> <p>The available options for sleep podcasts and sleep stories have grown to a point where there’s truly something for everyone, so Ackerman encourages everyone to try some version of audio to fall asleep, because anything that helps is a good idea. “You’re worth it. And your sleep is worth it,” he says. </p> <p>Both Ackerman and Nicolai emphasized creating a feeling of “safety” for their listeners—somewhere their listeners can relax and let go of day-to-day stressors. They both try to foster a friendly but soothing tone. Of course, you might not like their approaches to content, and there’s no singular podcast or sleep story source that is guaranteed to work for you. Try on different podcasts and audio for size through your podcast provider of choice or free versions of popular meditation apps. Some <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/podcasts/comments/amff9y/which_podcasts_do_you_play_to_go_to_sleep_ones/">Reddit users even report using “Case Files”</a>, a podcast about murder, to go to bed. And if those suit some people, who’s to say there isn’t something out there that will suit you, too? </p> <p><em>The product experts at <a href="https://www.reviewed.com/">Reviewed</a> have all your shopping needs covered. 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Apple preps AirPods Pro for iOS 14’s spatial audio and quick switching https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/airpods-pro-spatial-audio-ios-14-firmware-update/ Home Theater | Digital Trends urn:uuid:e872962b-0f5a-174b-bec0-a8d1d9929dd9 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 15:17:07 +0000 Apple has updated the AirPods Pro for Spatial Audio and Quick Switching, two of the new features that will be enabled when iOS 14 is released later this fall.