The best dash cams can record what's ahead (and sometimes what's behind), and mark it with GPS (or what's the point?). This is what you need on the mean streets of modern life.
Akaso's Trace 1 Pro is a bargain for ride givers. The dual-channel dash cam offers great exterior day and day/night interior captures, though night video isn't as detailed as we'd like.
Seagate's FireCuda 520 performs on a par with its 510 predecessor over PCIe 3, but it also supports PCIe 4 to the tune of 2.1GBps sustained transfers.
There are plenty of great smart TVs. Our guide cuts through the alphabet soup to tell everything you need to know to buy the one that's right for you.
Depending on what you watch, Vizio's P-Series Quantum X TV can be either astonishingly vivid, or mildly annoying. A ton of peak brightness, quantum dot color, and poor anti-aliasing will do that.
The Hisense H9F, with first-rate color and HDR, is one of the best TVs in its class. However, detail acuity and blacks aren't as strong.
Zagg says this large weatherproof Bluetooth speaker is "Rocky Mountain Tested."
The Q60R delivers Samsung's full quantum dot color experience and lux QLED features at an affordable price point. But there are trade-offs
Kingston's KC600 costs considerably more than bargain 2.5-inch SATA SSDs, but it's a much better overall performer.
HDMI and DisplayPort are both capable of sending high-definition video and high-res audio from a source to a display. We compare their feature sets and typical use scenarios.
The S22 QLC 2.5-inch SSD sidesteps 4-bit QLC NAND's normal slow sustained writing, and it costs less than 9 cents per gigabyte. That makes it a budget drive worth buying.
Though the methodology can be confusing at times, Iperius Backup is arguably the most versatile, comprehensive and compatible backup program available. It's also free if all you need is local plain file backup.
The Enhanced Audio Return channel delivers higher-quality movie soundtracks and music, too—and you won't need a new cable. What's not to like?
SK Hynix's Gold S31 2.5-inch SSD performs on a par with or better than just about any other drive on the market. A sterling effort from a longtime manufacturer.
Vizio's M-Series Quantum delivers outstanding color and decent HDR for not a whole lot of cash. But there's no motion compensation, native DLNA streaming, or Bluetooth output.
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