Michael AnsaldoFreelance contributor, TechHive

Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and PCWorld.

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Ecovacs Deebot 500 review: This budget-priced household helper is a solid choice

With app control plus Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support, this robot vacuum packs a punch for the price.

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Airthings Wave Mini review: This is a great entry-level air quality monitor

The radon-detecting Wave's little brother is a great way to start checking for airborne irritants.

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Coway Aquamega 200C review: Cleanse contaminants and track your drinking-water consumption

This countertop water filter reduces nearly a dozen pollutants, but it's not worth the investment for everyone.

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Eufy RoboVac 11s Max review: This popular budget vacuum gets increased suction

Eufy's latest robot vac is an even better dirt collector than its predecessor, thanks to more suction and a redesigned dustbin.

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Reolink Argus Eco review: This Plain Jane wireless outdoor security camera can run on solar power

Reolink delivers a home security camera with all the essential features at an affordable price and gives you the option of recharging the camera's battery with a solar panel.

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Cooler Master SK621 review: a compact keyboard for creative pros

This customizable mechanical keyboard is a worthwhile travel companion if you're OK with trading some productivity for portability.

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The best video baby monitors: Keep eyes—and ears—on your bundle of joy

Today's baby monitors are more capable—and more complex—than ever. Here's how to find the right one, so you and your baby can get some sleep.

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Dragon Touch Babycare Video Monitor review: A high-definition video baby monitor for keeping tabs on your tot

High-quality video, sound detection, temperature monitoring, and activity alerts make this baby monitor one of the better choices for new parents.

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PDF Reader Pro - View, Annotate, Form Filler review: A lightweight Windows app for basic editing needs

This freebie makes it easy to edit, annotate, and share documents, but it lacks advanced functions.

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Basketball without cable: A cord-cutter's guide to the NBA

Cord cutters can get their fill of big nationally televised games, but local broadcasts are still left on the bench.

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The best budget computer speakers: Surprisingly sound choices for $100 or less

Budget computer speakers have come a long way since the tinny-sounding beige boxes of yore. Our top picks are surprisingly good—and surprisingly affordable.

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AmazonBasics USB-Powered Computer Speakers with Dynamic Sound review: Balanced sound for a budget price

AmazonBasics’ USB-Powered Computer Speakers offer legitimate value, with balanced sound, smart looks, and quality construction.

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AmazonBasics Computer Speakers, USB Powered review: These budget speakers are a sound savings

If a simple installation and good sound quality are all you want, these AmazonBasics Computer Speakers are an exceptional value.

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TP-Link Kasa Cam Outdoor KC200 review: an affordable, easy-to-install outdoor security camera

This weather-resistant camera delivers great video and accurate event detection.

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Tineco Pure One S12 review: This smart cordless vacuum detects dust

The Pure One S12 adapts its suction power to the amount of dust on your floors and furniture.

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