Best smartphones of 2022 | CNN Underscored

Smartphones are at the center of our digital lives — they’re what we use to communicate with loved ones, handle important business, binge on TikToks and everything in between. And since you’ll likely use your phone more than any other gadget you own, picking the right one to last you through years of use is … Read more

Best cooling fans of 2021

CNN  —  If you’re looking to keep cool during the hottest months without running up your energy bill, a great cooling fan is your best bet. Used alone or along with your AC, you can stay cool and alert on long Zoom calls in your home office or study sessions in your dorm room, and … Read more

The best products we’ve tested in March: Espresso machines, pizza ovens and more

CNN Underscored is constantly testing products — be it espresso machines or pizza ovens or sheet sets — to find the absolute best in each respective category. Our testing process is rigorous, starting out by spending hours of research to find the top products in each category. Once we create a testing pool of products, … Read more

Samsung’s new TV and soundbar lineup for 2022 available for preorder

Samsung debuted its 2022 home entertainment line-up at its annual Unbox & Discover event and we were lucky enough to see the new products up close and personal. Anchoring the 2022 TVs and soundbars is Samsung’s first OLED TV (starting at $ 2200) in nearly a decade. And boy, were folks packing in to see … Read more

Brydge 12.9 Max + review | CNN Underscored

The debate about whether or not Apple’s iPad Pro can replace your laptop is not going to stop anytime soon. My advice? Use Apple’s biggest tablet however you see fit. For me, that means using it just like I would a MacBook, complete with a keyboard and trackpad. I typically use Apple’s $ 350 Magic … Read more

How does Alexa work? We interviewed Amazon to find out

Alexa is a true household name at this point. She’s the voice and intelligence behind our top pick for a smart speaker (the 4th Gen Echo) and smart display (the Echo Show 8), and an essential piece of many smart home products. But have you ever wondered how Alexa works? How she gets smarter and … Read more

The best handheld vacuums | CNN Underscored

It’s not practical to bust out a bulky, full-size vacuum for everyday small messes. Compact, cordless handheld vacuums are perfectly suited for light-duty cleaning tasks. Although their relatively small capacity and limited runtimes mean they’re unlikely to serve as your primary vacuum, they are extremely convenient for keeping up with everything from kitchen spills to … Read more

Sony interview: How LinkBuds let you hear your surroundings

Sony has taken a whole new direction with the LinkBuds, which concentrates on allowing noise in while you wear them rather than the more traditional feature of keeping it out. These earbuds’ donut-hole ring creates constant, transparent sound that makes it easy to keep them in your ears while you do things like talk to … Read more

Dodow sleep aid review | CNN Underscored

CNN – This article is a part of CNN Underscored’s Guide to Sleep, a weeklong focus on everything you need to sleep better. We’ll be featuring new products and exclusive deals all week, so check in every morning to see what’s new and be sure to subscribe to the CNN Underscored newsletter to see it … Read more