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Semi-automatic belt-drive turntable with built-in Wi-Fi and Sonos streaming technology
Two things jumped right out at me when I set up and used this turntable: it's very sleek and modern looking, and it's incredibly convenient to use. I added this turntable to an existing multi-room Sonos system and was able to listen to my favorite albums everywhere in my house.
– Eric, Home A/V senior writer
Halo wireless volume knob and subwoofer level controller — for Alpine Halo and select Restyle receivers
It's a knob. 'Who cares?' you might ask. Many of us care! Bluetooth connectivity is what makes this knob special — it can manage the volume and/or subwoofer level of compatible Alpine stereos without being anchored to a particular spot on the dash.
– Dominic, Mobile electronics senior writer
9.4-channel home theater receiver with Dolby Atmos®, Bluetooth®, Apple AirPlay® 2, and Amazon Alexa compatibility
It's got high-power discrete amp channels, a smokin' 32-Bit/192kHz DAC from Texas Instruments, all the gaming features, and my favorite part, four sub outputs. Fellow bass-heads rejoice! And of course, you can do HEOS multi-room audio, along with AirPlay2, and add Alexa and Google Assistant features.
– Athena, Home A/V writer
Multisport GPS smartwatch ™ 1.3" display
Garmin''s fenix watches have pretty much defined the category of “adventure” watches. The new fenix 7 lineup adds a Power Glass lens that uses solar charging to extend battery life. You can embark on multi-day expeditions without worrying about where the next AC outlet is or toting along a heavy battery back for recharging. Depending on the model and features used, you can enjoy over 120 days of power on a single charge.
– Ken, Mobile electronics editor
25-oz. self-purifying water bottle with built-in filtering
This high-tech bottle uses a pair of powerful UV-C lights in its cap to kill microorganisms like bacteria and viruses with a quick cleaning cycle. Plus, its built-in filtration system cleans your water further each time you sip, doing away with metals, sediment, and other impurities. Bottom line: you can count on water that's safe and great-tasting, no matter the source. It's nice to have with you on day hikes or even just around the office.
– Jim, Home A/V editor
8.1" rear-view mirror command center for side-by-sides
Getting away from it all ain't what it used to be. This is not necessarily a bad thing. The NavAtlas® NA82M looks like a rear-view mirror, but it's way more than that. It's a rugged, all-weather command center for side-by-sides, with built-in Bluetooth connectivity, off-road navigation, and an 8.1” hi-res LCD touchscreen. It's just a cool, clever piece of design that also happens to fill a gap in the marketplace.
– Jon, Marine A/V editor
Arena Series 12" component subwoofer with 2- or 4-ohm selectable impedance
JBL's years of experience give them the knowledge to bring you the best in bass. The rugged Arena 12 subwoofer handles up to 800 watts RMS (2400 watts peak) to give you the full-range bass experience. JBL's patented Selectable Smart Impedance (SSI) technology lets you choose 2-ohm or 4-ohm impedance with the flip of a switch, giving you an easy way to configure the sub for your system.
– Bob, Mobile A/V writer
Digital media receiver for select BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Porsche vehicles — does not play CDs
RetroSound's Grand Prix M4HD digital media receiver provides modern audio features, like Bluetooth®, USB ports, a built-in HD Radio® tuner, and an option for satellite radio, while totally complementing the look of your classic vehicle. This stereo's specifically designed for the original radio layout in your ride and includes a DIN-style kit for a secure fit. RetroSound also backs up this receiver with a 2-year warranty.
– Dave, Product engagement coordinator
Portable Bluetooth® speaker with Apple AirPlay® 2, Amazon Alexa, and Wi-Fi®
A late-model sedan and a high-performance sports car are both vehicles that can get you from one place to the other. But there's a huge difference in the driving experience. That's how I think of the Devialet Mania. Yes, it's a portable Bluetooth speaker. But in terms of audio performance, it's almost in a class by itself. If you're serious about audio quality and want a Bluetooth speaker, I recommend the Devialet Mania.
– Ralph, Home A/V writer
Status Series 12-channel car amplifier with digital signal processing — 50 watts RMS x 8 + 80 watts RMS x 4
Alpine designed the HDP-D90 Status Series 12-channel amplifier to play your digital music streaming files with high-quality studio-level fidelity, and high power. The amp features a whopping 14 channels of digital sound processing — including 31-band EQ, a wide variety of crossover filters, phase control, and time delay — all controlled by Alpine's HDP DSP tuning app.
– Buck, Mobile A/V writer
Colorful smart accent light
It's designed to be placed over or under your TV, but it's really slim and easy to tuck almost anywhere. When used with the HDMI Sync Box, it can turn your walls into an extension of your screen with color-changing light that can mimic and extend what's on your TV. It's the perfect way to add an extra dose of ambiance to your movies, games, and shows. I use one behind my couch to add extra ambiance with a blend of colorful light that I adjust to suit my mood.
– Emily, Home A/V editor
6-1/2" component speaker system
Focal is famous for their advancements in car speaker design and materials, and with this component system, they introduce Slatefiber, a unique woofer material initially developed for their acclaimed home speakers. Built to handle substantial power, these speakers make an excellent choice for music-lovers in pursuit of inspirational sound quality in the car. But don't take my word for it… Crutchfield customer Robert from Hawaii says, ‘Sound better than the Focal K2s and Polyglass woofers in my opinion. Natural-sounding mids, instruments are discernable in the music. Highs are detailed, crisp, without being harsh.
– Alexander, Mobile A/V senior writer
20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with 16-50mm zoom lens, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and 4K video capability
I got this camera because I needed something lighter than my full-frame Nikon DSLR to take on vacation, and I'm so glad I did. It combines everything I've ever loved about compact digital and film cameras I've used in the past — intuitive use, a rotating touchscreen, and easy-to-use top-mounted dials — with Nikon's stunning image quality in a camera less than half the size of the one I've been lugging around.
– Deia, Home A/V editor
Portable headphone amplifier/DAC with Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi
It's a cool-looking DAC/DAP combo that I've never seen anywhere else. The powerful headphone amplifier and four ESS Sabre 9068 DAC chips do all the heavy lifting. The DAP has a 4.1” touchscreen and has the same interface other A&K DAPs use. The CA1000 also has just about any headphone output one could ask for, from balanced 2.5mm and 4.4mm connections to 3.5mm and ¼” unbalanced ones.
– Archer, Home A/V writer
Professional noise-canceling gaming headset with Bluetooth® and wireless base station for PS4, PS5, Switch, PC, and Mac®
I was excited to get my hands on a set of these. SteelSeries calls their Nova Pro Acoustic System ‘Almighty Audio’ and that might seem like hyperbole at first, but after listening firsthand? I'm sold. These are some of the best sounding headphones I've ever gamed with.
– Colin, Home A/V writer
Portable power bank
I once lived in a neighborhood that could lose power in the wake of a couple drops of rain and some well-timed sneezes; I've been obsessed with power backups ever since. This lightweight power bank from Scosche is my new favorite. It has three USB ports (two USB-C, one USB-A) for fast charging of small devices, and an AC outlet for things like laptops. And it's a must for hikers and campers.
– Matt, Mobile A/V editor