Consumer Reports surveyed thousands of its subscribers to identify common luggage problems and the best luggage brands.
Consumer Reports took to the labs to look at alternative ways to keep the bugs from biting.
The government reports that 267 children have died from TVs tipping over since 2000 and about 11,000 suffered injuries. About half were under 3 years old.
Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 lawn mowers from Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other retailers.
There’s a promising new development in voice quality already available to some smartphone users: high definition voice.
When you subscribe to one of the leading video-streaming services—Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video—you get a wide offering of movies and television shows, along with a buffet of different options. Which service is the better choice?
Sunscreens will help keep you from wrinkling. Consumer Reports tested six facial sunscreens. They contain the same active ingredients as regular sunscreens, but they’re made to be lighter and less greasy and they cost more per ounce.
The average family of four runs through about 400 gallons of water per day. Almost half of that water goes down the bathroom drain. The biggest culprit? Toilets.
Criminals are finding all sorts of ways to steal your money, posing on the phone as debt collectors or phony IRS agent, or pretending to protect you from credit-card fraud.
Looking for an affordable way to buy that new refrigerator or living room set? Shopping at a rent-to-own store may seem like the best option if you’re short on cash. But Consumer Reports warns that some of those so-called deals could end up busting your budget.
It turns out those mattresses sold online are pretty impressive.
It’s a mistake to buy a very old car for a new teen driver, because it’s going to lack some of the very important safety features that might save lives.
Consumer Reports has finished testing more than 100 grills. Some weren’t so hot, but we did find plenty of good options ––particularly among medium-sized grills, which are the most popular. They usually hold about two dozen burgers.
Most dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen that delivers an SPF, or sun protection factor, of 30 of higher. The SPF indicates the amount of protection you get from the sun’s UVB rays, which cause sunburn and increase the risk of skin cancer. Consumer Reports tested 34 lotions and sprays to see whether they deliver what they claim.
There are so many gift-giving occasions coming up: June weddings, Father’s Day, and graduations. You not only face the question of what to send, but if you order online should you spring for special wrapping? Most sites don’t give you a preview of their gift wrap, so Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine checked to see just what you get.
Consumer Reports has put Samsung’s new flagship smartphone through extensive testing. The test results are in and the Galaxy S6 landed below Samsung’s older S5 in Consumer Reports ratings.
Leasing a car is becoming increasingly popular. Almost a quarter of new car transactions last year were leases — a record. People who lease are just about as satisfied with the value of their cars as people who buy theirs, according to the latest Consumer Reports reader survey — 66 percent compared with 69 percent.
Brewing coffee from bed, adjusting the temperature on your slow cooker from anywhere, checking a baby monitor on your cellphone; those are just some of the things you can do with connected devices and an app on your smartphone and tablet. But Consumer Reports says Wi-Fi monitors and other cameras are at risk for being hacked or viewed by strangers on the Internet.
Cars kill more than 5,000 pedestrians, bicyclists, and joggers each year. A vast majority of those accidents happen after the sun sets. Special reflective clothing is supposed to make you easy to spot.
Do you need a bike helmet?
Americans have accumulated billions of frequent-flyer miles. But often they’re stymied when they try to redeem them for free flights.
If you want to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet, juicing is an easy option. Sales of juicers topped 1.5 million last year. Consumer Reports tested more than a dozen to find out which are worth trying and which you should forget.
Consumer Reports has gotten six of the eight it purchased and immediately began testing. Here are the initial results.
Each of us eats, on average, almost 4 pounds per year, making shrimp more popular than tuna. Once considered a special-occasion treat, shrimp has become so ubiquitous that we now expect to find it on the menu whether we’re at a pricey restaurant or a fast-food joint.
People who regularly take prescription medication spend on average more than $700 per year for drugs. To help you keep more of that money in your pocket, Consumer Reports had its shoppers check out prices at nearly 200 pharmacies.
Consumer Reports has uncovered a potential safety problem with a small Brinkmann grill sold at Home Depot and Hy-Vee stores.
Do you love or hate your supermarket? A lot of it may depend on how fresh it seems, according to a Consumer Reports survey. The survey found that some supermarkets deliver much fresher food than others.
How nice to come home and find a pretty package full of goodies just for you. That’s the appeal of beauty box subscription services, which deliver samples of makeup and skin-care products every month. Consumer Reports ShopSmart signed up for eight services.