In the market for some jewelry this holiday season? Unless you’re a gemologist, you probably can’t tell what’s real from a fabulous fake. Consumer Reports Money Adviser can tell you how to get a great deal on jewelry and avoid costly rip-offs.
If you have ever hunted unsuccessfully for the charging cord for your cell phone, you can imagine the convenience of a charging mat. Just plug it into the wall and drop your phone on the mat to recharge the battery. Consumer Reports just tested four charging mats to see whether they deliver.
Before you buy a children’s tablet, Consumer Reports says you want to keep in mind how many kids are going to be sharing it, the ages of the kids, what kind of screen size you want. Consumer Reports tested 6, ranging from phone-size to full 10-inch tablet size and from $70 to more than $200.
The $400 PlayStation 4 from Sony and the $500 Xbox One from Microsoft both have video gamers everywhere dying for a new console but which one should you buy?
Holiday celebrations and sipping wine often go hand in hand, but where do you start when you’re shopping for a good bottle?
Consumer Cellular, a small company, was the top-rated provider in Consumer Reports’ just published survey of its subscribers. Among big-name providers, Verizon Wireless earned the highest score. Sprint has fallen to the bottom of the ratings, with low marks for value, voice, text and 4G reliability.
Pro-style ranges can give you plenty of cooking capability, but they can cost $5,000 or more. Now there are less expensive options.
This holiday season, tablets are bound to be a top gift item. Chances are there’s someone on your holiday list who’s been dropping hints that they want one. Just in time for Black Friday, Consumer Reports has released its Ratings of close to 100 tablets.
With severe storms on the rise, more homeowners are buying chain saws to clean up fallen trees and branches. And though many come equipped with safety features, chain saws still account for more than 30,000 injuries and even some deaths every year. The experts at Consumer Reports have some tips for handling chain saws safely.
The most reliable new car you can buy is the 2014 Subaru Forester SUV. That’s according to Consumer Reports’ just-released auto reliability survey. The least reliable car in the survey is Ford’s C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid.
A trip down the snack aisle can be predictable: You see chips, pretzels, and popcorn. But there’s another snack that has become quite trendy, thanks to Hollywood and some music superstars. It’s popped chips, and the testers at Consumer Reports wanted to know what all the fanfare was about.
When you’re shopping for a television, the choices can seem overwhelming. It’s no longer just LCD and plasma you have to consider. Consumer Reports’ TV experts say it’s only going to get more confusing. They have tested the latest TV technologies, OLED and Ultra-HD, and say these first sets, though very pricey, have a lot to offer.
From the restaurant to your freezer: Many of America’s most popular chain restaurants, including California Pizza Kitchen, TGI Friday’s, Boston Market, and P.F. Chang’s, are now selling frozen versions of their best-selling items. But are they worth staying in for? According to Consumer Reports ... sometimes!
Many of today’s new cars come loaded with advanced safety features, such as collision warning and blind-spot monitoring. Now you can equip older models with some of those state-of-the-art safety features. Consumer Reports just checked out two aftermarket systems.
Autumn leaves are a beautiful sight. But once those leaves hit the ground, they’re a nuisance! A leaf blower can sweep them into a tidy pile. Consumer Reports just tested 57 leaf blowers to find which do the best job cleaning the lawn.