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.
Consumer Reports checked out the audio quality of hi-res audio files played on three players — the Sony HiRes Walkman NWZ-A17 for $300, the Ponoplayer NY001 for $400 and the Astell and Kern AK100 II for $900.
Consumer Reports’ latest tests of 24 blood pressure monitors compared readings with those taken by a standard device used in a doctor’s office.
It’s likely you don’t think you’ve invited a spy into your home when setting up a new TV. But new Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs can record and share everything that’s viewed, whether it’s a broadcast or something streaming from the Internet. And some smart TVs can even track what DVD you’re watching.
Consumer Reports says there are hundreds of different ways to score the same credit information. So there’s no guarantee that a lender you approach will use the same score that you got online.
There are basically two types of fires: smoky, smoldering fires that are best detected by alarms with photoelectric sensors and fast fires with flames that are best detected by alarms with ionization sensors.
Three things that have traditionally kept people tied to cable: sports, kids’ programming, and addictions to shows such as Game of Thrones that were only available with a pay TV service. But all that’s starting to change.
The appliances in your home are a big investment. You can avoid repairs, keep them running efficiently, and get them to last as long as possible by using these tips from Consumer Reports:
We know it’s healthy to eat more fruits and vegetables, but a lot of produce contains pesticides.
No one wants to pay more taxes than necessary or run the risk of an audit. Here are several common mistakes to avoid.
If you’re one of the more than 5 million homeowners who’ll sell their home this year, don’t make the mistake of selling it “as is.”
Consumer Reports just tested 32 different snack chips made from bean chips, pea chips, veggie chips, and kale. Don’t get the idea that they’re as good for you as fresh vegetables, but most of the ones tested are a little lower in fat and calories than classic potato chips. Several of the new chips qualify as low sodium. And some are an excellent source of fiber. Consumer Reports found several to recommend.
You may be ready to launch into spring-cleaning mode. Be careful! Consumer Reports says that some cleaning products contain dangerous ingredients.
If you’re a coffee lover, you can perk up. Experts at Consumer Reports have reviewed the latest research and say drinking coffee has several health benefits. In fact, it may even lengthen your life, because of the antioxidants in coffee that protect against disease. Coffee, both caffeinated and decaf, is packed with these good-for-you compounds. In fact, some research shows that for most coffee drinkers, java supplies more antioxidants than any other food.
If your budget is tight, finding a good used car that’s also inexpensive is no easy task. Here are 10 used cars that Consumer Reports recommends for less than $10,000: