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Edifier TWS6

Set yourself free from wires, get yourself immersed in sound $79; https://www.edifier.com Looking for an affordable pair of earbuds that are ultra-portable and sound amazing? Try the Edifier TWS6, ultra-slim earbuds featuring Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX, 32-hour battery life with…

Editor’s Choice: Cleer Enduro 100 Headphones

$149; www.cleeraudio.com I’ve got one word to describe the new Enduro 100 headphones from Cleer: wow! For the price, these are an amazing value for over-the-ear headphones, a winning combination of stellar sound, comfort and budget friendliness. And I love…

Fab Slabs Pizza Board

$80; https://fabslabscuttingboards.com.au/With restaurants closing left and right, one of the things I really miss is pizza. So I decided to try my hand at baking my own handmade New York style pizza from home. It’s not too challenging, except you…

Senstroke Virtual Drumkit

$200; www.senstroke.com and https://amzn.to/2UTyMgP I started drumming in high school as a hobby, and I certainly like to bang the drums when I get a chance. But like anything else in life, drums have taken a back seat to other…

Soul ST-XS2

Ultimate Active Performance True Wireless Earphones $99; www.soulelectronics.com Getting a good workout during this corona virus crisis can be a challenge with most gyms shuttered, but I still try to exercise at home … either via jogging, pushups or a…

FinaMill Electric Spice Grinder

Since the world was turned upside down this March, we’ve been doing a lot more cooking at home. And nothing gives you that “BAM” moment like a spice grinder to add some pizzazz to your dishes. Our favorite is the…

Sawyer S3 Water Filter

$90; https://sawyer.com/ Whether you’re camping, hiking, or hunkered down during a pandemic, you need clean water to hydrate. Don’t get caught without clean, healthy drinking water. Buy a couple Sawyer S3 filter bottles … one for emergency and one for…

Editor’s Choice: Creative T100 Speakers

Compact Hi-Fi 2.0 Desktop Speakers for Computers and Laptops $99; www.creative.com I’ve long been a huge fan of Creative Speakers, which is best known for the legendary Sound Blaster cards. They also make excellent desktop, bookshelf and home theater speakers…

Freemove Trekking Poles

Collapsible, Lightweight Ultra Strong Aluminum 7075 Sticks for Hiking and Walking with Cork Grips and Quick Locks If you’re a casual hiker, you’ve probably noticed a few experienced hikers with trekking poles during your last outdoor adventure. Trekking poles are…

BenQ Piano Light

Not only illuminate each key on your piano, but also balance brightness over every corner of your sheet music $239; www.benq.com Since the lockdown began in March, I’ve had to take up some new hobbies. One of them was sharpening…