Consumer Reports revealed its second annual list of Ten Top Electronics.
According to a release, selected from among the thousands of electronics CR tested in the past year, the ten standout products were chosen because each pushes technology or performance to new heights.
“This year our top electronics list runs the gamut, from the best in smart phones, from LG and Apple, to the best TV we’ve ever seen, from Samsung,” said Glenn Derene, Electronics Content Development Team Leader for Consumer Reports.
The full Consumer Reports Ten Top Electronics list can be found online at ConsumerReports.org and in the December 2013 Consumer Reports Annual Electronics Issue, which is on newsstands now. Product highlights from this year’s list include:
-Brilliant smart phone. LG G2, ($0-$200 w/2 yr. contract). This phone has a stunning 5.2-inch display and a battery that doesn’t know when to quit. The power/volume button cluster is on the back, under the camera, a design LG considers more ergonomic and friendly than the usual top or side mount.
-Best TV yet. Samsung KN559C OLED TV, ($9,000). This 55-inch model, with its eye-catching curved screen, is one of the first to use OLED (Organic LED) technology, which combines the best attributes of plasma and LCD TVs but has none of their shortcomings.
-Top-notch tablet. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, ($230). The latest Kindle has one of the highest-resolution 7-inch displays available, great for watching videos and reading books and magazines.
-The Smallest SLR. Canon EOS Rebel SL1, ($750). This camera is almost as small and light as many mirrorless, SLR-like models but offers all of the benefits of a full-fledged SLR, including a through-the-lens viewfinder and a wide choice of compatible lenses.