At the Wirecutter, we found the best umbrella by simulating rain in a two-headed shower and gusts of wind with a leaf blower. The EuroSCHIRM Light Trek will keep you visibly drier than the competition and is built to survive the elements. It was also the widest and deepest umbrella when open but among the smallest closed.
April 23, 2014
* We added a detailed explanation to the hybrid bike guide of why we prefer the Trek 7.2 FX over the 7.1 model.
April 22, 2014
* Our favorite electric toothbrush is currently out of stock on Amazon so we highlighted the best alternative in case you need a new one now.
After disappearing for a while, our favorite soda maker has returned. The Mastrad PureFizz is simple to use, easy to clean, and makes the best-tasting fizzy water of anything we tested. If it's unavailable again, the Sodastream Jet is a good alternative, though it's not as tasty.
April 21, 2014
* The newly announced Mellow sous vide cooker is on the pricey side, but its smart controls and ability to refrigerate food as well as heat it may make it worth further investigation once it ships next year.
The NightLight spent 40 hours talking to experts, studying the latest safety research and user reviews, before testing the top models and finding the best co-sleeper. The Arm's Reach Clear-Vue ($130) is very affordable and has mesh panels for breathability and good sight lines.