We look for what we think is best for most people. We don’t look for the most feature-packed gadget, or the finest finishes in home goods. We pick the things that will fit best into the lives of everyday people who are shopping for it—and that’s what takes work.
The choices we’ve made here with our team took weeks or months of research and years of experience with a wide variety of gear. In addition to our own expertise, we include interviews and data from the best editorial sources around. We also employ the help of engineers, scientists, and other subject-matter experts. And we pore over customer reviews to find out what matters to regular people. Most gear we choose here isn’t top-of-the-line models that are overpriced and loaded with junk features; we aim to recommend items that are of high enough quality to warrant the price, but not items that cost more for extra features you’ll rarely use.
These are the same gadgets we’d recommend to our friends and family, and these are the same things we’d choose for ourselves.