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Camera for video streaming: The best camera for streaming in 2023

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Logitech C922 Pro HD Stream webcam review

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Logitech C922 Pro webcam ticks an awful lot of boxes, thanks to Full HD resolution, autofocus, stereo microphones, a universal monitor mount and included tripod. Meanwhile, Logitech’s free software makes it easy to adjust settings and switch to 720p at 60fps for those who value smooth movement over maximum resolution.


  • Lacks HDR

  • No privacy cover

  • Fairly pricey

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If you’re on the lookout for a webcam then you will likely have seen it’s a large market spread across a surprisingly broad price range. The Logitech C911 Pro reviewed here has a recommended price of $110/£110, while its bigger brother, the Logitech Brio 4K, costs almost twice as much. Yet they look similar and, since the latter’s 4K resolution can’t be streamed through most video conferencing platforms, they perform in a broadly similar way.

The C922 Pro may not look quite as premium as the Brio, and while it misses out on that webcam’s rather poor privacy cover, the C922 Pro comes with a little tripod for mounting it somewhere other than the top of your computer monitor.

The C922 Pro also has 1080p Full HD at 30 frames per second, or 720p HD at a smoother 60fps, plus a universal monitor mount, automatic focus and brightness, and a 76-degree field of view (down on the Brio’s 90).

  • Logitech C922 Pro (Black) at Amazon for $67.95

Logitech C922 Pro specifications

(Image credit: Alistair Charlton / Digital Camera World)

Resolution: 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60fps

Field of view: 78 degrees

Frame rate: Up to 60fps

Digital zoom: Yes, 1x

Inbuilt microphone: Yes, two omni-directional

Autofocus: Yes

Privacy cover: No

Connection: USB-A, 1. 5m cable

Key features

(Image credit: Alistair Charlton / Digital Camera World)

The two key features here are Full HD video resolution and smooth, 60 frames-per-second video. But you can’t have both at the same time. That’s because 60fps is limited to 720p HD and 1080p Full HD is only possible at 30fps.

Which of these you choose will likely depend on what you use the Logitech C922 Pro for. Recording in Full HD will make for a sharper picture, while streaming at 720p will still look sharp during a video conference call or live stream, but benefit from a smoother frame rate.

Although 720p feels long-forgotten in the smartphone camera and home cinema worlds, it’s still high definition and is perfectly acceptable for video calls with the C922 Pro. Switching to 1080p doesn’t double picture quality for those on the other end of your video call, and the amount of improvement they see will vary depending on the app being used and yours and their internet connection speed.

Other key features include autofocus, plus automatic exposure and white balance correction.

Build and handling

(Image credit: Alistair Charlton / Digital Camera World)

It isn’t quite as slick as the more expensive Brio, but the C922 Pro still looks good to our eyes. It’s small enough to not be a distraction, and the universal folding mount means it should attach to almost any computer monitor or laptop lid. A 1.5m USB-A cable is hardwired to the rear of the webcam.

Usefully, and unlike the more expensive Logitech Brio, the C922 Pro comes with a tripod. This screws into the webcam and is a great addition for if you want to position the camera away from your monitor – perhaps on a shelf, or at a lower angle on your desk.

The webcam itself is glass-fronted and framed by a pair of microphones for stereo sound. It measures 95mm wide, 44mm tall and 71mm deep, including the monitor mount which does not detach. The webcam weighs 162g.


We have been very impressed with the Logitech C922 Pro. Webcams simply don’t need 4K resolution (at least for now) and so Full HD is absolutely plenty. We can even see many buyers dropping down to 720p so they can make use of the smoother 60fps setting.

The webcam is truly plug-and-play, so doesn’t require the installation of any drivers. Just plug it in and it’ll show up on your video conferencing platform of choice. Video quality is excellent, with the exposure and white balance adjusting quickly to our environment, while the autofocus also performs well. The webcam wasn’t phased by the bright window in the background of our home office, balancing quickly to keep us in focus and correctly exposed.

If you so wish, the exposure, focus, brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness can all be tweaked manually with the free Logitune application. The company also has Logi Capture for recording video with the camera.

When the webcam is on, the glass front is framed by a pair of arching white lights. It’s an attractive design and one we prefer over the single, often-hard LED bulb of other webcams.

Logitech C922 Pro: Verdict

(Image credit: Alistair Charlton / Digital Camera World)

We haven’t a bad word to say about the Logitech C922 Pro. It’s half the price of the company’s Brio 4K and, 4K resolution aside, every bit as impressive. Full HD is really all anyone needs, and the C922 Pro backs this up with excellent control over focusing, exposure and white balance to make you look your best. The 78-degree field-of-view feels just right, as the 90-degree option of the Brio 4K feels too wide for most occasions.

The optional software is easy to use, the hardware feels well made, and the universal monitor mount works well. We suspect the tripod will go unused by most buyers, but it’s a nice addition for those who need it. All that’s really missing here is a privacy shutter to obscure the lens. 

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Elgato FaceCam webcam review | Digital Camera World

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Elgato Facecam succeeds in being a webcam designed specifically with streamers in mind, by stripping out features that most streamers and professional broadcasters find cumbersome, such as autofocus and a built-in microphone. With 1080p resolution at 60FPS and fantastic software controls, this is a great product for a specialist market, though everyday folk just looking to buy a webcam may want to steer clear.


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The Elgato Facecam looks aesthetically as if someone smashed together a DSLR camera with a traditional webcam, which is actually a pretty apt description of the performance you can expect from the product. For most streamers, webcams have a shelf life. If your broadcast takes off and you gain a larger following, the next step for many is to upgrade your existing equipment such as from a gaming headset to a dedicated USB or XLR microphone. 

One of the biggest investments is usually to upgrade away from using a webcam to a professional camera such as the Sony ZV-1 or the Sony A6100, both of which are popular amongst Twitch users and YouTubers. The leap in quality from something like a Logitech C920 is worth every penny, but it left a gap in the market for professional streaming webcams to occupy.

This is where the Elgato Facecam shines. There are other offerings available now in this small category, such as the Razer Kiyo Pro and the Dell Ultrasharp, and while they certainly have their own pros and cons, Elgato is a company that specializes in creating hardware for streamers and content creators, something which gives the Facecam an edge over the competition.

What makes it so great is that many features you’d expect to be a standard on webcams such as autofocus and built-in microphones have been completely omitted because they become more of a hindrance than an asset during a broadcast. 

This makes it less suited for the everyday user just looking to join some meetings via Zoom, especially if you find the retail price of $199.99 / £189.99 hard to digest, but if you require an upgrade or are looking to jump right into streaming with a little extra cash in your pocket, the Elgato Facecam should be bought to your attention.

  • Elgato FaceCam at Amazon for $146.63

Specifications: Elgato Facecam

(Image credit: Jessica Weatherbed/Digital Camera World)

Resolution: 1080p

Field of view: 83.2 degrees

Frame rate: 60FPS

Digital zoom: Yes, 4x

Inbuilt microphone: No

Autofocus: No

Privacy cover: Yes

Connection: USB type C to USB 3.0

Key features

As mentioned, part of what makes the Elgato Facecam rather unique is that rather than cram a mediocre microphone into the product, this webcam doesn’t have a mic at all.

Two of the most important things for online broadcasting are your lighting and audio quality, which means most will be prepared to purchase a separate recording device, be that a stick-style mic on a gaming headset or a dedicated USB microphone. Elgato even sells its own, the Wave 3 USB microphone, if you wanted to keep things in the family.

Not including a mic helps to reduce any nuisance when setting up your audio settings across various applications, and many content creators know the pain of recording and interview or video, only to find that your voice was being picked up on your webcam mic rather than the fancy XLR you’d set up.

The Facecam is also fixed-focus, another feature that will appeal to people who broadcast frequently. Some webcams like the Razer Kiyo Pro and the Logitech Brio can have an especially sensitive autofocus that will try and reframe you every 20-30 seconds, something that will make any video footage you capture look messy.

The thing is, we’re sure that most everyday users will be affected by the loss of an on-board microphone or autofocus either, especially given how expensive the Elgato Facecam is. If you wanted either of those features, chances are you don’t need something streaming-specific, in which case there are plenty of more affordable offerings to better suit your needs.

Another niche feature is that the Facecam sports eight built-in features that each supposedly serve a different purpose, the benefits of which are listed below:

Aspherical Surface: Maximizes image perimeter sharpness

IR Cut Filter: Blocks infrared light from disrupting the sensor

Low Dispersion Glass: Reduces chromatic aberration, enhances contrast, tonality and sharpness. Constant transmittance over the entire color spectrum. Neutral colors, no tint, no color distortion

Eighteen Anti-Reflective Coatings: Improves transmittance, prevents lens flare, and preserves image detail

Elgato has also included a Sony STARVIS CMOS sensor in the device, something typically used in high-quality security cameras that aids in low-light filming environments. It feels like an odd choice, but the Facecam does cope well in dimly-lit environments, even without the help of a ring light or key light.

(Image credit: Jessica Weatherbed/Digital Camera World)

Build and handling

The shape of the product is rather unusual, with a cube-like ‘head’ that more closely resembles an action camera than a typical webcam. Still, the design is inoffensive and doesn’t take up too much room if placed on top of a laptop or monitor despite measuring in at 3 x 1.5 x 2 inches. The L-style mount means that you can place the Facecam directly onto a desk if you don’t enjoy having it at eye level, and also fully detaches to reveal a standard tripod thread, which gives you plenty of placement options when setting up your broadcast.

Build quality is decent, though the Facecam is constructed mostly from black plastic which can feel a little cheap considering the asking price. You do also get a lens cap cover for privacy if you care about that sort of thing.

The included USB-C to USB-A cable measures in at about 80 inches long and presents itself with some offer issues you may need to be aware of – the Elgato Facecam can be especially fussy with what ports you’re plugging it into. Make sure you have a USB 3.0 port free as the webcam won’t work with anything else, making it unusable for those with older hardware or slim laptops that lack available ports.


(Image credit: Jessica Weatherbed/Digital Camera World)

Like several other streaming-specific webcams on the market, the Elgato Facecam offers 1080p resolution quality at a smooth 60fps, which is more than ample for recording on smaller windows for Twitch and YouTube gaming. You could also get away with using the Facecam to record full YouTube videos, though the quality is noticeably different from that of a true DSLR camera.

The footage itself is also oversaturated, and we have mixed feelings about that. In darker environments (picture a typical streamer setup with RGB lighting and no main light source), this is actually beneficial as it helps to make your surroundings pop, but if you’re already well lit it can be overstimulating and unnatural.

Luckily you can change this using the Elgato Camera Hub software, which is a real joy to use compared with webcam applications from brands like Logitech or AVerMedia. Its easy to use and feature-packed, providing a full range of options to change the contrast, saturation, shutter speed, field-of-view (with a handy slider rather than fixed options), and more.

If you want more detailed edits then Elgato has included an intuitive ISO reader, a great asset for content creators who use studio lighting (or indeed Elgato’s own Key or Ring lights). When you’ve made all the adjustments you need to the settings, you can save your adjustments as a new default setting to the webcams onboard flash memory to avoid messing with it every time you start broadcasting.

Verdict: Elgato Facecam

(Image credit: Facecam)

The Elgato Facecam is certainly a pricey purchase, but its features (or lack thereof) make it our top pick for streamers who are looking to upgrade from a less powerful webcam, but aren’t ready for the leap into using a full professional camera setup yet.

If you’re just looking for a good quality webcam for work or keeping in touch with family however, the expense might not be worth it, especially if you don’t already have a dedicated USB microphone or headset. There are more affordable options like the Logitech C930 or even the Logitech Streamcam in those cases. If you value quality broadcasting though, the Facecam is worth every penny you pay for it.

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Jess writes about computing at Techradar, where she covers all aspects of Mac and PC hardware, including PC gaming and peripherals. While she loves all areas of computing tech, broadcasting and gaming-related hardware such as webcams, USB microphones, VR headsets and mechanical keyboards are certainly a special interest subject. You find her bylines at Creative Bloq and, and she has previously been interviewed by the BBC as an industry expert.

4K video streaming with RICOH THETA V

The real-time video streaming feature, which was first introduced in the RICOH THETA S camera,
RICOH THETA V is capable of transmitting 4K video, which can be output in high quality to
computer. In addition, 360-degree video streaming is possible under appropriate conditions.
real-time. The example shows a method for streaming live video from a Windows environment.
10 on YouTube. We hope this information will be useful to you when streaming video.

Step 1

Installing the required software on your computer

Choose a high performance computer and install the required software on it. IN
This description uses Windows OS. For installation details, see the website of each

  • Google Chrome web browser
  • Video streaming software OBS Studio
  • Video playback software *MPC-HC
  • RICOH THETA UVC 4K Video Streaming Drivers

PC current specifications

  • – Processor: Intel Core i7 – 6700HQ
  • – OS: Windows 10 Creators Update (1703)
  • – RAM: 16 GB
  • – Graphics adapter: GeForce GTX 1060

2nd step

Checking video streaming from RICOH THETA V to a computer screen

The RICOH THETA V can output video in an equirectangular format by combining two
video recordings made through two lenses in real time. You can check if it’s correct
transfers equirectangular video from the RICOH THETA V to the computer.

  • 1. Turn on RICOH THETA V and connect it to your computer, then press the mode button to
    switch to streaming video.

  • 2. Start the MPC-HC player and select “View”→”Options”→”Capture” from the menu.

  • 3. In the “Analog settings” section, select the “RICOH THETA V 4K” device from the list and press the button

  • 4. Select “File”→”Open Device” from the menu.

  • 5. Video output from RICOH THETA V will start. Make sure the video is displayed in an equirectangular
    format created by combining two videos taken through two lenses.

Step 3

YouTube setup

  • 1. Create a YouTube account and log in.

  • 2. Click the download icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

  • Click the Live streaming icon on the right or click the Get

  • 3. Select “Live Streaming”→”Events” from the menu on the left, then click “New live event”.

  • 4. Set up a real-time event.

    • Enter a name for the event in the “Title” field.
      Example) Live October 5, 2017, Our dog
    • Set the streaming start time and privacy settings.
    • Set the “Type” parameter to “Custom (more encoding options)”.
    • After configuring these settings, click “Advanced settings”.
  • 5. In the “360° video” section, check the box next to “This live stream is 360°” and then
    click “Go live now”.

  • 6. In the “Basic ingestion” section, select “13 Mbps – 30 Mbps (4K – BETA)” and save the settings.
    The video will be streamed at the resolution selected here, so if it is not output correctly in
    4K or other issues, try lowering the resolution and continue streaming. If
    value “13 Mbps – 30 Mbps (4K – BETA)” is not in the list, select “13 Mbps – 30 Mbps (4K – BETA)” in
    section “Create new stream”.

  • 7. In the “Select your encoder” section, select “Other encoders” to open the “Stream Name” options and
    Primary Server URL. Leave the browser open with this information and configure the OBS Studio settings as
    described in STEP 4. (Parameters “Stream Name” and “Primary Server URL” will be required later).

Step 4

Setting up OBS Studio

  • 1. Launch OBS Studio and select “Settings”→”Stream” from the menu.

  • 2. For “Stream Type”, select “Custom Streaming Server” and enter in the “URL” field
    the value of the parameter “Primary Server URL” from YouTube, and in the field “Stream key” – the value of the parameter “Stream

  • 3. On the same screen, select “Video” and enter “3840×1920” in the “Base (Canvas) Resolution” and
    “Output (Scaled) Resolution”. This resolution is not shown in the drop down menu, so enter it

  • 4. Click the plus sign next to the Sources section at the bottom of the OBS Studio window. Select Video
    Capture Device”, then select the “Create New” radio button and press the OK button.

  • 5. A new window will open. Select the following options.

    • Device: “RICOH THETA V 4K”
    • Resolution/FPS: “Custom”
    • Resolution: “3840×1920”
  • If RICOH THETA V is not displayed in the drop-down menu:

    • – Make sure RICOH THETA V is turned on.
    • – Make sure RICOH THETA V is in video streaming mode.
    • – Make sure you are using the USB cable that came with the camera.
    • – Make sure the USB cable is properly connected to the connector.
  • 6. This completes the OBS Studio setup. If everything is working fine for now, the video in
    equirectangular format from the RICOH THETA V camera should appear on the preview screen
    in OBS Studio. After making sure everything is working fine, click the “Start Streaming” button at the bottom right


UVC 4K software installation (if not working properly; Windows 10 version 1703 only)

If equirectangular video is not displaying correctly, UVC 4K software can help. Download it by
link below and install. Click here to
download UVC 4K software

Step 5

Start streaming on YouTube

If streaming works fine in OBS Studio, return to the YouTube settings page in your browser
and do the following.

  • 1. Click Live Control Room at the top of the page.

  • 2. If the data from OBS Studio loads normally, a video preview will appear.

  • If the preview does not turn on:

    • – Check that the broadcast time set on YouTube has arrived.
    • – Make sure streaming from OBS Studio has started.
    • – Make sure your internet connection is fast enough to process the stream. (Recommended
      use a wired network instead of a wireless one).
    • – Make sure your computer has enough power to process the stream. (Does the CPU usage reach
      up to 100%?)
    • – Immediately after starting streaming in OBS Studio, checking the transmission of data from OBS Studio to
      YouTube may not be possible. Wait about one minute for the pre-heater to turn on.
    • – You can also restart OBS, browser, computer or router.
  • 3. Review the preview and make sure there are no problems, then click “Start

  • 4. The video broadcast will start. Launch Google Chrome, go to your YouTube channel and check
    that the broadcast is working.

How to choose a live camera | Articles

Choosing a live camera can be tricky. What are the differences between them? How to choose the best option for your tasks? Here is a quick guide to choosing the best camera for live streaming.

Camera types

Let’s first understand the types of cameras that are capable of live broadcasting. When we talk about live streaming cameras, we are talking primarily about webcams, SLR cameras and camcorders (consumer and professional). More specialized PTZ and action cameras are less commonly mentioned.

To start live streaming from any of them via a computer, you need a card to “capture” the signal. Webcams are an exception: you can connect them directly to your computer via USB and they will be ready to go. However, if you are going to use a hardware encoder like the Pearl Mini, an external capture card is not required. Hardware encoders come with built-in capture cards so you can connect your camera directly to the device.


Webcams are easy-to-use USB-powered devices that connect directly to your computer. Many encoders (such as the Webcaster X2) also allow webcams to be used as video sources. Laptops in most cases have a built-in webcam, but they are usually of terrible quality. That being said, modern external webcams have come a long way in the last decade and offer great quality at a very reasonable price. More expensive webcams can come with extra features like zoom, facial recognition, and decent built-in microphones.

External webcams are very popular with gamers due to the fact that full-screen gameplay uses a picture-in-picture layout with a small video image of the player himself. Webcams are also great for lectures, business meetings or video chats. Essentially, webcams are good for any indoor application where offline video capture is needed.

The Logitech C920 is one of the most popular webcam models today.

Webcams are best suited for: video conferencing, broadcasting video games and lectures.

Action cameras

These small cameras are ideal for capturing fast action such as sports. They are easy to mount on a variety of surfaces. They are also equipped with a wide-angle lens with a large field of view. Resistant to external influences, action cameras can withstand drops from hundreds of meters, as well as deep dives into the ocean. Video creators also like to use action cameras to capture video for picture-in-picture or additional angles.

Perhaps the most famous representative of this kind of camera is the GoPro Hero. Action cameras typically have a mini HDMI output and are capable of outputting 1080p video at 60 frames per second (high frame rates are especially important for capturing sports and fast action). Be wary of cheaper versions of action cams: they often aren’t capable of live streaming at all.

Action cams are best suited for: live streaming, fast moving footage, extra streams, wide angle shots.

SLR and mirrorless cameras

SLR and mirrorless cameras were the digital equivalents of film cameras. Originally designed for photography, DSLRs are not really designed for recording video for long periods of time or live streaming. So when it comes to live streaming, keep in mind that:

First, not all DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have an HDMI output, especially older models. As obvious as it may seem, the first thing to do is make sure the camera has a video output at all.

Secondly, they sometimes fail to broadcast live video or give a “dirty” picture (which means that all user interface elements are visible). In some cameras, a “clean” signal can be accessed by changing the camera settings, but in others this is not the case.

Third, the sensors and processors of these cameras tend to overheat during extended periods of use. Many DSLRs will display an overheating warning after about 30 minutes in live view and turn off. This of course makes them not the best choice for longer broadcasts. In particular, this is a problem with most Canon DSLRs.

Finally, some DSLRs turn off after a period of inactivity (automatic standby) to conserve battery power. This problem can usually be solved by turning off the power saver timer or by connecting the camera to AC power.

However, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are perfectly acceptable for broadcasting, and many streamers prefer DSLRs to any other type of camera.

The first reason is versatility: in addition to video, DSLRs take great photos. Mirrorless cameras tend to be more compact than camcorders, making them more portable.

The second reason is the image quality. DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have much larger sensors than camcorders, making them better at streaming in low light conditions. DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are also capable of delivering superior image quality and a “cinematic look” without having to buy a much more expensive camcorder with similar capabilities.

Lenses play a huge role in this, so when investing in DSLR/mirrorless cameras, keep in mind that you may also need to spend money on different types of lenses. Also, don’t forget to find out if your camera is having the issues mentioned above with live streaming.

We use Sony a6300 mirrorless and Panasonic Lumix GH5 mirrorless in our livestreams.

SLR cameras are best suited for: short broadcasts (up to 30 minutes).

Digital Camcorders

Designed as a more convenient alternative to their film counterparts, digital camcorders are pretty much the new standard for broadcast video. They are designed for comfortable handheld shooting for extended periods of time. Digital video cameras cost anywhere from a couple of hundred to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on their feature set. So if you want to broadcast for several hours in a row and in good quality, then you should probably buy a camcorder.

The easiest camcorder you can start streaming with is the Canon Vixia R800, which costs about $250. If you want better image quality and more functionality, look to something more expensive like the Canon Vixia HF G21 or Canon XA11.

Digital camcorders are best suited for: Large live performances of all kinds (concerts, events, conferences, news, sports, etc.).

PTZ cameras

PTZ cameras (Pan, Tilt and Zoom) are remote controlled cameras equipped with pan and zoom systems. These cameras usually have a flat base and can be placed securely on a variety of surfaces such as a ceiling, table or tripod. They are most often part of a permanent installation in a location where live broadcasts and video recordings are constantly taking place.

These cameras can be easily controlled remotely from a computer or infrared remote control, allowing one operator to control multiple cameras at the same time. PTZ cameras offer excellent optical and digital zoom. For example, the LUMiO 12x offers 12x optical zoom and 2x digital zoom for close-ups. Modern PTZ cameras provide 60 frames per second streaming, making them a suitable choice for sports broadcasts as well.

One of the downsides of PTZ cameras is that they generally can’t capture audio, so you’ll need to find a different way to record audio.

PTZ cameras are best suited for: “set it and forget it” scenario, capturing lectures in large halls, concerts (all remote controlled).

Choosing the Best Camera for Live Streaming

What Makes a Camera Good for Live Streaming?

1. Possibility to display a “clean” picture in real time.
This allows the camera to send video over HDMI or SDI without any interface element overlay from the viewfinder (such as “remaining battery power”, etc.). Many cameras allow you to turn this setting on and off. Some cameras cannot provide live feed at all (this is true for some cheap action cameras, SLRs and older camcorders). Be sure to check these specifications before purchasing.

2. Ability to operate directly from AC power
Live broadcasts can be quite long. To prevent the battery from draining in the middle of a broadcast, it is recommended to connect the camera to an external AC power source. In addition, some DSLRs go into standby mode (turn off) after a period of inactivity, and the only way to keep them on all the time is to connect them to a power source using an AC adapter.

3. They do not overheat and do not turn off automatically.
Again, this mostly applies to DSLRs. Some cameras turn off after a while to conserve battery power. This setting can often be turned off, but be sure to check it before purchasing. On some cameras, to completely solve this problem, you need to disable autofocus (switch to manual mode). In any case, the live camera should not overheat to the point where it shuts down for the duration of the broadcast, however long it may be.

Other important specifications

Output resolution
Today, the camera must have a resolution of at least 720p. Most modern cameras offer resolutions of at least 1080p or more. It’s also important to consider frame rate, especially if you’re planning on streaming high-speed activity like sports. 30fps is appropriate for slow action, while 60fps is highly recommended for sports. We also think that a progressive signal (p) looks much better than an interlaced signal (i).

Adding audio
Consider the path of your audio signal. Will he go through the camera? Will you be using an external and built-in microphone? So be sure to check what type of audio work your camera allows. More basic cameras come with a 3.5mm jack, while more advanced ones may have a professional XLR, and some may not have an audio input at all (such as action cameras). To solve this problem, you may need to purchase an HDMI audio inserter, a device that combines your video and audio sources before passing them to the encoder. It is best to feed audio and video at the same time to avoid synchronization problems later.

Some older camcorders and DSLRs, while capable of video output in standby mode, do not provide live audio. A quick way to check if your camera can capture audio is to connect it to your TV via HDMI. If you hear sound through the TV, your camera has a direct sound transmission.

Connection type
HDMI is a very popular type of video connector. It’s important to note that it comes in three sizes: HDMI micro, mini and full size (see which one your camera has and be prepared to purchase adapters). However, many users complain that the physical connection is not very reliable. HDMI cables may be accidentally pulled out. In addition, HDMI cables can work reliably up to 30 meters in length, after which the signal starts to degrade. The SDI connection is faster than HDMI, provides a physical blocking connection, and can work further (up to 100 meters). This is why SDI camcorders usually cost more than HDMI.

Simultaneous recording and streaming
Some cameras do not allow simultaneous recording and streaming. A quick way to determine if your camera can do both at the same time is to connect it to your TV using HDMI and press the record button on the camera. If you can still see the live feed on your TV screen, your camera can stream and record at the same time.

Rotating Display
If you plan on broadcasting yourself and want to be able to control the image, look for a camera with a display that can be rotated to face you.

Mobile Broadcasts
If you are planning on live streaming from a remote location, or just moving a lot while streaming, be sure to look at your camera’s battery life (or get extra battery captures). Also consider the weight, size and shape of the camera. Some DSLRs are difficult to hold for extended periods of time, while camcorders are specifically designed for handheld shooting.

Again, for live sports, you’ll need a camera capable of 60 fps and good image stabilization.

Other important equipment – lights, tripods, etc.
Even the most expensive camera cannot save a scene with poor lighting. Instead of spending a lot of money on expensive cameras, a much more modest investment on a few extra lighting fixtures might be enough.

Image stabilization is another thing that’s not just the camera’s responsibility.

Reviews for chromebook: The 3 Best Chromebooks of 2023

Опубликовано: July 30, 2022 в 4:36 pm


Категории: Miscellaneous

Best Chromebook of 2023: 8 Options to Fit Any Budget

In this article:

  • What is the best Chromebook?​
  • Best Chromebooks for 2023​
  • Chromebook FAQs​

Chromebooks are known for their ease of use, portability and affordability, meaning many people in the market for a laptop would be better suited with a Chromebook. Using Google’s ChromeOS, Chromebooks are designed to be user-friendly for everyone. 

The best Chromebooks are more affordable than traditional laptops, such as Windows laptops or Apple MacBooks. And since they’re safe and less complicated, Chromebooks are an excellent gift (you can get great Chromebook deals during sales) for kids and less tech-savvy adults needing a simple computer. They’ll also suit anyone who wants an inexpensive laptop for productivity and entertainment. 

While entry-level Chromebooks don’t feature all the bells and whistles of more premium models, they still do the job. And for those with some extra money to spend, premium Chromebooks often include features like touchscreens, backlit keyboards and USI pen support for notes or drawing. Now, there are even Chromebooks made for cloud gaming. If you’re looking for the best Chromebook 2023 has to offer, keep reading. Also, if you’re not sure ChromeOS is right for you, here’s how to temporarily turn a MacBook or Windows laptop into a Chromebook for free to test it out without the commitment.

What is the best Chromebook?

The Acer Chromebook Spin 714 is the best Chromebook for 2023 that we’ve tested. It’s full-featured with a fast 12th-gen Intel Core i5 processor and built to last. This is a great choice if you’re looking for a Chromebook as your only computing device. It is more expensive than the average Chromebook, though it regularly goes on sale. If you want to spend less regardless, consider the 17-inch Acer Chromebook 317 or the Lenovo Duet Chromebook if mobility is a concern.

Read more: How to Take a Screenshot on a Chromebook

The best Chromebook is still somewhat subjective, though. A lot comes down to what features you need in a Chromebook and how big of a budget you have. CNET’s editors tested and reviewed all of the Chromebooks on this list and all offer excellent performance and features for their price. Also, if you’re considering an older or used model, check the auto-update expiration date for the model. The AUE is when ChromeOS stops receiving system updates, typically eight years, but the date differs for every model.

And if you’re still unsure if this type of laptop is right for you, here’s a breakdown of all that a Chromebook can and can’t do compared with a traditional laptop. This list of the best Chromebook models is updated periodically.

Best Chromebooks for 2023

Chromebook FAQs

What is the difference between a laptop and a Chromebook?

A Chromebook is a laptop running on Google’s ChromeOS instead of Microsoft Windows or Apple’s MacOS. This means Windows or Mac software cannot be directly installed and run on a Chromebook. Instead, Chromebooks are designed to use web apps (like those for Microsoft Office 365), Android apps and Linux software. Because ChromeOS is built for efficiency and to take advantage of web or cloud services, the operating system runs well with less expensive hardware. However, while Chromebooks come in various sizes and designs, options are more plentiful with Windows laptops or Apple MacBooks, especially if you need to run demanding software. Again, ChromeOS is what really makes a laptop a Chromebook but there are some other differences to consider before you buy. 

What OS does a Chromebook use?

Chromebooks run on Google’s minimalist Chrome operating system, or ChromeOS. When ChromeOS launched more than a decade ago, it was essentially Google’s Chrome web browser. It has grown vastly in capabilities over the years but remains a simple, lightweight and secure operating system that can run briskly on even low-end components. And, even though ChromeOS can do much more today, quite a lot can be done entirely on the web these days. Take stock of everything you do on a daily basis and you may find there’s nothing you can’t accomplish with ChromeOS.  

What are the pros and cons of a Chromebook?

There are several pros to a Chromebook but one big con will instantly rule out buying one. Chromebooks are not natively compatible with Windows or Mac software. If you need to run a specific Windows or MacOS program, you cannot do so directly from a Chromebook. That said, there are ways around it, including finding a substitute web or Android app, or a Linux equivalent. 

Also, if you need advanced photo- and video-editing capabilities, you’ll want a Windows, Mac or Linux laptop. Basic photo and video editing are fine, but Chromebooks typically don’t offer the graphics performance you need for demanding tasks or, again, the option to install Windows or Mac software and games. 

One other potential negative is the Auto Update Expiration date, or AUE. Currently, non-Google hardware is only supported for so long before it stops receiving ChromeOS and browser updates, including those for security. For models released now, the date is roughly seven to eight years from the initial release of the device, but that’s not always the case.  Google maintains a list of AUE dates for all models, and you should check it before you buy a Chromebook, new or used. 

There are many pros to a Chromebook, but the biggest is the price. While premium models start at around $500, you can find excellent options for everyday use for $200 to $300. The Lenovo Duet Chromebook, for example, is a two-in-one Chromebook with a detachable keyboard cover so it can be used as a tablet or a laptop and starts under $300. Like other laptops, though, a higher-end Chromebook generally means a better experience. 

Also, some of the same reasons Chromebooks are popular for schools and businesses make them excellent family computers. Everyone in the family can have separate Google accounts, and signing in gives them access to only their stuff and not yours. Accounts for kids can be managed with Google Family Link. It’s nearly impossible for Chromebooks to be corrupted with viruses or other malware. And if it isn’t running quite right, you can reset it with Chrome’s Powerwash feature and in a couple of minutes, the system is clean and fresh. Just sign into your Google account and the Chromebook is completely restored. 

Read more: How to Reset a Chromebook in Under a Minute

Can I use any USB-C charger for my Chromebook? 

Yes and no. Since 2017, new Chromebooks all charge via their USB-C ports. Chromebooks typically need either a 45- or 65-watt power adapter. You’ll need to check the specs for your specific model to find its power needs, typically found on the bottom of the Chromebook or on the manufacturer’s site. (If it’s given in volts and amps, you can get watts by multiplying the two together e.g. 15 volts x 3 amps equals 45 watts.) Using a charger that doesn’t meet the power demands of the Chromebook may still charge it but at a slower rate. Also, if you’re using the Chromebook while using a low-power charger, it will take even longer to charge fully. On the upside, Chromebooks will display a notification if the USB-C cable you’re using won’t support the necessary performance. 

How we test computers

The review process for laptops, desktops, tablets and other computer-like devices consists of two parts: performance testing under controlled conditions in the CNET Labs and extensive hands-on use by our expert reviewers. This includes evaluating a device’s aesthetics, ergonomics and features. A final review verdict is a combination of both those objective and subjective judgments. 

The list of benchmarking software we use changes over time as the devices we test evolve. The most important core tests we’re currently running on every compatible computer include: Primate Labs Geekbench 5, Cinebench R23, PCMark 10 and 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra. 

A more detailed description of each benchmark and how we use it can be found in our How We Test Computers page. 

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Chromebook Review (2023) — All the Key Pros and Cons

“Should I buy a Chromebook?” is a question that is asked with increasing frequency by individuals, businesses, parents and students looking to reduce their computing costs or work more collaboratively in the cloud. This Chromebook review explores the pros and cons of using Chromebooks and other Chrome OS-based computers, helps you answer that question and highlights a few Chromebooks that you might want to consider using.

Because of the nature of the work I do, and the times we live in, I seem to have ended up using a LOT of different devices.

Depending on where I’m working, I switch between an iMac, a Windows laptop, an iPhone and an iPad — but one thing I’ve noticed about all these devices is that most of what I’m doing on them is now being done in the Chrome browser.

Increasingly, I seem to be neglecting installed productivity apps like Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel in favour of online, cloud-based equivalents (mostly Google products) that run happily in Chrome.

A lot of people’s work is now done using SaaS apps accessed via the Chrome browser

And all the ecommerce, SEO and web design apps that I use for my business — for example BigCommerce, Wix, Semrush, Shopify and Squarespace among others — are all browser-based too.

This observation, coupled with some adverts featuring shiny computers popping up on Facebook, got me wondering about Chromebooks — and whether I should buy one.

And this, of course, led to me buying a cheap Chromebook, testing it out and writing a blog post about the whole experience! Hopefully it will help you decide whether a Chromebook is right for you.

(My colleague Matt Walsh has also recently produced a video about all the pros and cons of Chromebooks, which is well worth a watch — you’ll find this below. To get the best understanding of Chromebooks, we suggest watching the video and reading this post in full).

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OK, so let’s start with a look at what a Chromebook actually IS.

What is a Chromebook?

A Chromebook is a laptop that you use mainly when you are online, and one that you don’t, generally speaking, save files onto. With Chromebooks, nearly everything — word processing, spreadsheet editing, website building, note-taking etc. — is done on the web via Google’s Chrome browser, with your work being saved ‘in the cloud.’

An AMD-based Chromebook

This means that Chromebooks don’t usually come with much storage, and don’t need a very fast processor.

This in turn makes them quite cheap by comparison to ‘normal’ computers — i.e., those running Windows or Mac OS. (That said, there are more expensive, high-end Chromebooks available — more on these shortly).

Instead of using Windows, which you’ll normally find installed on cheap laptops, Chromebooks run Chrome OS, a stripped-back, Linux-based OS which is focussed around the Chrome browser.

Chrome OS

In recent years, Chromebooks have become a very popular computing choice — 66.7 million of them being shipped to customers over the past two years, with a particular spike in sales being observed during the pandemic (source: Statista).

This means that a large community of users has grown around Chromebooks, alongside a correspondingly large ecosystem of apps.

Statistics on Chromebook shipments from 2019 to 2022 (source: Statista). Although post-pandemic the number of Chromebooks sold has declined, they remain a very popular computing option.

Now, there are some really great things about Chromebooks — and some not so great.

Let’s take a look at the good stuff first.

The pros of using Chromebooks

Chromebooks can significantly lower your hardware and IT costs

Chromebooks have the potential to lower your information technology (IT) costs in several different ways.

First — and for the reasons discussed above — they are much cheaper to buy than ‘normal’ computers.

Low-cost Chromebooks

To illustrate this point, it’s worth mentioning that I wrote this Chromebook review on a machine that cost me just $175.

My mid-range Windows laptop cost four times as much as this without — at least when it comes to using Chrome and cloud-based software — being four times as good.

(Ok, I picked my Chromebook up in a sale, but you can definitely buy a perfectly usable one up for less than $300, as the Chromebook pricing screenshot above highlights).

So whether you’re an individual or a business, there are potentially significant cost savings to be made by using Chromebooks.

In particular, if you apply these sort of cost differentials across a large team’s computing requirements, you’re talking about saving a lot of money (savings that can make Chromebooks a particularly attractive option for anyone starting a business).

Second, because Chromebooks do not particularly rely on locally-run applications, there is less of a need for an IT department to install software. Or update it. Or support it.

This is because by default, any updates to your Chromebook and the Google software you use on it are carried out regularly and automatically by Google.

And, if you’re a Google Workspace customer, you have access to a 24/7 Google helpdesk too.

Third, because there are no moving parts in them, Chromebooks are much less prone to developing mechanical faults — this means that Chromebook users generally enjoy greater reliability and longevity, and a lack of repair bills.

And finally, because Chromebook users generally work ‘in the cloud,’ you don’t need to spend as much money on physical storage to handle networking or backups.

(That said, investing in a third-party cloud backup service — like Spanning, Backupify etc. — for key apps is definitely a good idea).

Chromebooks can lower your software costs

For many individuals and businesses, Google Workspace — Google’s suite of productivity apps — is now capable of handling core computing needs — word processing, spreadsheets, email and diary management — perfectly well, and fairly cheaply too (Google Workspace starts at $6 per user per month).

Google Workspace plans start at $6 per month

And if you don’t want to use Google Workspace as your productivity suite, there are cheap or even free browser-based alternatives available to you (including a free version of Microsoft Office).

You can also use the entry-level Microsoft 365 plan on a Chromebook — this runs happily in Chrome and provides you with an email account and cloud storage for just a few dollars per month.

It also gives you access to the browser-based versions of key productivity apps like Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

(Note that Microsoft Access can’t be used on a Chromebook, however.)

Chromebooks are much less vulnerable to viruses

Because of the emphasis on cloud-based working, using a Chromebook doesn’t tend to involve much installation of software. This means that it’s pretty difficult to get a virus on one.

(Note however that you can still get ‘phished’ on a Chromebook, which is something different).

And, on top of that, Chromebooks are viewed as one of the more robust options available from a virus protection point of view — the automatic updates, ‘sandboxing‘ and ‘verified boots‘ used by Chrome OS help prevent infection (you can find out more about what all these terms mean on Google’s Chromebook Security help page).

All this means that if you are using a Chromebook, you can generally forget the costs associated with virus and malware protection software — or paying IT professionals to clear up the mess you made on the network after you opened that dodgy attachment!

The bottom line on security is this: it’s still important to take general cyber security precautions when using a Chromebook — but Chrome OS is definitely one of the safer operating systems out there.

Chromebooks can encourage collaboration and improve productivity

With Chromebooks, the focus is not on installing standalone pieces of software on your computer — it’s on cloud-based working.

This means those using them are effectively ‘nudged’ in the direction of using web applications that allow multiple users to access and edit files together in real time.

This opens up a lot of collaborative possibilities — and new ways of working.

Additionally, with a Chromebook, less seems to get in the way of actually doing work.

This is because — so long as you are using browser-based applications — Chrome OS is clutter-free, stable, and free of the ‘bloat’ or ‘lag’ that you often get with other operating systems.

Chromebooks also boot up really quickly (in just 5 to 10 seconds) and are ‘instant-on’ from sleep. Any operating system that’s fast and comes with a lack of distractions, delays and crashes has good implications for productivity.

You’re dealing with a robust platform

Whether we’re talking about email apps like Gmail, CRM tools like Salesforce, e-newsletter solutions such as Mailchimp, dropshipping tools like DSers or helpdesks such as Zendesk, these business apps all have two things in common:

  • They are examples of software titles used by millions of individuals and businesses all over the world.
  • They are all SaaS (software as a service) applications that run in a web browser.

So, if your team accesses all its key tools in a web browser, why not provide it with system that is designed explicitly for doing that? Even modestly-specced Chromebooks can provide a fast and stable environment for using browser-based applications.

The same goes for using a Chromebook for personal entertainment. If the main reason you want to get a laptop is to watch Netflix or Amazon Prime shows on the move, there is little point in splashing out on an expensive Apple product or a high-end Windows device when you can access video content perfectly well via the Chrome browser (including, in many cases, while you’re offline).

Chromebooks are ideal for a workforce that moves around a lot

If you travel a lot, a Chromebooks can be a good option for you.

They are generally lighter and thinner than traditional laptops (due to the lack of moving parts) — and this makes them easier to transport.

The lack of moving parts also means that their battery life is usually excellent.

However, there is something important to think about, and that’s what happens when there’s no Internet connection available.

Connection problems are less of an issue these days, with phone tethering and ever-improving Wi-Fi available, but it is still possible to hit a black spot (not least when travelling on a plane).

If you do find yourself lacking an Internet connection, there are offline working options available for some Chrome apps — including, importantly, the Google Workspace apps — but you will have to plan ahead to use them.

And speaking of Google Workspace…

The integration with Google Workspace is great

Millions of companies use Google Workspace now — and if your business is one of them, you will be hard-pressed to find a nicer, more reliable and tightly-integrated way to work with this suite of products than on a Chrome OS device.

Google Workspace

You can actually install a lot of apps on Chromebooks

Although Chromebooks are designed mainly for online use — and mainly via the Chrome browser — you can actually install a lot of apps on them too if you want, many of which can be used both online and offline.

The Google Play store is well stocked with Android apps that you can install on Chromebooks. These include popular entertainment apps like Netflix and Disney+; or social media apps like Twitter.

Chromebook apps in the Google Play store

And, with a little bit of configuration, Linux apps can be installed fairly easily on them too, further extending the number of programs you can install on a Chromebook (and the functionality it offers you).

Are Chromebooks good for education?

For many of the same reasons that Chromebooks are a good option for a business, they are often a good choice in an educational setting too.

The hardware is cheap and many key pieces of software are free. And significantly, battery life is very good, meaning that students can usually avoid recharging their machines during the school day.

Additionally, Chromebooks work seamlessly with Google Classroom (which in the Covid-19 era proved to be a very useful tool for remote learning).

The main drawback of Chromebooks from an educational point of view is that there are limits to the types of applications that you can install on Chromebooks.

This will rule the machines out for students who need to work on very specific, locally installed apps. But for general browser-based learning, Chromebooks are an excellent, cost-effective and safe choice.

The cons of using a Chromebook

That all sounded great didn’t it?

But before you rush out and buy a Chromebook, there are some significant downsides to consider.

Let’s take a look at these now.

You can’t install the full versions of Microsoft 365 apps on Chromebooks

If you are particularly attached to or reliant on Microsoft apps like Outlook, Word and Excel, you should note that you can’t install the full desktop versions of them on a Chromebook.

Accordingly, a lot of Chromebook users end up making a move to Google Workspace, which — being a Google product — works very well on Chromebooks.

Using Google Docs, the word processing app included with Google Workspace


  • switching to Google Workspace will involve a learning curve if you’ve never used it before
  • Google Workspace isn’t as feature rich as Microsoft 365
  • even if you start using Google Workspace, you’ll probably still end up with a need to occasionally supply content to other people or organisations in MS Office format.

The good news is that it is perfectly possible to create, save and edit Microsoft 365 files using Google Workspace; the bad news is that if you’re dealing with more complex documents, you may occasionally encounter formatting problems when you save your files using the Workspace apps.

However, you can still use Microsoft products on a Chromebook in various ways — via the online versions of Microsoft 365 apps perhaps, or cut-down, Android versions of some of them.

You can install an Android version of Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel on a Chromebook, for example.

While not providing quite as comprehensive a set of tools as the desktop version of the Microsoft productivity suite, these alternative versions of 365 apps are getting increasingly good, and will enable you to access and edit most Word, Excel and Powerpoint files on a Chromebook.

(And, it has to be said, without some of the formatting headaches you can run into when you try to edit Microsoft files using Google Workspace).

You can use Microsoft Word on a Chromebook, but the online version only.

So, all in all, if you want to work with Microsoft 365, not being able to install the full versions of the apps on your Chromebook doesn’t necessarily have to hold you back too much.

But if you are a ‘power user’ of Microsoft products, and you absolutely can’t live without the full desktop versions of Microsoft 365 apps, a Chromebook won’t be for you.

Chromebooks are not ideal for working on multimedia projects

If your business is one that deals with a lot of audio or video related projects, you are usually better off working on a traditional desktop computer.

It’s not that there aren’t Chromebooks available that can handle this kind of work; it’s more that the software typically used for high-end multimedia projects — Photoshop, Illustrator, Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro etc. — is not currently browser-based.

That said, basic image editing and graphic design on a Chromebook shouldn’t pose any problems. There are plenty of simple online image editors available, and some popular graphic design tools, like Canva (pictured below) provide very usable apps that can be installed on Chromebooks too.

Browser-based graphic design tools like Adobe Express or Canva (the latter pictured above) can be easily used on Chromebooks, and are great options for creating social media graphics, presentations, videos and more.

Similarly, Android apps and/or web-based video editors can provide some good workarounds for editing video on a Chromebook.

Although Chromebooks are not the best option for working with multimedia, workarounds exist — for example, you can use Wevideo (pictured above) to edit video.

Chromebooks are not best suited to gaming

If you’re into gaming — or at least playing the very latest computer games — then a Chromebook probably won’t be the best option for you, because many Chromebooks aren’t powerful enough to cope with the graphical and computational demands of modern games.

That said, because many Chromebooks allow you to run Android apps, you do have some options when it comes to Android games; you can access these in the Google Play store (pictured below).

Games available in the Google Play store

(You should note however that if you’re using a budget Chromebook, you may encounter ‘lag’ on a lot of them.)

Chromebooks are not as functional offline

Because of their focus on working in the cloud, Chromebooks are understandably less useful offline than online.

That said, you can still use them to access and edit Google Drive files when you’re not connected to the internet, and you can use Gmail in offline mode too.

An increasing number of other apps that work offline are being made available for Chrome OS too.

So, as long as you plan things in advance and make sure you save the right files onto your Chromebook before you go offline, you should still be able to get work done even if you’re not connected to the Internet.

There’s an ‘end of life’ date to worry about (Auto Update Expiration)

Chromebooks receive automatic updates to provide users with the latest features and keep their devices secure — but not indefinitely.

Each Chromebook comes with an Auto Update Expiration (AUE) date, after which updates will no longer be supplied for that device, and it may not be advisable to use it (chiefly for security reasons).

Information about Chromebook updates from Google’s ‘Auto Update’ policy

(You can find a Chromebook’s AUE date in your Google Admin console).

Now to be fair to Chromebooks, this isn’t entirely dissimilar to what happens to other types of devices. For example, Apple won’t always roll out the latest version of its OS to older computers.

(That said, Apple and Microsoft have a habit of supporting older operating systems for very long periods — my 2012 iMac is still going strong on a frequently updated version of Catalina).

And you could argue that knowing exactly how long your device will last for lets you manage future hardware purchasing plans better.

But — and as you’ll see from the reader comments below — AUE dates are definitely not popular with a lot of Chromebook users.

How to turn a laptop into a Chromebook

Interestingly, you don’t necessarily to buy a Chromebook to get one!

If you have an old laptop that’s struggling to run the latest version of Microsoft Windows or Mac OS, you might find that repurposing it as a Chromebook gives it a new lease of life and turns it back into a useful machine.

This can be done by downloading Chromium OS — an open-source product that is related to (and extremely similar to) Chrome OS — and installing it on your old machine.

Chromium OS — as you can see from the screenshot above, the interface is extremely similar to Chrome OS.

Chromium OS makes much lighter demands on your computer than traditional desktop operating systems — and it can turn a sluggish computer into one that boots up quickly and works perfectly fine as a tool for web browsing, consuming entertainment content or working in the cloud.

If this sounds interesting, you should check out Android Central’s guide on how to install Chromium OS on a Windows computer, or 9 to 5 Mac’s guide to bringing an old Mac back to life by installing Chrome OS on it.

So what about Chromeboxes, Chromebases and Chromebits?

Chromeboxes are essentially desktop versions of Chromebooks — compact boxes that run Chrome OS. They look a bit like Mac Minis or Apple TV boxes (see picture below).

You usually have to sort yourself out with a keyboard, mouse, and monitor when buying one — but even so, purchasing a Chromebox generally works out cheaper than investing in a Mac or Windows-based desktop computer.

Asus, Samsung and Acer Chromeboxes

Chromebases are ‘all in one’ computers that run Chrome OS; they look quite like iMacs.

A Chromebase – an ‘all-in-one’ computer that runs Chrome OS.

And finally, there’s the Chromebit to consider — a dongle that just plugs into the HDMI port on a television or computer monitor and turns it into a fully-functional computer.

A selection of Chromebits

Pretty funky stuff!

The pros and cons of using a Chromebook discussed earlier generally apply to using any of the above Chrome OS devices — assuming Chrome OS meets your personal or business needs, it’s simply a case of making a call on the appropriate form factor.

And speaking of pros and cons…

Summary: pros and cons of Chromebooks

To sum up, and help you make a final decision on that “Should I buy a Chromebook?” question, here’s a summary of the main pros and cons of using one:

Pros of Chromebooks

  • Chromebooks (and other Chrome OS devices) are very cheap by comparison to traditional laptops / computers.

  • Chrome OS is fast and stable.

  • Machines are typically light, compact and easy to transport.

  • Chromebooks have excellent battery life.

  • Viruses and malware pose less of a risk to Chromebooks than other types of computer.

  • Chromebooks can reduce reliance on IT professionals and as a result lower software costs.

  • They integrate very neatly with Google Workspace.

  • They’re a good option if you chiefly use browser-based SaaS apps for work or entertainment.

  • You can install an increasingly wide range of Android and Linux apps on them.

Cons of Chromebooks

  • Whilst you can use Microsoft 365 on a Chromebook (via the online version or using Android apps), some features will not be available.

  • Although you can technically edit images and video on Chromebooks, they are usually not the best option for multimedia applications.

  • Working offline on a Chromebook arguably requires a bit more advance planning than using a Windows or Mac OS-based laptop.

  • They’re not all that good for gaming.

  • If you are extremely dependent on a piece of software that does not run in a browser or in Chrome OS, Chromebooks are not for you.

2023 Chromebooks to consider

Below you’ll find some popular Chromebooks to take a look at.

Entry level Chromebooks

Acer typically does well in the entry level Chromebook market — the Acer Chromebook 315 for example balances features against price nicely.

An Acer Chromebook

If you are on a very low budget, the HP Chromebook 11 or 11A might be for you — this typically retails at under $150. (However, you can expect pretty basic performance on a Chromebook this cheap).

For a relatively affordable tablet / laptop crossover device, the Lenovo Chromebook Duet might be for you.

The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a two-in-one tablet / laptop device

Mid-range Chromebooks

In the mid-range department, the Lenovo IdeaPad models are worth investigating; as is the Acer Chromebook Spin 514.

High-end Chromebooks

If you’re looking for a very powerful Chromebook, then some of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebooks are worth a look, as are the Dell Latitude Enterprise and HP Elite Chromebook ranges.

However, high-end Chromebooks tend to be similar in price to high-end laptops, thus losing a key advantage over them — namely, a low purchase cost.

A powerful laptop can do everything a Chromebook can — and is able to run more software too; personally, if I was going to spend $1,200+ on a laptop, I’d go straight for an M2 MacBook Air over any Chromebook.

So, if you’re considering purchasing an expensive Chromebook, make sure you pay extra attention to the ‘cons’ associated with the devices. For me, the real value of a Chromebook lies in a favorable price to feature ratio — if that’s not there, other machines become much more attractive.

As you can see from these Google Shopping results, you can pay a LOT for a high-end Chromebook. At these sorts of prices, traditional laptops usually become a more attractive prospect.

Chromebook review FAQ

What’s the difference between a Chromebook and a laptop?

Technically speaking, a Chromebook is a laptop, but one that runs Chrome OS rather than Windows or MacOS. Chrome OS is a browser-based operating system that is designed mainly for users who are always online. By contrast, Windows and MacOs devices are geared more towards users who mix online and offline work, and let you install more software locally on your machine.

Can I use Microsoft 365 on a Chromebook?

Yes. You can use either the browser-based version, or install the Android Microsoft 365 apps (cut-down versions of Word, Excel etc. for use on mobile devices). You can’t install the desktop apps, however.

Are Chromebooks safe?

Chromebooks are arguably safer than a lot of other types of personal computer. This is because you don’t typically install much software on them; and thanks to automatic updates, ‘sandboxing’ and ‘verified boots’ of Chrome OS, virus infections are minimized too.

What are the advantages of Chromebooks?

They are cheap, have great battery life and are less prone to viruses than other types of computers. They also work particularly well with other Google products.

What are the disadvantages of Chromebooks?

Many popular business apps won’t run on them, and they are considerably less functional if you don’t have access to a wifi connection.

How we test products and why you can trust this review

We test products via independent research and, more importantly, hands-on experience of them. Accordingly, this Chromebook review is based on extensive first-hand experience of using Chromebooks, along with detailed research into the ecosystem of apps and services relating to them.

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Personal experience: Chromebook for work – real?

On the path of every corporate samurai, there is probably such a stop where the desire comes to get rid of a large, cheap, inconvenient computer, hung with admin restrictions, provided by the employer company, and replace it with something that would be convenient with and nice to work. Many in this case, without hesitation, will go and buy a brand new, or not so, MacBook. However, there are those who want to cheat, find a better use for the money that Apple encroaches on, and find something as good as a computer for everyday affairs, but much cheaper. This story is for them.

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Everyone has probably heard about laptops with Google’s Chrome OS operating system, or “Chromebooks”, and some, maybe even seen. It is well known that these computers are cheap and seem to be quite good. The question arises – is it possible to use this instead of a small Windows laptop as the main computer for office work and non-office life.

For the success of this event, it is important to understand what, in fact, work and life are made up of. In my case, this is primarily communication – mail, instant messengers, calls, video conferences. Further – calculations, tables with technical and business data, production reporting, product specifications. Documents – instructions, “datasheets”, descriptions, technical specifications, epics. Preparation of presentations and performances with them. Reading drawings and diagrams in PDF format. Drawing schemes, structural diagrams. Taking and annotating screenshots. Testing Smart City Web, Windows and Android applications, working with them in real projects, customer training. Very little music and video viewing (for the first there is a smartphone, for the second – a TV). No games. Well, reading all sorts of nonsense on the Internet and social networks, where without it.

With such “luggage” I picked up a thin, chic, metal (and surprisingly cheap!) HP Chromebook 13 G1, giving my corporate Windows laptop for repair, which dragged on for a long, but very interesting and informative three months.

First steps

1.1. There is no “desktop” as such

1.2. Makovsky settings and unchangeable

1. 3. All operations with uploaded files are explicit

1.4. Only one running copy of each program

1.5. Excellent energy management

1.6. The unbearable ease of formatting

2. Extensions and applications

3. Road to the clouds

In touch

4.1. Skype

4.2. Telegram

4.3. WhatsApp

4.4. Viber

5. Classics of the office genre

6. All sorts of things

7. Let’s sum up the results (they are “In the bottom line”, they are also “Instead of conclusions”, they are also conclusions)

First steps

Probably, it makes no sense to describe in detail the Chrome OS interface, where and what buttons it has, and where it crawls out. It is only worth noting that this system is absolutely easy to use – the simplest of all common today, easier than Android, and certainly – than Windows or MacOS. In some cases, simplicity turns into a lack of certain features, but the overall balance is probably positive – there are more advantages than disadvantages. However, there are a number of interface features that are worth paying attention to in our context.

There is no “Desktop” as such

The screen you see when everything is closed and minimized is blank, and always will be. It cannot place program shortcuts, files or widgets. A bummer awaits both those who are used to using the desktop as a dumping ground for the latest received or created files (that’s how I am), and those who cherish and polish their computer’s “dashboard”, where everything is in its place, and there is nothing superfluous. Everyone’s desk habits will have to change.

Mac settings and immutable

A lot of the Chrome OS interface is taken from MacOS, and that’s rather good. There is no “right click”, but there is a two-finger tap that brings up the context menu. Keyboard shortcuts partly come from Windows (for example, the sacramental Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V), but most come from the poppy (in particular, switching the language by entering the Ctrl + Space combination). But the main thing is not this. The biggest surprise was the fact that these gestures and combinations cannot be reconfigured. Yes, in general. In the settings, you can only find a table with a list of key combinations and try to study it. However, although I actively use shortcuts, they are not the meaning of my life, and I got used to those 5-6 that are constantly in use, in a day.

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All operations with downloaded files are explicit just click and the file will open. At the same time, the system quietly downloads it to the default folder, some general or Downloads. Not so in Chrome OS. Here, if you click on the file in the messenger or browser, the system will open the download window and ask where to save it. On the one hand, it is transparent and honest, plus it prevents the uncontrolled growth of hidden dumps of old and forgotten files that eat up disk space. On the other hand, it distracts and infuriates in the process of work.

My attitude to this feature is neutral, with a slight tinge of negativity.

Only one running copy of each program

Like Android, the system does not allow running multiple copies or windows of the same application – if you try to click again on the application icon, it will simply transfer the user to an already open window. It will not work here, as in Windows or MacOS, to open three Excel and compare numbers between them, or drag and drop pieces of tables. However, no one bothers to open ten tabs in the browser with the same web application. These features leave their mark on many things – from the user’s habits to the choice of programs. In my opinion, this feature is definitely bad, and limits the use of Chrome OS.

Excellent energy management

A bare Chromebook wakes up instantly when you open the lid, no buttons to press. When you close the lid, you fall asleep instantly. Sleep is very healthy, during the night the Chromebook will lose maybe a couple of percent of the battery. In this regard, Chrome OS is closer to Android or iOS than to desktop systems – MacOS and especially Windows. And it’s available immediately and for free, no need to dance with a tambourine around the energy consumption profile. Over time, in particular, having an android Telegram in the background and five open tabs in the browser, the Chromebook is no longer so easy to climb. However, this is still one of its strengths.

The unbearable ease of formatting

A Chromebook, like an Android device, is easy to reset to factory settings, for this you just need to find the right command in the settings. This is convenient when you transfer a laptop for use to another person or sell it. Moreover, there are proprietary features such as Powerwash, which forcefully delete all user files from the built-in storage and all its settings. This is a plus. But there is also a fat minus – Powerwash can be used when updating the OS, as well as just when rebooting. I updated Chrome OS twice, once Powerwash cleaned everything, the second time the files remained in place. I didn’t fully understand how it works, and so I got a persistent phobia of reboots and updates. This is a minus, and, in my opinion, it outweighs the pros.

Extensions and applications

“How will I open files?” is one of the most common questions from a newbie who is thinking about buying a Chromebook. I will answer like this – do not be afraid. With the arsenal of different kinds of programs that are available in Chrome OS, you will most likely open any file. Fear the other…

There are three types of apps widely available on modern Chromebooks – the Chrome browser extension, Chrome OS apps, and Android apps. The first two are available from the Web Store. Extensions (Chrome Extensions) are launched through the corresponding item in the browser menu, open in a browser tab, are not displayed in the system application menu and do not open in a separate window.

Applications (Chrome OS Applications), on the contrary, appear as shortcuts in the general menu of programs and open in separate windows with their own icon on the taskbar. However, there are many exceptions to these rules. So, Skype, being an extension, does not have its own icon in the program menu, but works in a separate window and is displayed on the taskbar, while, say, Microsoft Word Online, on the contrary, it starts from the program menu, but works only in the browser tab and does not appear on the panel tasks.

Probably most Chromebooks today can run Android apps and come with the Google Play client. The list of applications in the store is, of course, filtered, only those that Google considers suitable for this type of device are available. However, there is no significant thinning due to this, everything that, from my point of view, it is reasonable to use on a Chromebook is there. Programs are installed without problems, added to the menu, run and work. In session mode, that is, “launched – did what was necessary – closed” – there are practically no questions.

Problems appear when you start using Android applications in the background. Here their work is far from ideal. They eat memory, slow down themselves and slow down the entire system. Are falling. Sometimes they drag all other running applications with them. Sometimes in general, all running applications and the browser. Problems are almost inevitable if you let a Chromebook with several running Android apps go to sleep and wake up – it will definitely wake up for a minute or two, and not all of the running apps will wake up.

As a result, when choosing your own selection of programs, Chrome OS apps should be preferred. Definitely avoid in the Android version those that should work in the background – instant messengers, mailers, utilities, players. Returning to where we started, you should not be afraid that you will not be able to open a certain document, but that it will be inconvenient to do it 100 times a day, day after day, and in the background.

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The road to the clouds

Probably the most positive experience that comes close to the Chromebook is a change in the philosophy of file storage.

First, Chrome OS comes with its own file manager, which is set up to directly access Google Drive by default. The application looks similar to Windows Explorer, who is used to using this program can immediately start working with the Google cloud. There seems to be nothing unusual in this approach – the same Windows Explorer contains a similarly designed access to OneDrive. However, at Microsoft, it is organized a little differently – there, a local folder is available in Explorer, which is constantly synchronized with the cloud, while Chrome OS works directly with files in the cloud. However, this is not important, but simplicity and ease of access – it is ready out of the box, does not require settings, and works clearly and reliably. In my case, this changed my general attitude towards cloud storage (for me, fiddling with their web interfaces has always been inconvenient) and prompted me to use them actively.

Secondly, the cheapness of a computer, be it a Chromebook or a Windows book, automatically entails a small amount of built-in storage. Chromebooks do not have built-in hard drives, and 512 GB or 1 TB of storage are only available in single, extremely expensive configurations. Plus, because of Powerwash, the data on the built-in media is at risk, one wrong move when updating or rebooting, and Chrome OS will erase everything. Carrying flash drives or an external hard drive with you is a very dubious pleasure. Therefore, the choice is simple – either buy a MicroSD (which is also not a fact that everything will fit), or move to the cloud. Probably the smartest approach is to separate the entire archive of files, and keep what is critical, regardless of the Internet, on a memory card, and the rest in the cloud.

Another plus of the built-in Chrome OS file manager is that it allows you to connect file systems of other cloud storages with the same ease. It is enough to download a utility called File System for… from the Web Store for the corresponding service. I personally connected Dropbox and OneDrive in this way, it seems that Box. com and Yandex.Disk are also possible. Well, the icing on the cake – I managed to connect corporate storage based on ownCloud in the same way, it cost 15 minutes to read the manual, install the same file system utility, and one trip to the admins, and then only because I forgot the storage password. But I transferred all my work files to the corporate cloud, was able to share them with colleagues and got similar easy access to the shared files of colleagues.

In search of a convenient way to manage files, I tried many file managers, mostly in the form of Android applications. However, they all turned out to be inappropriate. Some were just stupid. Others provided only one window, and Chrome OS did not allow you to run a second copy. I’m used to working with Windows Explorer windows, and it turned out that the built-in File Manager is the only one in Chrome OS that works in a similar way, that is, it allows you to open two or more windows between which you can drag files. It stopped on it.

In touch

As a product manager, messaging and file transfers are perhaps more important than document and spreadsheet processing. Therefore, first of all, you should figure out which instant messengers and email programs are available under Chrome OS and what they cost.

The most difficult thing is probably with e-mail. Windows user experience says that it is worth finding an application in which to register your work and personal accounts, some The Bat or Outlook, and everything will be great. So, in Chrome OS this will not happen.

I use personal mail on Google Mail and corporate mail on the Zimbra platform. Both mailers have Web interfaces and are able to work in Chrome browser tabs. Looking ahead, I will say that this is the only way to work more or less normally with them on a Chromebook.

The vast majority of mail programs that can work with several arbitrary services are Android applications. Among them, it was not possible to find a single one that would allow you to connect both Gmail and Zimbra, and at the same time would work stably. Gmail for Android is probably the world champion in shitty work under Chrome OS. Although he allowed both accounts to be set up normally, he constantly slowed down, regularly crashed, and sometimes dragged other running applications, including the Chrome browser, with him.

BlueMail turned out to be no better – it still connected to the Google account with grief in half, but could not connect to the worker on Zimbra, all attempts ended with an emergency closure or the program freezes.

Perhaps the only universal mailer in the form of a Chrome OS application is AquaMail. There really are no stability problems with it, it works fine with third-party services, but it is not friendly with Google Mail – the platform never let this client through its security tools. And his interface design comes from 90’s, which does not add to the desire to use this program.

Separate “praise”, of course, deserves Microsoft Outlook. On Windows, this is by far the best mailer that works freely with many accounts, arbitrary mail servers, has a complete local database of mail along with attachments and a smart morphological search, which (in my opinion) makes sorting it unnecessary – you can find everything, and quickly . So, what is available on Chrome OS cannot even be called a pale shadow of this application. Outlook for Android, as it turned out, is only able to work with free and services, as well as “thieves” corporate services ( or, among which, of course, is not. Buying Microsoft 365 doesn’t help either; you can’t connect an arbitrary server there either.

The second alternative is Like everything else from Microsoft, the online application is much more functional than the android one. However, having worked normally with Gmail, he did not let me set up access to

If as a result I had to go back to basics with mail and continue working in the browser, then the picture turned out to be more encouraging with messenger clients.


There is a “native” extension for Chrome that runs from the extensions menu, but runs in a separate window and creates a separate “button” on the taskbar. The extension works great in all aspects – with individual messages, groups, individual and group calls, video calls of all stripes, screen sharing, file transfer.


Only unofficial clients are available as Chrome OS apps. They work reliably and stably, but they have their own specific drawbacks. The worst is incorrect work with received files, applications cannot write a new file of the same name over the old one, do not write the entire file (lose part of the data), or damage it. So I had to install an Android app. It turned out that it works surprisingly correctly, copes well with messages, groups, calls and file transfers. It slows down a little, although not critically, and suffers from some small sores typical for android applications under Chrome OS – it does not recognize the laptop keyboard as built-in (as a result, it cannot send a message by pressing Enter), and does not allow pasting data from the buffer with the Ctrl + V combination in the Ukrainian or Russian layout, trying to enter some special character (you have to switch to English to insert). However, you can live with these shortcomings, and as a result, the android Telegram has taken root on my Chromebook.


There is no official client in the Chrome OS application format. There is an Android one, however, it is not suitable for use on a laptop at all, since it cannot work as an additional one on a ready-made account, but is trying to register a new one. So I ended up with an unofficial app for Chrome OS WhatsChrome, and this choice never disappoints. The application behaves exactly like the official WhatsApp for Windows – everything is correct, it does not slow down or buggy.


There are no applications for Chrome OS, nor the ability to work with the service in the browser. There is an application for Android, but it does not work correctly – it did not load either the address book or messages, only groups, and even then, without message history. Unfortunately, this service will have to be abandoned when working under Chrome OS.

However, the main problem when working with instant messengers is not so much the presence or absence of applications, but the new event notification system implemented in Chrome OS. In Windows or MacOS, on the taskbar, the icon of the messenger in which the message arrived is visually highlighted, and the number of unread messages is also inscribed on it. Chrome OS has none of this. All notifications temporarily appear in the lower right corner of the screen, and then are sent to the general list. The screen shows only the number of positions in this list, which is also mixed with system messages, mailer notifications, and more.

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In other words, by looking at the taskbar in Windows, you can always see which messenger has recent messages and how many of them. This is not visible on Chrome OS. You either have to manually open applications one by one and see what’s going on there, or (just don’t laugh) pick up a smartphone and watch messages there. Then climb back into the Chromebook and reply to messages, view and send files. Marasmus. You can’t reconfigure this, so working with messengers on a Chromebook will always cause such inconvenience.

Classics of the office genre

Well, let’s move on to working with office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and their analogues.

I’ll note right away: if you work with the Google office suite (Docs, Sheets, Presentations and others), then everything will be fine with your Chromebook. Applications work in browser tabs exactly as under Windows or MacOS, under Chrome OS all this is at least no less convenient and fast. Only Google Keep was made an application for something, but it looks exactly the same as in the browser. As a bonus, you can manipulate Google Office files in the Files manager, much like Windows Explorer juggles MS Office documents. However, you won’t be able to copy a document in Google Office format anywhere except Google Drive.

But Microsoft Office will be fun.

Well, let’s move on to working with office applications – Word, just open a DOCX / XLSX / PPTX file and see what’s there, you can easily without installing any applications. To do this, Chrome OS has the Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides extension. It is hardwired into the browser and cannot be removed. With it, you can not only watch, but also edit and save files. However, I would not advise you to delude yourself with this free cheese – the extension processes simple documents somehow correctly, and everything that is a little more complicated – distorts, breaks and writes down in this form. I had a couple of cases of losing part of the data in the table due to the incorrect operation of Office Editing, after which I swore off using it.

Well, let’s turn to official Microsoft tools. There are two of them under Chrome OS – a set of applications for Android, and online applications (they are, they are also Office 365, they are also Microsoft 365). True, there is also an Office application, which de facto works as a hub for android or online applications, so we will not consider it separately.

The first question you’ll ask when you install the Android Office apps is “Where are all the tools?”. Indeed, the capabilities of the android versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint are severely limited. Their toolbars are significantly simpler than those found on Windows or MacOS, and the tools are not just hidden, they are missing. For example, try to find the well-known “broom” or “brush” (format copying tool) – you won’t succeed. And this is just the simplest example. Nothing will change if you pay for Microsoft 365 and move from free versions to “premium apps” – the tools will be the same, the only difference is that you can store edited files.

Files in Android versions of Word / Excel / PowerPoint under Chrome OS are also a problem. Of all the possible storages, they see only two – built-in and OneDrive, you can forget about the ability to open files from a Google drive or a corporate cloud. But the worst thing is that the save file function is terribly buggy, and it is not uncommon to spend time editing a document, save it (the application will gladly confirm this), and then open it in its original form, losing all the work done.

We add here the problems common for Android applications under Chrome OS – braking, crashes, the inability to open two copies of applications (saying goodbye to the habit of opening several documents at once and transferring data between them) – and we see that with Android versions of Word / Excel / Nothing to do with PowerPoint on a Chromebook. Someday Google will build Parallels Desktop into Chrome OS for Microsoft Office, but that’s not certain.

Another option is online versions of desktop applications. Here we are relieved to find full-fledged toolkits, as well as the desired stability, speed and reliability of file storage.

However, not everything is going smoothly here either.

First, Word / Excel / PowerPoint Online ONLY work with files in the OneDrive cloud. Therefore, simply double-clicking on a file anywhere, or clicking on a link to a file in a messenger or mailer will not work – you will have to drag it from OneDrive. And since the OneDrive file system plugin of the File Manager does not work perfectly, then the edited file will then have to be dragged from OneDrive to where it can be sent without glitches – at least to the device’s internal memory.

Second, online apps cannot be assigned handlers for DOC/DOCX files in Chrome OS. This means that when you want to do something with an Office document, you should not poke it out of habit, but consciously go through the entire chain of actions to deliver it to OneDrive and open it in the Microsoft application. It’s unbelievably exhausting. Finally, thirdly, the online nature of applications means that you will not even have these dubious joys if the Internet is lost.

I didn’t even try alternative offices – they all exist as Android applications, and I think everyone already knows what this means under Chrome OS.


To be fair, my experience with Microsoft Office under Chrome OS was bad with all applications, and all other types of office management tools work, to one degree or another, better.

Everything that spins in the browser works well a priori. First of all, this is almost the entire “new office” – Jira, Confluence, Notion, Slack, Trello. In the same way, there are no problems with the browser version of all types of conferences, including video – Zoom, Google Meet / Duo, Skype for Business, Cisco Web Meetings – all this works clearly and efficiently. You just need to keep in mind that even in “premium” Chromebooks, manufacturers strive to cram a cheap webcam with a shitty grainy image.

As a simple drawing tool, a replacement for Paint, in order to conditionally take a screenshot, draw an arrow to it and write: “What the hell?”, Google Pictures does a good job. It works a little differently than Paint, but the possibilities are plus or minus the same.

To work with absolutely furious corporate applications, it is convenient to use a remote desktop, unless of course the employer’s IT infrastructure allows this. In Chrome OS, Microsoft Remote Desktop works fine (if not left running for a long time). I went in – and I can, say, edit the specifications of fixtures in 1C.

Finally, it’s possible to install Android applications from APK files, so if your programmers have developed something completely “that”, let them port it to Android. Just like in real Android, you will have to dance with a tambourine in order to install an application not from Google Play. On the HP Chromebook, with its corporate look, you will have to reboot the OS in Developers Mode. However, I heard that it is easier on other Chromebooks, just enable the appropriate option in the system settings. As an example, here is an application for setting up smart lamps, which I installed from the APK.

Let’s sum up the results (they are “In the bottom line”, they are also “Instead of conclusions”, they are also conclusions)

The question “Is a Chromebook suitable for me as a computer for work?” is actually phrased like this: “How much can I refuse to work with Microsoft Office?”. Of course, if the job is to open a document, view it and write in the messenger “well, I kind of looked diagonally, it seems everything is OK”, then there will be no problems. However, constantly creating new documents or editing them with saving or using some advanced features – all this will be more difficult on Chrome OS. I think one document a day is already the line beyond which a Chromebook will bring more pain than fun. So if you can’t keep your interactions with Microsoft Office to a minimum, don’t risk switching to Chrome OS.

The second wake-up call is if you have several instant messengers open all the time and you enthusiastically play corporate ping-pong, trying to answer every message before you receive it. Due to Chrome OS’s inherent notification system, there is a risk that you won’t notice all your unread messages in time. However, here the difficulties are not as critical as with MS Office.

Finally, for normal operation, when several browser tabs are open, three messengers are running, and you are still trying to do something in the application, a Chromebook with a minimum amount of 8 GB of RAM will do. Less will slow down. As for the processor, I think that the Core i5 should have been more than enough. I have personally tried Chrome OS on an Intel Pentium 4405Y and I will say that it is a rather dubious pleasure. With caution, I can admit that Core m3 or i3 will be a reasonable compromise. When it comes to storage, a lot depends on your specific needs and organization of file storage. However, less than 128 GB is unlikely to be comfortable. All of this means that all those cheap $100-$300 Chromebooks are not for you.

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So, if most of your work tasks are done in Google apps and Web apps, and heavy corporate programs are available via remote desktop, I think you can safely try a laptop with Chrome OS. New, refurbished, or used Pixelbook Go, Pixel Slate, HP Chromebook x360, Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP or Lenovo mid-range and high-end Chromebooks worth UAH 7-12 thousand are exactly what you need for such cases.

Debunking the myths about Chrome OS / Sudo Null IT News

Many people think that everyone knows about the Chrome OS system, having never used it: “Well, I know Chrome, but here there is only a browser in the OS, everything is clear.” But in fact, even the words “browser only” already contain an error.

In 2019, I bought a Google Pixelbook (not as a main device, but as a mobile addition to the desktop). Then I traveled all over Russia with it, having used it properly, and since then I have looked at many stereotypes about Chrome OS as outdated myths. And when the news “Google is building its own Arm processor for Chromebooks” broke the day before yesterday, I saw the same set of stereotypes again in its online discussions. Therefore, I decided that since I know more, I need to share this with Habr.

Myth 1: Nobody needs Chromebooks

Before diving into the technical details, let’s figure out if there is anything to discuss here at all. I regularly see comments that Chrome OS has failed and that Google is supporting a dead project, so there’s nothing to talk about.

Stosh, let’s look at the harsh numbers of statistics. According to IDC, in 2020, Chromebooks surpassed MacBooks in sales:

In general, while we are arguing “Linux or macOS” on Habré, another OS can leave behind both of these systems combined. (Technically, Chrome OS is also Linux, but in a everyday context I think it’s reasonable to separate them. As the English saying goes, “knowledge” is to understand that a tomato is a fruit, and “wisdom” is not to put it in a fruit salad. ” )

Of course, there are important nuances here. For example, this one: a significant part of Chromebook sales comes from Western schools. Because such laptops are easy to administer, they are quite secure, and the OS, which is not demanding on hardware, saves school budgets. So in terms of “what the user gets for their money,” MacBooks can stay ahead.

But in any case, it is a mistake to call the system “failed”, it has not only gained tangible popularity, but is growing further. Time works for it, because over the years there are more and more popular cloud services – Figma, Miro, Photopea and so on.

But cloud IDEs have not become mainstream (yet?), so on Habré “browser OS” may seem like a whim. And then we move on to the next question: is it really “browser-only”?

Myth 2: Chrome OS is “just a browser”

Now the main thing: the notion that this entire OS is limited to one Chrome.

This is not so at once for three reasons.

The first reason is you : out of the box there is a “living wage” of the user OS.

File manager, Notepad analogue, media player, photo viewer, and Camera application included.

That is, you can, for example, copy a movie from a flash drive to a disk using a file manager, and then watch it on an airplane using a video player. What kind of “one-browser system” is this if neither a browser nor the Internet is needed for such use? True, if you want to watch a movie with subtitles, then a regular video player will no longer help in this, its capabilities are quite basic.

Here is a real case from my practice. He was the host of the Mobius online conference (for mobile developers, I note that we will hold it again in November). And it took on the air to show the audience some things on the conference site. The question arose: can I, sitting in the studio with a Chromebook, duplicate the image from it over the wire to our control room, so that I myself can see the site on the laptop and show it to the viewers in the frame? It turned out to be quite: support for “external screens” here is about the same as in other operating systems, it’s easy to make at least several desktops, at least mirroring one. That is, there is enough of any system, which is usually not included in the powers of the browser.

The second reason is that Chrome OS supports Android apps.

In general, there are questions about this functionality, they will be discussed below. But technically, it turns out this: you can run thousands of applications that are not a browser. At least a Chinese tutorial, at least a photo editor, at least a game. My Pixelbook can transform into a tablet, it’s good for reading comics and playing Angry Birds games:

and open your video file with subtitles in it. So you are not limited by the capabilities of pre-installed software.

Third reason: Many Chromebooks support Linux apps.

There are also difficulties here, which I will write about below. But the fact remains that it is possible to use a huge number of regular desktop applications in Chrome OS.

Going back to the video playback example, you can install not only the Android version of VLC, but also the Linux version. And this is not the most ambitious yet: in Chrome OS it is possible to run even a full-fledged IDE. I do not guarantee that everything will work perfectly in it, but the fact itself is already indicative – if it is possible to deal with a project of such complexity, then even more so with some kind of Visual Studio Code.

Specifically, Android Studio (Google’s IDE for Android apps) doesn’t just run on Chrome OS, it even officially supports it. And now remember that you can install Android apps on Chrome OS, while Windows is just about to add it. And what happens: here you can code an Android application on a laptop and immediately install it on this laptop itself, while this cannot be done in other operating systems. And the system, which is usually viewed condescendingly, suddenly turns out to be is more powerful than others.

Well, there is a terminal here. The basic console commands familiar to Linux work. Familiar console applications too – you can use at least Git, at least vim, at least some ImageMagick. And the Linux approach “everything is a file” is respected: if you are actively sitting in the console, then you work with everything there as with files. It is very different from the browser approach, where you don’t think about files at all.

A barrel of tar

Words about “just a browser” have long ceased to be true, but does this mean that we should abandon the usual OS and make Chrome OS our main system? Unfortunately, not everyone, it will suit only a part of people. ‘Cause it’s not just about it is possible whether to do something in a certain OS – it is also important, it is convenient whether it will be. And here there are many difficulties that can spoil the blood.

Here, three completely different approaches coexist in one system – the web (where everything is a site), Linux (where everything is a file) and Android (where everything is an application). And the interaction of these approaches is not at all seamless: sometimes even the clipboard between the browser and the Android application does not want to work properly. You feel that the world has cracked into three plates, the fault is smoking, and you have to jump back and forth through this fault.

And you also feel that the web component is primary, while others were added later and they are inferior in convenience. If there are three ways to do the same thing – in a browser, an Android application, and a Linux application – then the first choice will be the best choice, and the rest are more difficult. For example, many Android applications are not designed for a laptop screen and look strange on it (and my laptop sometimes gets very hot). And Linux applications are launched using containerization, which imposes its own limitations: in the same Android Studio, the smartphone emulator was unavailable for a long time (I don’t know how it is now). And they are not so integrated into the Linux / Android system. In general, there are many factors that degrade UX.

Also, when you leave the browser, be mentally prepared for any sudden set-up. Here’s an example: in Linux applications, my keyboard layout does not switch via hotkey. But you can alt-tab into the browser window, switch the layout, alt-tab again back to Linux and write whatever you want. That is, you can live, but an annoying trifle. Back in 2019, I found the corresponding issue in the bug tracker, put an asterisk (there are already more than a hundred of them). And now, all these two years, I have been watching how this issue is being postponed (about the only thing that happens in this issue is changing the proposed decision date to a later one).

In general, if you actively use Chrome OS outside the browser, then a lot of things will inevitably come out: somewhere a minor inconvenience, and some task will turn out to be completely impossible. And whether you want to deal with this is up to you. I complained a week ago that Linux is often unfriendly to the user, but Linux has a lot of supporters – so Chrome OS, I think, also suits a certain category of people.

Myth 3: a Chromebook without internet becomes a brick

Essentially a continuation of the previous myth: if the OS offers to do everything on the internet, what to do when there is no internet? What’s the point of buying a laptop that doesn’t turn on Wi-Fi?

And here I have two answers: one is “technical” and the other is “life”.

Technical answer

Since offline Linux / Android applications do not stop running, it is technically possible to do almost everything that is possible in other operating systems without the Internet. Either consume content or create it.

Another question is whether it will be convenient to do your favorite offline activities there. The answer depends on what they are. Watching movies is more convenient. Editing movies is rather inconvenient.

The answer to life

How do I personally feel in practice with a Chromebook when I am out of Wi-Fi? Do I feel pain “why did I choose Chrome OS”? No.

Well, for starters, I usually just distribute the Internet from my phone and live on (it is especially convenient to distribute from a Google Pixel smartphone to a Pixelbook, they have a synergy similar to that of iPhones with poppies). Therefore, I rarely find myself completely without the Internet.

Even when I find myself (for example, on a train), it is not the capabilities of the Chromebook that are more limited, but my own lifestyle. I can’t watch a movie on the train, not because of technical impossibility, but because I stopped downloading them for offline viewing a long time ago: I’m too lazy to bother for one suitable occasion a year. And on another laptop, too, would hardly have loaded.

And the main thing for me personally is this. If I find myself without the Internet with any laptop, then I am immediately cut off from working video calls, from Google, from instant messengers, from JIRA, from streaming, from Habr, from a million other things. Therefore, I can neither fully work for him, nor properly rest. And if I’m offline on the train, then no matter what laptop I have with me, it’s usually easier for me to read a book with a Kindle or listen to cached music from my phone.

That is, to everyone who says “a Chromebook without the Internet turns into a brick”, I have this question: does the other laptop not turn at all? What are you all doing that you don’t need internet for days on end?

I mainly use my laptop for light tasks suitable for a browser. I think on another laptop I would also do them in the browser. And I don’t know how then, in the absence of the Internet, another OS would help me.

Myth 4: Chromebooks are cheap, low-powered devices

It is often assumed that all Chromebooks have very poor performance. So no matter how you support Linux applications, the system is still not suitable for serious tasks.

This myth is not entirely unfounded. Indeed, since Chromebooks are often bought as a simple surfboard, many of them are simple and cheap. But to consider all Chromebooks like this is already a delusion, because there are also noticeably more advanced ones.

Let’s say my Pixelbook has 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. And in general, it is “premium”: thin, light, with a high screen resolution, high-quality assembly. Feels like a MacBook Air, but it’s cheaper.

But the processor is weak: such a thin laptop was made without a cooler at all (as in the same Air) and therefore with a low-power Intel CPU. Well, Google is now doing its own Arm processors – if you get something like the M1, it will be great.

And not everyone knows, but in addition to Chromebooks, there are also “Chromeboxes” – nettops on Chrome OS. Since there are fewer problems with cooling than laptops, if you wish, you can also find a model with Core i7 among them.

If you need 64 gigabytes of RAM – perhaps Chrome OS is not enough for you. But reducing the entire system to “budget junk for schoolchildren” is also wrong.


Myths destroyed, what now? What constructive conclusion can you draw for yourself? How to understand if Chrome OS is right for your tasks and whether to consider it when buying a laptop?

There is an experience of IT people who tried to use the system as the main one. For example, Android developer Juhani Lehtimäki is such an innovation enthusiast that back in 2019 he tried to do this and described the results. They turned out to be: “Now the system is still not ready for such use, but it is actively developing, and should become ready later. I’m leaving for Linux for now, but I’ll be back.”

Also, the system seems to be suitable in cases where you need not an IDE for work, but just a code editor and / or a console.

Wireless charger mats: 24 Best Wireless Chargers (2023): Pads, Stands, iPhone Docks, and More

Опубликовано: July 29, 2022 в 4:36 pm


Категории: Miscellaneous

EarFun Wireless Charging Pad

Buen producto

By Fernando Farfan Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2022

Color:Black | Verified Purchase

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Value Proposition

By MyStoneyBaby Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2021

Color:Black |

I bought this charger directly through Earfün’s website a month or so ago as part of a promo. Didn’t have high expectations for it, but it is extremely good! It’s very solid and quite substantial feeling plus it charges faster than any of my other Qi chargers. The status LEDs are done just right, not too bright but you definitely know they’re there. If you’re looking for a wireless charger, get this one. I’m about to purchase several more. You can find them for $10 from time to time if you’re patient enough. Show Full Review

Phenomenal charger

By Malco H. Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2022

Color:Black | Verified Purchase

This wireless charger is hands down the best one I’ve used. Its super powerful i can charge both my iphone 11 and galaxy s21 in their cases and on a stack of 8 credit cards in between and it still charger like a champ. It doesn’t heat up my devices either slightly warm which is normal for wireless charging. Usb-c not micro, light weight and feels like good quality, the anti slip is awesome, looks great geels great, light are not bright and wont be a bother at all. Show Full Review

Funktioniert einwandfrei

By ᗪE ᒪᑌ᙭E Reviewed in Germany on January 13, 2022

Color:Black | Verified Purchase

Das Ladepad ist mit allen meinen EarFun TWS In-Ears kompatibel, ebenso lädt es mein iPhone XS problemlos auf.

Die Ladeanzeige leuchtet während des gesamten Ladevorgangs durchgehend grün. Es gibt kein störendes Blinklicht; bei Nichtbenutzung des Ladepads ist keine LED aktiv. Die beiden LED sind an der seitlichen Geräteunterseite gegenüber zueinander angebracht. Dies gewährleistet die Sichtbarkeit der Ladeaktivität, ungeachtet der Positionierung. Zudemist diese Lösung im Vergleich zu rundum seitlich beleuchteten Pads sehr dezent.

Die Geräteunterseite weist eine ringförmige Gummierung auf. Dieser verhindert Rutschen des Pads am Tisch etc. besser als punktuelle Aufsätze. Die Geräteoberseite ist durchgehend und wirksam strukturiert gummiert.

Ob Schnellladen funktioniert, hängt vom jeweils verwendeten Charger/ Ladegerät ab; dazu unbedingt die Leistungsanforderung von Ladegerät und zu ladenden Geräten abgleichen!

Sauber verarbeitet, einwandfreie Funktion, preislich angemessen. Show Full Review

Funktioniert perfekt

By JP Reviewed in Germany on December 21, 2021

Color:Black | Verified Purchase

EarFun Wireless Charger, Qi-zertifiziert maximal 15W funktioniert perfekt mit meinen kompatiblen Geräten. Als Stromquelle nutze ich einen Standard-USB2.0 QualcommQuickcharge Anschluss 5-12 V/18W Anschluss zum Schnelladen (Galaxy S21 ca. 2 Stunden von 10 % bis voll). Das Gerät funktioniert aber auch mit USB2. 0 5V/2,4A Standard-Anschluss, dann halt viel langsamer. Die Wärmeentwicklung hält sich in Grenzen. Ich habe den Wireless Charger zusammen mit den EarFun Kopfhörern gekauft, da war er fast gratis mit dabei (amazon black week). Ich bin sehr zufrieden. Show Full Review

ALTI Wireless Charging Desk Mat- Journey

No more clutter!

No more clutter!

The reversible ALTI features an in-built wireless charging panel that fast-charges your smartphone and earbuds at the same time. Pull open the ALTI to stow paper and notes to remove clutter further.

Wireless Charging for phones and earbuds.

The ALTI’s detachable charging panel wirelessly delivers up to 15W to your phone. You can also simultaneously charge AirPods or any other earbuds that accept wireless charging.

Wireless charging for phones and earbuds.

Attaches magnetically to either side.


Attaches magnetically to either side.

Plush felt and vegan leather.


Plush felt and vegan leather.


Hideaway documents.

Hideaway documents.


Protect from spills.


Protect your desk from spills.

Wide Compatibility

iPhone 12/13/14

Wireless Charging iPhones

AirPods Pro 1/2

AirPods 2/3

(wireless charging case)

Samsung Galaxy

Wireless Charging Android Phones

Galaxy Buds

Wireless Charging Earbuds

What’s Included

  • Innovative modular design integrates wireless charging for phone and earbuds
  • Reversible design with a hideaway for your stray paper and notes
  • One side is premium vegan leather and other side felt
  • Hideaway to keep stray notes and paper
  • Modular fast wireless charging unit for phone and earbuds that attaches magnetically
  • Flexibility to use and place the wireless charger as required on left or right side
  • Input: USB-C
  • Output:
    – Wireless Charger (MagSafe Compatible)- 15W(Max)
    – Earbuds/AirPods/AirPods Pro – 5W
  • Product Dimensions: 370mm (W) x 780mm (L) x 4mm (D)
  • Color: Black or Light Grey
  • Weight: 55g
  • Package Contents:
    • 1 x ALTI Wireless Charging Desk Mat & Wireless Charging Pad
    • 1 x USB-C Cable
    • 1 x User Manual

Q: Can the desk mat be washed and how to clean them?

A: The desk mat is splashproof. But please do not machine wash the mats, to clean- you can use a mild soap with water, and a microfiber towel to wipe off any mess.


Q: Is the mat waterproof?

A: The surface-treated vegan leather side is water resistant and won’t leave stains with spills.


Q: Will it work well with an optical mouse?

A: It will work well with an optical mouse as it has a smooth and seamless surface on both sides. 


Q: Can you charge Android phones on the charging mat?

A: Yes, the modular charging side is Qi compatible and can charge all wireless charging compatible phones.


Q: Will an overheating laptop damage the desk mat? 

A: No, the desk mat is made with durable materials and is designed to sustain heat emitted from laptops and other electronics.


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Keeps me organized

I love my charging desk mat! The clean look makes me want to keep my desk uncluttered. I also love having my phone charging while I’m working at my computer without wires crossing every which way.

Took a chance, won the lottery!

I searched high and low for a new desk pad after ordering some new desks. After countless days of searching, I found Journey pop up a few times in my search. I read other’s reviews and decided to take a chance and just go ahead and order. Thankfully I made the right choice. This pad is amazing, perfectly suits my needs as I’m a graphic designer. The side charge pad is nothing short of perfection. If you’re on the wall about ordering one, jump off, it’s time to go on a Journey!

Love love love it!

Great Product

Had this desk mat for a few weeks now. Absolutely love it, would recommend


Absolutely the best. I never have to worry about a dead phone again!


Apple is developing a new wireless charging mat. It will be able to charge the iPad

Bloomberg news agency is one of the most reliable sources of information about what Apple is working on. Only Apple itself is more reliable. And even if the agency’s message contradicts “perfectly accurate information” from other sources, it deserves attention. Apple did not stop developing the multi-device wireless charging mat in October 2020. Mat larger than is not called AirPower , but this is, according to an anonymous Bloomberg source, its successor. Because of what the development of AirPower and AirPower 2 was stopped in 2019 and 2020, one can only guess (there are plausible versions), but these problems seem to have been solved.

Wireless charger for tablet? Why not

Bloomberg’s massive leak of top secret information from Apple last week focuses on the future of the iPad. The design of the iPad Pro will change in 2022 for the first time since 2018. The back side of their cases will be made of glass. Like the iPhone X and iPhone 8/8+, the first Apple smartphones to support wireless charging. And why else would they change aircraft-grade aluminum alloy to glass?

History repeats itself. In iPad Pro 2022, in addition to the universal Thunderbolt / USB 4 connector, there will be another way to charge batteries: wireless charger .

In September 2017, along with the iPhone X and iPhone 8/8+, the ill-fated AirPower was also announced. Will AirPower 2 be introduced with the 2022 iPad Pro? Wireless charging is still not widely used on tablets. Charger developers, as a rule, do not take into account the needs of tablets. Apple will be first again.

Apple making AirPower 2?

The universal charger (for iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods cases and iPad Pro) is handled by several teams at Apple. For the iPad Pro, among other things, they are also developing a MagSafe option. Not only devices are in the works, there are several of them (early prototypes?), but also the methods of wireless charging themselves. Not only the inductive method, but also others are investigated. Including even less efficient, but much more advanced methods of energy transfer. Contactless . Motorola and Xiaomi have already demonstrated them, Apple seems to be lagging behind.

The AirPower project was closed because Apple could not solve the problem with overheating. AirPower 2 is exactly the wireless charging mat. Classical.

How much AirPower costs

The marginal cost of this device has already been determined. It is not disclosed – it is top secret information. But it is known that AirPower 2 will cost about 250 dollars . According to rumors, the developers of the first AirPower could not cope with its overheating. The option with a forced cooling system was abandoned. In AirPower 2, they tried to solve problems with the power of artificial intelligence, using the Apple A11, but this option did not meet the given cost price. What really happened to them is unknown.

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iPad Pro Reverse Charge

According to Bloomberg, the 2022 iPad Pro will feature reverse charge . In other words, he will be able to share the energy stored in it with the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods placed on his body. In 2019, there were rumors that this feature would appear in the iPhone 11. Work in this direction was carried out, but apparently due to some serious reasons, this feature was blocked in the iPhone 11 before its sales began. In fact, the support of this feature would turn the iPad Pro into the same “wireless charging mat”.

I've heard the funny story before: AirPower 2 is iPad Pro 2022 .

A professional tablet can be equipped with the most advanced wireless charging system and the ability to share its battery with other devices, but without a compatible wireless charger, this will not make sense.

AirPowerUpdate iOS and Apple devicesApple presentation

charge your iPhone wirelessly

Wireless chargers have taken over and we can’t be happier. We don’t have to worry about tangled or broken contacts. We no longer need to carry charging contacts or converters with us wherever we go, which is something I love. But my desk looks overwhelmed with my laptop, my devices, mouse, mouse pad, chargers and everything.

I recently came across this fantastic gadget called a wireless charging pad that works as a mouse pad as well as a wireless iPhone charger.

To say that I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. I was shocked by this device and thought why not bring it all to you. In today’s accessories roundup, I’ve listed the top 10 wireless charging mouse pads compatible with iPhone X, XS Max, XS, XR, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

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  • Corsair
  • Gaze Pad
  • Mad GiGa
  • Reinforce
  • ProCase
  • 9007 0 Jalaso

  • Cell_Bro
  • Harsele
  • Supreme Style

#1. iPhone effortlessly while playing or working on your laptop. This gaming mouse pad is all you need on your desk. The Corsair Wireless Charging Mat lets you charge any QI-certified device easily and wirelessly.

The mouse pad also comes with USB Micro-B, Type-C and Lightning QI charging adapters that allow you to charge almost any other wireless/mobile device. You can also charge your gaming mouse if it is compatible with wireless charging. There is also a built-in LED indicator to show the charging status for your comfort and convenience.

USP: LED charge status indicators

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#2. Gaze Pad not wirelessly connected iPhones by simply placing them on the mouse pad. The Pad Gaze comes with 3 coil technology instead of a single coil which gives you access to a wider range of charging area.

It has a smooth and elegant texture as well as a large / large surface area to work or play effortlessly while your phone is charging on the other side of the mat. The mouse pad comes in 4 super chic colors to personalize your device. The panel also comes with two built-in USB-C ports to adapt to your desk’s physical setup.

USP: 3 coil technologies

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# 3. Mad GiGa

The mouse is equipped with a high-performance wireless charger that can quickly charge your smartphones. You can place your wireless charging compatible iPhone on the non-metal protective strip for convenient use of the mouse pad along with the charger.

This cool gadget also comes with 9 trendy adjustable lighting modes that you can set to suit your mood. Not only does it have these cool lights, but it can also be folded up according to your convenience, which I suppose is a pretty good feature for storage and carrying purposes.

USP: this can be rolled up as per your convenience.

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#4. Reinforce

Get the most out of your devices by investing in this decorative looking wireless mouse pad that is illuminated by bright colored LED lights. The technology used in this mouse pad ensures that you don’t lose your time or expertise by going wireless. While some wireless chargers tend to charge your device rather slowly, this one makes it much quicker and faster.

Wireless charging also supports charging QI-enabled mice, making this device a very competent tool among all its competitors. The colors of the LEDs can be changed to suit your game mode, or you can simply choose any of the default settings.

USP: LED lighting

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#5. 10W, which will really quickly charge your phones. This mouse pad is really everything you need to have on your desk to make your office look elegant and smart. This extra long pad can charge your phone, doubles as a mouse pad, and can hold a keyboard and a cup of coffee.

Definitely a win-win if you ask me. Getting down to the technical details of this gadget; This mouse pad comes with overheating, overcurrent, overvoltage protection, etc. to protect your iPhones, mice and keyboards.

USP: Extra Long Mat

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#6. Avoid the habit of spilling drinks on the table, which can end up ruining or damaging your devices. But that would be a worry of the past with this highly functional waterproof wireless charging mouse pad. It comes in 2 different color options, Chic Black and Classic Brown.

The mouse pad is made of high quality PU leather, making it waterproof and water repellent. This useful gadget not only supports all QI-compatible devices, but also supports QI-compatible wireless charging cases.

USP: Waterproof

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#7. – Compatible devices wirelessly with Pout Hands 3 Wireless Mouse Pad. Multiply your usage mouse pad with this gadget.

With a sleek design, multiple color options and chic finishes, this wireless charger with mouse pad is a must-have on your office desk. Fast wireless charging compatibility provides 5W, 7.5W and 10W output power, allowing you to charge your devices at a much faster speed without any damage.

USP: design that fits all office situations

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# 8. Cell Bro

Featuring a built-in mobile stand, this Cell_Bro mouse pad takes your mouse pad to a whole new level. This wireless charger will charge your phones up to 2* faster than traditional chargers. But you will need to buy another attachment if you want to activate fast charging.

This charging mat is the perfect combination of fashion and functionality. While the mouse pad gives it a very professional look, it also tops the feature department with its QI compatibility.

USP: fast charge

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#9. Harsele

With CE, FCC and RoHS standard your smartphone will be protected from overheating, overvoltage, short circuit, overload, overcharging with with this fantastic wireless charging mouse pad. Let this mouse pad do its best for your smartphone, just put your iPhone on the charging station and don’t worry about damaging your phone.

Spacious premium leather surface, dustproof, waterproof, scratch-resistant, anti-slip EVA base that keeps the mouse pad on the surface and ensures stable charging and good mouse movement are some of the key features of this mouse pad.

USP: anti slip

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#10. 5mm TopStyle Wireless Charging Mouse Pad for iPhone with QI Compatibility much stronger and more reliable. The extra large design of this gadget provides enough space for all types of keyboards and mice, professional gaming or office work purposes.

Color customizable lighting for a distinctive look, 7 single color display modes, 3 slow color change modes.

Best stick vacuum for carpet and hardwood: Wyze Cordless Vacuum Review –

Опубликовано: July 28, 2022 в 4:36 pm


Категории: Miscellaneous

8 Best Stick Vacuums of 2023

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Best Overall Stick Vacuum Cleaner

LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Best Overall Stick Vacuum Cleaner

LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

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$750 at Amazon$1,002 at Walmart$964 at Home Depot

Credit: LG

  • Tower store tools, empties the dust cup and charges both batteries
  • Comes with two batteries
  • Can wet mop and buff floors
  • Expensive

LG thought of everything when it designed this CordZero All-in-One Stick Vacuum system. In the GH Cleaning Lab, we loved the performance and ease of use of the earlier version of this vacuum, and now that we’ve tested the auto-empty tower, we love it even more — so much so that we gave it a 2022 Good Housekeeping Best Cleaning & Organizing Award.

Anyone who has a bagless vacuum knows that emptying it is a messy job, but LG was the first company to innovate a way to both compress the dirt in the cup and for the vacuum to empty itself. Simply set it back into the caddy and let the auto or manual suction open the canister and pull the debris out and into a disposable bag that you remove and toss when full. This fully-featured system comes with two batteries, a scrubbing attachment with washable and reusable microfiber pads for wet mopping and an array of tools that stash neatly inside or hang from the tower so nothing gets misplaced. We found the three suction levels suitable for cleaning a variety of flooring types and the controls intuitive and informative.

Though it is our most expensive pick and heavy if you want to move it, one of the testers on our panel said it best when she raved, “I found a new love, and it’s a vacuum cleaner!”

Weight ~6 lbs.
Run time Up to 120 minutes (claimed for two batteries)
Telescoping wand Yes
Removable battery Yes
Charging caddy Yes
HEPA filter Yes
Attachments Universal power nozzle, crevice tool, 2-in-1 combination dusting tool, power mops with two sets of pads, mini power nozzle

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Best Value Cordless Stick Vacuum

EUREKA Stylus Lightweight Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Best Value Cordless Stick Vacuum

EUREKA Stylus Lightweight Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

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$185 at Amazon

  • Flexible neck provides swivel steering
  • Converts to a handheld vacuum
  • Short run time

If you have lots of obstacles like furniture, organizers and houseplants to clean around, this Eureka is a great choice at a great price. Its flexible neck provides swivel steering and its big wheels and light weight — it’s just over 6 pounds — allow you to easily maneuver around objects without missing a step. In our tests, we found it super easy to assemble and use, and we like that the top-mounted dust cup keeps it out of the way so the vacuum head can better reach under low furniture.

Other standout features include headlights, three cleaning modes, fingertip controls and an easy-empty dust cup. Its performance was impressive, especially on bare floors and low-pile carpets and when picking up pet hair, though its run time is shorter than other models now available. A relative of one in-home tester exclaimed, “It drives like an Audi,” and went home to purchase one!

Weight 7.15 lbs
Run time Up to 30 minutes (claimed)
Telescoping wand No
Removable battery Yes
Charging caddy Wall mounted
HEPA filter No
Attachments Floor nozzle, crevice tool, dusting brush

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Best Cordless Stick Vacuum for Pet Hair

Dyson V15 Detect Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Best Cordless Stick Vacuum for Pet Hair

Dyson V15 Detect Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

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$635 at Amazon$690 at Walmart$750 at Home Depot

Credit: Dyson

  • Laser on the bare floor head makes dust easier to see
  • Converts to a handheld vacuum
  • Battery can be removed and charged separately
  • Comes with a unique tool for pet hair
  • Doesn’t include a second battery

Dyson’s Detect vacuums are some of the coolest. Dirt, pet hair and dust bunnies can’t hide from this vacuum with its innovative laser beam on its bare floor fluffy roller attachment. Simply turn it on to shine an angled beam of light directly in front of the vacuum to illuminate and nab the microscopic dust that other vacuums miss.

In our tests, we were amazed. Specks and particles that were invisible in regular light — like those in the corners of stair treads — came into clear view when the laser hit them. And just in case you were wondering exactly what it’s picking up, the colorful display shows the amount and size of the particles it’s grabbing along with run time, power level and maintenance alerts. The only thing that would have made it better is having a second charged battery waiting in the wings.

Like all Dyson vacs we’ve tested, it’s fully featured with powerful suction and great filtration, and lots of useful attachments, including a unique cone-shaped tool that picks up pet hair and spirals it into the bin without tangling. The innovations in this vacuum were so impressive that we selected it as a winner in our Good Housekeeping Best Cleaning Product Awards.

Weight 6.8 lbs.
Run time Up to 60 minutes (claimed)
Telescoping wand No
Removable battery Yes
Charging caddy Wall mounted
HEPA filter Yes
Attachments Two floor nozzles, crevice tool, hair screw tool, combination tool, mini soft dusting brush, stubborn dirt brush

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Most Stylish Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Samsung Bespoke Jet Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Most Stylish Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Samsung Bespoke Jet Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

$899 at Amazon$767 at Walmart

  • Has a sleek, slim charging stand that also empties the vacuum
  • Includes a second battery
  • Recharges quickly
  • Accessory caddy must be plugged in separately

Who says a stick vacuum can’t be pretty? The Samsung Bespoke Jet Cordless Stick Vacuum has a charging and emptying station that when placed in a corner of a room might just pass for a high-tech air purifier or audio speaker. And when set into the stand, the vacuum rests discreetly behind it. The vacuum begins charging as soon as you place it into the stand and empties when you press the button on the front. Like with other self-emptying vacuums, you change the bag inside once it’s full. We found that in most cases the dirt canister emptied almost completely leaving behind only a few stray hairs that had wrapped around the filter. The Bespoke is available in misty white, midnight blue and woody green.

But, this Samsung is not just about good looks. In our tests, we found the suction powerful and the three cleaning modes — min, mid and max — suitable for cleaning any type of flooring we encountered. And while it comes with a backup battery, one battery had enough charge to almost get us through vacuuming all the floors in a 2,000-square-foot home. The controls are easy to navigate and the display on the handle tells you how many minutes of battery life you have left on all suction settings. The attachments are handy and include an extending crevice tool and a bendable elbow that makes it easier to clean high, flat surfaces, like ceiling fan blades and bookcase tops. Our only qualm is that the accessory caddy, though easy to carry, must be plugged in separately to charge the extra battery so you’ll need access to another outlet.

Weight 6.8 lbs.
Run time Up to 60 minutes (claimed)
Removable battery Yes
Charging caddy Wall mounted
HEPA filter Yes
Attachments Two floor nozzles, crevice tool, hair screw tool, combination tool, mini soft dusting brush, stubborn dirt brush

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Most Innovative Stick Vacuum

Miele Triflex HX1 Stick Vacuum

Most Innovative Stick Vacuum

Miele Triflex HX1 Stick Vacuum

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$450 at Amazon$599 at Walmart$460 at Sur la Table

Credit: Miele

  • Transforms into three positions for every vacuuming need
  • Lifetime HEPA filter never needs washing or changing
  • Stands upright on its own when the power unit is near the base
  • Other models include more attachments and a second battery
  • Heavier than some

Never have we seen a stick vacuum as innovative and adaptable as the Miele Triflex. Most stick vacuums can be used in two configurations — upright and handheld. But the Miele can transform into a third design. With the motor, battery and dust cup (the power unit) placed up top, it works like a traditional pole vacuum, making it easy to reach under low furniture or (without the floor nozzle) up high to clean ceiling moldings and light fixtures. But there’s more! Move the power unit — and the weight — down by the nozzle and it’s now easier to push and maneuver across bare floors, areas rugs and carpets. Finally, detach the power unit completely and use it as a handheld for stairs, upholstery and other above-the-floor cleaning needs.

In our Good Housekeeping Seal testing, we noted strong suction and great cleaning performance across all flooring surfaces. Though heavier than other vacuums we’ve tested, it was easy to use with features like fingertip controls, battery indicator lights, a bright headlight on the wide floor nozzle and a lifetime HEPA filter that never needs washing or changing. The battery offers up to 60 minutes of run time depending on the attachment, power setting and surfaces you are cleaning.

Weight 14.05 lbs.
Run time up to 60 minutes (claimed)
Telescoping wand No
Removable battery Yes
Charging caddy Yes (for battery only)
HEPA filter Yes
Attachments Floor nozzle, upholstery nozzle, crevice tool, dusting brush

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Best Stick Vacuum for Hardwood Floors

Dyson Omni-Glide Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Best Stick Vacuum for Hardwood Floors

Dyson Omni-Glide Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

$450 at Target$400 at Walmart$450 at Home Depot

Credit: Dyson

  • Lightweight and very easy to maneuver
  • Lays flat to clean under low furniture
  • Converts to a handheld vacuum
  • Omnidirectional head
  • Dual fuzzy rollers
  • Includes charging dock
  • Doesn’t stand on its own
  • Runtime is shorter than others
  • Small dust bin

Cleaning the fine dust from hard floors, especially wood, is so much easier with this Dyson Omni-glide. The dual soft fuzzy rollers let you pick up dirt whether you push or pull it, and the omnidirectional head cleans quickly in any direction — even sideways. It impressed our Lab experts with how easily it maneuvers around obstacles like table legs and how it fits perfectly on a stair tread for speedy side-to-side cleaning. It has powerful suction and whole-machine filtration to trap at least 99.7% of dust and allergens.

Weighing in at less than 4.5 pounds, its super low-profile head (just over 3.5 inches tall when laid flat) goes where others can’t, such as beneath low couches to grab difficult-to-reach dust bunnies. We love that it transforms easily into a slim handheld vacuum with just one click and is simple to operate with just two thumb-operated buttons. Other features include a dust bin that opens from the bottom, washable components and an unobtrusive wall-mounted charging dock. Just be careful if you lean it against a wall. It will likely fall over, and you don’t want it to nick or damage your furniture.

Weight 4.18 lbs.
Run time Up to 20 minutes (claimed)
Telescoping wand No
Removable battery No
Charging caddy Wall mountable
HEPA filter No
Attachments Soft roller head, combination crevice tool

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Best Basic Stick Vacuum

Bissell Air Ram Cordless Stick Vacuum

Best Basic Stick Vacuum

Bissell Air Ram Cordless Stick Vacuum

$268 at Amazon$268 at$430 at Overstock

  • Wide brush roll and large back wheels for easy operation
  • Handle lays flat for ultimate extension under furniture
  • Lab runtime of 37 minutes
  • Collapses for easy storage
  • Doesn’t convert to a handheld vacuum
  • No attachments

This vacuum could almost pass for an upright with its wide brush roll and large back wheels. In our tests, it ran for an impressive 37 minutes on a single charge and was one of the quietest vacuums we tested. If you only want to clean floors and are looking for an effective, easy-to-use vacuum without a lot of bells and whistles, the Bissell AirRam is a solid choice.

The handle can lay flat on the ground, making it easier to vacuum under furniture and in tough-to-reach places, and it collapses, too, making storage easier. Headlights in the front let you see fine dirt and debris that needs picking up, and the removable dirt bin makes clean-up a breeze. Our only qualms were the slight drag we felt when we pulled the vacuum backward and that there are no attachments.

Weight 7.7 lbs.
Run time Up to 40 minutes (claimed)
Telescoping wand Yes
Removable battery Yes
Charging caddy No
HEPA filter No
Attachments None

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Best Cordless Stick Vacuum for Small Spaces

Shark WANDVAC System Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Best Cordless Stick Vacuum for Small Spaces

Shark WANDVAC System Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

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$158 at Amazon$260 at Walmart$280 at Tractor Supply Co

Credit: Shark

  • Very lightweight
  • Takes up little storage space and converts to a handheld vacuum
  • Charges on a freestanding caddy
  • Comes in several colors
  • Small dust cup

Shark is known for its versatility in vacuum design, and this WandVac is a perfect example. Easy to assemble and slim in stature, the WandVac is ideal for quick spruce-ups without all the fuss larger vacuums can require. The top section houses the hand vacuum, dust cup and controls and is barely wider than the wand below. It comes with a rotating brush floor nozzle and a charging stand with a small footprint that’s easy to tuck out of sight. You can charge it in two pieces side-by-side on the dock or piggyback the handheld section onto the wand. And there’s even a spot to hold the combination crevice/duster tool.

In our tests, we found it lightweight and comfortable to hold. The controls are easy to use and the dirt cup, though small, flips open at the press of a button and the dirt drops neatly out. It has impressive pickup on bare floors and rugs and even has a button to boost the power for deeper cleaning when you need it. Like the Dyson above, this skinny mini impressed us so much that it also won a Good Housekeeping Best Cleaning Product Award.

Weight ~2. 1lbs.
Run time Over 12 minutes in testing
Telescoping wand No
Removable battery Yes
Charging caddy Freestanding
HEPA filter Yes
Attachments Floor nozzle, duster/crevice tool with brush, pet multi-tool

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How we test cordless stick vacuums

No one vacuum is the perfect choice for every cleaning need, so we usually recommend keeping several styles in your cleaning arsenal, and a stick vac should certainly be part of the mix. The GH Cleaning Lab is constantly testing vacuums of all makes and models, and because there are new ones coming to market all the time, we continually update our reviews, including robot vacuums, handheld vacuums, vacuums for pet hair, vacuums for hardwood floors and budget-friendly vacuums under $100. Add this to the hundreds of hours we’ve spent testing uprights, canisters, robots and more, and it’s safe to say we know our vacuums.

In our last category test of stick vacuums alone, we collected 890 data points from 12 vacuums. Currently, we’re testing 20 cordless stick vacuums in the GH Cleaning Lab, and we will update this story with those results when ready.

When we evaluate a stick or any vacuum, we base our tests on ASTM International standard test methods. As members of this voluntary standards-making organization’s F11 Vacuum Cleaner Committee, we meet twice yearly with engineers and experts from the industry to discuss, develop and update the vacuum cleaner testing methods we all use. A major part of Good Housekeeping’s role on this committee is to make sure these standards are relevant to how everyday consumers actually use vacuum cleaners and their experiences with them. Our stick vacuum testing includes evaluations for:

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✔️ Performance: We evaluate how well each vacuum removes “pet hair” by evenly spreading industry-standard rayon fibers that simulate and cling like actual pet hair over the surface of a carpet. Each vacuum is passed over the carpet the same number of times and what’s left behind gets scored. In a similar fashion, we assess how well the vacuum picks up large and fine particles of debris (like rice, dry oatmeal and gritty sand) from hard flooring like vinyl and how closely it cleans along edges. Because these vacuums are getting better at deep cleaning, we’re also using our custom-built automated machine to measure how much embedded dirt they remove from plush carpeting.

✔️ Ease of use: Because a vacuum must not only perform well but also make cleaning less of a chore, we weigh how heavy it is and measure the run time for battery-operated models both with and without the attachments. We assess how comfortable it is to hold, how convenient the controls are to access and how easy the dust cup is to clean and empty.

✔️ Sound: We test our models for quietness with the help of Quiet Mark, a global certification organization that aims to reduce noise pollution. They measure the noise output of each model for us.

✔️ Features: We note and test any unique features such as whether or not it has a battery charge indicator, a brush roll control button or extra tools and attachments.

✔️ Consumer experience: Finally, we recruit consumer testers to rate the vacuums’ maneuverability on bare floors and carpets, around corners and under furniture. They also test the ease of removing the dust cup or bag and the ease of operating the vacuums’ controls.

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What to look for when shopping for the best cordless stick vacuums

✔️ Corded vs. cordless: Corded vacuums work nonstop so there’s no downtime and no need to recharge the battery. The downside is that you are tethered to an outlet and can only roam as far as the length of a cord. Cordless vacuums run on batteries and today’s lithium-ion batteries have more power and last longer than the nickel-cadmium batteries of older models — some up to as long as 60 minutes. On some models, the battery pack itself can be removed for charging which allows you to simply plug in only the battery and store the rest of the vacuum out of sight. Keep in mind that manufacturers report battery run time without any attachments, which is, honestly, not how people clean. Once you add the rotating brush or another attachment that requires power, battery run time goes down. Don’t be surprised if the battery doesn’t last as long when you are cleaning as is claimed on the box.

✔️ Floor type: Stick vacs work best cleaning bare floors, low-pile rugs and surface-cleaning carpets, and those that convert to a hand vac or have hand vacuums on board can also clean upholstery, stairs and even the car. For bigger jobs, like deep cleaning a whole house with multiple rooms, deep-pile carpets and a mix of hard and soft surfaces, you may prefer a full-size upright or canister vacuum. But a good stick vac can certainly suffice, especially if you are in a hurry.

✔️ Brush roll: A rotating brush roll is important to have to help remove dirt that’s settled down into the tufts of area rugs and carpets. Brush rolls also help collect debris on bare floors but can sometimes cause debris to scatter and should only be used if they’re soft enough not to scratch your floors. If you are vacuuming only bare floors, a stick vacuum with a soft, fluffy rotating brush roll is your best bet. Some of the newest stick vacuums, like our LG and Samsung picks, now have power nozzles that combine a rotating brush with a soft roller for a universal head that works on all flooring types.

✔️ Convertibility: Having one vacuum that does double duty is always a bonus. For that reason, virtually all stick vacs can either be converted to a handheld vacuum by popping off the motored top or removing the handle — or they come with a separate handheld unit that snaps directly onto the body of the stick vacuum. Both the handheld and stick vacuums operate with the same motor, so they charge (and run down) at the same time. The handheld versions are great for cleaning upholstery, stairs, the car and for quickly picking up dry spills off a bare floor.

✔️ Storage space: Because they are slim, stick vacuums take up less storage space than full-size vacuums, but most don’t stand up on their own, especially those with heavy motors on top. For this reason, most come with and snap into charging brackets that you can mount to a wall. Others may have bases that you set the stick vac onto to keep it upright for storage and charging. The newest models have storage systems that even automatically empty the vacuum’s dust cup when you place it inside for less mess. Whichever type you choose, we recommend looking for one with a stand that also holds any attachments so everything’s neatly stored in one place. Some come with retractable or foldable handles to take up even less precious closet space.

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Why trust Good Housekeeping?

Carolyn Forté has tested and reviewed hundreds of vacuum cleaners, carpet cleaners, mops and other major (and small) home appliances as executive director of Good Housekeeping’s Home Care and Cleaning Lab. She oversees all testing done in the Cleaning Lab and recently tested all of the handheld, stick, upright and canister vacuums that were submitted for consideration in the most recent Cleaning and Organizing Awards. She is an active member of the ASTM Committee on vacuum cleaners and chairman of the consumer information sub-committee.

Carolyn Forté

Home Care & Cleaning Lab Executive Director

Carolyn Forté brings more than 40 years of experience as a consumer products expert to her role as executive director of the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Home Care and Cleaning Lab. Using deep analytical testing and writing expertise in appliances, cleaning, textiles and organizational products, she produces cleaning and home care advice for GH, has authored numerous books and bookazines for the brand and partners with the American Cleaning Institute to co-produce the Discover Cleaning Summits. She holds a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences from Queens College, City University of New York.

Best cordless stick vacuum in 2023, tested by editors

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What’s in this guide

  • Best cordless stick vacuum for pet hair and deep carpet: Dyson V11 Animal

  • A great affordable cordless stick vacuum: Bissell IconPet

  • Best cordless stick vacuum for smaller jobs and smaller spaces: Shark Wandvac Cordless Stick Vacuum

  • How we tested

  • Other cordless vacuums we tested

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Today’s cordless stick vacuums are a far cry from their bagged, corded ancestors. They’re compact, lightweight and impressively powerful — powerful enough to tackle most jobs around apartments or smaller homes, even challenging tasks like vacuuming up pet hair.

For the past two months, we put seven cordless stick vacuums highly rated by professional reviewers and everyday users to the test. We assessed performance, suction power, ease of use and battery life. And since finding the best vacuum for pet hair is always on our minds, we gave our five pets — two dogs and three cats — full reign of the house and then got to work, sucking up pet fur, cat litter and pine needles, along with all the dirt and debris that’s left behind on a daily basis. We found three great stick vacuums for any kind of floor, and for jobs large and small.

Dyson V11 Animal

Best cordless stick vacuum for pet hair and deep carpet

With impressive power and the ability to tackle cleaning tasks on surfaces ranging from high-pile carpet to hard floors, the Dyson V11 Animal is the most capable cordless stick vacuum we tested.

$565 at Walmart

$580 at Amazon

Bissell IconPet

A great affordable cordless stick vacuum


A great performer on multiple surfaces, the Bissell IconPet does a solid job on multiple surfaces. It’s not as powerful or simple to empty as the Dyson, but a smaller power unit and dustbin make it easier to use in a handheld configuration.

$397 at Amazon

Shark Wandvac Cordless Stick Vacuum

Best cordless stick vacuum for smaller jobs and smaller spaces


Lightweight, maneuverable and with the easiest to use convertible handheld attachment of all the vacuums we tested, the Shark Wandvac is great for smaller homes or quick cleanups.

$200 at Amazon

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If you’ve ever used a Dyson vacuum (or anything that Dyson makes, really), you’re probably not surprised to see that the Dyson V11 Animal came out on top. This stick vacuum is an absolute powerhouse that made easy work of everything we threw at it. It performed equally well on high- and low-pile area rugs and carpets, and all types of hard floors — vinyl, tile and hardwood. The swivel head and lightweight body — it weighs in at 6.68 pounds — also made it easy to move around the room.

The swivel head was especially impressive on carpets and area rugs. No animal fur, dirt or dust escaped the V11 Animal. It sucked up so much debris from our living room rug that we were as embarrassed as we were impressed by the results.

The V11 Animal has three modes — Boost, Auto and Eco — that you can easily cycle through with the touch of the button located on the LED screen. The vacuum defaults to Auto, which was plenty powerful for most of our needs, but the Boost mode was helpful for pulling dirt and heavier debris, like cat litter, out of plush carpet.

The screen has a battery monitor that gives you a rough estimate of how much battery life is left. In theory, the Dyson V11 will give you 60 minutes of continuous runtime on a full charge, but in reality, the usage drops down to 30 to 45 minutes when you’re using it on Auto or Boost, the latter of which sucks up the most juice. The 0.2-gallon (or 0.76-liter) dustbin was one of the most generously sized in our testing pool, and though it made the V11 Animal one of the bulkier cordless sticks we tested, we’ll gladly take a little bit of bulk to have to empty it fewer times.

Aside from the main high-torque cleaning head, the Dyson V11 comes with four additional attachments — a combination tool, dirt brush, crevice tool and mini motorized tool — none of which are especially revolutionary, but they served their specific purposes well. You can swap out the main brush head for each attachment, or remove the wand portion altogether and use the V11 Animal as a handheld. It’s a bit bulky and heavy in this application, but we found it convenient for vacuuming couches, cat towers and the car.

There were only two minor things we didn’t love about the Dyson V11 Animal. The first is that the power button operates on a trigger mechanism, meaning you have to continuously hold it down as you vacuum. We would have preferred to just switch it on and go but, on the plus side, the trigger mechanism makes it easy to shut it off quickly. The second — common to most of the cordless sticks we tested — is that it doesn’t stand on its own. If you’re using it around the house as part of your weekly chores and don’t return it to its dock right after using it, you have to lean it carefully against a wall or lay it down on the floor.

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The Bissell IconPet got the job done on all types of floors and effectively sucked up everything from pet hair to pine needles from carpeted surfaces and smooth vinyl flooring with ease. It had slightly less suction power overall than the Dyson V11 Animal, so we found ourselves kicking it up into high gear more often, but it’s a capable cleaning tool on any surface.

On the highest setting, it formed a seal on carpets and rugs that helped pull up all types of debris, from lighter-weight pet fur that sat on top of the rugs and upholstery to heavier cat litter that we sprinkled into the plusher carpets.

The design is similar to the Dyson, with the power unit situated on the top of the machine. Like the Dyson, it has three power modes that you can toggle through with the touch of a button on the handle. The swivel head is a bit clunky, but it was easy enough to maneuver, and it lies down flat and easily reached under our coffee table and couches. It weighs in at around 7 pounds.

The Bissell IconPet comes with two attachments — a dusting brush combination tool with an LED light and a motorized brush roll tool that’s specifically designed to pull pet fur out of upholstery. As with the Dyson, you can attach the tools directly to the power unit and use the vacuum as a handheld. Since the dustbin is almost 50% smaller, it was a lot less bulky and convenient to use in this configuration.

However, the dustbin was also part of the reason the Bissell IconPet earned the runner-up spot. It’s smaller than the Dyson V11’s and filled considerably faster, which meant more pauses to empty it. It also wasn’t as convenient. You have to manually remove it from the vacuum and manually pull out the filter to empty it, which makes the overall process a bit messier, too.

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While the Shark Wandvac Cordless Stick Vacuum requires a little more effort, this vacuum made easy work of cleaning up debris from every type of floor, save for on high-pile carpet, where it required multiple passes. It has a smaller dustbin than our other recommendations, so it isn’t suited to large homes or big cleanups, but its hidden feature — it incorporates Shark’s highly regarded Shark Handheld Wandvac as its power unit — makes it a contender for anyone who wants a multipurpose cleaning tool for smaller spaces.

The Wandvac only has one power mode, but that was enough for most of our needs. It doesn’t have the power of the Dyson and Bissell models we tested, and occasionally, we needed to do a few passes on extra dirty spots, but, overall, we were impressed at how well this vacuum picked up fur and pulled pine needles out of carpet.

At 2.1 pounds, it’s the most portable and lightweight on the list, so it was easy to bring from floor to floor and to maneuver around the room and under furniture. It operates on an effortless swivel and lies down flat to reach under couches, the bed and other furniture.

To access the hidden Shark Handheld Wandvac, you just pull down on two release levers — there’s no reconfiguration of attachments required as is the case with the Dyson, Bissell and other competitors. Before trying this vacuum, we already owned a Shark Wandvac Handheld and it has been one of our favorite household cleaning tools. It’s small and maneuverable, and lets you get into tight spaces where the competition is too bulky to go.

The Wandvac Cordless Stick comes with a freestanding charging base which adds another layer to convenience. Unlike the Dyson and Bissell models, you don’t have to install the docking station on the wall, so you can easily move the vacuum from room to room without the need to reinstall the charging station.

One annoyance is that the dustbin release button is located directly below the power button. While the mechanisms are different — the power button is a push button and the dustbin operates on a toggle switch — we felt the close placement was a design flaw, and it’s way too easy to accidentally open the dustbin instead of turning the vacuum on or off. And since the dustbin can open while it’s attached to the vacuum and in use, we ended up with debris all over the floor a few times.

Overall, if you’re looking for a less-expensive lightweight stick vacuum for quick cleanups and could use a great handheld for tight spaces, the Shark Wandvac is a solid choice.

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After scouring online user and professional reviews and product specifications, we chose seven stick vacuums to test. Each of the seven models are marketed toward users with pets. We decided to go this route because these vacuums are typically more powerful than other models, and they’re versatile too — they all come with upholstery tools that you can use even if you’re not plagued by pet fur everywhere.

We rated each vacuum on setup, different aspects of design like maneuverability and dustbin size and overall performance, considering things like suction power, effectiveness on different floor types and battery life.

  • Each vacuum arrived in some degree of disassembly, so we lightly factored the setup process into our ratings. Because this is something you only have to do once, we didn’t weigh it too heavily, but we did consider whether or not any of the models were especially difficult to put together.
  • Ease of use/maneuverability: How easy was it to use the vacuum in different areas of the house? Part of the benefit of a stick vacuum over an upright is that they’re more convenient to use. We considered how well the vacuum swiveled and moved, how much it weighed and whether the design allowed it to reach under furniture and into tighter spaces. We also considered if the vacuum glided smoothly over carpets and hard floors or if it got stuck or pulled.
  • Dustbin size: The size of the dustbin determines how often you have to stop and empty the vacuum canister. With a lot of pets, smaller dustbins can fill up quickly, so we factored this into our testing.
  • Ease of emptying: In addition to the size of the dustbin, we considered how easy (or difficult) it was to empty the canister. Was the process automatic, or did it require us to get our hands a little dirty? The answers helped us narrow down our top picks.
  • Suction power: Suction power was one of the most important factors in our ratings. We tested the main brush head and each attachment on pet fur, cat litter, pine needles and the regular daily dirt and debris that inevitably get dragged into the house when you have two humans and five animals living there. We took note of the suction power when the dustbin was empty versus full, and whether a full dustbin negatively impacted the suction power. We also paid attention to battery life and noted whether or not suction power started to diminish as the battery drained.
  • Effectiveness on different floor types: We tested each stick vacuum on four types of floors — carpet/rug, tile, vinyl and hardwood — using pet fur, cat litter and pine needles and took note of the performance as well as maneuverability.
  • Effectiveness on different pile heights: In addition to testing on different types of floors, we tested each vacuum on high-pile (very plush) carpet, a medium-pile area rug and a low-pile area rug.
  • Effectiveness on various surfaces: Since all of the vacuums came with targeted attachments aimed at vacuuming different surfaces, like stairs and upholstery, we tested how well they worked and how convenient they were to use. We vacuumed couches, cat towers, car seats and a mattress.
  • Battery life: How much use we could get out of a single charge. One major perk of stick vacuums is that they operate on a battery, so you’re not tethered to the wall by an electrical cord. We timed how long each battery lasted on different power modes in between charges and factored this into our results.

This multi-tasking vacuum plus steam mop is Eufy’s first foray into premium cleaning products — under its new MACH subgroup. The V1 Ultra not only saves you a ton of time, but it packs in a ton of high-end features that will make you almost enjoy cleaning. However, at $700, the V1 Ultra is an investment, though we appreciated that this cordless stick vac was easy to store and didn’t take up too much room in our home. But, at nearly 13 pounds, it’s not as easy to take it out to clean up just a simple spill. If mopping isn’t as important to you, you might be better off with the Dyson V11 Animal; it’s half the weight, easier to maneuver and carry from room to room and has accessories for cleaning carpets, bedding, blinds and other household areas. If you frequently vacuum and mop the floors in your house, you’ll save a lot of time and elbow grease with the super productive Mach V1 Ultra.

You can’t really compare the Dyson Omni-Glide directly to the other models we tested. It’s optimized for hard floors, and on those surfaces this vacuum’s performance is unmatched. It has two brush bars that are covered in soft nylon and engineered to pull both larger debris and finer particles, like dust, off hard floors. It effortlessly sucked up clumps of fur, pine needles and random dirt off tile, hardwood and vinyl floors without ever losing suction power or getting tangled.

The cleaner head is omni-directional, meaning it rotates 180 degrees, or any which way you turn it. This makes it the easiest to maneuver out of all the vacuums on the list (and all the vacuums we’ve ever tried). It glides smoothly over hard floors and gets right into corners, thanks to the brush head’s rectangular shape.

The main downside is the size of the dustbin. It has a 0.05-gallon capacity, which translates to just under a cup. This is fine for quick touch-ups, but it filled up fast with five animals running around the house. The good news is that it’s easy to empty. It has what Dyson calls a “point and shoot” mechanism. Basically, you press a button, push down on the handle and the dirt and debris eject into the trash can without you having to get your hands dirty. If there’s a lot of pet fur in the dustbin, you might have to assist the emptying by pulling it out but for the most part, it’s pretty hands-free.

To be clear, because of the special brush rolls, this vacuum will only work on hard floors and does not effectively clean on any type of carpet, but if that’s what you need, get it now.

The Miele Triflex HX1 Cat & Dog performed similarly to the Bissell IconPet, but ultimately fell short for two reasons: It’s considerably more expensive (it is even more expensive than the Dyson V11 Animal) and wasn’t as easy to maneuver under couches and furniture. But it has some interesting design features along with similar suction power and performance that may make it worthwhile if you like the options it offers

There were some standout features, though. The Miele Triflex HX1 Cat & Dog can be set up in three different configurations — power unit on top, power unit on bottom and handheld — a feature that’s exclusive to this model. It also adjusts the roller head and suction power automatically when you transition from carpet to hard floor, so you don’t have to fumble with manual settings. It was the most visually appealing of the bunch and it stands on its own, which seems like a minor detail but comes in really handy during use.

All in all, if you don’t mind shelling out the extra cash, you’ll likely be just as happy with the Miele Triflex HX1 Cat & Dog as you would the Bissell IconPet.

The Tineco A11 Tango has a design that’s almost identical to the Dyson V11 Animal, but it fell short of that model and others in terms of suction power. It was able to pull pet fur, cat litter and pine needles off hard floors and plush carpets, but it required more passes than the top picks. It also has a shorter run time — 40 minutes on a full charge compared to the 60 minutes of the others.

The pros are that it’s extremely lightweight and easy to maneuver — it weighs just 5.3 pounds — and it had the quietest operation of the bunch, even on the highest of its three settings.

The Hoover Onepwr Evolve Pet is a fairly impressive machine that you can nab for a fraction of the price of the other models. While it gives off more of an upright vacuum than a stick vacuum vibe, it is cordless and works well on all types of flooring, though it struggles a little bit on really plush carpet. There are three settings — carpet, hard floor and no brush roll — that you can toggle through manually, and each does a decent job of sucking up all types of debris off various floor types, although high-pile carpet took a few passes.

We think the Hoover Onepwr Pet is a good choice for smaller living areas or homes that only have low-pile rugs or hard floors.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailers’ listed price at the time of publication.

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Which vacuum cleaner is best for wooden floors?

ZEK E-22

This is the ultimate wet and dry carpet and hardwood vacuum and is incredibly useful if you have a variety of surfaces in your home. The main benefits of using this cleaner are

Ideal for both hardwood floors and carpets

Known for its amazing cleaning power as it can handle both dry and wet dirt.

Offers an easy to use and safe cleaning experience

It’s wireless and has an amazing battery life.

Includes 4 l clean water tank and 6.5 l dirty water tank.

While this is the best thing you can bring home today, there are other products you can consider.


This is an amazing wet and dry vacuum cleaner that can be used on both hardwood floors and carpets. Let’s take a look at the benefits of this amazing vacuum cleaner.

It is very light and easy to handle.

It will not damage the material and keep it in its original form for many years.

It can clean the brushes automatically, which means you don’t have to clean it by hand every time you clean your house.

It can also display room temperature and ambient humidity.

ZEK K-12

This is one of the best carpet cleaners that is ideal for thick carpet surfaces and can also clean parquet floors effectively without any danger.

It will pamper your precious carpet and parquet.

This is a brush, washer and suction cup at the same time to offer you a complete cleaning experience.

It is extremely handy and easy to handle.

All of the above products are the best hardwood and carpet vacuums you can bring home today. Not only are they stylish, they also have amazing performance and high suction speed to remove any particles of dirt or debris from the surface.

How to use the hardwood and carpet vacuum cleaner?

When our production team designed these amazing vacuum cleaners, the team members took care to design them with an easy to use interface so that you don’t have to face any dangers when using them. For example, if you buy a ZEK E-22, you will see that the machine is designed so that you can easily figure out which button can do what. You will understand with which button you can wash, brush or suck. This easy-to-use interface makes it the best vacuum cleaner for carpets and hardwoods. You will also receive a guide for further inquiries, and in addition, our customer service managers are always at your service to help you when you need them. Like ZEK E-22, all of our products are extremely easy to handle and provide a hassle-free, thorough cleaning. Thus, we can say with confidence that you do not need to worry about the rules of use, since we have designed these vacuum cleaners with your preferences in mind. We know that user friendliness is a priority.

Place an order today through our website or call us directly at +86-13584869089. We have an amazing customer support team.

Get Zek’s best carpet and hardwood vacuum cleaner

Zek offers the best carpet and hardwood vacuum cleaner that can be used for a variety of applications. With this device, you do not have to buy several pieces of equipment for parquet and carpet.

Cleaning is very important for both wood floors and carpets. That’s why we offer the best hardwood and carpet vacuum cleaner that you can use to clean your floor and carpet surface. This versatile vacuum cleaner sucks up all those tiny dust particles as well as bacteria and viruses from both the parquet surface and the carpet surface.

Zek’s best for carpets and hardwoods.

Our E-22 Multifunctional Scrubber Dryer is the best carpet and hardwood vacuum cleaner you can take home to clean floors and expensive carpets. This amazing vacuum cleaner will not only clean surfaces and rid your home of dust, but it will also keep your hardwood floors and carpets looking pristine for a long time. This is the best carpet and hardwood vacuum cleaner that cares for your floors and carpets, keeping them looking pristine for years to come.

We understand your requirements and that’s why our manufacturers have created the best parquet and carpet vacuum cleaner so you don’t have to buy different equipment for cleaning parquet and carpet surfaces.

A clean home is a must and not all vacuum cleaners can clean safely. The E-22 is the best vacuum cleaner for carpets and hardwoods with high suction power and speed. The brush power of this hardwood and carpet vacuum cleaner is 200W. This is the best carpet and hardwood vacuum cleaner that can be used for commercial cleaning as it comes with a 4L clean water tank and a 6. 5L dirty water tank. This hardwood and carpet vacuum cleaner can best suit your residential and commercial cleaning needs.

In addition to its stunning appearance, this hardwood and carpet vacuum cleaner has some impressive features. As the best vacuum cleaner for carpets and hardwoods, it can easily clean almost any surface without any danger. The most impressive part of this best parquet and carpet vacuum cleaner is that you won’t need an outlet nearby to operate this parquet and carpet vacuum cleaner as it comes with a 104,000mAh rechargeable battery. This battery capacity also makes it the best vacuum cleaner for carpets and hardwoods.

Not all vacuum cleaners can handle both carpets and hardwoods, but this is a wet and dry hardwood and carpet cleaner that can handle both dry and wet messes.

If you’re worried about whether the vacuum cleaner will damage hardwood floors, let me tell you that this amazing vacuum cleaner is the best hardwood and carpet vacuum cleaner that won’t damage hardwood floors at all. Instead, he takes care of him.

Why is it the best vacuum cleaner for carpets and hardwoods?

This is the best vacuum cleaner for carpets and hardwoods because of its amazing benefits.

It is charged with removable water tanks and is easy to move on casters. In addition, its high power and impressive suction speed also make it one of the best parquet and carpet vacuum cleaners.

Buy the best wood floor and carpet vacuum cleaner today from Zek

Our best carpet and hardwood vacuum cleaner has been expertly tested and has passed all quality checks. Get this amazing multi-purpose vacuum cleaner at a reasonable price from Zek with our fast and efficient service. We’ve made the best carpet and wood floor vacuum cleaner for you so you can safely clean your home or retail space.

Best Upright Corded Home Vacuums 2023-2024

While you may not be able to mop floors and steam carpets as often, vacuuming regularly is a must. A high-quality upright vacuum cleaner will cope with the dust, dirt and debris that accumulate in all areas of your home. The best upright vacuums are compatible with multiple types of flooring, are relatively lightweight, and come with a variety of attachments, including your favorite crevice tool for cleaning room edges and getting into hard-to-reach corners.

Through our extensive testing, we have purchased more than 50 vacuum cleaners and tested them in the laboratory and at home. To evaluate effectiveness, we sprinkled hair, popcorn and cereal on hard floors and carpeting. We evaluated each vacuum cleaner’s maneuverability, ease of emptying, noise level and overall cost.

The best upright vacuums for cleaning your entire home, proven by our practical tests.

What to look for when buying an upright vacuum cleaner


While most vacuums will work on all surfaces, some vacuums are more suitable for certain materials. In particular, there are vacuum cleaners that do not work well on carpets or are designed only for hardwoods. Others pick up debris on hard floors and are better suited for a carpeted home.

You should carefully read the product description and specifications for your choice and familiarize yourself with the practical tests we have carried out in the laboratory. While the product may be advertised as being suitable for both floors and high pile carpets, testing will show you where the vacuum really excels.

Ease of use

Maneuverability is an important factor when choosing your vacuum cleaner model, especially with medium-heavy upright vacuum designs. Many of the vacuums in this roundup feature the latest swivel head technology that allows them to easily move around tight corners and under pieces of furniture.

However, the design of the handle and the size of the dust container can also affect the usability of the vacuum cleaner if it is too heavy or clumsy to move large pieces of furniture in a confined space.


When viewing options, also pay attention to the weight of the vacuum cleaner. Upright models usually weigh between 6 and 8 kg, although lighter or heavier ones can be found.

Heavier vacuum cleaners are often more powerful, but they can be bulky. You may have trouble carrying them up stairs or from room to room.

In comparison, lighter models are easy to maneuver and useful for cleaning stairs, shelves, curtains, and other hard-to-reach surfaces, but may have smaller dust containers or weaker suction.

Hose and attachments

When buying a vacuum cleaner, it is important to make sure you have the right attachments. The most common attachments include upholstery brushes, pet grooming tools, crevice tools, stair tools, and extension nozzles. They help your product be more effective at cleaning hard-to-reach areas of your home or areas where fur and dust accumulate. With these devices, you can clean everything from baseboards and toilets to bed frames and window sills.

Always suck up dirt and debris before deep cleaning. For example, before cleaning the refrigerator, we always vacuum first to clear it of debris. This makes cleaning so much easier! You will be able to effectively clean the debris if you have a lot of attachments on hand.


Not only should your vacuum cleaner deliver instant and impressive suction power, it should also deliver long-lasting suction power throughout your entire home and continue to use it for many years from the date of original purchase.

No matter which upright vacuum cleaner you choose, you must ensure that your model has the right suction power, airflow and agitation system to properly clean certain types of flooring in your home to meet your cleaning needs.

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Best Overall: Karcher FC 5 (1.055-400.0)

What We Like

  • Strong suction effective on all surfaces
  • Easy to set up, maneuver and empty
  • HEPA filtration
  • Acceptable price

What we don’t like

  • Relatively noisy

In our testing of the upright vacuum cleaner theme, we found that this model is easy to assemble, easy to maneuver and picks up dirt and debris effortlessly. Even the roller was easy to clear of hair after our litter tests.

We were impressed with its overall power and performance, as well as its sleek and solid construction.

This vacuum cleaner passed our debris tests with flying colours, and we were impressed with the suction through floor types and furniture upholstery. While this vacuum cleaner is louder than many upright vacuums we’ve tested, we think it’s a fair compromise in terms of the cleaning power it offers.

The weight of this machine may seem unwieldy on stairs, but this is true of many upright vacuum cleaners. In addition, the included attachments and swivel steering gear are a good counterbalance to the weight.

In our testing, we had no problem moving the vacuum cleaner from carpet to hard floor and back, and around and under furniture. We love that it comes with a cleaning path, a retractable hose up to 3.5 meters long, and handy attachments including a crevice tool and an upholstery tool. The compartment can also be raised for increased reach (although we didn’t take this into account in our testing).

We also appreciate the included HEPA system, which captures dust, fine particles and potential allergens. The volume of the dust container is 0.9liters, which means fewer emptying cycles.

And speaking of emptying the dustbin, it’s easy too – just place it over the trash can, release the latch and your mess is gone. Ultimately, this upright vacuum is easy to use, efficient and effective, especially given its fair price, and we think it’s fantastic for a wide range of households.

Best Budget: Tefal Steam Revolution Vacuum Cleaner VP7751WH

What we love

  • Strong suction on all floor types
  • Efficient tips with smart storage
  • Relatively quiet operation
  • Easy-to-clean wastebasket

What we don’t like

  • Not as easy to maneuver as our “best overall” choice
  • Brush roller hair must be removed by hand

For families on a budget, we recommend the Tefal Steam Revolution VP7751WH bagless upright vacuum cleaner with HEPA Media filter. While we rated its agility and portability slightly lower, we were impressed with this model’s impressive suction and ability to handle all kinds of debris.

It is also relatively quiet for an upright model.

In our testing, the Tefal Steam Revolution VP7751WH bagless upright was particularly effective on high pile carpets, although it also works well on tile, medium pile carpet and hardwoods. The swivel head is easy to maneuver around the room and blends in nicely with carpet and hard floor.

In our tests, we were able to double the amount of debris left by the vacuum nozzle with the detachable handle – and we found the process to be smooth and efficient. The efficiency of the vacuum cleaner on upholstery was also high; for this we used a slotted tool which is easy to attach and use. We also like that the attachments are stored right on the machine.

Once you’re done, the dust bin is easy to empty. You simply remove the bottom cover of the bin and gravity takes care of the rest.

Cleaning the brush roller was a bit tricky and we decided to use a ripper to detangle the tangled hair. (Alternatively, you can remove the entire brush roller with a screwdriver to clean it.)

The last curiosity we encountered is that the manual states that there is a high and low speed, however, as far as we could tell , we had one worker. However, no machine is perfect and at such a low price, we think this machine is worth it.

Best Elite: Dyson Cinetic big ball animalpro 2 (CY26) vacuum cleaner

What we like

  • Powerful model from popular brand
  • Incredible suction power
  • Sucks up hair without tangling
  • Unique, effective tips

The Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner is a solid investment as it has proven to be effective on both hard and carpeted floors and on a variety of carpet levels from lint-free to high pile carpet.

It has incredible suction power and is easy to maneuver around furniture. Despite the fact that in vertical mode the vacuum cleaner did not reach the corners completely, it took a quick pass with nozzles to clear debris.

The vacuum cleaner comes with four unique attachments: a tangle-free turbine tool (great for picking up hair), combo brush, ladder tool and pet grooming tool. Using the attachments, we found the vacuum cleaner to be excellent for cleaning upholstered furniture.

Another impressive feature is that the machine is designed in such a way that the hair is completely trapped in the dust container, instead of wrapping around the brush roller like many other machines – a big plus for pet owners (and people with long hair too).

The vacuum cleaner provides HEPA filtration, another added benefit for pet owners and anyone looking to reduce allergens.

Like many other upright vacuums, this machine is a bit heavy and not ideal for stairs (where, again, these attachments come in handy).

This is an impressive vacuum cleaner, especially considering its performance on different types of floors and smooth hair handling.

Better Handling: Kitfort KT-5157-3 Upright Steam Cleaner

What We Like

  • Swivel head handles twists and turns well
  • Roller brush equipped with separate on/off mechanism
  • Easy emptying of the dust container

“Maneuverability” and “handling” are relative terms when it comes to upright vacuum cleaners (especially if you are used to portable or stationary models).

But in the case of this model, we emphasize how smooth this machine is to drive. While bulky like most upright vacuums, you only really notice its weight when you walk around furniture or corners. The swivel head is also handy for making turns and curves, and even reaching for chair legs.

In terms of efficiency, it works well on all types of floors. We enjoyed experimenting with different suction levels and attachments, as well as when and how to use the brush roller, which has a separate on/off mechanism.

We also appreciated the ladder lift function and we think the removable compartment and extra coverage will come in handy for removing cobwebs or cleaning dusty ceilings.

Remarkably, the bin is also easy to remove and empty. After our testing, there was still plenty of room left in the dust bin, which is a good sign that it will last through regular house cleaning as well (depending on your vacuuming habits, of course).

Best performance: STARWIND SSV9 vacuum cleaner550

What we love

  • Bags enable contactless disposal
  • HEPA filter system
  • Acceptable price

What we don’t like

  • Replacement bags sold separately

This model boasts powerful suction and a sleek and durable design.

In our tests, it cleared debris off the floor in just two passes and removed hair from our easy chair in two strokes. Although it’s a little bulky and requires a bit of elbow grease to move up stairs, this upright vacuum does a good job of cleaning carpets, hard floors and upholstered furniture.

Ultimately, not everyone gravitates towards a bagged vacuum cleaner.

But even if you’re used to the (now more common) bin, you probably won’t have a problem emptying this vacuum cleaner’s bags, as you can throw them straight into the bin without coming into contact with the suctioned debris – a privilege for everyone, but especially for allergy sufferers or sensitive people. Speaking of allergens, we also appreciated the HEPA system, which captures dust, fine particles and potential allergens.

The vacuum comes with a 25-foot power cord so you don’t have to use multiple outlets to clean the same room.

We also love that it has a 15-inch cleaning channel, up to 8-foot retractable hose, and handy attachments including a crevice tool and a pet brush.

Ultimately, this bagged upright vacuum cleaner is easy to use, efficient and effective, especially considering its lower price.

Questions and answers when buying an upright vacuum cleaner

How long do upright vacuum cleaners last?

Upright vacuum cleaners last approximately eight years. Heavy or incorrect use or lack of maintenance will most likely shorten the life of the model.

Be sure to maintain your vacuum cleaner regularly to potentially prolong its life. The model you choose may also be covered by a warranty covering repairs.

Use any finish to keep your machine running for a long time.

Are upright vacuums good for bare floors?

While upright vacuums are not known to have the power or delicacy to effectively clean all bare floors, many brands have gone a long way to ensure multi-surface suction brush rollers are compatible.

The first step to determine its effectiveness on hard floors is to check the type of brush roller on your vacuum cleaner.

Some upright vacuum cleaners will have a brush roller with bristles that mixes dirt and debris to increase suction power, while others will have microfiber rollers that prevent hair from tangling.

However, if you’re particularly concerned about picking up debris from hard floors or scratching your hard floors in your pursuit of a clean home, look for a brush with an adjustable brush roller and multiple settings for different types of flooring.

What is the difference between an upright vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner?

Upright vacuum cleaners are a very traditional type of vacuum cleaner.

They often have a bin or bag next to the floor head and a bulkier design to match their increased suction power.

Handheld vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, are often equipped with a dust collector at the top of the handle. They have a much thinner profile, making them lighter, easier to maneuver and perfect for reaching hard to reach places in your home.

While both are effective at cleaning multiple surfaces—carpet, hardwood, vinyl, and laminate—upright vacuums are not as versatile. They can only clean with brush heads and hoses and often do not penetrate furniture well.

In addition, handheld vacuum cleaners can be more gentle in their application.

However, if you want to clean your entire house, a big mess, or carpet that needs more agitation, an upright vacuum is a proven choice.

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The condition of the TV can be determined by how the LED backlight lights up.

There are two types of models in the series: the model in which the LED lights up according to [Touch Response], and the model in which the TV status is indicated by the LED light (LED light model).
How they light up depends on the setting of [Settings] – [Device Settings] – [LED Indicator].
For more information on where the LEDs are located and how they light depending on the settings, see below.

If the menu has [Tap response]

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Voice function LED

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Touch Response LED

Lights up or flashes white when the TV is turned on, when receiving signals from the remote control, or when updating the software using a USB storage device.
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The innovative Slim Backlight Drive analyzes the image and distributes the backlight intensity. With this technology, you get amazing picture quality and an incredibly thin screen.

How the Slim Backlight Drive™ system works

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Best sub for a car: Best Car Subwoofers For 2023

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Best Car Subwoofers (2023 Guide)

Subwoofers are complicated by nature, so choosing the best car subwoofers for your drive can be a time-consuming process. As full-time auto enthusiasts and part-time audiophiles, our review team has spent countless hours researching, comparing, and reviewing car subwoofers.

You’ve likely heard of popular audio brands like Kicker, Alpine Electronics, and Kenwood. But these companies make up only a small portion of the audio equipment on the market. After thorough research, our team formulated a list of the top five car subwoofers available.

If you know exactly what size subwoofer you want, we recommend checking out our reviews on:

  • Best 8-Inch Subwoofers
  • Best 10-Inch Subwoofers

Car Subwoofers Buyers Guide

There are a variety of factors that are worth considering prior to purchasing a new car subwoofer. Some are more obvious than others, such as whether a specific speaker system would fit in your vehicle or a subwoofer’s power output. Below are some of the more overlooked aspects of car subwoofers.

Types Of Subwoofer Cones

While polypropylene cones are predominantly found in most subwoofers, there are a surprising number of materials that this specific part of a speaker system can be made from. Below is a list of the different types of subwoofer cones.

  • Treated paper: This is one of the most common materials used to construct a subwoofer cone. As paper is lightweight, it has the fastest response time as a moving unit. However, a layer of coating is applied to make the cone more durable.
  • Polypropylene: By far the most common material used to make a subwoofer cone, polypropylene is lightweight but more rigid and durable than paper.
  • Aluminum/magnesium: Commonly found in speakers and amps, aluminum and magnesium are actually best utilized within a subwoofer due to their high pitch resonance.
  • Kevlar: Most commonly used in bulletproof vests, this material is undoubtedly durable. Kevlar®’s biggest benefits are its lightweight, flexible, and strong properties.
  • Carbon fiber: Carbon fiber is usually found on a performance bicycle, but it works well as a subwoofer cone. This is due to the material’s durability, toughness, and flexibility.

Number Of Voice Coils

There are two different options when it comes to voice coils: single voice coils and dual voice coils. Each has its benefits and drawbacks.

  • Single voice coil: A single voice coil consists of one piece of copper wire wrapped around the former. This type of voice coil uses one negative and one positive terminal.
  • Dual voice coil: A dual voice coil consists of two pieces of copper wire with two positive and two negative terminals. The main difference between this type of coil compared to single voice coils is that it allows more wiring and customization options for your speaker system.

5 Best Car Subwoofers

  1. Best Features: Rockville RW10CA
  2. Budget Pick: MTX Audio Terminator Series TNE212D
  3. Rich Bass: JBL BassPro 12
  4. Most Powerful: Skar Audio EVL-1X12D2
  5. Rockford Fosgate P300-12T

Our Review Standards

To select the subwoofers featured in this buyers guide, our team first combed through dozens of resources such as DIY mechanic and auto enthusiast forums, audio-specific websites, and reviews from online retailers. We pay particularly close attention to quality reviews and recommendations that highlight the customer service support, build quality, materials, and overall reliability.

We also factored in the quantity and quality of online retailer reviews from websites such as Amazon. We looked at factors such as standout customer reviews, prices, meaningful superlatives, and discount shipping eligibility.

Why You Can Trust Us

Since 2020, we have published over 200 auto product reviews in an effort to make shopping for auto products easier. Our team of writers, editors, researchers, and product experts collaborates to thoroughly vet top products. We try to perform in-house testing on real vehicles whenever possible before making our recommendations.

When testing is not feasible, however, our aim is to make your life easier by doing all the online research for you and presenting that research in the form of easy-to-read product comparisons and buyers guides, rather than outright recommendations. For more information on our testing methodology and how we evaluate every product, check out our methodology page here.

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#1 Best Features: Rockville RW10CA

Chosen by our review team as our Editor’s Choice pick, the Rockville RW10CA is a market-leading 10.0-inch subwoofer. It has a power output of 800.0 watts peak and 200.0 watts RMS (root-mean-square) with an impedance of 2.0 ohms. With an adjustable input sensitivity and a built-in subsonic filter, this subwoofer has impressive features.

The Rockville RW10CA has a frequency response of 20.0 Hz to 150.0 Hz and a sensitivity of 90.0 dB. You can trust that this car subwoofer is as powerful as it claims to be, as this model of Rockville subwoofers is CEA-2006 compliant. CEA-2006 testing is voluntary, and the Consumer Electronics Association independently tests products to ensure they have accurate ratings.

Key Features

  • Cost: Around $160
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • Built-in subsonic filter
  • Adjustable input sensitivity

What Customers Are Saying

Amazon Review Score: 4. 4 out of 5 based on over 1,200 ratings

Reviewers are impressed with the bass sound and the car speaker’s frequency range. Many reviewers note the ease of installation for such a high-quality sound system.

#2 Budget Pick: MTX Audio Terminator Series TNE212D

Made from medium-density fibreboard (MDF), the MTX Audio Terminator Series TNE212D is built to last. This car subwoofer has a frequency response of 10.0 Hz to 150.0 Hz and an impedance of 2.0 ohms. Featuring a sealed enclosure designed for optimal venting, this subwoofer won’t overheat. The power handling of the speaker setup is superb, with a max of 1200.0 watts and a 400.0-watt RMS power.

Featuring a 2.0-ohm voice coil, this model of the Terminator Series has a rubber surround and polypropylene cone. It should be noted that the car subwoofer features a single voice coil, as it is not clearly labeled in the product description. Additionally, the MTX Audio logo is present on the dust cap. The frequency response of the subwoofer is between 37. 0 and 150.0 Hz.

This is also a moderately-priced subwoofer and a good option for those looking for a quality audio option that won’t break the bank.

Key Features

  • Cost: Around $150
  • 1,200.0 watts max
  • Rubber surround
  • Polypropylene woofer cone

What Customers Are Saying

Amazon Review Score: 4.4 out of 5 based on over 6,000 ratings

Reviewers point to the sound quality at low frequencies as well as the big bass that accompanies the subwoofer system. Many reviewers note that the amp doesn’t look terribly impressive, but that it does provide quality car audio.

#3 Rich Bass: JBL BassPro 12

Powered by a polypropylene subwoofer with a built-in amplifier, the JBL BassPro 12 is able to match the woofer performance at 450.0 watts peak power. This car subwoofer is 12.0 inches or 305.0 mm in size, so it’s large enough to create that deafening bass that audiophiles love. When customers purchase this product, they can expect to receive the subwoofer itself, an owner’s manual, and remote control.

The subwoofer has a frequency response between 35.0 and 120.0 Hz so the speaker setup can handle producing a wide range of sounds. Featuring a slipstream port, even at high output levels, this feature eliminates port noise to produce distortion-free bass.

Key Features

  • Cost: Around $235
  • Slipstream port
  • Remote control
  • 450.0 watts peak power output

What Customers Are Saying

Amazon Review Score: 4.5 out of 5 based on over 250 ratings

Some reviewers note that even with a factory head unit, this subwoofer produces such deep bass that it rattles their wing mirrors. Others point to the quality of the ported enclosure itself. Many reviewers are impressed by this high-quality audio subwoofer especially considering its price. Negative reviews complain that the amplifier can overheat when pushed to maximum output.

#4 Most Powerful: Skar Audio EVL-1X12D2

The Skar Audio EVL-1X12D2 features a 2.0-ohm dual voice coil, allowing customers to take full advantage of their amplifier’s capabilities. This car subwoofer has a peak power of 2,500.0 watts and an RMS power of 1,250.0 watts. Additionally, the subwoofer itself is preloaded into the enclosure so you won’t have to worry about a complicated installation process.

A unique suspension design of the EVL series from Skar Audio is a single damper, two-layer spider which allows the subwoofer to produce incredibly responsive and accurate bass. A High-Roll Surround allows this car subwoofer to play low frequencies with ease. Meanwhile, a 166.0-oz double-stack ferrite motor means this subwoofer has exceptional power handling.

Key Features

  • Cost: Around $300
  • High-roll surround
  • Single simper/two-layer spider
  • 166. 0-oz double-stack ferrite motor

What Customers Are Saying

Amazon Review Score: 4.7 out of 5 based on over 250 ratings

Some reviewers point out the bass boost they received after switching their subwoofers to the Skar Audio EVL-1X12D2, while others are simply impressed by this subwoofer’s power handling. Many reviewers note the quality of the sealed enclosure. Negative reviews note that you’ll need a powerful amplifier to truly hear how good this subwoofer is.

#5 Rockford Fosgate P300-12T

Featuring a built-in amplifier, the Rockford Fosgate P300-12T can produce booming bass in any factory or aftermarket speaker system. Additionally, the subwoofer has an adjustable 12.0-dB low pass crossover, on-board phase switch, and onboard adjustable bass boost equalization (EQ). If you purchase this product from an authorized Rockford Fosgate reseller, such as Amazon, your subwoofer will come with a one-year warranty.

For added control over your bass, Rockford Fosgate included a Remote Punch Level Control so you can tweak your speaker system from the comfort of your driver’s seat. The integrated amplifier has Class-D topology for optimized efficiency, while the amplifier itself has 300.0 watts of RMS power. All of these features are housed in an MDF-constructed sealed enclosure for the best acoustical properties.

Key Features

  • Cost: Around $350
  • Remote punch level control
  • On-board bass boost EQ
  • Class-D integrated amplifier

What Customers Are Saying

Amazon Review Score: 4.7 out of 5 based on over 230 ratings

Reviewers mention the straightforward installation process and that there isn’t any distortion even at high volumes. Many like the amp dial included with this subwoofer. Negative reviewers mention issues with the mounting depth and getting the subwoofer to fit in their vehicle due to its shallow mount.

For a high-quality, low-cost audio setup, we recommend the Rockville RW10CA. This 10-inch subwoofer has a decent power output and frequency range that will satisfy even audiophiles. Those looking for something a bit more powerful might opt for the Skar Audio EVL-1X12D2, which can operate consistently at 1,250.0 watts. The JBL BassPro 12 doesn’t offer quite that level of power but features a ported design and high-quality components that produce a rich, booming low-end.

Car Subwoofers At A Glance

Approximate Cost Wattage (RMS) Frequency Response
Rockville RW10CA $160 200 Watts 20Hz – 150Hz
MTX Audio TNE212D $150 400 Watts 37Hz – 150Hz
JBL BassPro 12 $235 150 Watts 35Hz – 120Hz
Skar Audio EVL-1X12D2 $300 1,250 Watts 25HZ – 300Hz
Rockford Fosgate P300-12T $350 300 Watts 35Hz – 150Hz

Best Car Subwoofer: FAQ

*Data accurate at time of publication.

Best 10″ car subwoofers for 2023

by Crutchfield’s

I’ve been to Hollywood, I’ve been to Redwood, I’ve crossed the ocean for great music.

For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by music. I’ve been singing since I was a kid, started playing guitar in 1970, DJed at rave events in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 00s, and did pirate radio broadcasting for several years at the Burning Man festival.

This broad exposure to a wide variety of music and technology taught me a lot about what you need for good sound. I’m here to translate that knowledge into information that will help you choose equipment that helps give you the sound you need. These days, my work is primarily focused on car subwoofers, car stereo installation gear, and pro audio products.

When I’m not writing for the Crutchfield website, I’m playing guitar and experimenting with new effects, traveling out of town for live concerts, spending time in the outdoors, or playing with my cat.

  • Joined Crutchfield in 2014
  • Authored product presentations and articles for the Crutchfield website
  • Completed our thorough in-house Advisor training, learning the details of every type of car audio product we sell
  • Attends dozens of vendor training events each year
  • Earned a degree in Library Information Technology from City College of San Francisco

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In this article, we’ll look at six of our most popular and best-selling 10″ subwoofers:

  1. Rockford Fosgate P2D2-10 — Plenty of punch
  2. JL Audio 10W0v3-4 — Best seller
  3. Kicker 46L7T104 — Low end squared
  4. Alpine S-W10D4 — 600 watts of boom
  5. Kenwood Excelon KFC-XW1041 — Excels in small enclosures
  6. MTX TN10-04 — Big bargain bass

When you’re looking to upgrade your car’s sound, it’s hard to beat a good subwoofer. Whether you want the rich, detailed low end of classical music or the big boom of hip-hop, the right subwoofer/enclosure combo can truly make your music come alive. But in today’s crowded marketplace it can be tough to find the solution you want. That’s why we’ve created this handy guide to some of our most popular 10″ subs.

Shopping for subwoofers

There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re shopping for subs. First, specs matter:

  • The sub’s power and sensitivity ratings tell you well how it handles your signal 
  • The frequency range indicates how low you can go
  • Impedance matches the sub to the power produced by the amp.

Second, you’ll also have to choose the type of enclosure — sealed, ported, or bandpass — that gives you the sound you’re looking for. For more information on those topics, check out these articles:

Car Subwoofer Buying Guide

How to Choose a Subwoofer Box

Our most popular 10″ component subs

In this article, we’ve compiled some of our favorite 10″ subwoofer models. These best-sellers are defintely customer favorites, and we think you’ll be very happy with any of them. Bear in mind, though, that we carry a wide variety of subs that fit any musical taste and budget. Crutchfield’s expert advisors are here to answer your questions and help you find the right sub for your system.

Now, here are six of our favorites.

Rockford Fosgate P2D2-10 — Plenty of punch

When Rockford Fosgate called this series of subwoofers Punch, they weren’t kidding. With a Kevlar-reinforced paper cone and a method of attaching the rubber surround that increases cone area by 25% the P2D2-10 is made to move a lot of air. You can wire this dual voice coil sub for 1-ohm impedance to draw maximum power from your compatible amp, so if you’re looking for hard-hitting bass, this is a good place to start.

  • 300 watts RMS power
  • 600 watts peak power
  • Sensitivity: 84 dB
  • Dual 2-ohm voice coils

These things are awesome. They hit hard. I have so many people blown away when I tell them they are only 10 inch. Great subwoofers.

Crutchfield Customer from Mesa, AZ

JL Audio 10W0v3-4 — Best seller

The 10W0v3-4 is our best-selling 10″ subwoofer, and when you look at the design, it’s easy to see why. JL Audio’s patented technology includes an optimized motor structure and elevated frame design, while the cone is made for extra-long excursion so it turns out deep, low notes. And it’s made to work in small sealed or medium ported enclosures, so you can tailor your system to your space and your taste.

  • 300 watts RMS power
  • 600 watts peak power
  • Sensitivity: 84.07 dB
  • Single 4-ohm voice coil

If you’re on the fence about a sub like this or think that because the price isn’t astronomical that it’s not worth it, you will be missing out on an outstanding sub!

Crutchfield Customer from Herrick, SD

Kicker 46L7T104 — Low end squared

The 46L7T104 showcases Kicker’s commitment to excellence and innovation. The square polypropylene Solo-Kon cone offers more area than a traditional round cone, and its shallow-mount design lets it fit into smaller enclosures to give you big bass in a small space. This sub proves that sometimes it really is hip to be square.

  • 500 watts RMS power
  • 1000 watts peak power
  • Sensitivity: 85.98 dB
  • Dual 4-ohm voice coils

I’m extremely impressed with the quality, sound and performance of this sub compared to other subs I’ve used in the past. If you’re looking for a sub that can be concealed in a small box or area, this is the sub for you!

Crutchfield Customer from Vancouver, WA

Alpine S-W10D4 — 600 watts of boom

Advanced materials give the S-W10D4 the ability to handle up to 600 watts of RMS power. Its Kevlar-reinforced cone stays rigid under pressure, and the specially designed surround gives the cone the freedom of movement to produce great low end tones. And since the sub is shallower than Alpine’s previous models, it can fit into smaller enclosures.

  • 600 watts RMS power
  • 1800 watts peak power
  • Sensitivity: 85.3 dB
  • Dual 4-ohm voice coils

This is a great little sub. This little guy has very tight and accurate bass in my sealed enclosure. Extremely versatile from rap to rock and everything in between.

Crutchfield Customer from Salem, OH

Kenwood Excelon KFC-XW1041 — Excels in small enclosures

Kenwood’s years of audio experience are reflected in their Excelon series of car speakers, and the KFC-XW1041 is no exception. The two-piece polypropylene cone includes their exclusive X-Motif design and a patterned surface for additional rigidity, so you get punchy low end with no slop. And it’s designed to work with enclosures as small as 0.65 cubic feet, making it suitable for more applications than other full-sized subs.

  • 300 watts RMS power
  • 1300 watts peak power
  • Sensitivity: 84 dB
  • Single 4-ohm voice coil

Quality subwoofer. Now my audio sounds the way it should. I couldn’t be happier.

Crutchfield Customer from Clearwater, FL

MTX TN10-04 — Big bargain bass

When a company calls their sub “Terminator,” you know they’re playing for keeps. The TN10-04 includes some features from MTX’s more expensive subwoofers, like their Asymmetrical Linear Drive System’s flat, progressive spider and extended pole piece that drives the cone smoothly. You’ll have to hunt far and wide to find this kind of bass at this kind of price.

  • 150 watts RMS power
  • 300 watts peak power
  • Sensitivity: 85.1 dB
  • Single 4-ohm voice coil

I mainly listen to hard rock/metal so these 10s are perfect for my car. I’m breaking them in so I haven’t really cranked it yet. Don’t really need to because it’s loud enough, LOL. Don’t hesitate buying these. For the price you can’t go wrong.

Crutchfield Customer from Sedalia, MO

Got questions? Chat us up.

Thinking about upgrading the bass on your car or truck? Read our car subwoofer buying guide, and If you have any questions about choosing and installing a subwoofer, our expert car audio advisors will be happy to answer them. Give us a shout.

Popular questions customers ask

The larger the woofer, the deeper the bass. A 12″ sub will play louder and deeper than a 10″ sub. A single subwoofer is all it takes to reinforce your music, but if you’re looking for volume, then two subs are certainly louder than one.

A sealed enclosure will sound tighter and more accurate. A ported (or vented) enclosure makes the bass louder, with more boom, but with a slight loss of accuracy. A bandpass box is a combination of those two designs for even more output in a narrow frequency range.

It’s simple. A subwoofer gives you more bass, reproducing lower frequencies that your other speakers can’t deal with. And subs aren’t just for “bassheads.” Filling out those lower frequencies will make any kind of music sound better. At Crutchfield, we love to see that look of surprise and joy on someone’s face the first time they hear a sub in their vehicle!

First, figure out where a sub will fit. If you have limited space, consider a small powered sub. You’ll be surprised how much bass you’ll get. Also, what are your plans for your sound system? A small sub and amp will work great for adding some bass to a factory radio, but if you have plans to expand your system, go with the biggest sub that’ll fit.

Yes, all subs need an amplifier. Some subs even come with an amp built-in (called “powered subwoofers”), so you don’t have to match the sub to the amp. If you prefer to customize your system, make sure to get an amp that’s powerful enough for your sub. The more bass you want, the more power you’ll need.

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2023 rating of active and passive subwoofers

High-quality acoustics is the dream of many car owners. A real, powerful sounding and literally creepy sound cannot be obtained without a special low-frequency radiator. Car subwoofers are a large segment of products that differ in their operating principles, design and other details of an engineering solution.


  • 1 Rating
    • 1.1 Active
      • 1.1.1 Alpine SWE-815
      • 1.1.2 Pioneer TS-WX210A
      • 1.1.3 Pioneer TS-WX70DA
      • 1.1.4 Mystery MTB-309A
      • 1.1 .5 Ural AS-D12A
    • 1.2 Passive
      • 1.2.1 Pioneer TS-SW3002S4
      • 1.2.2 Alpine SBG-1044BR
      • 1.2.3 Hertz ES 300
      • 1.2.4 Mystery MJB 12
      • 9 0009 1.2.5 Alpine SWR-1542D

Based on the feedback from people who have already bought a subwoofer in a car, we have compiled a rating of “workhorses” that have shown good results. The models included in the top 10 are reliable and, of course, have excellent sound. The listed subs are in different price segments, so you can choose the right product, including focusing on the size of your wallet. If you are planning to create a powerful audio system not only in the car, but also in the apartment, we recommend that you look at the rating of subwoofers for the home.


Active subwoofer is a completely self-sufficient device. All he needs is a power supply and a sound signal. Active type subwoofer includes:

  • rugged housing;
  • large speaker;
  • low frequency amplifier;
  • sound control system.

A good active subwoofer in a car necessarily involves changing the phase offset and cutoff frequency. With their help, you can perfectly fit powerful-sounding bass into the sound image created by multi-point acoustics. To protect the wiring of the car, it is recommended to use additional equipment presented in the subwoofer capacitor rating.

In the range of products on the market you can find a budget active subwoofer, loud, but with a minimum of adjustments. It will not be difficult to buy a premium segment device (automobile), which allows you to adjust the sound of a low-frequency sound emitter in a wide range. If you are limited in space, we recommend that you look at the rating of subwoofers under the seat.

When installing a subwoofer with a built-in amplifier in a car, it is worth remembering that the active type of equipment must have conditions for heat dissipation. Therefore, you should not ignore the recommendations of the model manufacturer when choosing where to put the device. See also subwoofer amplifier rating.

Alpine SWE-815

From 9490 ₽

This product is the best subwoofer for those who need high-quality sound. With a rated power of 100W and an 8″ speaker, the product is installed in the trunk for better cooling conditions. When working, an authentic, juicy and soft bass is formed. It is not flat, heavy-hollowing. This is especially important if the owner of the device has a thin and musical ear.

Pioneer TS-WX210A

From 10990 ₽

This sub is ideal for installation in a limited space. It can be put in the trunk, where there is already a gas bottle. Mounting in the armrest of the rear seats is possible. The manufacturer’s recommended installation location is floor. The sub is closed, not big, but shows 150 watts of rated power with an 8-inch speaker. If you do an overview of the possibilities – this device is intended only to revive the sound picture. Even a simple passive subwoofer with an amplifier will show the best results.

The Pioneer model is small in size, which is especially important when installed in a car. More small models are presented in the compact subwoofer ranking.

Pioneer TS-WX70DA

From 18816 ₽

This sub can be put even in a car with a small trunk. Inside the case are 6-inch speakers with a total power rating of 100 watts. The bass has good saturation and depth. The sound emitters in the system are protected by a stylish grille, it is quite difficult to accidentally damage the speakers.

Mystery MTB-309A

From 5800 ₽

This product is a powerful sub that goes beyond the parameters of its price segment. The device produces 270 watts in nominal mode, has 12-inch speakers. The undoubted advantage is the outputs for external speakers. This will allow you to perfectly fit the sound of the subwoofer into the overall sound picture formed by the acoustics in the passenger compartment without phase shift.

Ural AS-D12A

From 660 ₽

This powerful domestic-made subwoofer is made with high quality, with a durable case glued with sentipon. It is better to put it in a big car. For example, an SUV. The small volume of the trunk and body simply will not allow a device with a rated power of 400 watts to turn around.


The passive subwoofer is a real classic of the genre. These devices are connected to an external amplifier. They are ideal for the car because:

  • emit a minimum of heat;
  • tolerate shock and vibration well;
  • can be mounted in any position.

When the passive subwoofer is running, the temperature inside the case does not rise. As a result, the speaker coil does not overheat, the sound is always clear, with a minimum amount of distortion.

The main disadvantage of a passive subwoofer is the need to purchase an amplifier for its operation. However, this fact can also be viewed positively. Today it will not be difficult to buy an ULF with the necessary characteristics and types of adjustments.

Pioneer TS-SW3002S4

From 6470 ₽

This product cannot be called a complete subwoofer. Actually, this is only a 12-inch woofer with a rated power of 400 watts. However, it is worth noting the low requirements for the working volume. The speaker needs only 8 cm of height at the installation site and 35 liters of the total capacity of the subwoofer case.

Alpine SBG-1044BR

From 6462 ₽

This sub can be called the most adequate purchase for owners of small cars who want to get good sound with little investment. The device sounds great, a 10-inch speaker with a rated power of 150 watts is protected by grilles. The model is a finished product, for which you will have to look for a suitable placement.

Hertz ES 300

From £85.00

This product is a 12″ woofer with a power rating of 350W. It sounds very good, according to the owners, you should not use bridge connection schemes. Installation in a closed enclosure is recommended. The volume is calculated by average formulas. The owner of the speaker will have to make the subwoofer case on their own.

Mystery MJB 12

From 3400 ₽

This compact subwoofer has a 12 inch speaker and 250 watts of rated power. Without exception, all owners note the difficulty of tuning and dry, hammering bass. However, after selecting the parameters, the device perfectly complements the work of acoustics in the cabin. In winter, you will have to drive long enough with the stove turned on so that the sub starts to sound acceptable.

Alpine SWR-1542D

From 17890 ₽

This woofer is a product for experienced subwoofer speaker builders. The model has small coils, but good cooling allows you to achieve a nominal power of 750 watts for a 15 inch speaker. It is recommended to install this sound emitter in a rigid box with an adjustable phase inverter. Sizing and careful fit are also necessary, otherwise, according to some owners, even the car’s radiator grille vibrates.

12 best car subwoofers. Part 1 –

The use of subwoofers in the car to form the sound system allows you to achieve excellent and powerful bass sound. Bass should not be underestimated, many musical instruments play in the lower frequency register. Without a high-quality transmission of the “bottom” the sound will seem flat, unemotional. It is the installation of a subwoofer that will make it possible to achieve high-quality reproduction of the entire sound spectrum in the car interior, which will satisfy even the most demanding music lovers.

The market now offers a huge selection of active and passive subwoofers, which have different performance and functional parameters, to make it easier for you to make the right choice, we have selected 12 of the best models in 4 main categories.

The best compact active subwoofers

Pioneer TS-WX210A

Excellent model in the original design, powerful, compact, installed under the driver’s seat or in the trunk. Such a subwoofer can be used if you want to bring up the sound on the “bottom” without using extreme sound frequencies or there is not enough space in the trunk to mount a full-fledged cabinet subwoofer.

Despite the installation of a small, eight-inch speaker, thanks to the design and shape of the cabinet, the manufacturer was able to achieve excellent performance in the frequency range from 40 to 125 Hz. The built-in amplifier with a power of up to 150 W has mosfets, and a special case design has been developed for optimal cooling. This power for compact models installed under the seat is more than enough.

All handles and other controls are placed on the side wall of the device case, additionally, the possibility of wired remote control is provided. This model is very sensitive and whimsical to the settings. If you approach it wisely, and not just squeeze the bass to its fullest, you can get a very high-quality sound.


  • + Neoprene speaker cone.
  • + Ability to install a subwoofer under the seat.
  • + High sensitivity – 98dB.
  • + Ability to manage work and settings remotely.


  • – Installation only possible on the floor.

JBL BassPro Micro

Ultra-compact active subwoofer – only 41 cm long. This is the original model with good performance. It can be installed under the seat in the passenger compartment, as well as in the trunk of a car. The subwoofer is made in a durable ABS plastic case.

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The Pioneer TS-WX70DA is an active compact subwoofer with a built-in Class D amplifier with a maximum output of 200W. There are two speakers here, their diameter is 16 cm. The operating frequency range is from 20 to 250 Hz.

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With a built-in class D amplifier with a maximum power of up to 300W and a frequency range of 20 to 120Hz, the subwoofer is capable of delivering a very powerful sound, which makes music more vivid when listening to bass. It should also be noted that this model is made in a bandpass case, therefore, its efficiency is higher than that of analogues in closed boxes or bass-reflex cases.

The Focal BombA BP20 allows you to achieve a very pleasant and accurate bass sound without distorting the instrumental sound. The sound is powerful, but not harsh.


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The amplifier has high and low level inputs. Thanks to the high-voltage “speaker connection” input, it can be connected to a car radio that does not have RCA line outputs. This makes installation much easier. As a rule, such models are placed in the trunk.

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Alpine SWE-815

Compact cabinet powered subwoofer with 8″ speaker and remote control. A very practical and inexpensive model with a built-in amplifier with a maximum power of up to 150 watts. Please note that this model can be connected to both the “high voltage” and “low voltage” outputs of the car radio. One of the features of this model is the case, which has a removable port cover, which allows it to be used in a Closed Box or Bass Reflex configuration.

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Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

As Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 continues to dominate the box office, lots of moviegoers continue to enjoy the great music that’s become one of the defining traits of the Marvel franchise. It’s been nearly a decade since the original Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters in 2014, first introducing us to the Quills’ incredible taste in music and their curated Awesome Mixes, and most of these songs have stuck with us ever since. Tunes like “Hooked On a Feeling,” “Mr. Blue Sky,” and “Dog Days Are Over” became classics all over again, this time because of their use in those movies, so much so that many people think of them as “Guardians of the Galaxy songs.”

This is all cool, but one of the most important characteristics of a mixtape is that it shouldn’t be long. In the golden days of CD burning, you could only use up to 80 minutes of music, so curating a playlist was an art form in itself, and giving one to someone else was very personal and meant a lot. James Gunn seems to understand that pretty well, as he curated not one, but three different mixtapes for the Guardians movies, each with its vibe and tone. It’s tough to decide on which is the best one because they are all equally awesome, but we can analyze them and come to a conclusion.

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It’s the planet Morag, inside the ruins of an ancient temple. A door opens and breaks centuries of silence, giving way to a tall figure wearing a metal mask with shiny red eyes. But what seemed to be an Indiana Jones-inspired sequence suddenly takes a contemporary tone, as Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) blasts “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone on his Sony Walkman and dances his way to the last chamber. This is but one of the many iconic sequences of the sort, and established the Guardians franchise as one of the best in the current pop culture landscape.

This is an important trait of the first mixtape, Awesome Mix Vol. 1: it defined the Guardians’ whole identity and overall vibe with killer ’70s tracks. It started even before the movie was out, as “Hooked On a Feeling” by Blue Swede played in the trailers and became known as “the Guardians song” for almost a decade. While songs like “Moonage Daydream” by David Bowie helped shape the simultaneously nostalgic and futuristic vibe of the movie, others, like “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes, had their meanings tied to the circumstance they were played in, like Star-Lord and his epic escape from the Kyln, or “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5 playing as Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) dances behind Drax’s (Dave Bautista) back. So, though not all songs are directly connected to the story, the way James Gunn used them was clever enough to make them leave their mark. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell is the only song to have true emotional value in the end.

Another important thing about Vol. 1 is that, technically, those were not Peter Quill’s songs, but his mother’s. Meredith Quill (Laura Haddock) left her son this weird legacy and incredible taste for music, but that’s what makes him such a cool character. While this means the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is limited to songs from the ’60s and ’70s, narrowing the scope of what is available, it’s impressive how many amazing songs we forgot over the years, so thanks, James Gunn.

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Three years later, in 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 came out and, with it, another killer selection of tracks curated by James Gunn. Awesome Mix Vol. 2 was based again on Meredith Quill’s taste, as Peter finds another cassette tape at the end of the first Guardians movie. So we’re talking only ’70s songs again.

It also started off with the trailers of the movie, with “Fox on the Run” by Sweet playing repeatedly. The movie itself, though, is dominated by just one track: “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass. Not only is it a great song, but it also depicts Ego’s (Kurt Russell) relationship with Meredith Quill, from which we got Peter. It’s played in multiple moments, and even Gunn admits the whole movie is about it. Another song with a personal impact on Quill is “Surrender” by Cheap Trick. This time, though, the lyrics portray the story from the son’s perspective, as he watches his parents having a falling out and telling him lies about each other. It’s a shame it was left for the end credits, but it would hardly have any space on the main narrative.

And, once again, we have many other great tracks left to make their mark on iconic moments. Right off the bat, we get “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra, as Baby Groot dances around while the Guardians fight off an Abilisk for the Sovereign. Later, our infantilized sequoia helps Yondu (Michael Rooker) make his escape to the sound of “Come a Little Bit Closer” by Jay and the Americans, and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) defeats a bunch of Ravagers while humming “Southern Nights” by Glen Campbell. Just before Ego is introduced, the Guardians have a fight to the sound of “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac — much like the band itself would fight in the studio, but the way. And, of course, we got “Guardians Inferno” by The Sneepers and Zardu Hasselfrau — I mean, David Hasselhoff himself — and its unforgettable music video.

Awesome Mix Vol. 3

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At the end of Vol. 2, Kraglin (Sean Gunn) gives Quill a Zune, which is an MP3 player that allowed for thousands of songs to be stored in its memory — the 2000s were a different time, don’t ask. So what was already a pretty good music taste now gets to meet at least three new decades of more music. And, as always, the trailers were already heralding the awesomeness of what was to come by playing “Do You Realize?” by The Flaming Lips and “In The Meantime” by Spacehog.

The latter even plays during the Orgocorp assault sequence and plays almost like what the Guardians themselves would say to anyone who asks them why they do what they do. Right before this sequence, Faith No More‘s “We Care a Lot” plays, almost like a pre-battle chant by the team to keep in mind they’re doing this to save Rocket. Our beloved raccoon, by the way, is the heart and soul of the movie, so it’s natural most of the songs connect to him. In the beginning, he plays Radiohead‘s “Creep” on the Knowhere sound system, reflecting how he felt about himself then, but caps everything in the end with “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine, a moment of self-acceptance not just for him, but for the whole team. A little earlier, he hums “This Is the Day” by The The as the Guardians prepare to storm the High Evolutionary’s (Chukwudi Iwuji) ship, showing how much his life changed with him remembering his friends of Batch 89.

The whole movie has lots of other great songs, like “San Francisco” by The Mowgli’s, and even its healthy dose of the ’70s with Rainbow‘s “Since You’ve Been Gone,” but leaves another cathartic tune to the credits, as Bruce Springsteen‘s “Badlands” feels almost like a personal statement by James Gunn after his journey to becoming the most influential name on current pop culture cinema.

Our Verdict

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Again, crowning only one Awesome Mix as the best is an extremely difficult task, one that might even seem unfair, given that each of those mixtapes plays a role in their respective movies. In fact, we love them all so much, that we still hear even the songs that didn’t make the cut, and even started listening to The Old 97s after the Holiday Special. That’s how big an influence these mixtapes had on our lives.

Still, we’re here to settle a debate, so let’s do it. We’ve analyzed all of them through a few criteria, like the songs they use in great moments, the tracks that have an influence on the story, and which ones depict the personal feelings of the characters. So, bearing all these in mind and also the decades they encompass, Awesome Mix Vol. 3 is probably the best. Not only do nearly all the songs carry emotional impact, but they also reflect directly what’s going on in each character’s life, as well as the main storyline of the movie. That doesn’t mean the other mixtapes are worse than it, or we don’t like them, because we love them, but Vol. 3 meets all the criteria we deemed important for a Guardians movie soundtrack. So get your best headphones, let’s hear it for the winner!

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Which Guardians Of The Galaxy Soundtrack Is The Best? | Movies

The arrival of a new Guardians Of The Galaxy movie isn’t just a cause for celebration because the MCU’s cosmic family are at the heart of some of the franchise’s best adventures. It’s a gift because it also means the arrival of a brand new Awesome Mix – writer-director James Gunn bestowing the world with another hand-crafted mixtape of forgotten bangers and impeccable vibes, perfectly curated to soundtrack the exploits of Peter Quill and pals. The first film’s soundtrack sold over 2.5 million copies; its follow-up soundtrack went Top 5 in the Billboard 200 charts. These mixes have become cultural events in and of themselves.

Now, here comes Awesome Mix Vol. 3, the final playlist for the Guardians’ farewell tour – once again stacked with hits we’ll be spinning for months on end. But, here’s the tough question: which of the three soundtracks comes out on top? Which mix is the most undeniably awesome? Given that it’s an impossible choice, a trio of Empire writers make the case for each compilation…

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1

“Ooga chacka, ooga-ooga-ooga chacka.” You could commission Bob Dylan, Megan Thee Stallion and the ghost of Cole Porter to knock together some lyrics for your big emotional moment, and you’d not come up with something which means more to Peter Quill than ‘Hooked On A Feeling’.

That first Guardians Of The Galaxy mixtape – aka Awesome Mix Vol. 1 – is easily the best of the three Peter Quill has blasted through the speakers of his starship. It’s not just that the songs themselves are exactly in the sweet spot between underrated gems and half-forgotten classics. It’s the most coherent as an actual mixtape too. Look at the sales: it went double-platinum in the UK and triple-platinum in the US, dusting off treasures of the AM radio era and making them gleam again. I’d go as far as to say that modern favourites like Haim, The 1975 and Blossoms would sound significantly different without what Guardians did for the likes of 10cc and The Five Stairsteps.

The vibe of the first Guardians mixtape is absolutely unimprovable. It is never the wrong time to listen to the first Guardians soundtrack. People coming round? Guardians. Sunday chill? Guardians. I reckon you could stick it on at a wake, and by the time ‘Spirit In The Sky’ kicked in people would be bobbing along, sausage rolls in hand. The one-two punch of ‘I’m Not In Love’ and ‘I Want You Back’ would knock any last grief off the dancefloor. By the time The Runaways’ ‘Cherry Bomb’ detonated, there’d be very little of the pub function room left. Marvin Gaye’s first “Listen bayyyyy-by!” in ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ would polish it off. The vibes would simply be too strong for anything short of reinforced concrete.

More than that, this set of songs carries the most weight within the story itself. It’s a mainline into Quill’s adolescence and sense of home, the mix which his mum made especially for her little lord. They’re the songs which root his drifting life. That’s why it stings so much to see a prison guard not appreciating it: “That song belongs to me!” he screams, before getting tasered, covered in mysterious red effluent and chucked in a holding cell. That’s a man who knows mixtapes have peaked. Ooga chacka, Peter. Ooga chacka. Tom Nicholson

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Back in 2017, Empire’s cover feature for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 carried the headline: ‘The Difficult Second Album’. As hard as making a film sequel can be, the follow-up LP is notorious among musicians and bands: an almost cursed prospect after an incredibly well-received debut disc. It’s impressive, then, that James Gunn managed to repeat the trick not just on screen but at the mixing desk too, once again weaving his songs into film at the script stage, so that they feel totally enmeshed with the story.

The playlist here is again eclectic, yet somehow cohesive, stuffed to the galactic brim with a perfectly calibrated mix of the familiar eight-track-era bangers and deep-cut curios: a bit more rock, a bit more glam, a bit more twinkly-eyed. There’s some heavy, sparkly guitars in the form of ‘Fox On The Run’, a previously little-known 1974 track from British glamsters Sweet; some sweet and heartfelt soul from Sam Cooke in ‘Bring It On Home To Me’; and in a film primarily about dads, a pleasing amount of dad rock, too, from Cheap Tricks’ anthemic ‘Surrender’ to the country stylings of Glen Campbell’s ‘Southern Nights’.

It’s the way Gunn utilises his music in the film for maximum effect, though, that really cements this soundtrack as the real captain of the franchise’s ship. ELO’s ‘Mr Blue Sky’ — a perennial favourite of music supervisors in Hollywood (see also: Eternal Sunshine, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, erm, Paul Blart: Mall Cop) — is given proper centre stage in the film’s audacious opening titles ‘oner’, with Groot dancing joyfully yet respectfully. The hippyish, Indian-tinged spaciness of George Harrison’s ‘My Sweet Lord’ lines up perfectly with the utopian beauty of Ego’s planet. The rich, unfeigned emotion of Cat Stevens’ ‘Father And Son’ practically makes dry eyes illegal at the film’s bittersweet finale, as Star-Lord is left to mourn both his father and his “daddy”.

And we must thank Gunn for being one of the few filmmakers to capitalise on the genius of Fleetwood Mac. ‘The Chain’ is not just a bastardised Formula One theme tune — it’s a goddamn jewel in the crown of a perfect album, and here it’s used for some glorious cool-guy superhero slow-motion walking, Lindsay Buckingham’s vocals with the refrain: “And if you don’t love me now, you will never love me again.” If you don’t love this soundtrack, how can you ever love music again? John Nugent

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

Let’s get the obvious bit out of the way first: the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 soundtrack doesn’t have quite the same nostalgic pang as the first two. That’s partly because, being a compilation of songs from Peter Quill’s freshly-acquired Zune (and not a mixtape curated by his late mother), it isn’t as defined by a single time-period as Awesome Mix 1 and 2. In fact, if you want to be pedantic, it’s probably a stretch to call it an Awesome Mix at all.

But, counterpoint: what it does have is some of the most emotionally-potent songs of all time. The desperate, wounded acoustic version of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ that opens the film doesn’t exactly have the instant feel-good factor of, say, Vol. 2’s ‘Mr. Blue Sky’. But it is heartbreakingly raw, and perfectly tees up the big, wounded heart at the centre of Gunn’s trilogy-capper. The psychedelic hymnal that is The Flaming Lips’ ‘Do You Realize??’ remains one of the most devastatingly beautiful songs ever written. The cathartic finale of Florence + The Machine’s ethereal indie banger ‘Dog Days Are Over’ is the perfect note – quite literally – for our heroes to go out on.

And yet, for all the emotional punch, the Guardians 3 soundtrack still finds plenty of time to go hard before bringing our heroes home. Between the Beastie Boys’ ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’ and Faith No More’s ‘We Care A Lot’, it’s rowdy as hell; classic rock staples like ‘Since You Been Gone’ and ‘Crazy On You’ bring the retro riffage; there’s a mellow warmth to Spacehog’s ‘In The Meantime’, and The Replacements’ ‘I Will Dare’; plus – and I can’t stress this enough – it has Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Badlands’. Bruce Springsteen! You can’t argue with the Boss.

It’s an eclectic mix – but the wild, heart-squeezing ride that is Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 is reflected here, both the massive highs and crushing lows. And while Awesome Mix 1 and 2 hit hard because of the relationship between Peter Quill and his mum, this one has its own resonance: picked from 300-odd songs on the Zune, these are the songs by which the Guardians define themselves. They’re badass; they’re broken; they’re brothers in arms; they’re billions of atoms who happened to find each other in the vast reaches of space. They, themselves, are the ultimate awesome mix. Ben Travis

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Citizens Unite

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Bag targus: Backpacks, Docking Stations & Computer Accessories

Опубликовано: July 23, 2022 в 4:36 pm


Категории: Miscellaneous

Backpacks, Docking Stations & Computer Accessories

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Why Choose Targus?

From stylish laptop backpacks to iPad® cases to accessories, Targus is the store with everything you need to carry, connect, and protect the devices you use every day.

Our attention to innovative and thoughtful design can be seen across all of our products. Discover bags that maximize protection while minimizing bulk, tablet cases with patented 360° rotation, docking stations and USB hubs to multiply your laptop’s ports, privacy screens to prevent “visual hacking,” and more.

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Reduce your environmental footprint while transporting your devices safely with our EcoSmart® collection in our backpack store. Each bag was made from materials like recycled PET polyester and recycled water bottles – with the exact number indicated directly on the bag.

Learn more about EcoSmart® and why this is important.

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In today’s world, keeping your personal equipment clean can be challenging — especially during a commute or while traveling. At Targus, we’ve taken a big leap forward to help keep surfaces and devices clean with our antimicrobial laptop bags, computer accessories, and tablet cases.

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As a tablet case and computer backpack store, device protection will always be at the forefront of each Targus bag. With features such as enhanced visibility, our patented SafePort Air System, SafePort Sling Suspension System, Dome Shock Protection, and GRID, Targus bags will keep your devices well protected. We also have your back, with features that keep you protected too. From an ergonomist certified design, to a back panel meant to keep you cool, you’ll be well protected with a Targus on your back.

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Here are some of the Targus frequently asked questions

Which backpack is best for a laptop?

To protect your laptop against everyday bumps and scratches, you’ll need a durable, reliable backpack that’s specifically designed to protect your device. There should be a dedicated padded compartment in your backpack to store your device and computer accessories, which will keep them safe and organized.

What else do you need when buying a laptop?

When buying a new laptop, we recommend also getting computer accessories that enhance its performance and keep it safe from damage. Targus designs cooling pads, laptop stands, and protective and reliable laptop bags for work, school, and travel.

Which type of case is best for a tablet?

The best case for your tablet depends on your lifestyle. If you watch movies often, rotating cases with adjustable angles like our VersaVu® cases allow you to get a comfortable widescreen experience. If you use your tablet as a laptop replacement and need something for work, our collection of keyboard cases have what you need to stay productive. And if you’re in rough conditions where you need extreme durability and versatility, our Pro-TekTM cases feature high-quality protection, built-in rotation, keyboards, and more.

How do I choose the right laptop backpack?

When selecting the ideal bag for your laptop, it’s important to take your lifestyle and needs into consideration. For those who commute to work, Targus offers our Work+ range of ultra-convenient laptop bags featuring ample storage and comfort to help you tackle your day. For the traveler frequently flying out on business trips, opt for a bag from our range Mobile Elite range for checkpoint-friendly designs and easy organization for your computer accessories.

What does a docking station do? Do I need a docking station for my laptop?

Docking stations connect to your laptop via either USB-C or a proprietary connector. They expand your port selection, allowing you to connect more peripherals, storage drives, and even monitors. You get to have a desktop-like experience when you need to sit down for work, but you can easily remove your laptop when you need to be mobile. While they’re not a necessary computer accessory, they are extremely useful. If you’re someone who works off their laptop and has a dedicated workspace in a home or company office, a docking station is guaranteed to enhance your productivity.

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School supplies, made easy

The success of your students starts with the right supplies. Whether you’re a parent or caregiver with one or more kids in school, or a teacher responsible for an entire classroom, Staples is a one-stop shop for all the school supplies you need. From writing supplies and paper to school tech and furniture, we have everything on your back-to-school list.

Shop by grade

Staples makes it easy to get exactly what your students need by organizing all the essentials by grade. Shop for preschool supplies like learning toys and rest mats, or elementary school supplies for everything your kids need from kindergarten through 5th grade. Our selection of middle school supplies includes more advanced items like planners and scientific calculators, and you can find everything you need for high school in our high school supplies section. Getting ready for college? From dorm essentials to laptops, get everything you need from our selection of college supplies.

All the essentials for school

Whether you want to shop by subject or are looking for furniture and supplies for learning at home, we’ve got the right selection. Browse classroom essentials including cleaning supplies, storage, classroom décor, snacks, and teacher supplies. For everything from school art supplies to calculators, binders, school backpacks, lunch boxes and more, we’ve got what your students need to succeed.

Take a seat

Whether you’re working from home or outfitting a space for gaming, your comfort is dependent on finding the best chair. At Staples, we provide a broad range of office chairs and seating, so you can find the right fit for you. Select from multifunctional task chairs, computer & desk chairs, drafting stools and more. If you will be using your new chair for multiple hours a day, make sure to get an ergonomic office chair to prevent unnecessary strain.

Comfort, all day long

Office furniture that is the proper size and height makes a big difference. When shopping for chairs, the height of the seat should be adjustable so that the user’s feet can sit flat on the floor with their knees at right angles. Likewise, the accompanying office desk should be at a height where the users’ elbows can sit comfortably at right angles at their sides while typing or writing. Browse our selection to find the combination that’s right for you. If size if a concern, check out our big & tall chairs which can support up to 500lbs.

Game on

If you’re a gamer, you know that a single gaming session can last all day or night. For the best and most comfortable gaming setup, Staples has gaming chairs in colors and styles for everyone. Make sure to match your new chair to an ergonomic gaming desk, the perfect complement for the high-tech gaming computer and accessories you’ve invested in.

Show seasonal allergies who’s boss

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, now is when they are at their worst. Stock up on allergy season’s most important products to keep your home, classroom, and office allergen-free. Start with an air purifier to strip the air of allergens like pollen and pet dander and replace existing air filters for improved air quality. Frequently dust, wipe down hard surfaces, and vacuum carpets and furniture to help eliminate pollen tracked in from outside and dander left behind by pets. When leaving the house, check the pollen count and bring a face mask to help filter the air you breath outside.

No matter what you do, it’s unlikely that the symptoms of seasonal allergies can be avoided entirely. Make sure to have over-the-counter cold and allergy medications on hand to battle symptoms, and stock up on facial tissues so you’ll always have one available when you need them.

Spring (Cleaning) is in the air

Spring cleaning and decluttering is a tradition meant to refresh our spaces for the year ahead. Staples has everything you need to clear out the clutter, store and organize your belongings, and all the right cleaning supplies.

Clear out the clutter

Start by preparing a checklist and make sure you have all the necessary supplies. Use storage bins and a label maker to make sorting and organizing easier. Prepare extra boxes for donations and trash bags for the things you no longer need. Look for decorative boxes & baskets that will compliment your home’s décor and use them to organize. You can also use closet organizers and storage drawers anywhere they are needed.

Start with the basics

An all-purpose cleaner, cleaning brush and microfiber cloths will clean most surfaces. Use a duster to remove unwanted dirt and furniture polish to revitalize wood surfaces. Upgrade your broom, dustpan, wet mop, and vacuum to make cleaning any type of flooring a breeze.

The nitty gritty

Spring cleaning doesn’t stop there. There’s so much you can do to reset your home:

  • Improve air quality and eliminate pollen and pet dander with a new air purifier and an air freshener with a scent you love.
  • On a sunny day, take the opportunity to clean your windows – you’ll need glass cleaner, a bucket, a squeegee, and paper towels.
  • Have a step stool or ladder on hand to access hard-to-reach places like the tops of cabinets and overhead lighting.
  • Replace broken light bulbs and check the batteries in your smoke detectors.
  • Use drain cleaner to clear up sink and bathtub drains.

Up your printing game with a Supertank Printer

Looking for a printer with more print capacity that’s better for the environment and your wallet? Shop Staples selection of Supertank Printers for all the benefits of an inkjet printer with the convenience and savings of replacement ink bottles that last longer and cost less per page than standard inkjet printer cartridges.

Find a Supertank printer from your favorite top printer brand including:

  • HP Smart Tank & Neverstop Printers
  • Brother INKVestment Tank Printers
  • Canon MegaTank Printers
  • Epson EcoTank Printers

And don’t forget to browse Staples Ink and Toner Finder to find the right replacement ink for your new printer. No matter what printer you have, enter the brand, cartridge or printer model into the easy-to-use Ink and Toner Finder, and browse for compatible ink.

Rest assured it arrives safely & securely

Whether you are sending business documents or customer products, shipping and mailroom supplies from Staples make the process seamless.

Keep packing supplies ready for easy shipping. Padded envelopes and bubble mailers are perfect for shipping small, non-fragile items. Pack larger items in shipping boxes that are slightly larger than the item, and use packing peanuts, bubble roll, or other packing materials to keep objects from moving in the box during transport. Choose the right packing tape to ensure your packages will stay sealed. Staples carries clear acrylic packing tape for everyday shipping and reinforced or water activated tape for packages that require a heavier duty seal.

Manage the day-to-day office correspondence smoothly with a wide selection of business envelopes, inter-office envelopes, and catalog envelopes in the mailroom. Have finger pads and envelope moisteners on hand for speedy document collation and a quick seal. Choose security envelopes for confidential office correspondence and inter-office communications. If your office or organization sends out large mailings, consider a paper folding machine and self-sealing envelopes to increase efficiency.

Cases and bags for Targus 17 inch laptops – Huge selection at the best prices

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A Buyer’s Guide to Selecting Targus 17-inch Laptop Cases and Bags

Laptop cases and bags make it easier to carry and transport your laptop computer and its accessories when you are on the go. The cases also provide some protection for your laptop when it is not in use. There are many styles and features to consider when selecting Targus 17-inch laptop cases and bags for your computer.

What are the available types of Targus bags for laptops?

The available types of bags include:

  • Backpack: This style is worn on the back.
  • Briefcase: Briefcase bags are rigid in construction and typically have handles.
  • Portfolio: Portfolio styles of bags open like an accordion.
  • Shoulder/messenger: These bags are worn on the body and have a flap that fits over the top for closure of the main compartment.
  • Sleeve: This type of case fits around the edges of the computer.

What types of materials are the bags made out of?

These bags may be made from:

  • Canvas: Canvas is a woven material made from 100% cotton or a blend of cotton and polyester.
  • Leather: Leather may be used for the entire bag. It may also be used just for the bag’s strap to take advantage of its strength.
  • Neoprene or polyurethane: Neoprene and polyurethane are synthetic materials used for the exteriors portion of some cases.
  • Nylon: Nylon is typically used for the interior lining or the straps of the bag.
  • Polyester: Polyester is typically used for the interior lining or pockets of these bags.

What are some of the features of Targus laptop cases?

Some of the features of these cases from Targus include:

  • Storage pockets: The bags may have one or more pockets for storage of computer accessories. The pockets may be on the inside or the outside of the cases.
  • Handles: Two short handles may be attached to the top of the bag so that you can carry it in one hand.
  • Cross-body strap: The case may have one adjustable cross-body strap for wearing the bag on the front or side of your body.
  • Backpack straps: The bag may have twin adjustable straps that fit over your shoulders and rest on your back for evenly distributing the weight of the computer.

Toner for printer brother: Brother | Genuine Ink and Toner Printer Supplies

Опубликовано: July 22, 2022 в 4:36 pm


Категории: Miscellaneous

Staples® Official Online Store

School supplies, made easy

The success of your students starts with the right supplies. Whether you’re a parent or caregiver with one or more kids in school, or a teacher responsible for an entire classroom, Staples is a one-stop shop for all the school supplies you need. From writing supplies and paper to school tech and furniture, we have everything on your back-to-school list.

Shop by grade

Staples makes it easy to get exactly what your students need by organizing all the essentials by grade. Shop for preschool supplies like learning toys and rest mats, or elementary school supplies for everything your kids need from kindergarten through 5th grade. Our selection of middle school supplies includes more advanced items like planners and scientific calculators, and you can find everything you need for high school in our high school supplies section. Getting ready for college? From dorm essentials to laptops, get everything you need from our selection of college supplies.

All the essentials for school

Whether you want to shop by subject or are looking for furniture and supplies for learning at home, we’ve got the right selection. Browse classroom essentials including cleaning supplies, storage, classroom décor, snacks, and teacher supplies. For everything from school art supplies to calculators, binders, school backpacks, lunch boxes and more, we’ve got what your students need to succeed.

Take a seat

Whether you’re working from home or outfitting a space for gaming, your comfort is dependent on finding the best chair. At Staples, we provide a broad range of office chairs and seating, so you can find the right fit for you. Select from multifunctional task chairs, computer & desk chairs, drafting stools and more. If you will be using your new chair for multiple hours a day, make sure to get an ergonomic office chair to prevent unnecessary strain.

Comfort, all day long

Office furniture that is the proper size and height makes a big difference. When shopping for chairs, the height of the seat should be adjustable so that the user’s feet can sit flat on the floor with their knees at right angles. Likewise, the accompanying office desk should be at a height where the users’ elbows can sit comfortably at right angles at their sides while typing or writing. Browse our selection to find the combination that’s right for you. If size if a concern, check out our big & tall chairs which can support up to 500lbs.

Game on

If you’re a gamer, you know that a single gaming session can last all day or night. For the best and most comfortable gaming setup, Staples has gaming chairs in colors and styles for everyone. Make sure to match your new chair to an ergonomic gaming desk, the perfect complement for the high-tech gaming computer and accessories you’ve invested in.

Show seasonal allergies who’s boss

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, now is when they are at their worst. Stock up on allergy season’s most important products to keep your home, classroom, and office allergen-free. Start with an air purifier to strip the air of allergens like pollen and pet dander and replace existing air filters for improved air quality. Frequently dust, wipe down hard surfaces, and vacuum carpets and furniture to help eliminate pollen tracked in from outside and dander left behind by pets. When leaving the house, check the pollen count and bring a face mask to help filter the air you breath outside.

No matter what you do, it’s unlikely that the symptoms of seasonal allergies can be avoided entirely. Make sure to have over-the-counter cold and allergy medications on hand to battle symptoms, and stock up on facial tissues so you’ll always have one available when you need them.

Spring (Cleaning) is in the air

Spring cleaning and decluttering is a tradition meant to refresh our spaces for the year ahead. Staples has everything you need to clear out the clutter, store and organize your belongings, and all the right cleaning supplies.

Clear out the clutter

Start by preparing a checklist and make sure you have all the necessary supplies. Use storage bins and a label maker to make sorting and organizing easier. Prepare extra boxes for donations and trash bags for the things you no longer need. Look for decorative boxes & baskets that will compliment your home’s décor and use them to organize. You can also use closet organizers and storage drawers anywhere they are needed.

Start with the basics

An all-purpose cleaner, cleaning brush and microfiber cloths will clean most surfaces. Use a duster to remove unwanted dirt and furniture polish to revitalize wood surfaces. Upgrade your broom, dustpan, wet mop, and vacuum to make cleaning any type of flooring a breeze.

The nitty gritty

Spring cleaning doesn’t stop there. There’s so much you can do to reset your home:

  • Improve air quality and eliminate pollen and pet dander with a new air purifier and an air freshener with a scent you love.
  • On a sunny day, take the opportunity to clean your windows – you’ll need glass cleaner, a bucket, a squeegee, and paper towels.
  • Have a step stool or ladder on hand to access hard-to-reach places like the tops of cabinets and overhead lighting.
  • Replace broken light bulbs and check the batteries in your smoke detectors.
  • Use drain cleaner to clear up sink and bathtub drains.

Up your printing game with a Supertank Printer

Looking for a printer with more print capacity that’s better for the environment and your wallet? Shop Staples selection of Supertank Printers for all the benefits of an inkjet printer with the convenience and savings of replacement ink bottles that last longer and cost less per page than standard inkjet printer cartridges.

Find a Supertank printer from your favorite top printer brand including:

  • HP Smart Tank & Neverstop Printers
  • Brother INKVestment Tank Printers
  • Canon MegaTank Printers
  • Epson EcoTank Printers

And don’t forget to browse Staples Ink and Toner Finder to find the right replacement ink for your new printer. No matter what printer you have, enter the brand, cartridge or printer model into the easy-to-use Ink and Toner Finder, and browse for compatible ink.

Rest assured it arrives safely & securely

Whether you are sending business documents or customer products, shipping and mailroom supplies from Staples make the process seamless.

Keep packing supplies ready for easy shipping. Padded envelopes and bubble mailers are perfect for shipping small, non-fragile items. Pack larger items in shipping boxes that are slightly larger than the item, and use packing peanuts, bubble roll, or other packing materials to keep objects from moving in the box during transport. Choose the right packing tape to ensure your packages will stay sealed. Staples carries clear acrylic packing tape for everyday shipping and reinforced or water activated tape for packages that require a heavier duty seal.

Manage the day-to-day office correspondence smoothly with a wide selection of business envelopes, inter-office envelopes, and catalog envelopes in the mailroom. Have finger pads and envelope moisteners on hand for speedy document collation and a quick seal. Choose security envelopes for confidential office correspondence and inter-office communications. If your office or organization sends out large mailings, consider a paper folding machine and self-sealing envelopes to increase efficiency.

How to Replace Toner in Brother Printer (Psst! It’s Easy!)

Posted by Rob Errera on 10/26/2022


Oh, Brother, where art thou, and why have you stopped printing?

Ah, it’s time for a new toner cartridge. Here’s how to replace toner in Brother printer.

How Brother Toner Differs From Other Toner

Unlike HP toner cartridges, which have the drum and toner in one unit, Brother laser printers have a
separate toner cartridge that attaches to the drum.

The Brother toner cartridge sits in a plastic tray with the drum attached. This is the drum unit assembly.

You will also need to replace your drum unit at some point. Brother drum units
are sold separately from Brother toner cartridges.

In general, drum units should be replaced after every
two or three toner changes.

How To Change The Toner In Your Brother Printer

Let’s open up your Brother laser printer and change that toner!

Step 1 – Open the front access panel.

You’ll see a
green handle. This is the toner cartridge attached to the drum assembly unit.

Step 2 – Lift the handle slightly and pull the drum assembly unit out of the printer.

Lay it on a flat surface to make it easier to work on.

Step 3 – Press the green retainer clips to remove the empty toner cartridge.

You’ll find the
retainer clips on the sides of the drum assembly unit, holding the toner tank in place.

Step 4 – Set the empty cartridge aside and unpack the new toner cartridge.

Remove all plastic covering and bubble wrap.

Step 5 – Remove the orange strip of plastic on the outer edge of the toner cartridge.

This protects the cartridge during shipping, and the cartridge will not fit in your printer if you leave it on.

Step 6 – Gently shake the new toner cartridge back and forth a couple of times.

This helps evenly distribute the toner inside.

Step 7 – Insert the new cartridge into the drum assembly unit until the retainer clips click into place.

drum is located at the back of this unit, while the toner tank is near the front.

Step 8 – Slide the green corona tab on the top of the drum unit back and forth three times.

corona tab cleans the photosensitive drum head and prepares it for the new toner cartridge.

Step 9 – Slide the drum assembly unit back into the printer until it clicks into place.

Close the front access panel of your Brother laser printer.

Step 10 – Print away!

Your Brother printer may run through a few diagnostic tests, but after that, you’re ready to print!

How Will I Know I Need To Change The Toner?

You will know it’s time to change the toner in your Brother Printer when a “
Warning: Low Toner” message appears on your printer.  

Often you can override this message and continue to print, but eventually, your prints will become blotchy and faint before stopping altogether. Change that toner, Brother!

What Toners Should I Use?

Brother Laser Printers usually list the toner cartridges needed for that printer on a
sticker inside the front or rear access panel of the printer. 

We have a detailed guide on Brother toners and how to pick the one you need.

The most popular toner cartridge for Brother monochrome laser printers is the
TN730 and its high-yield counterpart, the TN760. You can learn more about how those two popular Brother toners compare.

There are dozens of different kinds of toner designed for specific Brother printer models. Here is a
list of Brother toners and compatible printers.

Can You Explain That Replacement Process Again?

Sure! Here it is as a bulleted list:

  • Turn your Brother printer on,
  • Open access panel,
  • Open the green lock lever,
  • Pull the drum unit assembly unit out of the printer,
  • Unpack the new cartridge,
  • Remove plastic covering and protector strips,
  • Insert the new cartridge into the drum unit,
  • Slide the corona tab (green tab) back and forth three times,
  • Close the front access panel,
  • The printer will return to Ready Mode.

Why Use Genuine Brother Toner

Brother toner is specifically designed for use in Brother laser printers to deliver
sharp, clear prints every time.

Brother tests all of its printing supplies extensively to ensure consistently high-quality images. The best toner for your Brother laser printer is genuine Brother toner.

Third-party replacement cartridges may cost less upfront, but they don’t last as long or work as well as genuine Brother cartridges.

Some third-party toner cartridges can even
damage your Brother laser printer. Don’t let this happen to you or your Brother…or your brother’s Brother!

If you want the best results, use the right tools. Genuine Brother toner cartridges come in standard and high-yield capacities to fit your specific printing needs and budget.

Further Reading:

  • How To Save On Brother Toner Cartridges
  • Printer Review Brother HL-3070CW
  • Printer Review: Brother HL-4070cdw
  • Why Won’t My Printer Print? (Tips & Troubleshooting)
  • Which Fonts Use The Least Ink & Toner? [We Tested 7 Different Fonts]

Rob Errera

Rob Errera is an award-winning journalist embedded in the world of printers and printing supplies. Rob has nearly two decades of experience writing about cutting edge technology, business trends, and the ever-evolving industry of printing.

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-1095 without cartridge.

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You can check the Brother toner level in several ways.

If you are using Windows operating system :

  1. Double-click the printer icon on the taskbar to open the Brother Status Monitor utility.
  2. The ink and toner levels are displayed.

If you are using the Mac operating system.

  1. Click on the HD icon
  2. Click on the library
  3. Click on printers
  4. Click on brother
  5. Double-click the Brother Status Monitor utility.
  6. Check ink and toner levels

On your Brother printer:

  1. Press the Ink/Ink Management button on the front LCD panel of the Brother printer.
  2. Scroll to the ink volume setting.

You can check the toner level on older Brother printers by pressing the OK button three times to print the printer settings. The percentage of toner remaining in the cartridge will be listed on the second page.

Your printer will display a “Replace Toner” message when the toner is low. In this case, you will not be able to print the printer settings. But don’t worry! You can check the toner level using the Brother printer’s control panel.

To view the remaining toner using the Brother control panel:

1. Press the OK button. The machine information will be displayed. Click OK again.

2. Select Part Life.

3. Select Toner Life.

4. If you have a color laser printer, select the color toner cartridge you want to check and click OK.

5. The remaining toner level will be displayed on the LCD screen on a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 means the cartridge is full and zero means the cartridge is empty.

Clearing Error Messages and Extending Toner Life Brother

When your Brother laser printer runs out of toner, you will get a “Replace Toner” message. This will let you know when to replace your Brother toner.

This can be annoying if it happens in the middle of a print job. But we do know a “secret key sequence” that can override the “replace toner” or “Brother toner not disconnected” message and allow you to extend the life of that “empty” toner cartridge.

If the message “replace toner” appears, do the following:

If you have a Brother MFC series printer:

  • Open the front of the printer.
  • Press the “Clear” button.
  • When the LCD asks if you want to replace the drum, press:
    • * 1 2.
  • The display will show “Accepted” followed by “Cover open”.
  • Close the front panel and resume printing.

If you have a Brother DPC series printer:

  • Open the front of the printer.
  • Press the “Clear” button.
  • When the LCD asks if you want to replace the drum, press:
    • Start
    • Up arrow to 12 on LCD
    • Good
  • The display will show “Accepted” followed by “Cover open”.
  • Close the front panel and resume printing.

If you have a Brother HL series printer:

  • Power off
  • Open the front panel
  • Press and hold the Go button
  • Turn on the printer
  • When the LEDs stop flashing, release the Go button.
  • Press the Go button twice to turn on the Toner, Drum and Error LEDs.
  • Press the Go button seven times
  • When the error indicator starts flashing, close the front panel.
  • Resume printing

As soon as you receive a low toner warning, you will need to replace your toner cartridge soon, but the steps above may allow you to complete your current print job and prolong the life of your genuine Brother toner cartridges.

How to replace a genuine Brother toner cartridge

If you buy a new Brother laser printer, it will most likely come with starter cartridges that have a lower yield than standard cartridges.

Even if you use an ultra-high capacity toner cartridge, brother, it will have to be replaced sooner or later.

But don’t worry; It is very easy to replace genuine Brother laser printer cartridges!

Toner! Brother! A printer! Let’s do it!

  • Turn printer on
  • Open the front cover
  • Release green lock lever
  • Remove the old toner cartridge and photoconductor assembly from the printer.
  • Press the green clips on the drum unit to release the empty toner cartridge.
  • Unpack a new Brother toner cartridge.
  • Insert the new toner cartridge into the drum unit until it clicks into place.
  • Move the green tab of the corona wire to the left and right a few times, then return it to its original position.
  • Align the arrow on the cartridge with the arrow on the drum. Insert the photoconductor with attached toner into the printer.
  • Close the front cover of the machine
  • Do not turn off the device or open the front cover until it returns to ready mode.

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Since we are not the seller of the product displayed on our site, we cannot have all the information about a particular product. Additional information about products can be found in several ways:

1. Read the description in detail. Usually all the necessary information is in the official description on the lot page.

2. If the information you are interested in is not in the description, you can ask the question directly to the seller. He will respond to you within one business day.

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The exact weight of the goods is only known when the goods arrive at the warehouse. You can find out the approximate weight of the goods in the characteristics of the goods, but not all sellers write it.

Poor quality goods can be avoided by careful selection of sellers, i.e. try not to chase cheap items that are sold by sellers with low ratings. Trust only trusted online stores. If you buy a product and doubt the reliability of the seller, it is better to order additional photos.

1.​​Search by keywords, check the catalog on the left on the left, select a new category (Auto Parts – Car Parts – Lighting – Headlights headlights). After, from the presented list, you need to select the desired lot.

2. Shorten the query

For example, you need to find the front right fender for KIA Sportage 2015, do not write the full name in the search box, but write the fender KIA Sportage 15. The search engine will say “thank you” for a short, clear question that can be edited based on the search engine’s results.

3. Use similar combinations of words and synonyms

The system may not understand any combination of words and translate it incorrectly. For example, the query “computer desk” has over 700 lots, while the query “computer desk” has only 10.

4. Do not make mistakes in the names, always use the original product name

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5. Write abbreviations and abbreviations in English

If you give an example, the phrase “bmw e65 hub” will give no results due to the fact that in e65 the letter e is Russian. The system does not understand this. In order for the automation to recognize your request, you need to enter the same thing, but in English – “BMW e65 hub”.

6. Few results? Look not only in the title of the ad, but also in the description!

Not all sellers write the necessary search parameters in the ad title, so use the search function in the ad description! For example, you are looking for a turbine and you know its number “711006-9004S”, insert the number into the search box, select the “search in description” checkbox – the system will return much more results!


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