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Deals on cameras: Camera deals 2023: Best offers from Nikon, Sony, Canon and more

Опубликовано: May 11, 2023 в 4:36 pm


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Maybe your photography gear is getting older, but it sure is hard to take a photo without it, so you’re hanging on to it. New gear is expensive, and it can be tough to bite the bullet and make the purchase. So when we find good deals on cameras and other pieces of photography equipment, we like to share the knowledge. These are some of our favorite camera deals across most brands available right now.

Canon deals

Canon EOS R10 $879.00 (was $979.99)

Released almost a year ago, this Canon entry-level camera is a highly capable tool in a tiny body. It’s capable of un-cropped 4K video, 15 frames per second burst shooting, and advanced autofocus. Canon built a new APS-C sensor just for this camera, and it offers excellent image quality. The compact size makes it especially ideal for travel situations or anyone who doesn’t want to deal with a bulky camera.

Canon Mount Adapter EF – EOS R $99.00 (was $160.00)



If you’ve been a Canon person since the days of DSLRs, you don’t need to start from scratch with lenses after upgrading to a mirrorless camera. With an adapter, you can use Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses on its new R bodies, saving you loads of money. This adapter enables full autofocus and image stabilization capabilities. You’ll be able to use your lenses without limitations. This version doesn’t offer the programmable control ring, but you can get the Canon Control Ring Mount Adapter EF – EOS R on sale as well if you want access to that.

Canon camera deals

  • Canon EOS M200 Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens $498.00 (was $549.00)
  • Canon EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens $599.00 (was $699.00)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens $399.00 (was $479. 00)
  • Canon EOS R10 RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 is STM Lens Kit $999.00 (was $1,099.00)
  • Canon EOS R7 $1,399.00 (was $1,499.00)
  • Canon EOS R5 $3,399.00 (was $3,899.00)
  • Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $4,499.00 (was $4,999.00)
  • Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body with RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens $5,998.00 (was $6,698.00)
  • Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body with Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens $5,798.00 (was $6,298.00)
  • Canon EOS R5 C $4,399.00 (was $4,799.00)
  • Canon EOS R6 $1,999.00 + free battery grip (was $2,299.00)
  • Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Digital Camera with RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $3,099.00 (was $3,399.00)
  • Canon EOS R3 $5,499.00 (was $5,999.00)
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Body $2,499.00 (was $2,699.00)
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR $1,169.99 (was $1,399.00)

Canon RF lens deals

  • Canon Mount Adapter EF – EOS R with control ring – $149. 00 ($199.00)
  • Canon RF16mm F2.8 STM $249.99 (was $299.99)
  • Canon RF24mm F1.8 Macro is STM $499.00 (was $599.99)
  • Canon RF35mm F1.8 is Macro STM $399.00 (Was $499.99)
  • Canon RF50mm F 1.2L USM $2,299.00 (was $2,399.00)
  • Canon RF50mm F1.8 STM $169.00 (was $199.00)
  • Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM $2,599.00 (was $2,799.00)
  • Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro is STM $499.00 (was $599.99)
  • Canon RF100mm F2.8 L Macro is USM $1,099.00 (was $1,199.00)
  • Canon RF14-35mm F4 L is USM $1,399.00 (was $1,499.00)
  • Canon RF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 is STM $499.00 (was $549.99)
  • Canon Rf 15-35mm F2.8 L is USM $2,199.00 (was $2,399.00)
  • Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L is USM $2,199.00 (was $2,399.00)
  • Canon RF 24–240mm F4-6.3 is USM $799.00 (was $899.99)
  • Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L is USM $2,599.00 (was $2,799.00)
  • Canon RF70-200mm F4 L is USM $1,499.00 (was $1,799.00)
  • Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM $2,699.00 (was $2,899. 00)

Canon EF lens deals

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM $349.00 (was $399.00)
  • Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM $2,649.95 (was $2,999.00)
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM $2,099.00 (was $2,199.00)
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM $1,799.00 (was $1,899.00)
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM $1,999.00 (was $1,099.00)
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro $1,099.00 (was $1,299.00)

Canon printer deals

  • Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer $79.00 (was $144.00)
  • Canon SELPHY QX10 Portable Square Photo Printer $129.00 (was $149.00)
  • Canon SELPHY CP1500 Compact Photo Printer $99.95 (was $139.99)
  • Canon PIXMA TS6420a All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer $79.00 (was $129.99)
  • Canon PIXMA TR7020a All-in-One Wireless Color Inkjet Printer $99.00 (was $159.99)
  • Canon TS9521C All-In-One Wireless Crafting Photo Printer $229.00 (was $299.99)
  • Canon G3260 All-in-One Printer $199.00 (was $229.99)
  • Canon PIXMA G3270 – Wireless MegaTank All-in-One Printer $199. 00 (was $229.99)

Canon binocular deals

  • Canon Cameras US 10X32 is Image Stabilizing Binocular $899.00 (was $1,099.00)
  • Canon Cameras US 12X32 is Image Stabilizing Binocular $969.00 (was $1,199.00)
  • Canon Cameras US 14X32 is Image Stabilizing Binocular $1,099.00 (was $1,299.00)

Sony deals

Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Camera with FE 24-105mm f/4 G Lens $2,896.00 (was $3,296.00)



The Sony a7 III is the previous generation Sony camera, but it is still an excellent model worth spending money on. It offers superb autofocus abilities, 4K video, and 15 stops of dynamic range to get the most out of your photos. And, you can save $400 when you bundle the camera with Sony’s 24-105mm f/4 G lens. This setup is ideal for travel enthusiasts, since you get wide-angle, normal, and telephoto perspective all in one relatively compact lens.

Sony FE 50mm F1.

2 G Master $1,898.00 (was $1998.00)

It may only be $100 off, but this high-end Sony nifty fifty rarely goes on sale for any amount. This lens offers a fast and bright f/1.2 aperture, which is perfect for low-light situations as well as creating those dreamy, bokeh-filled backgrounds. It’s incredibly sharp and features Sony’s typical GM-quality build, so you know it will stand up to whatever you throw at it (within reason).

Sony lens deals 

  • Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G Full-Frame Ultra-Compact G $548.00 (was $598.00)
  • Sony E-mount FE 24mm F1.4 GM $1,298.00 (was $1,398.00)
  • Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM Full-Frame Wide Angle G Master $1,298.00 (Was $1,398.00)
  • Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G Full-Frame Ultra-Compact G $548.00 (was $599.99)
  • Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G Full-Frame Ultra-Compact G $548.00 (was $598.00)
  • Sony – FE 50mm F1.8 $248.00 (was $348.00)
  • Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM Full-Frame Large-Aperture G Master $1,898.00 (was $1998.00)
  • Sony 55mm F1. 8 Sonnar T FE ZA Full Frame Lens – Fixed (Renewed) $559.95 (was $998.00)
  • Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM $1,698.00 (was $1,786.22)
  • Sony Alpha 16-55mm F2.8 G $1,298.00 (was $1,399.99)
  • Sony – FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-Angle Zoom $1,998.00 (was $2,198.00)
  • Sony 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T FE OSS $698.00 (was $898.00)
  • Sony FE 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master Lens $1,598.00 (was $1,698.00)
  • Sony – FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom $1,198.00 (was $1,299.99)
  • Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Zoom Lens (Renewed) $744.95 (was $1,024.94)
  • Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS $1,898.00 (was $2,465.79)
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS $1,398.00 (was $1,498.00)
  • Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens $1,173.00 (was $1,264.80)
  • Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS $1,898.00 (was $1,999.00)

Sony camera deals

  • Sony ZV-1F Vlogging Camera, Black with ACCVC1 Vlogger, Accessories Kit $646.00 (was $700.85)
  • Sony Alpha a7 IIK with 28-70mm Lens $998. 00 (was $1,711.73)
  • Sony Alpha a7R III Mirrorless Digital Camera (V2) with FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS E-Mount Lens
    $3,196.00 (was $3,496.00)
  • Sony Alpha a7R III Mirrorless Digital Camera (V2) with FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM (G Master) E-Mount Lens $3,546.00 (was $3,896.00)
  • Sony Alpha a7 III (Body Only) $1,698.00 (was $1,998.00)
  • Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm Lens W/Tripod/Card $1,998.00 (was $2,298.00)
  • Sony Alpha a7 III 24MP UH 4K Mirrorless Camera W/ FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-Mnt Lens $3,296.00 (was $3,696.00)
  • Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Camera W/Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA Lens $2,396.00 (was $2,896.00)
  • Sony Alpha a7 IV Mirrorless Digital Camera with Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS E-Mount Lens $3,596.00 (was $3,796.00)
  • Sony Alpha 7C Mirrorless Digital Camera, Silver with Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS E-Mount Lens $2,796.00 (was $3,096.00)
  • Sony Alpha 7C Mirrorless Digital Camera, Black – with Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS E-Mount Lens $2,796. 00 (was $3,096.00)
  • Sony Alpha 7C Mirrorless Digital Camera with 20mm f/1.8 G Lens, Black $2,396.00 (was $2,696.00)

Sony memory card deals

  • Sony G Series 240GB XQD Memory Card $278.00 (was $378.00)

Nikon deals

NIKON NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S $526.95 (was $819.95)

We love to see 50mm lenses go on sale since they are such staples in photographers’ kits. This Nikon lens is part of the company’s S line, which is its top-tier lineup. As a result, it offers exceptional sharpness and overall image quality even when shooting wide open. And it features a rugged build quality to withstand harsh environments. The f/1.8 aperture isn’t going to provide as dramatically blurred backgrounds as an f/1.2 or f/1.4, but it helps keep the price much more reasonable. It’s comparatively affordable when it’s full-priced, but right now, you can save 36 percent on this quality nifty-fifty.

Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Digital Camera with NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens $4,896.

95 (was $5,096.95)



The Nikon Z8 was just released and is still in the pre-order phase, but you can already take advantage of a $200 discount when you purchase the camera as a kit with the NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens. This camera looks to be a true beast of a machine with a 45.7-megapixel sensor, up to 8K60p N-RAW video, and burst speeds up to 20 fps when shooting full-resolution raw files. It’s also fully weather sealed, provides built-in vibration reduction, and offers two USB-C ports for simultaneous charging and data transfer.

More Nikon camera deals:

  • Nikon Z5 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body with Nikon MB-N10 Multi Battery Power Pack $1,193.90 (was $1,593.90)
  • Nikon Z5 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body $996.95 (was $1,396.95)
  • Nikon Z5 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens $1,993.90 (was $2,393.90)
  • Nikon Z 6II $1,696.95 (was $1,996. 95)
  • Nikon Z 7II $2,596.95 (was $2,996.95)
  • Nikon Z 7II with Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens $3,196.95 (was $3,596.95)
  • Nikon Z 30 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body $606.95 (was $706.95)
  • Nikon Z 30 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body with Creator’s Accessory Kit $703.90 (was $853.90)
  • Nikon Z 30 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body With NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens $1,243.90 (was $1,343.90)
  • Nikon Z 30 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 & 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses $946.95 (was $1,196.95)
  • Nikon Z fc DX-Format Mirrorless Camera with NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens, Silver $996.95 (was $1,096.95)
  • Nikon Z fc DX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body $856.95 (was $956.95)
  • Nikon D850 DSLR $2,496.95 (was $2,996.95)

Nikon lens deals:

  • NIKON NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S $946.95 (was $1,046.95)
  • NIKON NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S $896.95 (was $996.95)
  • NIKON NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1. 8 S $696.95 (was $849.95)
  • Nikon NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 Lens $276.95 (was $296.95)
  • NIKON NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S $1,896.95 (was $1,096.95)
  • NIKON NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S $696.95 (was $796.95)
  • NIKON NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S $2,296.95 (was $2,496.96)
  • NIKON NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S $1,146.95 (was $1,729.95)
  • Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Lens $896.95 (was $1,196.95)
  • NIKON NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S $2,096.95 ($2,396.95)
  • NIKON NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 $796.95 (was $896.95)
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED $289.49 (was $396.95)

Fujifilm camera deals

Fujifilm GFX50S II Mirrorless Digital Camera with GF 35-70mm f/4.5-5.6 WR Lens $3,699.00 (was $4,499.00)



Medium format cameras are never cheap, but this deal on the Fujifilm digital medium format camera with a 35-70mm lens can save you $800. If you’ve been considering making the jump, this is a good time to do so. The GFX50S II offers a 51.4-megapixel sensor in a relatively compact body that only weighs 1.98 pounds without a lens. It provides 6.5 stops of image stabilization and comes with 19 of Fujifilm’s film simulation modes built into the camera. And the body is weather resistant, so you can worry less when shooting outside. The lens offers a 28-55mm equivalent focal length, making it versatile enough to keep you shooting for a long time without needing to buy something else.

More Fujifilm deals

  • Fujifilm GFX 50S 51.4MP Mirrorless Medium Format Camera (Body Only) $5,499.00 (was $6,499.95)
  • Fujifilm GFX50S II Medium Format Camera Body with GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR Lens $4,198.00 (was $4,998.00)
  • Fujifilm GFX50S II Mirrorless Digital Camera Body $3,199.00 (was $3,999.00)

OM Digital Solutions deals

OM System OM-1 Camera M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II kit $2,599.99 (was $2,799.99)

For outdoor lovers who want to worry less when bringing their camera along on adventures, you’d be hard-pressed to beat OM System cameras. OM Digital Solutions Corp released its flagship OM-1 to pay homage to the OM-1 35mm film camera. The company built the camera for adventurers, and as a result, it is splashproof, dustproof, and freezeproof down to 14°F with an IP53 rating. It can shoot 4K 60p video with no time limit and 120 fps bursts with AF locked. The camera also offers seven stops of stabilization or eight with select lenses. It’s a serious camera for pros who want to put it through its paces in the outdoors.

More OM System and Olympus camera deals

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Mirrorless Digital Camera Body, Black $1,299.00 (was $1,799.99)
  • OM System OM-5 $899.99 (was $1,199.99)
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III 21.8MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO Lens $1,599.00 (was $1,849.99)
  • OM System OM-1 $1,999.99 (was $2,098.94)

OM System and Olympus lens deals

  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO Wide Lens $899. 99 (was $1,099.99)
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 $499.99 (was $699.00)
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO Lens $499.99 (was $699.99)
  • OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II $799.99 (was $999.99)
  • OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO $1,199.99 (was $1,399.99)
  • OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 $899.99 (was $999.99)
  • OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0 Pro Lens $699.99 (was $899.99)
  • OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Silver $129.99 (was $199.00)
  • OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO Lens $1,299.99 (was $1,499.00)
  • OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 $449.00 (was $549.00)
  • OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm F2.0 Black $599.99 (was $799.00)
  • OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital 17mm F1.8 $399.99 (was $499.00)
  • OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO $1,199. 99 (was $1,399.99)
  • OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO $1,199.00 (was $1,399.99)
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 Pro Lens for Micro Four Thirds, Black $1,199.99 (was $1,399.99)
  • OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 $299.99 (was $399.00)
  • OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS M.Zuiko Digital 75mm F1.8 $699.99 (was $899.00)

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The best cheap camera sales and deals in 2021

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It’s worth checking out the value in a cheap camera deal before diving into the world of high end lenses. You can easily blow a massive budget on the best of the best, but if you’re just dipping your toe in a new hobby it’s far better to start out cheap and work your way up. For the best value, however, it’s worth digging into the features and specs of these budget models – to make sure you’re prioritizing the functions you need while still getting the best price possible.  

We’ve been tracking camera deals for some time now, and find ourselves heading back to the same models time and time again for the highest quality discounts. That’s why we’ve rounded up all our favorite cheap camera deals right here – so you can check out the models that are most likely to shave their price tags. We’re also bringing you all the lowest prices from around the web here, updated every half an hour.

We’ve split our selection of camera deals into three categories: compact digital cameras, action cameras, mirrorless cameras, Enthusiast DSLR cameras, Beginner DSLR cameras, and 360-degree cameras. You’ll find all the top camera brands included in our roundup, like Canon, Sony, GoPro, Panasonic, Nikon, and more. So whether you’re looking for a cheap digital camera or a top-of-the-line action camera, our camera deals guide has you covered.

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Compact digital cameras

Once known as point-and-shoot cameras, compact cameras have become so much more than simple snapshot machines. These days, you will find a bevy of features to give you reason to put down your phone and put one of these cameras in your pocket, where they are still designed to fit. Of course, you probably don’t want to empty your pockets of cash in the process, so below we’ve rounded up the best deals on some of our favorite compact cameras.

Today’s Best Compact Digital Camera Deals

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS



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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500



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Beginner DSLR cameras

Whether you’re are a burgeoning photographer or simply want to take better photographs without dropping a lot of cash, this category of beginner or entry level DSLR cameras is for you. You may very well still be surprised by how good your new camera’s photos look compared to what you’ve been shooting on your phone. To help you with your selection, we’ve rounded up the best prices on some of our favorites below.

Today’s Best Entry Level DSLR Camera Deals

Nikon D3400



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Canon EOS 800D

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Nikon D5600



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Canon EOS 750D



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Nikon D5300



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Enthusiast DSLR cameras

If you’ve gotten serious about photography, then chances are you’re going to want a serious camera. Classified as enthusiast or professional cameras, these are cameras with advanced technology and better lenses and sensors. As you might suspect, they don’t come cheap. But, that doesn’t mean you have to necessarily pay top dollar. Below, we’ve rounded up the best prices on some of the best cameras money can buy, so you can still get a deal.

Today’s Best Enthusiast DSLR Camera Deals

Sony Alpha A7 III



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Panasonic Lumix G9

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Mirrorless cameras

As the name denotes, a mirrorless camera is without a reflex mirror to project light to the optical viewfinder. As such, mirrorless cameras are often much more compact than their DSLR counterparts, a real plus if you want to be able to take great pictures wherever you might be. Indeed, these cameras are a real step up from shooting on your phone and most point-and-shoots. Plus, there’s the advantage of being able to change lenses when it’s needed. We’ve rounded up the best deals on some of our favorite mirrorless cameras below so you can be sure to get a great price.

Today’s Best Mirrorless Camera Deals

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7



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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III



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Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85



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Sony Alpha A7 III



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Action cameras

Whether you’re an avid extreme sports enthusiast or simply like taking photos while biking or scuba diving, an action camera is the way to go. These rugged, waterproofed cameras are designed to take on the go. Of course, you don’t want to spend more than you have to for such features. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the best deals on some of our favorite action cameras below.

Today’s Best Action Camera Deals

GoPro Hero (2018)




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Olympus TG-Tracker

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GoPro Hero5 Session

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360-degree cameras

The latest advancement in camera technology, 360-degree cameras allow you to take photographs that capture your view from every angle. This is usually done by utilizing two back-to-back fisheye lenses. Whether or not such panoramic photos are worth the extra money is up to you, but to find you get the best camera at the best price, we’ve rounded up a selection of deals on our favorites below.

Today’s Best 360-Degree Camera Deals

GoPro Fusion




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Ricoh Theta V

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Kodak Pixpro SP360



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Insta360 One




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Garmin VIRB 360



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LG 360 Cam



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  • Connectivity: HDMI 2. 0 x 1, DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, USB 3.0 x 3, 3.5mm Jack x 1
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 24.25” x 20.65” x 11.65”
  • Weight: 12.59 lbs

Design and Features

The Pixio PX277 Pro looks simple and minimalist compared to something like the BenQ EX2710Q. It has an all-black chassis which makes it look like a business monitor, although the aggressive-looking base and of course the panel qualities say differently. The display is bezel-free on three sides, although it still has thin inner borders on the top and side edges.

27-inch monitors aren’t massive by today’s standards, but this model still surprisingly needs almost a foot of depth. Those with narrow desks or a plethora of peripherals might have an issue with that when it comes to placement. It is not very heavy at 12.59 pounds, so it’s relatively easy to move around in case you want to rearrange your room or setup.

Its build quality is great and has drastically improved over the old PX277 we checked out a few years ago. The plastics used are thick and sturdy, plus there were no cosmetic defects when it was unpacked. The stand is firm and stable so the screen won’t shake or sag on you while working or gaming.

You will also find an RGB LED Strip at the back that’s placed at an offset towards the side of the chassis. However, it is not positioned properly, and it’s not bright enough so it can’t be used as a bias or ambient light. Its only use is if you can see the monitor from the back, but that’s unusual since most would place their desks against a wall.

The Pixio PX277 Pro belongs to the brand’s mid to upper range, so it has a joystick for its OSD. Most Pixio variants still have buttons, so this is a welcome upgrade for the sake of convenience. It is easy to reach even if it’s at the back, plus it’s snappy and responsive so you won’t have trouble or irritation while navigating the submenus.

The included stand offers tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments for your comfort and convenience.  This is another massive improvement over the old PX277 which only had a short, tilt-limited stand that was very wobbly. You can use VESA mounts, but it is only necessary if you have limited space or multiple displays on your desk.

The Pixio PX277 Pro’s highlight is its connectivity layout which includes the usual DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 slot, along with a USB-C port. The latter supports DP Alt Mode while providing up to 65 watts of charging which allows USB-C laptops to dock. This monitor supports KVM so you can utilize these inputs with multiple inputs.

The monitor even has a pair of built-in speakers unlike other offerings from premium brands at more or less the same price range. They sound tinny and are incapable of bass, but they can be used for secondary purposes. We’re always glad to have extra features since they extend the value per dollar aspect of a monitor.

Display and Performance

The Pixio PX277 Pro sports a 27-inch Fast IPS panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, a 165Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms boosted response time. The backlight has a 450 cd/m2 maximum while the contrast ratio is listed at 1000:1 like most IPS panels. This model is compatible with HDR signals, but it is not certified even if its backlight is bright enough.

27-inch 1440p monitors are hot sellers now since they are considered as the sweet spot between sharpness and visibility. They are noticeably crisper than 1080p screens but they are not as demanding as 4K. Games will look a lot better but small objects won’t be too hard to see so it’s great for both purposes.

The Pixio PX277 Pro renders more than 100% sRGB and around 96% DCI-P3 for rich colors in games and movies. its deltaE average of 3.34 is a bit high, showing us that the monitor isn’t factory-calibrated like its premium counterparts. Some colors will look oversaturated, but it’s acceptable and pleasant most of the time.

Calibrating it reduced the dE average to 2.45 which is slightly better, but not the kind of result we expect after this process. Getting a colorimeter for minor improvements isn’t practical, especially since this is a lower-priced model. You are better off applying a few tweaks of your own to set the screen to the way you like it.

Its backlight peaked at 435 cd/m2, so it is bright enough to fight off glare and help the colors pop even if it didn’t reach the quoted maximum. Its contrast ratio is also quite good for an IPS panel since it reached 1268:1 at 50% brightness. However, the screen is still unable to produce deep blacks like VA or OLED panels.

Panel uniformity for the sample unit was great since there were no considerable light leaks on the edges of the screen.  There is some variance in the backlight’s spread so the upper edge looks dimmer, but it’s only noticeable in extreme circumstances. Note that this can change between every unit made since there are tolerances in the panel manufacturing process, so you might get different results.

The Pixio PX277 Pro has an excellent pixel response time so blurring and ghosting are quite rare. However, you might need to set its overdrive to its low setting if your framerate drops too far from the maximum. Anything higher will induce overshoot, but as always, feel free to choose the level that works best for you.

The Pixio PX277 Pro is also compatible with FreeSync and G-Sync so you don’t have to lose VRR if you have one GPU brand or the other. Video card scarcity makes this a necessity since getting an AMD or Nvidia GPU at a good price isn’t guaranteed right now. Input lag sits at 4ms at 165Hz so it is fast enough for competitive play.

Thoughts on the Pixio PX277 Pro

The Pixio PX277 Pro is a great choice for gamers who want a full feature set at a more affordable price point. It has a fully adjustable stand, USB-C, and even RGB lighting even if it’s at least $50 cheaper than the closest alternative. Its fast IPS panel performs as advertised since it’s responsive and extra vibrant like the premium models it competes against.

However, the Pixio PX277 Pro still isn’t perfect, so there are some things that you have to live with. Its most glaring limitation is its factory and calibrated color results which failed to reach a level that makes it suitable for editing. However, that’s forgivable since the monitor is mainly for gaming, so you are still getting a very good product for a wallet-friendly price.


  • Affordable
  • Wide Gamut and High Contrast
  • Fully Adjustable Stand and USB-C Connectivity
  • Excellent Build Quality


  • Dismal Color Accuracy
  • Limited to 65 Watts

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About the Author: Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since junior high. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.

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There any many different 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS gaming monitors available on the market. For most people, this combination of specifications delivers the ideal gaming experience, and we can certainly see why.

The Pixio PX277 is one of the cheapest such models available, yet it offers AMD FreeSync with a wide dynamic range, a slim bezel-less design, and additional useful gaming features.

Keep in mind that this review is of the 2017 model Pixio PX277, not the older model from 2016, which goes by the same name and is now discontinued.

The Pixio PX277 2017 model is also referred to as Pixio New PX277 or Pixio PX277-N.

There’s also a 2020 model, called Pixio PX277 Prime.

Image Quality

First of all, the 2560×1440 resolution on 27″ sized screens ensures vivid details and plenty of screen real estate thanks to the rich pixel density of 108. 79 pixels per inch.

The pixels are not individually distinguishable at all as they are on 24″-27″ 1080p monitors, and you don’t need to scale your UI like you’d need to do on 24″-32″ 4K monitors. With 1440p at 27″, you hit the sweet spot.

Moving on, the IPS panel of the Pixio PX277 display offers wide 178-degree viewing angles, a 6ms response time speed, a 230-nit peak brightness, and a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio.

The colors are vibrant and consistent, covering a bit over 96% of the sRGB color space, meaning that you won’t be able to use the screen for color-critical work. Still, the image is crystal-clear with vivid colors nonetheless.


The Pixio PX277 1440p 144Hz gaming monitor delivers an outstanding performance with the average input lag amounting to just below 5ms making it perfect for competitive gaming.

Now, the response time speed of 6ms is slightly higher than the usually-advertised 4ms of specific modern IPS panels, but in reality, there’s hardly any ghosting of fast-moving objects noticeable.

Of course, if you want as little ghosting as possible, you should go with a TN panel monitor instead, but then you’d lose on color quality and viewing angles – or get a more expensive IPS model with a 1ms GtG response time speed, such as the LG 27GL83A.

Moving on, we didn’t run into any defects, such as excessive IPS glow or dead pixels.

The screen is flicker-free and has a low blue light filter, so it won’t cause you headaches or eye fatigue even after longer use.

At 144Hz, gaming feels considerably more responsive and immersive as opposed to the standard 60Hz displays, which in addition to the striking colors and crisp details, ensures an overall flawless gaming experience.

AMD FreeSync

One of the more impressive features of the Pixio New PX277 27-inch monitor is AMD FreeSync; more precisely, its wide dynamic range of 30Hz to 144Hz given that FreeSync monitors usually have a more limited range of around 40-144Hz or 48-144Hz.

In fact, the previous PX277 model had a range of 55-144Hz.

If you have a FreeSync-compatible GPU connected to a FreeSync monitor, the refresh rates and frame rates become synchronized – similar to how V-SYNC works.

However, instead of waiting for GPU’s frame rates, the monitor changes its refresh rate dynamically, thus eliminating the awful screen tearing and stuttering without introducing input lag.

FreeSync also works without any issues when using a compatible NVIDIA G-SYNC graphics card.

To clarify Pixio’s misleading information on the product webpage (pictured below), note that the Pixio PX277 FreeSync range amounts to 30-144Hz over the DisplayPort, but FreeSync is not supported over HDMI.


Other Pixio PX277 gaming features include the ‘LOS’ customizable crosshair overlays and Game Timer, which places a timer on the screen for tracking cooldowns, pizza deliveries, and whatnot.

There’s also an FPS and RTS picture preset with optimal settings for these gaming genres in addition to Standard, Photo, Movie, and one customizable preset.

There are no Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture modes while the Pixio PX277 color settings include color temperature presets, and red, green, and blue color adjustments for calibration.

Enabling the OverDrive setting increases the response time speed of the monitor from 12ms to the advertised 6ms. It’s also vital to note that FreeSync and OverDrive can be enabled at the same time. So, you won’t be limited to 12ms response time when you turn on FreeSync.

Design & Connectivity

Unlike the older Pixio PX277, the new model boasts a slim design with ultra-thin bezels for a more cinematic viewing experience. The chassis is matte plastic, and there’s a matte screen coating that prevents reflections. Alas, the screen is tilt-only, but there’s a 75 x 75mm VESA mount pattern.

Connector ports are as follows: DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0 (HDMI-1), DL-DVI, a headphones jack, and audio line-in for the integrated speakers. Keep in mind that the Dual-Link DVI can’t reach 144Hz at 1440p, so use either HDMI 2. 0 or DP 1.2.

Price & Similar Monitors

The Pixio PX277 price amounts to around $400.

While it was one of the cheapest 1440p 144Hz IPS monitors available back in the day – nowadays, you can find a lot better models for the same price, such as the LG 27GL83A with a faster 1ms GtG response time, among other things.

Screen Size 27-inch
Resolution 2560×1440 (WQHD)
Panel Type IPS
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate 144Hz
Response Time 6ms (GtG)
Adaptive Sync FreeSync (30Hz-144Hz)
Speakers 2x3W
Ports DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, DVI
Other Ports Headphone Jack
Brightness 230 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 1000:1 (static)
Colors 16. 7 million (true 8-bit)
VESA Yes (75x75mm)

The Pros:

  • Wide FreeSync range
  • Slim design with thin bezels
  • Plenty of gaming features

The Cons:

  • FreeSync doesn’t work over HDMI
  • Tilt-only design

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This is a 27″ model with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels (Quad HD (QHD) / 1440p). Matrix type – IPS with W-LED backlight. Viewing angles are 178 degrees horizontally and 178 degrees vertically. Your eyes will be less tired thanks to Flicker-Free technology – backlight without flicker.

The static contrast ratio achievable within one frame is 1000:1. This feature is important.

If you’re buying a gaming monitor, look at the maximum refresh rate at maximum resolution. In Pixio PX277 Pro, the frequency reaches 165 Hz.

Color gamut is important when working with photos or demanding accurate color reproduction. We also recommend that you calibrate your monitor after purchase. sRGB coverage: 113%.

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Model Information

Company/Brand/Manufacturer The name of the manufacturing company. You can also view all products by clicking on the name. Pixio
Model The name under which the device appears in stores. PX277 Pro
Alternate name A manufacturer often provides detailed labeling for their products. No data
Year of manufacture 2022

Matrix size and type

LCD panel Model of the panel used in the display. No data
Size / class One of the main characteristics by which the size is determined is indicated in inches. It affects the size and quality of the image. Click on a value to search for monitors of the same size. 27″
Radius of curvature Concave screens are in vogue. According to manufacturers, this improves user immersion and increases convenience when working with a large screen. The smaller the specified radius, the more curved the screen. No data
Matrix diagonal For convenience, it is given in different length units (millimeters, centimeters, inches and feet). 685.8 mm
68.6 cm
Die Width For convenience, given in different length units (millimeters, centimeters, inches and feet). 597.888 mm
59.8 cm
Die height For convenience, given in different length units (millimeters, centimeters, inches and feet). 3 36.312 mm
33.6 cm
Resolution One of the main characteristics that together with the diagonal affects the image quality. With a large diagonal and low resolution at the same time, the picture on the screen will be of poor quality, the fonts will be loose, and large pixels will be noticeable. With a small diagonal and high resolution, the quality increases, but the size of elements and fonts decreases, which requires that scaling be enabled on the computer. Directly affects the demands on the video card. Click on a value to search for monitors with the same resolution. 2560×1440 Quad HD (QHD) / 1440p
Aspect Ratio The horizontal to vertical aspect ratio of the display. The most popular value is 16:9, 4:3 screens are becoming a thing of the past, ultra-wide 21:9 are gradually coming into fashion. Unexpectedly convenient for work can be 16:10. 16:9
Sensor type An important feature. There are 3 main types of matrices: TN, IPS, VA and their variations. Also, some manufacturers give their names, for example, PLS. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, choose according to your requirements. Click to find monitors with a similar matrix. IPS
Finish Available in matt and glossy finishes. Gloss is usually more saturated color and high contrast, but glare in bright light, you can see your reflection in the monitor. Matte displays have an anti-reflective coating that makes colors less saturated. Choose according to your lighting. Matte/Anti-Glare
Monitor Effective Area A cosmetic parameter calculated from the ratio of the bezel to the display matrix. It is worth paying attention to if you are a fan of thin frames or the space on your computer desk is very limited. 89.58 %
Additional information Response time – 1 ms (MPRT – Motion Picture Response Time)

Image quality

90 032 Pixel Pitch A term applied to modern LED screens. The distance between adjacent pixels is measured in millimeters, it affects the graininess of the screen, the looseness of the font and the optimal distance from a person to the display.
0.233 mm
Pixel Density The number of pixels per square inch of the sensor. Affects the graininess of the screen, the looseness of the font and the optimal distance from the person to the display. 108 ppi
Matrix color depth An important parameter for those who work with color, for example, process photos. The most widely used monitors with 8-bit matrices. Displays with greater color depth and bit depth are significantly more expensive. 8 bit
FRC (Frame rate control) Technology that increases the color depth of the matrix. During operation, quickly switches pixels between color shades, due to which the user sees an intermediate shade. Please note that some people are vulnerable to such flickering, their eyes get tired quickly, there is a feeling of dryness. However, most people do not feel any discomfort, and the vast majority of monitors come with FRC. None
Number of colors displayed 16777216
Color bit depth 24
sRGB 113%
NTSC n/a
DCI-P3 96. 6 %
Rec. 2020 N/A
Backlight Modern sensors do not emit light, so they need a backlight. The type of backlight affects the image quality, the correct display of colors, eye fatigue. In addition, over time, the backlight may degrade, distorting the color reproduction. W-LED

Eye-safe monitors without PWM

Manufacturers who care about your eyesight do not use PWM (pulse-width modulation) backlight brightness control, the principle of which is to turn on and turning off the backlight LEDs at a high frequency, resulting in eye fatigue. Please note that many monitor models provide adequate brightness control only up to some limit, below which PWM comes into play. Look for a review in which the absence of PWM at any brightness is confirmed by measurements.

Brightness Maximum display brightness. All modern monitors produce sufficient maximum brightness. When buying, it is worth checking the minimum so that your eyes are comfortable in low light. 0 cd/m2
Static contrast A value that determines how much contrast the monitor can display simultaneously on a single frame. 1000:1
Dynamic Contrast Mostly marketing and advertising. This indicates the difference between the maximum possible bright and dark color on the display, which is almost impossible in real use. Pay attention to static contrast. N/A
Viewing angles (horizontal/vertical) Viewing angles at which the manufacturer believes the image will remain within acceptable quality limits. Be prepared for noticeable color distortion. 178 / 178 °


Maximum vertical refresh rate An important value for gamers. Shows how many times per second the image on the matrix is ​​updated. The higher the refresh rate, the smoother and more comfortable the game. The simplest monitors give out 60 Hz, budget gaming 120 Hz, the top-end ones – 240 Hz. An intermediate version of 144 Hz is gaining more and more popularity. It is important to choose a video card that consistently produces a number of frames equal to the monitor frequency, otherwise you will not feel any improvement. 165Hz
Minimum Vertical Refresh Rate 48Hz
Maximum Horizontal Frequency The maximum horizontal scan rate, indicating the number of horizontal lines drawn by the screen per second. n/a
Minimum Horizontal Scan Rate The minimum horizontal scan rate, indicating the number of horizontal lines drawn by the screen per second. n/a
Minimum response time GtG (Grey to Gray) High response time sensors will delight you with loops in action-packed movie scenes with games. GtG – the time during which the matrix switches the brightness on gray from minimum to almost maximum. Considering that all colors are displayed in games, it poorly reflects the real performance, but it is stubbornly indicated by manufacturers in promotional materials. Modern monitors have overclocking technologies in which the response time is reduced, but image artifacts appear. Overclocking functions vary among manufacturers, some really help, some do nothing but damage the picture. 0 ms
Medium response time BWB (Black-White-Black), BtB (Black to Back) High response time sensors will delight you with trails in fast-paced movie scenes with games. Average response time – the time during which the matrix switches from black to white and back. Modern monitors have overclocking technologies in which the response time is reduced, but image artifacts appear. Overclocking functions vary among manufacturers, some really help, some do nothing but damage the picture. No data
Input lag (input-lag) Another important parameter for gamers. The delay between the signal from the computer to the monitor and the display of the picture on the screen. At high values, you will experience a delay between your actions and the display on the screen. n/a

3D support

3D technology support Information about whether the monitor supports virtual reality. The technology depends on the manufacturer and type of screen. No
3D Technologies Supported technologies vary by screen manufacturer and type. n/a




9 0031

Technology n.a.
Meaning n.a.

Speakers and camera

Built-in speakers The monitor’s audio system allows the monitor to play computer-supplied audio over HDMI or another interface. 2 x 2W
Built-in subwoofer The subwoofer reproduces low frequencies for enhanced sound quality. n/a
Additional audio features n/a
Built-in camera The camera allows you to use skype and other messengers with video calls support without using an additional webcam. N/A
Built-in camera resolution N/A
Additional camera features N/A

TV -tuner

Built-in TV tuner Option that allows you to send a TV signal directly to the device . There are various formats supported by digital, analog and cable tuners. No

Networking and device connectivity

Network technologies Network standards that allow you to connect to the Internet and home networks via wireless and wired connections. No data
Peripheral connection ports Memory card slots, USB ports, audio/video connectors and other interfaces that allow you to connect a variety of devices. 1 x USB (Type-B; upstream)
1 x USB (Type-C; upstream; 65W; DP Alt Mode)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out

SoC and OS

CPU Central processing unit. n/a
Number of CPU cores n/a
CPU frequency The maximum CPU frequency. n/a
GPU Graphic processor. n/a
Number of GPU cores n/a
RAM Random access memory. n.a.
RAM type n.a.
Number of RAM channels n.a. ROM Built-in memory. N/A
OS Operating system. N/A

Supported media formats

Video file formats List of video formats supported by the device. You can directly connect an external hard drive or transfer the file over the network and open it if supported. N/A
Graphics file formats List of graphics formats supported by the device. You can directly connect an external hard drive or transfer the file over the network and open it if supported. N/A
Audio file formats List of audio formats supported by the device. You can directly connect an external hard drive or transfer the file over the network and open it if supported. No data

Power supply and energy consumption

110 V network Opportunity to work in a network with a voltage of 110 volts and allowable voltage spread at which the manufacturer guarantees operability. 100V – 120V
Mains 220V Opportunity to work in a network with a voltage of 220V and allowable voltage spread at which the manufacturer guarantees performance. 220V – 240V
Frequency Permissible AC frequency range at which the manufacturer guarantees operation. 50 Hz – 60 Hz
Current consumption n.a. 033
Sleep power consumption the sleep or standby mode that most monitors enter when there is an extended period of no signal. 0.5 W
Power consumption in ECO mode n.a. 132W
Energy Efficiency Class An EU standard that indicates the energy consumption of devices. The classification includes the following values: A+++, A++, A+, A, B, C, D, E, F, G. A+++ are the most energy efficient devices. n/a


900 31

VESA mount The VESA mount standard allows you to choose a mount or bracket to easily mount your monitor. There are both simple fixed wall mounts and expensive 3-DOF brackets that allow you to mount your monitor at the desired angle. Yes
VESA standard Depending on the size and weight of the device, different mounts are available. 100 x 100 mm
Detachable stand Possibility to remove the stand, otherwise the “leg” of the monitor. It will be useful if you want to fix it on the wall. Yes
Height adjustment (up / down) The ability to adjust the height of the monitor stand by raising and lowering it above the surface. Allows you to set the screen exactly at eye level. No
Rotate to portrait mode Rotate 90° or more. Yes
Horizontal rotation (left / right) Possibility to rotate the device horizontally around its own axis. Replaced by turning along with the stand. Yes
Maximum steering angle left 20°
Maximum steering angle right 20°
Vertical tilt (forward / backward) Ability to tilt the screen forward or backward for optimal viewing angle . Yes
Forward Tilt The maximum angle that the screen can be tilted forward.

Kitchen hand mixer: Hand Mixers | KitchenAid

Опубликовано: May 9, 2023 в 4:36 pm


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Hand Mixers, Hand Held Mixers to Whip & Knead

Nothing beats a hand mixer for common kitchen tasks. That’s why KitchenAid brand offers multiple mixers to help with whipping, mixing, kneading and more.





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This 5-speed hand mixer has the right speed for the task at hand, from mixing in nuts and chocolate chips at speed one, to whipping perfect meringues at speed five.

Stainless Steel Turbo Beater Accessories
Mix your ingredients thoroughly, using the thoughtfully designed Stainless Steel Turbo Beater Accessories. Dishwasher-safe.




This 6-speed hand mixer features 6 speeds, 2 Flex Edge Beaters and the power and control to mix up your favorite cookie dough, mashed potatoes and so much more.

Flex Edge Beaters
Flex Edge Beaters deliver 2X the surface area for faster, more thorough mixing.*


*Compared to metal Turbo Beater II accessories based on cake batter.


This 7-speed hand mixer has the right speed for the task at hand, from mixing in nuts and chocolate chips at speed 1, to whipping meringues at speed 7.

Pro Whisk Attachment
Easily whip egg whites to fluffy peaks or heavy cream to whipping cream to top your favorite desserts. Dishwasher-safe.



This 9-speed hand mixer has the right speed for the task at hand, from mixing in nuts and chocolate chips at speed 1, to kneading yeast dough at speed 9.

Expansive Accessory Pack
Mix, whip, knead and blend with the included Stainless Steel Turbo Beater Beater Accessories, Stainless Steel Pro Whisk, 2 Stainless Steel Dough Hooks and Blending Rod and a Storage Bag.



Explore the difference between hand mixers and stand mixers and decide which mixer is right for you.

Flex Edge Beaters deliver 2X the surface area for faster, more thorough mixing,* and also reduce the need to scrape down sides of the bowl.


*Compared to metal Turbo Beater II accessories based on cake batter.

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6 Best Hand Mixers of 2023, Tested by Experts

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Best Overall Hand Mixer

Breville Handy Mix Scraper


Best Overall Hand Mixer

Breville Handy Mix Scraper

$150 at Amazon$185 at Walmart$150 at Sur la Table

Credit: Breville

  • Aced every Lab test, from bread dough to cookie dough and more
  • Light shines on bowl during operation
  • Silicone coating on beaters
  • Pricey

Breville’s hand mixer got top scores in our testing, excelling at whipping egg whites, beating cake batter, mixing oatmeal cookie dough and kneading bread dough. This nine-speed model is able to recognize which attachment you’ve inserted (beaters, dough hooks or whisks) and automatically adjust its speed to match each task.

The beaters have a silicone coating to help prevent scratches and the loud clanking that’s sometimes caused by beaters hitting the sides of the bowl. Plus, it has a light that turns on while beating to help you see into the bowl to ensure everything is incorporated. It’s a bit pricey, but the extra features and attachments make it worth the splurge.

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 3.5″ x 8.5″ x 10.25″
Number of speed settings 9
Power 240 watts
Included attachments Silicone-coated beaters, dough hooks and whisks
Storage Snap-on case

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Best Value Hand Mixer

Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Electric Hand Mixer


Best Value Hand Mixer

Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Electric Hand Mixer

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$22 at Amazon$25 at Wayfair$53 at Overstock

Credit: Hamilton Beach

  • 46k+ five-star reviews on Amazon
  • Snap-on compartment makes for tidy storage
  • “QuickBurst” button for tough ingredients
  • According to reviews, there isn’t a true low speed

Amazon reviewers have been raving about this budget-friendly hand mixer, so much so that it has gotten over 46,000 five-star reviews! Although we haven’t tested this model in the Lab yet, Hamilton Beach hand mixers have performed well in past testing.

The mixer is equipped with six speed settings, though many reviewers noted there isn’t a true low speed, so it can be somewhat tricky to start off gently or slowly mix flour into a batter. But what’s great is its “QuickBurst” button, which provides an extra burst of power to whip through firm cream cheese or cookie dough ladened with nuts. Another particularly handy feature is the convenient snap-on case to neatly store its two beaters and whisk along with the mixer, instead of keeping them loose in a drawer.

Weight 2.86 lbs
Dimensions 5.7″ x 8.3″ x 9.2″
Number of speed settings 6
Power 250 watts
Included attachments Beaters and a whisk
Storage Snap-on case

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Best Hand Mixer for Baking

Braun MultiMix 5 Hand Mixer


Best Hand Mixer for Baking

Braun MultiMix 5 Hand Mixer

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$70 at Amazon$84 at Wayfair$85 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Credit: Braun

  • Performs well across all kinds of tasks
  • Attachments are dishwasher-safe
  • Convenient storage pouch for attachments
  • Comes with dough hooks
  • Model comes only in black

Whether you’re new to baking or a seasoned pro, the Braun MultiMix 5 is a versatile option with nine speed settings and a rotating dial so you can easily swap between incorporating flour into a batter or folding nuts into a dough. It aced our egg white whipping test and our cookie dough test, so you can use it for delicate and heavy baked goods alike.

It has only two whisks and dough hooks, but the manufacturer says its whisks are “multi-use” as they can act as both beaters and whisks. They’re easier to clean too, because the whisks’ tines are wider and more spread out than typical beaters. Plus, all of the attachments are dishwasher safe, should you choose to go that route, and there’s a storage pouch to keep them together. The mixer does only come in black, though.

Weight 2.2 lbs
Dimensions 8.3″ x 3″ x 8.7″
Number of speed settings 9
Power 350 watts
Included attachments Multi-use whisks and dough hooks
Storage Drawstring bag

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Most Versatile Hand Mixer

Cuisinart Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer


Most Versatile Hand Mixer

Cuisinart Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer

$73 at Amazon$73 at Walmart$80 at Home Depot

Credit: Cusinart

  • Snap-on storage case keeps all pieces together
  • Swivel cord for both right or left-handed consumers
  • Dishwasher-safe removable parts
  • In our testing, mixer needed assistance when mixing cake batter

This Cuisinart hand mixer comes with two beaters for beating cake batter or buttercream frosting, a whisk for whipping egg whites or cream, two dough hooks for kneading bread or pizza dough and a spatula to help you scrape down the edges of your bowl – a versatile amount of accessories for a variety of baking needs. This mixer has nine speeds, including three low-start speeds that help prevent splattering so you can gently mix ingredients at a 1 or 2 speed or beat through tough batter with a 8 or 9 speed.

All of the attachments are dishwasher-safe and store nicely in a snap-on case. We also appreciated that the cord swivels so the mixer can easily be used by right- or left-handed consumers. While many of the picks offer some of these versatility features, this pick has it all. Note: In our testing, we did have to scrape down the bowl regularly to help mix the cake batter.

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 8.46″ x 3.94″ x 8.94″
Number of speed settings 9
Power 220 watts
Included attachments Beaters, dough hooks, a whisk and a scraper
Storage Snap-on case

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Fastest Hand Mixer

Oster Hand Mixer With HeatSoft Technology


Fastest Hand Mixer

Oster Hand Mixer With HeatSoft Technology

$70 at Amazon$90 at Walmart

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  • Softens cold ingredients as you mix
  • Comfortable handle
  • Mixer can sit upright when not in use
  • Attachments are hand-wash only

If you’re a spur-of-the-moment baker who just can’t wait for ingredients to come to room temperature, this model is a great option. It has a built-in fan that will blow warm air into your mixing bowl to gently soften cold butter, so there’s no more waiting around for uneven microwaving.

In our testing, we found that it was able to soften butter within one and a half minutes, in contrast to the 30 minutes it usually takes for butter to soften when left out at room temperature. We also liked how comfortable the handle was to hold and we appreciate that it can sit upright when not in use – so dirty beaters won’t touch the kitchen countertop.

It has seven speed settings and can beat through cookie dough, whip cream and more. It also comes with beaters, dough hooks and a whisk attachment that all fit into a snap-on container. However, take note that all of the attachments are hand-wash only.

Weight 4.64 lbs
Dimensions 4.8″ x 9.6″ x 9.6″
Number of speed settings 7
Power 270 watts
Included attachments Beaters, dough hooks and a whisk
Storage Snap-on case

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Best Cordless Hand Mixer

KitchenAid Cordless Hand Mixer


Best Cordless Hand Mixer

KitchenAid Cordless Hand Mixer

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$85 at Amazon$85 at Home Depot$90 at Wayfair

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  • No need for an outlet during operation
  • Includes soft-start feature for reducing splatter
  • Great for right- and left-handed consumers
  • Doesn’t include whisk or dough hook attachments like some other models

KitchenAid’s Cordless Hand Mixer is not only an attractive piece of kitchen equipment because of its sleek and rounded design, but it’s also cordless, so you’re not tethered to an outlet and can use the hand mixer wherever you want. Bonus: Since there’s no cord, it’s great for right- or left-handed users. And it comes in six other colors, if black isn’t your thing.

The manufacturer claims you can make up to four batches of cookies on one charge. There are seven speeds and a convenient soft-start feature, which allows you to gradually work up to your desired speed while reducing splatter. Though we haven’t tested this model yet, according to Amazon reviews, it’s quiet, lightweight and it holds its charge. This model comes with only beater attachments and has no storage container.

Weight 2.09 lbs
Dimensions 11.69″ x 3.54″ x 7.56″
Number of speed settings 7
Power 12 volts
Included attachments Beaters
Storage None

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How we test hand mixers

During our most recent test in the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances & Innovation Lab, we assessed the variety of speeds, the ease of attaching the beaters, the comfort level when holding the hand mixer and how easy it was the use the controls and clean the mixer.

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We’ve tested over 30 mixers in the last two decades, but in our most recent test, we tested 22 hand mixers in the Lab and at home. We mixed oatmeal cookie dough (as shown in this image) to see how well it mixed through tough ingredients. Beat yellow cake mix, kneaded white bread dough and whipped egg whites (as shown in the image below) and heavy cream.

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Eva Bleyer / Good Housekeeping Institute

We also consulted online reviews to see which hand mixers consumers love, in addition to which ones they have difficulty with. When making our picks, we also considered how intuitive each model was to use, as well as its ergonomics and any useful features and included attachments.

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What to look for when shopping for a hand mixer

✔️ Power: A good hand mixer gravitates around 200 to 300 watts of power. This power will help it to muscle through tough cookie dough filled with nuts, oats or chocolate chips without slowing down or shutting off. All of the picks on our list fall within a good amount of wattage to get most of your mixing jobs accomplished.

✔️ Speed settings:
Having many speed settings to choose from is a good feature to look for. Low settings are great at first when you need to gently mix without any splattering, but then you’ll want a high setting for mixing through tough batters and ingredients.

✔️ Comfort: Since you’ll be holding up the hand mixer for an extended period of time, a heavy mixer can tire your arm out quickly. Look for lighter mixers with a comfortable grip. We suggest shopping in person and lifting and holding the hand mixers on display, if possible.

✔️ Accessories: All hand mixers come with detachable beaters, but only some models include other attachments, such as whisks or dough hooks. Although additional attachments do usually increase the price of the model, they give your hand mixer more uses.

✔️ Cord vs. cordless: If you’re short on outlets in your kitchen or if they’re in inconvenient locations, you may want to consider a cordless hand mixer. You do have to remember to charge them regularly, but they allow for ease of use by both right- and left-handed people. If you’d rather not leave your hand mixer on a charger, you can look for a model with a swivel cord so it stays out of the way when you’re using the mixer.

✔️ Storage: Extra accessories are nice to have, but they can get lost in drawers easily. Then, before you know it, you only have one beater hanging around. Models with storage options, like a bag, to keep all of the pieces together. If you’re looking to save space, some models have snap-on storage cases to house the accessories with the mixer so they’re all in the same place when you need them.

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What is the difference between mixing by hand and a hand mixer?

A hand mixer gives you extra power to fully incorporate ingredients and get a batter velvety smooth without tiring out your hand and arm muscles like you would if you were attempting to hand-mix them. While there are certainly some batters, doughs or ingredients that can be hand mixed, things like a homemade aioli, whipped cream or finely shredded chicken can be done quickly with the help of a mixer.

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What is the difference between a hand mixer and a stand mixer?

Most hand mixers are more affordable and can be stored easier than stand mixers since they’re less bulky and take up less counter space. They can also be easily moved from one side of your kitchen to another. Whipping up a custard on your stove or needing to use a specific bowl? A hand mixer is your best bet.

Holding a hand mixer at high speed for a long time can tire your hand because of the force required to keep the mixer steady. While with a stand mixer, you simply have to push a button and the mixer will do all of the work for you. Tough doughs and ingredients that need to be whipped for over 10 minutes are best conducted with a stand mixer instead of a hand mixer.

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Why trust Good Housekeeping?

Eva Bleyer is the reviews analyst in the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances and Innovation Lab. She has tested many kitchen appliance categories, including induction ranges and gas ranges, microwaves, blenders and so much more. She graduated from NYU with a bachelor of science in Food Studies, Nutrition and Public Health and is a trained chef through the Natural Gourmet Institute. She loves how easy and convenient hand mixers are.

Abigail Bailey is the assistant to the general manager of the Good Housekeeping Institute, where she covers a wide range of products, including kitchen gear and home goods. Her family is known to swipe her baked goods when they’re straight out of the oven. She worked closely with the Kitchen Appliances & Innovation Lab to research the ins and outs of hand mixers for this article.

Eva Bleyer

Home & Kitchen Appliances Reviews Analyst

kitchen and cooking appliances, tools and gear. She graduated from New
York University with a Bachelor of Science in Food Studies, Nutrition and
Public Health and is a trained chef from the Natural Gourmet Institute. Most
recently, Eva was a personal chef and freelance food stylist working behind
the scenes on some of your favorite Food Network shows. Eva started her
career as a Marketing Manager for various food and beverage companies
where she enjoyed brand content creation and building strategic
partnerships. Eva also interned in the Kitchen Appliances Lab while in college
and is very excited to be back! When not working, Eva can always be found
strolling the grocery store aisles, cooking up something delicious in her
kitchen or trying out new restaurants and cuisines in New York. Eva also
enjoys practicing hot yoga, hiking in upstate New York or curling up with a
good biography about someone inspiring

Abigail Bailey

Assistant to the General Manager

In addition to her job as the assistant to the general manager of the Good Housekeeping Institute, Abigail is also currently working toward her master of science in publishing in digital and print media at NYU. Prior to joining GH in 2022, she worked at LSU Press and The Southern Review. In her free time you can find her quilting, knitting, cross-stitching or working on any manner of craft.

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Each Very fast hand mixer Our range includes 4 or 5 speeds plus a turbo button. To adjust the speed, slide the speed control at the top of the handle. The “Turbo” button, also known as “impulse”, is ideally combined with attachments such as a mixing shaft or chopper.

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Attachments and accessories turn the hand mixer into a versatile kitchen tool.

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  • Cup and lid: just right for whipped cream and egg whites.
  • Special Whisks: It just helps you get the results you want.
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Hand Mixer is a base that contains the motor, equipped with a handle and holes for attachments. Here, in fact, is the whole apparatus. To whip or mix something, you have to keep it constantly on weight, sometimes rotating, switching speeds, if they are present. If you need to do something simple, then this is a perfectly acceptable option.

It is clear that a manual machine should not weigh a lot, otherwise it will be simply inconvenient to use it. Normal weight up to 3 kg . Therefore, such whipping devices have a low power motor. Most often – 250-400 watts, but you can purchase a hand mixer up to 700 watts. The potential of the latter allows not only whipping dough for pancakes or a simple cocktail, but it is quite suitable for making protein foam. It can be said that hand mixer
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What It Is and How to Avoid It in 2023

The clever Geek Squad scam comes in eight different varieties. Here are the red flags everyone needs to know.

Internet scams are a booming business. In 2021, the United States saw the highest number of complaints—nearly 1 million—and the greatest amount of money lost—$6.7 billion—according to the most current crime report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Of these, tech support scams, including the Geek Squad scam, are some of the costliest, bilking Americans out of $350 million last year. (In fact, one elderly New Jersey woman lost an eye-popping $98,577 to scammers posing as members of the famous tech support team.)

Why is the Geek squad scam so popular? In short, because it’s one of the simplest scams to perpetrate, costs nearly nothing to run, has endless variations and has a very low chance of the criminal getting caught, explains Matt Hathaway, a cybersecurity expert and the chief marketing and strategy officer at TrueFort, a cybersecurity company. “It’s low risk, high reward,” he says. “It’s cheap and easy to send the slightly customized email to hundreds or thousands of people and wait until someone responds.”

Read on for crucial information about Geek Squad scams, then check out more expert tips for avoiding online scams, phone call scams, phishing scams and car extended warranty scams.

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What is the Geek Squad scam?

The Geek Squad scam is a type of impersonation scam in which the criminal impersonates a tech support professional from a large, recognized and trusted company (in this case, it’s Best Buy) to get money out of victims.

If you’ve ever shopped at Best Buy, you’ve probably come across the Geek Squad, a team of technology professionals who provide on-demand support for people who purchase an extra tech support subscription plan when buying electronics from Best Buy. Because the store and its tech team are so well known, the Geek Squad scam is a go-to con for tech support scammers.

“It works because Geek Squad is a widely used service across the country, so someone is sure to take the bait and fall for the scam,” says Oliver Noble, a cybersecurity expert at NordLocker, a company that secures information in the cloud.

How the Geek Squad scam works

There’s no single version of the Geek Squad email scam, which is one reason so many people fall for it. But the end goal is always the same: to get money and/or information out of you via trickery and deceit.

A scammer will contact you using a phony Geek Squad scam email, text or phone call. (Keep in mind, emails and phone numbers can be spoofed to look like they are from the Geek Squad when they are not.) The message will give you some reason to get back to them. Once you do, the scammers will ask you to make a payment, give them account information or provide access to your device, at which point they’ll install malware and siphon off personal information.

Protect yourself by familiarizing yourself with the following eight ways fraudsters employ Geek Squad scams.

Auto-renewal scams

The Geek Squad email renewal scam starts with a bogus email or text that says your Geek Squad subscription is being automatically renewed for some exorbitant amount of money, usually around $400, and charged to your credit card. If the renewal is a mistake, the message says, call the provided number—supplied by the scammer, naturally—within 24 hours, and Best Buy will cancel the subscription for a small fee.

Everyone is fair game for this scam. It doesn’t matter whether you currently have, used to have or have never had an account with the Geek Squad.

Security support scams

When surfing the internet, you see a flashing pop-up that tells you your computer has been infected with hacking software or a virus. You must call the Geek Squad at the number on the screen—provided by the scammer—to get it fixed. Once you do, they’ll charge you a lot of money to “fix” a problem you never had.

Malware scams

Here’s a surefire way to identify a scammer: Some security support scams will ask you to download special software that will allow the Geek Squad tech to see your computer, diagnose the problem and fix it remotely. What this software actually does is give the scammer access to your entire system, where they can steal any information you have stored.

Ransomware scams

To add insult to injury, once you’ve installed the scammer’s software and they’ve remotely taken over your device, they may ask you to pay them a fee to unlock your information. They usually ask for payment in untraceable gift cards.

Tech support scams

You get a bogus email offering free or discounted tech support services from the Geek Squad as a thank-you for being such a loyal customer. When you call to set up the appointment, the customer service rep will ask for your credit card—just to book the service. Except that’s not a customer service rep, you’re not talking to Best Buy and you don’t get support. Scammers, however, get your money.

Accidental overpayment scams

You get an urgent email saying you’ve overpaid for a service and are owed a refund. You don’t remember buying anything from the Geek Squad, but hey, who doesn’t want more money? Once you call the (fake) number, the Best Buy representative will offer to send you the money. The catch: You first have to pay a small fee, often with gift cards.

Phishing scams

An official-looking email from Best Buy pops up in your inbox, saying the Geek Squad system has been hacked. The company is asking all of its customers to log in to their accounts and verify that their information is still correct. Another version of the Geek Squad phishing email asks you to reset your Best Buy password for security purposes.

These may sound legit, but everything about these emails is a scam, from the so-called hack to the supposedly legitimate links. In fact, the links included in these emails take you to a fake site that then steals your personal information when you enter it.

Recovery scams

Once the scam is completed and you realize you’ve lost your money and/or your personal data, you may feel desperate to get it back. Scammers know this, so the person who defrauded you (or a close associate) may reach out to you again. They’ll pretend to be someone from the real Geek Squad who can fix it or reclaim your lost items, money and other details—for a fee.

Don’t fall for the ruse! These recovery scammers will just take more of your money and disappear.

Red flags of the Geek Squad scam

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First, it’s important to know and learn to recognize the hallmarks of nearly all scams, including romance scams, Amazon scams and bank scams, says Hathaway. Those include the following characteristics.

Provoking a strong emotion

It’s easier to manipulate you if you’re very excited, scared, angry or greedy. In such heightened states of emotion, you’ll be less suspicious and more willing to overlook other red flags.

Creating urgency

If you feel like you have to act fast to avoid getting charged or losing your information, you’ll be more likely to ignore your instincts.

Offering a deal that’s too good to be true

Scammers prey on greed, and they know that offering you something like free money or services is a great way to get you to do things you otherwise wouldn’t. That’s true for crypto scams, OfferUp scams and, yes, the Geek Squad scam.

Including confusing or inaccurate details

Scammers often don’t take the time to make sure that all the details line up and will use bogus information, banking on the hope that you won’t verify it. And you may not—phone numbers and emails can be spoofed to look like they’re from legitimate companies, after all.

Geek Squad scams are relatively easy to spot, once you know what to look for, says Noble. These red flags are clear tip-offs that you’re dealing with a scammer:

  • The message has a generic greeting and doesn’t use your name.

  • The return email address uses a Gmail, Yahoo Mail or other nonofficial account.

  • Logos, phone numbers, email addresses and other information doesn’t match the company’s official site.

  • You haven’t purchased anything from Best Buy recently and/or you don’t have a Geek Squad subscription.

  • The person threatens you. Suffice to say, no company (including Best Buy) will issue threats.

  • The message is filled with bad grammar and spelling. Such mistakes are uncommon in information from large corporations, which double-check all their communications.

  • The message uses the word “kindly” often. For whatever reason, scammers love to use the word “kindly,” even though professional English communications almost never use it.

  • You’ve received unsolicited communication. You may get ads from the Geek Squad, but it won’t reach out to you unsolicited to ask for your personal or payment information.

  • The Geek Squad reaches out to you via social media, WhatsApp, text or other nonofficial communication channels. Official Geek Squad business always goes through official Geek Squad email accounts and phone numbers.

  • The message asks for payment in gift cards. Best Buy and the Geek Squad will never do this.

How to avoid getting scammed

The experts say there are smart steps you can take to avoid falling victim to the Geek Squad scam, including the following:

  • Do not give anyone any passwords, usernames, phone numbers, social security numbers, verification codes (a key element of Google Voice scams, by the way) or credit card numbers via text or email.

  • Always go to the website yourself rather than clicking a link in an email or text.

  • Never call the number in a web page’s pop-up window.
  • If you’re unsure of the legitimacy of an email, text or phone call, go to the Geek Squad or Best Buy website, look up the customer service number and call it yourself. Never respond with questions for the scammer.

  • Don’t download any unknown software onto your computer or phone.

  • Never make a payment with gift cards.

As a rule of thumb, stay skeptical and make people earn your trust, says Hathaway.

“The best way to avoid scammers is to treat everyone that is asking for personal information online as a scammer, even if they are a person you know well, because it is extremely easy to create fake emails, phone numbers, social media profiles and even websites that look identical to real ones,” says Noble. “Always be on guard.”


  • Matt Hathaway, cybersecurity expert and chief marketing and strategy officer at TrueFort
  • Oliver Noble, cybersecurity expert at NordLocker
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation: “Internet Crime Report 2021”
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation: “FBI Chicago Warns of Local Technical Support Scam”
  • WFMJ: “Mercer County Woman Loses $98K to ‘Geek Squad’ Scam”
  • Best Buy: “Learn How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones Against Cybercrime and Fraud Scams.

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Typically, wireless routers are used to provide Internet access to various home devices. But sometimes it is required to solve the opposite task in a certain sense – to implement remote access to services and systems located on the home network. The traditional solution to this problem usually consists of three steps – use the dynamic DNS service to automatically determine the external IP address of the router, assign a fixed address for the desired client in the DHCP service parameters of the router, and create a port translation rule for the required service on this client. Note that remote access in most cases is possible only if there is a “white” / “external” address on the WAN interface of the router (for more details, see the article), and DDNS may not be required if your provider provides a fixed IP address.

Port translation rules are often enough to accomplish the task, but they have certain peculiarities. For example, if it is necessary to protect transmitted information, you will need to resolve this issue for each connection individually. The second potential issue is limitations when the software requires a specific port number to be used and there are multiple servers on the local network. In addition, if you have a lot of services and internal systems, then there are obvious inconveniences of prescribing each translation rule to the router.

VPN technologies – virtual private networks – will help to cope with these issues. They allow you to create a secure connection between a remote client or local network and immediately the entire network behind the router. That is, it will be enough for you to configure this service once, and when you connect to it, the client will behave as if it is on the local network. Note that this scheme also requires an external address on the router and, in addition, has some restrictions related to the use of system names and other services.

Many modern mid- and high-end routers have a built-in VPN server in their firmware. Most often, it works with the PPTP and OpenVPN protocols. The first is a popular option that was developed over 15 years ago with the participation of large IT companies, including Microsoft. Its client is built into many modern operating systems and mobile devices, making it easy to implement. However, it is believed that this solution does not address security issues very well. The secure connection speed for this protocol, depending on the performance of the router platform, is usually 30-50 Mbps, on the fastest devices we also met 80 Mbps (see, for example, the article).

OpenVPN is a free VPN implementation of a similar age and is released under the GNU GPL. There are clients for it for most platforms, including mobile ones. Servers can be found in many alternative firmware for routers, as well as in original versions from equipment manufacturers. The disadvantage of this protocol is the requirement for significant computing resources to ensure high speed, so 40-50 Mbit / s can only be obtained on top-segment solutions (see for example).

Another option more commonly associated with “serious” secure network communications solutions is IPsec (see article). Its history began a little earlier and today it can be found in many corporate-level remote access products.

However, relatively recently, its implementation has also appeared in such clearly mass equipment as the Zyxel Keenetic series routers. The software module used in them allows you to implement secure scenarios for remote access, as well as networking without complex settings. In addition, it is compatible with ZyWall series solutions. The advantages of this manufacturer include a convenient knowledge base with detailed articles on the implementation of typical scenarios. On this topic, you can pay attention to articles on combining two networks and connecting a client with Windows. It makes no sense to provide detailed screenshots of the settings, since they are available at the links indicated. Let us just note that everything is simple and clear.

Given the resource intensity of the algorithms used in this scenario, the issue of performance of such a solution is important. For its study, three models of the latest generation of routers were chosen – the top-end Keenetic Ultra II and Keenetic Giga III, as well as the budget Keenetic Start II. The first two have MediaTek MT7621 series processors, 256 MB of RAM and 128 MB of flash memory each, gigabit network ports, dual Wi-Fi, 802.11ac support, USB 3.0 port. At the same time, the older one uses a chip with two cores operating at a frequency of 880 MHz, and the second one uses the same chip, but with only one core. And the third router is equipped with 100 Mbps ports (moreover, in the amount of two pieces – one WAN and one LAN) and a single-band wireless module. The processor it uses is MT7628N with one core and a frequency of 575 MHz, and the amount of RAM is 64 MB. In terms of software capabilities related to IPsec, the devices are no different.

All three routers were equipped with firmware from the v2.07(xxxx.2)B2 beta branch. The Internet connection mode on all devices was chosen as the simplest – IPoE. Working with other options will most likely lead to lower results. The next two graphs show the results of testing pairs with different connection settings – Ultra II and Giga III, Ultra II and Start II. In the first, the devices are generally comparable in speed (although the older one has two cores), and in the second, the restrictions will be from the younger model. The direction is relative to the second device. We used scenarios for transmitting, receiving and simultaneously transmitting and receiving data between clients connected to routers.

As we can see, the speeds here are quite low and do not even reach 100 Mbps. At the same time, the load on the processor during active data exchange is very high, which can have negative consequences for other tasks solved by the device.

However, as we remember from other similar resource-intensive scenarios (for example, video processing), a significant increase in performance on specialized tasks can be obtained through the use of dedicated blocks of chips, “sharpened” for efficient work with certain algorithms. Interestingly, in modern SoCs from MediaTek, these are just present and the company’s programmers have implemented this feature in recent firmware updates.

At the same time, the maximum effect can be obtained on the MT7621 and RT6856 chips, and not all modes are supported on the MT7628. Let’s see what will change when using this block. To enable it, use the command in the console, as in the screenshot.

The highest pair shows a speed of 200 Mbps or more, which once again confirms the correctness of the idea of ​​creating specialized blocks for certain standard algorithms that are significantly more productive than universal cores.

For the younger single-chip system, the effect is less noticeable, but even here we can note a twofold increase in speed for some configurations.

Now let’s see how well the devices cope with servicing connections from a fairly fast computer with an Intel Core i5 processor and Windows 8.1 x64 (a description of setting up a connection is available at the link above). The older Keenetic Ultra II and the younger Keenetic Start II acted as conditional servers (in IPsec connections, the participants are in a certain sense equal).

Top-of-the-line router in some configurations overclocks to over 300 Mbps. So apparently the second processor core helps in this scenario as well. However, in practice, to achieve these results, you will need the appropriate Internet channels.

The results of Keenetic Start II, for obvious reasons, practically do not differ from what we saw above.

It is worth noting that the use of optimization did not affect the stability of the connection. All participants successfully passed all tests without any remarks.

The tests carried out once again confirmed that modern products of the IT segment are software and hardware systems and the effectiveness of solving their tasks significantly depends not only on the installed hardware, but also on the effective software implementation of its capabilities.

While I was doing the tests, it turned out that the company in the latest debug firmware of the 2.08 series for enthusiasts has implemented another useful feature that allows you to use the IPsec service with mobile clients. The connection profile creation scenario described above required permanent IP addresses on both sides of the connection, which is not the case for smartphones in normal situations. Details and instructions can be found in these threads: Android, iOS/OS X, Windows (Cisco VPN Client).

Currently, this mode is not fully supported in the Web interface, but this did not prevent us from doing some quick tests with the Keenetic Giga III. With the Apple iPhone 5S, the real speed was 5-10 Mbps depending on the direction, and Xiaomi Mi5 turned out to be faster – 10-15 Mbps (both devices were connected via Wi-Fi). The regular Cisco IPsec client in OS X 10.11 on a modern system showed 110 Mbps for transmission and 240 Mbps for reception (when using a gigabit local network and taking into account the operation described above to configure the router in the console). Windows with the well-known, although no longer supported Cisco VPN Client, also worked quite quickly – 140 Mbps for transmission and 150 Mbps for reception. Thus, this implementation of IPsec can obviously be of interest to a wide range of users for implementing fast and secure remote access to their local network from mobile devices and computers from anywhere in the world.

We live in the era of the Avengers: the story of the world’s highest-grossing project

One of the most anticipated films of the year, Avengers: Endgame, was released worldwide on April 24 and immediately broke all box office records. It will appear on Russian screens only on April 29, so no spoilers so far – just numbers, facts and a lot of history.

In 2019, only two projects of the Hollywood film industry are shrouded in a powerful veil of secrecy and promise to break records of billions of dollars: Star Wars. Skywalker. Sunrise” and, of course, “Avengers: Endgame”. Both paintings complete the story, stretching for many years. Both have astronomical budgets. But judging by the numbers – the film has already grossed $ 305 million – the game is worth the candle: we live in the era of the Avengers, and perhaps it’s time to come to terms with this.

Comics in movies

Comics were not always mainstream and for a long time in America remained the lot of nerds and geeks. For the issues of Spider-Man or Batman found in the backpack, one could get an offensive nickname. Now we remember with delight how Stan Lee reinvented comics in the 1960s, bringing Iron Man, Thor, X-Men, Spider-Man and other future stars to the pages of Marvel publishing houses, but they only became a real mainstream in the 2000s with the advent of the Internet and really good adaptations.

The industry has always remembered comics and tried to film them. Superman made his animation debut in the 1940s, Batman has been investigating crimes in serials since 1943, but it took a while for big superhero movies to be invested in. Superman (1978) by Richard Donner was the most expensive film of its time, budgeted at a hefty $55 million. Made with the latest in industry and visual effects, the film grossed $300 million worldwide. It was the studio’s most successful project yet. at that time. Smelling the money, Warner moved on with the franchise, but none of the three Superman films that followed came close to Donner’s. Partly the reason for this was the absolutely frivolous attitude of the creators towards the hero – after all, these are comics.

Superman, 1978 DR

Things only changed in the late 1980s, when Frank Miller’s gritty Batman appeared on the pages of comics, and Tim Burton, who received a Bruce Wayne movie from Warner, decided to throw out the then kitsch script and do it the right way , that is, in his gloomy style. Burton’s Batman cost Warner just $35 million and grossed $411 million worldwide. The sequel had to wait three years and spend an impressive $80 million on it. in the shape of a penguin. An unconditional cinematic success turned out to be a financial failure – only $ 266.8 million in the world. In addition, Burton did not respond to the studio’s demands to stuff the film with the technology that makes toys so great. And this is a very serious problem, because one of the most important areas for studios is related products. Of course, the box office is a pleasant source of income, but some franchises earn much more “on the side” (for example, “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter”). By inviting Joel Schumacher to direct the next two “Batmen”, Warner got its toys, but the films again slipped into clowning.

What about Marvel?

Indeed, DC was lucky enough to be in the same conglomerate with the studio Warner Brothers, later becoming its subsidiary. DC’s closest rivals, Marvel, were less fortunate. While Tim Burton was directing Batman, Marvel’s Fantastic Four was being produced by Roger Corman, known for subpar productions. The film never saw the light of day. In the mid-1990s, the comics industry did not feel well, and Marvel publishing house in 1996th declared itself bankrupt.

The miracle that kept the company afloat was the sale of comic book film rights to other studios. Sony bought Spider-Man (and his entire universe), Fox got the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. The publishing house survived, and with it comics got a second wind. In 2000, Bryan Singer’s X-Men was released at Fox Studios. No one believed that something interesting would come out of the story about the team in yellow latex. Singer dressed the characters in black and started the film in a concentration camp. The world brought $ 29 to the box office of the film6.3 million, and the DVD of the film became one of the best-selling in the history of home video.

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A year later, in the comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, writer-director Kevin Smith put these words to one of the characters: “Now, after the X-Men hit, studios, in search of the next blockbuster, started buying up all the superheroes.” It is unlikely that Smith suspected that he would be so right.

In 2002, Sony released Spider-Man by horror maestro Sam Raimi, starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker. It crashed much more seriously: $ 821.7 million at the global box office. All this time, geek producer Kevin Feige has been working somewhere behind the scenes. The world learned about it much later.

Superheroes on credit

From the outside, the history of the origin of the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universe looks ridiculous: while some were part of the largest film studio, others had to take out a loan in order to somehow realize their plans. Producer Avi Arad, a former toy salesman who founded Marvel Studios back in the 1990s, released the rather successful action movie Blade ($131.2 million worldwide on a budget of $45 million) based on the publisher’s comics at New Line Cinema. But the real work began after the ambitious Feige became Arad’s right-hand man at Marvel Studios.

In 2005, the studio took out a $525 million loan to make its own films. Feige had a plan: to take obscure characters and put them together after a few films. We started with Iron Man. About 30 writers refused to work on the project. After being cast as Robert Downey Jr., a once-promising actor-turned-difficult entertainer with a history of alcohol and drug addiction, the press was entertained as best they could. Released in 2008, the film by Jon Favreau forced critics to reconsider their attitude. Downey Jr. He fit perfectly into the image of a millionaire playboy, poured jokes, forged iron and dealt with enemies without removing his armor. Favreau made not just a comic, he made a story of a man who finds meaning in life again. After all, the $140 million spent on filming turned out to be $585.2 million at the worldwide box office.

Kevin Feige and Robert Downey Jr. on the set of “Iron Man”, 2008 DR

Despite the fact that “Iron Man” was released as a standalone film, after the credits the audience was in for a surprise: Samuel L. Jackson in the image of the director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D. came to Tony Stark and declared that there were other superheroes besides him, and said the cherished word “Avengers” aloud. Of course, the fans immediately understood what it was about. The Avengers Initiative is a team of superheroes fighting side by side for peace on Earth (and beyond). So, the studio is planning something more than just a few films based on comics.

Cinematic Universe

Kevin Feige, like any exemplary comic book fan, had a dream: to see his favorite heroes fight on the screen. The producer, who at the age of 33 became the head of the film studio (in 2007), had not only a flair, but also the ability to explain his vision to a creative committee created specifically to control the production of film adaptations.

With a gap of a month after Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk came out – already the second attempt to cope with the green giant on the screen after Ang Lee’s Hulk. Invited to the director’s chair, Louis Letterrier shot a very expensive ($150 million budget) picture, which Marvel does not like to remember once again (the fees in the world are $263.4 million). Edward Norton, who played Dr. Bruce Banner, has dropped out of the franchise. Marvel no longer experimented with a standalone Hulk movie and simply introduced the character, played by Mark Ruffalo, in the first Avengers.

While Feige was building superheroes in his mind, his studio became part of one of America’s largest entertainment conglomerates in late December 2009. The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Studios for $4 billion. Rumors soon swirled that Marvel would continue to make low-cost films (with budgets in the region of $20-40 million) about Doctor Strange, Luke Cage and other completely unknown comic book characters. Feige methodically followed the stated plan (he definitely had one), and at the end of The Avengers he showed the world the grin of a purple creature named Thanos. Fans howled with delight: Thanos was a famous comic book uber-villain. One of the most famous plots of Marvel comics about the Infinity Gauntlet was associated with him. The fans began to wait.

The rumors turned out to be partly true: Feige was really going to make a movie about little-known heroes. In 2010, he announced that he intended to show the audience Guardians of the Galaxy. The press laughed out loud: there is a talking raccoon and a walking tree! The film was predicted to be a complete failure. By the time Guardians was released in 2014, nine Marvel films had grossed $3.6 billion worldwide. Two films at once brought in more than a billion – The Avengers and Iron Man 3. There was a talking tree and a raccoon.

Watchmen was directed by James Gunn, a renegade of the world of big cinema. Having started his career at the Troma slag production studio, he, like no one else, understood what it meant to be a black sheep or a talking raccoon. His Guardians turned out to be the most hooligan Marvel project, and the audience fell in love with the characters so much that they brought $ 773.3 million to the box office. In Guardians, the assumptions about the Infinity Stones were confirmed – the story about them was told in plain text.

It also became clear that Thanos was tired of sending his intermediaries to Earth to find the stones, and intends to do it himself. At the end of the Avengers: Age of Ultron blockbuster ($1.4 billion worldwide), Thanos took out the Infinity Gauntlet from the vault. Soul, Time, Space, Mind, Reality, Strength – having collected all the stones responsible for these qualities, Thanos became invincible. Kevin Feige, like Thanos, methodically collected his superheroes and at the same time hooked the audience on films. They were different. From pathos “Thor” British Kenneth Branagh to caustic “Iron Man 3” American Shane Black. The Russo brothers gave Captain America weight and killer action, and comedian Peyton Reed made a cozy film about the smallest hero of the Marvel Universe, Ant-Man.

Thanos Age of Ultron·DR

Each movie is like a piece of a puzzle. While viewers spent 11 years collecting the breadcrumbs left behind by Kevin Feige’s creative brains, the head of the studio himself was losing his hair, but gaining influence in Hollywood. From an upstart, he turned into the main visionary of our time, who organized an unprecedented cinematic experiment. He took risks by inviting non-obvious directors, punched through the craziest ideas (a talking raccoon, yes!), built a large-scale canvas – and all so that comic book fans received the most important fan service in their lives: Avengers: Endgame.

The word “fanservice” is usually a term of disdain. This is how critics designate storylines or scenes that only fans of a particular franchise would like. Endgame is a movie that has been waiting for 11 years and 21 films. Even if you are not a fan of comics, but watched all the films of the Marvel Studios, you are a fan too. And you, too, will want to know at what cost the Avengers will stop Thanos.

Avengers: Endgame DR

Avengers: Endgame could be the highest-grossing film of 2019, and indeed the highest-grossing film in general, by overtaking Avatar with its $2.8 billion. No screens, no spoilers, nor the huge timing (3 hours 1 minute) – nothing will stop him.

Bella quesadilla maker: 8″ Quesadilla Maker – Bella Housewares

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Make the most out of Taco Tuesday with this neat Bella quesadilla maker! Serve up delicious quesadillas and fajitas by simply adding a variety of your favorite ingredients and the machine does the rest. Non-stick cooking plates make cleaning a breeze while its durable, southwestern design housing features a red chili pepper handle that stays cool to the touch for easy operation.

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Model Number: 13506

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  • Model number: 13506
  • 11.06″L x 9.65″W x 4.9″H
  • Material: 43.41% plastic, 38.62% aluminum, 9.99% electric, 6.66% other, 1.33% metal
  • Wattage: 900
  • Weight: 3.31 lbs.
  • Color: Red
  • UL Listed
  • End use location: Indoor


  • Quick 4 to 5 minute cook time
  • Makes up to 8″ quesadillas in 6 wedge slices
  • Non-stick cooking plates for easy release
  • Built-in drip reservoir for mess-free cooking
  • Power on and ready indicator lights
  • Locking handle for easy storage
  • Drip tray is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning


  • Assembly required: No

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13 Best Quesadilla Makers For You To Make Delicious Meals In 2023

Make tasty, crispy Quesadilla in minutes and charm your guests.

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If you’re a fan of Mexican food, quesadillas are probably high up on your list of favorite foods. So, we have compiled a list of the best quesadilla makers to help you make delicious quesadillas at home. These kitchen tools allow you to prepare this amazing delicacy easily. You can customize and add your preferred ingredients to add a unique twist to this popular dish.

With various options available, choosing the right product may be challenging. So, browse our list to learn about the features and choose accordingly.

Benefits of Quesadilla Maker

Here are some benefits of using a quesadilla maker.

  1. Perfection and efficiency: They are fast and efficient. All you have to do is put the pieces of tortillas filled with your favorite stuffing and close the lid. The appliance will take around five minutes to serve you crispy, delicious quesadillas.
  1. Versatility: You can also prepare various other dishes, including pizza, pie, sandwich, omelet, and much more apart from quesadillas.

Oana Adamopoulos, a certified nutritionist, says, “Quesadillas make a great choice for a nutritious breakfast. You can customize the tortilla bread and the fillings as per your requirements, and it can keep you full for long. Making quesadillas in a quesadilla maker is particularly good for your heart as it requires minimal oil. A little spritz of cooking oil spray or a slight brush of oil on the plate can go a long way!”

Top Picks

Best Smart Indicators: Lumme Sandwich Maker

Best Easy-To-Store: NHTDWL Waffle Maker Machine

Best Nonstick Plates: Bella Quesadilla Maker

Best Non-Slip Feet: Dash Express Electric Round Griddle

Best Durable: George Foreman Electric Quesadilla Maker

Best Space-Saving: Elite Gourmet Mexican Taco Tuesday Quesadilla Maker

Best Design: Brentwood Quesadilla Maker

Best Locking Lid: Hamilton Quesadilla Maker

Best For Children: Nostalgia MyMini Personal Electric Waffle Maker

Best Drip Reservoir: Rival Quesadilla Maker

13 Best Quesadilla Makers


Best Smart Indicators: Lumme Sandwich Maker


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Featuring nonstick plates, this appliance is extremely easy to wipe and clean. It lets you know the status of preheating and power with indicator lights. Its compact design has been built for small spaces. Apart from quesadilla, you can also use other quick meals, such as omelets, desserts, and French toasts. Check out this video for a detailed review of the product.


  • Smart indicators
  • Easy to store
  • Nonstick dual side plates


  • Might not be big enough for full meals
  • May not toast evenly
  • Plug cord is short

Do remember

Do not use abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, or steel wool to clean any part of the quesadilla maker to avoid damaging its surfaces.

2. Best Easy-To-Store: NHTDWL Waffle Maker Machine

Price at the time of publication: $37.66

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The machine can make several dishes other than waffles, right from quesadillas to paninis, hash browns, biscuit pizzas, eggs, cookies, pancakes, grilled cheese, burgers, and more. Quick and easy, this appliance doesn’t require any measuring. This machine has eight electric round griddles that take minimal space. Take a look at this video to learn more about the product.


  • Compact
  • Easy to clean
  • Indicator lights show preheat status
  • Portable and easy to store


  • Could be small in size

3. Best Nonstick Plates: Bella Quesadilla Maker


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The Bella quesadilla maker features nonstick cooking plates that allow you to prepare a delicious meal. Once done, the cleanup doesn’t take a lot of time either. It includes a corded electric grill. It stands upright and takes minimal space. The appliance is made from state-of-the-art digital technology and durable material.


  • Nonstick plates
  • Built-in drip reservoir
  • Power indicator
  • Compact


  • Latch may not be well designed
  • Does not include an on/off switch
  • May not be spacious enough

Did You Know?

Pizzadilla is a variation that combines the quesadilla’s ingredients and cooking method with pizza toppings.

4. Best Non-Slip Feet: Dash Express Electric Round Griddle


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The appliance lets you prepare a lot of things within a few minutes and can also be operated by a child. Portable and compact, this griddle takes minimal space. All you would have to do is plug it in and wait until the indicator light goes off. Watch this YouTuber’s honest review to get a better idea about the product and its features.


  • Quick cleanup
  • Prevents buildup
  • Non-slip feet
  • Nonstick, PFOA-free surface


  • Cannot cook large quantities
  • May not have on/off switch

5. Best Durable: George Foreman Electric Quesadilla Maker


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The Quesadilla maker has a nonstick cooking surface, easy to clean after every use. It has six deep dish pockets that make enough room for the ingredients. This maker includes a slip-resistant grip and a press-and-seal. The integrated cord wrap allows the machine’s vertical storage, even in tight spaces.


  • Nonstick coating
  • Durable material
  • Quick, easy cleanup
  • Ten-inch cooking surface


  • Top could be hollow and thin
  • Might not handle several things at once

6. Best Space-Saving: Elite Gourmet Mexican Taco Tuesday Quesadilla Maker


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With an 11-inch cooking surface, this machine allows you to cook six quesadilla wedges at a time. The nonstick hot plate is easy to clean and is compact and convenient to store. This appliance includes a drip tray and a drainage rim that catches any drippings under the unit. The locking latch ensures all the ingredients stay within.


  • Two indicator lights update the status
  • Nonstick surface
  • Saves counter space
  • Locking latch ensures all the ingredients within


  • Drip catch may fall off consistently
  • Lid may not be strong enough


Best Design: Brentwood Quesadilla Maker


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The Brentwood quesadilla maker can make an eight-inch quesadilla. Its nonstick plates are smartly designed and segregated into six different sections. This appliance works on 900W power. When it comes to cleaning, you can quickly wipe it down.


  • Sturdy material
  • Heats up soon
  • Easier to clean
  • Removable drip tray


  • Latch may not be durable
  • Lights may not work appropriately
  • Handle may not last longer

8. Best Locking Lid: Hamilton Quesadilla Maker


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Hamilton has a nonstick surface that is easy to wipe and clean. It takes five minutes to prepare the dish. This appliance features six different sections and features upright storage and a locking lid. Power and preheat lights always keep you updated.


  • Locking lid
  • Prevents slips
  • Easy to use


  • Material may not be durable
  • Handle may not work well

9. Best For Children: Nostalgia MyMini Personal Electric Waffle Maker


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Offering a healthier and quick way to cook, this appliance can cook several dishes other than quesadillas. Whether you wish to make waffles, French toast, gravy, biscuits, or anything else, you can do them within a few minutes.


  • Heats up quickly
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Perfect to cook for children
  • Handle doesn’t heat up


  • May cook only one side
  • Ingredients may stick to the iron base

10. Best Drip Reservoir: Rival Quesadilla Maker

Price at the time of publication: $128.48

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The Rival quesadilla maker features nonstick hot plates and is easy to clean. It is easy to store upright. The appliance has ready and power indicator lights. Its unique imprints integrate on every quesadilla slice.


  • Automatically seals and crimps
  • Drip reservoir
  • Food releases effortlessly


  • Cleanup could be difficult
  • May not make thick quesadillas
  • No temperature setting

11. Best Quick Heating: Black & Decker Store Quesadilla Maker

Price at the time of publication: $76. 8

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Black & Decker comes with eight-inch nonstick plates. It has six deep-dish quesadilla pockets. The nonstick coating makes it easy to clean. The maker has a removable drip tray along with press and seal lines.


  • Seals from both the sides
  • Offers quick results
  • Enough room for all the fillings


  • Cleanup could be a tiring job
  • May not get submerged in water

12. Best Sturdy Material: El Paso Quesadilla Maker

Price at the time of publication: $80

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The El Paso nonstick quesadilla maker has a built-in drip reservoir. Its indicator power lights make it easier to know the status. The maker also comes with ready light and El Paso Chile recipes.


  • Fits correctly
  • Made of sturdy material
  • Easy to clean


  • Clamp may not work perfectly
  • Could be a bit flimsy


Best Power Indictors: Santa Fe Quesadilla Maker

Price at the time of publication: $69

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Quickly operational, Santa Fe Quesadilla maker utilizes 900W power to bake within four to five minutes. It can accommodate ten-inch flour tortillas and soft filling ingredients. The appliance has ready and power indicators. It is compact and comes with a drip tray.


  • Easy-to-clean nonstick plates
  • Perfect locking lid
  • Includes manual with recipes
  • One-year limited warranty


  • May not support every ingredient
  • May get hot quickly

How To Choose The Right Quesadilla Maker?

Here are a few factors to keep in mind while buying a quesadilla maker.

  1. Size: If you want to have large quesadillas, pick the one with a larger cooking surface area of nine-inch diameter or more. However, if you prefer small quesadillas, choose an appliance with six- to eight-inch diameter.
  1. Material: Invest in a maker made of qualitative material that doesn’t break or warp easily. If it contains a nonstick coating, ensure that it doesn’t have any toxins or chemicals.
  1. Weight: A heavier appliance is difficult to move and takes a lot of energy to carry around and store.
  1. Cleaning: Easy-to-use quesadilla makers encourage you to use them more. Choose something that needs a wipe with a towel or damp cloth.
  1. Power cord: A longer power cord will quickly enable you to use the maker. You can also keep it in the desired position. A shorter one may require an extension.
  1. Latch: Choose a quesadilla maker that comes with a robust latch system so that it doesn’t break easily.

Why Trust MomJunction?

Being a kitchenware and household product reviewer, Wedetso Chirhah has curated a list of the best quesadilla makers using his exceptional research and creative writing skills. The article lists some of the highest-rated products with informative reviews and their pros and cons to help readers make an informed decision. It also shares a buying guide to inform you of the various factors to consider while shopping, and the benefits of using quesadilla makers.

Frequently Asked Question

1. How do I clean the melted cheese that is sunk in between the plates?

Do not scrub the plate too hard as the coating may chip away. You can use a damp cloth to wipe the maker’s plates. If the cheese has hardened, you can use an abrasive sponge.

2. How to keep the stuffing from oozing out of the quesadilla maker?

If you put too much stuffing in the quesadilla, it will ooze out. Thus, keep space between the edges and the plates for a mess-free process. It can also decrease the cooking time.

3. Should I buy a quesadilla maker with a latch?

A quesadilla maker with a latch can help cook efficiently and is also perfect for heavy fillings.

Bring Mexican cuisine home with the best quesadilla makers. All you need are the ingredients to whip up perfectly cooked quesadillas in minutes. These devices ensure your dish is delicious, cheesy, and crispy with every bite. Quesadilla makers range between six to nine inches in diameter, and you can choose one based on your needs. Also, invest in a quality quesadilla maker with a nonstick coating, a long cord, and a secure latch system for safety and convenience.

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New establishments July 2021

We continue our monthly reviews of new and newly launched cafes, bars and restaurants in some cities of Ukraine. Of course, one cannot but rejoice that not only Kyiv, Odessa, Kharkiv, Dnipro and Lviv are opening more and more new and tasty establishments for guests, but also in other regions of Ukraine, the opening of new hospitable projects does not stop either.


Chinese restaurant Chinese dumplings on 14 Sofiyivska Street not far from Independence Square. The menu is based on specialty fried, boiled and steamed dumplings, salads and soups, as well as other dishes of Asian and Chinese cuisine.

One of the oldest restaurants in Kiev – “Kureni” on Parkovaya Road, from the “Carte Blanche” chain of the Konstantinovsky brothers, was relaunched in an updated format and now also works as a concert venue. After the restaurant was restarted, the chefs Yaroslav Artyukh, the former chef of the Kanapa restaurant, and Vladislav Agres, who worked in the restaurants of the Intercontinental and Hyatt hotels, are responsible for the location menu. The restaurant will continue to cook dishes of Ukrainian cuisine, but now in two formats: in the restaurant format and at the food court in the fast food format.

A new cafe from the Silpo supermarket chain — Feeltrd will be opened at Basseinaya Street, 17 in the “Offtop from Silpo + Feeltrd” format. Previously, this conceptual format was launched on Khreshchatyk.

A new restaurant and wine bar Naїve has opened on Bolshaya Zhitomirskaya Street, 21. The establishment offers Italian, French and Spanish cuisine, as well as a wine list, spirits and cocktails.

Being Sophie ” is a new establishment with French cuisine on the territory of Sophia Kievskaya, on 24 Vladimirskaya Street. Nelly Kukovalskaya. The restaurant operates on summer grounds – on the territory of Sofia and from Vladimirskaya Street.

“Veronika” is a Lviv chain of cafes and confectioneries, which opened its new establishment in Kyiv, on Basseinaya Street, 5-A. In the cafe on Bessarabka, specialty desserts and sweets are prepared, you can try it in the hall and on the summer terrace.

Restaurant of author’s Mexican cuisine Frida has opened on 29/2 Khmelnytsky Street, not far from the Opera House and Teatralnaya metro station. Previously, “Khinkalnya” and “7 Fridays” worked in this room. The restaurant offers traditional Mexican dishes with author’s interpretations from the chef – soups, salads, appetizers and main dishes (tacos, quesadillas, burritos and others).

A new restaurant Two Sisters & Seledka in the “quick service” format, with dishes with herring and drinks, was opened in the courtyard on Shota Rustaveli, 15-B. “This is about a new culture for us to savor herring brought from Amsterdam,” this is how the owners describe the format of the new establishment.

New Copperheads Cocktail Bar 9 0010 began its work not far from the Maidan, in Shevchenko lane, 13/21 from Vladislav Yachmenev. They work in a hidden format (entrance through the courtyard from Shevchenko Lane), the emphasis is on classic cocktails. The peculiarity of the team is that the bartenders communicate in English, German and Spanish.

And another bar Hedge Bar , also located in Shevchenko lane, 7/1. The interior of the institution is classic for hookah bars: subdued lights, LED strips and upholstered furniture. The institution presents a special bar menu with unique author’s cocktails. In total there are 16 positions of cocktails. Also non-alcoholic cocktails and tea.

Wine bar Wine Hub from the Ukrainian wine producer 46 Parallel Wine Group has opened on Shevchenko Boulevard, 2/54.

Sports bar Toughguy (Toughguy) opened in the center, on Khreshchatyk Street, 46-A. During the day, the location is very noisy and bustling, and at night it turns into a quiet and cozy place to watch sports events or have dinner. The restaurant’s menu is based on classic dishes and snacks, as well as some completely non-typical sports bar dishes. The menu includes several breakfasts, soups, salads, as well as burgers and main dishes.

Salateira Store is a new format of small stores from the healthy fast food chain Salateira. One of the first points opened on Shota Rustaveli Street, 15. In addition to dishes in the to go format, they offer filter coffee from the Coffee in Action network.

Podil, Lukyanovka, Tatarka and Vinogradar

A new establishment from the Kyiv network of beer restaurants “ This Is Pivbar ” in Podil. The sixth establishment of the chain with a total area of ​​about 800 sq.m. opened near Kontraktova Square. Before that, the establishments Il Riccio and Odessa-Mama worked in the premises.

Sausage shop ” is a new establishment on Sahaydachnogo street, 23/8 with a menu of dishes with sausages. Previously, the cafe “Love-Carrot” worked in this room.

Café Brew from the Forum business center chain was opened in the Varshavsky Kvartal residential complex on Vynohradar, on Aleksandra Olesya Street, 4-B.

A new cafe Asian Bowl with Korean bowls and Asian dishes has opened at the intersection of Gogolevskaya and Gonchar streets. This is the first establishment of the network in Kyiv, which was previously launched in Krakow, where two more establishments operate.

A new cafe Coffee Records near Kontraktova Square, on Konstantinovskaya Street, 2-A, was opened by the founders of the Chernivtsi network Gusto Coffee and coffee specialist Ivan Peñora. The menu includes all-day breakfasts and main courses, as well as coffee drinks, cocktails and wine.

Pechersk, Solomenka and Goloseevo

New restaurant serving Greek and Syrian cuisine Skye, 44A, near Leo Tolstoy Square. The establishment was launched by the owners of the Satori restaurant – Ahmed Visam Ismail and Igor Postoenko, located nearby.

Cocktail bar Ogonyok was opened in the premises of the Arsenal plant, next to the new Arsenal XXII club at 8 Moskovskaya Street. The cocktail menu was developed by senior bartender Vitaly Kolpachiev, who worked at Alchemist Bar and Hendrick’s Bar. Chef Bogdan Lazorenko is responsible for developing the menu.

Fat Fish Sushi is a roll delivery service in Goloseevsky and Pechersky districts, which was founded by former Fish & Pussycat chef Eleonora Baranova. The menu includes rolls and sushi. The institution also operates on a summer site in the 5th pavilion of VDNKh, on Glushkov Avenue, 1.

Restaurant with dishes of Ukrainian, European and Oriental cuisine Gost is located on the territory of the NSC Olimpiyskiy, entrance from Shota Rustaveli Street, at the address. Velyka Vasylkivska, 55. The restaurant company Avalon Projects was responsible for launching the project.

Gastrobar Bella Chao with Italian cuisine was opened at 26 Sichovykh Riflemen Street.

  • Fumari Indonesian Kitchen & Mexican Tacos.
    17.804 is the first restaurant of Indonesian cuisine in Ukraine. Last year, the format was relaunched as Mamashita, adding tacos to dishes from Indonesia, and the location was moved to Lukyanovka, to Kievproekt. In July, the institution returned to the premises near Olimpiyskaya, on Bolshaya Vasylkivska, 82, the updated format was opened together with the Fumari lobby bar.

    Cafe Feat Coffee on Pankivska street, 10 near the Taras Shevchenko park. The institution was opened by Andrey Gunevsky, co-owner of the cafe and plant store Let It Grow. Coffee, matcha and teas are prepared here. In one of the halls, a carousel was installed, which was brought from the Poltava region.

    Another new establishment from the network of democratic patties “Pirozhkova Tety Klara” started working on Tsitadelnaya Street, 9. and croissants, as well as cocktails and coffee drinks. Denis Vashko, co-founder of Without Doors Espresso Bar, is responsible for coffee.

    New establishment from the network of coffee houses One Love Coffee. Classic coffee drinks and breakfasts and desserts are prepared here.

    A new cozy coffee house Bloom Coffee & Food has opened on Lomonosov Street, 46/1. Bloom positions itself as a third-wave cafe with a friendly atmosphere; the menu offers breakfast, cheesecakes, sandwiches, bowls, pastries and desserts.

    Cafe-bakery “Khlebny” started work on Oles Gonchar Street, 77. This is the 13th establishment of the network in Kyiv from restaurateurs Alina Kosichkina and Dmitry Zakhodyakin. The new Khlebny traditionally offers breakfast and its own pastries. In particular, croissants, sandwiches, baguettes and various types of bread (wheat, white, black, challah).

    The restaurant Kitchen Story, a establishment with the concept of “new kitchen” from the co-founder and chef Vladislav Petrunok, has also opened on Gonchara 8. The interior of the institution is a Scandinavian loft with the main colors black and white graphite, yellow. Also, there is a small summer terrace. The restaurant’s cuisine is based on the fusion direction. The menu consists of salads, burgers, soups and the like. There are also several positions for vegans and vegetarians.


    Restaurant Dom started work on the Borispol highway, Podsnezhniki village, Koltsevaya street, 7. There are two swimming pools on the territory of the complex. Along with the first, there is an area with beds for relaxation. The second one has a bar. Yevgeny Dubinets (Alaska, Queen Country Club) is responsible for the barrel. For the kitchen – Taras Khrushch (former chef of the Barvy restaurant and 11 Mirrors).

    A new family restaurant of European cuisine Matato Cafe has opened in the residential complex “Chaika”, on Lobanovsky Street, 7-A. The co-owners of the restaurant are the famous Ukrainian TV presenter Timur Miroshnichenko and his wife Inna Miroshnichenko.

    A new suburban complex HARVEST from of the Tarantino Family restaurant chain has opened at 50 Obukhovskoye Shosse. The complex consists of a restaurant, a private pool area, an event terrace, a children’s play area and a singing fountain.


    Another new restaurant “Rebernya” from the Lviv network “Holding of emotions! FEST” (“Lviv Chocolate Workshop”, “Kryivka”, “Very Haute Cuisine”) began work near Arcadia Beach. The institution is located directly at the entrance to the beach and is the largest among other institutions of the network with an area of ​​1300 sq.m., designed for 800 seats.

    This is the second Rebernya in Odessa, the first establishment of the chain started working in the city in April 2021 on Deribasovskaya.

    Restaurant of Greek cuisine Nikos Greek Bistro started its work on Grecheskaya street, 32. This is a new establishment of restaurateurs Mikhail Serebrin and Dmitry Kolbasyuk (Monica Pinza Pasta Bar, Khadzhibey, Brothers Grill). The interior design was developed by Denis Belenko’s studio (Monica, Adelle, Milk Bar, Wine Love, Good Girl). The establishment offers Greek dishes and seafood.

    A new Asian restaurant Sexy Fish has opened at 2 Heavenly Hundred Street. This is a new establishment of the G-Group (Chin Chin) chain. The establishment is located in the City Center shopping mall, with a menu of rolls, sashimi, bowls and salads.

    New fish restaurant and oyster farm “Akkerman Oyster” opened on the shore of the Gulf, in Zatoka, on Limanskaya street, 19-6. Here they grow oysters, which are served to guests. Also, the restaurant’s menu has a large number of fresh seafood.

    2 Pizzeria

    “Promin” started working at 15 Akademika Hnatiuk Street. The design was developed jointly with the architectural bureau Replus. The establishment serves mainly Italian cuisine, the menu is based on pizza.

    The fifth establishment of the Kyiv chain “Kvitkova Mafia” with a democratic concept and an instagrammable interior has opened on Soborna street, 2-A. Prices for food and drinks start from 33 hryvnia. For such a price, they will prepare a hot dog for you, pour cider, wine, coffee, and also offer a cocktail. The other four bars of the network operate in Kyiv.

    to be continued …

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    Panela ( Spanish pronunciation: [paˈnela] ) or rapadura (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁapaˈduɾɐ] ) – unrefined whole t sprout sugar, typical of Central and Latin America. It is the solid form of sucrose, obtained by boiling and evaporating sugar cane juice. [1] [2] Panel is known by other names in Latin America such as chancaca in Chile, Bolivia and Peru, piloncillo in Mexico (where panel refers to a type of cheese, queso panel a ). Like brown sugar, two varieties of piloncillo are available ; one lighter ( blanco ) and one darker ( oscuro ). Unrefined, it is commonly used in Mexico, where it has been around for at least 500 years. The juice made from crushed sugar cane is collected, boiled and poured into molds where it hardens into blocks. Elsewhere in the world word “jaggery” describes a similar food item. Both are considered non-centrifugal cane sugars. [1]

    The panel is sold in many forms, including liquid, granular and solid blocks, and is used in food preservation, confectionery, soft drinks, baked goods and vinegar, beer and winemaking.

    The main producer of panels is Colombia (about 1.4 million tons per year), [5] where panel production is one of the most important economic activities with the highest consumption of panels per capita in the world. The panel is also produced in Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, [6] Panama, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia (where it is called chancaca or empanisao ).

    In Colombia, the production of panels is an important source of employment, with about 350,000 people employed by almost 20,000 trapices (panel farms).

    Best in car stereos: Best car stereos for 2023

    Опубликовано: May 6, 2023 в 4:36 pm


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    Best car stereos for 2023

    In this article… we’ll discuss seven of our customer-favorite and best-selling car stereos. What makes them sure bets for 2023? Let’s take a look! We’ll also give you some shopping tips at the bottom of the article.

    Here are the popular head units that made the list:

    1. Modular installation for more flexible placement –  Pioneer DMH-WC5700NEX digital media receiver
    2. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on a budget – Boss BE950WCPA digital multimedia receiver
    3. 8.95″ Floating display and great all-around stereo – Sony XAV-AX8100 digital multimedia receiver
    4. One of our most popular stereos that plays CDs – JVC KD-TD72BT CD receiver 
    5. Giant, 11″ display – Alpine Halo11 iLX-F411 digital multimedia receiver
    6. Classic styling for vintage vehicles – RetroSound Hermosa digital media receiver
    7. Single-DIN stereo with simple controls – Alpine UTE-73BT digital media receiver

    Now is a great time to consider a new car stereo for your ride. Not only do you get performance upgrades and expandability over factory radios, but stereo makers are incorporating a variety of ways for connecting to your phone to provid navigation, streaming music, and remote control apps.

    From simple CD stereos with Bluetooth® connectivity, to big touchscreen multimedia receivers with user-friendly app interfaces like Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, there are lots of choices for upgrading your vehicle’s overall sound experience.

    After reading this article, if you want a deeper dive into what to look for when shopping for a new car stereo, check out our car stereo buying guide.

    [Check out all of our best-selling and top-rated car stereos]

    What makes these favorites?

    We looked at our best-selling head units that also earned an average Crutchfield customer rating of 4 (or more) stars. That means that our customers took the time to provide some feedback once they’ve spent some time with the stereo.

    We tried to include car receivers of various types and sizes. We left out receivers with built-in navigation. If you’d like to see our top picks for that category, read our Best in-dash navigation stereos for 2023.

    Now, on to the winners… 

    Pioneer DMH-WC5700NEX digital media receiver — Modular installation option and wireless convenience

    What you need to know: Pioneer’s DMH-WC5700NEX digital media receiver offers a 6.8″ touchscreen display with user-friendly icon controls. While its display is a standard double-DIN height, its chassis connects to the display via a single cable to enable flexible installations in really tight dash compartments. Wireless or wired Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, built-in Bluetooth, and built-in Amazon Alexa really make this receiver a winner.

    Pioneer DMH-WC5700NEX

    50 reviews


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    Phone integration features: This receiver lets you link into wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, while you can use its WiFi connection for hands-free voice control using Amazon Alexa. Its built-in Bluetooth can be paired to two different phones simultaneously.

    Audio/Video features: To back up their heritage of great sound, Pioneer included a 13-band equalizer and digital time alignment to ensure your listening position is the best position. Using the stereo’s robust customization capabilities and Pioneer’s CarAVAssist app, you can also tweak its onscreen display. A built-in HD Radio® tuner gives you ultra-clear radio from participating stations in your area. Preamp outputs let you add amplifiers for more power and oomph from your sound. There’s a video input for a backup camera and you can also feed video to additional backseat screens.

    Great modular product was able to bypass stock stereo in my 2020 Acura TLX. Nice clean sound you expect from Pioneer.

    – Kosta, Crutchfield Customer from North Haven

    reviewing the Pioneer DMH-WC5700NEX

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    Boss BE950WCPA digital multimedia receiver — Wireless phone connectivity on a budget

    What you need to know: If you think plugging in your smartphone is a hassle, Boss’s BE950WCPA double-DIN digital multimedia receiver offers up ways to “connect” your phone without being tethered. It’s also loaded with deep sound-sculpting tone controls and ways to add more gear for better sound and additional driver assistance. This stereo’s 5-year warranty is one of the longest in the category. All of that makes the BE950WCPA one of our best values in the multimedia receiver category. 

    Boss Audio BE920WCPA

    20 reviews


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    Phone integration features: This receiver lets you link into wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, so you can control your media with an interface you already know on the Boss’s 6.75″ touchscreen display. And built-in Bluetooth lets you and other passengers quickly stream music and take hands-free phone calls.

    Audio/Video features: The wired connections on this receiver are pretty cool, too. Two camera inputs lets you add a backup camera plus an additional camera for things you might tow, like a trailer or boat. A rear aux input lets you connect just about any device with an analog output. There are plenty of equalizer settings, so you can zero in on just the right sound for you.

    Fast and loud. Great head unit, bright clear screen. Would definitely buy again.

    – Anonymous, Crutchfield Customer from San Diego, CA

    reviewing the Boss BE950WCPA

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    Sony XAV-AX8100 digital multimedia receiver — Savvy big-screen receiver that offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

    What you need to know: The Sony XAV-AX8100 mech-less (no CD player), single-DIN receiver offers wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to create an interface that’s just like your phone. All of your navigation, music, and phone apps are shown off and controlled on its big 8.95″ touchscreen display.

    Sony XAV-AX8100

    62 reviews

    $648. 00

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    Phone integration features: In addition to the phone integration mentioned above, this Sony stereo includes Bluetooth for wireless convenience. The included WebLink feature allows you to mirror select apps directly onto its display.

    Audio/Video features: This receiver’s 10-band EQ lets you get just your right sound, while the five 5-volt preamp outputs enable you to add amplifiers for your speakers and a sub. There’s even an input for a rear-view camera — great for tight parking spots. A rear USB port lets you hook up your phone, and an HDMI input provides an option for a game system or Blu-ray player to be added.

    Fantastic sound, look and feel. It brought my 2008 to 2021.

    Crutchfield Customer from Naples, FL

    reviewing the Sony XAV-AX8100

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    JVC KD-TD72BT CD receiver — A simple CD stereo with lots of features

    What you need to know: If you’re looking for a stereo that combines vintage music playback with modern features, JVC’s KD-TD72BT CD receiver delivers. You can use your smartphone to play music, bring your media, and use Amazon Alexa for handy voice control while driving.


    111 reviews


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    Phone integration features: This stereo’s USB port will charge your iPhone®, as well as let you play and control the music on your phone. Its built-in Bluetooth can be paired to two different phones simultaneously. You can even use Amazon Alexa voice control for simple audio controls, hands-free phone calls, traffic updates, and weather information.

    Music options: You can plug in your iPhone for charging and audio playback, or control Pandora directly from the stereo. Its USB port even handles FLAC files, so you can bring your high-res library along with you. The Streaming DJ feature lets up to five Bluetooth-equipped smartphones stream audio and control the stereo for a mega road trip playlist.

    Probably the best head unit ever! I’m amazed at the capabilities this thing allows you to take full control over your sound! Best bang for the Buck hands down!

    – Ryan, Crutchfield Customer from Moss Point, MS

    reviewing the JVC KD-TD72BT

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    Alpine Halo11 iLX-F411 digital multimedia receiver — Huge 11″ display and fits in a 2″ tall dash opening

    What you need to know: The eye-catching “Halo” series of stereos from Alpine have turned a lot of heads in the past few years. The Alpine Halo11 iLX-F411 receiver follows that trend. Besides amazing media options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, this big-screen beauty offers some installation versatility. Its single-DIN chassis fits many vehicles, and you can set the angle and height of the protruding display to get the optimal positioning on your dash. This Alpine stereo also works with iDatalink’s Maestro RR interface for select vehicles, which lets you retain lots of factory features, many of which you can view on the big screen.

    Alpine Halo11 iLX-F511

    28 reviews


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    Phone integration features: Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto top the phone integration features on the iLX-F411, so you can quickly access your favorite music and navigation apps. This Alpine’s big 11″ touchscreen display looks just like your phone’s display, so there’s no learning curve. If you don’t want to always plug in, you can also use this receiver’s built-in Bluetooth to wirelessly stream music and take calls hands-free.

    Audio/Video features: The iLX-F411 plays lossless FLAC audio files so you can bring your digital library to the car. For sound control and refinement, you get a 5-band parametric EQ and digital time correction. You can add a backup camera for added safety and there’s an HDMI input for even more A/V flexibility.

    Great sound, huge screen.

    – Joe, Crutchfield Customer from Layton, UT

    reviewing the Alpine Halo9 iLX-F411

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    RetroSound Hermosa digital media receiver — Classic styling for vintage vehicles

    What you need to know: We sell several stereo options for vintage cars, but this one is easily the most popular. RetroSound’s Hermosa infuses the venerable shaft-style radio design with modern features, like Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and a switchable color display. Its old-school shaft system makes it a great choice for folks who want to add modern conveniences to classic older vehicles.

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    Phone integration features: The Hermosa includes Bluetooth for hands-free calling and wireless music streaming from your phone or tablet.

    Customization features: What’s so cool about the Hermosa and other RetroSound receivers is their ability to blend into the dash of vintage rides. Its “Infinimount” shaft and bracket system enables the Hermosa to fit in a variety of vehicles with different shaft spacing. You can choose from black, chrome, or ivory options to match your vehicle or just make a statement. It even has three vintage screen protectors to give it that look of yesteryear.

    Very satisfied with this stereo. Installed it in my ’72 Cutlass and it fit like a glove. Instructions were simple and easy to follow. Sound quality is great. USB and Bluetooth worked perfectly. Pairing the unit with my phone took seconds.

    – Anonymous, Crutchfield Customer from Cherry Hill, NJ

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    Alpine UTE-73BT digital media receiver — Simple controls, clean sound, and access to lots of digital media

    What you need to know: The Alpine UTE-73BT receiver comes in a slim, single-DIN chassis that fits in lots of vehicles. Alpine outfitted it with lots of features for the money, including Bluetooth, a USB port for Android and iPhone integration, and a solid digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for stellar sound quality.

    Alpine UTE-73BT

    815 reviews


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    Phone integration features: Bluetooth connectivity provides hands-free streaming and calling, and two phones can be paired at the same time. Both Android and iPhone smartphones are compatible with the front-panel USB port for charging and music access and control.

    Audio features: This stereo’s USB port is compatible with all kinds of music files. This Alpine’s 24-bit DAC keeps your digital music crisp and clear. There are even preamp outputs and crossover controls to add amplifiers to your system.

    Great upgrade! The sound is amazing compared to the factory radio.

    – Jim, Crutchfield Customer from Willmar, MN

    reviewing the Alpine UTE-73BT

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    With the right car stereo, even waiting in traffic can be fun

    If you’re ready to make the move to better sound, phone integration, and smooth controls, there are a few things to keep in mind:

    • How much do you want to spend? There’s certainly a balance between your budget, the features you want, and the look you’re going for in your dash. Using the filters we’ve installed in our selection of car stereos, you can set a particular budget range that works for you.

    • What features are must-haves? In addition to the filter for budget, you can also filter the most common features for car stereos. This lets you quickly focus in on the stereos that give you want you want, like Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, and more.

    • What fits your car? You’ll need to pick a stereo that fits the dash of your car. For some newer vehicles, replacing the factory receiver might be impossible because of climate controls or other design elements. However, the majority of vehicles in our database work with double-DIN (4″ tall) or single-DIN (2″ tall) radios. Receivers without a disc player (known as digital media receivers or “mechless” head units) are especially easy to fit due to their shallow depth. Use our vehicle selector tool to narrow your choices to only those stereos that will work in your vehicle.

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    Don’t forget to read our car stereo buying guide, and then contact our advisors if you have any questions or to confirm what you need to install a new stereo in your car.

    Popular questions customers ask

    Adding GPS navigation requires that you get a touchscreen stereo, of course, and you have two options. First, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay let you use your favorite GPS app including Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze. If you want GPS navigation without tying up your phone, you’ll have to get a new stereo with built-in navigation.

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    Yes, when connected via USB or Bluetooth, you can play music from your phone on the radio. And if you’re using CarPlay or Android Auto, you can control most music apps from the stereo’s touchscreen for a “true” car stereo feel.

    Our vehicle database is unmatched. We’ve taken apart the dashes and door panels of more than thousands of vehicles and measured every space and bolt pattern. We’ll also make sure you get the right installation gear when you order.

    You’ll need a special adapter to keep those handy buttons working with your new stereo. When you shop on our site, we’ll show you all the options for installation hardware, including the right adapter for the steering wheel controls.

    New stereos will often work with your existing backup camera. We’ll let you know before you make your purchase. If your car doesn’t already have a camera, you’ll find compatible backup cameras under the stereo’s “Accessories” tab on our site.

    Best Car Stereo 2023 ~ Top Sound System For Cars

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    Table of Contents_

    • Top 7 Car Stereos
    • #1 Pioneer AVH-1300NEX Multimedia Car Stereo
    • #2 BOSS Audio Systems BV9358B Car Stereo
    • #3 ATOTO A6PF Android Double-DIN Android Car Navigation Stereo with Bluetooth
    • #4 Sony MEX-N4200BT Single-DIN in-Dash Car Stereo
    • #5 JVC KWR930BT Car Stereo
    • #6 Kenwood Single DIN Bluetooth Car Stereo Receiver
    • #7 Alpine UTE-73BT Car Stereo
    • How We Decided
    • Best Car Stereos Buying Guide
    • The Most Important Factors to Consider

    To pick the best car stereo, you must determine what’s most important. Some people focus on power, while others focus on design and connectivity. To pick our nominations, we looked at the following: connectivity, size, stereo interfaces, steering wheel control integration, display, and value-added features. Once you figure out whether your car supports a single-DIN or double-DIN car stereo, you’ll want to think about connectivity — how you access media or connect your smart devices to your car. You’ll also need to consider safety features like steering wheel controls and whether you can customize the display or natively manage apps within the car stereo receiver.

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    BOSS Audio Systems BV9358B Car Audio Stereo System…



    ATOTO A6PF Android Double-DIN Car Stereo,…


    After considering all of the above, we selected the Pioneer AVH-1300NEX Multimedia DVD Receiver with a 6.2” WVGA Display as our Top Pick. While it’s only compatible with double-DIN stereo cars, this is ideal for Apple iPhone users since it natively supports Apple CarPlay. The large display, easy-to-use interface, and support for steering wheel controls and vehicle backup cameras make it a smart and safe choice for casual drivers and road warriors. Keep reading to learn more about the rest of our top picks.

    Top 7 Car Stereos

    #1 Pioneer AVH-1300NEX Multimedia Car Stereo

    1,364 Reviews

    Our #1 Pick is the Pioneer AVH-1300NEX Multimedia Car Stereo

    Award: Top Pick

    WHY WE LIKE IT: We believe this is the best double-DIN car stereo for Apple iPhone users because it features a large 6.2-inch display that comes with Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth support to seamlessly turn your car’s dash into an extension of your smartphone.

    Read Full Review: Pioneer AVH-1300NEX


    • Best for iPhone
    • Includes DVD player
    • Vehicle backup camera integration


    • Expensive

    If you’re firmly entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, you know how frustrating it can be to use digital media controls from other brands. Pioneer takes the pain out of that with our Top Pick. The AVH-1300NEX Multimedia DVD Receiver is a smart choice for someone ready to upgrade their car stereo receiver to something that resembles swiping through their phone. We believe this is the best double-DIN car stereo for iPhone owners because it supports Apple’s CarPlay and offers so much functionality.

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    You’ll enjoy that you can customize the five display colors and that it is backlit with LEDs. The screen is 6.2 inches wide while also supporting touchscreen response. We also like that it’s Bluetooth-supported and can pair simultaneously with two devices. You also get a DVD player for those long car rides, and natively supported SiriusXM, Pandora, and Spotify. Station memory lets you quickly move to your favorite stations, and it also supports steering wheel controls and vehicle backup cameras for safer driving. This will sound great with the best car subwoofer.

    #2 BOSS Audio Systems BV9358B Car Stereo


    5,279 Reviews

    Our #2 Pick is the BOSS Audio Systems BV9358B Car Stereo

    Award: Honorable Mention

    WHY WE LIKE IT: This is the best car radio with aux and Bluetooth for those long road trips when you get tired of talking, thanks to the multiple media source and output options while also prioritizing safety by supporting steering wheel controls.

    Read Full Review: BOSS Audio BV9358B Review


    • Best budget double-DIN
    • Includes USB charging port
    • Includes remote


    • Display colors aren’t customizable

    Long car rides call for plenty of entertainment to keep everyone comfortable, regardless of how old everyone is. We selected the BOSS Audio Systems BV9358B Car DVD Player as our Honorable Mention because we feel it is the best car radio with aux and Bluetooth options for people who take frequent road trips. This double-DIN car stereo receiver features a 6.2-inch screen, a wide range of multimedia support, Bluetooth connectivity, and features to improve driving safety.

    We like that you can choose so many media source options on this double din car stereo. These include physical options like CDs, DVDs, and SD memory cards up to 32GB. Meanwhile, you can choose to import media using USB, auxiliary input, or wirelessly with Bluetooth support. And the USB port charges devices too. You’ll also get pre-amp outputs to further customize your sound system. There’s also a remote control, giving people in the backseat more control as well. And for safety, steering wheel controls are supported, and backup vehicle cameras can also be integrated into the receiver. Car stereos are the funnest and best car accessories.

    #3 ATOTO A6PF Android Double-DIN Android Car Navigation Stereo with Bluetooth


    1,051 Reviews

    Our #3 Pick is the ATOTO A6PF Android Double-DIN Android Car Navigation Stereo with Bluetooth

    Award: Best Quality

    WHY WE LIKE IT: We think this is one of the best car stereo receivers that’s made with Android users specifically in mind because it’s designed with that OS in mind, and includes the widest array of pre-installed multimedia and navigation apps that we found in our research.

    Read Full Review: ATOTO A6 Review


    • Best for Android
    • Largest screen — 7”
    • Pre-installed multimedia & navigation apps


    • Steering wheel controller sold separately

    iPhone owners shouldn’t be the only ones to find a car stereo receiver that’s made especially for them. While iPhone users can use the ATOTO A6PF Android Double-DIN Android Car Navigation Stereo with Bluetooth, it’s designed to natively support Android devices. We think it’s one of the best car stereo receivers for Android users because it was developed using Android 10.0 OS and comes with a wide range of media and navigation apps pre-installed, such as Pandora, Google Play, Spotify, and Google Maps. There’s also the EasyConnect app that makes pairing your devices easier. We also nominated it for Best Quality because of these key features/highlights. Note that this car stereo receiver can also work with iPhones, but it’s more intuitive for Android users. And you can choose between nine system languages for your display.

    Android users can use USB, Bluetooth, or WiFi to connect their devices to this car stereo receiver. The dual Bluetooth design also allows multiple devices to pair simultaneously. We like that this receiver supports Micro USB and SD drive storage with 256GB for micro SD and one terabyte for USB. This receiver also offers the largest touchscreen in our guide at seven inches wide. We like that you have rear and front-facing camera integration for safety features. And while you will need to purchase a separate device to activate it, this car stereo receiver also supports integrated steering wheel controls. You may also prefer satellite radio for your car over a typical stereo.

    #4 Sony MEX-N4200BT Single-DIN in-Dash Car Stereo

    779 Reviews

    Our #4 Pick is the Sony MEX-N4200BT Single-DIN in-Dash Car Stereo

    Award: Best Budget

    WHY WE LIKE IT: One of the best single-DIN car stereos that are affordable with an anti-theft design and a CD player, making it ideal for compact dashes. It supports USB and Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free operation, and core streaming radio apps like Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify are pre-installed to make your commute easier.

    Read Full Review: Sony MEX-N4200BT


    • Best single-DIN
    • Anti-theft detachable faceplate
    • Bluetooth & USB connections supported


    • Not touchscreen

    So far, the car stereo receivers we’ve highlighted are double-DIN models. But none of those options will be relevant if you have a single-DIN stereo receiver. While the Sony MEX-N4200BT might not offer a touchscreen as the double-DIN models can do, we do like that this affordable single din option is still packed with features, making it one of the best single-DIN car stereo options you can choose.

    We like that this model supports Bluetooth, USB, and auxiliary connectivity and also features a CD player — giving you a wealth of media source options. Dual Bluetooth connectivity allows multiple devices to pair simultaneously, and the built-in microphone lets you enjoy hands-free calls for safer driving. You’ll like that this comes with support for Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify. If theft is a concern, you’ll like that this single-DIN receiver features a removable faceplate (a common feature among single-DIN models). And the included remote also gives other passengers the freedom to adjust stations, volume, and equalizer controls while driving. Car stereos are fun, but to help keep you safe, check out the best radar detector.

    #5 JVC KWR930BT Car Stereo

    649 Reviews

    Our #5 Pick is the JVC KWR930BT Car Stereo

    Award: Best Color Controls

    WHY WE LIKE IT: This double-DIN is one of the few to offer anti-theft protection thanks to the detachable faceplate. Plus, it has the most customizable color modes to make using your stereo easier regardless of light conditions.

    Read Full Review: JVC KWR930BT Review


    • Best anti-theft double-DIN
    • Steering wheel controls supported
    • Detachable faceplate


    • No touchscreen functionality

    There’s nothing worse than walking to your car in the morning and finding that it’s been broken into by thieves. If you have a double-DIN stereo, you might be frustrated that most double-DIN stereo receivers aren’t designed with removable faceplates. But the JVC KWR930BT is one of the few that does. Because of this, we think that JVC’s model is one of the best double-DIN car stereos that offers anti-theft protection.

    Aside from theft protection, we like that this is also the only double-DIN car stereo that gives you customization controls. Although it’s not a touchscreen model, you can control two separate color zones and 50 preset patterns to fit your mood or to match your car’s lighting system and current dash button colors. This model comes with a CD player but also supports SiriusXM, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify. Bluetooth allows for hands-free phone calls as well for safer driving. And you have the option to use the proprietary JVC Remote App to control your receiver. Good loud music feels great, and so does keeping your car safe, which is what the best car alarm is all about.

    #6 Kenwood Single DIN Bluetooth Car Stereo Receiver


    131 Reviews

    Our #6 Pick is the Kenwood Single DIN Bluetooth Car Stereo Receiver

    Award: Best Single-DIN RMS Rating

    WHY WE LIKE IT: We think this is the top single-DIN car stereo receiver for serious audiophiles who want to be sure that their preferred receiver is powerful enough to support the amplifiers in their sound system.

    Read Full Review: Kenwood Car Stereo Review


    • Most powerful single-DIN
    • USB charging port
    • Comes with Alphasonik earbuds


    • No wireless remote

    If the sound quality is everything for you, you might look at audio specs before reviewing anything else. We think that the Kenwood Bluetooth Car Stereo Receiver is one of the top single-DIN car stereos for people focused on power. With an RMS rating of 22, it’s the most powerful within the single-DIN category. But it offers so much more, including anti-theft protection with a removable faceplate.

    We like that this single-DIN model features dual Bluetooth connectivity for simultaneous pairing with two devices. But you’ll also like that this receiver integrates seamlessly with Amazon Alexa, and supports Spotify and Pandora. There’s also a front USB and auxiliary port if you prefer a wired connection. And as a bonus, this car stereo receiver comes with a pair of Alphasonik earbuds. The best car charger is another must-have accessory to keep your car on the road.

    #7 Alpine UTE-73BT Car Stereo

    32 Reviews

    Our #7 Pick is the Alpine UTE-73BT Car Stereo

    Award: Best Simple Design

    WHY WE LIKE IT: A dual platform streamlined supportive single-DIN car stereo that comes with a built-in CD player and supports Bluetooth for streaming your favorite audio apps.

    Read Full Review: Alpine CDE-172BT Car Stereo Review


    • Android & Apple compatible
    • CD player
    • Bluetooth supported


    • Most expensive single-DIN

    Although the Alpine UTE-73BT car stereo receiver isn’t as feature-heavy as some of the other single-DIN car stereo receivers in our guide, it’s a great option for the person who doesn’t need all of that functionality. While it’s pricier than the other single-DIN options, it’s compatible with Android and Apple devices, comes with a CD player, and supports Bluetooth connectivity.

    You’ll enjoy hands-free calling that includes phone book access to your contact. And the fact that Siri is supported with this receiver also means you have no excuse to touch your phone. The front USB port and auxiliary inputs give you multiple options for media sources. The best cars have killer stereos, after all.

    How We Decided

    The customer who shops for a car stereo receiver is quite varied. Some people focus on output stats, while others want connectivity features. To create our guide, we looked at the following features — connectivity, size, stereo interfaces, steering wheel control integration, display, and value-added features.

    For size, you have a choice between single-DIN and double-DIN. Our Top Pick, Honorable Mention, Best Quality, and #5 are all double-DIN models, while our Best Budget, #6, and #7 are all single-DIN options. Before you begin your search, you’ll need to confirm that your car’s stereo dash is compatible with either of these models.

    For connectivity, we’ve featured a range of options. All of the models in our guide support wired (USB and auxiliary) connections and Bluetooth. But except for our #5 choice, the double-DIN models also offer Wi-Fi connections that give you the freedom to connect via proprietary Apple and Android apps. Stereo interfaces are also important. If the touchscreen is a priority, you’ll want to focus on our Top Pick, Honorable Mention, and Best Quality recommendations. All feature large touch screens (with our Best Quality being the biggest) with additional physical buttons.

    Likewise, if you don’t want to give up safety features, the double-DIN car stereo receivers tend to be the best bet. While all of our recommendations support hands-free calls, The Top Pick, Honorable Mention, and Best Quality all support steering wheel controls as well as rear and front-facing cameras.

    Double-DIN receivers are the way to go if you prefer a larger display. However, for more control over the color display, we recommend the #5 pick since it gives you a wide range of color variations that you can customize to match your car’s interior lighting system.

    And hands down, the double-DIN car stereo receivers offer the most value-added benefits. From preloaded media apps like Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio to supportive connectivity features like EasyConnect (on our Best Quality), and even additional media source options such as SD or microSD, you won’t struggle to find ways to connect media. However, all of the models on our list support USB and auxiliary media connections.

    Best Car Stereos Buying Guide

    When choosing the best car stereo in 2023, you don’t want to just pick up any great car audio. No, the best thing to do is to read plenty of car stereo reviews, which you can find on our site.

    As you browse some of the best car stereo systems online for good audio quality, you’ll find that leading car radios in 2023 are not the same as your dad’s or grandpa’s car radios. These top-rated car stereos have more additional features, like Bluetooth, capacitive touchscreen, voice controls, and more. And, many of the best in-dash car stereos are much easier to install than before. You can just follow the installation instructions provided, follow the installation process, then enjoy your new stereo. And if you want your Jeep to look as nice as it sounds with a new stereo system, check out our page on the best Jeep soft top.

    So, keep the following key factors in mind as you shop for the best car audio systems of 2023. And if you want your home music system to be amazing like your cars, check out our ultimate home stereo system buying guide.

    The Most Important Factors to Consider

    1. Connectivity
      These days, people like to integrate their smartphones into their cars with the use of a top stereo for a car.
      • Whether that means you’re playing your favorite music or relying on your phone’s mapping apps for navigation support like Apple Maps, all of this is infinitely easier when you can easily sync your phone with your car’s stereo system.
      • While syncing with a USB cord is more than enough for some, others may prefer Bluetooth or wireless connectivity on these products for a more convenient audio experience.
      • Keep in mind, though, that if you are looking for a car stereo receiver that specifically supports CarPlay for Apple iPhones or Android Auto, you’ll need to make sure that the stereo includes a built-in WiFi network as neither of those proprietary syncing systems works with Bluetooth. Keep in mind the price increase as well.
      • Moreover, any extras, such as an external amplifier, video playback, and intuitive controls, will also increase prices. 
    2. Compatibility (single-DIN vs double-DIN)
      As with most things, you should always check to ensure that the car stereo you’re buying is compatible in terms of size and wiring support for your car. In addition, when shopping for the best aftermarket radio, consider factors such as Bluetooth compatibility and auxiliary input support to ensure you’re getting the most out of your car audio purchase.
      • Most car stereo receivers are designed to fit in either a single-DIN or double-DIN dash opening. A double-DIN opening is seven by four inches, while a single-DIN is seven by two inches.
      • While all aftermarket stereo systems list their size as either single- or double-DIN, you might not be able to tell automatically which size is compatible with your car.
      • In fact, researching the best aftermarket car stereo and finding out which size is suitable for your vehicle is paramount to a successful installation. Furthermore, researching the best car radios will give you an idea of what features are available in each product, such as Bluetooth capability or hands-free calling.
      • So, always do your homework before buying any car stereo; otherwise, the installation will be a big problem.
      • What’s more, modern car stereos come with installation kits for added installation versatility. As you’ll find, many new models come with a 7-inch touchscreen display and all the necessary installation components.
      • For those looking for the best car stereo 2023, many believe that the best stereo system for a car is one that offers a built-in amplifier. This makes it easier to manage the audio signal from your car’s speakers and overall sound quality. In addition, there are many good options for the best car stereo with a built-in amplifier available.
    3. Power
      For the average car stereo shopper, the standard amplifier and channels that came with their car’s factory system are more than sufficient since this type of shopper is simply looking to upgrade their stereo receiver.
      • But if you’re a serious audiophile, you might be looking to completely overhaul your car’s sound system.
      • Modern car stereos come with a range of advanced features, including dual USB ports for USB connectivity and multiple customizable audio settings.
      • If that’s the case, you should be looking for the best Bluetooth car stereo, or at least one with the best car stereo brand sound quality from a trusted brand. There are plenty of options out there when it comes to the best car stereo brands, but finding one with the perfect blend of features and sound quality can be tricky.
      • If this sounds familiar, you’ll need to consider how much power your speakers are designed to handle.
      • And that requires confirming the RMS — a figure that outlines how much continuous power speakers can support.
      • The RMS for your intended car stereo receiver needs to match the RMS rating on your car’s current speaker system, or the car audio system you plan on installing.
    4. Stereo Interface
      Considering that you’ll most likely be driving while your car’s stereo is on, you’ll want an interface that’s easy to use. When researching the best car radio brands and the best car radio for sound quality, don’t forget to check their user-friendliness.
      • While you should always be careful while driving, options like big on-screen buttons and larger fonts can help to reduce distractions.
      • And, having great audio control on the user interface is an ideal benefit. This is ideal on touchscreen car stereos, but you should also be mindful of the physical buttons or knobs.
      • Physical controls can help drivers keep an eye on the road for longer and feel their way around the stereo unit. All of them should be easy to use, with a good hand feel and responsive movement.
      • Gadget reviews can provide more information on the exact feel and responsiveness of each unit’s controls.
    5. Steering Wheel Controls Support
      For most newer cars from the last decade or so, you can control your car’s factory audio system, track selection, and source straight from the steering wheel. This is ideal because it helps to reduce the risk of distractions. If you’re looking to buy a new car stereo, you should look for models that can support this important feature. But keep in mind that this feature can force you to look towards more expensive models, or require that you also invest in a wiring harness to integrate those features into your new car stereo.
    6. Screen Size & Display
      Screen size tends to go hand in hand with your budget. Responsive touch controls create a seamless, luxurious user experience while driving. If you prefer a mostly touchscreen display, these tend to offer larger screen sizes — but can be pricier. For budget shoppers, there’s usually a compromise between touchscreen and physical buttons or knobs. However, while these models are cheaper, the screens tend to be smaller and with more limited single-touch functionality. Likewise, some people are very into customization. So a car stereo that allows you to adjust the display color themes may be very important to you. This can include changing the button colors on the display or even creating daytime and nighttime modes to make using your car stereo easier in varying light conditions.
    7. Value-added Features
      Especially if you spend a lot of time in your car, you might want a car stereo that does more than offer auxiliary or digital radio support. Other value-added features that can be very important include built-in navigation system, multitouch control, climate control, remote controls, additional power output for improved sound, streaming radio app support (i.e. Pandora, Spotify, etc.), HD radio for enhanced broadcast radio signals, or even CD/DVD players, and video inputs and outputs. The last two features may come in handy if you’re going on a long road trip and need to keep children entertained. Then the handy features like built-in GPS navigation and phone integration features can serve multiple functions. They enhance your driving experience by letting you enjoy certain things like the music on your own phone, like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Some users may appreciate a familiar navigation system too such as Apple Maps. Apple users can also appreciate real-time map updates in Apple Maps in case you need to suddenly change routes for a shorter ETA. Some of these extra features might only be available on higher-priced stereos, but the extra money might be worth it to you.

    10 best audio systems for cars


    Author: Igor Bobkov
    Cars have long ceased to be a common tool for movement and solving certain problems. Now it is a reliable assistant, which should offer a sufficiently high level of comfort and wide functionality. One of the key comfort factors is a high-quality audio system. The first audio systems for cars appeared more than 100 years ago in British cars, where they put radios. Representatives of Bentley were the first to do this, and this attracted huge interest from buyers. However, the most rapid development in the automotive music industry began to occur after the advent of transistors, when semiconductors replaced tube technology. From that moment on, automakers with each model achieved more and more high-quality sound, and also offered all new playback formats. As part of this material, we will take a closer look at the top 10 audio systems installed in modern cars.

    Land Rover – Meridian.

    Land Rover was well aware that in order to increase sales of their own vehicles, they needed to offer a top-notch music system in their vehicles. As a result, they began their cooperation with the British company Meridian, which had a vast experience in creating high-quality acoustic systems, DACs, amplifiers and processors. As a result, the collaboration between the two brands has made it possible to create truly high-quality sound in the car, which allows you to enjoy movies and music on the road. The system itself consists of 12 speakers and a two-channel subwoofer. The most important advantage is the presence of a special function for three-dimensional sound, thanks to which any piece of music is felt on a completely different level. As a result, all these options allow you to immerse yourself in music as much as possible.

    Maserati-Bowers & Wilkins

    The Italian brand specializes in the creation of unique sports and premium cars, so it was very important for them to find an audio equipment manufacturer that could offer the appropriate level of quality. As a result, an agreement was reached with Bowers & Wilkins, who offered a premium audio system consisting of 15 speakers and several subwoofers. The total system power was an incredible 1280 watts. Another major advantage is the presence of an automatic balance and equalizer function. Also, this audio system supports all modern formats for connecting mobile devices.


    The Porsche brand has gained immense popularity around the world thanks to excellent sports cars that are as comfortable and convenient as possible, including for daily use. One of the success factors of their cars was the collaboration with another German company – Burmester, which helped them with the creation of a luxurious audio system. It consists of 21 speakers, a 400-watt subwoofer, and several radiators. Particular attention was paid to the special algorithms of the system, which are able to transform even compressed audio formats to produce fantastic sound. A nice bonus of this stereo system is iridescent lighting. As a result, users really get the highest quality in cars, which has long been the norm for a brand like Porsche.

    Audi-Bang & Olufsen

    Another German premium car brand that, in order to get high-quality sound in cars, entered into an agreement with the Danish brand Bang & Olufsen, which brought an incredibly luxurious sound to car users. The best system that comes to Audi may include 23 speakers, which are characterized by surround sound and have a power of up to 1920 watts. Another advantage of this system is the presence of automatic sound calibration technology. It takes into account the current data on the movement of the car, depending on which it corrects the sound. As a result, users get luxurious sound in any environment. It is worth noting here that this audio system is great not only for playing music, but also for dubbing movies. The system is guaranteed to impress moviegoers on the go.

    BMW-Bowers & Wilkins

    Audio manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins has already appeared in our ranking, but the fact is that they cooperate with a large number of brands due to their high quality. Another of their partners is the Bavarian car manufacturers BMW, with whom they have created a truly impressive Diamond audio system, and such a name is not an exaggeration for its capabilities. It uses diamond tweeters, thanks to which it provides the best sound quality of high frequencies. Moreover, another serious advantage of the multimedia system is the presence of stylish decorative lighting, which further enhances the impression of high-quality sound.

    Aston Martin – Bang & Olufsen

    Bang & Olufsen is another brand that appears again in this ranking. Danish audio makers have a hand in making the DB11 even more luxurious with a fantastic optional audio system that includes 13 speakers, a powerful amplifier, and state-of-the-art automatic sound calibration technology based on ambient conditions. It also uses horizontal dispersion technology when reproducing high frequencies. It is noted that Bang & Olufsen took several hundred hours to bring the sound from this system to the ideal. Everything to make a British car feel truly luxurious.


    In the ranking of luxury cars, one cannot fail to mention the British brand Bentley, which has been considered a recognized leader in this industry for many decades. With another British brand Naim, which specializes in creating music, the company has been cooperating for more than ten years. Through this partnership, more and more new approaches to sound are constantly born, so that the car provides not only an incredible driving experience and an overall sense of luxury, but also the most technologically advanced and advanced audio system. One of the challenges that Naim has tackled is the need to deliver sound quality at speeds above 300 km/h.

    Pagani – Sonus faber

    Pagani is producing exclusive hypercars, which were required to be supplemented with an equally impressive audio system. It was developed by another legendary Italian brand, Sonus faber. As a result of this collaboration, a system was created, consisting of two amplifying modules, an additional subwoofer and automatic sound calibration depending on driving conditions. For the manufacture of speakers, extremely durable and lightweight carbon fiber was used, the same as the one from which the car itself is made. Such an audio system provides exclusive sound, although it costs incredible money. However, given the cost of the Italian hypercar, these are mere trifles.

    Toyota – JBL

    These two brands have been successfully cooperating with each other for more than 20 years. This partnership has resulted in a vast array of truly luxurious car audio systems. One of the best is installed in the extremely popular Land Cruiser SUV. It comes with 14 speakers, a 200mm subwoofer, and a total power output of over 600W. This system provides incredibly realistic sound even in such a large car.

    Lexus-Mark Levinson

    The premium Lexus brand could not do without quality sound, which is provided by the efforts of Mark Levinson. It is extremely remarkable that Lexus is owned by Toyota, and Mark Levinson is owned by JBL, or rather the Harman group, which unites all these sound brands. For the top-of-the-line Lexus SUV, Mark Levinson engineers developed an advanced 7.1 system that includes 19 speakers with a total output of 450 watts. The system also offers the distinctive immersive surround sound of the most advanced home theater systems. This system is great for both listening to music and watching movies.


    5 Best Car Stereos [2022 Guide]

    When choosing the best car stereo for your audio system, remember that not all products are perfect for your car. Some stereos may not be the right size for your vehicle’s infotainment center, or they may be customized for a specific smartphone manufacturer. Here are a few things customers should keep in mind when choosing the best aftermarket car audio system for their car:


    Unlike a subwoofer or an external amplifier, setting up a car radio is quite a complex process. This includes removing the current sound system from the radio housing, as well as ensuring that the system is properly connected and working.

    If you are not familiar with the factory installation process, it may be best to have your stereo replaced by a professional. Average installation prices range from $50 to $200 or more depending on the complexity of your stereo system, so you should consider this cost in your upgrade budget.

    understanding religion

    DIN is a phrase you often see when reading about car stereos. This is a standard unit of measurement in the automotive industry, specifically the size of a radio body.

    Stereo receivers are commonly available in Single DIN and Double DIN models. A single DIN car stereo measures approximately 7.0 by 2.0 inches. They are commonly found in older cars with traditional radios, as well as things like CD players and cassette recorders.

    Double DIN 7.0 by 4.0 inch car stereo provides more room for features, and many touch screen options offered by manufacturers today measure this. However, there are several single DIN touch screen options.


    The best car audio systems should complement factory features, not interfere with them. Features like steering wheel controls are pretty common, so if you want to easily customize your sound, make sure any stereo you buy comes with this feature.

    The same applies to any other audio modifications you may have made to your vehicle. If you buy a head unit without enough pre-outs to support a subwoofer, this speaker will take up space in your trunk.

    If you love CDs, many manufacturers include head units for CD and DVD players. However, if music is your main reason to upgrade and you don’t mind cables, then aux ports are a common analog workaround.


    Smartphone connectivity is a common feature of today’s car stereos. You’ll see features like Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto advertised by manufacturers, but what do they mean?

    The best way to think of it is that it’s extended coverage. Bluetooth will allow you to stream music, other audio, and phone calls to your car stereo. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto let you do the same, but with additional features such as voice texting, using GPS on your phone, using Spotify, and performing other voice commands.

    Although Bluetooth is a completely wireless connection, your head unit may not support wireless connections for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Some manufacturers require users to download a specific app to access their phones in stereo.

    Monitor Screen

    The display screen will vary depending on the model you choose, but there are usually dual DIN models with interactive touch displays.

    What is the best tv to buy right now: The best TV in 2023: Top TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony and more

    Опубликовано: May 5, 2023 в 4:36 pm


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    Sony X80K TV Review: Google TV Smarts, Basic Features and Picture

    $698 at Walmart

    $698 at Amazon

    $700 at Best Buy

    Don’t like

    • Mediocre contrast and black levels
    • More expensive than competing TVs with better picture quality

    Sony has been making TVs for 60 years and today it’s known for best for expensive, high-performance screens. In 2022 it continued the trend by releasing a kitchen sink worth of high-tech displays, from 8K to mini-LED to QD-OLED, and most demand serious cash. So far 2022 is more about tightening belts than bells and whistles, however, so I took a look at Sony’s cheapest TV first. The X80K is a decent all-around performer, and could appeal to TV shoppers on a budget who just want a Sony, but you can certainly do better for the money.

    In early summer the X80K costs about the same as the Samsung QN60B and the TCL 6-Series. In my side-by-side comparison of the three in CNET’s TV test lab, the Samsung looked slightly better overall than the Sony, with superior brightness and contrast, while the TCL totally trounced them both. That might be a surprise if you’re new to the TV buying game and just paying attention to brands — wait, a TCL looks better than a Sony? — but if you look at their underlying technologies, it makes perfect sense. The Sony and Samsung use basic LCD backlights while the TCL leverages step-up screen tech, namely full-array local dimming and mini-LED.

    Beyond picture I did like Sony’s Google smart TV system and no-fuss design, and it comes in a wide array of sizes. Later in the year it’s sure to receive hefty price cuts, like TVs always do around the Black Friday and the holidays, that could make it more competitive. For now, however, the X80K doesn’t do enough beyond its name to stand out.

    Sony KD-X80K sizes, series comparison

    I performed a hands-on evaluation of the 55-inch Sony KD-55X80K, but this review also applies to the other screen sizes in the series. All sizes have identical specs and should provide very similar picture quality.

    Sony KD-43X80K, 43-inch
    Sony KD-50X80K, 50-inch
    Sony KD-55X80K, 55-inch
    Sony KD-65X80K, 65-inch
    Sony KD-75X80K, 75-inch
    Sony KD-85X80K, 85-inch

    The X80K series is the entry-level in Sony’s 2022 TV lineup, with relatively basic picture features. It’s missing the HDMI 2.1 gaming features, 120Hz refresh rate and mini-LED backlight found on step-up models, for example.

    James Martin/CNET

    Keep it simple, Sony

    The X80K blends in rather than stands out with a dark gray color along the bottom of its frame. The other three sides are black and their edges angle in slightly. The stand consists of simple A-shaped legs splayed far to either side. Seen from the side, the X80K is substantially thicker than the Samsung Q60B (2.83 vs. 1 inch), which could be a consideration if you want as flush a wall-mount as possible.

    I like Sony’s simple remote. The keys are laid out in familiar fashion and the requisite shortcut buttons for YouTube, Netflix, Disney Plus and Prime Video are onboard, and I appreciated the dedicated input key that some clickers lack. I could do without the number key and another dedicated to an over-the-air grid guide at the bottom, but some users might appreciate them.

    James Martin/CNET

    Google TV: Feature-rich and promo-heavy

    Among all of the smart TV systems I like Google TV second-best, after Roku, and its implementation on the Sony X80K is the TV’s best feature. Highlights include excellent voice results thanks to Google Assistant, tight integration with Google apps in particular YouTube and YouTube TV, and more apps overall, thanks to the Play store, than proprietary systems like Samsung and LG.

    Responses were quick enough but felt a step behind most Roku TVs I’ve used. Once I selected a profile it took a long second or two for the main For You home page to populate with thumbnails, for example. I didn’t love the large chunk of space at the top devoted to promotions of shows and movies on various services. I also wish the “continue watching” row was higher-up rather than placed below the “top picks for you” and apps rows. Top picks seemed to take into account my preferences for sci-fi shows and movies once I went through the “improve your recommendations” screen, but there was still plenty of content I didn’t care about. Suggestions across different apps are a fine idea, but I personally the simplicity of Roku app-centric menus.

    James Martin/CNET

    Google TV’s profiles worked well. I was easily able to set up a kid’s profile, and I appreciated that appropriate apps like YouTube Kids and PBS Kids were suggested for me to add, and that Netflix automatically invoked the kids profile. During setup I was also prompted to set screen time limits, create a profile picture and more. Google TV’s system provides better parental controls than Roku, although Fire TV is similarly robust.

    Modest features, extra connections

    Key features

    Display technology LED LCD
    LED backlight Direct
    Resolution 4K
    HDR compatible HDR10 and Dolby Vision
    Smart TV Google TV
    Remote Standard with voice

    As an entry-level TV the X80K’s lack major picture-enhancing extras. It has a 60Hz refresh rate rather than 120Hz, although it does offer smoothing, aka the soap opera effect, if you want to turn it on. It supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos formats, as well as standard HDR10, as do many other mid-priced TVs.

    • Four HDMI inputs (One with eARC)
    • Two USB 2.0 ports
    • Composite AV input (3.5mm)
    • Optical digital audio output
    • RF (antenna) input
    • Ethernet (LAN) port

    Physical connections are better than many basic TVs’ however, with a fourth HDMI as well as analog video. It’s also the least-expensive TV so far to include an ATSC 3.0 tuner, so it’s ready for NextGen TV broadcasts. Such broadcasts are rare today and once they become more common you’ll be able to buy a tuner box to allow any TV to watch them, but it’s a nice extra on the Sony nonetheless.

    James Martin/CNET

    Picture quality comparisons

    I set up the 55-inch Sony X80K next to its direct competitor from Samsung, as well as less expensive Fire TV and a TCL with superior picture quality specifications. Here’s the lineup:

    Samsung QN55Q60B
    Amazon Fire TV Omni
    TCL 65R646

    TV and movies: The Sony delivered the second-worst picture in the lineup overall, beating out only the Omni. Its main weakness was relatively weak contrast, caused by both lighter (worse) black levels and dimmer highlights than the Samsung.

    Watching Hustle on Netflix, for example, the black around the credits and the shadows in the locker room were lighter and less realistic than on the other TVs, if only slightly worse than the Samsung and the Omni. The Samsung was also significantly brighter than the Sony in its most accurate picture modes, which made the film’s HDR image pop more in comparison. The skin tones of Adam Sandler and the basketball players looked truer than the Samsung and Omni, but overall I preferred the Samsung’s picture by a hair.

    The story was similar with the challenging Spears and Munsil 4K HDR Benchmark montage on Blu-ray, where the Samsung looked a bit brighter than the Sony. Both outperformed the Omni, which showed less high-level detail in snowscapes for example, but the difference wasn’t enough to justify the Sony’s much higher price.

    The TCL, meanwhile, was superior in pretty much every way to the others, with excellent contrast, deep black levels and powerful brightness that made the Sony, Samsung and Fire TV pale by comparison.

    James Martin/CNET

    Gaming: Playing Horizon Forbidden West, color was more realistic and accurate on the Sony, and similar to the TCL and LG, while the Samsung in every mode appeared more saturated and, well, game-y. Again the Samsung won for contrast and punch, handily, although to its credit the Sony revealed more details in the shadows, which is an advantage in dark games with enemies lurking in the shadows. The Sony lacked the comprehensive gaming stats display of the Samsung and both had similar (excellent) input lag, but overall I preferred the Samsung’s punchier look. The TCL, meanwhile, combined a brighter image than either one with excellent shadow detail and, yes, colors as accurate (and better-looking) than the Sony.

    Bright lighting: The Sony measured relatively dim, backing up my subjective impressions, and both it and the Samsung were less-bright than the TCL and a less-expensive Vizio, both equipped with local dimming. Below are my measurements in nits for select comparison TVs in their brightest and most accurate picture modes, using both standard dynamic range (SDR) and high dynamic range (HDR) test patterns.

    Light output in nits

    TV Brightest mode (SDR) Accurate mode (SDR) Brightest mode (HDR) Accurate mode (HDR)
    TCL 65R635 1,114 792 1,292 1,102
    Vizio M65Q7-J01 791 562 764 631
    Samsung QN55Q60B 549 343 540 514
    Sony KD-55X80K 369 357 446 387
    LG OLED65C2 413 389 812 759

    Despite its lower light output numbers the Sony is still bright enough for all but the most light-filled viewing environments. As with most TVs, the brightest modes for HDR and SDR (Game and Vivid, respectively) are less accurate. For the accurate results listed above I used Custom mode and I recommend X80K owners do the same to get good color in bright rooms. Note that with SDR, you’ll need to disable the Auto Energy Saving setting (Settings > Display & Sound > Picture > Light Sensor > Off) to get full brightness.

    The Samsung’s screen was better than that of the Sony at dealing with bright reflections in the room. Sitting under bright lights, I saw my reflection in the black screen of the X80K more clearly (and it was more distracting) than in any of the other TV screens.

    Uniformity and viewing angle: The screen of the X80K sample I reviewed showed no major issues with bright spots or dark areas, and in test patterns appeared more uniform than the Omni and similar to the other displays. Watching hockey I saw very little evidence of irregularities as the camera panned across the ice. From off-angle the Samsung maintained superior black level and contrast but Sony had better color, much like the TVs’ respective performance from straight on.

    James Martin/CNET

    Picture settings notes

    The most accurate settings were Cinema and Custom mode for both HDR and SDR, and Custom measured slightly more accurate so I went with that. Game is best for gaming, thanks to its low input lag, and color was similar to Custom and exceedingly accurate.

    The X80K offers settings that engage smoothing, aka the soap opera effect, as I prefer to turn it off for TV shows and movies. You can experiment with the settings (Settings > Display & Sound > Picture > Motion > Motionflow > Custom) and it’s off by default in the Cinema and Custom modes.

    Geek box

    SDR Result Score
    Black luminance (0%) 0.075 Poor
    Peak white luminance (SDR) 357 Average
    Avg. gamma (10-100%) 2.46 Poor
    Avg. grayscale error (10-100%) 2.27 Good
    Dark gray error (30%) 2.07 Good
    Bright gray error (80%) 3.04 Average
    Avg. color checker error 3.08 Average
    Avg. saturation sweeps error 2.52 Good
    Avg. color error 2.67 Good
    Input lag (Game mode) 11.93 Good
    Black luminance (0%) 0.084 Poor
    Peak white luminance (10% win) 446 Poor
    Gamut % UHDA/P3 (CIE 1976) 94.73 Average
    ColorMatch HDR error 8.08 Poor
    Avg. color checker error 1.54 Good
    Input lag (Game mode, 4K HDR) 11.67 Good

    See How We Test TVs for more details.

    Portrait Displays Calman calibration software was used in this review. 

    Best 65-Inch TV for 2023: Tested and Reviewed

    In this article: 

    • Best 65-inch TVs
    • Other 65-inch TVs we’ve tested
    • How CNET tests TVs
    • 65-inch TV FAQs

    While a 65-inch TV might seem enormous to some people, it’s actually considered the “sweet spot” of living room entertainment these days. A 65-inch screen is big enough to turn your main living space into a home theater, but not so big that it completely dominates the room. It helps, too, that most of the best TVs around come in a 65-inch size — it’s one of the most popular and common sizes among sizeable big screens. And that vast selection means you can find a number of models at a reasonable price. 

    The best of the best right now is the TCL 6-Series Roku TV. It’s the TV I’d recommend first to anyone who wants excellent picture quality and features without spending a ton of money. I’ve tested a lot of other 65-inch TVs, however, and many are also excellent for different budgets and priorities. Here’s my picks for the best 65-inch TV options available now.

    Read more: There’s Actually a Better Place to Mount Your TV

    Best 65-inch TVs

    Other 65-inch TVs we’ve tested

    Sony KD-X80K series: Sony is a prominent brand and its higher-end TVs like the X90J do well in reviews, but the entry-level TV in its 2022 lineup, the X80K, didn’t make the list. It costs around the same as the TCL 6-Series and Samsung Q60 TVs, and had a worse picture than both, with lighter black levels and contrast. It’s definitely not a bad TV, and we liked its Google smart TV system, color accuracy and connectivity, but you can definitely do better for the money. Read our Sony KD-X80K series review.

    Hisense A6H Series: This entry-level model has better style usual at this price, but in our best budget TVs roundup we preferred the picture quality Vizio V-Series and the TCL 4-Series overall. The A6H comes with Dolby Vision support, Bluetooth connectivity and DTS Virtual:X for simulated surround sound. We found that its Google TV system ran slower than on higher-end TVs like the Sony X80K. Read our budget TVs roundup.

    How CNET tests TVs

    Our TV reviews follow a rigorous, unbiased evaluation process honed over nearly two decades of TV reviews. Our primary TV test lab has specialized equipment for measuring light and color, including a Konica Minolta CS-2000 spectroradiometer, a Murideo Sig-G 4K HDR signal generator and an AVPro Connect 8×8 4K HDR distribution matrix. We use the Portrait Displays CalMan Ultimate software to evaluate and calibrate every TV we review.

    In every CNET TV review, three or more similar TVs are compared side-by-side in various lighting conditions with different content, including movies, TV shows and games, across a variety of test categories, from color to video processing to gaming to HDR. Our reviews also account for design, features, smart TV performance, HDMI input and gaming compatibility and more.

    Read more: How We Test TVs

    65-inch TV FAQs

    More home entertainment recommendations 

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    • Best Soundbars for 2023
    • Best Streaming Device in 2023
    • Best TV Antennas for Cord Cutters, Starting at Just $10
    • Dolby Atmos: Why It’s Cool, How It Works and How to Get It
    • Best Sonos Speakers Starting at $100
    • QLED vs. OLED: Which TV Tech Should You Buy?
    • HDR Formats like Dolby Vision, HDR10, Technicolor and HLG Explained
    • Best TVs for Gaming

    Which LG TV to choose: rating of the best LG TVs

    In this article we will tell you how to make the right choice of a TV that will delight you for many years.

    What makes LG good?

    LG TVs have many features that help make viewing comfortable and operation simple and convenient. For example, ThinQ artificial intelligence understands commands that are difficult for other voice assistants, such as “launch YouTube”, “turn on movie mode”, or “what’s the weather like this weekend”. LG ThinQ technology was originally only available in premium models, but now it is also available in basic smart TVs. For connoisseurs of good sound, LG TVs are able to independently detect content and select the optimal sound settings, so that regardless of viewing content, you get a complete immersion in the atmosphere of what is happening on the screen and hear the smallest details.

    Another unique advantage of LG TVs is the webOS operating system, which has a simple and intuitive control menu that allows you to easily find the content you want or control connected home devices using the Magic remote. Apple owners can easily share their favorite photos, videos, or the home screen of devices like iPhone, iPad, or MacBook wirelessly.

    How to choose a TV


    • 4K (3840×2160)

      Optimal for watching TV channels, movies or series on online services like Netflix or Okko.

    • 8K (7680×5120)

      Future-proof format ideal for large TVs from 60 inches.


    The golden rule for Full HD resolution is to measure your eye-to-screen distance in centimeters and divide by 7.5. You will get the optimal diagonal for your room in inches. For example, 300 cm/7.5=40 inches.

    For 4K and 8K, a different ratio works – you need to divide the distance by 3.5. For example, 200 cm/3.5=57 inches. For a number of buyers, the calculation formula is not the best option when choosing a diagonal. If you want to create an effect at home, like in a cinema, and watch high-quality content, then you can be guided by your personal perception of watching movies on large diagonals by coming to the store and making a comparison.


    Basic LG TVs use IPS panels. Their viewing angles are wider than VA panels (up to 178° vs. 170°) and are capable of displaying more colors and hues, resulting in a more realistic image, no matter what angle you are to the screen.

    NanoCell TVs have a higher contrast ratio and are able to display more accurate colors and tones thanks to the special NanoCell material.

    Top models are built on OLED technology, which is the most advanced technology in TVs and has the best performance in color reproduction, black depth and contrast. Such TVs are able to recreate the image, like in a movie theater, and for connoisseurs of game consoles, this is the best option for the following indicators: input lug, matrix response time and support for G-Sync, Free Sync.

    Additional Features

    Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth, voice search, wall hanging and movie picture enhancement are all included in almost all LG TVs.

    Top 6 LG TVs in 2021

    LG UP77006LB

    Diagonal: 43, 55, 60, 65 or 75 inches

    Resolution: 4K

    Technology: IPS

    Price: starting at $369*

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    The rating of the best LG TVs is opened by the basic model. The TV can be hung on a special bracket or placed on a cabinet. Moviegoers will appreciate the Filmmaker Mode, which disables image enhancement and shows the film the way the director intended. Therefore, if you are an independent film lover, this is a great choice. For gamers, a “Game Optimizer” has been created, in which you can choose one of four preset settings for the genre of the game. For connectivity, there are 2 HDMI ports and 1 USB. For fans of sports broadcasts, there is a special sports mode that makes the picture smoother, not blurry. This model has 5 diagonal options – from 43 to 75 inches. For connoisseurs of Smart TV, the TV is equipped with a Magic Remote, which allows you to easily control the device both in the classical way and using voice commands.

    LG NANO866PA

    Diagonal: 50, 55 or 65 inches

    Resolution: 4K

    Technology: NanoCell

    Price: from 69,999 r. *

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    Fans of Marvel, Dune or series like Lost in Space, we recommend that you consider an LG TV with support for Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos technologies. The first allows you to create an image with a director’s intent, which is even better than in the cinema. And the second gives surround sound, which is reflected from the walls, ceiling and floor, enveloping the audience from all sides. NanoCell technology is able to recreate the image more pure and realistic so that you can see all the details. In large rooms, your own TV speakers will not be enough. But for such cases, there are LG wireless speakers – they are sold separately. There are 2 times more connectors here than in the previous model – 4 HDMI and 2 USB.

    LG 70UP81006LA

    Diagonal: 70 inches

    Resolution: 4K

    Technology: VA

    Price: Rs. 3

    If you need a large screen TV with thin bezels and a great picture, then we recommend considering the 8th series TV. This model implements image enhancement technologies – for example, the HDR effect, which makes the picture more realistic and brings it closer to HDR quality. Lovers of beautiful design will appreciate the thin bezels and slim body that bring this TV closer to premium models and make it part of your design vision. For gamers, there is HGIG mode, which makes the HDR games on consoles more vivid and realistic to see all the fine details.

    The kit comes with one of the most convenient remote controls for Smart TV, which works like a computer mouse – just move the cursor.

    LG NANO896PC

    Diagonal: 55 or 65 inches

    Resolution: 4K

    Technology: NanoCell

    Price: from 91,999 r.*

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    A model with an interesting woodgrain design got into the top of the best LG TVs which makes it more beautiful not only in image but also in design.

    AI detects the main characters, enhances facial clarity (even a slight smirk or sparkle in the eyes can be noticed) and removes background noise from the voice, making the TV a great option for those who like to watch and enjoy movies. Included is not a regular remote control, but a Magic Remote. It is as convenient to use as a computer mouse – it has both a scroll wheel and voice control.

    LG OLED C14

    Diagonal: 55″ or 65″

    Resolution: 4K

    Technology: OLED

    Price: from $111,999*

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    OLED TVs are a new generation of TVs that offer high contrast and deep blacks to bring images to life. Even in the most complex scenes, you will not see the “extra” shades that are typical for other TV categories. They say about this model: “feelings like in a movie theater.” Even the factory settings will please you without additional “magic” on your part.

    Plus LG OLED TVs are safe for the eyes. Such TVs have no screen flicker and half the blue spectrum emission of the screen.

    Gamers should also opt for LG OLED TVs with best-in-class response times of just 9.6ms. The reaction to your commands is completely on par with finger movements – this is important for shooters like Fortnite, Call of Duty and Battlefield. These TVs are also suitable for powerful Nvidia and AMD graphics cards, Xbox and PlayStation, as they have G-Sync and FreeSync support to get rid of picture tearing. The model is equipped with 4 HDMI ports and 3 for USB.

    A feature that customers love is to broadcast video from a smartphone to a large screen without searching the menu, wires and passwords. Just touch your NFC-enabled gadget to the Magic Remote.

    LG 75NANO856PA

    Diagonal: 75 inches

    Resolution: 4K

    Technology: NanoCell

    Price: $149,999*

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    LG NanoCell 2021 TV has one of the best backlight systems and image enhancement technology under the name NanoCell. In terms of brightness, contrast and color reproduction quality, these models belong to the premium class. This is the largest diagonal in our selection.

    The artificial intelligence of the TV divides the picture into parts and improves their quality, independently of each other. If you watch science fiction, you will see bright laser beams against the background of endless space, and if you watch drama, you will see the clear faces of the characters that stand out against the background of the stage. For gamers, the TV has prepared AMD FreeSync Premium and VRR technologies. They smooth out the fastest movements, preventing the image from tearing and crumbling into squares.

    Slim bezels make this gray TV look like a painting. Choose a screensaver for it to enhance this similarity, or vice versa to make a bright accent in the middle of the room. And in the main menu, you can launch smart appliances – for example, a washing machine or air conditioner, find out the news or reply to messages on social networks. The advantage of this model is the control of a smartphone instead of a remote control.

    Which LG TV to choose in 2021?

    • LG UP77006LB

      Versatile model for movies, TV broadcasts and sports. Available in all sizes from 43″ to 75″.

    • LG 70UP81006LA

      For those who like to watch movies in good quality and want to get an immersive effect like in a cinema.

    • LG 75NANO856PA


      is ideal for those who appreciate cinema-quality picture quality, and its 120Hz sensor with Free sync will create an unforgettable gaming experience.

    • LG NANO866PA

      Displays to the maximum all the possibilities of vivid special effects in top movies and series. Will fill the room with surround sound without additional speakers.

    • LG NANO896PC

      The ideal TV for watching movies, and with a wood frame, it will fit into any interior.

    • LG OLED C14


      is arguably the best TV for cinema lovers and natural tones, and for gamers the best choice for gaming thanks to G-Sync, FreeSync, HGIG, low response times and input lug.

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    What is a Smart TV and is it worth the money

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    Smart TV is a TV with a built-in browser and Internet access. This technology turns it into a tablet, laptop or phone. Now you can access social networks and YouTube right on your TV. If you previously had to connect your laptop to a TV to watch a movie from the Internet on a big screen, now this is not required. It already has an operating system and a browser in which you can watch series on different sites, as well as YouTube and social networks. You no longer have to watch your favorite TV shows on the small screen of your laptop/phone. Smart TV allows you to arrange family serial evenings without any restrictions and advertising.

    What is a Smart TV?

    This is a classic TV only with Internet access. Thanks to the operating system, you can use it like a laptop. Embedded apps and services provide access to sports and gaming services. You can also watch your favorite TV channels by downloading them to the desktop of the operating system.

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    No. 2. The main difference between Smart TV and traditional TV is that you choose the movies and TV shows you want to watch. You no longer have to endure ads and uninteresting shows.

    No. 3. Connect your keyboard and mouse to create documents right on your TV screen.

    No. 4. It has everything that can be found in a modern phone. Would you like to chat on Whats App? No problem! Link your SIM card, connect the keyboard and you can start chatting with friends.

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    No. 7. The latest models are controlled by voice. This is very convenient because you do not need to type text, Smart TV understands voice commands.

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    No. 9. Advanced Smart TV technology allows you to link devices and synchronize data. For example, you can watch a movie on your phone on your way home from work, and then turn on the TV and continue from the same place only at home on a comfortable sofa.

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    List of series | CBS Wiki

    This list shows programs which are previous broadcast on CBS.


    • 1 Comedies
      • 1.1 1970’s
      • 1.2 1980’s
      • 1.3 1990’s
      • 1.4 2000’s
      • 1.5 2010’s
    • 2 Drama
      • 2.1 1980’s
      • 2.2 1990’s
      • 2.3 2000’s
      • 2.4 2010’s



    • The Jeffersons (1975–85)


    • Private Benjamin (1981–83)
    • Report to Murphy (1982)
    • Newhart (1982–90)
    • Goodnight, Beantown
    • AfterMASH (1983–85)
    • Kate & Allie (1984–1989)
    • E/R (1984–85)
    • Charles in Charge (1984–85) (moved to syndication)
    • Designing Women (1986–93)
    • My Sister Sam (1986–88)
    • Raising Miranda (1988)
    • Major Dad (1989–93)
    • The Famous Teddy Z (1989–90)


    • The Hogan Family (1990–91)
    • Evening Shade (1990–94)
    • The Nanny (1993–99)
    • Cybill (1995–99)
    • Double Rush (1995)
    • Women of the House (1995)
    • Bonnie (1995–96)
    • High Society (1995–96)
    • Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)
    • Cosby (1996–2000)
    • Pearl (1996
    • Ink (1996–97)
    • Temporarily Yours (1997)
    • George and Leo (1997–98)
    • The Gregory Hines Show (1997–98)
    • Family Matters (1997–98) (moved from ABC)
    • Meego (1997)
    • Step by Step (1997–98) (moved from ABC)
    • Style & Substance (1998)
    • The Closer (1998)
    • The Simple Life (1998)
    • The Brian Benben Show (1998)
    • The King of Queens (1998–2007)
    • Maggie Winters (1998–99)
    • Becker (1998–2004)
    • Ladies Man (1999–2001)
    • Love & Money (1999–2000)
    • Work with Me (1999)


    • Grapevine (2000)
    • Yes, Dear (2000–06)
    • Bette (2000–01)
    • Welcome to New York (2000–01)
    • Some of My Best Friends (2001)
    • The Ellen Show (2001–02)
    • Baby Bob (2002–03)
    • Still Standing (2002–06)
    • My Big Fat Greek Life (2003)
    • Charlie Lawrence (2003)
    • Two and a Half Men (2003–15)
    • The Stones (2004)
    • Listen Up! (2004–05)
    • Center of the Universe (2004–05)
    • How I Met Your Mother (2005–14)
    • Out of Pratice (2005–06)
    • Love Monkey (2006)
    • The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–10)
    • The Class (2006–07)
    • Welcome to The Captain (2008)
    • Rules of Engagement (2007–13)
    • Worst Week (2008–09)
    • Gary Unmarried (2008–10)
    • Accidentally On Purpose (2009–10)


    • Mike & Molly (2010–16)
    • Bleep My Dad Says (2010–11)
    • Mad Love (2011)
    • 2 Broke Girls (2011–17)
    • How to Be a Gentleman (2011–12)
    • Rob (2012)
    • Partners (2012)
    • The Crazy Ones (2013–14)
    • We Are Men (2013)
    • The Millers (2013–15)
    • Friends with Better Lives (2014)
    • Bad Teacher (2014)
    • The McCarthys (2014–15)
    • The Odd Couple (2015–17)
    • Angel From Hell (2016)
    • Rush Hour (2016)
    • Kevin Can Wait (2016–18)
    • The Great Indoors (2016–17)
    • Superior Donuts (2017–18)
    • Me, Myself & I (2017–18)
    • 9JKL (2017–18)
    • Living Biblically (2018)



    • Magnum, P. I. (1980–88)
    • Simon & Simon (1981–88)
    • Falcon Crest (1981–90)
    • Cagney & Lacey (1982–88)
    • Tucker’s Witch (1982–83)
    • Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer (1984–87)
    • Murder, She Wrote (1984–96)
    • T.J. Hooker (1985–86) (moved from ABC)
    • The Twilight Zone (1985–87)
    • Tour of Duty (1987–90)
    • Beauty and the Beast (1987–90)
    • Jake and the Fatman (1987–92)
    • Paradise (1988–91)
    • Dirty Dancing (1988–88)
    • TV 101 (1988–89)


    • The Bradys (1990)
    • Northern Exposure (1990–95)
    • Sweating Bullets (1991–93)
    • P.S. I Luv U (1991–92)
    • Silk Stalkings (1991–93)
    • In the Heat of the Night (1992–1995) (moved from NBC)
    • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)
    • Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)
    • Diagnosis: Murder (1993–2001)
    • South of Sunset (1993)
    • Due South (1994–96)
    • One West Waikiki (1994–96)
    • Chicago Hope (1994–2000)
    • Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
    • Central Park West (1995–96)
    • Nash Bridges (1996–2001)
    • Promised Land (1996–99)
    • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996)
    • Early Edition (1996–2000)
    • JAG (1997–2005)
    • Orleans (1997)
    • Brooklyn South (1997–98)
    • The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
    • L.A. Doctors (1998–99)
    • Martial Law (1998–2000)
    • Judging Amy (1999–2005)
    • Family Law (1999–2002)
    • Now and Again (1999–2000)


    • That’s Life (2000–01)
    • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–15)
    • The Fugitive (2000–01)
    • The District (2000–04)
    • Wolf Lake (2001–02)
    • The Education of Max Bickford (2001–02)
    • The Guardian (2001–04)
    • The Agency (2001–03)
    • Citizen Baines (2001)
    • First Monday (2002)
    • CSI: Miami (2002–12)
    • Presidio Med (2002–03)
    • Hack (2002–04)
    • Without a Trace (2002–09)
    • Joan of Arcadia (2003–05)
    • Cold Case (2003–10)
    • CSI: NY (2004–13)
    • Dr. Vegas (2004)
    • Clubhouse (2004)
    • Numb3rs (2005–10)
    • Ghost Whisperer (2005–10)
    • Close to Home (2005–07)
    • The Unit (2006–09)
    • Jericho (2006–08)
    • Shark (2006–08)
    • Cane (2007)
    • Moonlight (2007–08)
    • Flashpoint (2008–11) (moved to Ion Television)
    • The Mentalist (2008–15)
    • The Ex List (2008)
    • Eleventh Hour (2008–09)
    • Harper’s Island (2009)
    • The Good Wife (2009–16)
    • Medium (2009–11) (originally aired on NBC)
    • Three Rivers (2009–10)


    • Miami Medical (2010)
    • The Defenders (2010–11)
    • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
    • CHAOS (2011)
    • Unforgettable (2011–14)
    • Person of Interest (2011–16)
    • A Gifted Man (2011–12)
    • NYC 22 (2012)
    • Vegas (2012)
    • Made in Jersey (2012)
    • Golden Boy (2013)
    • Under the Dome (2013–15)
    • Hostages (2013–14)
    • Intelligence (2014)
    • Reckless (2014)
    • Extant (2014–15)
    • Scorpion (2014–18)
    • Stalker (2014–15)
    • Battle Creek (2015)
    • CSI: Cyber (2015–16)
    • Zoo (2015–17)
    • Limitless (2015–16)
    • Supergirl (2015–16) (moved to The CW)
    • Code Black (2015–18)
    • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016–17)
    • BrainDead (2016)
    • American Gothic (2016)
    • Pure Genius (2016–17)
    • Doubt (2017)
    • Training Day (2017)
    • Wisdom of the Crowd (2017–18)

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    Uralskaya, 79/1

    Black Theater in Krasnodar, SBS Megamall, st. Uralskaya, 79/1 – photo, reviews, rating, phone number and address


    Nadezhda Nazhdina

    3 reviews

    9 months ago


    Cute Maly Theatre. Due to the proximity of the scene, a deep involvement in acting.
    Poems are read with feeling.




    Anastasia Merkulova

    5 reviews

    11 months ago


    This is a SUPER small theater! The acting was amazing! Now this is my favorite THEATER!




    Elina Velichko

    1 review

    12 months ago


    Very cozy room, good atmosphere. Were at the play “Illusion Show” with her husband and child 2.7g. The husband laughed like a child, and the child was delighted! Despite his age, he watched the performance with enthusiasm from beginning to end! Thanks to the theater team! You are great fellows!




    Valeria Nakushnova

    2 reviews

    12 months ago


    Enjoyed acting a lot. If you like classic comedies, then this place is definitely worth a visit.




    Victor Entin

    2 reviews

    14 months ago


    Wonderful theater, went several times, always enjoyed it, recommend to friends and my students.




    Irina Tivkova

    6 reviews

    15 months ago


    Wonderful theatre!!! Very small, very cozy. But the actors play so talentedly that you understand – this is the Theater!!! And during the intermission, champagne is served, moreover, without flattering the audience, but worthily prolonging the atmosphere created in the performance! A must to visit!!!




    Yulia Lachinova

    2 reviews

    17 months ago


    I have never been to such a small theater before. Artists at your fingertips. The atmosphere is different, of course. Chairs instead of chairs. No one warned that outerwear can be left in front of the entrance, the whole performance was holding it in her hands.




    Anna Kolesnichenko

    8 reviews

    17 months ago


    The theater is located in the SBS megamall building, 2nd floor. The place is small, but the cast is very good. Great place to spend an evening.



    Prices: The cost of services in the children’s sports and entertainment center “LESIKI” in the “SBS Megamall” on Uralskaya

    The cost of children’s (under 16 years old) entrance ticket on WEEKDAYS, without time limit

    • Monday – Friday
      from 10-00 to 22-00: 800 RUB

    Children’s (under 16 years old) admission ticket on WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS, without time limit

    • Saturday – Sunday
      from 10-00 to 20-00: 1200 rub
    • from 20-00 to 22-00: 600 rub
    • Holidays
      from 10-00 to 22-00: 1 450 RUB


    • Monday – Sunday
      from 10-00 to 22-00: 700 rubles / hour for one child

    On the birthday of the birthday person free admission (*)

    Parents of large families can take the third child for FREE. (*)

    Children under one year of age enter free of charge. (*)

    50% discount for special children (*)

    Free entry for parents.

    (*) – upon presentation of any supporting document (birth certificate, stamp in the passport, certificate of large families, etc.)

    Please note that discounts are not cumulative!

    Additional services

    We offer you to use the services of our professional actors-animators – true masters of transforming into the characters of your favorite children’s stories!

    When choosing any character, you will find an exciting adventure with heroes, games, competitions, solving mysteries, a lot of fun, and surprises! And, of course, at the end of the program, the solemn removal of your cake!

    Cost of animation programs

    • 15 minute congratulations: 1 hero 1 700 rub / 2 heroes 3 000 rub 90 141
    • 1 hour escort around the restaurant: 1 hero 2 900 rub / 2 heroes 5 500 rub
    • 30 minutes program in a separate room: 1 hero 2 500 rub / 2 heroes 4 900 rub
    • 1 hour program in a separate room: 1 hero 4 900 rub / 2 heroes 7 900 rub
    • Mascot:1 hour from 7 000 rub
    • In addition to the life-size puppet any character: 1 hour 4 900 rub

    Show programs cost

    • Foil show 3 500 rub
    • Soap disco 1 500 RUB
    • Soap bubble show 12 000 rub
    • Show Tesla 12 000 RUB
    • Stage Illusion Show 15 000 RUB
    • Show of Illusions Igromagiya 10 000 rub
    • Cryo show 12 000 rub
    • Cryo show with ice cream 15 000 rub
    • Show Transformers 2 heroes 16 000 rub
    • Sharomonster show 10 000 rub

    Cost of Media parties

    • Birthday Party (mafia, guess the tune, spoiler, crocodile) 8 000 RUB
    • Tik tok party 8 000 RUB
    • Like (for children under 8 years old) 8 000 rub
    • Quest (individual approach) 9 500 rub
    • Party with DJ + foil show – 12 000 RUB

    Please note that bringing your own food outside the Lesiki complex is prohibited.

    Older person cell phone: Best Cell Phones for Seniors

    Опубликовано: May 3, 2023 в 4:36 pm


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    These fuss-free cell phones keep you in touch with loved ones without missing out on fun features.

    Jitterbug Smart3

    • Easy navigation

    • One-touch SOS button

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    • Easy navigation

    • Restricted call network

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    Alcatel Go Flip 4044

    • Basic navigation

    • Built-in Google Assistant

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    Apple iPhone 8

    • Busy navigation

    • Tons of apps

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    Cathy Habas

    Staff Writer, Safety & Security

    May 30, 2023

    Lively’s Jitterbug Smart3 is the best cell phone for seniors because it combines accessibility, functionality, and safety. This simple smartphone has a large menu with only the essentials like maps and directions, a camera, email, and an internet browser. 

    Even the phone’s service plans have features like on-call conferencing with a doctor or nurse and an SOS button that turns your cell phone into a simple medical alert system. 

    But it’s not the only senior-friendly cell phone on the market. Check out our other top picks below.

    Best cell phones for seniors

    1. Jitterbug Smart3

      : Best safety features

    2. GrandPad

      : Best scam prevention

    3. Alcatel Go Flip 4044

      : Best for budgets

    4. Apple iPhone 8

      : Best regular smartphone

    5. RAZ Memory Cell Phone

      : Best for seniors with dementia

    Compare the best senior cell phones


    Best for

    List price

    Screen size


    Camera quality

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    Jitterbug Smart3

    Best safety features $149. 99 6.2 in. 32–256 GB 13 MP rear

    5 MP front
    View on Lively Read review

    Best scam protection $399.00 8.0 in. 32 GB 5 MP rear
    5 MP front
    View on Amazon Read review
    Alcatel Go Flip 4044

    Best for budgets $89.00 2.8 in. 32 GB 2 MP View on Amazon Read review
    Apple iPhone 8

    Best regular smartphone $165.00 4.7 in. 64–256 GB 12 MP rear
    7 MP front
    View on Amazon Read review
    RAZ Memory Cell Phone

    Best for dementia $369.00 6.5 in. 32 GB 5 MP front View on The Alzheimer’s Store Read review

    * price as of post date. Read full disclaimer. ​

    Some senior phones have their own cellular plans

    • The Jitterbug Smart3 phone requires using Lively’s cellular network.
    • The GrandPad requires using Consumer Cellular’s network. 
    • Alcatel, Apple and Raz phones are compatible with the cellular carriers listed below.

    Compare top cell phone plans

    Info current as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
    *With autopay.
    **With Xfinity internet plan

    Best senior cell phone reviews

    1. Jitterbug Smart3: Best safety features

    Best safety features

    Jitterbug Smart3


    + monthly plan

    View on Amazon list price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

    Jitterbug has been a leading brand for senior cell phones for decades. After taking a closer look at the Jitterbug Smart3, we can see why.  

    From the payment plans and features to the design of the phone itself, the Smart3 is tailor-made for older adults. This smartphone has all the must-haves like an internet browser, email, and maps without the distractions of social media and apps.


    Simple menu

    Loud audio

    Customizable service plan


    No app store

    Monthly services can get expensive

    Jitterbug Smart3 best features

    When you turn the phone on, you’ll be greeted by a bright, simple menu. You can make a phone call, check your voicemail, or send a text in just a few clicks. And the call quality is loud and clear too, thanks to the front-facing speaker. 

    The Smart3 improves on the Jitterbug Smart2 with an even larger screen for easy viewing. You also don’t have to pay extra for brain games like with the Smart2—the games come standard on the Smart3.

    Jitterbug Smart3 cell phone plans

    Lively gives you lots of options when it comes to customizing your cell phone plan. Talk, text, and data come à la carte .


    Price per month




    Value Talk and Text $14.99 300 minutes $0.10 per text Purchased separately
    Unlimited Talk and Text $19.99 Unlimited minutes Unlimited texts Purchased separately

    The talk and text plan’s monthly prices are slightly misleading since they don’t include a cellular data plan. You have five data options to choose from, and it costs $0. 10 per MB used above your plan limit.

    There are a few more optional services to add to your plan: Lively’s Health and Safety packages get you cool features like Urgent Care, Urgent Response, and even a personal operator. 


    Monthly price

    Urgent response

    Nurse on-call

    Lively Link

    Personal operator

    Lively Rides

    Basic $19.99 Yes





    Preferred $24.99 Yes





    Ultimate $34.99 Yes





    Also check out the Lively Flip

    The Lively Flip is the flip phone from Lively that acts like a smartphone. It’s a classic flip phone with large buttons, bright screen, and powerful speaker. It also comes with the Alexa smart assistant built in. Alexa can answer questions, provide weather forecasts, or help you control home automation—all you have to do is ask. 

    Check out the Lively Flip in our Jitterbug Phone review.

    2. GrandPad: Best scam prevention

    Best scam prevention

    GrandPad Tablet


    + monthly plan

    View on Amazon list price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

    The GrandPad Tablet by Consumer Cellular is a giant smartphone designed for seniors who just need the basics. Its 8-inch screen and high-contrast buttons are easy to see and press, and it comes with a stand so your loved one doesn’t have to hold it all the time. It even comes with a nifty stylus for improved navigation.

    But we really love GrandPad’s built-in scam prevention. The tablet only makes and receives calls to pre-approved numbers, which means absolutely no robocalls will reach your loved one.  


    Large screen

    Spam call protection

    Classic games

    Stylus and stand

    Video calling

    Internet and email

    Wi-Fi and 4G


    No way to add other apps

    Awkward to carry on-the-go

    The GrandPad has a camera and supports video calls. It features a web browser, email app, and music and radio apps. 

    And while there’s no app store access for your loved one to download Angry Birds or Candy Crush, the GrandPad boasts an impressive roster of classic games, including:

    • Solitaire
    • Freecell
    • Spider Solitaire
    • Hearts
    • Bridge
    • Bingo
    • Word search
    • Crossword
    • Bingo
    • Memory
    • Blackjack
    • Texas Hold’em

    A $59/mo. Consumer Cellular subscription is required to access all features. 

    3. Alcatel Go Flip 4044: Best for budgets

    Best phone for budgets

    Alcatel Go Flip 4044


    + monthly plan

    View on Amazon list price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

    The Alcatel Go Flip 4044 is a workhorse of a flip phone that handles all the basics and more. Along with calling, texting, and email, it has Google Assistant built in to answer questions and provide directions. 

    It also has some basic accessibility features like Real Time Text (RTT) for live captioning and Text Telephone (TTY) for hearing impaired users. And its 7.9 hour battery may make other phones jealous. 


    Simple texting and calling

    Long battery life

    RTT and TTY for hearing impairments


    Poor camera quality

    Tricky navigation

    One of the biggest complaints we saw about the Go Flip 3 was its camera. If you aren’t planning on snapping a lot of pictures, it’s not a problem. But the photos a 2 MP camera produces will look grainy and unclear compared to those from phones with 13 MP cameras.

    Alcatel Go Flip 3 cell phone plans

    This flip phone for seniors is available through T-Mobile or Metro by T-Mobile, so prices may vary. But when we checked, the phone is about $89 from T-Mobile.

    If you’re looking for a simple mobile phone, the Alcatel Go Flip 3 is a cheap option for just calling and texting. Reviewers on T-Mobile said navigation takes practice and the camera was a big drawback for them. That said, it’s great for the ultra-minimalist in your life who prefers short phone calls and a way to check emails on the go.

    4. Apple iPhone 8: Best regular smartphone

    Best smartphone

    Apple iPhone 8


    + monthly plan

    View on Amazon list price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

    While it’s not the latest iPhone, the Apple iPhone 8 is one of the best in recent years for seniors and older adults. We like its straightforward home button that exits out of apps and brings you to the home screen. 

    What we like most about the iPhone 8 for seniors are its built-in health monitoring app, connectivity to smart devices, and accessibility features.


    Built-in health monitoring app

    Quick connection to smart devices

    Accessibility features


    Varied prices based on carrier

    Health monitoring app

    The Apple Health app is like having a tiny doctor in your pocket. It can record nutrition, activity, and vitals information from daily steps to blood glucose. If you need to track it, it’s probably there.

    If you use a wearable device for seniors like the Apple Watch or a FitBit, your device will automatically sync with Apple Health.  

    Connectivity to smart devices

    There are advantages to going with one of the most popular smartphones around. The iPhone 8 is a great choice for older adults who love to tinker with tech. For example, if the older adults in your life also use an iPhone, you can video chat with them directly through FaceTime.

    Apple iPhones connect to a huge range of smart home and health devices. The iPhone is compatible with popular smart home devices like these: 

    • Amazon Echo
    • Google Home 
    • Smart light bulbs
    • Indoor security cameras
    • Home security systems

    Accessibility features

    As you get older, tasks like typing, reading, and remembering become more of a challenge. The iPhone 8 has the power to tweak almost every aspect of the phone’s functions to make it more accessible to those with hearing, vision, or motor impairments.

    Toggle the VoiceOver feature on to have the phone read text aloud to you or hook it up to your hearing aid to hear conversations more clearly. You can also adjust the color settings to make the screen easier on your eyes.

    Or for a simpler solution, adjust the font size on the phone to make the text bigger.

    5. RAZ Memory Cell Phone: Best for seniors with dementia

    Best cell phone for dementia

    The RAZ Memory Cell Phone was built for people struggling with memory problems like dementia or Alzheimer’s. There’s only one screen, and it shows pictures of up to six contacts and an emergency button for easy one-touch dialing. 

    The real magic happens in the caregiver app, where loved ones can send reminders to the RAZ Memory Cell Phone, track its location and battery power, block robocalls, turn on the auto-answer feature, and lock volume controls. 


    Simple display

    One-touch dialing



    Auto-speaker phone

    Restricted call list

    911 or professional monitoring

    Wireless charging option

    Receives video calls


    Doesn’t initiate video calls—only receives them

    If you’re worried your loved one may dial 911 during non-emergency events, you can sign up for RAZ professional monitoring for $99/yr. Instead of dialing 911, the emergency button dials RAZ’s monitoring center. The monitors will talk to your loved one and dispatch first responders if needed.

    Take care to purchase the RAZ Memory Cell Phone model that works with your preferred carrier. The one we’ve linked to works with every major carrier so you can find the best cell phone plan for you. There’s a slightly cheaper version that only works with Mint Mobile, T-Mobile, and Metro by T-Mobile. 

    Final word

    For us, the Jitterbug Smart 3 hits the sweet spot. It caters to older users without watering its function down. You’ll get all the important features from your smartphone without the distractions and noise that comes with standard phones.

    Whether you thrive on the latest tech or prefer a simple phone in your pocket, it’s important to be honest about your needs in a cell phone. After all, you’ll probably use it every day.

    Senior cell phone FAQ

    With a large screen, high-contrast buttons, and simplified navigation menus, the GrandPad is the easiest cell phone for seniors to use. That said, seniors with dementia will have an even easier time using the RAZ Memory Cell Phone. 

    Check with your state’s assistive technology program. If your loved one meets eligibility requirements—which may include disability status or income level—they could qualify for a free cell phone.

    The Jitterbug phone can’t be purchased or serviced through Verizon Wireless. You have to go through Lively (formerly GreatCall) to activate and use the Jitterbug phone.

    Our top senior cell phone picks include the Jitterbug Smart3, Apple iPhone 8, Alcatel Go Flip 3, GrandPad, and RAZ Memory Cell Phone. The best cell phone for you will match your budget, provide all of the features you enjoy, and be easy to use.

    If it’s a smartphone, yes. The FCC requires all wireless and wireline phones to be compatible with hearing aids.1  But smartphones like the iPhone or Galaxy Note 8 come with features that let you adjust your hearing aid settings from your phone.

    Without diving into a photography lesson, most smartphones with cameras have up to 13 MP to take clear pictures. Many flip phones out there have cameras with 2 to 8 MP, which may produce blurry or grainy images. Poor quality images from cameras like these aren’t as easy to share or print off without sacrificing quality.

    Data allows you to use apps and surf the web without using Wi-Fi. Carriers often charge by the amount of data you use and prices vary from plan to plan. If you plan to stream music, watch videos, or play games, we recommend getting a data plan with your phone with at least 2 GB.

    You can find a deal on a phone online with a quick Google search. You’ll just need to be sure your carrier supports it before you click that “buy” button. Most phone manufacturer pages will list carriers they work with. When in doubt, call your carrier to make sure the phone is compatible.

    How we reviewed the best cell phones for seniors

    Older adults have different needs than younger folks. Devices with large displays, simple controls, and loud audio got pushed to the front of the line for our senior cell phone review.  

    We also looked for phones with fewer distractions. The best cell phones for seniors put communication front and center, rather than apps, games, and social media. 

    And finally, we looked at the price. Newer phones are expensive, so we wanted to help senior citizens save some cash for what matters to them, like spoiling the grandkids or enjoying a vacation.

    Check out our methodology page to see our best practices for reviews like this one. 

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    • Types of Medical Alert Systems and How They Work


    1. Federal Communications Commission, “Hearing Aid Compatibility and Volume Control,” October 2021. Accessed March 14, 2023.


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    4 Best Simple Cell Phones for Seniors in 2023

    Published: May 4, 2023

    Updated: May 4, 2023

    In this blog post, RAZ Mobility identifies and reviews some of the best cell phones for seniors. We examine the phones based on three criteria: (1) ease of use, (2) loudness of the audio, and (3) clarity and contrast of the text for individuals with vision loss. All three of these characteristics are important for seniors.

    With respect to ease of use, we are looking for a simple menu system with as few “sub-menus” as possible, as well as easy-to-use apps, if apps are included.

    The speakers should be loud, helping seniors hear as well as possible when calls are placed on speakerphone.

    Many seniors are visually impaired. Accordingly, we are looking for a phone to have good contrast and large text.

    The four cell phones reviewed in this article are the RAZ Memory Cell Phone, the Jitterbug Smart3, the Jitterbug Flip2, and the Consumer Cellular Link II. The Jitterbug Smart3 is intended to be an easy-to-use smartphone, and the Jitterbug Flip2 and Consumer Cellular Link II are traditional basic cell phones: they have large buttons and easy-to-use menu systems. The RAZ Memory Cell Phone, on the other hand, is unique in that it is designed primarily for seniors with cognitive decline.   

    Each cell phone is reviewed in turn. We hope that you find the reviews instructive!

    Our four best cell phones are the following:

    • RAZ Memory Cell Phone
    • Jitterbug Smart3
    • Jitterbug Flip2
    • Consumer Cellular Link II

    Because of its thoughtful characteristics and unique abilities, we consider RAZ Memory Cell Phone the best cell phone for seniors overall.  

    The RAZ Memory Cell Phone – Simplest and Best Cell Phone for Seniors Overall


    The RAZ Memory Cell Phone is sold by RAZ Mobility. RAZ Mobility specializes in mobile devices, including cell phones and applications for people with disabilities. The company sells to government agencies across the country, as well as directly to consumers.

    The RAZ Memory Cell Phone is unique. Unlike the other cell phones on this list, it is designed specifically for seniors with cognitive decline. There is no cell phone that is easier to use. The phone only supports voice and video calls. Text messaging, email, web browsing, and other capabilities are not available. Also, unlike the other phones, the RAZ Memory Cell Phone can be controlled remotely by family caregivers. This is particularly useful if the senior lives a good distance away from a son or daughter who wants their parent to have a cell phone.

    Physical Description of RAZ Memory Cell Phone

    The RAZ Memory Cell Phone looks like many other smartphones. It has a large 6.5-inch display with narrow bezels. Because it does not look different from other smartphones, seniors will not feel self-conscious that they have a “special” phone.

    The top edge of the phone includes a 3.5mm headphone jack. The power button and volume rocker are on the right edge of the phone. On the left edge is the SIM card slot. There is a USB type-C port to charge the phone on the bottom edge of the device.

    The display is bright and easy to see. To save battery power the phone dims slightly when it has not been used for 2 minutes. However, even when dimmed the screen contents are clearly visible. The screen brightens as soon as the user touches the dimmed display.

    The battery cannot be removed or replaced, which is typical of smartphones these days.

    Accessories that can be purchased separately include a protective case, a 6-ft coiled charger cable, a pouch with a belt clip, and an emergency contact information tag that attaches to the phone and includes basic information, such as name, an emergency contact number, and medical conditions. Importantly, also available are two options for wireless charging sets which are very helpful to seniors who have difficulty charging their cell phone with a cable.

    One Primary Screen – Easy to Use

    The menu system could not be simpler because there is no menu system! The RAZ Memory Cell Phone has one screen that shows contacts in the form of pictures with names underneath. That’s it. The senior has no additional options. The pictures assist individuals with memory loss. The senior taps & holds the picture of the person they wish to call, and the call is initiated.

    By default, the screen accommodates up to six contacts (all six contacts appear on the same screen; no scrolling is required to reach a contact). But the number of contacts can be expanded to up to thirty. If this option is selected, the senior will need to scroll through the contacts until they see the picture of the person they wish to call.

    The single screen also has a button to call 911, or the RAZ Emergency Service (the Emergency Service is described below). The senior does not have to dial the digits 9-1-1. They simply touch and hold the button. If activated, a pop-up appears that asks the senior if they really wish to contact emergency services. If they tap yes, the emergency call is initiated. If they press no, the emergency call is canceled.

    To further simplify the phone, the volume button is disabled and is set to maximum so that seniors cannot inadvertently silence the phone. The screen does not lock or go to “sleep”. The power button can even be disabled in the event that the senior has difficulty turning the phone back on.

    The RAZ Memory Cell Phone includes video calling. Contacts can video call the senior through the RAZ Care app. And video calls and voice calls are answered in exactly the same way, making it especially easy for seniors to participate in video calls.    

    The Phone is Managed by Caregivers through the RAZ Care App

    The RAZ Memory Cell Phone is managed from afar through a simple app.

    The caregiver uses the app to add and edit contacts, including uploading pictures. The caregiver can also manage nine (9) unique settings designed specifically for seniors, including but not limited to the following:

    • Limit incoming calls to contacts to prevent unwanted predatory calls.
    • Disable the power button in case the senior has difficulty turning the phone on and off.
    • Automatically answer calls – the senior doesn’t have to press the answer button.
    • Caregiver(s) can receive a text message alert when the phone’s battery is below a specified level.
    • Caregiver(s) can be notified by text message when the senior calls 911.
    • Seniors can receive a reminder to charge when the battery is low.
    • The phone will speak “phone charging” when the phone has started to charge.
    • The display can be adjusted to make contacts, the answer button, and the hang-up button much larger for seniors with low vision or hand tremors.  

    The app and portal also provide caregivers access to the signal strength, remaining battery power, and the GPS location of the phone. This allows the caregiver to warn the senior that they are low on power and need to charge the phone. Also, if the caregiver cannot reach the senior, she can go into the app or portal and see if it is because the phone is out of power or there is poor signal strength. The ability to track the phone can be critical if the senior wanders and needs to be located.

    Caregivers also have the ability to send the senior reminders and set up what are called, “quiet hours”. These are hours during which the senior cannot place calls to designated contacts. This feature can be important if the senior has dementia and has the habit of calling in the middle of the night.

    In short, the app and portal provide the caregiver with complete control over the RAZ Memory Cell Phone from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. The senior, on the other hand, does not have any control or access to settings. This is done so that the complexity is assumed by the caregiver, while the senior experiences maximum simplicity.



    Emergency Service for Seniors with Cognitive Decline

    RAZ Mobility offers an optional emergency service. The service is designed for cases where users imagine emergencies and frequently call 911, needlessly tying up emergency resources. With the service, emergency calls are directed to a private emergency dispatch agent rather than 911. The agent knows that the caller has memory loss, or other medical conditions, and will determine whether to contact 911 guided by this knowledge. Also, when a senior calls the Emergency service, up to three caregivers will receive text messages, providing them with the opportunity to cancel the emergency alert, preventing unnecessary calls to 911. The service costs $99.99 annually. In the alternative, it costs $9.99 monthly with a one-time activation fee of $19.99.

    Loudness of Audio for Hearing Loss 

    We tested the loudness of the RAZ Memory Cell Phone with a sound level meter. The loudness of the phone’s earpiece during a regular conversation was 77.4 db. This is consistent with the average smartphone.

    The loudness of the speakerphone during a conversation was 103. 9. This too is consistent with a typical smartphone.

    Clarity and Contrast of Text for Vision Loss

    By default, the background of the RAZ Memory Cell Phone is black. Each picture is presented as a circle approximately 1 inch in diameter. So, the pictures are quite large for individuals with low vision. The names underneath the pictures are white, providing good contrast with the black background.

    The caregiver can change the background to white in the event that the low-vision senior prefers black on white.

    As a result of the large pictures and good contrast, the RAZ Memory Cell Phone works well for seniors who are visually impaired.

    Price and Wireless Service

    There are two versions of the phone. One version is priced at $309.00 and works on T-Mobile, as well as carriers that resell T-Mobile service, including Metro by T-Mobile, MINT Mobile, Simple Mobile and Ting. It does not work on Verizon, AT&T or wireless providers that resell Verizon or AT&T service. The phone comes with a free SIM card and three (3) free months of service from MINT Mobile. After the free service is used, the service costs as low as $15/month for unlimited service.

    The other version of the phone is priced at $349.00 and works with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. In other words, the phone can be used with just about any wireless provider, including wireless resellers such as MINT Mobile, Ultra Mobile, Straight Talk, Net10, Cricket Wireless, Consumer Cellular, and Metro by T-Mobile. This phone also comes with a free SIM card and three (3) free months of service from Affinity Cellular, which operates on the Verizon network. After the free service, the cost is $25 per month. For more information click here or call 1-800-729-0083.


    Jitterbug Smart3 – A Smartphone for Seniors


    The Jitterbug Smart3 is sold by lively; it is designed to be a simplified smartphone.

    Physical Description

    The Jitterbug Smart3 has the appearance of a modern smartphone. The display has a “teardrop” at the top to accommodate the camera and is a generous 6.22”. On the right edge of the phone are the volume rocker and power button. The left edge includes a dedicated Google Assistant button and the SIM card tray. The top edge of the phone includes a microphone and audio jack, while the bottom edge includes the speaker, another microphone, and the USB charging port. The rear of the phone includes the camera set up.

    Menu System and User Experience 

    The Jitterbug Smart3 is designed to be an easy-to-use smartphone. It tries to accomplish this primarily through a customized menu system. Rather than app icons organized on the display, there is a vertical list of apps. It seems questionable whether re-organizing the menu system in this manner resolves challenges faced by seniors. A safe assumption is that most seniors looking for a simple experience have difficulty operating the apps themselves, rather than difficulty with the manner in which the apps are organized. And, on the Jitterbug Smart3, the large majority of the apps themselves are standard android apps. For example, if the senior wants to surf the internet, they must use Google Chrome; if they wish to send or read an email, they must use an email client like Gmail; if they want to navigate while driving, the senior uses Google Maps; if they wish to place a video call, they must use a video calling app such as Google Meet; to view pictures, the senior uses Google Photos … etc. In fact, the only apps designed by lively are the Phone, Text Messages, Contacts, and Settings apps. Accordingly, if the senior has difficulty using standard apps, the Jitterbug Smart3 is not the solution.

    The true “purpose” of the Jitterbug Smart3 seems to be to deliver lively’s health and safety features. Lively’s website explains that “[i]n emergencies big or small, just press the Urgent Response button and a certified Urgent Response Agent will get you the help you need. You can also speak to a board-certified doctor or registered nurse, enjoy affordable car service, and much more. ” These services are priced between $19.99 and $34.99 each month and may have additional costs on top of that. Accordingly, the Jitterbug Smart3 may be a good option if the senior wants quick access to lively health and safety services (the phone includes an easy-to-find button for accessing the services). Otherwise, the cell phone does not offer the senior much advantage over a standard smartphone.

    The battery of the Jitterbug Smart3 is 3,500 mAh. This is not bad, but it is on the small side these days. In contrast, the battery of the RAZ Memory Cell Phone is 4,000 mAh.  Moreover, unlike the RAZ Memory Cell Phone, the Jitterbiug Smart3 does not offer a wireless charging option. This may be relevant if the senior has difficulty charging their cell phone.   

    Loudness of Audio for Hearing Loss

    The decibel reading of the phone’s earpiece was 78.9, which is perhaps just a little louder than an average smartphone. On the other hand, the decibel reading of the speakerphone during a test conversation was 99. 2; this is quite modest and probably not as loud as some seniors would prefer.

    Clarity and Contrast for Vision Loss

    In the menu system, the text size and contrast are very good. The characters are bolded and large, and the color contrast is black on white. In the standard applications (e.g., Google Maps), however, the text size and contrast are the same as on any smartphone.  

    Price and Wireless Service

    Lively offers reasonably priced wireless service. It costs $19.99/month for unlimited talk and text; 3GB of data can be purchased for an additional $10/month, and 3GB is probably more than enough for most seniors. If more data is needed, 5GB can be purchased for $15/month, and unlimited data is priced at $30/month.

    Watch a video of the Jitterbug Smart3 here.


    The Jitterbug Flip2 – Best Basic Cell Phone for Seniors


    Like the Jitterbug Smart3, the Jitterbug Flip2 is manufactured and sold by a wireless provider called lively. Lively specializes in serving seniors and offers a number of solutions, including cell phones, aimed at this demographic.

    Physical Description

    The Jitterbug Flip2 is a nice-looking flip phone that fits well in the hand. It has a plastic exterior and a red-metallic color. It is 4.3 inches high, 2.19 inches wide, and 0.75 inches thick. It feels solid and generates a nice-sounding thud when closed.

    On the front panel of the exterior of the phone are a camera, an LED flash, and a notification LED that flashes to notify seniors of a voicemail or emergency alert. There is also an outside screen that displays the time, day, date, and some status information, such as the battery and signal strength.

    The volume rocker is on the right edge. On the left edge are a 3.5 mm jack for headphones and the charging port. On the bottom edge are the microphone and the charging dock connectors. The speaker is on the back of the phone.

    If you flip open the phone, the top half includes a 3. 2-inch display and the earpiece speaker. The bottom half includes the keypad and urgent response button.  Unfortunately, the keypad is not tactile, making it challenging for seniors with vision loss, who rely to some degree on feel.  

    The Jitterbug Flip2 includes a convenient charging station, which makes it especially easy for seniors to charge their cell phone. The charging station has a nice sturdy feel to it and the rubber on the bottom grips surfaces nicely.

    The battery of the Jitterbug Flip2 is 1780 mAh and advertises up to 12 hours of talk time. On the other hand, the RAZ Memory Cell Phone has a battery with 4000 mAh and advertises up to 46 hours of talk time.

    Menu System

    The menu system consists of vertical lists, which are easy to navigate and well organized. The cell phone does not have many features, which makes it easy to use. However, the menu system does go three levels deep in places, which likely makes it too difficult for many seniors with dementia and other cognitive challenges. Moreover, the contacts do not include pictures, again making it challenging for seniors with dementia.

    The main menu items consist of Phone, Text Messages, Contacts, Photos and Videos, Help Tools, Device Info and Settings, and Games. The Help Tools include a flashlight, magnifier, clock, calculator, FM Radio, and Mobile Support. As you can see, the phone is quite basic, which is generally a positive for seniors.

    The Jitterbug Flip2 does not support video calls.

    The magnifier is a nice feature for people with vision loss. The quality is not the best (i.e., images are a little fuzzy), but it is still useful.

    There is also a feature called Amazon Alexa, which allows the user to perform various functions by voice. One word of caution: the senior will likely need assistance setting up.

    Alexa did a good job answering basic questions like the time, weather, and the capital of Canada. It can even recite a joke. But it is more limited than an Alexa speaker. For example, it cannot play music.

    Furthermore, the Alexa feature’s integration with the cell phone is very limited. Alexa cannot provide the battery strength, signal strength, adjust phone settings or provide a contact’s phone number. It can seemingly be used for only three tasks: (1) placing a call, (2) sending a text, and (3) finding out how many minutes are left in the seniors’ Lively account. In order to initiate any of these functions, the seniors must say the words “use Lively” before the command. For example, to send a text message, the seniors must say, “use Lively to send a message.” To place a call, the user must say “use Lively to make a call.” Some seniors may have difficulty remembering to preface requests with the words “use Lively.”

    The Jitterbug Flip2 does not have a feature comparable to the RAZ Memory Cell Phone’s Remote Manage, where caregivers can manage all features of the phone from afar through an app. Accordingly, the senior must be able to operate the phone independently.

    The battery of the Jitterbug Flip2 is 1,780 mAh. This is reasonable for a basic flip phone.  Not surprisingly, it does not include wireless charging, which is offered only in certain smartphones.    

    Loudness of Audio for Hearing Loss

    The decibel reading of the earpiece during a test conversation was 78.5. This is perhaps a little louder than a typical smartphone; but not materially louder.

    On the other hand, the decibel reading of the speakerphone during a test conversation was 104.4; this too is somewhat louder than a typical smartphone.

    Accordingly, lively’s claim that the Jitterbug Flip2 has powerful speakers is justified, although the supported volume level is certainly not exceptional. Moreover, we found the sound quality to be lower than on an average smartphone, which may be a problem for seniors with hearing loss who require clear sound.

    The phone is compatible with hearing aids.

    Clarity and Contrast for Vision Loss

    The text is black on white and the contrast is very good. There is no option for switching the color scheme to white on black, although the text size can be set to either “regular” or “extra large”.

    Price and Wireless Service

    The regular price of the Jitterbug Flip2 is $99.99.

    The phone can be used only with lively service, which operates on the Verizon network. Unlimited talk and text cost $19.99 per month, and lively charges a service activation fee of $35, as well. No data is required. The Alexa features use data, but this data is provided at no additional cost. Lively offers additional health and safety packages with the phone that are priced between $24.99 per month and $34.99 per month. The basic package of $24.99 per month includes Urgent Response: the user presses the Urgent Response button and the call is answered by Lively’s private dispatch agents.

    Watch a video on the Jitterbug Flip2 here.


    Consumer Cellular Link II – A Cell Phone that Tries to Please Everyone

    As the name suggests, the Consumer Cellular Link II is sold by Consumer Cellular, a wireless provider that focuses on the senior segment.   It is intended to be a simple cell phone for seniors.  However, unlike the other devices in this article, it is not a senior cell phone in the sense that it is not designed with seniors in mind.  For example, unlike the Jitterbug Flip2, it does not label buttons to enhance ease of use.  Rather, it is a basic flip phone manufactured by ZTE, a Chinese manufacturer, and designed for the general public.

    Physical Description and Battery

    The Link II is very similar in size and appearance to the Jitterbug Flip II.  It has a plastic exterior and is sold in either black or red. It is 4.28 inches high, 2.21 inches wide, and 0.78 inches thick. Like the Jitterbug Flip2, it feels solid and generates a nice-sounding thud when closed. 

    On the front panel of the exterior of the cell phone is a camera.  Unlike the Jitterbug Flip2, the Link II does not have an LED flash or a notification LED to notify users of a voicemail or emergency alert, although you will hear a notification sound, as well as see the notification on the outside screen.   The outside screen also displays the time, day, date, and status information, including the battery and signal strength. 

    The volume rocker and 3.5 mm jack for headphones are on the right edge.  On the bottom edge are the microphone and the charging port.  Unfortunately, the cell phone has a Micro-USB charging port, which means that the senior will need to insert the cable in the proper direction.  The Jitterbug Flip2 and RAZ Memory Cell Phone, on the other hand, uses a USB type C, and is therefore directionless, which is definitely preferable for seniors.  The speaker is on the back of the phone.  There is no charging station.      

    If you flip open the phone, the top half includes a 2.8-inch display and the earpiece speaker. The bottom half includes the keypad. 

    The battery of the Link II is 1600 mAh and advertises up to 14 hours of talk time, two more hours than the Jitterbug Flip2. On the other hand, the RAZ Memory Cell Phone has a battery with 4000 mAh and advertises up to 46 hours of talk time.

    Menu System

    For two reasons, the menu system of the Link II is more complex than the menu system of the Jitterbug Flip2: (1) as mentioned, the buttons on the keypad are not labeled, so the senior must remember which buttons perform what functions, and (2) there are two “soft” keys which are each marked on the keypad with 3 horizontal dots.  These soft keys perform different functions when using different apps and the senior must memorize when to use the respective keys.  This user experience is arguably even more complex than that of a smartphone!  If the senior has any cognitive decline, Link II is likely to be too complicated. 

    The available features include calling, text messages, contacts, a gallery, a basic media center, FM radio, a calendar, notifications, a camera, tools (calculator, alarm, stopwatch, timer, and world clock), and settings.  These are basic features similar to what is available on the Jitterbug Flip2.  The cell phone does not offer video calling.

    Loudness of Audio for Hearing Loss

    The decibel reading of the earpiece was 79, which is reasonable for a typical flip phone but not exceptional by any means. 

    On the other hand, the decibel reading of the speakerphone during a test conversation was 103; this is not quite as loud as the Jitterbug Flip2 or RAZ Memory Cell Phone. 

    Clarity and Contrast for Vision Loss

    Text is presented as a combination of black on white and white on black. You can invert the color scheme, but it is still a mix of black on white and white on black, so the benefit is unclear.  There is no option for other color schemes, such as yellow on black.  The display does not appear to be quite as sharp, or bright, as that of the Jitterbug Flip2, and certainly not as sharp or bright as the RAZ Memory Cell Phone.    

    Font size can be enlarged, but it would help if it could be made even larger.  The font size on a standard smartphone can be made larger than the font size on the Link II.

    Price and Wireless Service

    The regular price of the Consumer Cellular Link II is $59.     

    The phone is shipped with a Consumer Cellular SIM card inserted.  Consumer Cellular operates on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks. A plan with unlimited talk and text with 1GB of data is priced at $20.00 per month. AARP members receive a discount of 5% on monthly service. 

    You can watch videos of the Consumer Cellular Link II here. 

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    top-10 rating according to KP version

    The software capabilities of a “smart” phone will allow you to simply, quickly and fine-tune the phone for the owner, increase the font, arrange applications in a convenient order, if necessary, enable voice typing, activate the electronic assistant. Enhanced communication and multimedia capabilities and programs that make life easier and improve the quality of life can also bring benefits – mobile banking, delivery of food, medicines and other goods, search and hiring of specialists (repair, cleaning, massage, etc.), nutrition control, programs for recording pressure, activity, obtaining documents and even an appointment with a doctor. “Komsomolskaya Pravda” has selected the most convenient, intuitive and modern phones for the elderly.

    Top 10 rating according to KP

    Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro 8/256GB

    Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro. Photo: Xiaomi

    The most important advantage of this smartphone is the display, the smoothness of the image display, text scrolling and navigation menu, the screen refresh rate is 120 Hz.

    The size of text and program icons can be adjusted. On a large screen, such changes are possible without a significant loss in usability and information content. A large amount of solid state drive and the ability to use an additional memory card will be especially useful where unstable cellular coverage is not available, and there is no dedicated wired Internet line.

    Key Features

    9001 7 5160 mAh

    Screen 6.67″ IPS, 2400×1028, 395 PPI
    Housing protection IP 53, dust won’t damage hardware, splash water (rain) won’t penetrate inside
    Camera 48MP main, 8MP ultra wide, 2MP macro, 2MP depth sensor, 20MP selfie
    Operating system Poco Launcher (based on Android 11)
    Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 octa-core 2.96GHz
    Tver storage drive 256 GB
    RAM 8 GB
    Dimensions 76.8×165.3×9.4 mm
    Weight 215 g
    Pros and cons

    Large screen, performance, build quality

    Poor quality camera, poor dust and moisture resistance

    Apple iPhone Xr 128GB

    Apple iPhone Xr. Photo: Apple

    Large and bright screen, volume and clarity of sound will allow you to hear the sound signals from the phone even from the coat pocket on the hanger in the closet.

    Adaptive settings of the display once again will not overstrain your eyesight. For comfortable reading, it is possible to adjust the size and boldness of fonts, which, coupled with a customizable scale, increases the convenience of navigating among programs. One of the best operating systems (the phone is updated to iOS 14), which ensures the stable operation of programs and hardware.

    Key Features
    Screen 6.1″ IPS, 1792×828, 324 PPI
    Battery 2942 mAh
    Enclosure protection IP 67 submersible into fresh water at 1 meter up to 30 min
    Camera 12 MP main, 7 MP selfie
    Operating system iOS 14
    Processor 6-core Apple A12 Bionic, maximum frequency – 2.49GHz
    SSD 128 GB
    RAM 3 GB
    Dimensions 75. 7×150.9×8.3 mm
    Weight 215 g
    Pros and cons

    Screen, build quality, materials

    Inconvenient to use with one hand, no mini jack 3.5 jack

    Panasonic KX-TU456RU

    Panasonic KX-TU4 56RU. Photo: Panasonic

    Japanese shockproof clamshell with voice keys and battery life up to 25 days in standby mode. The high-contrast screen displays the minimum required information. The phone has a powerful customizable speaker that greatly facilitates telephone conversations for people with hearing loss.

    Key Features
    Screen 6.5″ TFT, 240×320, 167 PPI
    Battery 1000 mAh 9Size 53x106x23 mm
    Weight 110 g
    Pros and cons

    Build quality, keyboard, external display lights

    Weak flashlight, screen may not be bright enough in sunlight

    HONOR 30S

    HONOR 30S. Photo: HONOR

    An eye-catching large screen with good viewing angles and true-to-life color reproduction.

    The intuitive interface of the operating system allows you to flexibly configure the device to suit your needs and preferences. The lack of Google services is compensated by similar solutions from the manufacturer (Aptoide or built-in AppGallery, etc.).

    Key Features
    Screen 6.5″ LTPS, 2400×1080, pixel density 405 PPI
    Battery 4000 mAh
    Camera 64 MP primary, 8 MP wide, 2 MP macro, 2 MP depth sensor, 16 MP selfie 90 018
    Operating system MagicUI 3.1.1 (Based on Android 10)
    Processor HiSilicon Kirin 820 octa-core, max frequency – 2.36GHz
    SSD 128GB 90 018
    RAM 6 GB
    Dimensions 75×162.31×8.58 mm
    Weight 189 g
    Pros and cons

    Performance, display, fast charging

    A short duration of work from one charge, the module with lenses

    HUAWEI P30 lite 4/128GB

    HUAWEI P30 lite protrudes strongly. Photo: HUAWEI

    An excellent solution for those who begin to get acquainted with the possibilities of the Internet through a modern and up-to-date smartphone.

    Materials and hardware stuffing cause only positive emotions, and the screen size and image quality will bring aesthetic pleasure without straining your eyesight. A powerful speaker will be heard in an apartment or house from the farthest places. Good performance will not let you get bored. An additional plus is the ability to install a second SIM card or memory card.

    Key Features

    90 021

    90 017 RAM

    900 78

    Pros and cons

    Housing materials, build quality, loud speaker

    At the same time using a second SIM card and a memory card will not work, low battery life on a single charge

    Samsung Galaxy A21s 3/32GB

    Samsung Galaxy A21s. Photo: Samsung

    The smartphone runs on the current Android 10 operating system with easy access to all the necessary and not so applications.

    It is comfortable to view any data on a large screen, good viewing angles, no flickering allow you to spend time with your phone with pleasure. An impressive power reserve, combined with a high-performance and energy-efficient processor, will ensure long and productive operation of the device.

    Key Features
    Screen 6.15″ LTPS, 2340×1080, pixel density 415 PPI
    Battery 3340 mAh
    Camera 24MP primary, 8MP wide, 2MP bokeh, 32MP selfie
    Operating system EMUI 9 (based on Android 9)
    Processor Apple A12 Bionic 6-core 2.49 GHz max
    SSD 128 GB
    4 GB
    Dimensions 72. 7×152.9×7.4 mm
    Weight 159 g
    Screen 6.5 inch, PLS, 1600×720, Pixel Density 270 PPI
    Battery 5000 mAh
    Camera 48 MP main, 8 MP ultra wide, 2 MP depth sensor, 2 MP macro, 13 MP selfie
    Opera tional system Android 10
    Processor Samsung Exynos 850 octa-core 2GHz max
    SSD 32GB
    RAM 3GB
    Size 75. 3×163.7×8.9 mm
    Weight 192 g Price, performance, current operating system

    Faded colors, poor dust protection and moisture

    TECNO Spark 6 Go 2/32GB

    TECNO Spark 6 Go. Photo: TECNO

    The hardware of this phone has the minimum necessary parameters for a comfortable existence in today’s digital world. The operation of the screen will not irritate the eyes, and additional settings will increase comfort in the dark, it is also possible to change the font size.

    The launch and operation of programs (watching videos, searching and buying goods, messaging, web browsers) will not cause complaints. The large capacity of the power source, combined with the operating system settings, will allow you to go without charging for about three days with moderate use.

    Key Features

    9001 7 5000 mAh

    Screen 6.52 inch IPS 1600×720 Pixel Density 269 PPI
    Camera 13 MP main, 0. 08 MP secondary, 8 MP selfie
    Operating system HiOS 6.2 (based on Android 10 Go edition)
    Processor 8-core Samsung Exynos 850, maximum frequency – 2 GHz
    SSD 32 GB
    RAM 3 GB
    Dimensions 9 0018

    76.3×165.9×9 mm
    Weight 193.5 g
    Pros and cons

    Price, build quality, battery life

    9008 1 Housing materials, 2018 processor

    Nokia 2720 Flip Dual sim

    Nokia 2720 Flip Dual sim. Photo: Nokia

    A Finnish flip phone running an updated mobile operating system for push-button cell phones supports popular applications: WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, Google Maps.

    The case is designed in such a way that the developers managed to place a massive screen and a keyboard with large buttons, as a result, the phone is comfortable to use. There is a separate emergency call button on the case. The phone also has two slots for SIM cards.

    Main features
    Screen 2.8 inch main, TFT active matrix LCD, 320×240, pixel density 143 PPI
    Battery 1500 mAh
    Camera 2 MP main
    Operating system KaiOS
    Processor Qualcomm 205 Dual Core 1.1GHz Max
    Solid State Drive 4GB ( there is a slot for a memory card)
    RAM 512 MB
    Dimensions 54.5×192.7×11.6 mm 16

    Weight 118 g
    Pros and cons

    Long battery life (~ 3 weeks), loud speaker, LTE support

    Few apps in the store, long network communication will be difficult

    Gigaset GL390

    Gigaset GL390 . Photo: Gigaset

    Dedicated all-in-one phone for older users. Has separate three quick call buttons and one emergency call button with the ability to bind up to five numbers. Large keys, bright screen adapted for low vision. The body of the phone is equipped with a flashlight, which functions from a separate button.

    Main features

    900 78

    Pros and cons

    Price, ease of use, bright flashlight

    Very light , weightless, weak protection against dust and moisture

    Philips Xenium E207

    Philips Xenium E207. Photo: Philips

    A minimalist phone that can standby for more than a month.

    Despite the compact size of the case, the characters on the keyboard and key information on the screen are easy to read. The ability to use two SIM cards will allow you to more accurately plan communication costs if the necessary subscribers live far from your home region. Your phone has a customizable emergency call button.

    Main features
    Screen 2.2″ TFT, 176×220, pixel density 128 PPI
    Battery 8 00 mAh
    Camera 0.30 MP main
    Operating system iOS 14
    Solid state drive 32 MB (memory card slot included)
    RAM 32 MB
    Dimensions 65.3×131.5×13.4 mm
    Weight 88 g
    900 17 Dimensions
    Screen 2.31″ TN TFT, 320×240, 270 PPI pixel density
    Battery 1700 mAh
    Camera 0.08 MP main
    SSD 32 MB (memory card slot included)
    RAM 33 MB
    59×124.6×14.2 mm
    Weight 113.6g
    Pros and cons

    Loud external speaker, charging station included, menu with large navigation elements

    Poor quality materials, poor protection against dust and moisture

    How to choose a phone for an elderly person

    Choosing a phone for any user is a strictly individual process. Komsomolskaya Pravda asked for the head of the Telecom department in the M.Video-Eldorado group, Vladimir Chaika share your experience with readers.

    Button phone selection

    The expert believes that the elderly choose mainly button models . If the future owner of the phone does not have a craving for active consumption of information, the push-button option is quite suitable for him. They are superior to smartphones in terms of ergonomics and longevity. In addition, such devices most often do not need to be updated, or updates are required much less often (for example, KaiOS).

    Push-button phones without an operating system are also popular as an accessible and understandable means of communication for visually impaired people. Among the main characteristics and functions in such devices:

    • large embossed rubberized keys,
    • large screen with bright backlight,
    • loud speakers,
    • long battery life without recharging,
    • large screen fonts,
    • solid build.

    Additional options are also often implemented and can be useful:

    • SOS button for automatic emergency calls or sending messages to a given number,
    • camera,
    • radio,
    • LED flashlight,
    • support for MMS messages.

    Choosing a smartphone

    If a person wants to fully communicate online and, in principle, use the Internet, then we recommend that you stop your choice on smartphones , but it is necessary to take into account the presence or absence of the future user’s experience with them. If there is absolutely no experience in using the Internet and applications, then it is advisable to first consolidate at least three independent skills of interacting with a smartphone:

    1. using a password to unlock;
    2. knowledge of the account and password from it, which must be changed at least once a year;
    3. skill to update the operating system and applications.

    When the first skills have been formed, you can help the owner deal with the control and cleaning of memory, as well as security settings, and, if possible, establish protection against information threats.

    Priority in choosing is better to give smart phones with liquid crystal displays. They do not flicker and do not tire the eyes in the entire brightness range.

    The best mobile phone 2023 for the elderly with loud sound and large fonts

    Modern phone models have made a huge leap in their development. Models with multiple cameras, a capacious battery, a large frameless screen and a powerful processor have appeared on the market, which in terms of performance can be compared with a computer or laptop. But these technologies are not of interest to older people, grandparents, who need a simple and inexpensive phone with a loud speaker.

    They should have a large display, a good battery and large buttons, which ensures comfortable use. We have prepared a rating of phones for the elderly and pensioners, which included inexpensive and easy-to-use models. The top includes both push-button and touch models, as well as clamshells from manufacturers Philips, Alcatel, Nokia, Texet, Samsung, Xiaomi and other famous brands.

    If you don’t know what simple phone to give to a pensioner, then pay attention to this model. It comes with a 1.4-inch display. It is small , so it is not suitable for people with poor eyesight, but otherwise it is very good. The screen covers 64,000 colors, due to which a contrasting and saturated image is formed.

    Up to 2000 contacts can be stored in memory. 800 mAh battery is enough for 15 hours of talk time or 25 days of standby time. Accordingly, you can charge your grandmother phone several times a month. Cellular has a high quality of sound transmission, you will clearly hear the speech of the interlocutor. There is an FM radio and several pre-installed games.


    • Compact;
    • Holds up to 2000 contacts;
    • Amazing autonomy.


    • Small matrix.

    Review phones for the elderly moves on to the BQ-2301 Comfort, which will make communication with loved ones even more comfortable. For photography, a 0.08 MP camera is provided, but as you understand, you should not expect much from it. A flashlight will become an indispensable assistant in the dark. There is an MP3 player and FM radio.

    Good reliable phone for the elderly supports memory cards up to 32 GB, and the manufacturer assumes a warranty period of 12 months. The TN display has limited viewing angles, but at right angles it produces true-to-life colors. It stretched to 2.31 inches at a resolution of 320×240 pixels. The battery capacity reaches 1400 mAh. The case is assembled from strong and durable plastic.


    • Large buttons;
    • Intuitive menu;
    • Quick call can be configured from 2 to 9 key;
    • SOS panic button;
    • Speaks numbers;
    • Long battery life;
    • 2 SIMs.


    • Inconvenient blocking of buttons with a lever on the side.

    Top grannyphones of 2020-2021 replenishes an interesting option from Texet, which offers good opportunities at an affordable price. There are many features, but the main ones are a notebook with 500 numbers and a large keyboard. Thanks to the 2.31-inch screen, the pensioner will not have to strain his eyesight. Built-in memory is small, but you can install a flash drive up to 16 GB. There is an organizer, audio and video player, hands-free function, calendar, SOS alarm button and much more. Battery capacity – 1250 mAh.


    • Variety of features available;
    • Notebook size;
    • User comfort.


    • It is difficult to see the battery charge.

    For an elderly person, I would like to advise push-button telephone Philips Xenium E207 with large print on the screen, which is both convenient and inexpensive. It is suitable for senior citizens with poor eyesight due to large and easy to read numbers. The protruding relief of the keys allows you to move around the system and type a number without looking at the display.

    There is an SOS emergency key for an emergency signal to a specific number. To combine the benefits of tariff plans from different mobile operators will help the tray for two SIM-cards. The display with a diagonal of 2.31-inch transmits up to 65,000 colors. There is an FM receiver, a flashlight and a 1700 mAh battery, the resource of which is enough for 13 hours of talk time.


    • Loud;
    • Speed ​​dial available;
    • Large numbers and fonts;
    • Simple and reliable;
    • Convenient unlocking;
    • Good autonomy;
    • Panic button.


    • Inconvenient docking station.

    Most push-button phones have a serious drawback – they cannot work in 3G and 4G networks. Alcatel 3025X is a comfortable clamshell without this flaw. There is everything that an elderly person needs – a large font, an impressive margin of brightness, a separate LED indicator that displays the battery level and missed events, two microphones, an automatic call recording function, and much more. The screen is color and has a diagonal of 2.8 inches. This is a TN matrix, so when you look at it from a large angle, the picture fades. The battery can be called the weak side of our hero – with a capacity of 970 mAh is only enough for 4 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby.


    • Support 3G;
    • Large keys and inscriptions on them;
    • Good white backlight;
    • Solid conversational speaker;
    • The function of automatic recording of telephone conversations and a number of other interesting features.


    • You can only reject a call by opening the lid.

    A good feature phone with a compact size and stylish design. You can install 2 active SIMs in it. The screen is large enough – 2.4 inches with a resolution of 320×240 pixels, which is exactly what an elderly person needs. Its memory is 32 MB, but you can install MicroSD , getting additional storage space for music, video and photos.

    The battery is 3500 mAh, so the battery life is good. Even with active use, you have to charge it no more than a few times a month. In addition, the battery is removable, so you can always buy a replacement one. There is an FM radio and a flashlight, and if necessary, a cell phone can be used to recharge other devices. You can use teXet TM-530R even in pouring rain, because the body of the novelty is reliable is protected from water and dust according to IP68 standard.


    • Possibility of simultaneous installation of two SIM-cards;
    • The screen is large enough and has good color reproduction;
    • Resistant to dust and water;
    • Comfortable keyboard;
    • Memory card slot;
    • Rubberized contour for impact protection;
    • Bright flashlight;
    • Notebook for 500 contacts;
    • Radio can be listened to without headphones;
    • 3500 mAh long life battery;
    • Can be used as a power bank.


    • The maximum capacity of the memory card is only 16 GB;
    • Built-in memory is small.

    The most user-friendly feature phone for the elderly according to customer reviews, is clad in a shockproof housing that complies with the US military standard MIL-STD-810G. It withstands mechanical shocks and drops from a height of up to 1.5 meters, while maintaining its performance in extreme conditions. The battery life is enough for 5 hours of talk time and 600 hours of standby time. You will take a photo with a simple 0.3 megapixel camera, the flash for which also plays the role of a flashlight.

    The clamshell is equipped with a 2.4-inch color screen with a resolution of 320×240 pixels. In the lower part there is a block with a keyboard. The keys are large and pressing each of them is accompanied by a sound. The Panasonic TU456 gets into the rating of phones for pensioners due to its loud speakers, designed for people with hearing impairments. Thanks to the large font, the best push-button phone is suitable for visually impaired grandparents.


    • Dimensions both folded and unfolded;
    • Font size setting;
    • Three separate shortcut buttons;
    • Loud speaker for hearing impaired;
    • Unlock when opened;
    • Rugged design withstands drops up to 1.5 meters;
    • Appearance;
    • Large characters.


    • Only 1 SIM.

    Good push-button phone is equipped with large keys, using which it is convenient to dial text messages or a subscriber’s number. This model has a big advantage – a 3100 mAh battery, which lasts for several days of use. There are two trays for SIM cards, which allows you to combine the tariffs of two different operators.

    All information is displayed on a 3.2-inch color screen. Grandmother’s phone has a flashlight, an alarm clock and a number of other useful features. The case is made of durable metal and matte plastic, which is less dirty. The main camera was endowed with a modest resolution of 2 megapixels. The contact book is designed for 1000 subscribers, and the LED indicator will notify you of missed events. There is 32 GB of internal memory where you can save music, games and photos.


    • Large buttons for easy text typing;
    • Battery life;
    • Robust and reliable housing;
    • Built-in FM receiver;
    • 3.2-inch large screen with large fonts;
    • Looks nice and feels good in the hand;
    • Auto-recording calls sorted by folders;
    • Easy to use.


    • Charges for a long time – about 6 hours;
    • Short charger cord – only 45 cm;
    • You cannot set an individual ringtone for a contact.

    We’ve looked at the best feature phones for the elderly, it’s time to move on to touch models. Some retirees have difficulty using the touch screen, but in reality it is very convenient and you get used to it quickly.

    The rating is replenished by the Samsung phone for the elderly, which has a large screen and with a capacious 5000 mAh battery. In terms of technical characteristics, everything is simple – a Unisoc SC9863A processor and 2/32 GB of memory are used. The volume can be increased by installing MicroSD in a separate slot.

    The pensioner will feel comfortable using the phone thanks to a large IPS-display with a diagonal of 6.5 inches. In its upper part, they left a teardrop-shaped cutout for a 5 megapixel front camera. The main camera is only one and with a resolution of 8 megapixels.


    • Separate memory card slot;
    • Inexpensive but good;
    • Nice looking;
    • Large quality screen;
    • You can hear the interlocutor well;
    • Autonomy;
    • Large fonts available;
    • Responsive sensor;
    • Lightweight and fits well in the hand;
    • Chamber flush with body.


    • Film and case not included;
    • Obsolete MicroUSB.

    The best phones for grandparents with poor eyesight releases Xiaomi , attracting with large print and easy-to-learn MIUI shell. The popular smartphone received an NFC chip for contactless payments, 3/64 GB of memory with the ability to put up to 256 GB in a separate MicroSD slot and a powerful MediaTek Helio G35 processor. Using a triple main camera of 13, 2 and 2 megapixels, you can take good photos or record videos.

    A waterdrop notch above the 6.53-inch HD+ IPS screen houses a 5MP front-facing camera. Autonomy has become the crown feature of the mobile phone – a 5000 mAh battery can withstand several days without recharging. There is a fingerprint scanner at the back, and the tempered glass Gorilla Glass v5 is responsible for protecting the screen from scratches.


    • Enough performance for any purpose;
    • Impressive amounts of memory + a dedicated slot for a flash drive;
    • Good design and ergonomics;
    • Large selection of cheap accessories;
    • NFC and MIUI functional shell;
    • Long battery life;
    • Quality screen;
    • Fingerprint scanner.


    • No case and film included;
    • No event LED.

    Realme C21y with a powerful 5000 mAh battery gets into the top phones for the elderly. True, it will be charged via MicroUSB at a speed of 10 watts. The performance of the shell is provided by the 8-core chipset Unisoc Tiger T610, 3/32 GB of memory. The tray was made triple, which means you can simultaneously put two SIM-cards and one MicroSD of the required volume.

    The image is displayed on a 6.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1600×720 pixels. Color rendition and brightness margin is normal. A 5-megapixel front camera is integrated into the teardrop-shaped notch at the top. On the back side, we are met by a triple module of 13, 2 and 2 megapixels. Next to it is the platform of the fingerprint scanner. NFC opens up the possibility of contactless payments, for example, allowing you to pay for public transport using your phone.


    • Lightweight, beautiful and practical case;
    • NFS and fingerprint scanner available;
    • 5000 mAh high capacity battery;
    • Shield;
    • Feels good in the hand;
    • You can put 2 SIM-cards + MicroSD;
    • Build quality and materials;
    • Catches the net well.


    • No event indicator;
    • Charges via obsolete MicroUSB.

    The simplest smartphone for a senior citizen is equipped with a Unisoc T616 octa-core high-performance processor with a frequency of up to 2.0 GHz, which is responsible for the smooth operation of the device. 4 GB of RAM provides simultaneous launch of several programs, and 128 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 1 TB via microSD card, is enough to store pictures, video content, music and other files on your smartphone. The Android 11 operating system means simple, intuitive controls and access to a vast database of apps that let you work and play at your best.

    A huge 6.6-inch FHD+ high-definition screen makes the image easy to read, natural and full of vibrant colors. Thanks to the high resolution display of 2408×1080 pixels, we see a clear picture, rich in details and quite smooth, which will especially appeal to fans of games and movies (refresh rate is standard 60 Hz). In addition, natural colors are useful when shopping online, accurately reflecting the look of the product being offered and allowing for quick viewing.

    The 50 MP main camera, together with intelligent shooting modes, allows you to take extraordinary photos in excellent quality in sunlight, at night, on the move, as well as capture portraits and distant landscapes. Pictures delight with naturalness, beautiful color saturation and sharpness. The optional front camera is ideal for selfies and handheld video recording. For those who want to take high-quality photos, the Realme C35 has a camera dedicated to portrait photography and a macro camera for capturing small objects at close range (both 2MP). The front camera has an 8-megapixel SONY sensor and AI support.

    Reliable 5000 mAh battery with power saving function allows you to talk for 37 hours or 16 hours of continuous video viewing. Therefore, the smartphone is ideal for people who are often away from home and cannot constantly charge it or for those who forget to do it on time.

    The Realme C35 has an ultra-thin body that fits perfectly in your hand, ensuring exceptional comfort even during prolonged use of your smartphone. The case of the device is made of plastic material with high light transmission, due to which it slightly changes its color under the influence of light rays. In addition, the model is quite durable and resistant to accidental damage.


    • Large 6.6-inch display with good detail and brightness;
    • Moderately productive processor and RAM, suitable for multitasking and gaming without delay;
    • Fast and sensitive fingerprint sensor;
    • Good main camera 50 MP;
    • Huge 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging;
    • Long battery life;
    • Have NFC to pay for public transport;
    • USB-C connectivity;
    • 3.5 mm wired headphones available;
    • You can put a memory card in a separate slot;
    • FM radio;
    • Slim and light;
    • Pleasant cost with decent quality.

      Wi fi bulb: The Best Smart LED Light Bulbs for 2023

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      Flux WiFi Smart LED Light Bulb – Flux Smart Lighting

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      FluxSmart WiFi Smart LED Light Bulb – Compatible with Alexa, Google Home Assistant & IFTTT – Smartphone Controlled Multicolored Color Changing Lights – Sunrise Wake Up Light & Dimmable Night Light

      $ 36.


      7.5 Watts / Single Bulb – $ 36.007.5 Watts / 3 Bulb Starter Pack – $ 100.0010.0 Watts / Single Bulb – $ 40.0010.0 Watts / 3 Bulb Starter Pack – $ 115.00

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      Introducing FluxSmart WiFi LED Light Bulb

      Have you ever wished you had more control over your home lighting? Maybe you wanted to change the color and tone to reflect your mood. Or perhaps you want to set the stage for a party or a romantic dinner. Or maybe you just want to turn off the light while watching a movie without having to get up from your couch.

      • Personalize your lighting with a color palette of over 16 million colors, plus different tones of white light.
      • Control the lights from anywhere in the world with your smartphone or tablet. Control them individually or as a group.
      • Wake up mode allows you to set a timer to turn on your light. Music sync lets your light change to match your music.
      • Simple to install and use. No controllers or hubs to connect to. Simply screw in the FluxSmart Bulb, download the free app to your mobile device, and you have the next generation of light bulb at your fingertips.
      • Works with all iOS and Android device with Wi-Fi support. Energy saving with a lifetime of up to 20,000 hours and comparable to 40W incandescent bulb.


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      Seriously bright and efficient:
      800 lumens (65 watt equivalent) from just 9 watts.

      Seriously good color:
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      Plus the brightest in-market RGB color output.

      Be quick! Available now in limited supply at Home Depot.

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      WiFi bulbs – pain and indignation

      Who would have thought that I would say this, but lamps that work via WiFi are evil.

      In principle, all devices that work via Wi-Fi are evil.

      And I can justify.

      For example MQTT. If a certain device crap its state there with a frequency of 1 second (for example, a Dafang camera can send 6-7 topics every second)

      Then the broker standing on the raspberry does not have time to process everything and the events from the same Sonoff on Tasmota start to be stupid as hell. And sometimes they don’t even work.

      This is just about Wi-Fi.

      Now let’s take Philips or Yeelight bulbs of our beloved Xiaomi.

      Everything is cool, connected, controlled, even grouped into one device (I have 3 Yeelight lamps in one room and 4 Philips lamps in the bathroom, one of them is E27 and three E14 base). That is a specially created zoo.

      Well, if you just control them from your phone or computer and poke your finger – everything is fine. The temperature and brightness are adjusted the same for the entire group. Everything is fast enough, etc.

      But here we come to the pain itself. Automation.

      If we need to keep track of the status of the lamps (on or off), especially when it comes to groups of lamps – these are hellish brakes.

      What is salt? the trick is that when we turn off the group, it turns off according to the status of the last light bulb. And for some reason they like to slow down.

      For example. At the click of a switch in the kitchen, I made the following scheme:

      If the light in the kitchen is turned off, then all the lights in the apartment turn off and the light in the kitchen turns on.

      If the light in the kitchen is off, but in the apartment it is on something controlled, for example, Sonoff with a tasmota, then the light in the kitchen turns on instantly and turns off in the whole apartment also in one fell swoop.

      NO! If suddenly somewhere in the apartment a group of WiFi bulbs is on, and suddenly there are several more groups, then the delay in turning on the light in the kitchen can reach 3-4 seconds !!! It’s a tin.

      Again, let’s say we are so cool and cut off the power in the smart light bulb in the shield using a relay. Well, it’s just faster and all that….

      But in fact this is nonsense, because after power is applied, the light bulb will find the Wi-Fi network somewhere in a minute at best (this is if you, like me, do not have a very polluted 2.4GHz band), and this is a lot.

      Plus, one or more bulbs fall off my Wi-Fi network with a certain frequency. If I didn’t have ordinary switches in the walls that break the phase, I would have to pull the machine in the shield. Since the light bulb becomes unavailable for control from nowhere.

      And this happens on different routers. Well, that is, I tested it on different pieces of iron – there is a glitch, sporadic. There is no way to catch him and you have to pull on food.

      These are smart bulbs for Wi-Fi.

      We’ll look for Zigbee or Zwave options…because temperature and brightness control is really cool. Color too – but less demanded.

      In addition, it remains to find a remote button that will allow you to control all functions from yourself. I’ll probably look at Phillips. Maybe there will be ideas?

      PS: in general, I figured out the problem while walking the dog. Fresh air leads to the right thoughts.

      The problem lies in the HA actually.

      To turn off all the lights in the house, I used the automatically created group group.all_lights

      Because it’s damn convenient. But therein lies the root of evil. It consists in the fact that to combine several light bulbs into one, I used the parameter group

      light: – platform: group name: Group Light 1 entities: – light.1 – light.2 – light.3 – light.4

      Plus, Yeelight turned out to be quite funny. I registered them manually, but at the same time they were found through the discovery mode and I got duplicate bulbs: three pieces manually registered and three auto-added

      And the funny thing is that the group. all_lights group includes both formed light bulbs in groups, and individual lamps as prescribed manually and auto-added.

      And when you give a command to the group.all_lights group to turn off the light, the system goes crazy because the commands do not leave at the same time, and a group of light bulbs may receive an instruction later than, for example, an individual lamp in this group. Or the one that has been added has already received the command, but the one that has been added manually has not yet received the command. This causes brakes and system glitches that manifest themselves absolutely spontaneously and in a variety of ways.


      I had to create a manual group, which added both individual bulbs not included in any groups, and grouped (but only by group id)

      this solved the problem with both delays and glitches.

      It’s funny that you can add groups to a group :))))

      light: – platform: group name: Group Light 1 entities: – light. 1 – light.2 – light.3 – light.4 – platform: group name : Group Light All entities: – light.group_light_1 – light.5 – light.6 – light.7


      it turned out that big brakes with turning off all the lights gives:

      1. The main jamb is the illumination of the xiaomi gateway … it is the most slowing process – even if it is turned off, it still slows down. I excluded him from the group and everything moved faster than
      2. Yeelight lamps. The brake is terrible. If at the moment of turning off all the light everything is on except for them – instant triggers. If they are on, the brakes. It works faster than with a xiaomi gateway, but it still slows down.

      That’s how things are.

      Smart bulbs from TP-Link: connection, configuration, control

      I recently got acquainted with smart bulbs from TP-Link. I want to share with you my impression and tell you what these devices are and how they work. I will show you how to connect a smart light bulb and control it from a mobile device through a special application. Perhaps you have thought about buying a smart light bulb, but do not fully understand how these devices work and how they differ from “non-smart” light bulbs. Where can they be used and what are their advantages. Now I will try to clarify this issue a little.

      There are four models in the line of smart bulbs that are presented on our market: LB100, LB110, LB120 and LB130.

      • TP-Link LB100 is the youngest model. Aperture 600 lumens. Power consumption 7 W. Color temperature 2700K.
      • TP-Link LB110 – compared to the first model, the aperture ratio has slightly increased (800 lumens). Power consumption 10 W. The color temperature is also 2700K. There is a power consumption monitoring function.
      • TP-Link LB120 – 800 lumens brightness. Light temperature 2700K – 6500K (in this model, it became possible to change the settings for the warmth of light). Power consumption 11 W. Circadian mode, in which the light bulb automatically changes the brightness and warmth of the light depending on the time (to simulate natural lighting).
      • TP-Link LB130 – this model has the ability to change color (2500K-9000K and full RGB spectrum). Other functions and features that younger models have are also available.

      All of them are highly energy efficient, connect to your Wi-Fi network and can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet via the Kasa app. You can manage not only in the local network, but also via the Internet (via an account). If necessary, from different devices. All models have a brightness control function and the ability to set up and turn off according to a schedule. But depending on the model, there are differences in technical specifications and functions.

      I have two bulbs: LB110 and LB130.

      I have been using the TP-Link LB130 bulb for several weeks now. LB110 was also set up and tested today. The setup is very simple, but there are complaints about the instructions that come with the kit. It shows that the mobile device needs to be connected to the Wi-Fi network of the router. But first you need to connect it to the Wi-Fi network of the light bulb itself, for configuration. Perhaps I misunderstood something.

      TP-Link 9 smart bulb connection and configuration0067

      I will show on the example of TP-Link LB130. The setup process for all models will be the same. The difference is only in the functions that are available after configuration.

      We take a light bulb and screw it into our chandelier, floor lamp, sconce, etc. Turn it on with the switch. Light bulbs require a constant supply of power to function properly. The light will blink a few times and stay on.

      Install the Kasa app on your phone or tablet (from the App Store or Google Play). Next, open the Wi-Fi settings on your phone and connect to the smart bulb’s Wi-Fi network. The network will be something like this: “TP-Link_Smart Bulb_”. No password.

      If the light is on, but the Wi-Fi network does not distribute, then it may already be configured. You need to do a reset. This can also come in handy if you want to reconfigure the light bulb, connect it to another Wi-Fi network.

      To do a factory reset, turn it off using the power switch. And then turn on and off 5 times. Turning on the light bulb, it should blink several times. This means that the settings have been reset to factory defaults.

      After connecting, open the Kasa application. You can immediately create an account and log into it (to control the light bulbs via the Internet, even when you are not at home). Click on the “Add device” button. Select the type of device. Instructions will appear. Click “Next” and again “Next” (if the light is already on).

      Next, the search and connection to the light bulb will begin. If your device is connected to the light bulb’s Wi-Fi network, a field will appear where you need to enter the name of the light bulb and click “Next”. In the next step, select an icon. We connect the light bulb to our Wi-Fi network. You need to enter a password for your Wi-Fi. If you need to select another Wi-Fi network, just click on it and select your network from the list (I understand that the application automatically selects the Wi-Fi network with the strongest signal).

      If you entered the Wi-Fi password correctly and the light bulb was able to connect to your wireless network, then the connection process is complete. The Kasa application will display a list of devices where the light bulb will be installed.

      If the list does not appear, then make sure that the mobile device is automatically connected to your Wi-Fi network (from the router). After setting up, the light bulb no longer distributes the Wi-Fi network.

      TP-Link Smart Lamp Control

      Let me remind you that I connected the LB130 model. And this means that if you have a different model, then the settings in the Kasa application may differ. For example, there will be no color management. You can turn the lamp on and off, as well as change quick settings (color and brightness, activate the circadian mode) from the window where the entire list of devices is displayed. There you can also open the settings of the Kasa application and manage your account. If you are logged into your account in the Kasa app, the added devices are automatically linked to your account. And you can manage them over the Internet, not only from home (on the local network).

      Selecting a light bulb opens advanced settings. Where can I change the brightness and color (if you have an LB130 bulb). If you click on the “AUTO-WHITE” button in the color settings, the circadian mode will be turned on, which will automatically adjust the brightness and warmth of the light depending on the time of day.

      Took a few photos.

      And one more thing.

      By opening the settings of a particular light bulb, you can change its name, icon and status. Disable remote access (over the Internet). Set time settings and view light bulb information. You can also delete it there.

      By opening the “Schedule” tab, you can create a schedule according to which our smart bulb will shine.

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