We tested water bottles for months. Only 2 stood out

Kai Burkhardt/CNN CNN —   With an endless stream of water bottles making numerous claims about technological innovations and insulating properties flowing into the market, it’s easy to get lost in all the options. To determine which bottles are truly worth their price tag, we culled thousands of insulated water bottles down to 15 contenders…

We tested 14 soundbars for six months and found two clear standouts

AMAZON CNN —   As TVs slim down, picture quality keeps getting better while built-in audio continues to deteriorate. That’s why, as we note in our best TVs guide, it makes sense to pair your TV — even a brand-new model — with a soundbar. Sure, you could wire a few different speakers up around…

We tested Lightning cables to find the best one for your iPhone

Whitson Gordon/CNN CNN —   You probably don’t give much thought to the cable that charges your iPhone. But the right charging cable can charge your phone faster, hold up against fraying and coil beautifully in your bag for tangle-free storage. CNN Underscored spent the last few weeks testing 15 of the most popular Lightning…

We tested out the Solo Stove Yukon fire pit and now we’re obsessed

CNN Solo Stove Yukon CNN —   No backyard barbecue or camping trip is really complete without a fire to cap off the night. But the biggest drawback to roasting s’mores or having a chat around the fire is smoke in your face, and the way you still smell like smoke hours after the fire…