The ZP-010 removed the most TDS out of all seven pitchers (a whopping 93%), making it our top performer by far. A two-pack of replacement filters costs $30 and each one is supposed to last for up to 40 gallons. Brita and Pur, on the other hand, sell each of their filters for just $7 -- and claim to have the same 40-gallon filter life. That said, the ZP-010 was much more effective at removing TDS and the filter itself is much larger than any of the others I tested. … [Read more...] about The best water filter pitcher of 2021
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A standard shower head at a salon wash station uses about eight to 10 liters of water per minute, while the Water Saver uses just two. It does this by micronizing the water -- breaking each drop into smaller droplets that are then accelerated so they flow more quickly through the shower head. The whole system can plug into any existing wash station plumbing and sit right next to the hair-washing bowl. … [Read more...] about The beauty and wellness products you’ll want from CES 2021
Dan Ackerman/CNET The ambitious da Vinci Jr. 1.0 A Pro is a step-up printer with a big 6.9-inch square build surface and optional add-ons for both laser engraving and using specialized material like carbon-fiber filament. It's currently $450 on Amazon. That said, the lack of built-in Wi-Fi is a major hassle, and for this price a nonheated print bed is a serious omission. Some of the company's printers are locked to proprietary filament, but fortunately, this model is not (which is good, because the sample roll of PLA filament included in the box wasn't great). … [Read more...] about Best 3D printers for 2021
Part of the rationale in going this design route had to do with bolstering the sound as much as possible. While not dramatic, it is obvious the Buds Pro have deeper bass and greater detail in the mids and highs than the Buds+. When Samsung had launched those earbuds, they were the first to have dual drivers, and the audio boost was obvious because of it. The Buds Pro simply take that same concept and run with it, albeit not quite as far. The reason why is because the seal is so vitally important to pull in the best of the bass. It's just harder to do when the earbuds are more likely to slide while in your ear. … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds+: Which should you buy?
Best Robot: I argued unsuccessfully to make this friendly robot our “best” in show pick, and I probably would have gotten away with it if not for the fact that Samsung churns out unattainable robot concepts almost every year at CES. Still, plenty of us at The Verge made the most noise this year while cooing at the Handy bot, who just wants your dishes to be clean and your meat-based body to be well-hydrated. Samsung is getting better and better at making robots look friendly, even now, when they’re sporting killer robot appendages dexterous digits. It was a hard year, and I welcome the idea of a new friend who’s unaffected by human frailties. —TC Sottek … [Read more...] about The Verge Awards at CES 2021: can’t touch this