Daniel Jackson

Writer

Daniel is a Canadian farm boy who grew up to be a nerd with a literature degree and too many hobbies to count. He emigrated from Canada to California in 2013, and now writes for Your Best Digs full-time. Daniel remains unapologetic about Canadian spelling, serial commas, and the destruction of expensive travel mugs.

Daniel is a Canadian farm boy who grew up to be a nerd with a literature degree and too many hobbies to count. He emigrated from Canada to California in 2013, and now writes for Your Best Digs full-time. Daniel remains unapologetic about Canadian spelling, serial commas, and the destruction of expensive travel mugs.

Daniel's articles

  • Cable modems for Spectrum
    The Best Modem for Spectrum

    Technicolor - E31T2V

    After interviewing experts, technicians and Spectrum representatives, we think the best modem for Spectrum is the Technicolor - E31T2V1 we got from them. But if you can only get an inferior modem, we have a replacement pick.

  • The best alkaline water pitchers
    The Best Alkaline Water Filter Pitcher

    Brita - Longlast

    After consulting health experts and testing the water from four alkaline water filter pitchers, we don't think any of them are worth buying. Even if you're not buying it for health benefits, the best alkaline water pitcher manufacturer doesn't (or can't) tell you what's in their filters.

  • Cleaning an air conditioner
    How to Clean an Air Conditioner

     

    We’ve researched the instruction manuals and maintenance guides for more than a dozen different air conditioners in the course of testing portable air conditioners and window air conditioners. These are the steps you need to take every year to keep your air conditioner working its best. How to clean an air conditioner air filter The first […]

  • The best beer koozies
    The Best Beer Koozie

    Thermos - 2700TRI6

    After comparing eight top-selling beer coolers in an all-day insulation test, we found that the best beer koozie overall is the Thermos - 2700TRI6.

  • The best hand trucks
    The Best Hand Truck

    Magliner - HMK119UA4

    After testing weight capacity and handling in an obstacle course, we think the best hand truck is the Magliner - HMK119UA4, a full-size model with 10-inch tires.

  • The best beef jerky
    The Best Beef Jerky

    Lucky Jerky

    To find the best beef jerky, our testers tried top brands side-by-side in blind tests. then ranked the top ten affordable choices. Lucky Jerky won us over with its simple recipe and chewy texture.

  • The best tactical flashlights
    The Best Tactical Flashlight

    Klarus - XT11GT

    Our team worked with service personnel to find and test the best tactical flashlight. The Klarus - XT11GT gives you instant access to modes you need, and charges with a USB cable.

  • Vacuums for hardwood floors
    The Best Vacuum for Hardwood Floors

    Shark - Apex

    After 18 months of testing on mixed surfaces, we tested the top vacuums on hardwood. The best vacuum for hardwood floors is the Shark - Apex, with its revolutionary soft roller.

  • Shower filters
    The Best Shower Filter

    AquaBliss - SF100

    After researching and testing top-selling options, we don't recommend shower filters for most homes. If you're extremely sensitive, though, the AquaBliss - SF100 is the best shower filter for chlorine.

  • Canister vacuums
    The Best Canister Vacuum

    Kenmore - Elite

    After months of research and testing top designs for power, handling and dust control, we chose the Kenmore - Elite as the best canister vacuum. The unique multi-mode floor head switches quickly between carpets and bare floors, and the power and dust control are competitive with vacuums that are double or triple the price.

  • 16 types of formula
    The Best Baby Formula

    Parent's Choice

    After consulting doctors and government standards, we found that Parent's Choice is the best baby formula brand based on price, special options and ingredients.

  • Five coolers
    The Best Thermoelectric Cooler

    Koolatron - P27

    After four weeks of testing five best-selling models in the summer heat, we've concluded that the 29-quart Koolatron - P27 Voyager is the best thermoelectric cooler in a disappointing lineup.

  • Windshield wipers on a wet windshield
    The Best Windshield Wipers

    Rain-X - Latitude

    After a full year of testing eight wiper brands in the rain and sun, we found out the real differences between wiper brands. The best windshield wiper is the Rain-X Latitude: It wipes well and fits most cars.

  • Upright vacuum cleaners
    The Best Upright Vacuum

    Shark - Apex

    We tested five vacuums in three different apartments with pet owners and parents. We found that the Shark - Apex offers the best control and excellent performance on all the surfaces we tried.

  • Diaper bags
    The Best Diaper Bags

    JuJuBe - B.F.F.

    After we tested six top-rated baby bags for three months, our team of seven parents chose the convertible JuJuBe - B.F.F. as the best diaper bag overall.

  • The best kitchen knives
    The Best Kitchen Knives

    Nexus - BD1N

    After a month of research, we took 11 of the best kitchen knives for under $100 and put them through two months of testing. The Nexus - BD1N 8" is the knife with the top performance.