Daniel Jackson


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

  • 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 Coolers

    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 8 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 Vacuums

    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.

  • 10 electric razors
    The 13 Best Electric Shavers

    Panasonic - ES-LL41-K

    Compare the 13 electric shavers we tested Important features to consider Size and number of foils: In Panasonic and Braun’s lines of razors, you get more foils cutting at once when you upgrade to the fancy top-tier models. This does making shaving go a little more quickly, though bigger heads can be tricky to maneuver […]

  • Group of beard oils on counter
    The Best Beard Oils

    Mountaineer Brand

    We gave 10 bearded gentlemen eight samples of the most popular beard oils. After a two-month blind comparison trial, the overall value champion is Mountaineer Brand.

  • The 8 Best Hose Reels

    AMES - 2519500

    After six weeks of testing, we think the best reel for efficiently spooling and storing your garden hose is the Suncast - Hose Hideaway

  • the best dehumidifiers grouped up
    The Best Dehumidifiers

    Frigidaire - FFAD7033R1

    After four weeks testing four top-ranked dehumidifiers in the muggiest conditions we could create with a room full of humidifiers, we’ve found the best dehumidifier overall to be from Frigidaire. It's the most efficient and the fastest unit, and it looks great too.

  • best air purifiers group photo
    The 6 Best Air Purifiers

    Winix - 5300-2

    After three weeks using the top six models on the market, consultation with air quality experts and three years of long-term tests, we are still happy to name the Winix -5300-2 as the best air purifier for keeping our lungs clean.

  • Air Conditioners
    The Best Window Air Conditioners

    Frigidaire - FFRE0833U1

    We researched the best new window air conditioners and stress-tested the top models. After three months of extended testing, we've confirmed that the new Frigidaire 8,000 BTU is the best window unit for most people.

  • Chairs
    The 7 Best Zero-Gravity Chairs

    Timber Ridge

    After four weeks of lounging at the park and beach, watching movies in a neutral body position and experimenting with a neutral-posture office setup with the five top contenders, we think the Timber Ridge has the zero gravity chair you should buy.

  • humidifiers group shot
    The 9 Best Humidifiers

    Honeywell - HEV620

    After five weeks of testing humidity output and evaluating day-to-day usability of nine top products, we found that the Honeywell - HEV620 stood out as the best humidifier overall.

  • group shot of the best baby monitors
    The Best Baby Monitors

    Infant Optics - DXR-8

    After testing seven the top products over four weeks, we found that the Infant Optics – DXR-8 is the best baby monitor overall, with a great screen and unmatched motorized camera controls.

  • Bluedriver OBDII scanner
    The Best OBD2 Scanners

    Lemur - Bluedriver

    After consulting with an expert technician and running a month of tests on engines, emissions components, braking and airbag systems with 13 products, we found the best OBD2 scanner to be the Lemur - Bluedriver.

  • Chamberlain's B550
    The Best Garage Door Openers

    Chamberlain - B500 Series

    After 20 hours of installing and testing three top units, hundreds of open/close cycles and consulting expert installers on site, we found the best garage door opener to be the Chamberlain - 500 Series.

  • cups on a table
    The Best Sippy Cups

    Nuk - Magic 360

    After three weeks of research and five months of testing 13 of the highest-rated sippy cups and straw cups available, we found the best sippy cup for leak-proof sipping and easy cleaning.

  • group photo of the best shower heads
    The 13 Best Shower Heads

    Moen - Magnetix Attract

    After two months of immersive testing with 13 shower heads, we’ve found the best shower head to be the Moen - Magnetix Attract with a nearly-magical magnetic dock and a great shower experience.

  • The Best Safety Razors

    Parker - 99R

    We spent two months testing the seven of the leading double edge safety razors on the market in order to make our pick of the Parker - 99R as the best safety razor.

  • The Best String Trimmers

    Black+Decker - LST136W

    After two months of edging lawns, trimming grass and relentless weed destruction on a ten-acre orchard we found the Black+Decker - LST136W to be the best string trimmer for the average sized lawn.

  • Toro hero image
    The Best Leaf Blowers

    Toro - 51621

    We spent two months of blowing, sweeping and shredding the endless piles of autumn leaves on a ten-acre orchard to discover the Toro - 51621 is the best leaf blower for most homeowners.