After comparing the best competitors, we've found that manufacturer claims about the Levoit - LV-H132 air purifier are an exaggeration.
The Best Living Room Products
The living room is a large communal space where we spend most of our waking ours with friends and family. Comfort, cleanliness, and entertainment are key areas we focus on here, and especially because we spend a lot of time with guests here. We put to the test a lineup of products to help you find ones worthy of your living room.
We surveyed 25 men about the books they'd recommend for other men, and after ranking a list of 50 contenders our top pick is Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death."
We bought and tested lamps to find the best reading lamp for desks, reading in bed, and larger floor lamps for use with larger chairs too.
Cleaning and health experts recommend that frequent vacuuming is good for both body and mind, and these simple guidelines to you how often you should vacuum.
Bladeless fans have a futuristic design that might make you think it has complex technology. But how a bladeless fan works is actually simple.
We tested the new Dyson - TP01 air multiplier to see how it compared with our top pick for tower fans. The Dyson - TP01 is an amazing feat of engineering, but we still prefer the much cheaper Seville Classics - UltraSlimline tower fan.
A comfortable reading chair could be plush or just firm enough to support your back, but it should also be decorative for your home too. We've selected the most comfortable reading chairs under $500.
We installed and tested seven popular bike racks and chose the Delta Cycle - Michelangelo as the best bike rack for an apartment, the Ibera as the best horizontal bike rack and the Racor - B-R1 as the best vertical bike rack.
We got a musician and audio engineer to spend a month testing to find the best earplugs for concerts. Vibes - High Fidelity ear plugs are easy to use and sound great.
We tested 10 different monthly reader packages tricked out with fun trinkets and edible treats, and Once Upon a Book Club won our pick for best book subscription box.
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.
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.
We tested ten of the best drywall anchors and found that the E-Z Ancor - Toggle Anchor is ideal for mounting decor without a stud for support.
We tested the highest rated and most popular flip chairs and selected Your Zone Bed as the best flip chair. It's the most comfortable and easiest to convert from a living room chair to a bed for overnight guests.
We tested sit-up pillows and selected Linenspa as the best sit-up pillow for providing full-back support and cushy comfort in bed or on a sofa.
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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.
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Our expert, a professional guitar instructor, spent weeks in studios to find the best acoustic guitar for beginners to be the Taylor - Academy 12. Our winner hits all the right chords.
We spent weeks testing ten of the top fans on the market, and found that the Vornado - Vfan blew away the competition.
We tested the top kid and adult bean bag chairs for durability, comfort and style and found that the Lumaland was the coziest and sturdiest.
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.
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.
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.
After weeks of research and now many years of extensive in-home testing with our top five products, we found the Pet Zone - SmartScoop to be the best automatic litter box. In addition to being automatic, it’s brilliant at the basics: you can use regular litter, it has a familiar open litter box shape and is not disruptive with its quiet cleaning. Our test cats, Kit Kat and Jelly Bean, preferred its familiar, open design and we appreciated its low maintenance and efficient cleaning.
After weeks spent researching and reading before bed, we’ve determined that the LuminoLite – Rechargeable LED is the best book light.
Real trees can be a nice perk, but aren't a great fit for every home. We researched and tested dozens of trees to find the best artificial Christmas tree for your home this season.
After many hours of research and two months of testing, our recommendation for the best heating pad is the Thermaphore - MaxHEAT. This one's geared for the best pain relief and usability.
We spent 100 hours testing seven top-rated air mattresses to find Lazery Sleep to be the best air mattress for durability, comfort and convenience.
We spent almost forty hours testing nine of the most effective and affordable options to determine the Vornado - Vortex to be the best space heater for most needs and types of rooms.
We spent more than 40 hours testing the most popular electric blankets, and determined that the SoftHeat Ultra Micro-Plush offers premium quality without a premium price.
Multiple weeks of testing informed our selection of the best pet gates, including usability evaluations, setup assessments, and more.
We tested six of the best baby gates available on the market every day over multiple weeks to discover the North States baby gate was the best available.
We spent more than 60 hours conducting focus groups, testing our finalists and consulting with doctors and chose the RENPHO - Shiatsu as the best foot massager. If you're interested in improving circulation in your feet and legs, we also recommend the MedMassager.
We tested the top-rated tower fans and selected the Seville Classics - UltraSlimline as the best tower fan overall. Another great tower fan is the Vornado - OSCR32 that matches the Seville in cooling power. A more expensive but excellent option is the Dyson - TP01, which has an integrated air purifier.