Author: Joe Warner

    I'm the senior editor of The CheckOut. I am an aficionado of shiny gadgets and classic Hollywood movies and can also tell you the names of the late '80s Swedish Davis Cup team members.


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    2015 Gift Guide: All-in-One Desktops Worth Buying

    I know what you’re thinking: all-in-one desktops?? LOL, wut? OK, it’s kind of funny. PC manufacturers are finding it increasingly more difficult to convince consumers to buy desktop computers in a sea of sleek, shiny and svelte...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Google Chromecast Audio Review: A Better Mousetrap

    The Bluetooth audio receiver has been a little cottage industry in recent years, and I’ve reviewed my share of them (here, here and here). Bluetooth receivers are a cheap way to wirelessly stream music and audio from...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • (l.) Beats Music vs. (r.) Apple Music
    Apple Music: One Service to Rule Them All?

    On June 30th, Apple launched Apple Music in the very crowded music streaming space currently dominated by two big names: Spotify and Pandora. Per its usual M.O., Apple joined an established space with intent to dominate. From...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    Waste Not, Want Not: Best Deals to Buy in July

    July is the time of year that no one wants to be inside a mall shopping. However, who says you can’t take advantage of some online shopping deals while lounging at the beach? At Ben’s Bargains, there...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    Panasonic RP-BTD10 Premium Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones Review

    Like Bluetooth speakers, Bluetooth headphones are a very crowded product category. Wireless is popular because of convenience but at the sacrifice of sound quality. Despite incremental improvements in Bluetooth technology, that hasn’t changed much. So if you...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    Gifts that Keep on Giving: 25 Fantastic Subscription Boxes

    Subscription boxes make great gifts because they’re not something you’d normally buy for yourself and you can order them from the comfort of your home. They’re good for the people who are hard to shop for or who like...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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    Sling TV Review: A New Hope?

    When Sling TV was announced at the 2015 CES, it was instantly a big hit. It offered something that sounded a lot like “a la carte cable TV,” the elusive Bigfoot that TV viewers have been breathlessly seeking for years....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Waste Not, Want Not: Best Deals to Buy in January

    Happy New Year! Or is it? In the world of deals, January might seem like a bit of a let-down, but it’s actually a pretty good time to find solid discounts for several reasons: 1) retailers will...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Mmm… Donuts! 10 Donut-Themed Things that You’ll Crave

    Homer Simpson said it best: Mmm… donuts. The donut (or doughnut—don’t even start) is that never-ending circle of sweetness and fat, bread and sugar, icing and grease, light and dark, yin and yang… The donut works on so many...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    The Deal Dozen: Week of December 12th, 2014

    Welcome to “The Deal Dozen,” where we showcase the 12 best and most popular deals of the week on Ben’s Bargains. These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the deals you’d take...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Amazon Fire TV Stick Review: The Little Stick That Could

    The arrival of Amazon’s shiny new streaming toy, the Fire TV Stick ($39), came at a convenient time for me. My 3rd Gen Apple TV (2012) had suddenly gone on the fritz (stuck on activation after an...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • 2 x NCAA Fleece Hoodies & Sweatpants $35 at Finish Line
    The Deal Dozen: Week of November 14th, 2014

    Welcome to “The Deal Dozen,” where we showcase the 12 best and most popular deals of the week on Ben’s Bargains. These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the deals you’d take...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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