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2015 Best of Year Awards

After a year of expert testing, we pick the stuff you'll want to own

Sony a7r ii

Best Camera of the Year: Sony Alpha a7R II See all cameras

With an improved sensor, 4K video, stellar image quality, and a more responsive shooting experience, the A7R II is a big upgrade over its predecessor—and one of the top-performing cameras we've ever tested. Read Our Review

$3,198.00 at Amazon

Electrolux ei24id50qs

Best Dishwasher of the Year: Electrolux EI24ID50QS See all dishwashers

For the second year in a row, the Electrolux EI24ID50QS remains the closest any dishwasher has come to perfect performance. It's also loaded with useful features and available online for less than $1,000. Read Our Review

$1,099.00 MSRP
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Dell xps 13

Best PC Laptop: Dell XPS 13 See all laptops

The XPS 13 is simply wonderful, striking a superb balance between performance, price, and size. If you’re looking for a lightweight, powerful, long-lasting laptop that won't break the bank, look no further. Read Our Review

$889.00 at Amazon

Miele u1 cat and dog

Best Upright Vacuum: Miele Dynamic U1 Cat and Dog See all vacuums

Miele’s U1 is a high-end vacuum. No, it’s not cheap, but it offers HEPA filtration, a seven-year limited warranty, and unparalleled cleaning performance on all kinds of floors. It's also superbly easy to use. Read Our Review

$699.99 at Amazon

Sony rx100 iv

Best Pocket Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV See all cameras

Sony has once again produced one of the best pocket cameras money can buy—albeit with a hefty price tag. If money is no object, this is the travel camera that should top your shopping list. Read Our Review

$948.00 at Amazon

Frigidaire fftr1814qw

Best Value Refrigerator: Frigidaire FFTR1814QW See all refrigerators

With sale prices hovering around $550, this bargain is hard to beat. Whether you’re looking for a cheap fridge for your kitchen or a backup for the garage, the FFTR1814QW is worth a peek. Read Our Review

$629.00 MSRP
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Lg 65ef9500

Best Television of the Year: LG 65EF9500 See all televisions

Finally putting its OLED screen tech into a flat display, LG has made one of the best TVs ever. The EF9500 series knocks it out of the park with incredible contrast, color, resolution, and webOS 2.0. Read Our Review

$4,799.99 at Amazon

Audio technica ath msr7

Best Headphones of the Year: Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 See all headphones

Audio-Technica’s ATH-MSR7 headphones combine thick memory foam padding, aluminum/magnesium housing, and a rich, consumer-friendly sound that's perfect for everything from Kenny G to Kanye West. Read Our Review

$211.06 at Amazon

Ge cafe cfe28tshss

Best Refrigerator of the Year: GE Café CFE28TSHSS See all refrigerators

For the second year running, this GE French door fridge is the best we’ve ever tested. It has plenty to brag about, including ample storage, optimal food preservation, and a hot water dispenser. Read Our Review

$3,100.00 MSRP
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Note 5

Best Android Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 See all smartphones

The Note 5 is a flagship-level smartphone in every way, with a beautiful design, one of the best cameras we've tested in a smartphone, a brilliant 5.7-inch display, and a useful built-in stylus. Read Our Review

$624.99 at Amazon

Bosch 500 series

Best Dishwasher for the Money: Bosch 500 Series See all dishwashers

For the money, you'd be hard pressed to find the same combination of features and performance offered in the Bosch 500-series. Unique exterior choices and a wide selection of cleaning options are icing on the cake. Read Our Review

$899.00 MSRP
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Motorola moto g 2015

Best Value Smartphone: Motorola Moto G (2nd generation) See all smartphones

Despite a price that's often well under $200, the Moto G is more than enough phone for almost anyone. It's not going to win MVP, but Motorola's workhorse will give you solid performance day after day. Read Our Review

$142.69 at Amazon

Frigidaire professional fpeh3077rf

Best Electric Range: Frigidaire Professional FPEH3077RF See all ovens

Frigidaire's upscale Professional FPEH3077RF is great for baking and broiling, and offers a slew of versatile burners to choose from. Plus, we love its minimalist, slide-in–inspired aesthetic. Read Our Review

$2,299.00 at Amazon

Smartthings hub

Best Smart Home Product: Samsung SmartThings Hub

With new features like a battery backup, a Smart Home Monitor service, and improved responsiveness, the latest SmartThings Hub makes it easier than ever to manage your connected home.

$99.00 at Amazon

Vizio m70 c3

Best Big Screen Bargain: Vizio M70-C3 See all televisions

Vizio made its name with low-cost TVs that punch above their weight class. This year's 70-inch M-series is no different, giving you 4K resolution and a massive 70-inch panel for a very reasonable price. Read Our Review

$1,898.00 at Amazon

Ge gtw680bsjws

Best Top-Load Washing Machine: GE GTW680BSJWS See all laundry

This GE represents the very best of top-loader technology. In addition to useful extras, it has everything Americans want in a washer: a 4.6-cu.-ft. capacity, powerful stain removal, and a 34-minute Normal cycle. Read Our Review

$700.00 MSRP
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Neato botvac 80

Best Robot Vacuum: Neato BotVac 80 See all Robot Vacuums

The Neato Botvac 80 is one of the few robot vacuums capable of acing our pet hair tests and navigating from bare floors to tricky high-pile carpet. It costs less and performs better than most of its competition. Read Our Review

$389.97 at Amazon

Lg lrg4115st

Best Gas Range: LG LRG4115ST See all ovens

This innovative five-burner, 6.3-cu.-ft. freestanding gas range features LG's ProBake system. The new technology means you get more even baking, better cleaning, and faster preheating. Read Our Review

$1,599.99 MSRP
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