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Finally, Apple made some headphones with good sound quality. The oddly named EarPods destroy the old white earbuds in terms of frequency response and distortion levels, though the new shape still has trouble sitting comfortably in your ears. The new EarPods also continue to have the same horrible noise isolation as their predecessors, so you'll still need to blast them at near-full volume to drown out the noise from a subway. Try to only use these in libraries.
With its ridiculous 36.3-megapixel resolution, the Nikon D800 is like a $3,000 handheld spy satellite. Yes, the files are huge, but that leaves a ton of room for cropping and other editing. While its predecessor, the D700, had rapid-fire abilities making it a solid choice for sports photography, the D800 has more of a medium-format character, due to its slower burst speeds and higher resolution. This full-framer is a great choice for everyone except action photographers—though it's certainly no beginner's camera.
No doubt about it: Three grand is a high price for a refrigerator. But if you buy a lot of fresh produce for a big family, it might be worth checking out the DCS RF195AUUX1. With excellent temperature consistency and some of the best moisture retention results we've seen, this fridge knows how to treat delicate food right. Its performance, combined with its visually striking interior, have made this lesser-known brand capture our attention.
After publishing a preview in June, we finally got a Canon Rebel T4i into our testing labs. Canon's latest consumer-grade DSLR brings some useful new features to the table: The improved kit lens impressed us with silent autofocus, and since the camera also supports full-time autofocus, it's great for shooting video. The touchscreen is actually useful, the image quality is slightly improved. But for everything it does right, it feels like another safe, predictable update from Canon.
One step down from their flagship model, the LM7600 ($1,950) continues LG's impressive track record with another great LED TV. The broad contrast ratio and highly accurate colors, combined with excellent smart content and engrossing 3D technology prove that this TV has no Achilles heel in features or performance. However, even though it performed on par with LG's flagship TV in our tests, the even-younger sibling (the LM6700) actually outperformed both of them.