Archive for the 'New Product Categories' Category

New Category: Baby Monitors

Already one of our broadest categories, baby products gets even bigger today with the addition of four great baby monitors. We always try and have a minimum of four products up before announcing a new category (ideally, one in each price category), but more are on the way soon. Subscribe to our RSS feed for automatic updates or check back regularly to…uh, “monitor” the situation (sorry, I never can resist a bad pun (is that redundant?) 😉 ).


New Category: Digital Voice Recorders

Samson Zoom H4Testing 1…2…3: We’ve kicked off our latest category, digital voice recorders, with four great models (more to come) that can record everything from your work team meeting and class lecture to live music and the waves of the Pacific (via O’Reilly Digital Media).

New Category: Dishwashers

Originally uploaded to Flickr by Independentman

Photo originally uploaded to Flickr by Independentman.

In our effort to be an all-purpose shopping research resource (say that 10 times fast!), we’re always making decisions about which product categories to add next. The handful of categories with which we launched the site a few months back were determined based largely on areas that our research showed to be especially lacking in easy-to-find and digest sources of good, independent information.

Now that we have visitors to the site and tools for seeing where they’re spending their time, we can direct our efforts to the areas where our users are showing the most interest. One of those area is home appliances. And so we’ve added dishwashers to the mix, starting off with five great machines across all four of our price categories, with more on the way.

Office Printers: Because We’re Still Waiting for the Paperless Office


Remember the concept of the paperless office? Well, we’re not sure about you, but it has yet to arrive here at the Consensus Best HQ. Until it does, you may want to check out our newest category of recommendations: printers for the home- and small-to-medium size office. Happy printing!

New Product Category: Office Equipment & Furniture

Vitra .04 Armchair by Maarten Van Severen

We’ve kicked off our seventh category with six of the best desk chairs out there. Our list of consensus best recommendations includes chairs like the .04, above, and other examples of industrial design so sophisticated they belong in (and, in the case of the Herman Miller Aeron Chair, can indeed be fuond in) museums. The list also includes more practical (and affordable) examples of the latest trends in ergonomics. The average desk jockey might not give too much thought to their desk chair (unless it’s so bad that it gives them back aches). But switching to the right chair will make you wonder how you went so long without. Indeed, in the case of the Steelcase Leap, a University of Texas study showed that workers who used it increased their productivity by nearly 18 percent. So sit back and relax (as best you can in your current chair , anyway 😉 ) and check out our latest list of product recommendations.

In the coming days and weeks, we’ll be adding more chairs to this list and more lists to the new Office Equipment& Furniture category, so stay tuned.

New Category: Treadmills

After kicking off our (still) “newish” Exercise Equipment category with exercise bikes and elliptical trainers, we’ve just added treadmills to the mix. Whether you’re shopping for a Holiday gift or looking to fulfill your own New Year’s resolutions, you’ll now find more than a dozen pieces of exercise equipment to choose from, with more being added all the time. Happy Holidays/Happy exercising/Happy “feast-now-before-the-New-Year’s-resolution-guilt-kicks-in”, whichever the case may be!

New Product Category: Sleeping Bags

Baby it’s cold outside! No one knows that better than those hardy winter campers. Whether you’re a cold weather camper ready to put your new sleeping bag to use pronto or just looking for a Christmas gift for your favorite outdoorsman or woman that will be squirreled away ’til spring, you’ll find a nice variety of bags under our Sports & Outdoors category. Follow the link or, as with all newly added categories, look on the homepage for the red “Update!” tag next to the parent category. That’s the signal that there’s a new subcategory of ConsensusBest-recommended products within. Just click through until you see the red “New!” tag next to the relevant category. Happy camping and Happy Holidays from ConsensusBest!