The Bowflex Xtreme 2SE features Bowflex’s exclusive power rod technology to create resistance.
The Total Gym FIT is a unique home gym that looks nothing like the other machines we reviewed, despite its comparable functionality. Although its MSRP is more than $2,300, Total Gym promotes the FIT as being perpetually on sale for much less.
With an MSRP of $39.99, the Conair InfinitiPRO is a great value. Its ceramic heating technology makes it versatile, and its easy-to-read controls make it convenient.
The CHI PRO hair dryer is a 1,500-watt hair dryer that combines ceramic and ionic heating technologies. It has a ceramic heater and an ion generator, along with ionic infrared light.
Although the Revlon Perfect Heat Fast Dry Travel Styler is the lightest, least expensive hair dryer we reviewed, it holds its own in terms of performance. It has a lot of power, especially for its size, and it feels solid though it weighs just a pound.
Colored purple and trimmed with gold, the Remington Pro Thermaluxe looks like a luxury hair dryer. Priced at less than $40, it is surprisingly affordable, especially given its impressive performance.
The BaBylissPro Nano Titanium Hair Dryer sports a powerful 2,000-watt motor to dry your hair quickly without damaging it.
The InStyler BLU Turbo Ionic Dryer has a high-power DC motor and a jet turbine fan. Its thin, light blades compress airflow to give its 1,500-watt motor more power, comparable to that of a 2,000-watt blower. The InStyler BLU weighs 1.3 pounds and has a heavy-duty, 9-foot cord with a cord wrap.
We like the Hot Tools Tourmaline Tools 2000 because of its soft housing and comfortable grip. Its 1.3-pound weight is well balanced, and its instructional markings are clear.
We chose the Panasonic Nanoe as the best hair dryer for curly hair because our testers were so impressed with its performance. Along with its diffuser and concentrator, it comes with a quick-dry nozzle.
The RUSK Deepshine has a ceramic-infused grill for even heat distribution and an ionic generator to tame static and frizz. With an MSRP of $70, it is priced comparably to the Hot Tools Tourmaline Tools 2000, but the Hot Tools dryer scored higher on our performance tests.
The C12.9 is a high-performance, front drive elliptical machine from NordicTrack that introduces several upgrades to our previous top pick, the NordicTrack C9.5. While we still count the C9.5 among our favorites, the C12.9 is a clear leader.
The ProForm SMART Endurance 920E holds its own as a solid, yet smaller than average, elliptical machine.
The BXE216 is Bowflex’s top-of-the-line elliptical machine. It’s built to provide a smooth, full-body workout, and its signature Burn Rate console provides extensive user feedback.
The Sole E35 has a thick steel frame and features a quiet drive system with both forward and reverse functionality. It has a 25-pound flywheel and a high gear ratio for smooth performance, and its four rear wheels ride on heavy-duty rails to provide added stability.
The Schwinn 470 is the most affordable elliptical we reviewed, and its MRSP is more than $2,000 below the most expensive machine, the Sole E95.
The Sole E95 is a popular, highly-rated elliptical that would have scored higher in our rankings if it had a lower MSRP.
During our last review of elliptical machines, the NordicTrack C9.5 earned our highest rating. This popular elliptical continues to make a competitive showing as one of the best home machines available, but it’s been edged out of our top three by several newer, upgraded models.
The Nautilus E618 is priced hundreds of dollars below comparably equipped ellipticals in our lineup. It has a 30-pound flywheel and a 22-inch stride length.
Review The Sole Fitness F80 treadmill has remained on our list of the best treadmills during several review cycles. If its MSRP were lower, it would likely rank higher on our list. Luckily, Sole Fitness has historically discounted this treadmill well beneath its official MSRP.
Review The Precor TRM 223 is a no-nonsense treadmill with workout-centered features. It emphasizes exercise above entertainment and brings gym-level performance to your home.
Review The LifeSpan TR4000i Treadmill is our choice for best value because we’d expect to pay much more for a treadmill with so many features.