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The Best Tech We Bought in 2016

by Computer Sumo / August 23, 2016

Every year, PCMag reviews more than 2,000 products—from cell phones and laptops to speakers and connected doorbells. We put them through their paces, reserving five stars and our Editors’ Choice for only the select few gadgets and services that truly shine.

Holiday Gift Guide bugBut when it comes time to spend our own hard-earned cash, what do we buy? Are our homes stocked with iPhones and Amazon Echos (for many of us, yes), high-end gaming laptops (a few), and massive 4K TVs (not for those who live in small NYC apartments)? What about voice-activated speakers, streaming dongles, cameras, or smart lights?

Each year, we poll the PCMag staff to see what they bought in the past 12 months. For a trip down memory lane, see what we purchased in 2015 and 2014. Then click through this year’s gallery to see what we got this year—and what might make an appearance on your holiday wish list, too.