CNN Underscored is constantly testing products – be it charcoal grills, first aid kits or cooling fans – to find the absolute best in each respective category. Our testing process is rigorous, starting with hours of research to find the top products in each category. When we create a test product group, we test and re-test each product over and over again in a real-world setting over several weeks or even months.
This year, we tested dozens of products — from electric toothbrushes to pizza ovens to outdoor home security cameras — to find the best products you need to improve your life. Here are the winning products from July.
The best fan in general
Best electric toothbrush in general
Affordable, full-featured, effective, and compatible with a wide range of replacement brush heads from Philips and third parties, the Sonicare 4100 is a great way to improve your oral hygiene routine.
Best wired outdoor security camera in general
Best wireless outdoor security camera overall
Arlo’s essential focal point camera runs on batteries, it shoots 1080p video, it can be installed almost anywhere around your home, and it’s one of the most affordable cameras we’ve tested. .
Best sports bra overall
All of our testers found the ultra-supportive Nike Dri-Fit Swoosh to be the most comfortable sports bra they’ve ever worn. Soft, breathable, sweat-wicking fabric and simple front zip design keep everyone comfortable even during high-octane workouts.
The best baking sheet in general
Durable, affordable Nordic Ware uncoated aluminum pans performed as well as more expensive sheet pans in our testing and remained flat without warping even above its rated temperature.
The best rice cooker in general
Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy consistently had the best results in all of our cooking tests. It cooks perfectly smooth rice every time and has handy features that make regular rice cooks and eaters a must.
Best pizza oven overall
The only electric pizza oven we’ve tested, the Breville Pizzaiolo is overall our favorite for its predictable, consistent results and even cooking.
The best cloud storage app in general
The best first aid kit in general
Easy-to-use bracelet-style design, high-quality products and all the essentials recommended by the Red Cross mean you’re sure to have everything you need and can find it when you need it. .
Apple’s best laptops
The MacBook Air M2 is the best Apple laptop for most people, perfect for everyday multitasking and gaming as well as good photo work. It’s the fastest laptop for the money, and a particularly big upgrade if you’re on an Intel-powered Mac.
Best Windows laptop overall
Dell XPS 13 has a gorgeous, lightweight, slim and highly portable design to work anywhere, a nearly bezel-less display for content, and a powerful 11th Gen Intel processor. can record through most workloads with ease.