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Green Screen
$1,550

"Home electronics can gobble energy - including "phantom" draw even when off. That's why I like the Sony Bravia KDL-52VE5 Eco Series LCD TV: It has a motion sensor to shut down the unit when not in use, a high-efficiency backlight, and a switch to cut power
entirely." (sonystyle.com)

-Rachel Rothman, test engineer, consumer electronics & engineering

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Light Right
"$50

This Pharox 6-Watt Dimmable LED lightbulb uses only about 10 percent as much electricity as an incandescent bulb, but gives a much warmer glow. The bulb's attractive collar is a bonus." (lemnislighting.com)

-Stacy Genovese, technical director

 

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Take Charge
$100

"Keeping my phone, MP3 player, and more fully juiced used to mean a tangle of wires - not with the Powermat Wireless Charging Station, which safely charges up to three devices at a time." (powermat.com)

-Erik Eibert, test engineer, consumer

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Red Hot
$350

"Thanks to Nespresso's CitiZ & Milk automatic espresso and cappuccino machine, which uses handy coffee capsules, making gourmet-style drinks at home couldn't be easier. Its sleek design looks great on my countertop, too." (nespresso.com)

-Sharon Franke, kitchen appliances & technology director

 

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