Brian Nadel is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in technology reporting and reviewing. He works out of the suburban New York City area and has covered topics from nuclear power plants and Wi-Fi routers to cars and tablets. The former editor-in-chief of Mobile Computing and Communications, Nadel is the recipient of the TransPacific Writing Award.
Wi-Fi 6e adds support for 6GHz wireless spectrum, supercharging home networks and pushing data to the limit.
Wi-Fi 6e routers are now readily available, but how much better are they in real-world testing compared to cheaper Wi-Fi 6 systems and which devices do they work with?
Trend Micro Premium Security for Mac includes plenty of useful extras to keep you safe online but its VPN is a separate app and scanning can be quite slow.
McAfee Total Protection Premium lets you protect your Mac and the rest of your computers for cheap but some features like access to the unlimited VPN require signing up for auto-renewal.
Sophos Home Premium can help protect your Mac on a budget without slowing it down but it lacks many of the extra features offered by competitors.
Malwarebytes Premium + Privacy is a simple, easy-to-use antivirus for Mac with quick scans but few extras that takes its toll on a system’s performance while scanning.
Bitdefender Premium Security for Mac not only includes everything needed to protect a Mac but it also does so with minimal impact on overall system performance.
Avast Premium Security has a simple interface and good protection against malware but its scans are slow and there aren’t any parental controls.
The WavLink Halo Base gets a lot right for a budget mesh router but its poor performance and insecure TouchLink feature make it hard to recommend.
The Eero Pro 6 updates Amazon's mesh router with Wi-Fi 6 speeds, efficient performance and quick, convenient setup that gets you online in minutes.
Need a small, light and powerful portable air compressor? The Seyvum DP3 Portable Tire Inflator has all that, but at the expense of speed.
It’s not the fastest, but the iKer Portable Air Compressor rolls a tire inflator and automotive emergency kit into one package.
The Prow Electric Air Compressor is useful and functional, but its pressure maxes out a little too soon for our liking.
While expensive and heavy, the Craftsman V20 Cordless tire inflator is still an incredibly capable tool.
The Fantiik X8 Apex air inflator may be small, but it’s more than capable of pumping up your tires.
The Avid Power Tire Inflator is fast and effective, but it’s a shame there’s no battery option.
The Vilo VLWF01 includes everything you need to build a mesh network that performs well at mid-range for less than $100.
Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 includes everything you need to protect your Mac from malware and other online threats but lacks a dashboard to tie the various programs together.
The Tenda Nova MW6 is a budget mesh Wi-Fi system that’s easy to set up but won’t win any speed tests.
The TP-Link Deco M3 is a budget mesh router that punches above its class even with its hybrid approach to mesh networking.
The MeshForce M3 is a budget mesh router well suited for ranch-style single floor homes but its performance leaves a lot to be desired.
The Asus ZenWifi XP4 allows you to create a fast mesh network or even a hybrid one using its built-in PowerLine technology.
Got Wi-Fi dead zones? A dusty old router can be easily transformed into a wireless network extender to get whole-house Wi-Fi.
Bitdefender Antivirus Free for Windows delivers set it and forget protection for those looking for a no-frills, free antivirus.