With March Madness around the corner and the NHL, the NBA, and so much more to watch right now, isn’t it time you upgraded where you watch it? We got you.
Your New TV
Loaded with 4K resolution, HDR settings, and a brisk refresh rate (see “TV-Buying Lingo to Know,” below, if this makes no sense), the G1 delivers—and the video processor makes even non-4K content look amazing. Plus, its slim frame suits any room.
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TV-buying Lingo To Know
To avoid eyestrain, for every eight inches of your TV’s size (measure the distance diagonally between the screen’s corners), you should sit one foot away.
Measured in hertz, this refers to how fast the picture can change per second. Sixty hertz is standard, but flip the setting to 120 for buttery-smooth fast-paced sports.
This is the screen’s resolution—the number of pixels that make up the image. The old standard was 1080 HD, but now Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime run 4K content.
This set of features provides higher contrast, more colors, and greater brightness. You’ll whoooah at nature docs like Planet Earth, whose images look almost real.
Men’s Health Endorses: Hiring Someone to Wall-mount Your TV
No, it is not as easy as hanging a framed picture on a wall. Unless you’re skilled with a stud finder and a power drill and can hold sustained squats of 60-plus pounds for as long as an ESPN SportsCenter Top Ten segment, you should farm out this afternoon project. Avoid the risks (a shattered screen, a hole in the wall, a tweaked lower back). Most electronics stores offer a mounting service for a totally-worth-it extra fee. Just go on and pay for it.
Your New Charger
Power March Madness command central with this multiport device, which fits down into your sofa. Two USB and two three-prong power outlets mean you can three-screen your bracket on your laptop while trash-talking on your smartphone.
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Your New Diffuser
Most good-smell distributors look like the pods from Alien. This lightweight unit doesn’t glow or pulse (or hatch facehuggers, thankfully), and it operates on a charge, so you can move it with you, no cord needed.
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Your New Soundbar
You don’t need an armada of speakers for surround sound. This 26-inch bar has five amps and four midwoofers that bring crisp sound from multiple angles. Bonus: The Beam is voice enabled and plays nice with Alexa and Google Assistant.
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Your New Recliner
Overstuffed La-Z-Boys hog valuable floor space. Leave them in the ’80s where they belong and modernize with this recliner. With walnut legs and a comfortable three-point push-back reclining system, it’s as sleek as your new TV.
Your New Robot
Most cleanup bots lack one key thing: power. Behold the Neato’s “Max Mode,” which couples über-powerful suction with a HEPA filter. The D10 uses laser technology to map your home to more efficiently hoover up dust and dander.
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As Men's Health's Deputy Editor, Commerce, Christian Gollayan oversees all shopping content on menshealth.com. He relocated back to New York by way of Portland, where he was the Associate Managing Editor at TheManual.com. Christian's work has also been featured in InStyle, Food & Wine, the New York Post, and Tatler Asia.