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Best all-in-one choices.

Cell phones

Models that can take a beating.

Cordless drills

You can get very good performance for $100.
More Tests: Printer ink, GPS, Household cleanup, and
Carbon monoxide & smoke alarms


Consumer Reports November 2009 provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or Web site, and the magazine's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting. To become a subscriber, consumers can call 1-800-234-1645. Updated information and reports from the magazine can be accessed online at www.ConsumerReports.org.