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Consumer Reports Magazine

January 2013
January 2013

Cover Story

Choosing the Right Phone and Plan for You
Whether you're buying for a family or shopping for yourself, we can guide you to the right ones


Do you need an accident-protection plan for your tablet?
Eighteen percent of tablet owners we surveyed bought a service contract or extended warranty


Sylvania Silvestar halogen headlight bulbs
Higher-priced lights shine more brightly but not farther

Up Front

Sparkling wines that shine don't have to cost a lot
Celebrate the holidays with one of our recommended sparklers

CR Health

5 things I learned from my patients
Listening to their stories has sometimes improved my health

CR Money

Don’t get taken guarding your ID
Do-it-yourself safeguards are just as effective as paid services


Biggest consumer complaints to the CPSC
Appliances accounted for 2,029 complaints in the database

Selling It
A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas

The January 2013 issue of Consumer Reports provides the latest ratings and reviews plus rigorous reporting on issues that impact consumers. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million paying members.
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