Product Reviews

The best products we tested in April 2023: Paper shredders, Bose headphones and more

Content is created by CNN Underscored’s team of editors who work independently from the CNN newsroom. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more

CNN Underscored is constantly testing products — be those paper shredders, Bose headphones or electric scooters — to find the absolute best in each respective category. Our testing process is rigorous, starting out by spending hours of research to find the top products in each category. Once we create a testing pool of products, we test and retest each product multiple times in real-world settings over several weeks or even months.

This year, we’ve already tested thousands of products — from PS5 games to smartphone apps to bidet seats — to find the best products you need to make life better. Here are the winning products from April.

The best Bose headphones overall

Unbeatable noise cancellation and call quality in an ultra-modern design make the Bose 700 our pick for the best overall Bose headphones. They also boast a solid feature set, smart controls and detailed sound to enjoy music peacefully.

The best electric scooter overall

The Segway Ninebot Max strikes the best balance between power, range and compactness of any electric scooter we tested. It’s simple to learn and use, and the powerful motor and comfortable ride easily tackled every route.

The best Star Wars game since Knights of the Old Republic

After over 24 hours of gameplay, we think Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a great sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It offers addictive gameplay, engaging level design, and entertaining character dialog. Want to feel like a Jedi in combat while playing one of the best Star Wars games of all time? Get your hands on a copy now.

The best bidet seat overall

The Alpha JX bidet seat features an instantaneous and endless supply of warm water along with a fully adjustable stream, dryer, remote and heated seat, making it the best bidet on the market, especially for the price.

The best smart scale overall

The Wyze Scale’s accuracy, easy-to-read display and simple but useful app — not to mention its sleek design — make it your best option when searching for a smart scale.

The best tax software overall

Throughout the entire process, TurboTax is the easiest to use, helping you figure out which forms you need in a customer-friendly way and offering live customer support whenever you need it (although it might cost you).

The best sunscreen overall

The Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Sunscreen Spray scored miles above every other sunscreen we tested. An SPF 30, broad-spectrum, chemical formulation, this spray sunscreen applied super-light, rubbed into the skin right away and smelled deliciously of coconut.

The best paper shredder overall

This Aurora Micro-Cut Shredder strikes an ideal balance between high performance and maximum security document shredding. It provides equally impressive security and productivity capabilities thanks to its P-5 micro-cut blades and 60-minute continuous runtime.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailers’ listed price at the time of publication.

Thanks for signing up! Your welcome email is on its way.

Receive product recommendations, reviews & deals several times a week.

By signing up, you agree to our privacy policy

The best Star Wars game since Knights of the Old Republic


Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button