The Best Designer Speakers of the Last 5 Years

Best Design Speakers

Whether you’re watching a movie, listening to your favorite jams, or playing video games, nothing does a worse disservice to the experience than when the sound quality is underwhelming. That’s why you should always have a quality sound system that will offer you the needed surround sound to take your home entertainment to the next level.

To give you an idea, we’ll be mentioning some of the best designer speakers to have come from the sound system market in the last five years. 

The first type of speakers we’ll consider is floor standing speakers. The best floor standing speakers will not only supercharge the sound quality in an instant but also come with a small footprint which makes them excellent space savers.

A good example is the KLIPSCH RP-8000F floor-standing speaker. This amazing sound system offers the perfect balance between refined and muscular sound quality thanks to a combination of two 8” copper-spun woofers and horn-loaded Hybrid Tractrix tweeter. 

You also get a more-than-average power rating and unrivaled 98-dB sensitivity with an authoritative bass performance from these high-fidelity speakers. Another brand that will do your home justice is SVS Prime Pinnacle. These sound monsters boast a terrific design to go with genuinely brilliant sound quality.

They can handle heavy hip-hop and dance music as impressively as they can handle soft folk music. The sound system features three woofers, one mid-range, and a tweeter and offers 88dB sensitivity. However, you must pair it with a good amp to get the most out of it. 

The next category of speakers that you can get is bookshelf speakers and one of the best in the business is the Mackie CR4. These stand at a height of 30cm and feature an all-black design blended with green accents. They have an ultra-wide frequency range of 80Hz to 20kHz and deliver a professional sound that would be suitable for both work and play.

The best part is that they come with a friendly price tag that you won’t be able to resist. If you care too much about the design of your speakers, the ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers will be a great pick for you.

Their simple but catchy all-black design will blend seamlessly in the room and feature a 6.5” woofers paired with 1” tweeters to handle whatever kind of sound you throw at them. 

Finally, the last type of speaker we will look at is in-wall speakers and one of the best models you can get is the Mica m-8S. This 2-way class speaker pairs a high excursion 8” poly woofer with a small 1” soft dome tweeter to give the balance you want in your sound system.

The other great option for you would be the Polk Audio RC65i, a remarkable 2-way speaker that delivers a nice depth of music with clear and crisp dialogue. You get a 6.5” woofer and a 0.75” tweeter that work to add more detail and balance to your sound quality. 

They are also easy to install and feature durable, moisture-resistant materials in their construction, allowing you to use them in the kitchen, bathroom, saunas, and other wet areas in your home. 



Best Sleeper Chairs for Small Spaces

sleeper chairs for small spaces

One of the challenges of living in a small space is that you can’t have people crushing at your house for the night. However, you create some extra sleeping space with a snug sleeper chair so that when one of your friends decides to pop-in unannounced, he can rest assured that he is sorted for the night. 

There are many sleeper sofas you can buy that have been designed to fit effortlessly in your small apartment. Most of these are under six feet long but can still be converted into a functional bed that any guest will be glad to spend their night on.

Some even come with storage space underneath that you can store sheets and pillows, which is quite convenient when space is an issue. Among the best sleeper sofas for small spaces in the market, today is the Hughes Twin Sleeper manufactured by Jaybird. 

This seat boasts a sleek contemporary design and comes with a twin-size mattress that will comfortably accommodate two guests. Its 66 by 37 by 33-inch frame will easily fit your small home and the 5-inch memory foam mattress ensures that your guests enjoy a good night’s sleep. 

extra sleeping space for chair

Just like any other item you may want to purchase; sleeper chairs also offer you the opportunity to spend as much or as little as you may want to, depending on the depth of your pockets. If you are more inclined to avoid the higher end of the price spectrum, Mainstays Memory Foam Futon chair provides a versatile option for less than $200.

Those who are a fan of mid-century modern designs will fall in love with Soma Sleeper Sofa. It has a charming and functional form with bold color options that will enhance the interior décor of your space. The sofa measures just 35.5 by 82 by 36 inches, allowing you to fit it inside your den or home office.

Nobody wants an ugly-looking couch in their living room, even if it is just there to provide extra sleeping space. And this is why you may want to consider the immaculately designed Eliot Twin Sleeper chair. 

Its small design is perfect for mobile homes and cramped up apartments, and the sofa comes with a comfortable twin-size memory foam mattress that will feel magical to sleep on.


Best 3D Printers for Kids + Review

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DeeGreen 3D Printer

DeeGreen is like most of the 3D printers in the market nowadays. It can only build small-sized objects. A 3D item with 6 by 6 by 6-inch dimension is the largest size it can print while its highest speed is 90 mm per second. Though its calibration features help in improving print quality, manual calibration settings aren’t available. Prior to the final printing, the print height is being checked by the printer in the auto-leveling process.

DeeGreen 3D printer is safe for children and compatible with PLA. The replacement cartridges come at lower prices if you get them from the company. Other manufacturers offered the same cartridges at a higher cost. It supports universal cartridges so printing materials from other sources are compatible with it. However, this printer can’t print multiple colors as it only has 1 print head.

DeeGreen 3D Printer

The degree is a fully covered 3D printer as it is enclosed with solid metal. It weighs about 50 pounds and it has three magnetic doors that help you to prevent from getting burned as heated parts are covered very well and the printing process is automatically paused whenever it gets exposed. Though there are times that quirky things happen to its doors, the design is totally nice. Together with this printer, a filament compartment is included separately. Thus, changing colors is done easily. The magnetic build plate is made out of glass so it can be easily be removed, which also means 3D designs can be removed conveniently.

In front of the printer is a touchscreen navigation system that will allow you to regulate printing without connecting your computer. The screen often freezes up but the longer we had printer turned on, the better its responses became. The default language is Czech but still, it can be switched to English easily if you want.

Working on your 3D files isn’t a problem with this printer as it can use an SD card or USB cable. The printer and its software support Windows and Mac.

A power cord, USB cable, maintenance tools, starter filament cartridge, and other accessories are all supplied. If you need help or support about using the printer, you can contact them via their email address and phone number on their website. You can also try their English manuals.

Afinia H480 – 3D Printer

Afinia H480 3D printer has a maximum printing size of 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches, thus it can only print small 3D designs and models. With the print speed of only 30 mm per second, even though you have to wait patiently for each print, this printer isn’t particular with quality. Its print layer heights, or resolution, ranges between 0.15 mm and 0.4 mm which is roughly the width of nice cardstock paper.

H480’s 3D printing materials include both 1.75 mm ABS and PLA filaments. Universal filament cartridges can also be used in Afinia but it also recommends the use of specially calibrated ones for better quality.  It has only one print head, which means multicolor printing isn’t available.

Afinia’s frame is solid polished steel with a brown-red finishing touch making it classy. The overall weight of this printer is only 11lbs so moving it around your house is just easy. Its length is about 10 inches, which means it will only take a little space on your desk.

One disadvantage to the design of Afinia H480 is the lack of a secured enclosure plate needs to heat up when printing using ABS and it gets extremely hot so you need to be extra careful to avoid getting easily burn anything that sneaks in. Read the manual to learn a few instructions on using the printer safely.

Afinia H480 3D printing materials include a power supply and a USB cable. It is not wireless yet so the USB port is the only way of communication to yours. However, the printer supports partial untethering. Upon starting your print, your printer should be connected to the printer so right after the print has begun, the print will continue even if you unplug your PC. Knives, tweezers, and pliers are also included in the box.

There’s only a one-year warranty on all parts. However, there’s no available forum or blog on the company’s website, only the telephone, and email. Read their FAQs, manuals, and tutorials for faster surfing.