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A Blast From the Past: Uncovering the Forgotten World of Fisher-Price

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Play. Laugh. Grow.

That’s the underlying theme and one of the many slogans for the Fisher-Price company, who has spent just short of 90 years allowing kids to do just that. With a wide variety of toys for kids at multiple stages of development, Fisher-Price is often the go-to brand for parents and teachers.

But what makes them so great? Where did they come from? What sparked their level of quality and craftsmanship? What toy should Santa bring your child this coming Christmas?

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, it’s important to take a look back at the past. See their roots, understand their journey, and uncover the hidden gems in their toy history.

There are so many fun things to remember about vintage Fisher-Price toys, some of which you may have never known in the first place. Which is why taking part in this journey can feel so satisfying to those who are young and young at heart.

Come uncover the world of Fisher-Price with us. We promise it’ll bring a smile to your face and a pang of nostalgia to your heart.

Fisher-Price Founding Fathers

Like most mainstream corporations, Fisher-Price started out as just an idea. Herm Fisher was sick of the toys that were out on the market and wanted to create something that was more kid-friendly. Something that was inspiring, creative, and new, not just something to pass the time away.

So in 1930, he teamed up with Irving Price and Helen Schelle to ultimately form the Fisher-Price brand. Their goal was to bring happiness to children and parents alike, without making them confined in their play space.

Which, thankfully for them and us, paid off. Millions of their products have been sold nationwide and continue to entertain and enlighten children every day.

Slogans Through the Ages

Just like the company itself, and the children it creates for, the brand’s motto has gone through a lot of growth and change. Thus far, Fisher-Price has gone through four different slogans, each with their own unique meaning.

Lasting over 60 years, the first ever slogan for Fisher-Price was, “Fisher-Price Knows.” As you may have guessed, this phrase was designed to assure parents that Fisher-Price not only knows about toys but also about children. They understand what children need to succeed and will work to create products that satisfy those needs.

first ever slogan of fisher price depicting its history

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Near the turn of the century, Fisher-Price decided to stray away from the knowledge area and reinforce their themes of creativity with the phrase, “Oh, the Possibilities.” These toys are not just hunks of plastic used to keep your kids out of trouble, they are vessels for your children’s imagination. There are countless possibilities out there for your kids to explore when they play with one of these toys.

Unfortunately, that name was not a ringer and only lasted for six years. In 2003, they cranked out a new motto that read, “Play. Laugh. Grow.” These three simple words exemplified everything Fisher-Price attempts to do; they create toys that are fun and easy to play with, the potential for creativity allows children to laugh and enjoy their playtime, and through continued use of the toys, children can grow into more intelligent, creative beings.

That was no match, however, for the year 2012 when the phrase, “The Best Possible Start,” took center stage. Fisher-Price offers a ton of toy options for children just begin to comprehend the world around them. They can offer some of the best ways to start a child’s look into life and will be there through every step of the way.

Test Your Knowledge!

So you think you know Fisher-Price, huh? You’ve put together a bit of its history and now you think you’re hot stuff. Well, let’s put that knowledge to the test with a lightning round of questions!

Each year, Fisher-Price creates approximately 2,000-2,500 new toy concepts. How many of those concepts are actually chosen to be made into toys?  

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What percentage of American families are familiar with the Fisher-Price name?   

a mind game with pencil on the side

What was the first toy that Fisher-Price ever sold? 

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Pull toys are put through a rigorous amount of testing before being released to the public. How many hours does a pull toy roll on a Fisher-Price conveyor belt before it has been approved?

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Got all your answers in? Alright! Then let’s see how you did.

Even though they are able to come up with thousands of ideas every year, not all those potential toys make it to market. Actually, only about 10% (roughly 200) of them ever make it to the toy shelves.

After surveying a wide selection of American families, just how many of them knew who Fisher-Price were? All of them. That’s right, 100% of America families were familiar with the Fisher-Price toy company.

The first toy ever sold by Fisher-Price was a pull toy called Dr. Doodle. This was released back in 1931 and sold for around $3. If you tried to buy one of these now, you would probably have to fork over nearly $1,000.

Fisher-Price wants to ensure that their toys can stand up to even the most active child imaginable. This is why they test their pull toy for 24 hours on a conveyor belt before being shipped out to the public.

How Did They Do It?

little girl enjoys playing with the spacious fisher price dollhouse

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All the success Fisher-Price has had has lead to a number of other children’s toy companies to form to try to recreate the same booming success. But few have even come close to comparing to this toy-loving beast. Why is that?

What does Fisher-Price do so differently that has allowed every single family in America to know and cherish its name?

The answer is both simple and incredibly complex: they have the heart, passion, and drive to support and encourage children as they grow.

No matter if you purchase a three-wheeler, a set of rings, or a classic pull toy if it has the Fisher-Price logo on it, you can be sure that it will last through numerous hours of play with ease. Unlike many other toy brands on the market, Fisher-Price never compromises the quality of their products.

They understand that kids can get rough. Your toddler may not understand how to avoid dropping their toys just yet, and the last thing you want is for them to hurt themselves on a broken edge of a toy. With Fisher-Price, those worries go out the window.

Plus, they know kids need the chance to learn and explore the world for themselves. Their toys are designed to give them the basic tools to imagine, think, and discover.

Fisher-Price is a huge softy when it comes to kids. They are a business that strives to earn a profit, but at the end of the day, all they really want to do is make children smile. That level of pure intentions is what has allowed them to see success after success.

An Assortment of Advertisements

1972

2017

Throughout the years, Fisher-Price has had countless commercials air on television. If no one knows about their products, how will they buy them, right? But something about these commercials has remained consistent throughout the years, and its the way the children play.

If you look closely at both of these advertisements, one from 1972 and the other from 2017, you will see that they both feature children. There is no big gimmick or toy sitting on a table to look pretty; there are only toys in the hands of the children who play with them.

This emphasis on play instead of look reminds the viewer what the toys are really designed for. You can watch children run and smile with something that they can create with, rather than simply stare at a packaged object with bright lights behind it.

This sales tactic has been proven to work for Fisher-Price again and again, which is why, no matter the year, they continue to come out with children-first commercials rather than product-first.

Vintage Finds For Every Child

There is nothing quite like a stroll down memory lane. We love taking a look back at our childhood, and even things well before our childhood years. Which is why checking out these vintage Fisher-Price toys is such a pleasure.

Seeing the original designs and trying to imagine yourself, or your children, playing with them now is both fun and heartwarming. So let’s just back in time and have a look at some of the most treasured pieces of Fisher-Price history.

Dumping a Load Off

Fill ‘er up! The Dump Truckers, a classic 1960s toy by Fisher-Price, allowed children to fill up small plastic trucks with small balls, or unload those balls back into the site.

At the same time, children could learn about different colors and shapes as the blue, yellow, and red dump truckers stations had corresponding trucks that would only fit into their respective square, circle, or pentagon homes.

If you were in the market to get one of these Dup Truckers units, it would probably cost you somewhere around $50.

One Year Only!

Who wouldn’t want to smash a plush toy into a tiny piece of plastic cheese? Smooshees were soft, malleable toys that each came with their own unique home. Kids could work to shove the entire toy inside its plastic home without causing damage to either the plush toy or the plastic receptacle.

What was crazy about these toys is how memorable they are to people, even though they were only for sale between 1988 and 1989. With tons of different shapes and styles, from a girl, to a mouse, to a turtle, to a pony, people all across America loved this rather random toy series.

Today, you can find Smooshees online at a fairly reasonable price. For one in a box in good condition, you will probably spend about $25.

Little People on a Big Boat

The Little People toy series saw incredible success for the Fisher-Price company, which meant that they ended up creating a ton of different unit for the series. One unique piece was the Little People PLay Family Houseboat that launched in 1972.

This boat was large enough to fit a whole bunch of Little People and their accessories while also being small enough for a child to pick up and carry around. It included a small lifeboat, five different Little People figures, and a flag on top.

Due to its design and rarity, you’d probably have to shell out around $140 in order to get your hands on this boat today. But, it would totally be worth it.

Ride-On Anywhere

Why just push your toys around when your toys could push you? The Fisher-Price 980 Atv Explorer 6 Wheel Kids Ride On came out in 1971 and was so popular, versions of this same unit are being sold today.

The design of this unit was made to look like an exploration truck with six wheels, two Little People commanding the inside, and a steering wheel on top. You could sit on top of the unit and use your leg muscles to scoot around your home.

It ultimately was made to help build up stronger leg muscles in children while also increasing their hand-eye coordination. Truthfully, it often just meant a lot of mothers got their shins run into.

To get an original unit of the 980 Atv Explorer 6 Wheel Kids Ride On, you will have to head over to eBay, where it will likely cost you around $250.

Let’s Go to the Circus!

Why spend all that time and money going out to the circus when you could bring it right to your home? Introducing the Fisher-Price Circus, which dates all the way back to 1962.

This unit came with over 30 different pieces that could easily be stored inside the circus carriage. You could replicate a ton of different circus tricks both safely and securely in your own home. Plus, storage carriage was on wheels and could be moved about the space to simulate the traveling aspect of many circuses.

While the toy itself may have been affordable back in the day, if you are looking to purchase it now, you can expect to spend about $100.

Hello! Hello? Hello…

fisher price phone toy every child loves

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After making a guest appearance in Toy Story 3, the Chatter Telephone reinvented itself in modern media. While there are a number of newer models available out on the market for children to enjoy, the original Chatter Telephone came out in 1962.

The phone itself offered a rotary dialing pad, a receiver, and an adorable face with eyes that moved. There was also a string attached to the phone so children could pull the toy with them wherever they went.

Since newer models are constantly being created, you may have to search a bit in order to get an original toy online. That being said, many of them can be found for around $10-$20 online.

Cha-Ching!

Kids love being able to recreate the adult things they see in life. One of the most popular things to recreate is going to the store. With the 1974 Fisher-Price cash register, children could pretend to be shop owners and charge their siblings, or their parents, for the goods in their store.

There was actually an earlier version of this model that had a metal bell attached to it but was revamped to be completely plastic for safety reasons. This model has served as the basis for countless reiterations of the cash register that is still sold in stores today.

To get this 1974 version with all the coins inside, you will be looking to spend somewhere around $40.

Play. Dance. Sing.

vintage fisher price record player toy

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Music is what keeps us all connected and fulfilled in life. It is a precious joy that can be understood no matter what age you are. Children especially love to dance around and sing their heart out to their favorite songs.

This is why, back in 1971, Fisher-Price released a record player for young children to enjoy. The record player included five different double-sided miniature records that actually worked and played 10 different songs. These were children’s songs and nursery rhymes, not popular music, but still gave children the chance to dance around to familiar tunes.

The success of this toy, paired with this generation’s continued love for nostalgia, is actually what encouraged Fisher-Price to released an new version of this unit in 2010. It sold well and enlightened children on a bit of the history of both music and technology.

Depending on which unit you are looking to buy, as they were sold for over 12 years, from 1971-1983, you can end up spending somewhere between $20-$60 to get the whole unit. Be careful though, as you should receive five records with each player. Many units these days are missing a record or two.

Did You Know?

Have you ever heard of the Play Laboratory? This is a highly regarded area of the Fisher-Price toy factory where the highest officials work to determine which toys end up out on the market. Do you know who those officials are? Kids.

Starting back in 1961, Fisher-Price decided to see just how playable their products were by inviting kids into the Play Laboratory to become official toy testers. Since then, more than 50,000 children have been able to earn that title and have helped create and improve hundreds of toys for children across the nation and beyond.

Looking Forward to the Present

So what’s changed? Is Fisher-Price still able to create the types of toys that kids back in the 1940s would have loved? In some ways, yes.

They have remained a reliable brand throughout the years, always managing to put quality above all else. The toys are approved by children and make sure to always encourage growth and creativity.

But we both know that what was made in the 1950s looks nothing like the toys made in 2019. Something has to have changed.

You’re right: things have changed. The colors are brighter, the materials are safer, the edges are smoother, and the technology has advanced beyond Herm Fisher’s wildest dreams. But this is only because of the advancements our society has invented.

Just like children, adults learn, invent, and grow their products into safer, newer, and more advanced models every year. Fisher-Price is no different. Their biggest change throughout the years is that they are now better than they ever were.

They keep up with technology, understand the future of toys, and act to keep on top year after year. Their intentions have always been the same, their toys are just shinier and safer than ever before.

Never Forget

Fisher-Price has come a long way throughout the years. This incredibly successful company has continued to produce reliable toys that children can grow with, now more than ever.

But it is important to always remember where your roots are founded. Taking a look back at all the fun memories vintage Fisher-Price toys can bring is both nostalgic and exhilarating. To see that growth from where they were to where they are now is astounding and something they should truly be proud of.

vintage fisher price aladin and jasmine toys

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Once we grow up, it can often be easy to forget all our childish toys from the past. Don’t forget them. These toys helped to encourage you while you grew, and may have even sparked some sort of creative intention in you that you still carry to this day.

Hold on to the memories of the past, look forward to the future, and help bring joy to your children in the present with the loveable brand, Fisher-Price.

Best Nitro RC Cars We Should Check Out

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Who doesn't love going fast? Gas powered nitro RC cars are a lot of fun. They're powerful. They're fast. But there are a lot of options out there! Determining which nitro RC car is right for you can be quite a task.

While you've probably seen electric-powered radio-controlled cars in the toy aisle, you can find some serious hardware where RC cars are concerned. Nitro RC cars pack some awesome power. Regarding speed, customization, and durability, you won't find better than a gas-powered RC vehicle.

Electric RC cars are easier to maintain, less messy, and easily more convenient than nitro RC cars. However, they're also boring by comparison.

What Is a Nitro RC Car?

Nitro RC cars use glow engines powered by a methanol-based fuel containing nitromethane. This is where they get their name. While electric RC cars are simple to set up, these vehicles require an investment of more time, effort, and money.

They're meant to be taken seriously, as they are more difficult to control than their electric counterparts. It's also a bad idea to allow children to play with them, as they use poisonous and flammable fuel. Also, crashing at the speeds at which these cars are capable can destroy them.

Compared to removing an electric RC vehicle from the box, inserting the battery, and driving, setup of a nitro RC car can be a real pain. You need to make sure it has fresh batteries for the servos and receiver, check the air filter, make sure the tires aren't flat, and ensure that it's properly fueled. You have to do a lot more maintenance.

Plus, the fumes from the fuel as well as the noise make them better suited to outdoor use than electric RC cars. You'll also need to remember that they are noisier cars so you will need to be careful not to wake your neighbors late at night and early in the morning.

What You Should Know About Buying Nitro RC Cars

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Your new car will generally include the car itself, a transmitter, a glow plug, and miscellaneous parts. But you're going to need a lot more than just a nitro RC car to get started. You'll need a nitro starter kit which contains basic tools and things you will need to have for the car. Of course, you will need nitromethane fuel for obvious reasons. You'll need after-run oil to keep the engine lubricated as well as spare glow plugs in case the one you have burns out. As we mentioned, ownership of a nitro RC car involves a lot of maintenance.

You'll also want to "break in" the engine. Run your new car slowly for a few tanks of gas. Let it idle for the first tank. For the second tank, drive it on a flat surface at about 25 percent throttle, pumping every few seconds. For your third tank, do the same thing but at half speed. Once you have hit your fourth tank of gas, you're ready to run your nitro RC car at about 75 percent throttle. Your fifth tank and onward allows you to begin to push your car, though you still don't want to go at full speed for more than a few seconds at a time. If you don't break in your car, you could damage the engine.

After you're done, you should always remove and burn off extra fuel. Nitro contains alcohol, which attracts water and can rust the engine. While having fun is important, it's even more crucial to remember your after-run maintenance.

So, what are the best nitro RC cars?

COMPARISON TABLE

Losi K&N DBXL: 1/5 4wd Buggy RTR, LOS05010
  • Unstoppable 1/5 scale RC Desert Buggy with 4mm aluminum chassis, full 4WD capabilities, and genuine K&N air filter
  • Pull start 23CC gasoline engine with 740CC gas tank (fuel sold separately)
  • Integrated adjustable servo saver, dual disk brakes, sealed differentials

The Losi K&N DBXL 1:5 4WD RC Gas Buggy goes where you go -- and for close to $1,000 it had better! This nitro RC car's four-wheel-drive drivetrain, roll cage, and durable body help it drive in the harshest of conditions. Hills and mountains? No problem! Desert? This thing has it covered. Wartime conditions? Probably not, but this is one of those rare nitro RC cars that will handle almost anything you throw at it with ease.

A single tank of gas will bring you more than 40 minutes of action. While its many plastic parts will break in a bad crash, you can easily swap them out for aluminum or carbon fiber replacements. This costly yet satisfying beast accelerates like a champ, brakes fast enough to avert disaster, and looks great doing its thing.

If you're looking to have a great time with a machine that will handle almost anything you throw at it, this nitro RC car will make you happy. 


Traxxas Jato 3.3: 1/10 Scale Nitro-Powered 2WD Stadium Truck with TQi...
  • TRX 3.3 extreme engine powers Jato to 60mph in 4.2 seconds and 65mph top speed
  • TQi 2.4GHz Transmitter with Traxxas Link wireless module, factory installed telemetry sensors, and TSM stability control
  • Resonator blue-anodized aluminum tuned pipe and front & rear sway bars for increased stability

The Traxxas Jato can reach 60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds. Your tank will empty in five to seven minutes, but they'll be a fun five to seven minutes. Also, you'll be "behind the wheel" faster than you will with many other nitro RC cars because the Jato is RTR (ready to run). You only need batteries and fuel to get this thing on the road.

Pre-installed telemetry sensors help with engine tuning and provide real-time feedback about engine temperature, voltage, speed, RPM, and more. If you are new to nitro RC cars, the push-button EZ-Start system takes a lot of the hassle out of getting your car running.

The Jato excels at on-road driving and can handle off-road as well. However, many other cars will perform much better when driving off the beaten path, especially given its limited durability. 


Kyosho 1:10-Scale FW-06 Red Audi R8 Nitro RC Car Ready Set
  • Fully-assembled chassis is powered by the GXR15 engine, shaft-driven 4WD and 2-speed transmission
  • Proven design based on a World Championship winner, featuring rugged construction and numerous setting options.
  • Factory painted, trimmed and mounted body means you're burning fuel in a short period of time. Very little prep needed.

The Kyosho 33201B FW-06 Audi R8 Nitro RC is a thing of beauty. This radio controlled vehicle is built for on-road driving, and it does that very well. If you prefer rougher roads or harsh terrains, you should definitely consider other options. But if you want a nitro RC car that is sleek, stylish, and fun, this is the car for you.

This car comes fully assembled. Its quick-refill fuel tank cap allows you to refuel on the fly. This car won't stop until you want it to (or until you run out of fuel). If you're the sort of person who enjoys blazing around a track, this car is exactly what you're looking for. 


Traxxas 44096-3 1/10 Nitro Rustler 2WD with TSM Vehicle
  • FEATURES: Traxxas Stability Management (TSM): Superior tuning algorithms run on high-speed electronic components to...
  • INCLUDES: Assembled Nitro Rustler with TRX-2.5 racing engine and glow plug, TSM, EZ-Start electric starter, painted body...
  • REQUIRES: AA Batteries: 8 (4 for transmitter and 4 for receiver) Fuel: Car fuel with 10-15% nitro methane content Misc....

The Traxxas Nitro Rustler is spectacular for off-road driving. Not only is it built to handle all kinds of terrains, but it has a top speed of up to 50 miles per hour. This nitro RC vehicle features EZ-Start, which removes a lot of hassle from the sometimes arduous process of starting a nitro RC car.

A major bonus to owning this vehicle is that numerous replacement parts and upgrades are available, making it easy not only to repair but to customize. This RC vehicle has been around in various iterations for over 20 years, and with good reason. It's proven over time to be a great option for beginners and veterans alike.


Redcat Racing Avalanche XTR Monster Truck Nitro with 2.4GHz Radio (1/8...
  • This is a NITRO vehicle that requires nitro fuel, glow plug ignitor (recommended 80142a), Qty 12 - AA batteries and...
  • 4.57cc (.28) Nitro Engine with Pull Start
  • 4 Wheel Drive with Single Speed Transmission without reverse

The Redcat Racing Avalanche XTR Monster Truck is perfectly suited for rugged, rocky, and otherwise tough terrain. This vehicle features huge tires, strong shocks, and solid construction that will handle anything you throw at it.

This four-wheel-drive vehicle comes ready to run and, thanks to its composite dual disc brake system, will stop on a dime if you need it to. Its huge engine delivers all the power you would need. However, if you want a fast vehicle, the low speed of the Avalanche will leave you wanting. It's also not well-suited to terrains that aren't rough and rocky.


Redcat Racing Monsoon XTR Nitro Truggy, Red/Yellow, 1/8 Scale
  • This is a NITRO vehicle that requires nitro fuel, glow plug ignitor (recommended 80142a), Qty 12 - AA batteries and...
  • 4.57cc (.28) Nitro Engine with Pull Start
  • 4 Wheel Drive with Single Speed Transmission without reverse

The Redcat Monsoon XTR Nitro Truggy is, as the name suggests, a combination of a truck and buggy. The Monsoon is suited for nearly any terrain. Its top speed is not the most impressive at just over 40 miles per hour. This vehicle will handle rough terrain nearly perfectly. Since it comes fully assembled, you just need to gas it up and throw in some batteries to get moving. If you're looking for a nitro RC car that is a beast both on and off the track, the Monsoon is an excellent option for you.


Redcat Racing Lighting On-Road Car with VX 16 Taiwan Pull Start...
  • Aluminum Capped oil filled shocks and adjustable independent suspension
  • Composite disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power and a 2.4GHz radio system ensures control
  • Mounted on the Lightning str’s Lightweight aluminum chassis is a Vertex vx-16 Nitro engine with lightweight Heat sink,...

The Redcat Lightning STR Nitro is absolutely beautiful -- and it runs beautifully as well. The car comes fully assembled, so all you'll need to get started is nitro fuel, batteries, and a glow plug.

This car is relatively fast, clocking in at 45 miles per hour. It's also durable, which helps when you inevitably crash it (hey, it happens). This vehicle features a lightweight aluminum chassis, which enhances performance. It also has oil-filled shocks to enhance handling, as well as aluminum-capped disk brakes.

Naturally, this car won't handle off-road situations very well, but if you need something that will provide superb performance on-road, the Lightning is a relatively cheap option for you.

Which of These Nitro RC Cars Is the Best?

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A nitro RC car is a huge investment, even on the lower end. It's important to examine the specs of your potential purchases and consider where you will be driving. If you're going off-road, you'll be happy with the Redcat Avalanche. The Kyosho Audi R8 is amazing for smoother surfaces. If you're on a budget and don't plan to go off-road, the Lightning is something to consider.

But let's face it -- you're making a major purchase anyway, so you probably want a vehicle that can handle most situations. Since you're buying a big-ticket item, there's no harm in saving for a quality machine. That's where the Gas Buggy comes in. Sure, it will cost you a hefty chunk of change, but there's little chance you will be unhappy with your purchase. Its efficiency, power, maneuverability, and looks are all top-notch. If you're going to make a large purchase like this, why not splurge?

Losi K&N DBXL: 1/5 4wd Buggy RTR, LOS05010
  • Unstoppable 1/5 scale RC Desert Buggy with 4mm aluminum chassis, full 4WD capabilities, and genuine K&N air filter
  • Pull start 23CC gasoline engine with 740CC gas tank (fuel sold separately)
  • Integrated adjustable servo saver, dual disk brakes, sealed differentials

We selected the Losi K&N DBXL 1:5 4WD RC Gas Buggy as the best based on an analysis of its technical specifications, reviews of footage, as well as customer reviews.

While other nitro RC vehicles excel in some areas more than the Gas Buggy, this is the best all-around car we have seen.

What Are You Waiting For?

Nitro RC cars are a lot of fun. If you're prepared for the maintenance and responsibility of ownership, you're sure to have a blast with your new radio-controlled vehicle. No matter what is your ultimate decision, you will want to examine the pros and cons of each vehicle carefully. You'll want to consider where you will be driving your RC vehicle and make the decision that is right for you.

The most important thing, though, is that you have fun.

All You Need to Know about Hatchimals

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Hatchimals, the adorable, cuddly monsters that are supposed to hatch from their eggs. Turning your child into a parent of a cute monster that goes through all stages of life. With loving caressing and gentle pats, the Hatchimal is supposed to break out of its egg. After the cute creature breaks free, you raise it through its simulated life cycles. This experience makes a Hatchimal indeed a fantastical pet for any child. Spin Master set the bar high for all other toys with their unique hatching Hatchimals.

Unfortunately, they didn't live up to their hype at first, and the company was forced to re-brand the entire line.

Hatchimals: Everything You Need To Know

These fuzzy little creatures, which resemble adorable colorful penguins, come in a variety of styles. They can also come with horns and an antennae, and they go through five different stages of life. The stages of the Hatchimals life are Egg, Hatching, Baby, Toddler, and Kid. 

There is no adult stage, so the Hatchimal will stay young forever. You'll have to play with it and teach it, following the color indications of their eyes.

The way these creatures look and behave is very controversial. A lot of young adults believe that the Hatchimal closely resembles a toy of 1998, the Furby. The similarities are uncanny, and the only main difference is the hatching process the Hatchimal goes through in the beginning. The newer Furbys require an app to work, but Hatchimals never did.

The website for the Hatchimals claims that the hatching process only takes 10-40 minutes. According to the toy’s website,"you have to rub, touch, and tap the egg to coax the creature from its safe, warm shell into a world of unexplainable anxiety. When it’s ready, you’ll see 'rainbow eyes.'" Sadly, it didn't work out that way for many of the toys.

The Promise Of Hatchimals

The toy surprised the world at the promise these little guys held. The claim that a toy can break out of its egg to greet children was new and exciting. They were in such high demand that they sold out the second they hit the shelves. Christmas of 2016 came with the demand for Hatchimals across the US.

The demand grossly outnumbered the supply, and it didn't help that Spin Master went above and beyond with advertising. Releasing a large number of videos on YouTube of children unboxing Hatchimals alongside their commercials on TV. The cute toy would make adorable sounds as it tapped its way out of the egg, exciting children as it penetrated the egg in their hands in little to no time at all after activating.

Hatchimals Surprise - Giraven - Hatching Egg with Surprise Twin...
  • TWIN HATCHIMALS: For the first time ever, each egg has 2 Hatchimals inside! Experience their magical hatch, then raise...
  • INTERACTIVE SURPRISES: These adorable twins have their own unique personalities & talents! As soon as they come out of...
  • RECORD & REPEAT MESSAGES: Once your twins reach the toddler stage, Twin B can record & repeat what you say! Lift Twin B...


Hasbro Furby Connect Friend, Orange
  • Explore the Furby Connect World app and discover surprises together
  • The Furby Connect friend gets updates with the app and learns new phrases
  • This Furby friend expresses with more than 150 colorful eye animations

SpinMaster Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 1 2-Pack + Nest
  • Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 1 2-Pack + Nest


Hatchimals Glittering Garden - Hatching Egg and Interactive Sparkly...
  • Hatchimals live inside of eggs. Who's inside? It's a surprise! Hold them to hear their heartbeats, flip them for fun,...
  • When you see rainbow eyes from inside the egg, your Hatchimal is ready to hatch! They need your help — encourage it...
  • Out of egg, it's time to raise your glittery Hatchimal through 3 stages. Teach your cute Hatchimal to walk, talk, dance,...

Hatchimals Mystery - Hatch 1 of 4 Fluffy Interactive Mystery...
  • New mystery hatch: for the first time ever, you have no idea who's inside You could hatch a supper fluffy bunwee,...
  • Super fluffy fur: for the first time ever, These adorable Hatchimals have super fluffy patterned fur They even have...
  • They learn your name: teach your Hatchimals mystery how to say your name Once they know your name, they'll use it in...
Hatchimals Surprise - Peacat - Hatching Egg with Surprise Twin...
  • TWIN HATCHIMALS: For the first time ever, each egg has 2 Hatchimals inside! Experience their magical hatch, then raise...
  • INTERACTIVE SURPRISES: These adorable twins have their own unique personalities & talents! As soon as they come out of...
  • RECORD & REPEAT MESSAGES: Once your twins reach the toddler stage, Twin B can record & repeat what you say! Lift Twin B...

Sold Out Before Christmas

Hatchimals were officially launched on the 7th of October in 2016 for the holiday season. Not surprisingly, they sold out less than a month after their release. This incident was devastating to many families with children that were looking forward to the toy for Christmas.

Desperate families looked to eBay for the toy, stumbling upon the disgusting price range of hundreds of dollars for something that was so cheap.

This lack of product, however, was only the beginning of the problem.

What Went Wrong?

Not only did Hatchimals sell out right before the big day, but they didn't hatch on Christmas morning. Many parents complained that the toy took hours to hatch, or didn't even hatch at all. Many that did hatch, malfunctioned, after breaking through the shell, and parents were furious.

There are hundreds of claims that Spin Master's customer service was terrible. As a consequence, hundreds of families were left with broken toys, and they were unable to obtain refunds. The company eventually extended its hours to take calls, and even released tips on how to help it hatch. Even with extended hours, people were still on hold because of all the problems.

How The Defects Affected Hatchimals

For many, Hatchimals turned quite a few off of the brand. The company received some severe backlash, and even a lawsuit, with a 25-page file with claims of waiting days for a toy that never worked.

However, the sale boom for Hatchimals ended up doing more good than bad for the company.

Hatchimals' Attempt At A Comeback

All of these problems did not stop the company from selling them again. In 2017, the toy was a huge hit despite the previous year's fails. The company even has new versions of the Hatchimals, most recently twins that have two toys in one egg. 

The twin Hatchimals work by pushing through the top of the egg, instead of pecking around the outside. They are supposed to be able to speak to each other and play with each other, and they come in more colors and styles, like little lions and tiger striped dragons.

Spin Master has the original Hatchimals back with minimal hiccups. They now come in a shimmery and sparkling coat along with the favorite originals. Ones with horns and antennas are unique exclusives to specific stores, along with online exclusives.

Another new favorite is the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles series, now releasing their second season. These tiny Hatchimals can come individually, or in an egg carton of a dozen. These little guys don't hatch their way out; they don't have any independent movement at all. Instead, they are dependent on you to break the egg. The company also has little environments for them that come in the shape of an egg. The egg environment expands into a play place for your CollEGGtibles.

Many people think the Hatchimal CollEGGtibles resemble Littlest Pet Shop toys too closely. The big difference between them is that the CollEGGtibles come in eggs, so what you get is a bit of a surprise.

Our Verdict

Even though Hatchimals had a rough start, it seems as if the company has redeemed the brand. People are thoroughly enjoying the products that Spin Masters is releasing in its Hatchimals line. They have fixed the technical problems with the original toy, and have found other ways to excite children. Even with Hatchimals tough ten weeks, they're still a favorite among children.

Therefore, Hatchimals have genuinely held up to their hype from 2016, even if it took the company a year and a half to get there.

Best Fast RC Cars : Top 10 Picks

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Whether you’re into remote control vehicles just for fun, or you like to participate on a competitive level, fast RC cars are one of the most pleasing investments you can make. From kicking up dust with off-road remote control vehicles like monster trucks and jeeps to taking to the sea or sky with an RC like a submarine or helicopter, RCs are a great way to have fun.

Driving a remote control vehicle is a pastime countless Americans enjoy. Today, fast RC cars have become more affordable than ever, so you don’t need to be a professional RC racer with official sponsors to own one. From buggies and drift cars to formula one and famous muscle car replicas. Some fast RC cars can now exceed speeds of actual full-size gasoline-powered vehicles.

All About Fast RC Cars

Interested in learning more about fast RC cars? We’ve put together a few of the most commonly asked questions concerning fast RC cars today.

How fast are we talking?

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The highest quality fast RC cars produced today can travel at speeds upwards of 200 mph. That said, ordinary fast RC cars go between 20 to 60 mph.

What are some of the leading brands that produce fast RC cars?

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Several well-known manufacturers produce fast RC cars. Traxxas, HPI Racing, and Redcat Racing are just a few of the most popular brands.

Where can I purchase a fast RC car?

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Fast RC cars are available for purchase at some local retailers, including KMart and Walmart. However, much more affordable deals can be found online at major retailers such as Amazon, eBay, and HobbyTron.

Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Fast RC Car

Before you put that fast RC car in your shopping cart and pull out the trusty credit card, first, take a minute to consider a few things before making your purchase.

Durability

Top speed

Charge time/playtime

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The Top Fast RC Cars of 2019

Now that we’ve covered all the essential information needed to help you make a well-informed purchasing decision, here are the top fast RC cars of 2019!

Traxxas XO-1 1/7 Scale AWD Supercar with TQi 2.4GHz Radio & TSM, Black
  • 25.2V extreme ESC and the largest brushless motor ever offered thrust XO-1 to 60 in 2.3 seconds and over 100mph with...
  • Includes telemetry sensors, TQi 2.4GHz Radio with Wireless Module, and TSM Stability Management to harness the power...
  • Shaft-driven all wheel drive with reinforced steel-gear differentials, shock-absorbing Cush Drive, and steel splined...

If you are looking for the best of best, the Traxxas XO-1 is it. The fastest 2.4GHz RC car ever created by Traxxas, it is capable of reaching 60 mph in under 2.5 seconds. A 25.2V extreme ESC brushless motor, the largest of its kind, propels this puppy to top speeds of over 120 mph. Traction Stability Management, AWD with steel-gear differentials, high-end shocks, and steel driveshafts, and an aerodynamic body help this one-of-a-kind beast to dominate the road.


Super GT RC Sport Racing Drift Car, 1/16 Remote Control Car for Adults...
  • —— This drift car is drive by 2.4G remote control, you can drift with multiple cars and performs U-shaped drift,...
  • —— High-quality PC material car shell, like a real car, excellent flexibility, to prevent the impact of rupture.
  • —— Comes with 4 of SPEED tires and 4 DRIFT dedicated tires, you can just enjoy drifting with these tires.

Something between a hobbyist RC car and a great RC car for kids, the Super GT is one of the best fast RC cars for beginners. This 2.4GHz remote control car is perfect for learning to drift, perform powerslides, figure 8s and quick u-turns. The battery only takes 90 minutes to charge fully, and playtime lasts for about 15 minutes. Also, two sets of tires come with this car, one set for racing and one set for drifting.


Traxxas 1/10 4WD Ford GT Vehicle with TQ 2.4GHz Radio System, Liquid...
  • Officially licensed Ford GT scale replica body with 4WD 4-Tec 2.0 chassis
  • Requires an 8.4V NiMH or 2-cell LiPo battery and charger (sold separately)
  • Waterproof XL-5 ESC with Titan 12-turn motor and watertight receiver box for all weather fun

This Ford GT replica is one of the smoothest high-end fast RC cars on the market. XL-5 Electronic Speed Control and high-quality street tires on chrome wheels make this big boy perfect for racing in any real-world weather conditions. Built on the famous 4-Tec 2.0 Traxxas chassis, there are very few fast RC cars with this sort of performance ability. Powered by a Titan 12t motor, and 2.4GHz TQi transmitter, the top speed is over 30 mph.


Powered by a 390 brush motor, the GoStock 1:12 scale 2.4GHz fast RC car tops out at speeds of 25 mph. A rechargeable 9.6V lithium-ion battery offers around 15 minutes of playtime after two hours of charging. Hollowed out heavy-duty rubber speed wheels make this the perfect vehicle for racing around in gravel or off-road. A 4CH steering system and a built-in shock system are additional benefits of this fast and kid-friendly RC car.


Exceed RC 2.4Ghz Brushless Version Drift Star Electric Powered RTR...
  • The Electric Brushless Drift Star will be available "Ready-To-Run" making it the highest performance 4-wheel drive...
  • Completely preassembled with high quality radio gear, painted, trimmed and ready to roll
  • The new KV 3300 Brushless motor provides reliable and consistent power for high performance drift driving

Equipped with a high-performance KV 3300 brushless motor, the exceed 350 is a true drifting star. 4WD, a 2.5mm chassis, lightweight suspension, and high-end differentials and a 2.4GHz radio control allow for superior handling. Pre-mounted skid-proof drifting tires, chrome plated rims, and real ball bearings are additional features which make this one of the best RC drift cars available. An 8.4V battery powers it.


Rampage XB-E 1/5 Electric Buggy (Blue)
  • Huge 1/5 scale brushless electric buggy, Shaft driven 4WD, 4mm 6061T6 Aluminum chassis, Aluminum body oil filled shocks,...
  • Tunable suspension, Adjustable ride height, Adjustable toe angle, Adjustable camber angle, Tunable shocks, Selectable...
  • Incredibly fast and powerful, Aggressive stance, Large knobby off road tires, Dual stage rear wing. 980KV RC4485...

Capable of speeds up to 40 mph, and 1:5 scale of a real vehicle, the 2.4GHz Rampage XB-E isn’t playing around. One of the largest fast RC cars on the market, this 4WD monster is powered by a 980Kv brushless motor and two 11.1V LIPO batteries. Metal gears, a 4mm T6 chassis made from aluminum, real oil filled shocks and high-end tires are additional benefits of this Redcat RC racecar. Did we mention this is one of the fastest off-road capable, fast RC cars?


Traxxas 55077-1 Jato 3.3 Vehicle with 2.4-GHz Radio/Bluetooth, colors...
  • FEATURES: Chassis: 1.16 (3mm) thick 6061 T6 aluminum, Blue-anodized, fully countersunk with buggy style mud guards, and...
  • INCLUDES: One pre-built Jato 3.3 truck, pre-painted Lexan body, owner's manual, registration card, EZ Start handheld...
  • REQUIRES: Fuel: Car blend with 10-20% nitro content Batteries: 8 AA four for transmitter and four for receiver Building...

Go from zero to 60 mph in barely four seconds with a maximum speed of around 70 mph. The 55077-1 Jato 3.3 is a real speed demon among fast RC cars. Also, requiring a car blend fuel of 10 to 20 percent nitro, this is one of only two gas powered RC cars to make our list. It is a 1:10 scale model of a real racing buggy, comes with a 2.4GHz transmitter and is capable of Bluetooth connectivity with your smartphone or tablet.


Redcat Racing EPX Drift Car with 7.2V 2000mAh Battery, 2.4GHz Radio...
  • 19T RC550 brushed motor with 40A brushed waterproof ESC
  • Shaft driven 4WD helps maintain control while drifting and the lightweight plastic chassis makes recovery easy
  • 7.2V 2000mAh NiMH and charger included

One of Redcat Racings most popular 2.4 GHz fast RC cars, it is capable of 25 to 30 mph out of the box. It comes with pro RC drifting race tires, aluminum plated shocks filled with real oil, and a high-quality polycarbonate body. It is 4WD, has a forward/reverse transmission, and runs on a brushed electric motor. The remote control requires an additional eight AA batteries.


Traxxas E-Revo VXL: 1/16-Scale 4WD Racing Monster Truck with TQi...
  • VXL-3m speed control and powerful Velineon 380 motor are capable of 30+mph out of the box or 50+mph all-out!
  • New Traxxas Stability Management allows arrow-straight acceleration on slippery surfaces without loss of control
  • Advanced TQi 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver with model memory for fine tuning your speed machines

A Velineon 380 motor powers this 1:16 scale three-speed fast RC car by Traxxas. It is capable of speeds excessive of 30 mph straight out of the package and up to 50 mph with optional upgrades. The transmitter is built with 2.4GHz TQi technology and allows for personally fine-tuning it to your liking. Additionally, all the time 4WD, high-end differentials, an excellent slipper clutch, and Revo suspension are additional benefits of this fast RC car.


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The last of the fast RC cars on our list, it is almost the most expensive. The RTR Baja 5SC is a legendary RC produced by HPI Racing. The vehicle is created from aircraft grade materials, comes with an upper roll cage, shocks with real oil, and chassis guards. Also, its HPI Fuelie 26S CC engine runs on unleaded gasoline and two cycle oil 25:1 ratio. Additional features include sleek aerodynamic design and Hot Bodies Rodeo tires.

The Best Fast RC Car for Kids

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GoStock’s 1:12 scale remote control car is the best of the fast RC cars for children. It has all the great features you could ever want in a fast RC car for your kid. Including a powerful brush motor, speeds of 25 mph, heavy-duty wheels, a superior 4CH steering system and a durable impact resistant design.

The Best Fast RC Car for Adults

Traxxas 55077-1 Jato

The best of the fast RC cars for adults is hands down the Traxxas 55077-1 Jato. With speeds of 70+ mph and features such as Bluetooth connectivity and fuel based engine, it is a toy for big boys. They don’t get any better than this.

The Verdict

The Traxxas XO-1 is without question the best fast RC car on the market. Not only is it among the fastest RC cars in the world, but it also comes from one of the most trusted RC car manufacturers. It comes with a limited warranty and perhaps the best customer service in the industry. It is perfect for adults, serious RC enthusiasts, and professional RC racers.

Have you purchased one of the fast RC cars on our list? Or perhaps one that isn’t? Do you agree or disagree with our reviews? Let us know in the comments below!

The Best Wireless Headset: Our Top Picks

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Are you in the market for a wireless headset? If you’re a gamer, enjoy watching TV without interruptions, work in a cubicle space or love listening to music with excellent sound, then you need a wireless headset.

In today’s modern world of technological advances, there is no excuse to be still using an old-fashioned headset with wires. Upgrading to one of the best wireless headsets will forever change the way you play games, watch movies, work out, and listen to your favorite tunes.

Wired vs. Wireless

There are little to no differences in the quality of sound between a wired headset and a wireless headset. However, there are several benefits to consider with a wireless headset that wired headsets do not allow.

The main benefit of a wireless headset, whether at home or work, is the superior freedom of movement. There are no wires to become tangled up in and less of a limit on how far away from the television, pc, workstation or stereo you can move.

Additionally, other benefits of using a wireless headset at work include a much higher rate of productivity, better quality sound than traditional telephones, and less sore muscles from answering and holding the telephone dozens of times per shift.

Comparison Table

Things to Consider Before Buying a Wireless Headset

Quality of sound

Type of connection

Freedom of movement

Comfort

Controls

Battery life

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The 10 Best Wireless Headsets of 2019

Now that we’ve covered the basic info necessary to consider before buying a wireless headset let's take a look at some products. Here is our list of the best wireless headsets of 2019, in no particular order:

Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hifi Stereo Wireless Headset,...
  • Impressive Sound Quality is The Ultimate Goal: The High Fidelity stereo sound benefits from the 40mm driver, CSR chip,...
  • Built to Stay Comfortable: The Memory Protein ear cushion simulate human skin texture, ensuring lasting comfort; The...
  • Never Power Off, Both Wireless and Wired:Provide 20 hours music or talking time in a single charge; A 10 minutes charge...

The Mpow 059 is one of the best selling wireless headsets of recent years and with great reason. It boasts 13 hours of high-end immersive Hi-Fi sound when fully charged and a superior Bluetooth capability with a range of 33 feet. The stainless steel headband and ear cushions make this one of the most comfortable wireless headsets on the market. You can easily connect to TVs, consoles, tablets, smartphones, and more with the Mpow 059. This headset can also transform into a wired set with a USB cable.


Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones - Apple W1...
  • High-performance wireless noise cancelling headphones in shadow gray
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices.
  • Pure adaptive noise canceling (pure ANC) actively blocks external noise

The Beats Studio3 wireless headset comes from one of the most iconic names in the industry. Benefits include a 30-foot Bluetooth range, adaptive noise canceling, and super fast charge time. The rechargeable batteries hold a charge for up to 22 hours, allowing for all day extended usage. Form fitting soft earcups make for superior comfortability. If the batteries die on you, you can create a wired headset by plugging a RemoteTalk cable in. A USB cable, instruction manual, and hard case come with the package.


Bose SoundLink Around Ear Wireless Headphones II - Black
  • Deep, immersive sound, improved EQ best in class performance for wireless headphones. Connectivity technology:...
  • Latest Bluetooth technology for easy connectivity and seamless audio/video syncs
  • Advanced microphone system, HD voice for clear calls in windy or noisy environments

Bose is one of the best producers of headphones and headsets in the world. Connect to up to two devices with the Bose SoundLink Headset II. Enjoy crystal clear sound within a 30-foot range. Take phone calls, listen to tunes, or play games for up to 15 hours at a time with one of the most superior sounding and comfortable wireless headsets on the market. Recharging takes up to three hours. Easily make adjustments with the conveniently placed controls that are right on the earphones.


BÖHM Wireless Bluetooth Over Ear Cushioned Headphones with Active...
  • Bluetooth Version: 4.0 / Operating Distance: 10 Meter
  • Charging Time: 2 Hours / Play Time: Up To 16 Hours
  • Play Time: Up To 8 Hours / Noise Reduction: Up To 20dB

This favorite wireless headset from BÖHM offers built-in volume controls, fully cushioned ear cups, a foldable design great for transporting, and active noise canceling for a more over-all in-depth sound experience. Connect to iOS devices, smart TVs and other Bluetooth 4.0 capable devices within a 33-foot range. The battery life is 16 hours long. Also, enjoy superior tones with the headset’s built-in bass boost.


Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Apple W1 Headphone Chip,...
  • High-performance wireless Bluetooth headphones in matte black
  • Features the Apple W1 chip and Class 1 wireless Bluetooth connectivity
  • With up to 40 hours of battery life, Beats Solo3 wireless is your perfect everyday headphone

The second wireless headset on our list produced by the enigmatic brand, Beats. The main features of this award-winning headset include a more than impressive 40-hour battery life, five minute charge time for up to three hours of playtime and Bluetooth connectivity. Fully cushioned ear cups for superior comfort and the highest-quality sound possible from a Bluetooth headset are some of the additional benefits of this wireless headset. A RemoteTalk cable and carrying case also comes with your purchase.


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The second Mpow product to make it onto our list, the H5 is one of the most impressive wireless headsets for under $50 that we found, period. Due to the full range of compatibility with Android, iOS, tablets, PC, TV, MP3, MP4 and more, this headset is perfect for serious gamers. The H5 has a comfortable design as well as active noise canceling. A carrying bag, charging cable, and an audio cable also comes with this headset.


TaoTronics Trucker Bluetooth Headset with Microphone, Wireless Cell...
  • Perfect Choice for Working or Studying from Home: with AI Noise Reduction Technology, TaoTronics BH041 is the world’s...
  • Advanced Qualcomm QCC3020 Chipset: Bluetooth 5. 0 headset with QCC3020 chipset for fast & stable signal transmission;...
  • 34 Hours Playtime: Wireless earphones provides up to 34 hours continuous talking on a single full charge, always ready...

TaoTronics is one of the lesser known brands that we discovered while researching the best wireless headsets for our list. However, we found that this headset more than deserved mention. Some of the main features are Bluetooth capability, noise-canceling tech, and an adjustable headband with 90-degree swiveling earcups with leather cushions. Playback time lasts for 25 hours. Hands-free calling, a built-in mic, and bass boost are additional noteworthy features. This product comes with a carrying case, USB and audio cable, and a user manual.


Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones,...
  • Three levels of world-class noise cancellation for better listening experience in any environment
  • Alexa-enabled for voice access to music, information, and more
  • Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear sound and voice pick-up

Another Bose wireless headset, this one is even nicer than the last. The main features include EQ optimized to your chosen volume levels, noise cancellation, built-in dual microphone and hands-free phone calls. Bluetooth and NFC connections are both available, allowing you to pair with practically anything you can imagine, including Android and iOS devices, tablets, PCs, and smart TVs. Long lasting battery life provides 20 hours of wireless playback and double playback time when using an audio cable.


Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System
  • Compact, ergonomic over-ear headphones. Connectivity Technology: Wireless
  • Bass boost & surround sound listening modes. Maximum sound pressure level : 114 dB at 1kHz, 3 percentage THD. THD, total...
  • Digital wireless technology ensures that signal transmission remains clear & accurate

The RS 175 RF wireless headset from Sennheiser is one of the coolest products we had the pleasure of researching for our list. It is one of the only wireless headset systems that allow for two pairs of headphones to listen to the same source at once. Whether gaming, working, or just jamming out, the RS 175 RF provides some of the highest-quality audio on the market. Main features include a powerful multi-purpose transformer, bass boost, closed back cushioned earphones, well-designed controls, and so much more. The long-lasting battery allows for 18 hours of playback time. Also, one of the greatest benefits to this wireless headset is its 330-foot linear range.


COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth Headphones with...
  • Active Noise Cancelling technology. Significant noise reduction for travel, work and anywhere in between. Advanced...
  • Proprietary 45mm large-aperture drivers. Deep, accurate bass response. The Active Noise Cancelling around-ear headphones...
  • High-quality built-in Microphone and NFC technology. COWIN E7 provides high-quality built-in microphone for hands-free...

The final item on our list is the E7 by COWIN. This wireless headset comes with 40mm speakers that allow for a bigger sound. They are lightweight, cushioned, and fit over your entire ear. Additional benefits of the E7 headset are noise cancellation, 30 hours of playback time, and Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC connectivity. It also comes with a compact case for carrying your headset with you wherever you go.

Best Wireless Headset for Gaming

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Mpow’s H5 is the best wireless headset of 2019 for gaming. The H5 is compatible with any platform you play on due to its versatile range of compatibility with smart devices, PCs, smart TVs, and more. This is the ultimate wireless headset for gamers.

Best Wireless Headset for PC and Laptop

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The Bose’ QuietComfort 35 Series II is the best wireless headset of 2019 for PC. The QC35 Series II not only produces some of the best sounds in the industry, but it’s also compatible with virtually any device or system you can imagine, making it perfect for any brand PC or laptop.

Best Wireless Headset for Music

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphone

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones are by far the best wireless headset of 2019 for music. Compared to other major brands, the Solo3 has far more benefits. Including a super fast charge time, 40 hours of playback time, superior sound quality and so much more.

Best Wireless Headset of All

The Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headset is the best all-around wireless headset of 2018. Whether gaming on your console or PC, watching TV, listening to tunes while working out at the gym, or creating music tracks of your own, the RS 175 RF has it all. You can even expand this system to include an extra pair of headphones. 

Have you recently purchased a wireless headset from our list? Or, do you own a wireless headset that you feel should have been on our list? If so, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below!