Trending December 2023 # Apple Podcasts Celebrates The Best Shows Of 2023 # Suggested January 2024 # Top 16 Popular

You are reading the article Apple Podcasts Celebrates The Best Shows Of 2023 updated in December 2023 on the website We hope that the information we have shared is helpful to you. If you find the content interesting and meaningful, please share it with your friends and continue to follow and support us for the latest updates. Suggested January 2024 Apple Podcasts Celebrates The Best Shows Of 2023

After releasing the Apple Music Awards early this morning, Apple is now celebrating the best podcast shows of 2023. This year, Apple Podcasts Best of 2023 features shows and creators that “provided listeners with a powerful sense of connection in a challenging and uncertain time, curated by Apple Podcasts’ world-class editorial team.”

For the “Best Show of the Year” category, Apple Podcasts gave the award to “A Slight Change of Plans” with Maya Shankar from Pushkin Industries and the “Newcomer of the Year” award to “Anything for Selena” with Maria Garcia from WBUR and Futuro Studios.

According to Apple, “these deeply personal yet universally relatable shows grapple with profound change, perceptions of identity and self-worth, and the meaning of belonging, with thought-provoking discussions that reflect the human experience.”

“2023 marked the start of a new chapter for podcasting with shows that moved us in ways unlike ever before,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats. “We are honored to recognize the phenomenal creators who are redefining podcasting with this year’s best shows, and to help more listeners around the world discover, enjoy, and support their inspiring work.”

In addition to Best Show of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, Apple Podcasts recognized a curated collection of shows and episodes that “defined and reflected 2023.” Here they are:

Shows of the Year according to Apple Podcasts

A Kids Book About: The Podcast with Matthew Winner, for taking a thoughtful, friendly, and considered approach to explaining the big things in life — fear, failure, and divorce, for instance — but also activism, sharing, and money, to kids.

Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain, for making listeners feel as though they’re her best friend, helping them through doubt and sadness with her unique frankness, keen observations, and genuine affection.

Good Inside with Dr. Becky, for Becky Kennedy’s calming, validating voice to parents everywhere, acknowledging that if this time (and parenting generally) feels hard, that’s because it is.

Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang from Will Ferrell’s Big Money Players Network, for a joyfully escapist experience that takes listeners on a quirky, hilarious, and unforgettable journey into the beating heart of culture.

Pantsuit Politics with Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers, for offering a unique approach to the news and politics through grace-filled conversations that unpack the valid, complicated, hard differences that persist in this moment.

Teenager Therapy with Gael Aitor, Kayla Suarez, Mark Hugo, and Thomas Pham, for reminding everyone that direct, vulnerable conversations among friends — no matter the issue — is the best medicine.

The Experiment from The Atlantic and WNYC Studios with Julia Longoria, for elucidating the notion that countries — like people — are unfinished works in progress, and facilitating a dialogue about what it means to be a citizen.

The Midnight Miracle from Luminary with Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, and Dave Chappelle, for a completely original experience that transports listeners into the room with remarkable energy from its hosts and very special guests.

This Land from Crooked Media with Rebecca Nagle, for investigating and explaining the experiences of Native Americans to recontextualize America’s understanding of its own history.

U Up?” with Jordana Abraham and Jared Fried, for exploring the very real — often hilarious — concerns of trying to find a partner, with banter that keeps listeners coming back no matter their relationship status.

Maya Shankar from “A Slight Change of Plans” podcast

Episodes of the Year according to Apple Podcasts

A Friendly Ghost Story, about a painful, personal ghosting experience that explores the complexity of human relationships, from “Invisibilia” with Yowei Shaw and Kia Miakka Natisse by NPR.

Bubba Wallace, from Club Shay Shay by FOX Sports, which sees host Shannon Sharpe and Bubba Wallace, a Daytona 500 runner-up and the first African American driver to win Rookie of the Year in a NASCAR series, discuss the intersection of sports, politics, entertainment, and humanity.

Glorious Basterds, about a chance encounter with Paul Rudd at a movie theater that causes a formerly devout Jehovah’s Witness to rethink her future and embark on a new life, from “Storytime with Seth Rogen” by Earwolf.

How Do I Love Someone? a nonfiction rom-com about love during the pandemic, from “WILD” with Megan Tan by LAist Studios and KPCC.

My Parents, Ellen and Tom, a clear-eyed gem of an episode that sees host Ian Coss examine divorce by interviewing his parents about how and why their marriage ended without anger or recrimination, from “Forever is a Long Time.

The Body Mass Index, about the complicated history of the BMI and the “obesity epidemic,” from “Maintenance Phase” with Michael Hobbes.

The People in the Neighborhood, which examines the murder of George Floyd through the neighbors who bore witness to it, from “Still Processing” with Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris by the New York Times.

The Symphony, a mesmerizing, lyrical trip featuring Kevin Hart, Questlove, Mo Amer, Bill Burr, Pras, Michelle Wolf, and Jon Stewart, from “The Midnight Miracle” with Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, and Dave Chappelle, by Luminary.

The Unwritten Rules of Black TV, which traces the cyclical, uneven history of Black representation on television, from “The Experiment” with Hannah Giorgis by The Atlantic and WNYC Studios.

This Strange Story, about people who were completely cut off from the world when 9/11 happened and how they processed it, from “9/12” with Dan Taberski by Wondery and Pineapple Street Studios.

Maria Garcia from “Anything for Selena” podcast

Podcasts Charts

Apple Podcasts had also published new charts highlighting the most popular new shows, free channels, and individual shows and channels with subscriptions that launched this year in the US. Here are some of them:

Top New Shows

“We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle”

“Mommy Doomsday” with Keith Morrison from Dateline NBC

“The Apology Line” with Marissa Bridge from Wondery

“Dr. Death Season 3: Miracle Man” with Laura Beil from Wondery

“Murdaugh Murders” with Mandy Matney

“O.C. Swingers” with Justine Harman

“The Ezra Klein Show” from New York Times Opinion

“Suspect” with Eric Benson and Matthew Shaer from Wondery and Campside Media

“Dark History” with Bailey Sarian

“Unraveled” with Alexis Linkletter and Billy Jensen from discovery+

Top Free Channels


The New York Times

iHeartPodcast Network

Dateline NBC

Barstool Sports

ABC News


Exactly Right

Crooked Media

TED Audio Collective

Top Subscriptions – for Individual shows

“Bad Blood: The Final Chapter” with John Carreyrou

“The Just Enough Family” with Ariel Levy

“U Up?” with Jordana Abraham and Jared Freid

“Fresh Air” with Terry Gross

“The Handoff” with Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo

“How I Built This” with Guy Raz

“Chameleon” with Josh Dean, Vanessa Grigoriadis and Trevor Aaronson

“Diet Starts Tomorrow” with Aleen Dreksler and Sami Sage

“Planet Money” with Amanda Aronczyk, Erika Beras, Mary Childs, Jacob Goldstein, Sarah Gonzalez, Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi and Kenny Malone

“Swindled” with A Concerned Citizen

Top Subscriptions – for Channels



Sword and Scale

Tenderfoot TV


Pushkin Industries

Imperative Entertainment



The Athletic

As you know, here at 9to5Mac we also have our own podcasts that you can listen to on Apple Podcasts:

An hourlong weekly Apple news podcast called 9to5Mac Happy Hour released on Fridays

A brief news podcast called 9to5Mac Daily with episodes released Monday through Friday

A fortnightly Apple Watch podcast called 9to5Mac Watch Time released every other Wednesday

A weekly tech news podcast from the perspective of developers called Stacktrace released on Wednesdays

A biweekly podcast about Apple in the enterprise called Apple @ Work

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You're reading Apple Podcasts Celebrates The Best Shows Of 2023

The 23 Best Apple Tv Plus Shows You Should Be Watching In 2023

Apple TV Plus

Apple TV Plus shows started immediately with the streaming service’s launch in November 2023, joining the fray among other Netflix alternatives. Since then, we have seen a small but steady trickle of new series debut on the service, and now there’s enough content to dive deep into its selections. So, which are the best Apple TV Plus shows? Good question, and one we aim to explore here.

As you will see, the original Apple TV Plus series already have a variety of content, from children’s shows to more mature series for older members of your household.

Remember, if you buy a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV box, you get three months of the service for free. For everyone else, you can sign up now for Apple TV Plus for $6.99 a month, following a seven-day free trial, at the link below.

Apple TV Plus

Apple TV Plus has quickly become a major player in the streaming game since its launch in 2023. Its slate of original programming includes shows like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Foundation, and For All Mankind as well as movies like The Banker, Greyhound, and Palmer.

See price at Apple TV Plus

Best Apple TV Plus shows:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best Apple TV Plus shows regularly as new ones hit the streaming service.

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 1

Creator: Brett Goldstein, Jason Segel, Bill Lawrence

Main cast: Harrison Ford, Jason Segel, Jessica Williams, Luke Tennie, Michael Urie, Lukita Maxwell, Christa Miller

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Ratings: 8.1 – IMDB / 82% – Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 1

Creator: Nicholas Stoller, Francesca Delbanco

Main cast: Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen, Luke Macfarlane, Tre Hale, Andrew Lopez, Carla Gallo, Alisha Wainwright

Genre: Comedy

Ratings: 6.9 – IMDB / 92% – Rotten Tomatoes

The Essex Serpent (2023)

Apple tv plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-14

Seasons: 1

Creator: Anna Symon

Main cast: Claire Danes, Tom Hiddleston, Frank Dillane, Clémence Poésy, Hayley Squires

Genre: Historical Drama

Ratings: 6.3 – IMDB / 76% – Rotten Tomatoes

Bad Sisters (2023-ongoing)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 1

Creator: Malin-sarah Gozin

Main cast: Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Claes Bang, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene

Genre: Family Drama/Mystery

Ratings: 8.3 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

Ted Lasso (2023-2023)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 2

Creator: Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Bill Lawrence

Main cast: Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple

Genre: Sports Comedy

Ratings: 8.8 – IMDB / 95% – Rotten Tomatoes

Jason Sudeikis plays the title character, a US football coach sent to coach a major professional UK football (a.k.a. soccer) team. Ted Lasso tries to make up for his lack of soccer knowledge with his confidence and spirit.

This is one of the funniest of the Apple TV Plus shows, and also one of its most heartwarming series. You cannot help but smile as Lasso does his best to uplift his players. Season 3, due sometime in 2023, cannot come soon enough.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Apple TV Plus.

The Last Thing He Told Me (2023)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 1

Creator: Laura Dave, Josh Singer

Main cast: Jennifer Garner. Angourie Rice, Aisha Tyler, Augusto Aguilera, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Ratings: 6.9 – IMDB / 46% – Rotten Tomatoes

Mythic Quest (2023-ongoing)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 3

Creator: Charlie Day, Megan Ganz, Rob McElhenney

Main cast: Rob McElhenney, Charlotte Nicdao, Danny Pudi, Ashly Burch, Naomi Ekperigin

Genre:  Workplace Comedy

Ratings: 7.8 – IMDB / 96% – Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: TV-G

Seasons: 1

Creator: Jim Henson

Main cast: John Tartaglia, Karen Prell, Donna Kimball, Jordan Lockhart, Dave Goelz

Genre: Fantasy/Puppets

Ratings: 8.2 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

Dickinson (2023-2023)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-14

Seasons: 3

Director: Alena Smith

Main cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Toby Huss, Jane Krakowski, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov

Genre: Historical Fiction/Comedy

Ratings: 7.6 – IMDB / 92% – Rotten Tomatoes

Little America (2023-ongoing)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-14

Seasons: 2

Creator: Lee Eisenberg, Emily V. Gordon,  Kumail Nanjiani

Genre: Anthology/Drama

Ratings: 7.5 – IMDB / 97% – Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 3

Creator: Steven Knight

Main cast: Jason Momoa, Sylvia Hoeks, Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo, Archie Madekwe

Genre: Post-Apocalypse/Action/Drama

Ratings: 7.6 – IMDB / 63% – Rotten Tomatoes

This series takes place hundreds of years after an unnamed global disaster blinds all humans. One of the women in one of the few remaining human tribes gives birth to twins who can see, and now a rival tribe plots to take the twins.

This is a very different look at a post-apocalypse Earth setting. The premise of sightless people struggling just to survive is well handled, and Jason Momoa’s performance as a warrior in one of these tribes is excellent.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Apple TV Plus.

Silo (2023)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 1

Creator: Graham Yost

Main cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Common, Harriet Walter, Chinaza Uche, Avi Nash, Rick Gomez, Tim Robbins

Genre: Drama, Science Fiction

Ratings: 8.3 – IMDB / 87% – Rotten Tomatoes

Servant (2023-2023)


What you need to know:

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 3

Creator: Tony Basgallop

Main cast: Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Rupert Grint, Nell Tiger Free, Sunita Mani

Genre: Horror

Ratings: 7.5 – IMDB / 88% – Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: TV-14

Seasons: 2

Creator: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul

Main cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Cecily Strong, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Ariana DeBose, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

Ratings: 7.3 – IMDB / 89% – Rotten Tomatoes

When a couple whose relationship is on the rocks goes for a hike, they suddenly find themselves stuck in a bizarre world that runs on the rules of classical musicals. To get back, they’ll have to find true love, but not necessarily with each other.

One of the best Apple TV Plus shows, Schmigadoon! is full of rewarding references to existing stage and screen musicals, and it features knockout performances by a gifted cast of performers.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Apple TV Plus.

Severance (2023-ongoing)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 1

Creator: Dan Erickson

Main cast: Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Patricia Arquette, Zach Cherry, Tramell Tillman

Genre:  Workplace Drama

Ratings: 8.7 – IMDB / 97% – Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 3

Creator: Annie Weisman

Main cast: Rose Byrne, Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks, Ashley Liao

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Ratings: 7.3 – IMDB / 78% – Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 3

Creator: Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert, Ben Nedivi

Main cast: Joel Kinnaman, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall

Genre: Alternate History

Ratings: 8.0 – IMDB / 90% – Rotten Tomatoes

The Snoopy Show (2023-ongoing)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-G

Seasons: 2

Creator: Rob Boutilier, Mark Evestaff, Alex Galatis

Main cast: Tyler Nathan, Terry McGurrin, Rob Tinkler, Christian Dal Dosso, Isabella Leo

Genre: Animated comedy

Ratings: 8.0 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 1

Creator: David West Read

Main cast: Chris O’Dowd, Gabrielle Dennis, Ally Maki, Damon Gupton, Josh Segarra, Crystal Fox, Sammy Fourlas

Genre: Comedy/Science Fiction

Ratings: 6.4 – IMDB / 91% – Rotten Tomatoes

Shining Girls (2023)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 1

Creator: Silka Luisa

Main cast: Elisabeth Moss, Wagner Moura, Phillipa Soo, Chris Chalk, Amy Brenneman

Genre: Crime Mystery

Ratings: 7.4 – IMDB / 84% – Rotten Tomatoes

Kirby Mazrachi works as an archivist for the Chicago Sun-Times. When a woman is killed in a manner similar to an assault she survived several years ago, she begins her own investigation.

Elisabeth Moss shines in the role of Kirby in this mystery series. Both the character and the audience are given some weird narrative twists in this tale, and it keeps us guessing what’s really going on.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Apple TV Plus.

Black Bird (2023)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 1

Creator: Dennis Lehane

Main cast: Taron Egerton, Ray Liotta, Greg Kinnear, Sepideh Moafi, Paul Walter Hauser

Genre: Crime/Prison Drama

Ratings: 8.1 – IMDB / 97% – Rotten Tomatoes

Slow Horses (2023-ongoing)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-14

Seasons: 2

Creator: Mick Herron

Main cast: Gary Newman, Jack Lowden, Kristin Scott Thomas

Genre: Spy Drama

Ratings: 7.8 – IMDB / 98% – Rotten Tomatoes

Ghostwriter (2023-ongoing)

Apple TV Plus

What you need to know:

Rating: TV-G

Seasons: 3

Creator: Luke Matheny

Main cast: Nour Assaf, Princess K. Mapp, Daire McLeod, Isaac Arellanes, Amadi Chapata

Genre: Literary fantasy

Ratings: 5.7 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

This reboot of the classic children’s TV series focuses on four kids. They are in a magical bookshop where they solve mysteries with the help of literary characters that come to life.

If you want to introduce your children to the love of reading, this TV series could help out. The acting and stories are solid and the kids in the cast are wonderful in their roles.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Apple TV Plus.

That’s it for now! Apple TV Plus adds new content almost weekly, so be sure to check back and see how our list evolves over time.

The Best Notebooks Of 2023

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more ›

Written By Natasha Roy

Updated Mar 6, 2023 4:50 PM

Growing up, my mom would scold me whenever I bought a new notebook before finishing my old one. I couldn’t help it, though—sometimes a new pad is all you need to feel refreshed and get your thoughts out. Your phone has a notes app built-in. And even though it’s perfectly functional, let’s be honest: There is nothing like a good ol’ notebook. Whether you use a pocket-sized one for various lists or a spiral-bound one to take notes during class or meetings, putting pen to paper is a highly effective way to commit facts to memory, get your ideas in order, and let your creative juices flow. The notebook you choose is highly dependent on the purpose it will serve. Will you be carrying it around with you, or will it live on your desk? Do you plan to jot down quick notes or capture daily recollections in a diary? The details matter. Here’s how you can pick the best notebook for your needs.

How we chose the best notebooks  The best notebooks: Reviews & Recommendations

The best notebook is the one whose size and print type best serve your needs. In general, larger, lined notebooks work best for school settings where you’ll take copious notes throughout the day. However, if you plan to use a notebook as a diary, you may want a smaller, lined notebook with many pages. And for bullet journals or travel notebooks, a smaller notebook with plain, dotted, or gridded paper will work best. There are digital notebooks available if you’d like to skip the pen and paper altogether.

Best overall: Moleskine Classic Notebook

Why it made the cut: Moleskine notebooks have earned their reputation as a key piece of any scribe’s everyday carry over the decades. They’re slim and elegant, yet their durable covers will stand the test of time. This option is our top pick because it’s so versatile. You can use it to take notes in class, jot down grocery lists, or recap your day before going to bed. 


Cover type: Hardcover

Size: 5 x 8.25 inches

Page count: 240 pages

Color options: Comes in 21 colors

Print type: Ruled, dotted, plain, and squared paper available


High-quality paper

Multiple print types available


Several size options


Not ideal for a classroom (smaller than the average spiral-bound notebook)

Not refillable

No customization options

Slightly pricey

The notebook comes with long-lasting, acid-free paper that’s easy to write on because of its weight. At 70 grams per square meter, it’s on the thicker side, making it suitable for use with various pens. If you prefer to write on both the front and back of the pages, the heavyweight paper will prevent most inks from bleeding through and muddying up your words. The soft yellow hue of the paper is also very pleasant to look at and won’t blind you as bright white paper does.

These notebooks work well for everyday use. The plain design makes one appropriate to bring to the office, and the 21 available colors allow you to express your personal flair still. And while this particular pick features ruled pages, Moleskine also offers the same size notebooks with dotted, gridded, plain, and plain/ruled paper. 

On a practical level, the integrated elastic band and internal folders ensure you can securely tuck mementos inside. And at 5-by-8.25 inches, the Moleskine Classic Notebook is easy to tuck into a bag on your way out the door.

Best bullet journal: LEUCHTTURM1917 Medium A5 Dotted Softcover Notebook

Why it made the cut: The LEUCHTTURM1917 bullet journal is an elegant, yet simple-to-use notebook that’s easy to carry around with you, and it’s a pleasure to write on. It’s comparable to Moleskine’s Classic Notebook, but LEUCHTTURM1917’s pages are even thicker at 80 GSM, making them more ideal for fountain pens.


Cover type: Softcover

Size: 5.5 x 8 inches

Page count: 123 numbered pages

Color options: Comes in 13 colors

Print type: Dotted, plain, ruled, squared


Eight perforated sheets

Light and portable

Multiple colors available


Fewer pages than other bullet journals

Not as long-lasting

The soft-cover A5-sized (5.8 by 8.3 inches) notebook is designed with off-white, acid-free paper that prevents ink bleed. The dotted lines are ideal for recording your thoughts, and the thread binding allows the notebook to lay flat for easier writing. The back cover also features an expandable gusseted pocket for safe storage. 

While there are plenty of bullet journals with dozens of extra features, the LEUCHTTURM 1917 is our favorite because of its simplicity. You can turn it into whatever you want: a daily agenda, a yearly goal tracker, a project planner, or all of the above. The pages are already numbered, and the book has a built-in table of contents—all you need to get started is a pen.

Best for school: Five Star Spiral College-Ruled Notebook

Why it made the cut: There’s a reason students still take the Five Star Spiral College-Ruled Notebook to class. This tried-and-true notebook covers all the basics. I used these in school, and they were especially useful in large lecture classes where we covered a ton of material in a short amount of time—I didn’t lose time flipping the pages every few minutes. The notebooks’ large size made it easier to organize my notes. Plus, only needing one pack of notebooks for a semester made back-to-school shopping significantly easier.


Cover type: Softcover

Size: 8.5 x 11 inches

Page count: 100 sheets

Color options: N/A

Print type: Ruled



No ink bleedthrough

Additional storage


Can make a binder bulky

A bit pricey

Pages don’t detach easily

Sometimes you can’t beat a classic. Each notebook in this multi-colored six-pack has a plastic spillproof front cover and a two-pocket storage page for handouts, homework, and miscellaneous loose-leaf papers you collect throughout the year. 

Five Star’s college-ruled notebooks are our favorite for school because of how versatile they are. Each notebook has 100 sheets, ensuring you’ll only need one per class for the term. They are also designed with three-hole punches on the left side, so if you use a binder, you can easily add one to it, or tear off individual perforated, hole-punched pages when needed.

The pages are a standard 8.5 x 11-inch size, meaning they’ll easily fit on even the smallest lecture-hall desk. This size will also make it easy to fit in most backpacks, and the pages provide enough space to ensure you don’t need to flip the sheet every two minutes. Plus, each notebook in the set comes in one of six bright colors, so you can easily tell them apart. Never again will you have to scramble around to figure out which notebook you need for your next class before the bell rings.

Best for travel: Ai-Natebok Travel Journal

Why it made the cut: You’ll look forward to taking this small leather journal out of your bag to record memories when you travel. It also makes a perfect gift at a great price. The ability to have multiple insertable notebooks is crucial—when I took a solo trip a few years ago, I found it incredibly convenient to use different inserts for varying purposes. You can use one to jot down trip information, one to recap each day, and another to make a mini scrapbook.


Cover type: Leather cover

Size: 4.72 x 7.87 inches

Page count: 160 pages

Color options: Comes in three colors

Print type: Lined pages



Extra storage



Plain cover

Small pockets

The Ai-Natebok travel journal is the ideal notebook to take while you traverse the globe. It’s small but mighty, with a soft leather cover to protect the inner pages, and won’t allow your memories to disintegrate as you take the notebook in and out of your bag. This journal also has two lined 80-page inserts to capture extra thoughts and a plastic card slot to store tickets, transit cards, and more.

Best pocket: PAPERAGE Lined Pocket Journal Notebook


Cover type: Vegan leather hardcover

Size: 3.7 x 5.6 inches

Page count: 160

Color options: Comes in 11 colors

Print type: Ruled


Includes inner pockets and sticker labels



Can get a larger notebook for the same price

If you’re looking for a small notebook to write down your large, fleeting ideas, look no further than this one from Paperage. Don’t let its size fool you—this ruled notebook has pockets, an elastic closure band, and thick high-quality paper, just like its larger counterparts. It’s also great to keep on you for list-making, reminder writing, and quick doodles on public transit. Plus, it comes in 11 colors, and its ruled type will help you write in straight lines, which is important when writing in such a small notebook. We’re also fans of this mini notebook’s slightly larger cousin—our gear staff writer uses one to write down her hopes and dreams.

Best budget: EOOUT 3 Pack Spiral Notebook College Ruled Notebook

Why it made the cut: The practical EOOUT notebooks make it easy to record thoughts or take notes wherever you go, while the covers are neutral and add a bit of flair at the same time. The three-for-the-price-of-one bundle is difficult to resist, and the hardcover makes them durable.


Cover type: Hardcover

Size: 5.5 x 8.3 inches

Page count: 80 pages

Color options: N/A

Print type: Ruled


Flipping pages is easy




Not that many pages

This trio of notebooks from EOOUT provides months’ worth of space for jotting down your thoughts. Each is bound by twin coils that make opening and flipping through the pages easy. At 5.5 by 8.3 inches, these notebooks slide easily into just about any bag, and the sturdy hardcover casing makes them durable enough to withstand getting bumped around.

The quality of the paper also makes these notebooks a smart pick. Each of the 80 pages is thick enough to help prevent ink from bleeding to the next page. The college-ruled pages are designed with roughly 25 lines per sheet, so there’s plenty of room for notes.

What to consider when buying the best notebooks

A small notebook doing double-duty as a diary may be too small for school notes, and vice versa. Your words deserve only the best, stylish notebook to reflect what’s happening inside them. Here’s what you should consider when shopping for the best notebooks.


The size of the notebook you choose should be determined by the purpose you want it to serve, whether that is jotting down a short grocery list or storing a semester’s worth of notes. Notebook paper is often measured in what’s known as the A-size scale, which ranges from A10 (1 by 1.5 inches) to 4A0 (66.2 by 93.6 inches). The most common notebook sizes you’ll see are A4 (8.3 by 11.7 inches), A5 (5.8 by 8.3 inches), and A6 (4.1 by 5.8 inches). 

If you carry your notebook around in different bags, you’ll want something on the smaller side—anything A5-sized or smaller will do the trick. If you’re taking notes during class, though, you’ll want to go for something in the A4 range.

Paper weight

You’ll want to ensure your notebook paper can prevent ink from bleeding through the page. The thickness or weight of paper is measured in grams per square meter (GSM), and the minimum you should look for in a notebook is 58 GSM. The higher the GSM, the thicker and stronger the paper. Higher-quality paper is important if you want your notebook to stand the test of time or you want to experiment with different media, like watercolor or paint markers. But if you’re looking for a small notebook to make lists you don’t plan to keep, a lower GSM will suit you just fine.

Print type

There are four basic print types: plain, ruled, dotted, and gridded. Once again, the print type you choose will depend on how you use the notebook and your particular preferences. Plain paper is great for sketching and mapping ideas, whereas the structure of ruled paper works well for note-taking and journaling. Dotted and gridded pages are ideal for bullet journals, especially when you’re creating your own agenda or list system. There are no hard and fast rules on this—trial and error will help you find what works best for you. 

Binding type

The most common binding types are sewn, glued, and spiral. With sewn binding, the pages come sewn together in sections. This type of binding works well for notebooks you want to lay flat to write in (think bullet journals, diaries, etc.). Notebooks with glue binding (or “perfect binding”) use an adhesive to hold the pages and cover together. This binding method is quite durable and is often used with hardcover notebooks. Finally, spiral-bound notebooks are threaded with wires between pre-punched holes to bind the front and back covers to a stack of paper. Notebooks made with spiral binding are often used for school and office settings at your computer desk.

FAQs Q: How much do the best notebooks cost?

Depending on the size, binding, cover material, and tech connectivity, the best notebooks can range between $7-$600.

Q: Where can you find the best notebooks?

You can find the best notebooks at Amazon, any major retailer, office supply stores, or at specialty paper stores like Papier.

Q: What notebook is best for college?

Lined, spiral-bound 8.5-by-11-inch notebooks are best for college because they provide enough space to take clear, diligent notes while also lasting an entire term. The Five Star college-ruled notebook is our favorite, but the Mead spiral notebooks and the TOPS/Oxford 1-Subject Notebooks are solid runners-up.

Q: What is the most popular journal size?

The ideal journal size is subjective, but they’re often smaller notebooks than those used for schoolwork. We recommend B6 (5.03 by 7.16 inches) or smaller so you can toss it in any bag.

Final thoughts on the best notebooks

No matter how many new notes you can start on your smartphone app, a notebook is a must-have for those details and drawings that need to be put on paper. Our favorite overall is the Moleskine Classic Notebook because of its versatility. You can choose from five different print types to get exactly what you want out of the notebook, and the durable cover will help it last for many ideas to come.

Why trust us

Popular Science started writing about technology more than 150 years ago. There was no such thing as “gadget writing” when we published our first issue in 1872, but if there was, our mission to demystify the world of innovation for everyday readers means we would have been all over it. Here in the present, PopSci is fully committed to helping readers navigate the increasingly intimidating array of devices on the market right now.

Our writers and editors have combined decades of experience covering and reviewing consumer electronics. We each have our own obsessive specialties—from high-end audio to video games to cameras and beyond—but when we’re reviewing devices outside of our immediate wheelhouses, we do our best to seek out trustworthy voices and opinions to help guide people to the very best recommendations. We know we don’t know everything, but we’re excited to live through the analysis paralysis that internet shopping can spur so readers don’t have to.

The Best Dog Toys Of 2023

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more ›

Written By Maddy Morris

Updated Jun 20, 2023 9:36 AM

One of the easiest ways to ensure your dog is living a fulfilled, happy, and healthy life is by making sure he or she knows how to have fun. Lucky for us dog owners, there are so many incredible pet products out there today. Whether your pooch is young or old, a gentle or rough player, anxious or relaxed, there’s a dog toy that’ll encourage his (and your!) playfulness. Plus, when you provide your dog with the best dog toys, you can worry less about your pooch creating his own toys from mom or dad’s sock drawer.

How we chose the best dog toys

As avid pooch people, we know from experience how to differentiate between a high-quality dog toy and one that disintegrates in one chomp. On top of our own personal experience, we also looked at suggestions from pet stores, impressions from fellow dog owners, and reviews from experts.

What to consider when buying the best dog toys Anxiety level

Having a dog with anxiety or nervousness can be a tough sight to see. As a pet parent to a dog with this type of personality, you want to do all you can to help reduce these issues and work to increase their comfort and confidence levels. Dog toys can be the perfect aid here. 

You’re the expert on your dog (along with your vet, of course) so think about how your dog tends to make himself feel better when he’s anxious or nervous. For many dogs, gnawing on things seems to help distract them. For others, having a comforting smell or their favorite dog products nearby simply makes them feel better. 


Apart from DIY canine enrichment games and puzzles, toys play a big role in a dog’s happiness and overall health. If you’ve been a dog owner for some time now, you’re probably keenly aware of the importance of matching a dog toy to your pup’s personality. Oftentimes we get so amped about how cutesy or reputable a particular toy is, only to present it to Pooch and get straight-up denied—there’s zero reaction, and it’s left alone, forever. To avoid this sad scenario, it’s important to anticipate your dog’s needs and wants by considering his or her personality. For example, if you know your dog is anxious, consider getting him a chewy dog toy or something he can gnaw on (this simple action has been shown time and again to decrease anxiety in dogs). If your dog is really playful, invest in a more interactive dog toy that will keep him on his toes and busy for hours. And if your dog is known to tear things to shreds, it’s time to ante up with an indestructible dog toy. A good dog toy can blow your dog’s mind.

Activity level

Whether you have a puppy or a more mature pooch who is still young at heart, sometimes it can feel impossible to find a toy that will actually fulfill their boundless energy needs. One of the best ways to exercise an active dog is by using interactive dog toys—where both you and your pooch can spend hours playing and bonding together. 

In fact, even if your furry friend isn’t the most active, toys can be a great way to encourage some positive fun and physical activity through new forms of exercise. Once they see that you’re having fun, they’ll want to join in and play, too.

Mental stimulation needs

Some breeds—like Australian Shepards, Jack Russell Terriers, and Siberian Huskies—need lots of mental stimulation to live a happy, healthy life. They can take to your couch cushions if not provided with self-entertaining dog toys. If you’re looking for some mental stimulation to keep your pet busy and entertained, dog puzzles and other enrichment toys are an ideal option. They present a healthy opportunity for pets to exert their physical and mental energies on a safe and fun toy. Plus, they can help with decreasing anxiety and improving problem-solving skills.

The best dog toys: Reviews & Recommendations

Much like humans need exercise to live a balanced life, dogs need toys for happiness and entertainment. As a crucial aside, keep in mind that no matter the material, even the best dog toys can break and/or wear with time, so please monitor your furry friend during playtime to ensure they’re having a safe experience.

Best overall: Kong Goodie Bone Dog Toy

Why it made the cut: From mental stimulation to everyday play, the Kong Goodie Bone Dog Toy survives it all.


Sizes: Small, medium, large

Breed recommendations: All breeds

Dimensions: 1.9 x 5.15 x 1.25 inches for small; 2.63 x 7.13 x 1.75 inches for medium; 3.35 x 8.5 x 2.25 inches for large


Multiple sizes




Some dogs cause quick destruction despite durable claims

The Kong Goodie Bone Dog Toy will satisfy your pup’s instinct to chew while encouraging problem-solving. If you have a food-motivated dog, you can even fill the “Goodie Grippers” on each side of the bone with some of his favorite treats—go ahead and stuff them in there for a fun toy-turned-puzzle and some extra mental stimulation Kong’s durable red rubber stands up to wear from your canine’s canines. In case the toy is destroyed, this durable dog toy comes with a warranty, perfect for serial toy destroyers.

Best for puppies: Smart Pet Love Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Dog Toy

Why it made the cut: With a soft outer cover and an internal heated element, this toy is a cozy hug for nervous puppies.


Sizes: One size

Breed recommendations: All sizes

Material: Plush


Easy to clean

AAA batteries, heat pack included



Doesn’t work for all puppies and dogs

No auto shut-off

Need to purchase additional heatpacks

Unofficially known as the sweetest toy out there, the Smart Pet Love Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Dog Toy features a heartbeat-like vibration and a heat source, which you can turn on and off as you wish, for puppies who are in need of some mama-like comfort. If your dog is particularly anxious, you’ll be happy to learn that AAA batteries and a heat pack are included and last for two weeks of 24/7 use. Puppies are known to be messy—thankfully, the toy is easy to clean as it’s machine washable once you take out the heartbeat insert. Plus, it comes in four adorable color schemes to match your puppy’s coat.

Best rope toy: Feeko Dog Rope Toys

Why it made the cut: With its cotton construction, this tough tugger is fun for your dog and good for their teeth.


Sizes: Two sizes included: 19.5 inches and 30.5 inches

Breed recommendations: Medium and large dogs

Material: Cotton


Easy to clean

Cleans teeth



Not for small dogs

The Feeko Dog Rope comes in two sizes (19.5 inches and 30.5 inches) for medium and large dogs to play with themselves, their human friends and family, or with their dog peers. The all-natural cotton knots are designed for aggressive chewers, and as a bonus, the fibers help floss your canine’s teeth. Take that, dog breath. Plus, the fun colors and shapes will attract your pup’s attention away from furniture, shoes, and couch cushions. Additionally, the durable cotton rope is machine washable, in case Buddy keeps one rope for indoor fun, and the other for outside playtime.

Best dog Frisbee: Tuffy No Stuff Ultimate Ring Bone

Why it made the cut: This new take on a classic style of toy is safer for dogs’ teeth and more durable than other plush toys.


Sizes: One size

Breed recommendations: All sizes

Material: Fleece, industrial-grade luggage material, plastic coating



Better for dogs’ teeth



Squeakers pose a choking hazard

The Tuffy No Stuff Ultimate Ring Bone is made from polyester and fleece, which is super soft on your dog’s teeth mid-catch. The toy is lined with luggage material and plastic, meaning it’s just as durable as it is entertaining for pups. It weighs a mere four ounces, perfect for throwing in the car for long road trips, and it floats, meaning it’s a must-bring on your next lake or beach trip. The Ring Bone features squeakers so that every catch can be as intriguing as possible for your furry friend. However, this toy is a potential pass if your dog is prone to ripping out squeakers.

Best with treats: Outward Hound Fun Feeder

Why it made the cut: Barking brainiacs will get plenty of mental exercise while eating their food at a safe pace.


Sizes: One size

Breed recommendations: All sizes

Material: BPA, PVC, and phthalate-free plastic



Benefits behavior and health



Only holds one cup of food

The Outward Hound Fun Feeder not only should replace your dog’s boring old bowl, but also provide a fun way of slowing down his eating pace. Holding up to one cup of food at a time, the bowl wobbles and rocks and it’s up to your pet to figure out how to use his paws or snout in a way that will release his kibble. Additionally, the non-slip base is quiet on hard floors and won’t scratch or scuff floors while your dog plays. This toy doesn’t only have to be used at mealtime—go ahead and put a few tasty treats in there at any time of day when your dog is ready to play. The top removes for easy cleaning, and it’s made of safe materials for worry-free use.

Best interactive: Wobble Wag Giggle Ball

Wobble Wag Giggle Ball


Why it made the cut: The Wobble Wag Giggle Ball’s giggle sound intrigues and entices dogs to play.


Sizes: One size

Breed recommendations: All sizes

Material: Phthalate-free vinyl


Easy stimulation

Good for dogs of all sizes

Safe materials


Not safe for chewing

Noise can be annoying to humans

The Wobble Wag Giggle Ball features six clutch pockets across its surface, allowing any pup to easily grab and carry the ball. This ball is not battery-operated—its interesting giggle sound is created by internal tubes when the ball moves—making it long-lasting and safer for play. However, this dog toy might be more suitable for herding breeds who enjoy rolling a ball with their nose, since it is not durable enough to withstand chewing. The name might be hard to say five times fast, but this toy makes for easy pooch entertainment.

Best budget: Nylabone Dental Chew Bone

Why it made the cut: The Nylabone occupies, entertains, and helps keep your dog’s mouth healthy.


Sizes: Extra small/petite; small/regular; medium/wolf; large/giant

Breed recommendations: All sizes

Material: thermoplastic polymer


Promotes dental health

Good for moderate chewers

Lots of options for dogs of all ages, sizes


Not for strong chewers

The Nylabone Dental Chew Bone comes in four sizes—extra small/petite, small/regular, medium/wolf, and large/giant—and features rounded “bristles” that are perfect for tackling tartar and plaque. It comes vet recommended and is made from a rugged thermoplastic polymer that is perfect for moderate chewers. Its chicken flavoring makes it particularly tantalizing for dogs.


As pet owners, our dog’s happiness is generally our number one priority. To ensure your dog is leading a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life, buy him a dog toy (or two, or five)! There are plenty of amazing products out there designed for all ages, all sizes, and all environments. Think about what makes your dog’s tail wag the most, and align that with the type of dog toy you want to test out. It’s OK to trial and error with a few toys until you find the best dog toy that makes your goodest boy or girl the most joyful!

The Best Mattress Toppers Of 2023

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more ›

Written By Quinn Gawronski

Updated Jan 23, 2023 10:28 AM

We spend approximately one-third of our lifetime in bed—so why would you settle for anything uncomfortable? A mattress topper adds a layer of softness to stiff mattresses, which can ultimately improve back pain, sleep quality, and comfort. Mattresses themselves are pricey, but a topper allows you to upgrade your bed at a fraction of the cost. Whether you’re subletting in a city and want to make moving easier, are looking to improve a stiff dorm bed, or need an extra layer of support on your joints and back, the best mattress toppers will make lights-out much better. 

How we selected the best mattress toppers

We considered a range of mattress toppers and selected top picks that varied in price, material, and firmness to suit different sleepers. Mattress toppers are typically designed with materials including latex, memory foam, polyester blends, feathers, and wool. While each type offers unique benefits, the longevity, durability, and support of latex and memory foam options are generally better than the polyester and feather mattress toppers. For this reason, we stuck to mattress toppers that will be worth the investment—and won’t require a repurchase in a few months time. The material of your topper also plays a part in determining its firmness, as latex options generally offer slightly more support than their memory-foam counterparts.  

And when it comes to finding a high-quality mattress topper, added features like cooling technology, antimicrobial properties, and the assurance of health certifications can make the difference between a good and great night’s sleep.

The best mattress toppers: Reviews & Recommendations

Why It Made the Cut: The Tempur-Pedic memory foam topper is designed to conform to your weight and temperature for personalized comfort as your sleep.


Foam material

3 inches thick

Medium-firm density 


Cooling technology

Relieves back pain

Returns to original shape after sleep


Heavy product

High price point

Tempur-Pedic is no newcomer to the mattress world—the brand was founded in 1992 and has been crafting specialty sleeping aids ever since. Tempur-Pedic uses memory-foam material in this mattress topper, which conforms to the body’s shape and for a deeper and more comfortable night’s sleep. 

Memory foam is known for its ultra soft quality, though it may not provide as firm support as other materials. This three-inch-thick, medium-firm mattress topper is outfitted with Tempur-Pedic technology that adapts to your body’s temperature, weight, and shape for personalized support as you sleep. For those who are stuck with uncomfortable dormitory beds, this topper can make your mattress feel like a high-quality foam design. The cover is also washable, so you can easily remove the dirt, dust, and allergens that accumulate on beds. 

Why It Made the Cut: The adaptive foam on this Tuft & Needle mattress topper can be used with any mattress and provides firm support as you sleep.


2 inches wide

Adaptive foam 

Medium density 


Improves body aches

Affordable option

Lighter material


Not washable

Thinner design

If you want to add a layer of comfort to your mattress and make sleeping a bit more luxurious, this topper from Tuft & Needle will send you off with sweet dreams. Unlike other mattress toppers, Tuft & Needle uses specially designed adaptive foam, which has cooling properties like open-cell foam, breathable materials, and less sink effect than most other foam mattress toppers. 

This two-inch mattress topper is encased in a non-skid luxe knit cover that prevents it from shifting overnight and keeps your sheets from bunching as you sleep. The responsive foam material responds to your body to relieve pressure points on your hips and shoulders, without the typical sinking feeling of memory foam that can leave you feeling uncomfortable. 

This topper is also third-party tested and certified with CertiPUR-US to ensure that it’s free of harmful chemicals or materials like mercury, lead, formaldehyde, and phthalates, so you can rest easy. This Tuft & Needle topper is also compatible with any brand of mattress, making it a one-step fix for a stiff or uncomfortable bed.

Sleep On Latex


Why It Made the Cut: The SleepOnLatex Mattress Topper is made with all-natural latex that’s durable, supportive, and adjusts to your body temperature. 


3 inches thick

Latex material

Medium firmness



Ideal density

Regains shape quickly


Non suitable for those with latex allergy

You’re probably familiar with foam mattress toppers, but what about latex? If you don’t like the slight sinking sensation from memory foam, latex is a higher-density option that provides more support, and won’t sink as you sleep. Latex foam is also one of the most durable materials when it comes to bedding, so this investment will stand the test of time. 

The open-celled structure of natural latex foam allows air in to regulate the topper’s temperature. So if you’re looking for a mattress topper that will keep you cool all year round, you’ll appreciate this feature. The material allows for improved air circulation that doesn’t absorb body heat—so you can avoid the stuffy feeling of a body-temperature mattress topper. 

And unlike other latex mattress toppers, this one from SleepOnLatex is made with no fillers or synthetic latex, only natural latex harvested from rubber trees. During the production process, the latex is also tested by Oeko-Tex and is Class I-certified to ensure only the highest quality materials. 

Best for allergy sufferers: SafeRest Queen Size Premium Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector

Why It Made the Cut: This cover from SafeRest keeps bacteria, fluids, and allergens out of your mattress with its waterproof coating and hypoallergenic material.


60 inches x 80 inches

Fits 18-inch deep mattress

Cotton terry material 


Reduces allergies

Fitted design

Waterproof coating


No padding included

Thinner material

Best for cooling: subrtex Memory Foam Bed Mattress Topper

Why It Made the Cut: The gel-infused memory foam material keeps you cool while you sleep and comes with a washable bamboo rayon cover.


3 inches thick

Gel-infused memory foam 

Bamboo rayon cover 


Washable cover

Cooling technology

No harmful chemicals


Elastic straps only suit up to 12-inch mattresses

Less warmth than other picks

Slightly sinking memory foam

If you toss and turn at night to find the coolest spot of the bed, this gel-infused memory foam topper will add a layer of comfort and chill to your nightly routine. While regular memory foam can feel stuffy or warm once you’re settled in, the ventilated design on this mattress topper optimizes the air flow throughout to reduce any trapped body heat. 

The gel technology from subrtrex also helps to disperse tension across its surface, which relieves stress on your body as you sleep. Plus, this pick comes with a machine-washable bamboo rayon cover for no-stress cleaning. For those who toss and turn, this pick comes with convenient elastic straps that prevent slipping and sliding. And fortunately for those of us who want to doze off without worrying about harmful chemicals in our mattress topper, this pick is both OekoTex- and CertiPur-certified.

Things to consider when buying the best mattress toppers Best brands of mattress topper

When it comes to creating a dreamy bed that provides the perfect amount of support and softness, there is a huge range of mattress toppers that claim to improve sleep quality. We recommend companies like Tempur-Pedic and Tuft & Needle—they have a reputation for high-quality products and patented technology.

Types of mattress toppers

Latex, memory foam, polyester blends, feathers, and wool are the primary materials used to make mattress toppers. But not all are created equal—some are more affordable with less durability, while pricier picks can hold up better as you toss and turn. Our top types to look for are latex and memory foam, which tend to be higher quality, but also slightly more expensive than polyester or feather options. 

Memory foam is the most comfortable of the bunch, and is known for its ability to soften a hard mattress, improve back and hip pain, and reduce motion as you sleep. For those that prefer a slightly more dense option, latex offers a firm yet bouncy feel. Latex also offers antimicrobial properties and is an incredibly durable rubber-based material, allowing you to use it for years to come.

Cooling Technology

Nobody likes a sweaty night’s sleep, which is why many mattress toppers are outfitted with designs to improve air circulation. If you don’t like the feeling of a heat-absorbing mattress topper, we’ve hand-selected picks that wick away heat for a cooler sleep. Whether it be the gel-infused materials of this subrtex pick or open-celled natural latex that wicks heat away, these toppers provide plenty of cooling.

FAQs Q: Which is better: memory foam or feather topper?

Both memory foam and feather toppers have unique benefits that will suit different types of sleepers. Memory foam adds a considerable layer of comfort between you and your mattress and reduces pressure on joints. A feather option is less expensive and doesn’t retain heat. For those who really want to make a difference to the comfort of their mattress, we’d stick with a memory foam option—the material is denser to turn a stiff bed to an ultra-soft one.

Q: Do feather mattress toppers make you hot?

One of the benefits of a feather mattress topper is that they don’t retain heat. Whether it’s chilly months in the winter or a hot summer night, a feather mattress topper will help keep your bed’s temperature comfortable.

Q: Is a thicker mattress topper better?

In general, the thicker your mattress topper is, the more support it will provide. Mattress toppers can range from two to four inches thick—so if you need significantly more support than your current mattress provides, a thicker topper will serve you better.

Q: Which is the most comfortable mattress topper?

Your most comfortable mattress topper will depend on your support and softness preferences. For an ultra-soft and conforming pick, the Tempur-Pedic option is a clear winner, but if you prefer a bit less give and more support in your mattress, the latex option from Pure Green will give a great night’s sleep. 

Q: How long do Tempur-Pedic mattress toppers last?

A Tempur-Pedic topper will last approximately three years if cared for properly.

Final thoughts on the best mattress toppers

You don’t need to go out and purchase a new mattress for a great night’s sleep. This range of mattress toppers provides an added layer of support, comfort, and cushion to your bed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested. Whether you want a plush option that conforms to your body or a semi-firm pick that relieves pressure on your joints, a mattress topper is the easiest and most cost-effective way to improve your sleep.

The Best Spin Scrubbers Of 2023

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more ›

Written By David King

Updated Jun 11, 2023 9:39 PM

What if we told you you could feel less like Cinderella while cleaning the house, scrubbing the floors with a cloth and bucket of water, and instead feel more like Inspector Gadget, whipping out all sorts of high-tech tools to make the job not only quick, but actually fun? Cleaning your floors, bath tiles, and kitchen sinks can go so much quicker with the help of a great spin scrubber. Whether you’re tackling the tile and grout in your bathroom, removing the baked-in grease and grit from your stove, or giving your hardwood floor a bit of a shine, here’s how to find the best spin scrubbers to finish the job.

How we picked the best spin scrubbers

Finding the best spin scrubbers for you means identifying the work you’ll be doing and the environment you’ll be doing it in. If you’re getting the grunge out of your grout or removing it from the narrow space around faucets, you’ll want a small brush specifically designed for tile and grout cleaning. If you’re tackling bathroom and kitchen floors, though, you’ll need a larger brush head. Thankfully, there are also convertible options that allow you to change out brushes to fit the job.

The best spin scrubbers: Reviews & Recommendations Best overall: Electric Spin Scrubber Cordless Shower Scrubber

Why it made the cut: This Electric Spin Scrubber makes deep cleaning easier, with a kit that includes three brushes suitable for both kitchen floor and tile and extension handles for hard-to-reach messes.


Power: Cordless, 2500mAh batteries

Speed: Up to 380 rpm per minute

Run time: Up to 90 minutes


Easy to assemble

Comprehensive set of brushes that work from floors to grout

Extension handle makes it easy to reach high spots and into corners


Limited battery power

Why it made the cut: This powerful, cordless option comes with three brushes for deep cleaning, an extension of up to 51 inches, and water resistance that can handle a range of projects. 


Power: Cordless; one lithium ion battery

Speed: Up to 210 rpm per minute

Run time: Up to two hours 


18 volts of power

Telescoping handle that extends from 51 inches down to 38 inches

Water resistant up to 30 feet for 30 minutes


Battery and charger sold separately 

This rechargeable power scrubber offers up to two hours of battery life, a telescoping neck that extends up to 51 inches and shrinks down to 38 inches, and an articulating head. Its water-resistance rating means it can be submerged in three feet of water for half an hour and keep on ticking.

Best for cars: Brush Hero Wheel Brush

Why it made the cut: The Brush Hero cuts through the grime and dirt that accumulates on your vehicle every day with water pressure and brushes that won’t damage its exterior.


Power: Water

Speed: Slow and steady

Run time: N/A



Comes with a four brushes to clean delicate detailing and deep seated-grime

Can use to clean grills, bikes, even pets


Slower working

If you’re looking for an easy way to keep your vehicle clean, consider the Brush Hero. Just attach it to a garden hose and use water pressure to dislodge dirt and grime. A range of four brushes from soft to hard provide a slow and steady scrub that allows you to get your car clean without damaging the finish. And the Brush Hero can do double duty on a range of other items around the house, including the grill and sports equipment.

Best for tile and grout: Rubbermaid Power Scrubber with All-Purpose Grout Head

Why it made the cut: For stubborn spots, the Rubbermaid Power Scrubber provides targeted cleaning power at an affordable price. 


Power: Cordless, two AA batteries

Speed: 360 per minute

Run time: N/A


Ergonomic design





Can’t recharge directly

Best for floors: Bissell SpinWave Cordless PET Hard Floor Spin Mop


Power: Cordless; lithium-ion battery

Speed: N/A

Run time: Up to 20 minutes


Designed to clean up after pets

Lightweight and quiet

Comes with multi-surface cleaner


May be harder to reach corners and crevices.

An 18-volt battery in this Bissell spin cleaning brush provides 20 minutes of cordless runtime as two brushes shine up your floor. Control how much cleaning solution hits your surfaces with a button. For another deep-cleaning method, check out the best steam mops.

Best budget: Drillbrush All Purpose Power Scrubber Cleaning Kit


Power: Comes from drill

Speed: Comes from drill

Run time: N/A


Three brushes in different sizes and shapes


Can be used on porcelain, tile, and floorboards


Not great for big projects

For under $20, you can get the scrubbers you need—but not the motor that powers them. That’s OK if you own a cordless drill. Drill brush-attachment packs offer an assortment of brushes designed for a wide variety of surfaces. Just plug in your drill, attach them, and bam, you’re ready to get your bathroom clean. We don’t recommend using your fanciest, newest drill for this task unless it’s waterproof, as odds are the drill is going to get wet.

Three different-sized nylon brushes of this electric scrubbing brush will do away with gunk and dirt and shine up your bathroom fixtures. You can also purchase different colors for different surfaces—the stuff red brushes work best for dinge-y garages and outdoor work, while the yellow bristles are better suited for bathroom tiles and porcelain.

Things to consider when shopping for the best spin scrubbers

Here are some factors that you should weigh before purchasing one of the best spin scrubbers.

Type of job: Are you looking for a scrubber to clean the sides of your house? Or are you looking to pinpoint tough areas, like grout in the bathroom? Spin scrubbers come in a variety of forms, from models that come with extenders for hard to reach places and a range of brushes to perform a variety of jobs, to handheld devices that allow you to zero in on an area.

Power: Some devices are equipped to provide hours of scrubbing power, powered either by batteries or water. Other options that attach to tools such as cordless drill will depend on the capabilities of the tool.

FAQs Q: Do spin scrubbers work?

Spin scrubbers make some cleaning tasks much easier. They regularly do away with soap scum and dirt, but mildew stains may require more precise cleaning tools. Their effectiveness really relies on the power they put out and the job you are trying to do.

Q: What soap should you use with a spin scrubber?

Part of the allure of spin scrubbers is that they offer enough power to preclude the use of harsh detergents. Most experts recommend using a mild cleaning formula along with your scrubber.

Q: How long does it take to charge a Hurricane spin scrubber?

Hurricane spin scrubbers must be charged for 20 hours when first removed from the box, but after the first use they need nine hours to fully charge.

The bottom line on finding the best spin scrubbers

Update the detailed information about Apple Podcasts Celebrates The Best Shows Of 2023 on the website. We hope the article's content will meet your needs, and we will regularly update the information to provide you with the fastest and most accurate information. Have a great day!