Top 5 best products of 2009

The best-rated products CNET tested all year, collected in one Top 5 countdown.


The year is all but over. All over but the counting. Actually, we got the counting done early, so it's truly just over. We finished the year early! Yay!

And as a reward you'll be getting a bunch of Top 5s all at once. Starting with this one, the best products of 2009. The ranking is based on the editors' rating our CNET reviewers gave the products with editors' choice awards, and your user ratings are used as tie-breakers.

So watch the video, then head back to this post and answer the trivia question in the comments below.

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