CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but it's a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.
The TDK Life on Record Trek Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker delivers very good sound for its size and affordable price, and it's well suited to both indoor and outdoor use with a sturdy, splashproof design.
The Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter is an excellent and fast way to extend your home network to places where Wi-Fi signal can't reach.
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
Even when it's working well, the Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router has nothing to justify its expensive price tag.
The Netgear RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router WNDR3300 is a basic Wireless-N router that only offers a taste of dual-band wireless networking. Its short range and limited feature set may override its decent mixed-mode performance.
The Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.
At CES 2013, Amped Wireless showcases its first 802.11ac range extender and USB 3.0 802.11ac adapter.
If you find it at a discount, the Anker 24W USB charger is an excellent option for powering multiple smartphones or tablets while on the road.
While it's a bit overpriced, the Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless is among the best wireless sports earphones.