The Sony BDV-E770W is one of the best Blu-ray home theater systems we've tested, with excellent sound quality, tons of streaming-media options, 3D compatibility, and wireless rear speakers. The lack of HDMI inputs is the only big omission.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems' first headphones sound decent, but their $129 price tag is out of line given the nothing-special build quality.
The Archos 5 is a great video player, but it disappoints as a premium Android Internet tablet and GPS unit.
The Samsung HM1000 is an affordable alternative to higher-end Bluetooth headsets.
The EasyBloom system helpfully measures how environmental conditions affect your plants, but its database could provide more advice beyond houseplants.
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Dish has upgraded its kangaroo-themed DVR with a faster 1,305MHz Broadcom processor, added Wi-Fi, integrated Slingbox, and served up a new feature called Hopper Transfers that allows you to transfer recorded programming to your iPad for offline viewing.
Packing the benefits of pressure cooking into a countertop oven is a pretty clever idea. Chef Puck's oven isn't perfect, and at $249 it isn't for everyone, but crafty home cooks will nonetheless appreciate its performance.
It's probably too early to commit to a master smart-home platform, but for basic home automation across multiple devices, Staples Connect works well -- and at $99, it's priced just right.
With superior options available at the same midrange price point, this blender is just too average for us to recommend.
The Securus eZoom tracking and safetly locator's hardware is quite good, but expensive operation costs and buggy software tarnishes its recommendation.