CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains how three key phenomena could reshape the wireless industry in the next few years and pave the way for more-affordable mobile services.
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Soon you'll don a high-tech headset as easily as you reach for your controller. Watch for blockbuster launches in the year ahead that pave the way to the brave new virtual world. Facebook and Valve lead the charge.
With a winning combination of comfort and superior sound quality, the Philips Fidelio L2 earns itself a spot among the luxury headphone elite.
The GoPro Hero4 Silver is still our top choice for most people, but if you need the best video quality with the most shooting options, the Hero4 Black is it.
Despite being accurate, having great battery life and a unique ability to wirelessly sync with some treadmills, the iFit Active is an expensive activity tracker that brings nothing new to the table.
Netflix adds 58 titles, including the new season of "Orange Is The New Black," while dropping 55. Amazon Prime picks up 26 new titles including one of the worst movies ever made, "Troll 2."
The JBL Clip is good for someone looking for a very compact, travel-friendly wireless speaker that's more affordable than the Jambox Mini.
Despite some small flaws, the sturdily built Divoom Voombox Travel is a good budget choice for a wireless travel speaker.
Black & Decker's newest stick vacs promise lots of suction and long lasting power.
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