We've selected five standout products that represent some of the best values in the home audio arena
Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
Although they won't satisfy audiophiles and purists, we prefer the Soul by Ludacris SL300 headphones over the competition for their sexy light-up earpieces, supreme comfort, and street-savvy noise cancellation.
Complex but repetitive and grating, Mugen Souls is overwhelming for all the wrong reasons.
Beyond: Two Souls undoubtedly deserves credit for its great story and unique take on interactive software, even if it conflicts with what many believe constitutes a video game.
Could this portable, non-electric slow cooker be the smartest appliance of all?
With a fair price, decent performance, and dead-simple setup, the SMC SMCWGBR14-N Barricade N router is about as well-rounded a Draft N router as you'll find. It also boasts impressive range and a smart design. We strongly recommend it for general home use.
The Powermat isn't entirely free of wires, but it succeeds at being different and at powering your phone. On the other hand, we don't see it fulfilling a need.
The Logitech Portable Lapdesk N315 is great for couch-surfing if you need to use an external mouse, so long as your laptop isn't too big.
If you need fast, basic network storage and backup/restore capability, the Ximeta NetDisk Portable is a good bet. If you also want media server capabilities, look elsewhere.
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Logitech's mm28 speakers will add style points to your decor but deliver less than satisfying audio fidelity.
If you can get past the supercompact design and reimagined controls, the Canon PowerShot N is a fine point-and-shoot companion for your smartphone.