CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
Attractive, affordable, and very fast, D-Link's PowerLine AV 500 Adapter Starter Kit DHP-501AV is one of the best available in its class.
Supporting Wireless-N and HomePlug AV, the D-Link DHP-1320 Wireless N PowerLine Router is an ideal router for a home network that favors flexibility over performance. Its lack of support for Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band wireless, and the 500Mbps power-line standard, however, makes it less suitable for those who need to share or stream a large amount of data.
Compact, good-looking, affordable, and fast, D-Link's PowerLine AV 500 4-Port Gigabit Switch DHP-540 makes a great device that extends your network both via traditional cables and electrical wiring.
One of two new installments in Toshiba's Qosmio line of mobile entertainment laptops, the G15-AV501 offers a bit more oomph than the inaugural model. With slightly more powerful components and all of the added benefits of Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, the Qosmio G15-AV501 looks to play the part of laptop, TV, DVD player, and personal video recorder, all at once.
The Archos 7 Home Tablet isn't going to amaze you with its specs or features, but its low price and core Android features--Web, e-mail, media playback--make it a workable iPad alternative.
Consider the ViewSonic PJ501 if you're looking for a very bright projector and a long warranty.
Want the flexibility of connecting to either 802.11a or 802.11b networks? This well-crafted card is just what you need.
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For $99, the Nokia Asha 501 is worth getting if you want a small, simple, colorful feature phone. However, U.S. denizens will have to buy it unlocked.
The Shark is a very good vacuum with solid construction and intuitive design. Other models may have performed better, but none of them can match this sweeper's value for the price.
The Grace Digital Ecoxgear Ecoxbt's waterproof design and affordable price make it the go-to wireless speaker for pool parties, bathrooms, and other wet environments.