The Apple Watch is the most ambitious, well-constructed smartwatch ever seen, but first-gen shortfalls make it feel more like a fashionable toy than a necessary tool. That may change with a big software update later this year, though.
Fancy your fitness trackers to feel more like jewelry? The $100 Misfit Shine 2 aims for looks, and throws in vibrating notifications, too.
Though not quite as competitive as the 600L version was last year, the 1000L Ledare LED holds its own -- and in some categories, it's a standout. If you're comfortable in the middle ground between the 60W and 75W levels, it's worth picking up.
The Shark Rocket combines adequate cleaning power with a broad array of cleaning extensions into a recommendable, affordable lightweight vacuum. Only its cord holds it back.
If you like GoPro's camera design and just want solid HD video, you might be able to save yourself $100 and get this instead of the $400 Black Edition.
Like the Hero3, the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition's strongest attributes are its excellent video quality and impressive list of shooting options. If that's what matters most to you, this is the action cam to get.
The Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 is a well-priced large tablet that doesn't compromise on useful extras.
The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.
The 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 offers no distractions from the driving experience, but rewards drivers with one of the rides of their lives.
The Acer Aspire One 722-BZ608 is a budget-priced 11-inch laptop that's more powerful than a Netbook, but not as fast as some higher-priced 11-inch alternatives. Better options are out there for a little more money.