Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
The hefty pricing aside, the Samsung SSD 850 Pro is one of the best, if not the best, standard consumer-grade solid-state drives on the market.
The HTC Desire 816's combination of solid design and quality performance strikes all the right chords to make it a compelling phone for its price.
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The Seagate 600 is an impressive first SSD outing from Seagate that offers basically all you want in a solid-state drive.
Oppo may have packed the Find 7 with the latest and greatest specs, but it faces stiff competition from the LG G3, which has similar specs but a better design.
The Samsung 840 Pro lives up to its name: it's a top-notch solid-state drive for professionals with a price to match.
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has some solid capabilities and a standout lens, but the overall experience just doesn't live up to its price.
The HTC One Max has a display big-screened phone shoppers want, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 3's superior design and display make it a better buy.
Cramming the most high-end parts into a massive 17-inch body will top $4,000, but you also get a powerful laptop that has more next-gen gaming muscle than any living-room console.
With very good performance and even better pricing, the SanDisk Extreme makes a great replacement drive for a standard laptop or desktop computer.
CNET takes a behind-the-scenes look at the last-minute scramble to create LG's latest flagship smartphone.