Despite a few minor quibbles, the 2014 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid steps up the tech for good fuel economy, handling, driver-assistance features, and cabin infotainment in a premium sport sedan.
The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid struggles to justify its bigger price tag, as it doesn't have significant power or efficiency gains over even its non-hybrid base model and pales in comparison to other hybrid wagons.
Fast and massive, the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is an excellent backup drive for any USB 3.0-enabled computer or server.
JVC's move to offer consumers a durable family camcorder is solid, but the quadproof Everio GZ-R10 on the whole comes up short.
Despite a few shortcomings, the Windows-only HP Portable Hard Drive makes a very good and simple backup option for home users.
The Hitachi DZ-BD10HA is the most hybrid of hybrid camcorders and still manages good video and photo quality. But it's also slow and expensive.
Hitachi had a good idea--put both a hard disk drive and a DVD in a camcorder--but implements it poorly in the DZ-HS300A.
This Hitachi's DVD-recording media creates more of a hassle than MiniDV, leaving it a bit overpriced and underfeatured.
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For good-enough video for Web sharing and a 20x zoom lens, the Samsung HMX-QF20 gets the job done.
The 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers a good set of high tech features that ease driving and increase comfort, but the car falls short of the luxury feel of competitors from the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Lexus.