CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
Even when it's working well, the Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router has nothing to justify its expensive price tag.
While it's a bit overpriced, the Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless is among the best wireless sports earphones.
The Samsung Wireless is the best mobile device for media streaming and data backup, but only Android users need apply.
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The Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter is an excellent and fast way to extend your home network to places where Wi-Fi signal can't reach.
The Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but it's a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
The Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.
The Netgear WG111 is one of the best all-around wireless USB adapters we've seen.
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
The Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ is by far the fastest portable drive to date and, for power users, totally worth the investment.