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.
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 Zing is a robust and capable mobile cellular router, but make sure you're happy with Sprint's 4G LTE coverage first before getting it.
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Despite the rather short battery life and confusing apps, the WD My Passport Wireless is an excellent mobile media drive, especially for photographers.
The design of Toshiba's high-end Kirabook hasn't changed since last year, but it has aged gracefully. The components get an update and the battery life gets a big boost, making this an all-around excellent, but expensive, ultrabook.
Rockford Fosgate's Bluetooth Adapter makes a convenient fit for some cars, but the lack of phone features limits it to music.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
The lack of Gigabit Ethernet in many ways cancels out the Netgear R6100's support for the fast 802.11ac standard and makes it just an average Wi-Fi router.
Despite its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.