Making lattes and other cafe-style drinks is hard work, and the Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista successfully automates much of the process, but consistently pulling straight shots of quality espresso is out of this machine's reach.
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.
With excellent photo and video quality and a deep feature set, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is the perfect mix if you want dSLR-like controls and better than point-and-shoot performance with the convenience of a single fixed lens.
For heavy storage users who also need a high level of data safety, the Crucial MX200 is an excellent buy.
The Caso SousVide Center SV1000 delivers consistent enough results, but I wouldn't say it's worth the price -- unless you're cooking sous vide on a regular basis. Even then, there are better water bath options out there.
Sony's X1000V offers power and performance in a package that goes head-to-head with the GoPro.
The Yamaha SRT-1000 offers discreet looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features, upping the ante for the sound base speaker category.
A new prosumer run-and-gun-style camcorder has tons of entry-level pro features -- it's just missing the three sensors.
Packing the benefits of pressure cooking into a countertop oven is a pretty clever idea. Chef Puck's oven isn't perfect, and at $249 it isn't for everyone, but crafty home cooks will nonetheless appreciate its performance.
It's probably too early to commit to a master smart-home platform, but for basic home automation across multiple devices, Staples Connect works well -- and at $99, it's priced just right.