At Barcelona this week, LG showed off its premium mid-tier series of smartphones with the LG Magna and Spirit.
Announced at CES, Yale's newest smart lock turns NFC-equipped phones into digital keys.
The sleek new LG LAP340 SoundPlate can double as a pedestal for a 32- to 55-inch TV and features Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming from mobile devices.
For less than $150, the VR-340 packs a lot of specs in a pocket-friendly package.
LG A340 - gray (AT&T)
Verizon customers looking for a simple phone will appreciate the Samsung Gusto 2's emphasis on call quality and comfort, despite a few minor flaws.
Fans of the Samsung Alias 2 should love the Samsung Zeal's identical convertible flip design and e-ink keyboard. However, if you're not open to a learning curve, the Zeal has little new to offer.
The entry-level Samsung Gusto has some useful features and a great price, but with mediocre call quality and a flimsy construction, it generates little more than mild interest.
The Samsung Intensity II is a good midrange phone for teens, thanks to its various social networking and communications tools. While there are some drawbacks, the moderate price is a draw.
The four sibling models--the JVC Everio GZ-HM300, HM320, HM340, and HD500--deliver subpar video for even their dirt-cheap prices.