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Phones, a game, and a great smartwatch to keep you entertained and connected this holiday season. Plus two fantastic headphones, both on-ear and one Bluetooth.
Another week, another cornucopia of stuff crossing the desks of various CNET editors, which is good, because they're pretty much all out of leftover Halloween candy. This week's assortment covers products for audio, video, and being outside.
So what do we think of the Google Nexus 9, the first tablet to run Android Lollipop 5.0? Yeah, it's pretty great. The Sony PlayStation 4 is has a slight edge over the Xbox One. CNET's reviewers also found "the most affordable way to enjoy 3D printing," great waterproof phones and more earphones. (Keep those out of the water though). Enjoy.
You know, it's spooky how many products the CNET crew reviewed this week (federal law requires that a lame Halloween reference is included in at least one thing today, so there you go). From phones to laptops to "the best image editor on the iPad," there's all kinds of stuff to ogle.
This week, CNET editors reviewed products from some of the big names in consumer electronics -- Apple, Amazon, Nintendo -- but Pioneer's flagship AVIC 8000NEX navigation and multimedia receiver was the one that impressed us enough to earn a Spectacular rating as well as the coveted Editors' Choice Award.
This week CNET's reviews editors found no fewer than three Outstanding products -- the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet with stylus, a pair of Bowers & Wilkins bookshelf speakers and a "superb" Bonavita coffee maker. Beyond that, a great quadcopter for beginners and an Editors' Choice Award-winning Nikon camera lead a healthy list of winners.
Well, it's harvest season, and this week's crop of reviews from CNET editors includes those for a big gaming desktop computer, a Bluetooth speaker and a handy gadget for tech-savvy foodies, among other items.
This week in CNET's highest-rated product reviews, the Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone is "Outstanding." We compared several e-book lending services and here's the winner. We also found an excellent universal remote control, a great diesel Jeep, and other unexpected tech delights. Check 'em out!
If you rearrange the letters in "Dodge Challenger," you can spell "Lo, charged legend." As it so happens, CNET's Antuan Goodwin was impressed with the powerful muscle car. You can also spell "charged LED dongle," but sadly, we didn't review one of those this week. But there's plenty more non-dongle fun in store in this week's gallery, so have at it.
You know it's a good lineup when the TV with the "Best. Picture. Ever." isn't even near the top of the list. CNET's editors have full reviews of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus -- and yes; they're outstanding -- some WeMo LEDs made our smart-home reviewers happy, and more.