Grab your tech passport and travel to Berlin for the massive IFA consumer-electronics tradeshow.
CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.
Joining the ranks of cylindrical portable Bluetooth speakers, the water-resistant Sony SRS-BTS50 hits stores this month for $130.
Nor much bigger than a hockey puck, the $50 X100 plays big and fits easily in a bag -- or even a pocket.
JBL's $50 micro wireless speaker now has speakerphone capabilities (and a clip on top)
Despite some small flaws, the sturdily built Divoom Voombox Travel is a good budget choice for a wireless travel speaker.
Facebook's Paper is a new and attractive way to browse the social network and get the latest news, but its unclear why it's better to have two Facebook apps rather than one.
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If you're willing to invest in some additional accessories and have a fast Internet connection, the Cricut Explore can be a fun and useful machine for passionate arts and crafts do-it-yourselfers.
Only consider the Vitamix S30 if personal to-go blending and quality are your objectives and saving money isn't.
While it has its sound limitations, particularly in the bass department, the downsized version of Scosche's BoomBottle H2O is a pretty decent little wireless speaker that's travel-friendly and repels water.
For sheer typing responsiveness, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air is still a pro. But, even with its new tilt-angle design, it's no longer quite as unique as it used to be.
Nuyvvo's Tablo is one of the most promising over-the-air TV recording solutions in years, but there are just enough quirks to keep it in early-adopter territory.