CNET Top 5
Nero 6.0 Ultra is a versatile, comprehensive CD/DVD software suite that gives you excellent bang for the buck.
The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition's insanely large size and stratospheric price make the Nexus 5 and Note 3 better options for pure Android power.
The ReadyNAS Ultra 4 is a workhorse NAS server best suited for home- or small-office environments, where heavy data sharing and backups are required.
Flip Video has made some modest improvements to the original Ultra--but it's only worth buying at a reasonable discount off its list price.
The Netgear XAV2001 makes it easy to extend your network to places the wireless signal can't get to within your house. Make sure you have more than one receptacle at the far end of the power-line connection.
While it may not be a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners, a host of subtle improvements make the latest Sony PSP (aka the PSP 2000) an even better deal for anyone looking for a solid portable gaming and multimedia device.
Samsung's finally made an affordable ultrabook, and the 13-inch Series 5 Ultra is a well-priced and far slimmer product than its 14-inch cousin. Still, it's not a runaway bargain, and it feels like corners have been cut in adapting it from the stellar Series 9's design. You also might want to wait a few weeks for Intel's latest processors to arrive.
Unless you want the thinnest smartphone on the block, the more powerful HTC One and Droid Maxx are better buys.
As long as you respect its limitations and keep the camera steady, the Polaroid XS100i is a good easy-to-use budget-friendly option for dabbling in hands-free video.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a great screen and loads of power, plus it won't die if you drop it in the bath. Its gargantuan size, however, is likely to make it impractical for most people to use as an everyday phone.
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