Creative Sound Blaster X7
The Creative Sound Blaster X7 offers a ridiculous number of features for the money and sound quality is generally very good, but its appeal is limited.
Actiontec Wireless Network Extender Plus Powerline Network Adapter 500 Kit
The Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.
Anker USB 24W USB Car Charger
If you find it at a discount, the Anker 24W USB charger is an excellent option for powering multiple smartphones or tablets while on the road.
Novatel MiFi Liberate ( AT&T)
The Novatel Wireless MiFi Liberate is arguably the best mobile router AT&T has offered yet.
Targus Space Saving Lap Chill Mat
Most laptop stands either are too big to carry, or only support smaller notebooks. The Targus Space Saving Lap Chill Mat packs down nearly flat, and can also support 17-inch desktop-replacement laptops.
Energizer 5W Premium USB Wall Charger
With its convenient and portable package, the Energizer 5W Wall Charger offers some welcome improvements over the common cell phone charger.
NZXT Cryo E40
For under $30, the NZXT Cryo E40 provides efficient cooling through its movable fans, and its metal body makes it look like a more expensive accessory.
Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt adapter
All things considered, the Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt adapter is currently the best investment for those who want a superfast storage device to use with a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac.
We recommend the AMD A8-3850 to mainstream desktop PC users in search of capable gaming power and multithreaded application performance.
Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11 ( by Samsung)
Business users who need a superfast mobile Internet connection will be happy with the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11. Others should be aware of its expensive data plans and hot temperature.
Sprint MiFi 4082 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
For mobile users who travel within good Sprint 4G coverage areas--especially those traveling with laptops-- the Sprint MiFi 4082 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot makes a good companion.
Elgato EyeTV Hybrid
If you're a Mac user who's been looking for a way to add live TV and DVR functionality to your computer, the Elgato EyeTV Hybrid could be the solution you've been waiting for. However, in a world of ever-increasing streaming video options, you might find your needs for live TV recording to be ever diminishing.
Roxio Game Capture
While the Roxio Game Capture system might satisfy the ultranovice game capturer, many average users and do-it-yourselfers will be better served seeking alternatives.
XCom Global MiFi Hotspot
The XCom Global MiFi Hotspot is pricey, but if you need reliable Internet coverage abroad, the cost will be worth it.
Idapt i3 Universal Desktop Charger ( black)
Though it's not flawless, the Idapt i3 Universal Charging Dock does a good job at simultaneously powering up to three devices, but a few annoyances keep it from being a must-buy.
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Ineo USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station
The Ineo USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station is a good hard-drive docking station for those who work frequently with internal hard drives. It saves time and negates the need to open the computer's case.
Powermat Portable Mat
The Powermat isn't entirely free of wires, but it succeeds at being different and at powering your phone. On the other hand, we don't see it fulfilling a need.
Targus AWE55US Lap Chill Mat
The Targus Lap Chill Mat is among the least-ugly laptop fan stands we've seen, helping it rise above the generic-looking competition.
Logitech N110 Notebook Riser
The Logitech Notebook Riser N110 is a flexible ergonomic stand, but check first for a perfect fit if you use a thinner laptop.
Sound Blaster Wireless System for iTunes and Receiver
The Sound Blaster Wireless System for iTunes and Receiver is a painless way to stream audio from your PC or Mac to a set of speakers or AV receiver.
The Voyager Q is a versatile hard-drive-docking station for people who work with more than one internal hard drive. It saves time and spares you from having to open the computer's case.
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EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked
We don't think most gamers shopping for a midrange 3D card are looking for power efficiency, but for those conscientious few, the EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked is the card for you. Otherwise, you can get noticeably more performance and capability from an only slightly more expensive ATI card.
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 ( PCI-e 2.0, 2GB, GDDR3)
Even if it's a relative power hog, the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 brings so much speed and utility to the table it's hard for us to recommend another midrange 3D card. Only the particularly power conscious or those who play games with known multichip scaling issues should look elsewhere.
BFG GeForce GTX 295 ( PCI-e 2.0, 1.7GB, GDDR3)
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 295 is the single fastest 3D card on the market, and for a relatively aggressive price. Added bonuses like power efficiency and PhysX support sweeten the deal, but even without those extra benefits, we'd still recommend this card for its processing power and comparative value.
Targus Chill Mat for Mac
Designed to coordinate with your Apple work space, the USB-powered Targus Chill Mat for Mac provides effective cooling for your MacBook or MacBook Pro.
Intel Core i7-965 Extreme Edition
Thanks to an expensive new motherboard requirement, Intel's new Core i7 desktop processors will remain enthusiast and professional-level parts until more affordable complementary hardware comes out later next year. Speed never comes cheap, however, and if you're willing to spend for it now, you'll find yourself in possession of the fastest CPU on the market.
Mophie Juice Pack for iPod Touch
The Juice Pack comes at a high price for a glorified battery, but weary, entertainment-starved travelers will appreciate the extra time it offers.
As Reviewed: $99
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Penguin 4X Quad Charge Station for Wii
The Penguin 4X Quad Charge Station does a great job charging and storing up to four Wii remotes.
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Nyko Charge Base 2 ( PS3)
The Nyko Charge Base 2 is a convenient way to keep your wireless PS3 controllers charged without having to turn on your PlayStation 3.
AMD Phenom X4 9850 ( 2.5GHz)
AMD's new Phenom X4 9850 is overpriced and outclassed compared with its Intel-based quad-core competition. If PC vendors can use this chip to make cheap systems (as they did with older Phenoms), we might have nicer things to say, but as a DIY part at this price, we can't recommend AMD's latest quad-core CPU.
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