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.
Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard with Integrated Multi-Touch Trackpad
The Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard is a keyboard-plus-touchpad combo for home theater PCs that is both low-cost and simple to use.
Anker TC930 Ultra-Thin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air
You can't beat the price of Anker's thin keyboard for the iPad Air, but serious typists should invest in a better option.
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air ( 2014, Space Gray)
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.
Belkin QODE Thin Type Keyboard Cover for iPad Air ( White)
If you want a sturdy, easy-to-use keyboard accessory that looks nearly as good as the iPad itself, the Belkin Qode Thin Type is one of the best.
Microsoft Xbox One Media Remote
The Xbox One Media Remote is a must-have accessory that makes it much easier to accept a gaming console as the hub of your living room.
Samsung SmartCam HD Pro
The Samsung SmartCam HD Pro is a very good IP camera, but Dropcam Pro still has it beat in terms of durability, app design, and overall video quality.
Philips Screeneo HDP1590
The Philips Screeneo HDP1590 boasts a decent number of features including an ultra-short throw distance but offers below-average performance for the price.
ViewSonic Pro8200 DLP Projector
The ViewSonic Pro8200 may seem "cheap and cheerful," but its sub-par image quality against rivals makes it a worse value.
If you can afford the JVC DLA-X700R -- and the dedicated room, high-quality screen, and professional calibration required to make it shine -- its spectacular picture quality is worth the steep investment.