Monster Central Power Control 100MC
The Monster Central Power Control Kit sits behind the competition on features, making its $140 price point completely outlandish.
The SteelSeries Stratus is the best-feeling and most versatile iOS game controller, but it's a lot to pay for an accessory.
Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery
Logitech's first stab at an iOS game controller nails design and feel, but lacks flexibility or extra features.
Quirky Pivot Power Genius
This power strip is smart, but "Genius" might be pushing it. Even though it has only one socket, for now we still prefer the Belkin WeMo Switch.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
Whether you're already noticing early signs of carpal tunnel syndrome or just want to get started on prevention, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is a cost-effective, well-thought-out solution that puts a healthy posture at your fingertips.
Leap Motion Controller
Leap Motion's Kinect-like PC motion controller has its moments of magic, but right now it's more toy than productivity tool.
Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650
The Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650 makes it easy to add a standalone touch pad to your Windows 8 tablet or desktop, but mimicking touch-screen gestures is still an imperfect experience.
Sony PlayStation Move Racing Wheel
Despite a couple of limitations, the Sony Move Racing Wheel performs well, delivering a good sense of steering a car in racing games, and is much easier to set up than a full racing wheel.
Duo Games Duo Pinball
Pinball Duo is a cute idea with little purpose for anyone, even hard-core pinball fans, especially at its high price. It's a one-trick plastic pony for one app.
Discovery Bay Games Duo Gamer Controller
The good news: the iPad has a game controller. The bad news: it only works with a few games. Meet the awkward Duo Gamer.
Ion Audio iCade Mobile
The iCade Mobile is a retro gaming oddity for the iPhone that adds physical buttons, but for a lofty $70 price. Its lack of universal compatibility, lack of analog sticks, and large size relegate it to strictly novelty status.
Wacom Intuos5 touch ( large)
Though it doesn't add any new graphics-specific capabilities over its predecessor, the Wacom Intuos5 input tablet remains a must-have for digital brushworkers.
Razer Onza Tournament Edition
With its bevy of forward-thinking features and customization options, the Razer Onza Tournament Edition is easily one of the best third-party Xbox 360 controllers we've ever used.
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller w/Transforming D-Pad and Play and Charge Kit
The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Transforming D-pad is a must-have for 360 gamers who demand a precise D-pad response.
Nintendo Wii Remote Plus ( Pink)
For families and lovers of casual games, the still-affordable Wii represents the best console bundle value of the holiday season in terms of dollars spent; however, the Wii's getting long in the tooth, and other game consoles offer more entertainment options and functionality for their higher price tags.
With its impressive body tracking and unique, controller-free experience, Kinect is great for casual gaming parties and workouts--assuming you have enough room to play it.
Nyko Wand+ ( Clear)
Nyko once again beats Nintendo to the punch by offering a two-in-one remote/MotionPlus design at the same price as an original Nintendo Wii remote controller.
Apple Magic Trackpad
Apple's Magic Trackpad offers all the functionality of a MacBook clickpad in a standalone Bluetooth device. For most people, however, it's not worth the pricey upgrade over an existing mouse.
Wacom Intuos4 Wireless
Wacom improves on its excellent Intuos4 tablet by adding relatively seamless Bluetooth connectivity.
Logitech Wireless Desktop MK700 Keyboard and Laser Mouse
Although it's not our favorite keyboard and mouse combination, the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK700 set earns our recommendation for its comfortable "Incurve" key design, quick scrolling mouse, and impressive battery life. If you're looking to upgrade your input devices and are on a budget, this $100 combination deserves your attention.
Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch CTH661
Multitouch in place of a mouse may not appeal to pro designers, but the Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch is an excellent choice for mobile users who want to begin dabbling with art tools.
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard
The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 is a solid keyboard and mouse combination with a bevy of customizable buttons that make it a no-brainer to use with a home theater PC, but the asymmetrical button layout on the keyboard requires time to learn. If you're looking for a more ergonomic desktop set and willing to put in a little work, the Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 will serve you well.
Belkin Conserve Surge Protector ( 8-outlet)
Belkin's Conserve surge protector probably won't save you a ton of money, but it does provide a convenient way to selectively shut off any power-sucking devices in your home.
Kensington 72327 SlimBlade Trackball
Kensington resurrects a dying breed with the SlimBlade Trackball, but the potential of its unique shortcut buttons devolves into a mess of clumsy extra functions and awkward movements that restrict productivity.
Wacom Intuos4 ( extra large)
With a beautiful and more functional new design, Wacom's Intuos4 tablet demonstrates that a lack of competition doesn't necessarily keep you from innovating.
Canson PaperShow Kit
The PaperShow kit merges paper scribbling and digital presentation and makes exchanging ideas fun. It would be an excellent tool if it was easier to install and the pen had a longer battery life.
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Logitech Driving Force Wireless
Logitech's Driving Force Wireless for the PS3 may not be for hard-core racers, but what you give up in performance you get back in ease of use and set up.
Nyko Kama Wireless Nunchuk ( Wii U)
While it's more of a luxury accessory than a must-have accessory, the Nyko Kama Wireless Nunchuk does a good job of eliminating that final cable from your Wii's controller.
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 Keyboard and Mouse Set
Though it may not offer much relief from clinical repetitive stress injuries, the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 will satisfy users who want a slightly more comfortable keyboard and mouse than the one that came with their computer.
Wacom Cintiq 12WX
A great input device if you do a lot of brush-based graphics, the Cintiq 12WX nonetheless has some awkward design aspects and a bit of a high price.