Welcome, one and all, to the neverending roadshow of electrical excellence that is the CNET UK Editors' Choice awards! Every month we select the very best -- and only the very best -- gadgets to pass over our threshold and mark them with our red-hot branding iron of high-rated approval. Here's July's top bananas.
As the most polished and accomplished Android-powered phone to date, it came close to matching the score of one of its fiercest competitors: Apple's iPhone 3GS. It's beautiful to look at, to hold and to use. Plus it's customisable like almost no other, with a deep ocean of handy applications to soak in from the Android Marketplace. Not a single member of the CNET UK team felt anything but love for the Hero, and its top-tier score reflects this. It's a worthy claimant of our Editors' Choice award this month.
The 32-inch baby brother in Philips' flagship 9000 series is packed with tech, despite its diminutive stature. First-class picture and sound is the least you would expect from a TV this size that costs £1,000, but the set's Web features are what really earn its corn. YouTube, games and Internet radio are all one button-press away, while full Web browsing is possible too -- unlike on many rival Net-enabled TVs.
Panasonic Viera TX-P46Z1
If anything ever deserved an Editors' Choice award, it's a 46-inch, 1080p plasma TV that has more bells and whistles than a bells and whistles emporium that has recently received a large overstock shipment from Bells and Whistles Ltd. Sure, it's a tad on the pricey side, but what's a mere £4,200 when you're getting wireless high-definition? High-frequency transmissions convey the fancy pictures from your Blu-ray player to the TV, so there are no ugly wires (apart from the power cable). A full 1,080 lines of moving image resolution gives utterly astounding picture quality too. This is the very highest end of TV quality and we thoroughly endorse it.