This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET Top 5: Best products of the winter
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET Top 5: Best products of the winter

2:45 /

The new year means new products. Find out which ones CNET rates best.

Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt. This time, we're checking in on the big board. We've dug up the data on all the products CNET editors have reviewed during the past three months, ordered them up, and are ready to count them down in reverse order by rating. In other words, here are the Top 5 best products of the winter. At No. 5, The Booq Boa Squeeze, an Editors' Choice for laptop bags. It squeezes comfort, protection, and design into a sexy backpack. Be prepared to shell out about $100 for the privilege, but the privilege is worth it. Coming in at No. 4, the Image X10i headphones. For $350, you would hope they are good--and they are. These are iPhone-compatible headphones that are comfortable, well-balanced, with good bass. The worst thing we can say is that the wire gets tangled easily. Really, that's the worst. Up to No. 3, the Canon EOS 7D. This excellent midrange dSLR is fast flexible streamlined and has excellent photo quality. It costs about $1,700, and it delivers for the money. Sliding in at No. 2, the Aliph Jawbone Icon Another Editors' Choice for Bluetooth Headsets. It comes in different designs--like ACE and HERO-- and has a battery meter for your iPhone on it. Oddly, it does not have a volume control. But it still delivers great call quality. Before we get to No. 1, time for another lame prize question. Here's the deal. Be one of the first 10 people to answer the question correctly at the post for this Top 5 at blog.cnettv.com and you could be chosen to win 4-LOM with blaster pistol and blaster rifle, still barely sealed! Here's the question. The Jawbone Bluetooth headset began as a research experiment for whom? Person and organization please. blog.cnettv.com All right. Let's get to our No. 1. The best product of this cold cold winter. At No. 1, it's...the Dell UltraSharp U2711. An Editors' Choice monitor rocking the very rare 9.0 or 4.5 stars. We've never seen image fidelity on a 27-inch screen like this before. It's also full of features including nearly every kind of monitor connection you could want. Like pretty much every item on this list, it's pricey. It's $1,000 pricey, but it's worth it. Well that's it for this edition of CNET Top 5, don't forget to answer the lame prize question at blog.cnettv.com for a chance to win 4-LOM. Poor criminal protocol droid. I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.

New releases

2014 Kindle Fire tablets start...
1:50 September 17, 2014
Amazon has unveiled its all-new Kindle Fire line, with a full range of new tablets starting from the 6-inch...
Play video
Kindle Voyage: Amazon's new high-end...
1:56 September 17, 2014
Amazon debuts two new e-ink readers for 2014: the high-end Voyage and the new entry-level touch-screen Ki...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 053: Incredible...
23:43 September 17, 2014
On today's show, we jump on the hype train for THAW, MIT's seamless multiscreen project, watch a 3D-printing...
Play video
Make text bigger in iOS 8
0:40 September 17, 2014
Learn how to make the font size larger in iOS 8 for iPhone and iPad.
Play video
Use interactive notifications in...
0:53 September 17, 2014
Learn how to use Apple's new actionable lock screen notifications in iOS 8 for iPhone and iPad.
Play video
Save battery life in iOS 8
0:47 September 17, 2014
Learn how to view which apps are draining your battery most in iOS 8.
Play video
Don't bank on Oplink's Connected...
1:40 September 17, 2014
High monthly fees keep Oplink's Connected Video system from being a true DIY home security contender
Play video
iOS 8 gives Find My iPhone a b...
1:02 September 17, 2014
Two key features in iOS 8 increase the chances you'll reclaim your misplaced iOS device.
Play video