CNET Top 5: Most popular products for July
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET Top 5: Most popular products for July

2:35 /

Are you still obsessed with phones? Find out CNET users' favorite tech gear.

Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt. Time to look at the products you are looking at the most. Every month, we comb through our server logs to find out what reviews have the most traffic and count down the Top 5 Most Popular Products. So...let's go. At No. 5, The MacBook Pro. That's right. One of two most popular products this month that isn't a phone. This is the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the SD card slot and because it's a Pro it has Firewire. And it's cheaper... than Macs used to be. Coming in at No. 4, The Asus Eee PC 1008HA. A Netbook! It's slim, it's attractive, even the ports are hidden. Take that button-hating Apple! The new Eee PC is a looker, and y'all are looking. Up to No. 3, the LG enV Touch. Well, now things are beginning to look more familiar. A phone. And a Verizon phone at that. It's the best Verizon smartphone, according to CNET editor Kent German. And the last Verizon phone on the list. Sliding in at No. 2, the Palm Pre. It's a Sprint phone and, if it weren't for Apple, would be the hyped-up darling of the cell phone universe right now, with its WebOS and wireless charger. But it's not No. 1. And before we get to No. 1, which you can probably guess, it's time for a lame prize. This size-small Jonathan Coulton Mandelbrot commemorative T-shirt goes to one of the first 10 people to answer this question at the entry for this top 5 at blog.cnettv.com. What would have been number 6 today if this show was called Top 6? Hint, it was on last month's most popular list. All right. Let's get to our No. 1. The most popular product at CNET this month. No surprise. At No. 1, it's... the Apple iPhone 3GS. It's not even that new. I mean, it's faster. It has a compass. It takes better pictures. And you, as with most things iPhone, are enamored with it. But if history repeats itself, you'll get over it quickly. And then, hope against all hopes, maybe a TV or Netbook will be number one. I'm a dreamer. Well, that's it for this edition of CNET Top 5. Don't forget, you make the most popular happen by visiting reviews at cnet.com. And of course, go answer our trivia question at blog.cnettv.com for a chance to win the Mandelbrot Coulton T-Shirt. I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.

New releases

Find your hidden Facebook inbo...
1:04 July 31, 2014
Facebook keeps a second inbox for messages from outside of your social network. Here's how to find it.
Play video
Sky backs Oculus Rift in CNET UK...
38:32 July 31, 2014
Self-driving cars are coming to UK roads, and Sky is throwing money at virtual reality -- but would you watch...
Play video
Use Android Wear as a remote shutter...
2:05 July 30, 2014
Here's how to use your Android Wear to take photos, selfies and group shots without needing to touch your...
Play video
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wa...
6:49 July 30, 2014
Wagons are hot and diesels are hot. Brian Cooley checks out how well BMW combines the hotness in the 328d...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 027: Robot sports...
22:08 July 30, 2014
On today's show, a Korean baseball team installs a robot cheering section in their stands, a Spanish physicist...
Play video
Dimmer-free dimming with the Nanoleaf...
2:09 July 30, 2014
This odd-looking light has a few tricks up its sleeve.
Play video
Grado SR325e: A detail lovers...
1:59 July 30, 2014
While it's not for bass hounds, the $295 SR325e delivers very open, detailed sound that makes it exciting...
Play video
Facebook shutting down Gifts to...
2:52 July 30, 2014
The social network will close the gift-card store, Amazon is paying Prime users for slower shipping, and EA...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre