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This week in Crave: The all things '09 edition

This week, we looked back at some of the most popular products of 2009 and experienced fear at the hands of the giant Yeti microphone.

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CNET tested the performance of traditional alkaline batteries. Eric Franklin/CNET

This week was all about looking back--at the most popular TVs, home theater products, cell phones, desktops, digital cameras (and more) of 2009.

We also looked ahead to CES 2010 in January, where we expect to see a number of computing trends, including smartbooks, new Atom processors, greater integration of 3D technology, and growth in SSDs.

Other stories we had our eyes on this week:

• Is "Zelda: Spirit Tracks" worth the ticket to ride?

• Battle of the alkaline batteries.

• Not a bad R2-D2 impression--for a robot.

• Sony's future gaming controller: What won't it have?

• The Yeti microphone is huge--like, disturbingly huge.

• This Canon EOS 7D laughs in the face of cold and snow.

See anything we missed? Got a great gadget tip we should know about. Give us a shout at crave at cnet dot com.