The ready-to-fly quadcopter for professionals, the Inspire 1 may have come out last year, but it reached its full potential in 2015 with the addition of new, interchangeable lens camera systems and powerful autonomous flight features.
Who needs an iPad Pro? Belkin's QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case turns your iPad Air 2 into a near-laptop, and offers sturdy, lightweight protection to boot. It's a CNET Editors' Choice, and one of our favorite accessories of the year.
Ultimate Ears delivered three great fully waterproof Bluetooth speakers in 2015: the big UE Megaboom, the $100 UE Roll, and the UE Boom 2 shown here. All of them sit near the top of the wireless speaker heap in terms of sound quality and features.
Legendary designer Andrew Jones moved from Pioneer to ELAC, and among his first products are the Debut B6s. At $280, £299 per pair, these sumptuous bookshelf speakers are an insane value, and an enthusiastic CNET Editors' Choice.
It costs $35, £30, AU$49 and it's not much bigger than a silver dollar. But the Google Chromecast Audio turns nearly any old boombox, stereo or PC speaker into a poor man's Sonos, bringing wireless audio to the masses.
The Bandit solves the one problem most action-cam users have: What do you do with the video once you've stopped recording? Using a team of sensors to tag the best moments of your videos, when paired with a phone or tablet, the camera can then turn those clips into a shareable highlight reel and all it takes is a shake of your device to do it.
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You may know Plantronics for its call-center headsets or monaural Bluetooth models. But the BackBeat Sense put the company on the map for stereo Bluetooth headphones -- a great-sounding wireless headphone at a good price.
Microsoft's first-ever laptop has a unique detachable screen and a discrete GPU option. It's not quite as refined as the Surface Pro 4, but it's an impressive first-gen product that should be on the shopping list of anyone shopping for a high-end laptop.
Delivering some of the smoothest, fastest gameplay we've seen this year from a laptop thanks to Nvidia's G-Sync tech, there's very little to dislike about the updated G751J. Well, maybe its price, but you get what you pay for.
Windows 10 is the best version of the operating system yet, fixing many of its predecessor's flaws while attempting, mostly successfully, to bridge the gap between traditional PCs and finger-friendly tablets.
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We don't love losing the microSD card slot this year, but if you're going to splash out on one Android phone, this gleaming metal device earns its place at the top. It was one of only two phones to earn a CNET Editors' Choice in 2015.
Curve alert! Samsung's audacity to bend both sides of the Edge's display makes it the S6 model we drool over most, if only for the sheer ostentatiousness of its sumptuous, sometimes impractical design. And for once, no one will confuse your phone with an iPhone.
Apple delivered a series of under-the-hood updates in 2015, including Live Photos, 3D Touch and a faster processor. The changes are subtle, but it's still the go-to smartphone, earning a CNET Editors' Choice.
Apple's second-gen phablet, the 6S Plus (left), includes all of the 6S's features, plus 4K video capture with optical image stabilization and better battery life. The existence of this big, beautiful iOS device is just one more reason why iPad sales are on the decline.
WD's latest My Passport Ultra is the backup drive that you've been looking for. It's fast, capacious and includes backup software that works well. And did we mention it gives you 2TB of space for about $85, £75, AU$180?
E-readers may be a dying breed, but the updated Kindle Paperwhite makes a strong case for leaving your tablet behind. The new model uses the screen from its upscale Voyage sibling, but sells for almost half the price.
Microsoft's fourth-gen Surface approaches the pinnacle of tablet PC perfection, thanks to some subtle design tweaks, an improved keyboard attachment (sold separately) -- and the addition of Windows 10.
Not a DVR, but a unified entertainment system, the Bolt combines a video recorder (for cable and over-the-air antenna broadcasts) with a streaming-media box and the capability to stream to mobile devices in or out of your home. But, frankly, it was the one-button commercial skip that sealed the deal.
For Apple fans with big investments in iTunes TV shows and movies, not to mention games, the long-awaited Apple TV delivers. The touchpad remote and the elegant new on-screen interface justify the price, too.
Jawbone tweaked the design of its Up2 fitness tracker in September, delivering a more comfortable and reliable design. That upgrade, paired with Jawbone's coaching-centric app, made the Up2 one of our favorite fitness trackers of year.