Flip UltraHD (white)

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Flip UltraHD (white)

Editors' rating: 4

The good: Shoots 720p HD video; high-quality video for its class; easy to use; uses rechargeable AA batteries; FlipShare software compatible with both Mac and Windows machines.

The bad: Somewhat pricey; no memory card slot; no cable included for HD output to HDTVs.

The bottom line: The Flip Video UltraHD may not be the sexiest mini camcorder out there, but it offers a respectable feature set and some of the best video we've seen from this type of cheap, YouTube-friendly camcorder.

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Price: around $200

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LaCie iamaKey USB flash drive (8GB)

LaCie iamaKey USB flash drive (8GB)

Editors' rating: 4

The good: Sturdy construction; slim; key ring attachment won't break.

The bad: Plastic cap can get lost easily.

The bottom line: LaCie's iamaKey USB flash drive is slim, sturdy, and, most importantly, will stay on your key ring.

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Price range: $32.58 - $39.95

Photo by: LaCie

Phiaton PS 300 Primal Series Noise Canceling Headphones

Phiaton PS 300 Primal Series Noise Canceling Headphones

Editors' rating: 4

The good: The Phiaton Primal Series 300 Noise Canceling headphones cost less than the Bose QuietComfort 3 and offer more extras, such as an additional rechargeable battery and the capability to work without noise cancellation activated. The headphones are very comfortable and compact. A nice, hard-shelled case and international power adapters are included.

The bad: Although cheaper than competition from Bose, the PS 300 headphones are still pricey. Bass has a tendency to sound mushy and the PS 300 makes several genres of music sound slightly muffled.

The bottom line: The Phiaton Primal Series 300 Noise Canceling headphones are supercompact and packed with features any frequent flier would lust after, but only those with a particular penchant for dance pop, electronica, and hip hop should consider picking up a set.

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Price: $299

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ZT Affinity 7308Ma

ZT Affinity 7308Ma

Editors' rating: 4

The good: Overachieving quad-core performance for its price range, thanks to a fast AMD CPU; Blu-ray drives uncommon at this price range; more display outputs than we've seen on any other desktop; Asus ExpressGate software lets you watch movies and get online without booting to Windows.

The bad: Bland looks.

The bottom line: ZT's smartly configured Affinity 7308Ma offers a Blu-ray drive and fast application performance, both rare for its $699 price tag. You won't show off this midtower PC off for its looks, but we recommend it to those who enjoy the satisfaction that comes with finding a hidden bargain.

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Price: $699

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Acer Aspire 3935-6504

Acer Aspire 3935-6504

Editors' rating: 3.5

The good: Slim, polished design; powerful for a sub-$1,000 13-inch laptop; good battery life.

The bad: Wimpy touch pad, VGA-only video output; some parts feel quite plastic.

The bottom line: Thin, sexy 13-inch laptops are reasonably common, but the Acer Aspire 3935 is one of the slickest available for less than $1,000.

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Price range: $899.95 - $899.99

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2009 BMW 650i Convertible

2009 BMW 650i Convertible

Editors' rating: 3.5

The good: Antiroll technology keeps the 2009 BMW 650i Convertible stable in the corners, while its engine provides a compromise between power and economy. The navigation system's traffic avoidance feature works well, and we like the new lane departure warning system.

The bad: The BMW 6-series still uses the old iDrive interface, which makes using the cabin electronics difficult. An otherwise nice exterior design is ruined by the oddly shaped trunk lid.

The bottom line: Although the 2009 BMW 650i Convertible makes for a good luxury cruiser and sport driver, with practical cabin tech, we would wait for the next model update, which promises a better design and new navigation system.

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Price range: $84,900 - $94,070

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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Editors' rating: 3.5

The good: Relatively fast; good HD video; raw file support.

The bad: Big; quirky interface; some image artifacts.

The bottom line: A top megazoom option, the Canon PowerShot SX1 IS offers a 20x zoom lens and HD video, which you can't get in a similarly priced dSLR, and delivers more features and slightly better performance and photo quality than the cheaper SX10 IS.

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Price range: $599.00 - $899.95

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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS (black)

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS (black)

Editors' rating: 3.5

The good: Compact body with wide-angle lens with 12x zoom; manual controls; very good photo and video quality for its class.

The bad: Mixed performance; no optical zoom in Movie mode.

The bottom line: More than just a point-and-shoot pocket megazoom, the Canon SX200 IS improves upon its forerunner, but not by much.

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Price range: $330.15 - $349.99

Photo by: Canon

Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 (6TB)

Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 (6TB)

Editors' rating: 3.5

The good: The Seagate BlackArmor offers fast throughput, hassle-free remote access, excellent backup solutions, and has many customization options. Also, its large amounts of storage; RAID 5, RAID 0, RAID 10, and Span support; tool-less design; and great expandability will satisfy most small businesses.

The bad: The Seagate BlackArmor requires more than basic networking know-how to take advantage of its advanced features. Also, it lacks port aggregation, has scant instructions, and may not be compatible with some routers.

The bottom line: Although Seagate BlackArmor is difficult to use for networking novices, it is a good choice for small business and advanced users.

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Price range: $1,474.99 - $1,736.16

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Editors' rating: 3.5

The good: Fast; tiltable LCD; Hand-held Twilight mode produces better-than-average photos in low light; zooms during movie capture.

The bad: Small EVF; no raw support; HDMI output requires dongle; no standard continuous-shooting mode.

The bottom line: Tradeoffs abound in Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 megazoom: though it's fast and has some really novel, useful features, it just doesn't deliver the photo quality expected for its class.

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Price range: $465.19 - $499.99

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