Here's our weekly roundup of the new products CNET reviewers liked best.
T-Mobile MyTouch 3G - black (T-Mobile)
Editors' rating: 4
The good: The T-Mobile MyTouch 3G has a sleek, attractive design with a gorgeous display, tactile controls, and an easy-to-use, customizable interface. Stereo Bluetooth and Outlook e-mail syncing are standard features, and call and data performance are excellent.
The bad: The T-Mobile MyTouch 3G lacks important features like a standard 3.5-millimeter headset jack, a file manager, and camera-editing options. Video quality is uneven, and the HTML browser interface and virtual keyboard have their flaws. Also, it doesn't support Outlook calendar and contacts syncing.
The bottom line: With the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G, the Google Android OS gets a much-needed boost. A few complaints remain, and some users may bemoan the lack of a physical keyboard, but we approve of its eye-catching design and interface, improved features, and satisfying performance.
The good: The Linksys WRT160N comes in a compact, sleek design. It sports an easy-to-use Web interface and offers a good set of networking features. Its included software is very helpful for setting it up with both Macs and PCs.
The bad: The Linksys WRT160N doesn't support the faster Gigabit standard for wired connection, nor does it have USB support.
The bottom line: The Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N broadband router has consistent performance, good range, a helpful software application, and a good set of networking features. Its lack of Gigabit and USB support are the only major knocks against it.
The good: 5.1 home theater system; built-in Blu-ray player; wireless rear speakers; included iPod dock; wireless speakers performed flawlessly in our setup.
The bad: Expensive compared with competing systems; no streaming media services like Netflix or Pandora; should sound better, especially for the price; no video inputs; remote lacks an eject button.
The bottom line: The Sony BDV-E500W is an attractive home theater system with built-in Blu-ray and wireless rear speakers, but it's too expensive and lacks streaming media services such as Netflix or Pandora found on cheaper competing systems.
The good: Fastest output speeds on any inkjet to date; outstanding print quality; compact footprint; inexpensive; robust driver options.
The bad: Higher-than-average cost per page; lacks creative software suite.
The bottom line: The Epson Stylus NX515 is a capable machine that will improve the efficiency of any office or work-at-home setup. Not only is it a lightning-fast all-in-one, but it also has a broader range of features than most other $150 AIOs. As long as you don't need a full creative software suite, the Epson Stylus NX515 will make a dependable sidekick to your computer.
The good: The Garmin Nuvi 255W features a large touch screen and an easy-to-understand interface. Startup, destination entry, and trip routing and rerouting times are slightly faster than the competition. "Where am I?" feature is very useful for emergencies. Text-to-speech reads street and POI names aloud.
The bad: The Nuvi 255W's feature set is rather limited. Mounting cradle is bulkier than competing models and not very portable.
The bottom line: As entry-level GPS navigators go, the Garmin Nuvi 255W is still one of the best choices available for anyone who wants speedy performance without breaking the bank.