Iomega eGo Portable Mac Edition external hard drive
Iomega eGo Portable Mac Edition external hard drive (250GB, USB 2.0, FireWire, white)
Editors' rating: 4
The good:Triple interface connection; drop protection durability; fast transfer speeds (especially with FireWire 800), three-year warranty.
The bad: Power cord not included; exposed ports susceptible to dirt.
The bottom line: Mac and PC users alike will appreciate the Iomega eGo Portable's triple interface connectivity that lets you choose from USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800. Combined with a rugged enclosure, free data protection software, and a robust three-year warranty, this drive is a great example of well-rounded hardware. We thoroughly recommend it both for average consumer as well as data-hounds on a budget.
The good: The NEC MultiSync EA221WM has full, four-way ergonomic support, good movie and game performance, and multiple USB ports. Also, it has a great lower viewing angle and built in speakers with a headphone jack.
The bad:The NEC MultiSync EA221WM has apparent backlight bleeding, no HDMI, and a fairly high asking price.
The bottom line: The NEC MultiSync EA221WM has a host of features and good overall performance for a fairly high price.
The good: The Nokia N97 features a touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and 32GB of internal flash memory. The smartphone also offers 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS and comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera.
The bad: The N97's touch user interface isn't well integrated and can be inconsistent and confusing, especially compared with the competition. We would have preferred a capacitive touch screen instead of resistive.
The bottom line: While the Nokia N97 is packed with features and offers the freedom of an unlocked phone, its clunky touch interface, sky-high price tag, and outdated operating system make it hard to recommend when there are better touch-screen smartphones on the market.
The good: The Roxy Reference 250 earphones are stylish and comfortable. Sound quality is decent, bass is present, and the earphones offer a reasonable amount of noise isolation. A cool carrying case and a built-in mic for taking calls are nice included features.
The bad: The Roxy Reference 250 earphones come with only two sets of eartips and may not fit all users correctly. The cable is on the short side and may not be durable in the long run. Certain songs sound overly bright and forward.
The bottom line: The Roxy Reference 250 earphones offer great value for the money: they are stylish, work with music phones, and include a cute case that does double duty for your MP3 player.