Klipsch Image S4i earphones with mic

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Klipsch Image S4i earphones with mic

Editors' rating: 4.5 out of 5

The good: The Klipsch Image S4i earphones offer exceptional sound quality for the money. They're also very comfortable, and the package includes a few handy extras such as a storage box and cleaning tool. Plus, there's a call answer button, mic, and iPod playback controls integrated into the cord.

The bad: The cable of the Image S4i earphones is pretty thin and tangle-prone, and the included eartips may not work for everyone.

The bottom line: The Klipsch Image S4i earphones offer up sound quality on par with and better than sets that cost many times as much, and they include compelling extras for iPhone and iPod users.

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Price range: $99.99

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Motorola Droid (Verizon Wireless)

Motorola Droid (Verizon Wireless)

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: The Motorola Droid boasts a gorgeous display and the benefits of Android 2.0, including a faster Web browser, Google Maps Navigation app, and better messaging and contact management. It also offers excellent call quality and improved speed over previous Android devices.

The bad: The QWERTY keyboard feels flat and the dialpad control is restricted to the home screen. Music and video capabilities still trail behind the competition. Dual-mode functionality for world-roaming capabilities would have been a nice addition.

The bottom line: Some minor design issues and multimedia quibbles aside, the Motorola Droid is the most powerful and fastest Google Android device to date. It fully embraces the openness of the Android platform and offers Verizon customers a smartphone that certainly rivals the other touch-screen devices on the market. It is set for a November 6 release.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 (with 14mm-45mm lens)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 (with 14mm-45mm lens)

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: Excellent photo quality and performance for its class; comfortable, streamlined design; interchangeable lenses.

The bad: EVF costs extra; can't use EVF and hot-shoe flash simultaneously.

The bottom line: The best interchangeable-lens compact we've seen thus far, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 delivers great photo quality and performance in an enthusiast-friendly shooting experience. Like competitors, however, the lack of an optical viewfinder limits its usability for photographing action.

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Price range: $899.99 - $1,199.99

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Samsung DualView TL225 (purple/black)

Samsung DualView TL225 (purple/black)

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: Large automatic shooting feature set; responsive touch-screen navigation; unique dual-screen design.

The bad: Adapter needed for HDMI output; microSD card requirement might irk some; touch-screen interface not for everyone; battery charges in camera; whole screen not used for framing shots at full resolution.

The bottom line: The technology-packed Samsung DualView TL225 is the ultimate ultracompact for those who like to be in front of the camera more than they like being behind it.

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Price range: $294.99 - $349.99

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Razer Orochi

Razer Orochi

Editors' rating: 4 out of 5

The good: Portable size; solid performance; highly customizable.

The bad: Bluetooth wireless mode not as accurate as wired mode.

The bottom line: The Orochi, Razer's first gaming mouse designed for notebooks, combines a small size and Bluetooth connectivity with a feature set normally seen only on larger gaming mice.

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Price range: $73.72 - $86.90

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Samsung Blue Earth (unlocked)

Samsung Blue Earth (unlocked)

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5

The good: The Samsung Blue Earth has a stylish design and a functional midrange feature set. Green fans will appreciate the solar panels that charge the phone.

The bad: The Samsung Blue Earth's small display feels rather crowded. It lacks a full keyboard and call quality isn't top-notch.

The bottom line: With its eco-friendly design and spiffy solar panels, the Samsung Blue Earth is more than just a gimmick; it's also an appealing cell phone with character.

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HP LP3065 30-inch monitor

HP LP3065 30-inch monitor

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5

The good: The HP LP3065's performance is great. It has fantastic color reproduction, high brightness, and a wide viewing angle. Also, it includes screen height adjustment and rotation.

The bad: The HP LP3065 has an expensive price tag and includes no video adjustment options aside from brightness. Also, for such a large monitor, HP's warranty is lackluster.

The bottom line: The HP LP3065 has stellar performance, but its lack of adjustment features and connection options makes its high price difficult to swallow.

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Price range: $1,067.00 - $1,349.00

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Onkyo HT-S7200

Onkyo HT-S7200

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5

The good: 7.1 home theater system; excellent sound quality on music and movies; component-grade AV receiver included; five HDMI inputs; iPod dock included; onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; can upconvert analog video sources to 1080i resolution.

The bad: Speakers are relatively large and boxy; video quality of upconverted analog video is mediocre.

The bottom line: While its bulky design isn't for everyone, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more full-featured and better sounding all-in-one 7.1 home theater system for the price than the Onkyo HT-S7200.

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Price range: $794.00 - $899.99

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Doro PhoneEasy 410 (black)

Doro PhoneEasy 410 (black)

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5

The good: The Doro PhoneEasy 410 has a bright display with a large font, a spacious keypad with large digits, text messaging, Bluetooth, basic PIM tools, and an FM radio. It is affordable and has good call quality as well.

The bad: The Doro PhoneEasy 410 doesn't have any external display.

The bottom line: The Doro PhoneEasy 410 is a basic, easy-to-use phone for seniors and anyone who's new to cell phones.

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Photo by: Doro

Vizio VF551XVT

Vizio VF551XVT

Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5

The good: Inexpensive for a local dimming LED-based LCD; can produce extremely deep black levels; less blooming than many local dimming models; relatively accurate color; solid dejudder processing; plenty of connectivity with five HDMI and one PC input; energy efficient.

The bad: Backlight fluctuates with program content; below-average shadow detail; fewer picture controls than some high-end HDTVs; ho-hum styling.

The bottom line: Sure, it has a few flaws, but nothing fatal prevents the local dimming, LED-backlit Vizio VF551XVT from exhibiting excellent LCD picture quality for the buck.

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