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HolidayBuyer's Guide

Casio G'zOne Ravine 2

2012 Lexus CT 200h

2012 Hyundai Veloster

Acer Aspire Z5771-UR31P

Arriva Leo Bluetooth headphones

Nokia Lumia 710

Canon Pixma MG6220

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

Casio G'zOne Ravine 2


Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The good: The Casio G'zOne Ravine 2 has a durable build that should withstand a lot of abuse. Call quality is admirable and the navigation controls are spacious and easy to use.


The bad: The Ravine 2 has a 2.5mm headset jack, and its photo quality is subpar.


The bottom line: The Casio G'zOne continues Casio's long tradition of ultrarugged phones with the bonus of improved call quality.


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Starting at: $179.99

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2012 Lexus CT 200h


Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The good: The 2012 Lexus CT 200h brings excellent fuel economy in a good-looking hatchback package. The infotainment system includes connected data such as gas prices and weather. Lexus luxury means a comfortable ride.


The bad: With a similar hybrid drivetrain to the Toyota Prius, the CT 200h doesn't have the brawn to back up its beauty.


The bottom line: The 2012 Lexus CT 200h's good looks are complemented by its excellent practicality, but it lacks power and its cabin tech falls short of the cutting edge.


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Starting at: $31,750.00

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2012 Hyundai Veloster


Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The good: The 2012 Hyundai Veloster features a unique asymmetrical design that's bound to stand out from the crowd. Hyundai's BlueLink telematics system gives drivers access to a variety of connected services. Standard and upgraded cabin tech packages have been upgraded for this new model.


The bad: Power delivery is poor. Menu system borders on being too complex.


The bottom line: The 2012 Hyundai Veloster's wimpy engine can't back up its sports-car looks. Fortunately, there's plenty of good cabin tech to keep drivers and passengers entertained.


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Starting at: $17,300.00

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Acer Aspire Z5771-UR31P


Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The good: The Acer Aspire Z5571 offers respectable performance and a strong feature set for its price, including HDMI input and output jacks.


The bad: This system's biggest faults are its cumbersome design and uninspired touch software.


The bottom line: Acer's Aspire Z5571 isn't the most polished all-in-one, but with an able balance of performance and features for the dollar, it offers enough value to entice anyone in need of a basic computer with home entertainment versatility.


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Starting at: $799.94

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Arriva Leo Bluetooth headphones


Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The good: The Arriva Leo is a relatively lightweight wireless Bluetooth headphone that fits securely on your head and is designed for sports activities (it's water- and sweat-resistant). It also has a built-in microphone for making calls.


The bad: The "hard" earbuds won't be comfortable for all ears, and the battery life is shorter than we'd like.


The bottom line: If you like the round-the-head fit, the unique design of the Arriva Leo makes it worthy of consideration for joggers and other active listeners.


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Starting at: $69.99

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Nokia Lumia 710


Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The good: Thanks to its Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, Nokia's Lumia 710 provides plenty of power for both fun and productive uses. It has a smooth and engaging user interface, satisfying photo quality, and 720p HD video, all in a compact and affordable package.


The bad: The Lumia 710's all-plastic construction doesn't scream luxury and its small physical buttons are stiff and often tough to press. The handset also lacks a front-facing camera, so video chat is out of the question.


The bottom line: The $49.99 Nokia Lumia 710 is an excellent way to get the growing capabilities of a Windows Mango smartphone for a rock-bottom price. Though it isn't an Android superphone with a luscious AMOLED display, it's a practical device that covers all the mobile bases.


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Canon Pixma MG6220


Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The good: The Canon Pixma MG6220's Intelligent Touch System gets high marks for design and utility, and the Printable Disc Tray adds CD and DVD printing to this all-in-one's generous list of features.


The bad: The oversensitive virtual buttons make it too easy to activate the wrong function.


The bottom line: Unique features like HD Movie Print, CD/DVD printing, and Apple AirPrint compatibility make the Canon Pixma MG6220 a no-brainer for amateur photographers, families, and home offices.


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Starting at: $147.99

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47


Editors' rating: 3.5 out of 5


The good: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 has excellent features, design, and shooting performance.


The bad: For the $100 price drop from the FZ47's linemate, the FZ150, you lose a lot of features and get less-impressive shooting performance and low-light photo quality.


The bottom line: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 is a very good megazoom for the money, but if you want more control over results--especially in low light--you'll want to step up to the Lumix FZ150.


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Starting at: $259.99

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