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Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)

Sorry, microwave fans, nothing new this week on that front, but our appliances team did praise some exceptional vacuum cleaners, while the rest of CNET's editors saw a variety of neat stuff, including a feature-loaded travel zoom camera, an app that shows you more about the night sky, and a rad fitness tracker you can wear on your wrist.

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1 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30

Sorry, microwave fans, nothing new this week on that front, but our appliances team did praise some exceptional vacuum cleaners, while the rest of CNET's editors saw a variety of neat stuff, including an app that shows you more about the night sky, a rad fitness tracker you can wear on your wrist, and the...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30

A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 has a lot to offer both advanced and casual snapshooters. Read the review.

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2 of 10 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Sky Guide (iOS)

Sky Guide

If you want to learn more about the stars, planets, and satellites spinning around us at all times of the day, Sky Guide is the best iOS app to do it with. Read the review.

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3 of 10 Colin West McDonald/CNET

Oreck Touch Bagless Vacuum

Oreck Touch Bagless Vacuum

The Oreck Touch Bagless Vacuum is an exceptional vacuum that left us all highly impressed. It's an excellent choice for anyone looking to upgrade to a high-end machine. Read the review.

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4 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

Fitbit Force

Fitbit Force

The Fitbit Force leaps to the top of the fitness tracker heap, with a bright screen, a comfortable fit, and a bevy of slick features. Read the review.

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5 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

Dropcam Pro

Dropcam Pro

The Dropcam Pro is a dramatic improvement on the company's already-impressive previous-generation wireless home-monitoring camera. Read the review.

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6 of 10 Colin West McDonald/CNET

Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean

Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean

This vacuum cleaner is entirely worth its $300 price tag. The search for vacuum perfection is ongoing, but the Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean gets pretty darn close. Read the review.

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7 of 10 Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET

Yahoo Mail for iOS

Yahoo Mail for iOS

The latest version of Yahoo Mail for iOS gives you a great way to manage your e-mail with all the features you've come to rely on, while adding cool customization to give it some style. Read the review.

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8 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14

Lenovo tries something new with the semihybrid IdeaPad Flex 14. The fold-back hinge is of dubious practical use, as it doesn't fold all the way down into a tablet, but if you pick the right configuration, this is still a good, inexpensive Core i5 laptop, even without the gimmicks. Read the review.

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9 of 10 Josh Miller/CNET

2014 Audi Q5 TDI

2014 Audi Q5 TDI

The 2014 Audi Q5 TDI works as a multipurpose vehicle, good for everything from the weekly commute to extended road trips, and offering excellent information services through its dashboard electronics. Read the review.

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10 of 10 Colin West McDonald/CNET

Shark Rotator Pro Lift-Away

Shark Rotator Pro Lift-Away

The Shark Rotator Pro Lift-Away is a very good vacuum with solid construction and intuitive design. Other models may have performed better, but none of them can match this sweeper's value for the price. Read the review.

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