Well, we may not have seen anything as high-concept as "Sharknado" this week, but CNET's crew of editors braved the seas of consumer electronics and reviewed a haul of worthy gadgetry, including a smaller version of the Galaxy S4, great apps and games for iOS and Android devices, and some kickin' camera gear. Read up, mateys!
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X
You get you what you pay for with the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X: superlative performance and flexibility. Read the review.
Limbo for iOS
Limbo for iOS is an excellent port of the award-winning game to iOS, bringing the creepy storyline loved by console gamers to the touch screen. Read the review.
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens
As long as it stays at a sub-$1,000 price, the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens will be a great deal for photographers using APS-C dSLRs. Read the review.
Thunderspace for iPhone
Though it's a niche product, Thunderspace for iPhone is a worthwhile download, with realistic-sounding storms that make for a relaxing experience. Read the review.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Those looking for a cheaper Galaxy S4 will find it in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, which features the same design and some of its software tweaks. Read the review.
Sony Xperia Z (T-Mobile)
The Sony Xperia Z makes sense if a water-resistant design and excellent photos are a priority for you, though its battery life could be longer. Read the review.
Skype for Android
Whether you're a Skype user or not, version 4.0's impressive video quality and stability make it a great option for your VoIP, video, and messaging needs. Read the review.
Peachtree Audio Deepblue
The Peachtree Audio Deepblue makes deeper bass and plays louder than any other Bluetooth speaker we can remember, although its rough-around-the-edges feel won't suit everyone. Read the review.
The Sony KDL-32R400A is the closest you'll get to a jack-of-all-trades performer in a 32-inch television. Read the review.
Pandora for iOS
Pandora for iOS is an excellent app for listening to and discovering new music, and, with new features being added regularly, most users will probably keep it as their main streaming service. Read the review.
Monoprice IPS-Glass Panel Pro
With a high price-to-performance ratio, the Monoprice IPS-Glass Panel Pro will satisfy most bargain hunters; however, there are better options for a few dollars more. Read the review.
Acer Iconia W3
The smaller 8-inch Windows 8 tablet is a form worth exploring, and the Acer Iconia W3 can be fun to use, but it's also buggy and held back by shortcuts and lackluster features. Read the review.
Google Maps for Android
With its long list of features, zippy performance, and syncing of data across other devices, Google Maps is a must-have application for anyone running Android. Read the review.
Samsung SEK-1000 (2013 Evolution Kit)
While a cool idea and an innovative way to combat Smart TV obsolescence, the 2013 Evolution Kit is a niche product. Read the review.
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 is a good first step toward a very portable business laptop-tablet hybrid, but lack of killer battery life hurts it. Read the review.