This week an attractive hybrid Ford became an Editors' Choice, while our most stringent audiophile approved a pair of Yamaha headphones. CNET reviewers also tried out some promising games and things to play them on. And, looking for a nice-yet-budget home theater projector? Here it is.
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid looks good and can be had with very advanced driver assistance features, though buyers should expect fuel economy averaging around 40 mpg instead of the 47 mpg EPA test number. Read the review.
If you want a huge, good-looking image for a little money, few projectors come close to the BenQ W1070. Read the review.
Yamaha Pro 500
While they're a bit overpriced, the Yamaha Pro 500 headphones deliver excellent sound tuned to satisfy audiophile tastes. Read the review.
Digital Storm Bolt
By sacrificing luxuries, the performance-focused Digital Storm Bolt will satisfy most PC gamers for significantly less than most other small gaming desktops. Read the review.
Parrot Asteroid Smart
The Parrot Asteroid Smart is a smartly designed and flexible multimedia receiver that hangs its hat on an app market that, for now, doesn't offer much choice. Read the review.
Real Racing 3
Even with the freemium model, Real Racing 3 still holds the crown as the best racing game on a touch screen. Read the review.
Asus VivoTab Smart ME400
In a sea of hard-to-distinguish Atom-powered Windows 8 tablets, the Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 stands out a bit thanks to clever accessories. Read the review.
Syder Arcade's unique gameplay makes it a worthwhile buy for fans of old-school, spaceship-themed side-scrolling shooters. Read the review.
Metal Slug 2 for Android
Whether you're a fan of the arcade original or you're new to the franchise, Metal Slug 2 for Android is an addictive side-scrolling shooter that's worth its relatively high price. Read the review.
If you want to send full-size snail mail postcards with your own photos, Postcardly Postcards makes it incredibly easy and convenient on your iPhone at an affordable price. Read the review.
Tupsu is a free downoad with realistic physics, attractive animation, and addictive gameplay. If you're into puzzlers, it's worth a download. Read the review.
Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro 700T
The Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro 700T walks the line between ultrabook-level laptop and tablet, but doesn't truly excel at either. Read the review.