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Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)

This week our editors were busy reviewing the best sports camera on the market, a nifty Android phone, and an Editors' Choice Award-winning Dell XPS One 27.

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1 of 14 Kelly Hendricks/CNET

GoPro Hero3

GoPro Hero3

The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today. Read the review.

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2 of 14 Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET

iBooks

iBooks

iBooks is the go-to reading app to download on iOS devices, and Apple has done a good job making the interface intuitive and continually adding useful features. Read the review.

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3 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD (Verizon)

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD (Verizon)

Motorola's fast, stylish Droid Razr Maxx HD offers outstanding battery life, but its camera captures unimpressive images. Read the review.

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4 of 14 Jaymar Cabebe/CNET

Crackle

Crackle

With a good selection of free TV shows and movies to stream, Crackle is a worthwhile download, even if the videos are in standard definition. Read the review.

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5 of 14 Dong Ngo/CNET

Synology DiskStation DS213Air

Synology DiskStation DS213Air

The Synology DiskStation DS213Air is a great network storage device for home users, especially those who also want to extend their Wi-Fi network. Read the review.

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6 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Dell XPS One 27

Dell XPS One 27

Updated with a touch screen, a new stand, and up-to-date components, the Dell XPS One 27 leads the inaugural class of Windows 8 PCs, earning an Editors' Choice Award. Read the review.

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7 of 14 Jaymar Cabebe/CNET

Google Calendar app

Google Calendar app

While the official Google Calendar app is decidedly basic, it is likely still an upgrade over the stock calendar app on your device. Read the review.

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8 of 14 Josh Miller/CNET

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung delivers a powerful, boundary-pushing device that gets a lot right. Yet the Samsung Galaxy Note 2's complicated features and high price raise questions about its purpose. Read the review.

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9 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Dell XPS 12

Dell XPS 12

Dell has revamped its rotating Duo laptop concept into the much-improved Dell XPS 12, but like most convertibles, it makes a better laptop than tablet. Read the review.

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10 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Canon EOS Rebel T4i

Canon EOS Rebel T4i

A fine camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i 's more expensive 18-135mm STM kit (or body with another STM lens) is the only version that merits an unqualified recommendation. You can probably find better alternatives if you just want a sub-$1,000 dSLR for still photography. Read the review.

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11 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Toshiba Satellite U925t

Toshiba Satellite U925t

The mechanical elements of the Toshiba Satellite U925t convertible laptop are complex, but well-made. It won't be your main machine, but it's one of the more usable Windows 8 launch experiments. Read the review.

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12 of 14 Josh Miller/CNET

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface

If you're an early adopter willing to forget everything you know about navigating a computer, the Microsoft Surface tablet could replace your laptop. Everyone else: wait for more apps. Read the review.

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13 of 14 Josh Miller/CNET

LG Optimus L9 (T-Mobile)

LG Optimus L9 (T-Mobile)

The reasonable $80 price tag, dual-core processor, and Android 4.0 make the LG Optimus L9 a reliable midlevel handset for T-Mobile users. Read the review.

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14 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

JBL Micro Wireless Bluetooth speaker

JBL Micro Wireless Bluetooth speaker

An attractive form factor and a good feature set give the JBL Micro Wireless Bluetooth speaker a leg up in the tiny wireless speaker competition. Read the review.

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