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Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)

This week, two high-end Google Play Edition phones turned up to tempt Android fanatics, and CNET editors tried out a high-rolling BMW and a gamified Mini Cooper. We also found some likable cameras and a Bluetooth speaker called The Oontz that can play for 10 hours. Oontz, oontz, oontz.

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1 of 11 Sarah Tew/CNET

HTC One Google Play Edition

HTC One Google Play Edition

The pricey HTC One Google Play Edition smartphone's unique blend of premium design, components, and pure Jelly Bean software will tempt only true Android fanatics. Read the review.

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2 of 11 Josh Miller/CNET

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition could be worth its hefty price if you're an Android enthusiast or demand total freedom from carriers. Read the review.

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3 of 11 Sarah Tew/CNET

Olympus PEN E-P5

Olympus PEN E-P5

An excellent entry in the Micro Four Thirds universe, the Olympus PEN E-P5 should please a lot of folks, but it's also expensive given that it doesn't deliver best-in-class photo quality. Read the review.

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4 of 11 Dong Ngo/CNET

Transcend ESD200 portable SSD

Transcend ESD200 portable SSD

The Transcend ESD200 is an excellent storage and backup extension for your USB 3.0-enabled laptop. Read the review.

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5 of 11 Sarah Tew/CNET

The Oontz by Cambridge SoundWorks

The Oontz by Cambridge SoundWorks

The Oontz by Cambridge SoundWorks speaker may not look incredibly swanky, but it delivers good sound, features, and battery life for its modest price. Read the review.

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6 of 11 Antuan Goodwin/CNET

2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i

2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i

The 2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i prints smaller than it is, making it a great choice for drivers uncomfortable with large vehicles but who need a bit more in the way of people room and cargo space. Read the review.

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7 of 11 Sarah Tew/CNET

Samsung Smart Camera WB800F

Samsung Smart Camera WB800F

A 21x zoom and a wealth of shooting options and wireless features make the Samsung Smart Camera WB800F a fine smartphone accessory. Read the review.

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8 of 11 Sarah Tew/CNET

Pioneer VSX-823-K

Pioneer VSX-823-K

The Pioneer VSX-823-K is a good deal for AirPlay fans looking for lots of HDMI connectivity, though it falls short on wireless features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Read the review.

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9 of 11 Sarah Tew/CNET

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

Like the larger 13-inch model, the 11-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a useful hybrid that doesn't forget it's a laptop first, but it's stuck with what feels like old hardware for now. Read the review.

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10 of 11 Josh Miller/CNET

2013 Mini Cooper Paceman

A stylish and easy-driving car with many fun connected features, the 2013 Mini Cooper Paceman works fine for mundane driving, but enthusiasts should stick to its smaller sibling. Read the review.

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11 of 11 Sarah Tew/CNET

Motorola Electrify M

Motorola Electrify M

The Motorola Electrify M is a well-priced and compact smartphone option on U. S. Cellular. Read the review.

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