Here's our weekly roundup of the new products CNET reviewers liked best.
2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport
Editors' rating: 4 out of 5
The good: The Bowers and Wilkins stereo in the 2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport produces excellent sound quality, even with low-bit-rate MP3s. The supercharged engine is efficient and powerful. Massage seats and adaptive cruise control round out the tech.
The bad: The LCD instrument cluster looks a little flat. The steering has a numb feel, even in competition mode.
The bottom line: The 2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport embodies a high degree of luxury, aided by a stellar audio system. Performance tech makes it a fun car to drive, but it has its limits.
The good: Cherry MX Blue mechanical key switches offer one of the most satisfying typing experiences available; backlighting helps you game in the dark; on-the-fly macro recording; intuitive driver software.
The bad: Backlighting and a few spare ports don't justify the $40 premium over the non-Ultimate BlackWidow.
The bottom line: At $125, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is a competitively priced mechanical gaming keyboard in its range. We just wish Razer had done more to set this "Ultimate" edition apart from Razer's more affordable standard BlackWidow.
The good: Lightweight on-ear design; earcups fold flat for easy storage; good isolation from external noise; works great with iPods; two-year warranty.
The bad: Potential for discomfort after extended use.
The bottom line: The Image One's bass outmuscles the competition and tight earcup seals hush external noise. With a closed-back design, a solid two-year warranty, and more lifelike sound details at half the price of competitive models, the affordable Klipsch Image One well deserves our CNET recommendation.
The good: The Motorola i886 has an interface identical to that of Android, which makes navigation easy and intuitive. It has a rugged and durable design, a great keyboard, and a decent feature set that includes corporate e-mail support and Opera Mini. Call quality is fabulous.
The bad: Some people might be thrown off by the Android user interface because the i886 is actually not a smartphone. Photo quality is average at best, and the multimedia offerings are pretty basic.
The bottom line: Don't be tricked into believing the Motorola i886 is an Android smartphone; it's not, but it is a very functional Nextel messaging phone with Direct Connect and fantastic call quality.