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CNET Top 5
Most popular gadgetsThese are the electronics that you come to CNET to drool over.
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s the dog days of summer, the holidays are far away, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s not quite time for back to school Ã¯Â¿Â½ but that doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t mean youÃ¯Â¿Â½re not gadget shopping. I know you, and I know you are. I'm Molly Wood, in for Brian Cooley with a CNET Top 5: the Top 5 Most Popular Gadgets. These are the toys youÃ¯Â¿Â½re checking out the most on CNET right now, based on page views and video streams. And let me just say, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m not trying to flatter you when I say Ã¯Â¿Â½ good choices, everyone. Coming in at Number 5, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s the HTC Sensation 4G. Which Ã¯Â¿Â½ uh, yeah. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s a CNET EditorsÃ¯Â¿Â½ Choice Android smart phone with a 1.2 gigaherz dual core processor, a very movie-friendly 4.3-inch HD display, and one of the few custom Android interfaces we actually like Ã¯Â¿Â½ the HTC Sense UI. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s pretty much THE choice for those of you on T- Mobile, and itÃ¯Â¿Â½s 200 bucks with contract. Just pack headphones, the speakerÃ¯Â¿Â½s not great. BOO HOO. In at number 4, youÃ¯Â¿Â½re checking out the Samsung Droid Charge, which is a 4G smartphone on the Verizon LTE network. So, yeah, if you like your data fast and tasty, the Droid Charge delivers. The screen is HOT Super Amoled, and the battery life is pretty good for a 4G phone, and unlike the Sensation 4G, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s got a great built-in speaker. That said, let me warn you off a little here: itÃ¯Â¿Â½s kind of Ã¯Â¿Â½ ugly, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s NOT a dual-core phone, and uh, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s 299 bucks with contract. Me? I might keep looking. Now, usually our Top 5 most popular lists are all smart phones all the time Ã¯Â¿Â½ but it looks like tablets are capturing your imaginations a little! In at number 3 here is the HP Touchpad. By now, you probably know it didnÃ¯Â¿Â½t have the BEST outing ever, but a lot of us were curious about this WebOS tablet, especially given HPÃ¯Â¿Â½s good industrial design and all the hype. Well, if youÃ¯Â¿Â½ve got Android fatigue, WebOS is definitely a nice change, and the hardware is Ã¯Â¿Â½fine. Mainly, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s not quite baked, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s a little too chunky and heavy, and the app support isnÃ¯Â¿Â½t there. But I still maintain, a price drop makes the Touchpad a contender. Without a price drop? Consider number 2 Ã¯Â¿Â½ The Asus Eee Pad Transformer. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s the cheapest Honeycomb tablet on the market, at $399,and itÃ¯Â¿Â½s also the biggest. Now, that can be a good thing or a bad thing -- but itÃ¯Â¿Â½s a good thing if you buy the 150 dollar dock accessory, which turns the whole thing into a little tablet-style Netbook. So, if youÃ¯Â¿Â½re not totally sold on the usefulness of the whole tablet form factor, this one gives you a little bit of both worlds. Assuming you can figure out how to dock the darn thing, which I hear is not the easiest thing in the world. Otherwise? Not a bad option, not bad at all. And finally, the number one most popular gadget, as judged by your clicks Ã¯Â¿Â½ is the HTC Evo 3D. Oho, yeah. I mean, we loved the original HTC Evo on Sprint, and the Evo 3D gets Ã¯Â¿Â½ well, yeah, 3D, but thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s not the headline, really. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s a dual-core, 1.2 gigahertz phone, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s got a bigger battery that actually delivers decent life, it has glasses-free 3D and can take photos and videos in 3D, if you care about that thing. Plus, with Verizon and AT&T getting rid of unlimited data and T-Mobile throttling data speeds over a certain amount of usage Ã¯Â¿Â½ SprintÃ¯Â¿Â½s unlimited data plans are looking pretty good. Just like this phone. Once again Ã¯Â¿Â½ good choice. And thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s it for this edition of CNET Top 5. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Molly Wood, and you can find all the rest of our Top 5 videos over at CNET TV dot com.