CNET First Look (SD)
Summary: Get the first look at the hottest products from our expert CNET editors. They'll dive in deep and cover all of the hot features, as well as the flaws of the latest tech gadgets across every product category.
Boost Mobile's pocketable, affordable Ice Cream Sandwich phone has the software power in a basic package.
The Cube has some useful features, but with underpowered software and overly locked down hardware, it sacrifices too much usability in the name of consumer-friendliness.
The Toshiba Portege Z935-P300 is an excellent ultrabook value if you can overlook its few design shortcomings.
Watch as the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 thrills with its bright screen and fast games performance, but disappoints with a cheap body and a price tag that's too high for its offerings.
If you've got the space for it, the Pioneer SP-PK52FS is simply the best-sounding, budget-price home theater speaker package you can buy.
The good news: the iPad has a game controller. The bad news: it only works with a few games. Meet the awkward Duo Game and Duo Pinball.
The industry-changing, networked, and self-teaching Nest Thermostat gets a round of updates. CNET Editor in Chief Lindsey Turrentine installed the newest version in her home and shows you the results.
This slim, and expensive, ultrabook is an excellent advertisement for Microsoft's new OS.
The Panasonic X5 may be cheap, but it's not worth the trouble. It's the first and only Panasonic plasma we don't recommend in 2012.
The 4G Android device packs a QWERTY keyboard, but is limited to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The HP ElitePad 900 is a full Windows 8 tablet for business users. It's coming in January.
Rising to the top of the e-reader pack, the Kindle Paperwhite is a no-brainer purchase for anybody waiting for a Kindle with a built-in light.
If you thought Smart TV was a waste of money, the ultracheap, competent Vizio E320i-A0 will try to prove you wrong.
This is the third PS3 Sony has released since it debuted in 2006 and this iteration is by far the smallest and lightest yet.
The 2012 Kindle Fire is simply the 2011 Kindle Fire with speed improvements, a new operating system, and a much lower price.