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.
Forget about touchpads and clickpads, the latest way to interface with your laptop is the pressure-sensitive ForcePad.
The entry-level Canon PowerShot A2400 IS and its IS-less linemate the A2300 are simple cameras with nice picture quality for casual snapshooters, but the price difference isn't worth sacrificing the image stabilization.
At $250, these are expensive even for shoe and basketball enthusiasts. While some may like the design, I wasn't the biggest fan. Given the price and limitations of what it can do, I can't recommend these shoes for the average Joe or even folks who get on the court on a regular basis.
The Samsung ES6500 is a competent television with good color response but it's not quite to the same level as the competition.
The Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse is meant to travel light with your Windows 8 tablet-to-be. It works well with Android tablets, too.
The Nikon Coolpix L810 offers a lot of specs at a low price. If you need fast shooting performance, though, you'll need to spend more money.
We know the iPhone 4 is nothing new, but commitment-phobes can still purchase the device without signing a two-year contract on Virgin's network for $550.
Microsoft has Windows 8 tablets in mind for its new mobile keyboard, but the smart keyboard-and-tablet-stand combo is a great fit for all kinds of devices.
The Onyko TX-NR414 offers the best AV receiver value for those with a tight budget, although the step-up TX-NR515 model is worth the extra if you can afford it.
The $479.99 Sony Xperia P is even more fashionable than the Xperia S, is more comfortable to hold and operate, and connects to Sony's big entertainment library.
Hold on to your hats, Windows fans: there's a new operating system in town. Windows 8 lives way out on the frontier of touch screens and apps, and it hasn't forgotten how to interact with legacy software. But there's some trickiness to figuring out how it all fits together. We show you what's what in this First Look at Microsoft's future-forward Windows 8.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 supports Stylus touch, a quad-core processor, and expandable memory, but should you care?
If you're restricted to an $80 budget but don't want to sacrifice performance to save cash, the Canon Pixma MG3220 is a worthwhile investment.
Dell's Inspiron 17R SE packs reasonably high-end parts into a budget-feeling chassis, saving a few hundred dollars or more over similarly configured laptops.
Harman's $199.95 on-ear headphones combine good looks and excellent performance to create an enticing package.