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.
For its first desktop all-in-one, budget TV maker Vizio shows a penchant for consumer-friendly design.
Running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and driven by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, the Motorola Photon Q will certainly surpass Motorola's Droid 4.
All you really need in a flip phone like the $20 t159 for T-Mobile is clear, clean audio.
The Pioneer VSX-1022-K doesn't have much to make it stand out from other AV receivers on the market, although it's worth considering if you can find it heavily discounted.
The Kyocera Hydro by Boost Mobile is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset that is also waterproof -- so there's no need to worry if you accidentally drop it in water or take it for a quick swim.
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.