‘Tis the season for traveling! This week, we round up reviews of items that
make it a little more fun to get away.
In this section, you’ll find the latest items to store your data, keep you
entertained no matter how long your journey lasts, and make cell calls on the
Converting your PC into a media center is easier than ever. We’ve gathered the latest in PC
system reviews to help you achieve entertainment nirvana.
Cell phones are becoming essential peripherals. After much research, we’ve decided to
add cell-phone rankings to the other products in the Index of Reviews. We’ve found trusted
reviewers who rate the latest cellular devices, in categories such as smart phones, camera
phones, world phones, multimedia phones, and entry-level phones.
A number of new camera models have been introduced this month major manufacturers, including Sony, Casio, and Canon. New cameras mean new reviews,
and this week we have five. It’s camera showdown time!
LCD screens are what most of us look at all day, so it’s good to know when
the major reviewers have released new rankings of flat panels. Out of four new
reviews, Dell bested the rest on two of them, shining in the moderately priced
17-inch category as well as the giant, 24-inch widescreen division (which has,
amazingly, dropped close to the $1,000 mark).
The biggest review news this week is from American Photo Magazine. Out of the hundreds
of digital cameras on the market, the magazine picked only a few dozen for
examination in its “Best of 2005” issue.
Whether you’re navigating the highways or the backcountry, handheld GPS devices
point the way. This week, three magazines release tests of various ultraportable GPS devices
and pick the best ones for different needs.
The LCD market is crowded with look-alike contenders, but we’ve gathered reviews
from a few electronics experts to help you navigate price class.
These days, it’s less expensive than ever to lighten up your desktop with a
Mobile gadgets dominate this batch of reviews. Everything from gaming devices
to wireless mice to Wi-Fi detectors gets a look — and just in time for summer vacations.