Devices to carry at work and play

Vickie stevens 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.

In recent weeks, several major reviewers, who we summarize here, have also tested LCD monitors, digital cameras, external hard drives, affordable DVD players, and more. We bring together the top ratings for you.


Sony psp
PSP is unbeatable handheld, says T3 Mag
The new Sony PlayStation Portable hit the market last month, and T3 Magazine is one of the first with a head-to-head evaluation of the PSP against its four main competitors. The device plays movies as well as games and earns a perfect score from T3.
Sony PSP (Best Buy, Score: 5.0/5.0)
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Dell ultrasharp 2405fpw
Dell’s widescreen monitor impresses testers
CPU Magazine puts five premium LCDs through the ultimate graphics test. Both Dell’s 16:9-ratio UltraSharp and the 3:4 Sony get high marks, primarily based on overall image quality.
Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW (Score: 4.0/5.0)
Sony SDM-HS75P (4.0)
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Canon powershot sd500
Two Canons tie for CNET’s top camera rating
CNET reviews high-resolution, point-and-shoot digital cameras. The two Canon models dominate the top spots on the list.
Canon PowerShot SD500 (Score: 7.2/10.0)
Canon PowerShot S70 (7.2)
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Hauppauge wintv-pvr usb2
Laptop Mag names Hauppauge best TV tuner
All six devices in Laptop Magazine’s tests of TV-to-PC tuners use USB to connect, but the editors say the similarities end there. Hauppauge’s high score places it far above competing models.
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR USB2 (Editors’ Choice, Score: 4.5/5.0)
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