Our Favorite Smartphones, Sound Bars, Flashlights and More

Hello, holy wow, we've got a massive list of the hottest, most awesome gear this month. So. Many. Awesome. New. Phones. Enough small talk, let's get right to it.

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Our Favorite Smartphones, Sound Bars, Flashlights and More

The Best Android Phone (AT&T, T-Mobile)

Nexus devices are Google's brand ambassadors. They're built to show off the latest and greatest version of Android. Unfortunately, the hardware hasn't always lived up to the software. The LG Nexus 4 changes everything you thought you knew about about what a Google flagship phone could be. More »


Our Favorite Smartphones, Sound Bars, Flashlights and More

The Best Android Phone (Verizon)

AT&T has the One X. Sprint has the EVO 4G LTE. But it's been a long while since Verizon customers had an HTC flagship to call their own.
The Droid DNA would very much like to grab that mantel, please. More »


Our Favorite Smartphones, Sound Bars, Flashlights and More

The Best Android Phone (Sprint)

Say this for the LG Optimus G: it doesn't skimp. LG went for broke to shake off its mid-range reputation, cramming its latest flagship Android phone full of goodies. More »


Our Favorite Smartphones, Sound Bars, Flashlights and More

The Best Windows Phone (AT&T)

Nokia has been alone on the vanguard of worthwhile Windows Phone hardware for a while now. But that's no longer the case. Here's HTC's 8X. And it's got enough firepower to go toe-to-toe with anything on Android or iOS. More »


Our Favorite Smartphones, Sound Bars, Flashlights and More

iPod Nano Review: The Best MP3 Player Ever

Seven generations of iPod nano evolution have culminated in something pretty special. The latest iteration of Apple's mini music player is its thinnest, has the biggest screen ever (for a Nano), and tosses in Bluetooth to boot. More »


Our Favorite Smartphones, Sound Bars, Flashlights and More

The Best Action Camera

Yes, it's action cam season. Sony's entered the market, Contour has updated its line with the Contour+2. But what about the latest from the brand that's come to define the category-the Kleenex of action cams, if you will?
We've been putting GoPro's highly anticipated Hero 3 Black edition... More »


Our Favorite Smartphones, Sound Bars, Flashlights and More

The Best Running Headphones

Back in April, the Sennheiser PMX 680i headphones became our pick for the Best Headphones for Running. We just got our ears on Sennheiser's 2013 models, the PMX 685i, and, oh my. More »


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The Best Sound Bar for Less Than $300

Here's the bottom line: The Vizio SB4021M is the best tool we found to attain good, instant home theater sound. And, at $220, it's relatively cheap. For the price, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better overall experience. More »


Our Favorite Smartphones, Sound Bars, Flashlights and More

The Best LED Flashlight

The Zebralight H502 may look like the runt of the litter-smaller and lighter without the overbearing luminescence of the others-but this actually works to its advantage. Barely three inches long and 2.0 ounces, the H502 slips into a pocket or purse without notice. And thanks to its forward-facing optics, the H502 can also easily be worn on a belt, shirt collar, or headband as well. More »


Our Favorite Smartphones, Sound Bars, Flashlights and More

The Best Mobile Hotspot

If you can afford one, hotshot, an AT&T LTE MiFi will change your life a little bit: you have Internet virtually everywhere you go, a wireless high-speed network in your bag. More »


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Best Windows Phone: See Ya, Nokia Lumia 900!

Best Android Phone (T-Mobile): Shalom, HTC One S!

Best Android Phone (Sprint): Hasta la vista, HTC Evo 4G LTE!

Best Android Phone (Verizon): Good-bye, Samsung Galaxy Nexus!

The Best Action Camera: Peace out, GoPro Hero 2!