The Best of the Best
Technology, looks, features, performance, reliability; they all play a role in purchasing decisions and in determining which products deserve to be named “The Best” of the year.
In selecting this year’s choices for the best products released through retail over the last 12 months, we considered all of this and more. Many of the products or services were improvements over previous years’ models but made such an impact on the rest of the CE space that they couldn’t be ignored. Others were simply solid performers within their category. Still others failed to make the cut, such as Blu-ray players, because of their waning relevance for consumers.
Most noteworthy about this year’s best-of-the-best list is that it reflects the fact that computer, Internet and mobile technologies are now thoroughly ensconced in the CE space. They are no longer novelties. They are solid products that drive consumer demand and, for the most part, retail sales. Here’s the best of the year: