The 27th Annual Editors' Choice Awards: Hardware

Price when rated: $299

Pros

  • Nicely balanced sound
  • Easy to set up
  • Reasonably affordable way to start with Sonos
  • Plenty loud
  • Stereo or mono depending on orientation
  • Portable
  • Can create stereo pair

Cons

  • Requires at least one Sonos unit connected to router via ethernet
 Compare
Price when rated: 24.00
 Compare

At a Glance

The iPad 2 remains a solid choice, thanks to its lower price and strong app choices.

 Compare
Price when rated: $99

Pros

  • High quality connection to Mac and iOS devices

Cons

  • Doesn't work work with all iOS guitar apps
 Compare
Price when rated: $199
 Compare
Price when rated: $999

Pros

  • Single cable from Mac cuts down clutter
  • Can charge Apple laptops
  • FireWire 800, USB, and ethernet connectivity

Cons

  • Reflective screen limits display placement
  • Stand lacks flexibility
  • Few customization options
 Compare
Where to buy
Lowest price: $700.00 via Sears.com

Pros

  • Beautiful and useful Vari Angle 3-inch LCD
  • Wireless flash transmitter for multiple flashes
  • Robust movie recording options including full HD
  • External mic jack
  • Clear, easy to use menu system and onscreen controls
  • Excellent image quality, even at ISO 1600
  • Versatile 18-135mm kit lens option provides all in one solution

Cons

  • Some physical controls (such as Display button) oddly placed
  • Lack of single button movie recording
  • Auto White Balance struggles in most indoor lighting conditions--a traditional Canon weakness
 Compare

Subscribe to the Best of Macworld Newsletter

Comments

Close

Troubleshoot Mac network issues with Network Utility

May 15, 2014 9:30 AM

Apple provides a useful suite of tools for troubleshooting and investigating network issues on OS X. Dan Moren gives you a quick overview of the Network Utility app.

READ THE RELATED ARTICLE:<

Troubleshoot Mac network issues with Network Utility

20 great replacements for your iPhone’s default apps

Subscribe to the Best of Macworld Newsletter

By submitting your email address you are consenting to receive email notifications from IDG. You may withdraw your consent at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information.
See All Newsletters »