Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, Macworld

Jon is a Julliard-trained musician, self-taught programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco Bay Area.

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net

Drive dock optimized for--but not limited to--Seagate's GoFlex portable drives offers syncing software, direct hooks into social networks, and file sharing.

Ctera Networks CloudPlug

CloudPlug offers plenty of administration options and file sharing, but has pricey backup.

Pogoplug Biz

Pogoplug Biz lets small groups of users easily share and back up to USB storage, both locally and online.

HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus

Touch-sensitive controls, inexpensive inks, and a legal-size scanner raise this MFP above the competition.

Epson Artisan 725 Arctic Edition

Home users with light printing needs will like everything about this MFP except its lackluster quality on plain paper.