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Logitech Pure-Fi Anytime

Logitech's Pure-Fi Anytime alarm clock with iPod dock turns out to be pretty good at nearly all of its functions, even if there we have a few quibbles here and there.

Review roundup: Computer speakers

Nine stereo speaker systems that give a boost to your Mac's audio.

More financial news apps for iPhone

Financial news apps from CNNMoney.com and Yahoo both have some worthwhile features for market watchers. But the standout app is FT Mobile, particularly if you're willing to pay for a premium membership with the financial newspaper's online site.

iPhone ringtone roundup

John Brandon checks out four iPhone ringtone makers and reports on the good, the bad, and the noisy.

Roth Audio Alfie

The Alfie looks pretty, but its high price tag is more a function of its multi-purpose nature than its sound quality.

Crystal Audio Video SSB-1 surround sound bar

The Crystal Audio Video SSB-1 surround sound bar is a good-sounding speaker set, but its virtual surround-sound feature doesn't live up to its promise.

Cygnett Maestro

Average looks aside, the Maestro produces decent audio reproduction from a speaker dock that won’t offend the ears, or for that matter the eyes.

Sonos ZonePlayer S5/Play:5

Sonos delivers a good-sounding all-in-one wireless audio player.

JBL Duet II

JBL's Duet II can't pump out loads of bass or volume, and don't have many options, but if you want detailed audio without giving up much desk space, the Duet II is worth a look.

Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II

Creative's top-of-the-line 2.0 speaker system offers good sound quality, attractive appearance, and varied listening options.

Logitech Speaker System Z520

Logitech's latest two-piece computer speaker system offers convenient features and a unique design for listening from anywhere in the room.

Able Planet PS500MM True Fidelity stereo headset

Able Planet's latest headset provides good comfort and microphone performance, although audio quality is lacking for the price.

Altec Lansing Expressionist Bass (FX3022)

Like its smaller sibling, Altec Lansing's Expressionist Bass speaker system offers a unique design; but it also gives you noticeably better sound quality and much more bass output -- at times too much.

Sonos Controller 200 (CR200)

How do you justify a $349 Sonos hardware controller when you can get nearly duplicate functionality in a free iPhone app? Make it snappy, offer solid battery life, and gently tweak the interface.

Review: Simplify Music 2 for iPhone

Simplify Music 2 for iPhone, the second version of the media streaming software, has added a few new features, but perhaps not enough to be a compelling upgrade for users of the original program.