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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.
Nine stereo speaker systems that give a boost to your Mac's audio.
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.
John Brandon checks out four iPhone ringtone makers and reports on the good, the bad, and the noisy.
The Alfie looks pretty, but its high price tag is more a function of its multi-purpose nature than its sound quality.
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.
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 delivers a good-sounding all-in-one wireless audio player.
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's top-of-the-line 2.0 speaker system offers good sound quality, attractive appearance, and varied listening options.
Logitech's latest two-piece computer speaker system offers convenient features and a unique design for listening from anywhere in the room.
Able Planet's latest headset provides good comfort and microphone performance, although audio quality is lacking for the price.
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.
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.
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.