The 100 Best Products of 2008

The 100 Best Products, Numbers 51 through 60

51. Western Digital VelociRaptor (internal hard drive, $300) Spinning at 10,000 revolutions per minute, this swift and capacious (300GB) hard drive blew away the competition in our PC World Test Center evaluations. Review | Check prices

52. NYTimes.com (news site, free) The Gray Lady of print journalism has crafted a strong, user-friendly online presence spiced with engaging interactive graphics and first-rate news video. Site

53. Motorola MotoRokr T505 (car speakerphone, $140) This Bluetooth gadget not only permits you to dial by voice and to chat hands-free while driving, it also streams music from your music phone to your car's stereo system via its FM transmitter. Nice. Review | Check prices

54. SanDisk Cruzer Titanium Plus (thumb drive, $60; online backup, $30/year) When you move your files onto the rugged Cruzer thumb drive via a USB slot, the files automatically upload, for backup, to a BeInSync server on the Web. Site | Check prices

55. Dash Navigation Dash Express (GPS navigation system, $400; service, $10-$13/month) Offering seamless Internet access via its built-in cellular (GPRS) or Wi-Fi connectivity, the Dash Express can provide real-time traffic data; on top of that, it finds area businesses through Yahoo Local search. Review | Check prices

56. Panasonic TH-42PZ700U (42-inch plasma HDTV, $1400) The first 1080p 42-inch plasma TV, this Panasonic model boasts rich colors, deep blacks, and superb picture detail. Review | Check prices

57. Netgear ReadyNAS Duo (network-attached storage, $400) In our tests, the ReadyNAS Duo outperformed even its sibling, the top-of-the line ReadyNAS NV+. Review | Check prices

58. Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 (security suite, $60) Symantec's suite offers solid security protection. Features include strong behavior-based defense against unknown threats. Review | Check prices

59. RIM BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series (smart phone, $250 with two-year AT&T wireless contract) Research in Motion's Curve line delivers both a QWERTY keyboard and RIM's increasingly popular smart-phone operating system--the best of its kind for handling corporate e-mail--in a compact and chic handset.. Review (8300) | Review (8320) | Video review | Check prices (8300) | Check prices (8320)

60. Vimeo (video-sharing site, free) Vimeo invites you to upload and share your wide-screen HD video (up to 500MB per week) with the world for free. Following the sudden departure of Stage6, Vimeo has become a very important site indeed. Review

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