The 100 Best Products of 2006

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Best Products: 11-20

Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 lets you create slide shows of your images.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 lets you create slide shows of your images.
11. Adobe Photoshop Elements 4
Image Editor ($100) The latest version of Elements is the most elegant and powerful image-editing and -organizing application available for under $600 (the price of Adobe's pro-level Photoshop CS2). Review | Latest Prices

Mozilla Firefox comes with an integrated search engine toolbar.
Mozilla Firefox comes with an integrated search engine toolbar.
12. Mozilla Firefox 1.5
Web Browser (free) The 2005 product of the year continues to improve, with a better set of features and stronger security than Microsoft's Internet Explorer offers. News Report

Gadget Blog (free) Even if Engadget decided to devote itself to game shows and golf, we'd probably still read it, just because the blog's writing is so snarky and entertaining. Web Site

Photograph: Marc Simon
14. Toshiba HD-A1
HD DVD Player ($500) The first high-definition optical disc player on the market, the HD-A1 will probably be the least expensive one for some time, too. Say good-bye to your $40 DVD player and say hello to gorgeous high-definition movies on disc. Review | Latest Prices

15. Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600
Power Notebook Computer ($2548) The jazzy Qosmio notebook line got even better this year. In fact, the G35-AV600 is the best Media Center desktop replacement we've ever seen. Toshiba recently released a version that comes with an HD DVD-ROM drive. Review | Latest Prices

16. nVidia GeForce 7600 GT
Graphics Card Chip Set ($200) Our list doesn't focus on outstanding values, but how could we overlook this powerful chip set? At $200, it's a steal. Test Report | Latest Prices

17. Google
Search Engine (free) Google's clean, fast-loading interface helps it remain the most-used and best-loved search engine on the Internet. Have you googled anything today? Web Site

Photograph: Marc Simon
18. Sonos ZonePlayer 80
Digital Audio Streamer ($349) The ZonePlayer offers the most elegant way to play digital audio throughout your home; this version omits its predecessor's amplifier, thereby reducing the price significantly. Review | Latest Prices

19. RedOctane's Guitar Hero
Video Game ($70) RedOctane's Guitar Hero lets you indulge in your long-standing air-guitar fantasies. This Sony PlayStation 2 game is completely addictive, and has remarkably wide appeal across age and gender lines. Everybody wants to go all Clapton with the included guitar once they see it in action. Well, okay, a few arhythmic types don't care, but they probably weren't air-guitaring "Infected" in the dorm back in the day, either. Review | Latest Prices

20. Yamaha RX-V4600
Home-Theater Receiver ($1200) The RX-V4600 is the first receiver to deliver high-definition radio, which sounds better and comes in more clearly than regular old AM and FM signals. Too costly? Consider Boston Acoustics' tabletop Receptor Radio HD, which lists at just $299. Review | Latest Prices

At a Glance
  • Citrix GoToMyPC 5

  • Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8.0 Preferred

  • Best Software Simply Accounting 2005

  • Vonage VoIP

  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 (Full Product, PC)

  • Intuit Quicken Premier 2006

  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 4

  • Nero 7 Ultra Edition

  • Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 (PC)

  • Palm GPS Navigator (3207NA)

  • Serious Magic Ovation

  • Microsoft Xbox 360 System

  • NEC 21.3" MultiSync LCD2180WG-LED-BK-SV Black LCD Monitor (21.3", 1600x1200, 25ms, DVI, PC/Mac)

  • Yamaha RX-V4600 Receiver (7.1 Channels, 130 W/Channel, 0.04% THD, Supports 10 Devices)

  • Apple IPod Video 5th Generation 60GB MP3 Player - Black (60GB Internal Hard Drive)

  • Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.5

  • Ultimate Ears 5 Pro

  • Intel Core Duo Processor (2.16GHz, 2MB, 667GHz FSB, Socket 478)

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Dual-Core Processor (2.4GHz, 2MB, 2GHz Bus, Socket 939)

  • Seagate Portable ST9160821U2-RK External 160GB Hard Drive

  • Toshiba HDA1 HD-DVD Player

  • eVGA GeForce 7600 GT Video Card (256MB, PCI Express x16, Dual DVI)

  • RedOctane Guitar Hero Bundle (PS2)

  • Pioneer Blu-Ray Disc Writer (2x/2x/2x BD, 8x/4x/8x DVD+RW, 8x/4x/8x DVD-RW, 2.4x DVD+R DL, 2x DVD-R DL)

  • Mionet

  • TiVo ? Series2? 80-Hour Digital Video Recorder (80 GB)

  • Western Digital Raptor X 150GB Hard Drive (Serial ATA-150, 10,000 RPM, 16MB)

  • EIZO Nanao FlexScan S2410W 24.1" LCD Monitor (24.1" 1920x1200, 16ms, DVI, PC/Mac)


  • Salling Software Salling Clicker 3

  • Mindjet MindManager Pro 6 with Media - 1-User License

  • iRiver Clix

  • BFG Technologies GeForce 7900 GTX OC Video Card (512MB, PCI Express x16, Dual DVI)

  • Channel Sources Dist. ThinkFree Office (Full Product)

  • NewsGator FeedDemon 2

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