The 100 Best Products of 2006

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Picked by PCWorld's Editors

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Best Products: 51-60

51. StumbleUpon
Browser Add-On (free) When you click a toolbar button in Firefox, it will transport you to a random site that fits your preferences. Web Site

52. NoScript 1.1.4
Browser Add-On (free) Block hazardous JavaScripts site-by-site in Firefox (the browser itself blocks either all JavaScripts or none). Review

53. Webroot Spy Sweeper 4.5
Antispyware ($30) Spy Sweeper catches more stuff than its competitors do, and it provides sound advice on which adware and spyware pieces to remove. Review | Latest Prices

The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 has a gentle upward curve in the middle.
The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 has a gentle upward curve in the middle.
54. Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Keyboard ($60) An ergonomically optimized keyboard, the Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 swells upward in the middle so you can position your hands and wrists naturally. Review | Latest Prices

55. Western Digital Raptor X
Hard Drive ($400) Though the Raptor X has just 150GB of storage space, it's the fastest hard drive we've tested. Its see-through window lets you watch it work (if your PC's case has a window, too). Review | Latest Prices

56. Yahoo Maps (Beta)
Online Mapping (free) Yahoo Maps--the version still in beta--provides great directions, and allows you to determine the route you want to use by setting waypoints.

57. Intuit Quicken Premier 2006
Personal Finance ($80) Quicken has its annoyances--particularly its shameless marketing pitches--but the latest version lets you attach electronic images of canceled checks or statements. Review | Latest Prices

Western Digital Raptor X, ATI Radeon X1900 XTX
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58. ATI Radeon X1900 XTX
Graphics Board ($600) Cards based on ATI's X1900 XTX chip and on nVidia's GeForce 7900 GTX chip (#92) compete for the fastest gaming performance. We think the ATI board delivers slightly better image quality, hence its higher ranking. Review | Latest Prices

Javacool's EULAlyzer reads end-user license agreements and flags suspect language.
Javacool's EULAlyzer reads end-user license agreements and flags suspect language.
59. Javacool EULAlyzer Personal 1.1
License Analyzer (free) We're always urging you to read the end-user license agreements that pop up when you install software--but who has the time or the legal background to read and understand end-user license agreements? Just copy and paste EULAs into EULAlyzer, and it will tell you whether you're getting into something dubious. Review

60. Eizo FlexScan S2410W
24-Inch Wide-Screen LCD Monitor ($1700) This is the first 24-inch display to take color as seriously as a graphics professional does. Its flat, touch-sensitive electrostatic switches are much more comfortable to use than buttons. 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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