Electronics and Gadgets

Routers

Netgear R6700 Nighthawk AC1750

It’s a fantastic router, hands down. I would recommend this router to anyone who has been frustrated by slow wireless speeds or dead zones in their house. I wish I had one of these a few years ago when I lived in a larger house. Setup was painless and the thing seems designed to handle the demands of multiple devices trying to simultaneously stream video and play online games.

As reviewed by HomeUpgraded

Google WiFi

Google Wifi is easy to use and a breeze to set up. It has strong Wi-Fi coverage and fast speed. It costs a lot less than other mesh Wi-Fi systems. If you want to extend fast internet to every corner of your home, the Google Wifi is the best device to do it.

As reviewed by cnet

Asus RT-AC88U AC3100 Dual Band

The Asus RT-AC88U router has eight superfast Gigabit LAN ports, speedy Wi-Fi performance and lots of useful features. Its Web interface is smartly designed and easy to use. You'll pay a lot for the Asus RT-AC88U, but it has everything you'd want in a router. If you have the money, this is the router to get.

As reviewed by cnet

Headphones

Bose SoundSport Wireless

The SoundSoundSport Wireless is a very comfortable in-ear wireless Bluetooth sports headphone that's sweat-resistant and sounds great. The earphones fit securely in your ears thanks to winged tips. The headphone works decently as a headset for making cell-phone calls and has an auto-off feature to preserve battery life.

As reviewed by cnet

Audio Technica ATH-M50x

The ATH-M50x are the most critically acclaimed model in Audio-Technica’s M-Series line, praised by audio engineers and pro audio reviewers alike. They are sort of the anti-Beats -- meant for listeners who appreciate the best representation of true sound possible over fashion accessories and the whole Beats marketing machine. These are technically “studio monitor” headphones, which means they are designed to reproduce accurate tones and vocals with minimal flavoring or sweetening.

Sony WH-1000XM2

The Sony WH-1000XM2 improves upon the original flagship headphones. They sound great, deftly wield noise cancellation technology and cost just as much as a pair of Bose QC35s. They might have a slightly shorter battery life than the QC35, but the WH-1000XM2 outclass them in terms of performance and feature-set.

As reviewed by TechRadar

Cameras

GoPro Hero6 Black

The GoPro Hero6 Black gets a major update with 4K 60fps and super-slow-motion Full HD 240fps video. These, along with improvements to image quality, faster transfer speeds and smaller file sizes make this the new best action camera.

As reviewed by TechRadar

Nikon D850

Offering a compelling balance of size and speed, the Nikon D850 is the best all-round DSLR camera that we've ever had the pleasure of reviewing. This is really the one camera that can do it all, from landscapes to action, reportage to weddings, the D850 handles it all with aplomb - only sports photographers who need the even faster frame rate of something like the D5 will likely pass on the amazingly well-rounded D850.

As reviewed by PhotographyBLOG

Fujifilm X100F

With superb image quality, well laid out controls and a beautiful design. If you're eyeing up a premium retro compact to be your main camera, then you should definitely also consider Fujifilm's X-Pro2, while bearing in mind the considerable cost of adding lenses to itsbody-only price tag. If you love stills and are happy with a 35mm equivalent lens, though, look no further.

As reviewed by PC Authority

Monitors

LG 27UD68-W

Not only does LG’s 27UD68-W offer a gorgeous 3840 x 2160 resolution on its 27-inch IPS screen, but it also comes with a slew of features, including FreeSync. While 4K gaming is still out of reach for most people, the resolution is becoming increasingly popular when it comes to productivity and other uses. Gamers with a beefy AMD card looking to make the move to 4K will find its price an absolute bargain.

Dell UltraSharp U3417W

The Dell Ultrasharp U3417W is a 34-inch curved IPS display that boasts accurate colors and great grayscale performance. It also has a ton of ports, a thinner bezel and less backlight bleed than its predecessor – the U3415W. It's currently discounted down to $750, making it a great choice for widescreen enthusiasts who enjoy multitasking and gaming in equal measure.

ViewSonic VX2757-MHD

The VX2757-mhd can handle games with ease, especially if you have an AMD-enabled FreeSync graphics card. We were pleasantly surprised by its good colour accuracy, but viewing angles aren't great. However, the low price goes some way to making up for this.

As reviewed by PCAdvisor

Media Streaming Devices

Amazon Fire TV (2017)

Amazon's latest Fire TV is a mixture of the Fire TV Stick and the standard set-top box, not only in design (it now looks like a blocky Google Chromecast) but also the price. At just $70, the Fire TV 2017 makes a great value option for anybody looking for a 4K HDR streamer. Like the previous Fire TV, the new model features Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.

Nvidia Shield TV (2nd-gen)

If all you care about is streaming video from mainstream services like YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, and network apps, you don’t need to spend this much. For power users and PC gamers though, Nvidia’s mighty little box offers a bunch of welcome features that make the steep price worthwhile. Just steer clear of using Google Assistant, which is half-baked.

As reviewed by IGN

Apple TV 4K

There's a lot to like about the Apple TV 4K. It's got a nice clean interface, and the inclusion of support for Dolby Vision sets it apart from much of the competition. Ultimately the box will be most helpful to people already invested in Apple's ecosystem, who will benefit most from its Apple-specific features like HomeKit and AirPlay.

As reviewed by TechRadar

Smartwatches / Fitness Trackers

Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch Series 3 is the best overall smartwatch you can buy. That said, do you even need an Apple Watch in the first place? No. And the step back in battery life that the new features require, sometimes, makes it feel like a compromise. But, when I went for walks with just the watch, it was pretty fun. And I enjoyed the feeling of being unburdened from my phone. I even left my wallet at home.

As reviewed by cnet

Fitbit Ionic

In the Ionic, Fitbit is finally delivering its first smartwatch, but perhaps more importantly to some, this is its best fitness tracker too. Running, biking, swimming, weight lifting - the Ionic has algorithms for tracking a range of different workouts, and in our testing it's proven to be impressively versatile.

As reviewed by wareable.com

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

The Gear S3 frontier is a pretty great smartwatch – it is fast, it is durable, it packs a long-lasting battery, and delivers notifications to your wrist with style. As I’m writing these lines, Samsung’s wearable is on sale for $300 at major retailers across the US, which is a more than reasonable price for what you’ll get in exchange.

As reviewed by PhoneArena

Speakers

Audioengine 5+ Speakers

Audioengine 5+ (A5+) premium speakers deliver audiophile-quality sound and features at a price that continues to set the standard for affordable high-quality audio. Connect your iDevice, computer, TV, or any other audio component for great stereo sound in any room.

Joey Roth Ceramic Speakers

The truth is that I see these as the perfect speaker system for the enlightened apartment dweller. Loud, clear, and suitable for most purposes, as well as being beautiful and interesting objects. In fact, you know what these are? They’re for the person who has everything. Because they certainly don’t have anything like these.

As reviewed by TechCrunch

Bose Companion 2 Series III

Different people will have different ideas of what a ‘budget’ set of speakers should cost, but for something that will still produce great quality audio in a no-frills package, our vote goes to the $100 Bose Companion 2 Series III. It's the most affordable computer speaker system from Bose and will most certainly be an upgrade to anything built in or bundled with your PC.