Best in Tech

CNNMoney's reviews of the best tech products on the market.


Best Apple smartphone
iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5S is Apple's best iPhone to date. It is an attractive, meticulously engineered phone.

It's thin, it's light, it's quality -- mostly. The fingerprint sensor works well and is far from a gimmick. For the vast majority of smartphone users, the iPhone 5S is hard to beat.

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Best Android smartphone
Moto X

The Moto X isn't going to change your life. But a few extra features make the Moto X the best Android smartphone you can buy.

It's not too slow. It's not too big. It's not too boring. It's the Android phone that someone who is neither Luddite, nor tech junkie, should have.

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Best Small Tablet
Nexus 7

Google's Nexus 7 tablet is the best Android tablet, period.

Blazing fast speed? Check. Slimmer, thinner and lighter? Check. Gorgeous, Retina-quality seven-inch display? Check. The purest and most up-to-date version of Android. Check. World-beating value at $230? Jackpot.

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Best Apple Laptop
Macbook Air

The MacBook Air is attractive, durable, thin and light - all qualities you want in a laptop.

It's still the gold standard for laptop hardware. And when you compare the $1,099 MacBook Air to its competitors, you actually aren't subject to much of the alleged "Apple tax."

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Best Ereader
Kindle Paperwhite

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the best e-reader ever made, end of story.

The Kindle Paperwhite finds a perfect sweet spot of size and weight without becoming too difficult to handle or feeling too cheap. Ultimately there's no reason not to buy an Amazon e-reader right now.

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Best Set-top Box
Roku LT

The Roku LT hits the perfect sweet spot of low cost and abundant content.

There's a lot of content you won't currently find on an Apple TV or Google Chromecast. There are other set-top boxes capable of more than the Roku LT offers -- but none of those devices costs just $50.

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Best Point and Shoot Camera
Sony RX100

If you're not quite looking for the power of a professional camera but you still want to take quality photos, Sony's RX100 is the perfect camera.

The RX100 strikes a perfect balance between the price and size of pocket cameras, and the image quality and performance of DSLRs.

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