The 100 Best Products of 2005

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What makes a product great? For 22 years, we've answered that question in the form of our World Class Awards. The products, technologies, and categories keep changing. But in 2005, as in 1983, great products meld practical features with innovation. They help you rather than annoy you. And they do it at a fair price. This year we chose 100 tools--the most in years--for work, home, and everywhere in between. Then we ranked them from 1 to 100, scrutinizing each product's design, features, performance, innovation, and price. The resulting honor roll is as wide-ranging as today's world of personal technology. (And 23 of our 100 winners have the best price of all: They're free.)

In the following pages you'll find our top picks grouped by category (for example, Security on page 4 and Digital Photography on page 8), as well as in ranked order from 1 to 100 on page 12. Here, we begin with our Product of the Year.

Product of the Year

Mozilla Firefox
WEB BROWSER (Free) Let the browser wars begin anew: This open-source program is streamlined, customizable, and just plain better. No wonder it has attracted millions of users in just a few months. Is it merely a coincidence that Microsoft finally plans to give the aging Internet Explorer the major overhaul it has needed for years? Review | Download

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PCs and Peripherals

Alienware Aurora 5500
Photograph: Marc Simon
Alienware Aurora 5500
PERFORMANCE PC ($3500) Powered by a very capable 2.6-GHz Athlon 64 FX-55 processor, the Aurora 5500 embodies what Alienware does best. Quick and well designed, it exudes a sophisticated cool that will appeal to many users. This is currently our speed-record-holding desktop system. Look no further if you want a blazingly fast PC. Review

Antec P160
DESKTOP CASE ($169) It has top-notch fit and finish, noise-abating features like a 120mm chassis fan, and a cool swiveling front control panel. Review | Latest Prices

APC Back-UPS RS 800VA 120V
UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY ($150) A real savior in an outage, it also fixes over- and under-voltage without even engaging its battery. Review | Latest Prices

Apple Mac Mini
SMALL PC (Starts at $499) Tiny, elegant, quiet, and inexpensive, Apple's latest inventive machine could turn you into a Mac user. Review

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
MOTHERBOARD ($185) It comes with practically every port you could need, and uses speech synthesis to tell you what's wrong if the PC can't boot. Review | Latest Prices

Compaq Presario V2000
Photograph: Marc Simon
Compaq Presario V2000
ALL-PURPOSE NOTEBOOK (Starts at $780) The versatile V2000 offers a sleek profile, a great keyboard, a bright 14-inch wide screen, and superlong battery life. It would be at home on your desk or on the road. Review

Contour Design RollerMouse Pro
Photograph: Marc Simon
Contour Design RollerMouse Pro
MOUSE ($200) This one-of-a-kind input device, a mouse-in-a-tray, takes some getting used to. But it offers an innovative alternative if you find ordinary mousing awkward and painful. You move the RollerMouse pointer by shifting the rotating bar up and down, and side to side. It comes with a scroll wheel, as well as right-click, left-click, double-click, and changeable buttons. Company Web Site

Dell Inspiron 6000
DESKTOP REPLACEMENT NOTEBOOK ($1369) A 15.4-inch wide screen, swift performance with a 2-GHz CPU, and a slew of ports make the 6000 a very capable alternative to a desktop machine. Review

IBM ThinkCentre A51p
ALL-PURPOSE PC ($1627) Easy-access design and advanced security features distinguish this good-looking, all-business black tower. Review

IBM ThinkPad X41
ULTRAPORTABLE NOTEBOOK ($2249) Offering arguably the best keyboard around, this lightweight notebook trumps the competition with a built-in fingerprint reader--for extra security--and a full-featured docking station. Latest Prices

Logitech Z-5500 Digital
Photograph: Marc Simon
Logitech Z-5500 Digital
PC SPEAKER SYSTEM ($299) Booming bass, detailed surround sound, and a superb digital control center with equalization and surround processing make the Z-5500 an outstanding set of speakers. Review | Latest Prices

NVidia GeForce 6600 GT
GRAPHICS BOARD ($180) The 6600 GT supplies most of the 3D graphics muscle of the higher-end 6800 Ultra at less than half the price. Review | Latest Prices

Shuttle Computer XPC i8600b
Photograph: Marc Simon
Shuttle Computer XPC i8600b
SMALL PC ($1611) Striking a terrific balance between compactness and expandability, the XPC packs many of the features of a full-size desktop computer. It will appeal to folks who want a PC that can grow with them without taking up much space. Review

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Office Software

2BrightSparks SyncBackSE
UTILITY ($15) It backs up, restores, and synchronizes files--even when they're locked or open--to multiple locations such as networked drives. Review | Download

Apple Mac OS X Version 10.4 (Tiger)
OPERATING SYSTEM ($129) Tiger's big new addition--to what was already a well-engineered Mac operating system--is Spotlight, a speedy, well-integrated tool for searching your hard drive. And it's the best-looking OS around. In other words, Mac fans are already enjoying the cool features that Windows won't deliver until late 2006. Review

Best Software Simply Accounting
ACCOUNTING AND PERSONAL FINANCE ($50 for Basic, $300 for Pro) Software offers headroom to satisfy businesses with complex requirements. Review | Latest Prices

Copernic Desktop Search
DESKTOP SEARCH SOFTWARE (Free) Although this utility isn't quite as efficient as Google Desktop Search, search geeks may prefer it. Copernic can hunt for files by size or by date and can store its index file in the location of your choice. Review | Download

FileMaker Pro 7
DATABASE ($299) This version adds a relational capability that makes the app even more useful. Review | Latest Prices

Google Desktop Search
DESKTOP SEARCH TOOL (Free) It does a speedy job of retrieving the results you want, but it could use a better way of paring down your results. Review | Download

Ubuntu Linux 5.04
LINUX DISTRIBUTION (Free) With a bit of tinkering, you end up with the slickest Linux around. Review

Webroot Window Washer 5.5
UTILITY ($30) It wipes out file histories, browser cookies, cache contents, and other remnants. Review | Download

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Security

Cloudmark Anti-Fraud Toolbar
BROWSER SECURITY PLUG-IN (Free) Use it to block sites and IP addresses that try to install malware or that host ads appearing in spam messages. Review | Download

Cloudmark SafetyBar
SPAM FILTER ($40 a year) This tool (formerly SpamNet) garnered one of the best antispam filter accuracy rates in our tests. Review | Download

Moon Software Password Agent
PASSWORD MANAGER (Free for up to 25 log-ins, $25 for unrestricted version) Keep track of your passwords with this frugal and utilitarian tool. Company Web Site

Sunbelt Software CounterSpy
ANTI-SPYWARE SOFTWARE ($20) Adept at rooting out troublesome apps, it uses real-time monitoring to help prevent further spyware infestations. Review

Tor
PRIVACY SOFTWARE (Free) Its onion routing service strips away information from Internet data packets that might reveal your identity while you are browsing. Tor goes a step further than paid competitors, anonymizing your e-mail, IM, IRC chat, or any other TCP/IP network data. Company Web Site

Winternals Software ERD Commander
DATA RECOVERY SOFTWARE ($149) It boots from CD to diagnose problems or to take data off a dead system (or to put data back on to help revive one). Review | Download

Zone Labs ZoneAlarm Antivirus
ANTIVIRUS AND FIREWALL SOFTWARE ($25) Take the premier software firewall, pair it with Computer Associates' capable antivirus program, and you have a winning combination. Company Web Site

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Storage and Backup

Acronis True Image 8
BACKUP SOFTWARE ($50) Sometimes, the easiest means of recovering from a hard-drive disaster may be to restore your system from an image--and True Image makes doing so a snap. Review | Latest Prices

CMS 80GB USB 2.0 ABSplus Notebook Backup System
PORTABLE HARD DRIVE ($399) This supercompact portable hard drive is easy to tote around for backups on the go. Integrated backup software and a built-in USB 2.0 connector seal the deal. Latest Prices

EMC Dantz Retrospect Professional 7
BACKUP SOFTWARE ($129) Cheaper backup options abound, but Retrospect gets our vote for its handy tools and inclusion of a network client. Review | Latest Prices

Maxtor H01R300 Shared Storage Drive
Photograph: Marc Simon
Maxtor H01R300 Shared Storage Drive
NETWORK HARD DRIVE ($360) This slick-looking external drive adds 300GB of centralized storage to an existing home or office network. The device's Drag and Sort feature supports quick, general organization of your data. Review | Latest Prices

Plextor PX-716UF
Photograph: Marc Simon
Plextor PX-716UF
REWRITABLE DVD DRIVE ($239) Top speed, sleek design, and a useful software bundle propel this external DVD burner onto our list. It connects to a computer via USB 2.0 or FireWire. This model--and the internal version, the $139 PX-716A--rank among the fastest DVD drives in their class. Review (PX-716A) | Latest Prices

Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5
BURNING SOFTWARE ($100) Roxio EMC's easy-to-navigate interface simplifies burning tasks. This update broadens the suite's scope by adding the full version of BackUp MyPC 6 Deluxe. Review | Latest Prices

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 SATA NCQ
INTERNAL HARD DRIVE ($350) Seagate's Serial ATA drive gives you more than enough performance for desktop use. Its native command queuing adds to its smarts--and performance potential--in server applications. Review | Latest Prices

Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Drive
Photograph: Marc Simon
Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Drive
PORTABLE HARD DRIVE ($140) Don't be put off by this drive's hockey-puck design. The device carries 5GB of data efficiently and safely, letting you carry loads of files on the go. Review | Latest Prices

Seagate USB/FireWire Hard Drive
EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE ($350) This 400GB hard drive is a breeze to install and use, and you can configure it in a multidrive stack. Latest Prices

Verbatim Store 'n' Go Pro
USB MEMORY KEY ($190) This 2GB flash drive speeds its way through data transfers. It includes security and file-synchronization software, too. Latest Prices

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Web

A9.com
SEARCH ENGINE (Free) Amazon's clever A9 search engine and toolbar starts with Google results. But it does Google one better with features like auto-syncing bookmarks, a search history, and amazing photo-based Yellow Pages. Download

Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router and Notebook Network Card
WIRELESS NETWORKING (Router $160, network card $110) They offer dramatically faster speeds and better range than their 802.11g predecessors. Review

Cerulean Studios Trillian 3.1
INSTANT MESSENGER (Free) A universal client, Trillian works with AIM, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and other IM networks. Version 3 adds audio and video chat, plus links to the Wikipedia online encyclopedia. Review | Download

Flickr.com
PHOTOGRAPHY SITE (Free) Post snapshots or rummage through other people's collections. Review

Google
SEARCH ENGINE (Free) The king of search continues to introduce important innovations--such as Google Maps, Google Answers, and Google Scholar--while maintaining a clean interface. Review

Google Gmail
Google Gmail
Google Gmail
WEB MAIL (Free) Fast, simple, and with 2GB of storage, it has the elements of a paid service, delivering messages sans pesky graphical ads. Review

Internet Archive (Archive.org)
WEB SITE (Free) Who says you can't fit the entire Web under one domain? Well, maybe not the whole Web, but enough of it to keep any browser busy for a couple of lifetimes. Review

Mozilla Thunderbird
E-MAIL PROGRAM (Free) This client gives you useful features such as fast search capability and an RSS reader. It's great at blocking spam, too. Review | Download

Mysoft Technology Maxthon
BROWSER PLUG-IN (Free) Add oomph to Internet Explorer: Jump between pages in a tabbed interface, block ads, and pick from 300 skins. Review | Download

Netgear 54 Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Travel Router Model WGR101
TRAVEL ROUTER ($80) Give yourself the freedom to wander about 30 feet from an ethernet jack and to create your own secure Wi-Fi network. Review | Latest Prices

The New York Times on the Web
WEB SITE (Free) NYTimes.com serves up great content, a clear layout, and interactive features. Company Web Site

OnlyMyEmail Pro
SPAM FILTER ($3 a month) Service filters spam from up to three e-mail accounts. In our tests it caught more than 99 percent of unsolicited mail. Review

Opera 8
WEB BROWSER (Free) Find Firefox too austere? Opera is an attractive, feature-rich alternative. Review

Qnext
INSTANT MESSENGER (Free) Not only does Qnext bring all your IM services together, it puts file sharing, photo sharing, music streaming, and games into the same interface. Review | Download

SightSpeed
VIDEO INSTANT MESSENGER ($5 a month, $50 a year) Its lip sync is unbeatable on one-to-one calls, and it's above average on multiparty calls. Review | Download

Six Apart TypePad
BLOGGING TOOL ($5 a month, $50 a year) Though tools such as Blogger are free, bountiful features (including options for making blogs public or private), slick templates, and customization options make TypePad a smart investment. Company Web Site

Skype
VOIP SERVICE (Free) PC-to-PC phone calls have never sounded so good--plus, it's easy to set up. Review

Vonage
VOIP SERVICE (Starts at $15 per month) Vonage stands out for its dependable service and first-rate call quality. Plus, the company has plans to roll out enhanced 911 (E-911) soon. Review

Wikipedia
ONLINE RESOURCE (Free) Constantly updated and self-policed, this collaborative online encyclopedia offers insight into almost everything. Review

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Monitors and TVs

Dell 3300MP
PROJECTOR ($1599) It includes every connection you can imagine and produces great images, too. Review

Dell UltraSharp 1704FPV
17-INCH LCD ($349) The 1704FPV puts all the parts together: a great screen, an adjustable stand, and USB 2.0 ports--at a bargain price. Review | Latest Prices

Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW
Photograph: Marc Simon
Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW
24-INCH WIDE-SCREEN LCD ($1019) This big beauty is designed with entertainment inputs that let you hook it up to such devices as DVD players and digital video recorders. Not only is this monitor easy on the eyes, but its category-shaking price tag is easy on the wallet, too. Review | Latest Prices

LG Flatron L1981Q
19-INCH LCD ($499) Pivoting this sleek LCD auto-corrects the image to display right side up. Review | Latest Prices

Mitsubishi LT-3050
Photograph: Marc Simon
Mitsubishi LT-3050
30-INCH LCD TV ($3800) This high-definition LCD TV stands out for its rich, lifelike colors and superior sound system--not to mention its built-in digital TV tuner for snagging over-the-air HDTV broadcasts. Review | Latest Prices

Samsung HL-P5063W
REAR-PROJECTION TV ($2500) This svelte 50-inch DLP HDTV set delivers sharp images and terrific sound quality. And it's stylishly designed, too. Review | Latest Prices

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Digital Photography

ACD Systems ACDSee 7
PHOTO ORGANIZER ($50) Use this fast, feature-rich program to manage your photo inventory. Latest Prices | Download

Adobe Photoshop CS2
IMAGE EDITOR ($599) New features, including Vanishing Point (which clones elements that automatically match the perspective of the surrounding image), keep Photoshop the once and future king of image editing. Artists will like the new photo tricks that further streamline their tasks. Review | Latest Prices

Adobe Premiere Elements
VIDEO EDITOR ($99) Premiere Elements combines a friendly interface with a wide selection of video templates, effects, and transitions. Review | Latest Prices

Canon CanoScan 9950F
SCANNER ($400) The 9950F offers fast, crisp, colorful scans; a built-in transparency adapter; and three film holders for scanning multiple photos. Review | Latest Prices

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
DIGITAL SLR CAMERA ($899) It's an impressive upgrade to the camera that brought single-lens reflex photography to the masses. This 8-megapixel model's lightweight design makes it a standout in the expanding field of SLRs. Review | Latest Prices

Casio Exilim EX-Z750
DIGITAL CAMERA ($400) The extremely compact, 7.2-megapixel Exilim EX-Z750 brings you sharp photos, a 2.5-inch LCD, long battery life, and an intuitively navigable on-screen menu. Review | Latest Prices

Nikon Coolpix 7900
DIGITAL CAMERA ($450) Point-and-shoot photography at its best: It weds simplicity and great imaging in a light, compact camera that features exposure and white-balance bracketing controls. Review | Latest Prices

Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
Photograph: Marc Simon
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
DIGITAL CAMERA ($699) If you don't want to spring for a digital single-lens reflex camera, this sturdy model is a superb choice for serious shutterbugs. We like its 8-megapixel imaging, 5X optical zoom lens, and huge selection of manual exposure controls.Review | Latest Prices

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Printing and Publishing

Adobe InDesign CS2
DESKTOP PUBLISHER ($699) Adobe gives QuarkXPress users some serious reasons to consider switching: finer controls for text and paragraph styles, enhanced tools for object manipulation, and as-you-type spelling check. Review | Latest Prices

Brother HL-5140
MONOCHROME LASER PRINTER ($200) With razor-sharp text and excellent print speeds, the HL-5140 beats the competition hands down. Review | Latest Prices

Canon Pixma IP4000R
INKJET/PHOTO PRINTER ($230) The IP4000R provides Wi-Fi, fast speeds, and great print quality. Review | Latest Prices

Corel Painter IX
PAINT PROGRAM ($399) From watercolors to pastels, the tools in this natural-media paint program seem so real that you can practically smell the turpentine. Its new features and speed tweaks prove you can teach an old app useful new tricks. Review | Latest Prices

Dell 3000cn
COLOR LASER PRINTER ($449) This workgroup printer delivers crisp text and solid graphics. Review

Epson PictureMate
Photograph: Marc Simon
Epson PictureMate
PHOTO PRINTER ($199) Portable printer produces high-quality prints at a reasonable price (23 cents each in our tests) and conveniently writes files from a media card to your external burner. Review

HP Officejet 7210 All-in-One
Photograph: Marc Simon
HP Officejet 7210 All-in-One
MULTIFUNCTION PRINTER ($300) Great print quality, fast copying, and built-in networking make this multifunction printer an indispensable office workhorse. Review | Latest Prices

<br clear="all" /><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="4" bgcolor="DBDBDB"> <tr> <td colspan="6" class="blackBold14" height="18" valign="middle">&nbsp;The Best Products of 2005</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="2" colspan="6" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" alt="" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-POTY.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td><a class="redBold11" href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,00.asp">Product of the Year</a></td> <td width="10" rowspan="6"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="10" /></td> <td width="20"></td> <td></td> <td rowspan="6" width="10"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="10" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-PCs.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><nobr><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,2,00.asp">PCs and Peripherals</a></nobr></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-monitors.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,7,00.asp">Monitors and TVs</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-office.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,3,00.asp">Office Software</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-photography.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,8,00.asp">Digital Photography</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-security.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,4,00.asp">Security</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-printing.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11">Printing and Publishing</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-storage.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,5,00.asp">Storage and Backup</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-mobile.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,10,00.asp">Mobile Tools</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-web.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,6,00.asp">Web</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-ce.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,11,00.asp">Consumer Electronics</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="2" colspan="6" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-1_100.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td colspan="5" class="black11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,12,00.asp"><b>1-100</b></a> The ranked list of all 100 products</td> </tr> </table>

Mobile Tools

BlackBerry 7100t
PDA PHONE ($300) BlackBerry users finally get a real phone with the 7100t, as well as an innovative and highly effective predictive text-entry system that works with only a few more keys than a regular phone keypad uses. Review

Citrix Online GoToMyPC Personal
REMOTE ACCESS ($20 a month) You can find cheaper ways to control a PC across the Web, but nobody has beaten this browser-based service's speed, reliability, and straightforward design. Review | Download

Dell Axim X30
PDA ($199) A 312-MHz processor powers this versatile and very affordable PDA. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Review | Latest Prices

Garmin StreetPilot C330
GPS NAVIGATION DEVICE ($964) With great 3D maps, clear visual and audio driving instructions, and easy operation, this is a welcome--but expensive--addition to any car dashboard. Company Web Site

Motorola Razr V3
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Motorola Razr V3
CELL PHONE ($400 stand-alone, $200 with Cingular Wireless service plan) A svelte, innovative design; a large, vibrant screen; and a sturdy metal housing make the Razr one of the most attractive phones around. With support for international roaming, this slick GSM/GPRS phone works in many overseas destinations. Review | Latest Prices

PalmOne Treo 650
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PalmOne Treo 650
PDA PHONE ($450 with service activation) A bright, high-resolution screen; a more-functional keyboard; and a removable, rechargeable battery are its key improvements over the previous model. Yes, it could use more memory and maybe Wi-Fi, too, but it's still the best PDA phone around. Review | Latest Prices

PDAapps VeriChat Standard Edition
MOBILE INSTANT MESSAGING ($25 first year, $20 thereafter) It's a slick, functional universal IM client that runs on handhelds--PalmOne, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and Symbian. Review

<br clear="all" /><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="4" bgcolor="DBDBDB"> <tr> <td colspan="6" class="blackBold14" height="18" valign="middle">&nbsp;The Best Products of 2005</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="2" colspan="6" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" alt="" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-POTY.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td><a class="redBold11" href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,00.asp">Product of the Year</a></td> <td width="10" rowspan="6"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="10" /></td> <td width="20"></td> <td></td> <td rowspan="6" width="10"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="10" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-PCs.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><nobr><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,2,00.asp">PCs and Peripherals</a></nobr></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-monitors.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,7,00.asp">Monitors and TVs</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-office.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,3,00.asp">Office Software</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-photography.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,8,00.asp">Digital Photography</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-security.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,4,00.asp">Security</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-printing.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,9,00.asp">Printing and Publishing</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-storage.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,5,00.asp">Storage and Backup</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-mobile.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11">Mobile Tools</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-web.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,6,00.asp">Web</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-ce.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,11,00.asp">Consumer Electronics</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="2" colspan="6" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-1_100.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td colspan="5" class="black11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,12,00.asp"><b>1-100</b></a> The ranked list of all 100 products</td> </tr> </table>

Consumer Electronics

Apple IPod Photo
LARGE-CAPACITY MP3 PLAYER ($349 for 30GB, $449 for 60GB) A color screen, photo capability, and a TV-out option make this device the first truly useful digital audio and photo portable. Review | Latest Prices

Apple ITunes
MEDIA PLAYER (Free) It's great at letting you legally share music with others on the same network. Oh, and did we mention it works with the most popular audio player on the planet? Review | Download

Apple ITunes Music Store
MUSIC DOWNLOADS ($1 a song) One-click simplicity, a huge selection, exclusive tracks, and playlists from many artists give it universal appeal. But we'd like to see a higher bit rate for downloads, as well as a subscription service. Review

Delphi MyFi
SATELLITE RADIO ($300) This device puts all the riches of XM satellite radio--from bluegrass to Major League Baseball--in the palm of your hand. VCR-like recording lets you save up to 5 hours' worth of audio for later listening. Review | Latest Prices

DirecTV HD DVR HR10-250
HD RECEIVER AND DVR ($999) This combo allows you to record two HD shows at once and watch another, prerecorded show simultaneously. Review | Latest Prices

IRiver IFP-895
FLASH-BASED MP3 PLAYER ($150) An FM tuner with scheduled recording, a voice recorder, and both line- and microphone-level inputs make this player more talented than the IPod Shuffle. Company Web Site

Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0
PORTABLE SPEAKERS ($100) The crisp-sounding speakers don't take batteries, but like 17-inch laptops they're just barely portable--and almost as good as what you'd find on a desktop. Review

Microsoft Windows Media Player 10
MEDIA PLAYER (Free) Version 10 combines a compact interface with an innovative DRM technology for enabling music subscriptions that you can take with you on your MP3 player. Review

Orb
MEDIA STREAMING SERVICE (Free) This clever service streams music, video, and image files from your desktop to phones, PDAs, and notebooks. Review

Rio Carbon
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Rio Carbon
MIDCAPACITY MP3 PLAYER ($200 for 5GB, $229 for 6GB) This sleek audio player fits comfortably in your hand or pocket. We like its simple interface, clear sound, and stellar battery life. A price drop on this great-quality player makes it even more attractive. Review | Latest Prices

Sonos Digital Music System
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Sonos Digital Music System
STREAMING MEDIA DEVICE ($1199 for two players and one controller) If money were no object, there would be no question about buying this set. This streaming-media box offers the slickest, simplest way to aggregate your digital music and play it back virtually anywhere. Review

Sony PlayStation Portable
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Sony PlayStation Portable
HANDHELD GAMING DEVICE ($250) The innovative PSP doubles as a personal video player. A beautiful screen, great graphics and sound, and a full lineup of games outweigh the drawbacks, such as slow loading times from Sony's Universal Media Disc and the high cost of Memory Stick Duo cards. Review | Latest Prices

Toshiba RS-TX20 Digital Media Server
DVD RECORDER ($500) A more capable alternative to TiVo, the RS-TX20 archives video to discs, and stores files in its 120GB hard drive as well. Latest Prices

Valve Half-Life 2
PC GAME ($55) Half-Life 2 skillfully blends elements of sci-fi, horror, adventure, and puzzle-solving into a seductive productivity-killer. Review | Latest Prices

<br clear="all" /><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="4" bgcolor="DBDBDB"> <tr> <td colspan="6" class="blackBold14" height="18" valign="middle">&nbsp;The Best Products of 2005</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="2" colspan="6" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" alt="" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-POTY.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td><a class="redBold11" href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,00.asp">Product of the Year</a></td> <td width="10" rowspan="6"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="10" /></td> <td width="20"></td> <td></td> <td rowspan="6" width="10"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="10" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-PCs.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><nobr><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,2,00.asp">PCs and Peripherals</a></nobr></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-monitors.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,7,00.asp">Monitors and TVs</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-office.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,3,00.asp">Office Software</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-photography.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,8,00.asp">Digital Photography</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-security.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,4,00.asp">Security</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-printing.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,9,00.asp">Printing and Publishing</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-storage.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,5,00.asp">Storage and Backup</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-mobile.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,10,00.asp">Mobile Tools</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-web.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,6,00.asp">Web</a></td> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-ce.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td class="blackBold11">Consumer Electronics</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="2" colspan="6" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /><img src="http://images.pcworld.com/shared/graphics/spacer.gif" width="10" height="2" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20"><img src="/reviews/graphics/120763-1_100.jpg" width="20" height="20" /></td> <td colspan="5" class="black11"><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,120763,pg,12,00.asp"><b>1-100</b></a> The ranked list of all 100 products</td> </tr> </table>

All Products Listed by Ranking

  1. Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
  2. Google Gmail Web Mail
  3. Apple Mac OS X Version 10.4 (Tiger) Operating System
  4. Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router and Notebook Network Card Wireless Networking
  5. Dell Ultrasharp 2405FPW 24-Inch Wide-Screen LCD
  6. Alienware Aurora 5500 Performance PC
  7. Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Drive Portable Hard Drive
  8. Skype VoIP Service
  9. Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT Digital SLR Camera
  10. PalmOne Treo 650 PDA Phone
  11. Zone Labs ZoneAlarm Antivirus Antivirus and Firewall Software
  12. Mysoft Technology Maxthon Browser Plug-In
  13. Rio Carbon Midcapacity MP3 Player
  14. Webroot Window Washer 5.5 Utility
  15. Maxtor H01R300 Shared Storage Drive Network Hard Drive
  16. Google Search Engine
  17. Netgear 54 Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Travel Router Model WGR101 Travel Router
  18. OnlyMyEmail Pro Spam Filter
  19. Sony PlayStation Portable Handheld Gaming Device
  20. NVidia GeForce 6600 GT Graphics Board
  21. APC Back-UPS RS 800VA 120V Uninterruptible Power Supply
  22. 2BrightSparks SyncBackSE Utility
  23. Moon Software Password Agent Password Manager
  24. HP Officejet 7210 All-in-One Multifunction Printer
  25. Winternals Software ERD Commander Data Recovery Software
  26. Ubuntu Linux 5.04 Linux Distribution
  27. Epson PictureMate Photo Printer
  28. Mozilla Thunderbird E-Mail Program
  29. Cloudmark Anti-Fraud Toolbar Browser Security Plug-In
  30. Vonage VoIP Service
  31. Cloudmark SafetyBar Spam Filter
  32. Adobe Photoshop CS2 Image Editor
  33. The New York Times on the Web Web Site
  34. Apple ITunes Media Player
  35. Seagate USB/FireWire Hard Drive External Hard Drive
  36. Canon CanoScan 9950F Scanner
  37. IRiver IFP-895 Flash-Based MP3 Player
  38. Valve Half-Life 2 PC Game
  39. Samsung HL-P5063W Rear-Projection TV
  40. Tor Privacy Software
  41. LG Flatron L1981Q 19-Inch LCD
  42. Dell 3000cn Color Laser Printer
  43. BlackBerry 7100t PDA Phone
  44. Verbatim Store 'n' Go Pro USB Memory Key
  45. Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 SATA NCQ Internal Hard Drive
  46. Compaq Presario V2000 All-Purpose Notebook
  47. Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 Media Player
  48. Canon Pixma IP4000R Inkjet/Photo Printer
  49. Best Software Simply Accounting Accounting and Personal Finance
  50. Orb Media Streaming Service
  51. Flickr.com Photography Site
  52. Dell Inspiron 6000 Desktop Replacement Notebook
  53. DirecTV HD DVR HR10-250 HD Receiver and DVR
  54. ACD Systems ACDSee 7 Photo Organizer
  55. Dell UltraSharp 1704FPV 17-Inch LCD
  56. Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Digital Camera
  57. Qnext Instant Messenger
  58. IBM ThinkCentre A51p All-Purpose PC
  59. SightSpeed Video Instant Messenger
  60. Wikipedia Online Resource
  61. Cerulean Studios Trillian 3.1 Instant Messenger
  62. CMS 80GB USB 2.0 ABSplus Notebook Backup System Portable Hard Drive
  63. Nikon Coolpix 7900 Digital Camera
  64. Contour Design RollerMouse Pro Mouse
  65. Adobe InDesign CS2 Desktop Publisher
  66. Shuttle Computer XPC i8600b Small PC
  67. IBM ThinkPad X41 Ultraportable Notebook
  68. Adobe Premiere Elements Video Editor
  69. Dell Axim X30 PDA
  70. A9.com Search Engine
  71. Toshiba RS-TX20 Digital Media Server DVD Recorder
  72. Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 Burning Software
  73. Plextor PX-716UF Rewritable DVD Drive
  74. Casio Exilim EX-Z750 Digital Camera
  75. Apple Mac Mini Small PC
  76. Google Desktop Search Desktop Search Tool
  77. Mitsubishi LT-3050 30-Inch LCD TV
  78. Apple IPod Photo Large-Capacity MP3 Player
  79. Dell 3300MP Projector
  80. FileMaker Pro 7 Database
  81. Sunbelt Software CounterSpy Anti-Spyware Software
  82. Six Apart TypePad Blogging Tool
  83. Acronis True Image 8 Backup Software
  84. Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
  85. Brother HL-5140 Monochrome Laser Printer
  86. Apple ITunes Music Store Music Downloads
  87. Internet Archive (Archive.org) Web Site
  88. Opera 8 Web Browser
  89. Copernic Desktop Search Desktop Search Software
  90. Motorola Razr V3 Cell Phone
  91. Delphi MyFi Satellite Radio
  92. PDAapps VeriChat Standard Edition Mobile Instant Messaging
  93. Sonos Digital Music System Streaming Media Device
  94. EMC Dantz Retrospect Professional 7 Backup Software
  95. Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Navigation Device
  96. Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 Portable Speakers
  97. Logitech Z-5500 Digital PC Speaker System
  98. Antec P160 Desktop Case
  99. Corel Painter IX Paint Program
  100. Citrix Online GoToMyPC Personal Remote Access
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