The 20 Most Innovative Products of the Year

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Standout LCD plus good optic and image quality, but there's no LCD status display and lens options are limited.

Price when rated: $1,000
Lowest price: $890.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace
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Gargantuan drive offers record-high storage capacity thanks to perpendicular recording, and has top-notch write performance.

Price when rated: $124.00
Lowest price: $48.00 via DiscounTechnology
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This sleek cell phone adds a serviceable camera and multimedia features to BlackBerry's already terrific e-mail capabilities.

Lowest price: $200.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Stellar messaging capabilities
  • Adds a camera

Cons

  • Lacks a full QWERTY keyboard
  • Keys can be difficult to press
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This super-sleek Windows Mobile hybrid is optimized for messaging, e-mail, and multimedia.

Pros

  • Super-slim design
  • Excellent talk-time battery life

Cons

  • Lacks applications for editing files
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Price when rated: $80 for navigator only (tooldial software available separately for $50)
Lowest price: $37.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace
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The upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 adds support for Microsoft's productivity applications.

Pros

  • First phone to offer Windows Mobile 6
  • Svelte design

Cons

  • Lacks applications for editing files
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Piper combines security and home automation in one package

Jul 17, 2014 3:00 AM

Not only can Piper's wide-angle lens see everywhere in your room, it's also a Z-Wave hub, letting you control compatible accessories from a single app.

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