The year’s half over and winter is upon us. That can only mean one thing: it’s time for the young among us to sit in a dark room and stare at a backlit screen for 18-20 hours a day (and for the rest of us to be jealous of them). Here’s the newest batch of Bestmodo gadgets.
Best Ebook Reader
The Nook Simple Touch is a generation ahead of the Kindle, and it shows.[imgclear]
Best Value Laptop
Good design, comfortable typing and a great sound system make the HP Pavilion G6x the best budget laptop out there.[imgclear]
Best Gaming Laptop
Pretty much the diametric opposite of a budget laptop, the Alienware M17x (2011) is a monster. Its massive benchmarks are made more ridiculous by five hours of battery life – an eternity for gaming laptops.[imgclear]
Best All-in-One Home Entertainment
The home theatre doesn’t have to be a patchwork affair of gear you put together one layaway at a time. The LG LHB976 all-in-one does a downright enviable job, with solid speakers, a great user interface and an iPod dock.[imgclear]
Best Networked Storage Alternative
The QNAP TS-259 has great throughput speed, an excellent web interface, Apple’s Time Machine, and a host of other features.[imgclear]
Best PC Case
The Silverstone Temjin TJ11 is 9 inches wide by 25 inches high and 25 inches deep. It’s massive and expensive and absolutely a preposterous thing to own. But it has amazing built quality, thermal control and moddability.[imgclear]
Best eBook Reader: Good run, Amazon Kindle 3. You just got outgunned.
*Note, this is not a complete list – just the change log. Our full list of The Greatest Gadgets is right here.