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Ultrasone iCans

Ultrasone’s iCans feature the same S-Logic technology that prompted us to name the company’s Proline 750 headphones to our 2006 Best of the Best list. However, as wonderful as they sound with an iPod, they can’t displace the Shure E4g earbuds in their respective Best of the Best category.

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Microsoft Zune

If you still want to buy a Zune after reading our review, you’d better not count on filling it with music from Microsoft’s Zune Marketplace.

Samsung YP-K5 MP3 Player

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ABS Ultimate X8 III

One of our favorite scenes in Pulp Fiction takes place when Samuel L. Jackson’s character, the ever-so-eloquent Jules Winnfield, describes the wonderful gourmet taste of his friend Jimmie’s coffee. Of course, Jules and his partner have just pulled up to Jimmie’s house with a body blasted all over the backseat of their car. But for the briefest of moments, nothing else mattered, save for the sweet flavor of something that wasn’t freeze-dried Taster’s Choice.

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Sid Meier's Railroads!

Like most games bearing his name, Sid Meier's Railroads! is wonderfully simple to learn, but extraordinarily difficult to master.

Reservoir Dogs

We don't know who owns the rights to Quentin Tarantino's classic jewel-heist-gone-awry film, but licensing the gaming rights to Reservoir Dogs is probably the worst decision that studio executive ever made.

Splinter Cell: Double Agent

Longtime readers will know that we're big fans of the adventures of Sam Fisher. There's something eminently satisfying about using a combination of stealthy moves, acrobatics, and super-spy gadgets to get into places where you're not supposed to be and take things you're not supposed to have.

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Patriot Xporter XT 4GB

The Patriot Xporter XT offers the same capacity at less than half the price of Kingston’s drive (reviewed next). Unfortunately, that’s the only stand-out feature we could find.

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Kingston Datatraveler Secure 4GB

Kingston’s DataTraveler Secure is billed as an “enterprise-grade” flash drive. Translated for civvies, that means 256-bit AES hardware encryption, an IPX8 waterproof rating, and a titanium shell. Oh yeah, and optimization for small files. While almost every key we’ve tested in the last few months choked on the 10,000 Word docs we feed them during testing, the DataTraveler Secure was able to write that onslaught of files in three minutes instead of the usual 20 minutes.

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