Ulead VideoStudio 10 Plus

We're taking the Three Bears approach here. If Premiere Elements 2.0 (reviewed in March 2006) is too complex and Pinnacle's Studio Plus 10 (reviewed in April 2006) is too buggy, Ulead's VideoStudio 10 Plus could be just right for people who want the fastest route from DV cam to the TV screen.

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OCZ Mini-Kart

The Mini-Kart is so small you could lose it in a bag of potato chips if you're not careful. Luckily, an included lanyard helps you keep track of the wee device. Instead of the standard rectangular metal USB port, the Mini-Kart’s pins are out in the open—it doesn’t even have a cap.

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PNY MaxFile Attache

The PNY drive not only sports the most capacity in this roundup, it’s also the fastest. It blew the others out of the water in our 3GB read/write test. Its read speed (361 seconds) was an incredible minute and a half faster than the Verbatim drive, and its write speed (430 seconds) was an ass-kicking three minutes faster than both the Verbatim and Western Digital models.

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Dreamgear i.Sound Max

Dreamgear obviously knows that speakers are the single most lucrative segment of iPod add-on products: The company offers eight models, including the i.Sound Max.

SIN Episodes: Emergence

Episodic games are widely regarded as the saving grace of the gaming industry. Instead of spending years creating 20-hour-plus full-length games, developers can build five-hour chunks of a game, and release them more frequently and for a lower price over the Internet.

Saitek A-250 2.1 Wireless Speaker

Saitek's A-250 Wireless 2.1 Speaker is like a roadside accident. You know you should look away, but you can' stop staring.

iPort FS-2 Free-standing Music System

If you think it's foolish to drop $200 on a docking station for a $300 iPod, we won&'t even mention iPort's $1,100 model FS-5.

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Koolance EXOS-LT

Koolance’s new Exos-LT is a cross between the too-expensive Exos 2 and the previous-gen Exos system. At just $200 (plus an extra $40 for a Koolance CPU block, which isn’t included), it’s the budget contender of this roundup. Of course, it’s the sole CPU-only kit in the group—if it were spec’d with extra blocks, we’d expect it to be priced like the others.

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Danger Den Custom AMD Kit

Danger Den is one of the most popular online destinations for a la carte water-cooling parts (water blocks, pumps, radiators, etc), but it also sells pre-assembled kits using exclusive hardware.