Watchdog: November 2007

Our consumer advocate investigates flaming batteries, creative marketing, and Vista-only notebooks.

Toshiba TDP-FF1AU Video Projector

Toshiba TDP-FF1AU Video Projector lights up dark rooms.


Toshiba IK-WB15A

There are two types of webcams: the cheap devices used for online chats, and the expensive models used for video surveillance. Toshiba’s new IK-WB15A Network Camera falls squarely in the latter category, but it offers some features you won’t find on products costing twice as much.

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Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600

Monster notebooks skew two ways these days: They’re either gaming-friendly, desktop-replacement machines that breathe fire, or they’re big-ass Media Center jobbies.

We haven’t yet seen a Toshiba notebook that’s competitive in gaming performance, but the latest Qosmio (pronounced Cosmio) just might be the best Media Center notebook we’ve seen to date.

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