The 100 Best Products of 2008

59. RIM BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series (smart phone, $250 with two-year AT&T wireless contract) Research in Motion's Curve line delivers both a QWERTY keyboard and RIM's increasingly popular smart-phone operating system--the best of its kind for handling corporate e-mail--in a compact and chic handset.. Review (8300) | Review (8320) | Check prices (8300) | Check prices (8320)

60. Vimeo (video-sharing site, free) Vimeo invites you to upload and share your wide-screen HD video (up to 500MB per week) with the world for free. Following the sudden departure of Stage6, Vimeo has become a very important site indeed. Review

The 100 Best Products, Numbers 61 through 70

61. SideStep (travel site, free) SideStep scans more than 200 other travel-focused Web sites, looking for low-priced flights, hotels, rental cars, and cruises. The bottom line: It's surprisingly effective at finding deals. Site

62. Alienware Area-51 m15x (gaming laptop, starts at $1500) Beneath the unearthly glow of its fa??ade, this scary-powerful gaming-oriented notebook houses two high-end nVidia GeForce 8800m GTX graphics boards. Site

63. TellMe (mobile search, free) Mobile search apps with voice recognition have a bright future, and Microsoft's Tellme--which bases the results it returns (including contact data and maps) on your voice requests and location--works better than any competing software we've seen so far. Review

64. Amazon MP3 (digital music site, $0.99 per song, most full albums $10) Amazon's MP3 shop rivals iTunes in the breadth of its music selections--and Amazon sells its files without the confining DRM wrapper. Site

65. Samsung SyncMaster 305T (30-inch LCD monitor, $1300) The wide-screen SyncMaster 305T delivers first-rate image quality and excellent screen resolution (2560 by 1600 pixels) at an appealing price, for its size. Review | Check prices

66. Apple Logic Studio (music internalion suite, $499) Apple's OS X-only Logic Studio contains everything you need to record, edit, mix, and produce music, along with software, synthesizers, effects, and 18,000 loop samples. Site | Check prices

67. Gateway XHD3000 (30-inch LCD monitor, $1700) This wide-screen LCD comes with more input options, more screen adjustment controls, and more extras (like HDCP support) than most other 30-inch LCDs we've seen. Review | Check prices

68. HP Photosmart C5280 (inkjet multifunction printer, $150) At a modest price, the all-in-one C5280 offers a nice package of features (such as CD/DVD printing) and outstanding photo quality. Review | Check prices

69. USB Safely Remove 3.3 (utilities, shareware) This shareware program greatly extends the functionality of your Safely Remove Hardware icon. Download

70. Samsung LN-T4061 (40-inch LCD HDTV, $1300) This Samsung model makes our list on the strength of good performance, dual tuners, and a nice array of inputs and outputs, including three HDMI and USB 2.0 ports. Review | Check prices

The 100 Best Products, Numbers 71 through 80

71. nVidia GeForce 8800 GT (graphics board, $250) The 8800 GT had a big impact on the market, thanks to its moderate price, low power consumption, and strong gaming performance. Site | Check prices

72. Cerulean Studios Trillian (instant messaging, free) A handy, streamlined app for chatting across AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo, Trillian just gets better with age. Download

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