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March 2014
  1. The everyman's smartphone on top again
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    SAMSUNG GALAXY S4
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    Highest position: 1
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    Reader Popularity: 1
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    The everyman's smartphone on top again

    Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone.
  2. Mighty pen skills
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    Highest position: 2
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    Reader Popularity: 2
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    Mighty pen skills

    Though its plastic skin doesn't do its high price justice, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 makes the most compelling case yet for a supersize phone.
  3. HTC's gorgeous flagship phone
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    Change since last month: 7
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    Highest position: 3
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    Reader Popularity: 5
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    HTC's gorgeous flagship phone

    A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.
  4. Best Android tablet gets even better
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    Change since last month: 1
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    Highest position: 2
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    Reader Popularity: 3
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    Best Android tablet gets even better

    Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get.
  5. Blazing-fast Android standout
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    Change since last month: 2
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    Highest position: 5
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    Reader Popularity: 20
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    Blazing-fast Android standout

    If you're willing to live with some minor design compromises, you can't go wrong with LG's ultrafast G2 workhouse.
  6. The best small Android
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    Change since last month: 7
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    Highest position: 6
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    Reader Popularity: 13
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    The best small Android

    With its powerful processor, great camera, decent screen and gorgeous, waterproof design, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the best small Android phone around.
  7. Our favorite TV
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    Change since last month: -4
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    Highest position: 3
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    Reader Popularity: 4
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    Our favorite TV

    The midlevel price and outstanding quality of the Panasonic TC-PST60 series make it our strongest TV recommendation ever.
  8. Speedy media streamer
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    Change since last month: -3
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    Highest position: 5
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    Reader Popularity: 21
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    Speedy media streamer

    The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack.
  9. Familiar look, big potential
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    Change since last month: 3
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    Highest position: 9
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    Reader Popularity: 12
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    Familiar look, big potential

    The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.
  10. Cutting-edge Wi-Fi router
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    Change since last month: 4
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    Highest position: 10
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    Reader Popularity: 8
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    Cutting-edge Wi-Fi router

    For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features.