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Get the first look at the hottest products from our expert CNET editors. They'll dive in deep and cover all of the hot features, as well as the flaws, of the latest tech gadgets across every product category.
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Montblanc Summit 2 smartwatch adds fitness and longer battery life... and costs nearly $1,000

The first WearOS watch with Qualcomm's new chip has a beautiful design and lasts up to 30 days in standard watch mode. author

Palm is back! But this 3.3-inch device isn't a phone at all

It's a sidekick for the phone you already have. author

Amazon's Echo Plus has a new look and better bass

Amazon upgraded sound quality and added more smarts to its top-shelf, $150 smart speaker. author

Samsung Galaxy A9 dazzles with four cameras

It's a midrange phone with features not available in flagships. author

The Apple Watch Series 4 delivers on its fitness promises

How well does the newest Apple Watch hold up as a fitness tracker, and are the new features worth the splurge? author

Get the Razer Blade look for less

A new lower-cost version of the Razer Blade 15 skips a few features to hit mainstream prices. author

Razer Phone 2 gets back in the game

This phone for gamers is starting to offer some real promise. author

New Amazon Echo Dot plays defense against Google

With a new fabric-bodied design and noticeably better sound, Amazon's latest Echo Dot is its best yet -- but can it blunt Google's momentum? author

Samsung Q900 85-inch 8K TV hands-on: A beautiful beast

The company's first TV with 8K resolution looks great in person, but not because of all those pixels. author

Google Pixel Slate tablet first look

Google's new $599 tablet can be a Chromebook, too, when you add its keyboard and pen accessories. author

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL's cameras aim to raise the bar again

Using a combination of machine learning and excellent hardware, Google's newest phones take on Apple and Samsung's flagships. author

The Google Home Hub is a cute, little home control center

Watch videos, listen to music, search the web and control your smart home from a single screen with the Google Home Hub. author

Facebook Portal aims to take Messenger video chat up a few notches

It packs Amazon Alexa and an AI-powered camera that makes chats more cinematic. author

A refrigerated PC gaming headset to keep you cool

HP's Omen Mindframe drops the temperature almost immediately. author

The redesigned Echo Show is bigger, better and still not the best

The retail giant revamped its smart display, adding smart home controls, better sound quality and keeping the price at $230. author

Huawei Honor 8X: Looks better than 'budget'

The wallet-friendly phone has a big, notched screen and two rear cameras. author

Fitbit Charge 3 is here: here's what's new

Should you get Fitbit's latest, and how is it different from Fitbit Versa? A few key extras stand out. author

Instant Pot's new blender will make you forget about pressure cooking

The $99 Ace is a blender that heats food as well as blending it, which makes it great for things like soups and baby food. author

LG Watch W7 is a crazy mechanical-smartwatch blend

Real hands, LCD screen. We try it out. author

Nokia 7.1 is a solid $350 phone -- literally

You'll find a notched 5.8-inch screen, two rear cameras and reliable specs. author

LG V40 ThinQ flaunts 5 cameras, a big screen and a headphone jack

LG's ultra-premium phone has an additional wide-angle and telephoto lens, two front cameras and tons of photo tools. author

Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Studio 2 get more power, new colors.

Both the laptop and tablet now come in a new matte black design. author

Microsoft Surface Headphones: The surprise noise-canceling contender

Secretly developed over three years, Microsoft's new premium headphone takes on Bose and Sony with some intriguing features, including hands-free Cortana voice control. author

LG B8 is the 2018 OLED TV to buy

LG's entry-level OLED TV isn't cheap, but it's also no compromise. author

HP's new leather-clad laptop brings style to the stark segment

The HP Spectre Folio is a three-in-one "made" out of leather and looks to bring style to the monolithic laptop market. author

Why you should install Google's newest WearOS watch update

A few new gestures adds up to a much easier way of checking things. author

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 now comes in cloud silver

There are four Note 9 colors in the US now: Check them out up close. author

Dell's G5 15 is one of the best entry-level gaming laptops you can find

A new name and updated processors help keep Dell's budget-friendly gamer at the top of our list. author

Lifx Tiles bring smart (but glitchy) color to your walls

These cool-looking light panels work with Alexa, Siri and Google -- but their glitchy performance was a disappointment. author

Acer's big, bold Helios 500 laptop

This 17-inch gaming monster weighs in at more than 8 pounds. author

Put an August brain in your Yale smart lock with this kit

Yale and August have joined forces to introduce a $129 kit that lets Yale locks function with August smarts. author

Apple MacOS Mojave is here, but we're still waiting for one killer feature

Apple didn't make many changes, except for updating iTunes and delaying Group FaceTime. author

Roku's new streamers start at $40 for 4K HDR

The Premiere is the cheapest 4K streamer yet and the Premiere Plus has a better remote for $10 more. author

Amazon Alexa 2018 event: Editors react

CNET editors Ben Fox Rubin and Ry Crist break down all the big product announcements from the new Echo Dot to Amazon's Alexa-enabled microwave. author

Amazon's new subwoofer pairs with its Echo smart speakers

The new $130 subwoofer comes with a cloth grille and supports multiroom audio. author

Amazon's new Echo Show boasts a revamped design

The new Alexa-powered smart display now has a 10-inch HD screen for video. author

Amazon's new Microwave responds to voice commands

Amazon is selling an Alexa-powered microwave oven for $60. It'll even order food for you with Dash Replacement built-in. author

New $50 Echo Dot gets fabric mesh design

The new Echo Dot features 70 percent louder volume, and a new fabric cover. It will cost $50 and be available later this month. author

GoPro Hero7 Black is its most stable-shooting camera yet

Thanks to its new HyperSmooth image stabilization your adventures big and small will look so much better. author

iPhone XS Max: Should you go bigger?

More money, more screen, a little more battery -- that's the Max. Here's what you should know about the jumbo-screen iPhone. author

iPhone XS: Why it's harder than ever to pick the best iPhone this year

Better cameras, faster processors and a few new surprises -- but wait for the iPhone XR first. Here's why. author

This smart mirror scanned our (nearly) naked bodies, left our insecurities bare

For $1,395, the Naked Labs Body Scanner produces frighteningly detailed models of your body that you can scrutinize on your phone. It's awesome, and some of us hate it. author

Elvie launches the next breast pump that makes pumping wearable

After the release of the Willow cordless, mobile breast pump earlier this year, Elvie introduces its own variation on the theme. author

Vizio E series is picture-quality king of the budget TVs

With local dimming to show off the best 4K HDR video, this TV punches way above its super affordable price. author

The gaming laptop for when money is no object

Your budget is the only thing that can hold back the Origin PC Eon17-X. author

Polar's newest heart rate watch will last 40 hours with GPS

Runners, start your marathons. author

Solar panels power this sliding smart lock

The $299 Array smart lock from Hampton Products includes a hidden keypad and solar panels to recharge its battery. author

iPhone XS and XS Max: Bigger, faster, plus better battery life

Apple's new-gen iPhones come with a new chip and big differences despite being $100 apart in price. author

B&W's 606 speaker gets Continuum driver for better detail, deeper bass

The Bowers and Wilkins 606 has had a number of upgrades, including new drivers, but is it worth $800? author

Asus ZenBook S UX391U gives your typing a boost

The beautiful 13.3-inch premium ultraportable lifts itself up when opened to give you a more comfortable angle for typing. author