In Pictures: 50 best tech products of 2013

Notebooks, tablets, and other mobile devices feature prominently in this year’s list, along with a fair number of peripherals and gadgets designed to make you more productive.

28: TiVo Roamio If you’re a true TV aficionado, and you’re still renting a crappy DVR from your cable company, put down the remote, jump online, and buy a TiVo Roamio Plus (1TB of storage), the Roamio Pro (3TB of storage), or—if you’re a cable cutter—the plain ol’ Roamio (it comes with an ATSC tuner for recording over-the-air HD broadcasts).

In addition to recording live TV, TiVo’s latest DVRs can play Netflix and YouTube videos; they support sports apps such as MLB.TV; you can transfer recorded shows to mobile devices; and you can watch live TV from remote locations.

Note: The Roamio with the ATSC tuner needs the companion TiVo Stream box for these last features.

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