Logitech UEPrice: $179.99

Website: www.logitech.com

Rad said: The UE Smart Radio was almost entirely spot-on at doing what Logitech promises it will do, and makes available a lifetime’s worth of radio stations in very good, listenable sound. Its screen displays sharp if small images, it has killer good looks, is reasonably priced, relatively simple to operate, and comes with good support.

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The gist: Every kitchen countertop should have one.