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.

45: QNAP TS-469 Pro Most NAS boxes are relatively dumb storage devices that wind up hidden in a closet. Once they’re initially configured and connected to your network and then mapped to all your PCs, they’re quickly forgotten.

QNAP’s TS-469 Pro shatters that mold—and it’s also one of the fastest NAS boxes we’ve tested. Where most NAS boxes use a crude graphical user interface, QNAP deploys an implementation of XBMC (an open-source, cross-platform media player and entertainment hub).

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