Best Camera (Advanced): Canon Digital Rebel XT
Why: Professional quality 8 megapixel photos even in low light. Automatic modes for the beginner and manual settings for the advanced photographer. If you can wait until October 20, get the new Rebel XTi with 10 megapixels, 9-point auto-focus, self-cleaning dust function and a larger 2.5" LCD. Canon used to have a lead over Nikon, but this the gap is becoming smaller. The new Nikon D80 also features 10 megapixels, a 2.5" display, 11-area auto-focus but no anti-dust function. Check out the XTi vs D80 comparison chart.
Best Camera (Point & Shoot): Fujifilm Finepix F30
Why: High quality 6 megapixel photos (ISO sensitivity up to 3200) gives you SLR quality photos from a pocket-size camera
Best Wireless Router: Linksys WRT54GL
Why: Proven and Linux based, it is widely supported and "simply works". Get this GL version and avoid tech-support problems.
Best Toaster Oven: T-Fal Avante Elite
Why: My wife loves it. And so do I!
Best Vacuum cleaner: Bissell Butler Revolution
Why: Lightweight. Catches most of the dirt in the external "cyclonic cleaning" plastic canister.
Best 37" LCD TV: Syntax Olevia LT37HVS
Why: Best LCD TV for $1,000. Has HDMI and a 1600:1 contrast ratio resulting in excellent picture quality. For more info on High-Definition TV see the HDTV & HDMI Buyer's Guide
Best Self-Help Book: Dianetics
Why: New York Times Bestseeler. Over 20 million copies sold. This classic self-help book that has helped millions to enjoy happier lives.
Best Toy (remote control plane boat & car): Air Hogs R/C Storm Launcher Why: Easy to fly & steer and virtually indestructible. Hours of fun for the whole family. Watch the video HERE.