Looks aren’t everything -- and despite the stereotypes to the contrary, this is something Mac users take to heart. Sure, our iMacs and MacBooks looks a hell of a lot slicker than those giant bricks everyone else calls a computer. But when it comes down to it, we love our Macs for how they work, not just how they look. And it’s exactly that standard that dampened our initial enthusiasm for Crosley’s Memory Master II, which packs a turntable, tape deck, AM/FM radio, iPod speaker, and CD burner into a sweet-looking retro package. Yes, it looks great -- but unfortunately, neither the build quality nor the functionality can justify the hefty price tag.
Toast's DVD-burning options aren't nearly as comprehensive as iDVD's, but they're great for quick burns. Toast 8 Titanium nails all of our disc-burning needs with support for nearly every format and situation we can imagine, but it almost loses focus, including several utilities and features that you may not need. As multitalented as Toast is, we wish we could buy it with just its robust burning options.
DiscLabel has more design tools than your typical disc label software. Label your CDs and DVDs like a pro.You put a lot of effort, time, and consideration to make that music mix CD for your sweetie or BFF, so don't ruin it with a Sharpie and illegible scrawl across the top. For about $33, DiscLabel makes it easy to create professional-level labels for your discs.