For $0 on contract, it doesn't get much better than the Lucid 2. It's a budget device with powerful internals. The off-contract price of $350 is also really great.
The concept of SmartStick is a great idea, but in its current rendition, I would have to say to pass on it.
If you're looking to buy a high-quality phone that doesn't have a high price tag, the Sprint Force by ZTE is definitely worth a look - provided the network problems don't bother you.
Samsung does a lot right with the Galaxy Note 10.1, but also does several key things poorly. If you're heavily invested in the Android and Verizon ecosystem, then the Note 10.1 is a great option. But...
At $79, the LifeProof Fre for iPhone 5 is definitely expensive, but it's the best waterproof case out there, so if that's something you need, then go for it.
The Torque is the best option for the adventurous, blue collar worker, but for anyone else, it's a don't buy.
Chronos Calendar, a worthy replacement to the stock Windows Phone 8 Calendar App.
The Spectrum 2 is a solid option for anyone on Verizon looking to get a smartphone, especially at just $79.99 with a new two-year contract.
As it stands right now the Galaxy Camera is a don't buy for most people. Especially if you already have a smartphone. For $550, there are many better options out there.