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Top 10 Gadgets of 2012

We have seen a variety of new gadgets this year and we are still expecting for more innovations to come in the year 2012. So far, we have seen jaw-dropping technologies like Google glasses – The future of clicking photos instantly, mobiles, tablets, gaming consoles, etc.

In the year 2011, we had seen a number of gadgets released and made us rethink on what the technology can offer us to make our life better and smoother. Technology sphere has stepped up a level in 2012 and we are being introduced to new innovations and technologies. Let’s see which gadgets have already been launched, announced, and expected in 2012.

The Top 10 Gadgets of 2012

1. Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X

The Android giants. Both are among the world’s first quad-core mobile devices and share some other similar features as well.

Equipped with 8 MP camera, both shoot stunningly well. See Galaxy S3 sample images / Review. And a variety of more features make them the best smartphones on planet. If one has to choose the best mobile on date, one should choose b/w SGS3 or HOX.
Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X

2. The new iPad and Nexus 7

iPad is already the king of tablet market and when it comes to entertainment, iPad seems to be the only tablet which has 250k+ dedicated apps+games. Unlike android, iPad’s wide variety of HD apps and features makes it the player. Nexus 7: It’s the next big thing, Kindle fire killer. Has got tons of features and is NOT a competitor to iPad. Treat both of them as different gadgets. Nexus 7’s features include quad-core processor, 12 core GPU, Android 4.1 JB, and many for just $199.

The new iPad and Google Nexus 7

3. Apple iPhone 5

Yet to be announced but rumors are already heating the market. Expected to arrive with a bigger display on Aug 7, 2012. We will update the post after its official release, till then stay updated and see the concept pics of iPhone 5. And it’s expected to be named as The new iPhone as Apple named iPad’s 3rd gen model as The new iPad.

Concept iPhone - Not the real one
Concept iPhone – Not the real one.

4. Nintendo Wii U

The upcoming portable gaming console from Nintendo, which you can connect to your TV. Its controller’s got 6.2 inch display screen and is can also be used as separate portable gaming console. The next big thing in Gaming. Coming this fall (Q4,12). Price is expected to range b/w $199-%249.

Nintendo Wii U

5. The New Macbook Pro

The expensive laptop became more expensive. Aaah! Forget the price and see its features. The first laptop to have Retina display (2880×1800 pixels). Plus the MacOS operating ecosystem, said to be the most beautiful OS in the world.

The New Macbook Pro with Retina Display

6. Google Glasses

Watched Google I/O 2012 event? The most anticipated gadget of 2012-13 is Google Glasses. Google first teased us with a video on 4th Apr, 2012. But in I/O 2012 event it was found to be more a POV camera than shown in the video. See also: Google Glasses – Expectation vs Reality.

Sergey Brin wearing Google Glasses

7. Nexus Q

The over-priced gadget of the year 2012. “the world’s first social streaming media player.” as stated by Google. You connect it to your home theater system, TV, etc and play the music/videos directly from your mobile.

Google Nexus Q

8. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

I have always loved the Asus Transformer tablet series and felt in love with the very first Eee Pad Transformer but lack of apps and Android’s carelessness towards tablet ecosystem ruined the deal and I finally bought iPad 2. Specs and Asus’ features of ATP infinity are gorgeous, just tremendous and far better than the new iPad.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

9. Nike+ Fuelband

Sports and Fitness gadget of the year. Aah! You need and iOS device (iPhone or iPod touch) to get the everything out of it. Android app is expected to come this year.

Nike+ Fuelband

10. Microsoft Surface

Microsoft’s own tablet – The windows 8 and windows RT Microsoft Surface can be the net game changer. Comes in two variants – Windows RT and Windows 8. Two models means different price, exactly! Windows RT Surface tablet is cheaper than Windows 8 one. See more about Microsoft Surface here.

By Anil

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