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Top 10 Gadgets, Top 10, Top 10 Gadgets in world , Top 10 Gadgets Tech . PDF Print E-mail
Written by Neha   
Saturday, 29 June 2013 07:10
Top 10 Gadgets, Top 10, Top 10 Gadgets in world , Top 10 Gadgets Tech .

1. iPhone 5

image: Apple iPhone 5


Apple may be responsible for more than its share of the tech industry’s great leaps forward, but it’s at least as good at fussing over the tiny little details other companies ignore. The iPhone 5, which starts at $199 with a two-year contract, is one of the most artfully polished gadgets anyone’s ever built, with a taller screen than previous iPhones built into a thinner, lighter case.

The camera, with a particularly well-done panorama mode, is another highlight. There are lots of nifty smartphones out there, including the iPhone’s impressive archrival, Samsung’s Galaxy S III. But when it comes to melding hardware, software and services so tightly that the seams fade away, Apple still has no peer.

 

 

2. Nintendo Wii U

image: Nintendo Wii U

The stakes are high for this $299.99 game console: It’s the follow-up to 2006’s phenomenally successful Wii, which changed gaming forever with its motion-sensing Wii Remote.

The Wii U’s key innovation is its GamePad, a game controller with a built-in 6.2” touchscreen. It interacts with your TV in different ways in different games, and has the potential to be a big deal if game developers make good use of it.

Also potentially huge: TVii, which combines streaming video from sources such as Netflix with your cable lineup and TiVo recordings. It’s the first time that the famously game-centric Nintendo has poured its heart and soul into a non-gaming feature.



3. Sony Cyber-shot RX100


image: Sony RX 100

Sony’s $649.99 camera looks handsome and fits in your pocket. Nothing remarkable about that. But the pictures it takes are exceptional: Sony stuffed a one-inch sensor inside the RX100’s trim case, letting it take much, much nicer snapshots than even better-than-average point-and-shoot cameras.

If you want to take photos with a bokeh effect — a razor-sharp subject in front of a pleasingly blurred background — and don’t want to deal with a bulky digital SLR or Micro Four-Thirds camera, this is the model you want. Low-light performance is also outstanding.



 

4. Raspberry Pi Model B

image: Raspberry Pi


How do you sell a PC for $35? In the case of the Raspberry Pi, the British foundation which created it reduced computing to its most stripped-down essence. The Model B is a tiny bare circuit board: You supply a power source, a memory card and an operating system, not to mention a display, a keyboard and a mouse.

The notion here isn’t to compete with anything you’d pick up at Best Buy; instead, the Pi is meant to help young people learn about technology, including students in countries where even $35 is an imposing chunk of change. But even if you’re not part of the target market, this exercise in inventive minimalism is inspiring.



5. Lytro


image: Lytro camera

 

The big camera companies make plenty of fabulous models. What they don’t do is make ones that aim to reinvent photography from the ground up. It took startup Lytro to do the job, with the . The $399 pocket-sized rectangular tube captures all the light rays in a scene, then lets you create and share “living pictures” which can be refocused after the fact.

It won’t replace your point-and-shoot camera, or even the camera in your smartphone. But it’s a blast to play with — and utterly unlike any other photographic instrument you’ve ever used.

 



 

6. Apple 15” MacBook Pro with Retina Display


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7. Microsoft Surface with Windows RT


image: Microsoft Surface

 

For 37 years now, Microsoft has built software for other companies’ devices. With the Surface tablet, which starts at $499, it finally designed a PC of its own — one of the sleekest, most ambitious devices ever to run Windows. The magnesium case looks and feels good and the integrated kickstand is beautifully done.

And the super-thin magnetic keyboard cover — included with the $599 Surface, or $119.99 on its own —  is way better than on-screen typing. There’s one big catch: Windows RT, Surface’s operating system, needs far more applications before it’s ready to compete with the iPad. But the device itself is so slick that it leaves you rooting for RT to take off.


 

8. Samsung Galaxy Note II


image: Samsung Galaxy Note II

Call it the anti-iPhone. Samsung’s big phone is BIIIIIIIIG: It’s got a 5.5” display, even roomier than the already-humongous one on the original Galaxy Note. Yet the company managed to cram all that screen real estate into a slightly svelter case that fits hands and pockets more comfortably.

It gave the phone Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 2GB of RAM, both of which make for zippy performance, and improved the S-Pen, the little pressure-sensitive stylus you can use for note-taking, sketching and generally pointing your way around the interface. And it got the phone onto all the major U.S. carriers, where it sells for $299 with a two-year contract.



 

9. Nest

image: Nest thermostat

Is it possible to love a thermostat? Yes, if it’s Nest — the brainchild of Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, two former Apple employees who brought along everything they learned designing iPods when they formed a startup to build a $249 “learning thermostat.” With its round stainless steel case, color touchscreen and elegant software, Nest has Apple-like panache.

More important, it can help you save energy and money: It uses a motion sensor to crank down your HVAC system when you’re not at home, and encourages you to keep the temperature just a tad warmer or cooler than usual if it’ll conserve energy. Rarely has anything so mundane been so engaging.


 

10. Simple.TV


image: Simple TV

 

If TiVo had been invented in the era of web video and cord-cutting, it might have come out looking like Simple.TV. The clever little white DVR, which was successfully crowdfunded by Kickstarter, lets you stream over-the-air HD broadcasts and unencrypted cable TV, in either live or recorded form, to Windows PCs, Macs, iPads and Roku boxes.


Those devices can be located on your home network or — as with a Slingbox — anywhere else where an Internet connection is available. Pricing starts at $199; electronic program guide service costs extra, and you provide your own storage for recorded video by plugging in a USB hard disk.

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 June 2013 08:23