Technology is always fascinating. Especially, when it comes to electronic gadgets that feature groundbreaking technological advancements in intelligent electronic devices, technology addresses a new meaning, captivating consumers more and more.
The top-ten electronic gadgets of 2010, based on experts and consumer reviews, are the following:
1. Apple iPad
Apple has managed to rock the world once again releasing the legendary iPad; a name synonym to luxury, style, innovation, ergonomics, convenience and originality all available in the touch of your fingers. The iPad features almost everything: modern design, ultra thin and light case, a 9.7′ high definition LED-backlit widescreen multi-touch display, 1024 x 768 screen resolution, battery life of up to 10 consecutive hours, built-in Wi-Fi network, 3G technology, a powerful 1GHz Apple A4 processor, Bluetooth, crystal clear sound, popular apps, gaming, e-books, videos, movies, amazing accessories and everything else you can think of. So far, nothing compares to the iPad experience.
2. Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid
In the wonderful world of tablet PCs, Lenovo has done miracles. Allowing the screen to be detached and switching the PC to a six-screen multitouch tablet that operates autonomously with its own processor and OS, the IdeaPad U1 offers to consumers two PCs in one that can operate effortlessly on the two processors.
The IdeaPad U1 laptop comes with Windows 7 Home Premium OS, a curvy 11.6-inch HD LED display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD when the screen is attached. Once the screen is detached, the tablet PC runs on Linux OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of flash memory. The Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid is expected to hit the market sometime in June, 2010.
3. Apple iPod nano 8GB, 5th Generation
The 5th generation of iPod nano comes with fabulous music player, advanced video and photo viewer, vibrant video camera, FM tuner, voice recorder, and pedometer. Being as light as 1.28 ounces and so slim as to fit in the palm of one hand, the Apple iPod nano allows users to capture video in H.265 format and add special effects before uploading it to Facebook or YouTube. Moreover, users can save up to 4,000 mp3 songs with consecutive playing time up to 24 hours.
Even live radio broadcasts are like never before. Now, users have access to a detailed list of albums, artists and song names while listening to music can save live broadcasts to the 8 GB internal memory. Additionally, the ‘iTunes Tagging’ and ‘Live Pause’ boosts the FM experience allowing listeners to tag their favorite songs and purchase them later through the iTunes or even pause and rewind them back without losing a beat. The in-ear, noise-canceling headphones work as a powerful antenna while allowing users to enjoy listening to live broadcasts in crispy clear stereo sound.
Finally, Apple offers a wide variety of the most innovative accessories including high quality stereo speakers, elegant docks with remote control, armbands for having iPod while exercising, and stylish iPod cases.
4. Sprint HTC EVO 4G
The Sprint HTC EVO 4G is the first Android phone worldwide featuring 4G technology. With superb and dominant characteristics, the HTC EVO 4G is widely called the true ‘iPhone killer’. Featuring a powerful QSD8650 1GHz Snapdragon CPU that enables users to enjoy super quality multimedia applications in its massive 4.3′ LCD screen display, the device is the most anticipated gadget for 2010. Even text messaging is easier than before as it features large boxes for each character to eliminate typos. Moreover, users can now download media files in unparallel speeds via the 4G WiMAX network.
Besides, the HTC EVO 4G features an 8 Mpx camera and a secondary 1.3 Mpx to boost live video chat and personal portrait photo shooting. Its huge HD widescreen display is ideal for watching videos or even movies saved in its internal 1GB memory. The phone also provides a kickstand to enable users enjoy their favorite media files and a mini HDMI port to connect it with an LCD or Plasma TV.
The Sprint HTC EVO 4G is scheduled for release in summer 2010.
5. Motorola Backflip smartphone
Motorola is taking the smartphone industry one step farther. Releasing the Motorola Backflip smartphone is taking the world by storm with a plethora of powerful characteristics. Featuring a wide 3.1′ LCD screen display with a 320 x 480 screen resolution, a powerful 528-MHz Qualcomm MSM 7200A processor running on a Google Android 1.5 operating system, a 5 Mpx camera, a 3G Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth connectivity and an external 2GB memory card that can be expanded up to 32GB, the Motorola Backflip is definitely one of the top 10 electronic gadgets for 2010.
6. Palm Pre Plus smartphone
Being widely regarded as the iPhone’s rival, Palm Pre Plus has fascinated consumers as soon as it entered in the market. Its innovative technology that features an extremely user-friendly Web OS allows users to enjoy a unique web-connected experience and a unique feeling of interaction when touching Palm Pre Plus’ 3.1- inch touch screen with 320×480 resolution HVGA display.
Other features that make Palm Pre Plus unique are 3-Mpx digital camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi with WPA, Bluetooth, 3.5 headphone jack, and 16 GB memory, all integrated in 4.89 ounces. Besides, Palm Pre Plus allows users to synchronize their Facebook and Google contacts and features iTunes capability that makes it function like an iPod when synched to iTunes.
7. Sony HDR-XR550V camcorder
The Sony HDR-XR550V camcorder featuring a 240GB HDD, a 3.5″ LCD with 1920 x 1080 Full HD video recording and EVF, 240GB hard disk, iris controls, headphone and microphone jacks is rated among the best electronic gadgets for 2010. What makes it unique is its 12 Mpx camera with a powerful G series lens and a flash on top enabling video and still image capture in excellent quality picture. And it gets even better; there are buttons for focus up to 10x optical zoom, exposure, white balance, iris control and shutter speed.
Besides, featuring its pioneer ‘Exmor R’ CMOS sensor, the HDR-XR550V enables users to capture video in low-light with superior image clearness and reduced grain due. Finally, the Sony G lens offers superior optical performance by accurately reproducing images with sharp colors.
8. Panasonic VT25 Plasma HDTV
Panasonic released the new plasma VIERA VT25 Series offering users the full HD 3D capability. Including a set of one pair of 3D glasses that have the ability to lighten and darken in succession on the left and the right lens as the TV screen displays simultaneously the corresponding left and right-eye-specific images, the VT25 series comes in four sizes from 50 inches to 65 inches. Moreover, with the Panasonic VT25 Plasma HDTV users can enjoy Skype video calling and Wi-Fi connection and can add Twitter, Netflix, Pandora and Fox Sports through VieraCast interactive suite.
9. Nvidia 3D Vision Glasses
After the 3D movie “Avatar”, the demand for 3D glasses has increased sharply. Featuring polarization filters in translucent glasses instead of colored hues to filter the image for each eye, the Nvidia 3D Vision Glasses work like the anaglyph. In effect, when a frame with polarization on one eye is displayed, the lens on this eye blocks out the image, allowing the other eye to practically “feel” the image on the screen. Besides, the Nvidia 3D Vision Glasses have been designed for 120Hz screens and can convert graphic images into 3D imagery in HD.
10. Coffee maker Nespresso Delonghi EN680
For the cappuccino and latte aficionados, the Nespresso Delonghi EN680 Coffee Maker is one of the best choices. Featuring a jug for preparing delicious milky beverages instead of the traditional vapor tube, this pioneer device is also equipped with a built-in cleaning system that can be activated with one-touch button. Besides, the Nespresso Delonghi EN680 Coffee Maker has a removable 1.2 liter water reservoir so that it can be refilled easier and a cup heating tray for preparing hot cup of coffee.