2012 has been an exciting year in the world of technology; there has been so much innovation from mobile, automobile, photo, video, sound, and even home appliances. It has been tough to see what stands out the most while more and more keeps being introduced but these are gadgets that have shown to be unique and with great quality. The top 10 gadgets of 2012…so far.
10. ifrogz Boost Speaker
This amazing little device is described as a NearField Audio™ speaker. Simply set media device on the top of the speaker while external speakers are in use and the Boost magically amplifies the sound.
ifrogz website (Link)
9. Samsung Super OLED TV
The TV is produced from a single pane of glass and powered by a dual-core chipset that allows users to run multiple apps simultaneously and open multiple pages on the tabbed web browser. With each OLED pixel made up of self-emitting RGB sub-pixels laid directly on the display panel, there’s no need for a backlight or a color filter resulting in improved contrast, wide viewing angles, and superior black and white levels when compared to LCD displays.
No release details available yet, should be set by late 2012.
No pricing has been available yet.
8. Roku Streaming Stick
Meet the Roku Streaming Stick. The easiest way to take your Roku Ready HDTV, Blu-ray player or other device and make it Streaming Smart. No extra set-top box, no additional wires, and no hidden fees. Plug the Streaming Stick into the MHL port of your Roku Ready device for a totally integrated Roku streaming experience. It has built-in WiFi, processor, memory and software, so you simply connect it to your wireless network and control it with your TV remote.
No official pricing yet but said to be under $100.
7. Brammo Empulse
The Integrated Electric Transmission (IET™) – IET™ is a mechatronic propulsion unit that emulates the feeling and performance of a traditional internal combustion engine, with a specially developed electric motor, clutch and gear shift, that enables the 2012 Empulse to accelerate hard from the line up to a high top speed, something that is just not possible to achieve with a single ratio electric motorcycle. The 2012 Empulse is also the world’s first production electric motorcycle to feature water cooling.
Available for pre-order at Brammo’s Online Store (Link)
$17,000 – $19,000
6. Nest – The Learning Thermostat
The Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself in a week and turns itself down when you’re away. Nest helps you understand how your home uses energy so you can save more. You can log in to your Nest Web app or smartphone app on-the-go to adjust the temperature at home.
Nest Online Store (Link)
$249 plus $119 for installation.
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