Top 10 Gadgets Of 2012… So Far


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.

Near Field Speaker, ifrogz Speaker


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.

Super OLED TV, Super OLED TV samsung


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.

Roku Streaming Stick


Roku (Link)


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.

Electric Motorcycle


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 Thermostat, Nest Learning Thermostat


Nest Online Store (Link)


$249 plus $119 for installation.


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1 Response to " Top 10 Gadgets Of 2012… So Far "

  1. Kay says:

    Thanks for the information! After reading through all of the
    descriptions, these gadgets definitely sound like they deserve the title
    “Top Gadgets of 2012.” I’ve heard a lot of great things about the Nest
    from coworkers of mine at DISH as well, so I’m thinking it’s about time to get
    one in my home! When I think of other gadgets that have come out this year so
    far, I would have figured to see the Hopper Whole-Home DVR on this list as
    well. I got one a few months ago back when it released and definitely feel like
    it’s a pretty innovative DVR. My favorite part is how PrimeTime Anytime records
    all primetime shows for me each night, saves them to my DVR, and then I’m able
    to watch them commercial-free the next day with Auto Hop. I think it’s pretty
    cool like all of these gadgets, so it’ll definitely be interesting to see what
    else comes out later this year and even 2013! :)

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