Gizmodo have released their list of the most important gadgets of 2012.
The first gadget on the list is the Samsung Galaxy S III. This is the first hit Android phone that is usable for all.
Next on the gadget list is the Lytro. The Lytro is a light field camera and is a truly new technology that is, according to Gizmodo, set to change our world. This gadget can bring any photo into focus after it has been taken, meaning that we never have to worry about taking a shot in focus again.
The next gadget on the list is the one that proved that 3D wasn’t the next big thing for TV: the Sony 4K TV. This Ultra HD TV currently costs around £20,000.
The 15 inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina is next up. The laptop culled all competition and the high-resolution screen really redefined what a laptop replacing desktop should be like.
The Nike Fuelband also features. Basically a glorified pedometer, the Fuelband has been truly embraced by the mainstream and it even gives you the ability to post your scores on Twitter and Facebook!
The next gadget on the list represents the return of Sony to trump Canon in the camera world. The Sony RX100 is a simple point and shoot digital camera which even pips some DSLR’s to the post.
Of course a tablet had to appear on the list and this year, it’s the Nexus 7. This tablet is another Android gadget, which is better value than other tablets at about £200 and doesn’t skimp on the specs.
The second camera on the list is the Nikon D800. With a full frame sensor and HD video recording, the camera takes image detail and quality beyond what we have ever seen before.
The Wii U is another gadget on the list and is the first new console in six years. The console comes with a touch-screen gamepad, revolutionising gaming and allowing you to see things that your competitors can’t.
Finally on the list is the Microsoft Surface. This is Microsoft’s addition to the tablet world and has a snap on and flick back keyboard. There has been debate as to whether this is necessary for a tablet but if anything, the Microsoft Surface marks the blueprint of future computers.
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