I did three TV guestings/interviews today (all about Top Tech Trends of 2011) and while I’m waiting for the 4th one this afternoon, I thought I’d ask our readers here about the best gadgets that came out in 2011.
There were so many gadgets and tech toys that came out this year it’s really hard to pick one that tops them all. So instead of doing my top 10, I thought I’d ask my readers which ones they loved the most.
So here are the candidates for the top gadget of the year.
Samsung Galaxy SII. The S2 became an early favorite among Android fans and has set the standard for flagship smartphones in 2011.
Apple iPhone 4S. Still a very strong contender this year, despite the late release in the Philippines. One of the very few devices people crazily line up to just to get the first units.
Nokia N9. Represented a different face for Nokia and has attracted a lot of attention for being one of a kind because of Meego.
Asus Transformer. The Taiwanese company’s version of a tablet-cum-netbook provided a different approach with its unique form factor.
Microsoft XBox Kinect (Project Natal). It all started with the Nintendo Wii but Microsoft sets it up a notch with the Project Natal.
Macbook Air 2011. Slim, light and powerful — the 2011 Macbook Air has actually replaced Apple’s Macbook as its entry-level offering.
Asus Zenbook. Arguably the closest competitor to the Macbook Air and one of the most popular ultrabook that came out this year.
Nintendo 3DS. Nntendo’s portable gaming device, the 3DS, has amazed a lot with its glasses-less display and loads of fun games.
Apple iPad 2. This second-generation iPad from Apple quickly ran out fo stock when it hit the Philippines, despite it’s very late entry.
BlackBerry Curve. It’s hard to ignore the surveys — the BlackBerry Curve is the most popular smartphone in the country, thanks to the telcos subsidy and giving it away for free at very low postpaid plans.
Go hit the comments and let your vote be counted. At the end of the day, no gadget is really awesome unless people actually go out and buy them.
In the honorable mention (really worth mentioning) are devices like the Motorola Droid Razr, LG Optimus 2X, HTC Sensation series, BlackBerry Bold 9900, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 & 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play, Samsung Galaxy Note, the Smart TVs from LG, Sony & Samsung, the Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Series 9, Sony PlayStation Move, Canon 600D and Acer Aspire S3.
I’ve never had a full review of Samsung’s Smart LED 3D TVs but the two instances I have had an overnight stay with the Samsung Smart TV a couple of months ago (see story here) gave me wet dreams. If only I have the chance to get one of them 60+ inchers to set up at home, that would be the day. 2011 is indeed also the year of Smart TVs. Besides, I really need to replace that 32-inch Samsung TV I bought a couple years ago.
If you’re wondering about my vote, I’m placing it under the Galaxy Note.