The year 2011 is only eight months old and its getting more exciting with every new gadget coming out, but till now, the tech-world has already given us many gadgets this year to be cherished for the long run. Some are yet selling for their good demand, some showed technology inventions, some turned out to be extra-ordinarily brilliant. From them, here are the best 10 picked products of the year: which you can’t afford to miss. Have a look.
1. iPad 2: As you all know, iPad 2 is sure to occupy the best yet launched product of this year (until iPhone 5 peps up this September to change the charts). It’s the most happening tablet of this year sporting a.7 inch IPS display along with A5 dual core processor makes it definitely the coolest gadget on the block. Sleek, thin and ultra efficient-what else do you want.
2. Samsung Galaxy S II: This also deserves a no later mention than the iPad 2, almost a year after Galaxy S made a debut and dazzled the world with a premium take on Android, Samsung finally came up with its successor. Yet to arrive in U.S. the phone sports a gorgeous display, future-proof hardware, superb video playback capabilities and plasticky build.
3. Amazon Kindle eBook Reader (Wi-Fi): The gadget uses its wireless internet connectivity to allow its users to browse, read and shop online for e-books, newspapers, magazines, and other media. The third-generation Kindle’s winning combination of noteworthy upgrades-an improved screen, better battery life, lighter weight, and lower price-vaults it to the top of the e-book reader category.
4. Samsung 9 Series Laptop: The 13-inch Series 9 packs an impressive Intel i5 processor and 4GB of RAM, plus USB 3 connectors and built-in WiMax and a “Durolumin” alloy shell that Samsung claims is several times stronger than aluminum. Samsung produces much of the memory used in SSDs, so unsurprisingly, the Series 9 has a built in solid-state drive that boots Windows 7 in just 12 seconds. The design also is far sleeker than the Air, the price, however, is less sleek, at $1600.
5. Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors (“Sandy Bridge”): 2011 is the year of the fully integrated processor. Intel has done a total redesign of their Core processor architecture, integrating graphics processing onto the CPU chip and seamlessly distributing tasks across processors to deliver a 40 to 50 percent increase in performance for tasks such as transcoding and gaming. Also, with Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, individual cores can automatically overclock themselves when multiple cores are not in use.
6. Sony 3D Bloggie MHS-FS3 Camcorder: Previous generations of Sony’s Bloggie were decent takes on the Flip style of dead-simple, web-worthy camcorders. Now, the Bloggie 3D one-ups the entire category, retaining the slim profile and pop-out USB arm, while shooting 3D HD video with two lenses. The display is a 2.4-in. glasses-free 3D screen, which is fun, but the real story here is price. At $250, consumers can dip a toe into the supposed 3D revolution. Even if it fizzles, they’ll still have an 8GB pocket camcorder that shoots 2D just fine.
7. AMD Fusion: The product of AMD’s acquisition of graphics processor maker ATI in 2006, this integration of CPU and graphics processing technology on a single die allows computers that would previously have required discrete graphics processors to run high-powered gaming applications and HD video with a single-chip solution. The Fusion platform also delivers massive power savings relative to performance, giving laptops all-day battery life without compromise.
8. Samsung LED 8000 Series TV: There’s a lot to like about Samsung’s 8000 Series LED TV-it’s LED backlit, 3D-capable, and packed with services and apps people might actually use, such as Skype and Facebook. What we love about it is the stunning industrial design. Samsung’s engineers whittled the bezel down to just 0.2-in, increasing screen size without increasing the overall footprint, and creating a picture that’s more otherwordly portal than TV monitor. The series will be available this in 46-in., 55-in. and 65-in. sizes, starting at $2800.
9. Microsoft Avatar Kinect: Avatar Kinect will be a free update for Xbox Live Gold members that uses the sensor to track facial expressions as well as body movements, then use those to animate your on-screen Xbox avatar. Avatar Kinect will also have several virtual “sets” in which Xbox Live users can gather with their avatars (sports desk, lawn chair circle). These environments could prove to be Second Life-style novelties, but the facial tracking technology has some serious potential. Consider that movie digital effects crews spend millions to accomplish the type of motion capture that Microsoft has managed to pull off with a $150 accessory.
10. Motorola Xoom: The year 2011 is definitely a year of tablets. So the device which got the sixth position on the list is the Motorola Xoom Android tablet. The tablet is light and thin and features 1 GHz processor on a 10.1 wide screen display. This device has two cameras and looks extremely sleek and is a very powerful multitasking machine.