Top gadgets in 2010

We present here the top gadgets in 2010, more retrospective than for the shopping bug in us. Being an Apple blog, it is predictable that majority products in the list are from Apple. But we are not the only one, Time magazine recently selected 4 Apple products for its Top 10 Gadgets in 2010. Here we go:

1. iPad


Make no mistake, iPad is really magical. It invigorates the whole tablet computing.  A trend setter that redefines a whole industry.

2. MacBook Air

MacBook Air

The new generation MacBook Air is a milestone product, or another milestone product for Apple in 2010. It propels MacBook Air from a niche Mac into the mainstream. And it contains hint of design choice for Apple for its future notebook Mac.

3. IPhone 4


This is easy choice, as there is little not to love about the new iPhone other than its antenna.

4. Apple TV


With over 1 million units sold, Apple’s hobby finally grows up a little. At just $99, it is one of the most affordable Apple gadget one can own.

5. Panasonic Lumix GH2

Lumix GH2

Panasonic’s top of the line mirrorless large sensor m4/3 camera is the best-in-class hybrid still and video camera you can buy today. At just $999 for the kit with 14-42mm lens,  its video competes with Canon and Nikon DSLR that easily cost much more. Still photography is no slouch either, with fast auto focus and usable ISO up to 6400.

6. Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin iPod Dock & Speaker

B&W Zeppelin

You can expect nothing less when an high-end audio manufacturer enters the iPod speaker market. At about $600, it is not exactly affordable, but the sound does not disappoints.

7. XBox Kinect


Kinect sensor is an add-on for XBox 360 that breaks new ground by making your body the controller for the games. So far there are no platform game that defines this new way of man-machine interaction, but Kinect definitely has lots of potential.

8. Oppo BDP-93 Universal Network 3D Blu-ray Player

Oppo BDP-93

Oppo has created a name for itself among audio visual enthusiasts, with its great quality DVD/Blu-ray player at mid-price budget. The price is about $500, much more than a typical Samsung or Sony Blu-ray player, but is considered a bargain for its high end components, quality and universal format support. The latest BDP-93 is one up its ante over the popular BDP-83 Blu-ray player with Netflix streaming, build-in wireless and 3D support.

9. Kindle 3G+Wi-Fi

Kindle 3G

This is the all-time best selling product in Amazon’s history, and for good reason. Finally an ebook reader that is as good if not better than paper.