2013 became a best year for gadget freaks as they got to see many new invention that took them to a another level of looking at things. 2013 not only gave us gadgets full of features but also a new hope for our gadget future. Undoubtedly this year we all got confused with what to pick and what to drop when we talk about technology or rather Hi-tech gadgets. Below we have listed top 20 gadgets which dominated the gadget market in 2013.
1. Google Glass:
These Android based smart glasses can do anything you can think of. For example, your Google Glass will show you time, take picture, record videos free handedly, share what you see live, translate your voice, show you directions and many more. In short it is a smart wearable computer with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB Flash. Though it has launced but its consumer version will be available in 2014. Developed by Google these glasses are manufactured by Foxconn. The Explorer version of these glasses costs US $15oo.
2. Google Chromecast:
Developed and manufactured by Google, this 72 mm dongle is used to stream and play videos on your HD TV via Wi-Fi from the internet or local network. The device was launched in July 2013 with a market price of US $35. The device can be plugged into the HDMI port of the TV to stream videos from your laptop, phone or internet.
3. Bose SoundLink Mini:
Bose produced the portable Bluetooth speakers to compete in the market of low cost sound systems. These sleek and compact speakers can easily fit in the palm of your hand. These mini speakers can be attached with phones, tablets or other Bluetooth devices. Despite of their small size, these speakers sound pretty good. Cost of these mini speakers is about US$ 200.
4. Apple’s iPads Air:
The fifth generation iPad tablet computer launched by Apple in October 2013 is iPad Air. It consists of 1.4 Ghz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM and comes in 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB Flash memory. It is manufactured by Foxconn and comes in a price range of US$ 499 to US$ 929. The hardware components of iPad air have been inherited from iPhone 5s.
5. FitBit Flex:
A slim stylish gadget that tracks your movement 24 hours a day is FitBit Flex. This gadget is developed and produced by FitBit Inc. It consists of a simple display with 5 LED lights. It keeps a track of distance covered, steps, and calories burned during the day. At night, it monitors your sleep quality and helps you in waking up in the morning. Market price of this gadget is US$ 100.
6. Oculus Rift Development Kit:
Oculus Rift is a virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD). Developed and manufactured by Oculus VR, Inc., this developer kit is available for US$ 300. Though the consumer version of Oculus rift is still under development, a 1080p version of the Rift was displayed in June 2013.
7. Razer Edge Pro Gaming Tablet:
World’s first and only gaming tablet Edge Pro has been developed by Razer. This gaming tablet was launched in 2013 and is available in market at a price of US$ 1300. This big boys toy consists of 1.9GHz Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT 640 LE GPU, and 256GB SSD. Edge consists of 1366 X 768 display with speakers.
8. Pebble Smartwatch:
Developed and manufactured by Pebble Technology, Pebble Stopwatch was launched in 2013. This smartwatch can be connected with your Bluetooth enabled phone. This smartwatch can easily communicate with an iOS or Android device. It has a 1.26-inch 144 × 168 pixel black and white display. Market price of this smartwatch is US$ 150.
9. Trakdot Luggage Tracker:
This small and sleek gadget is made for travelers who always keep forgetting to pick up their belongings. This luggage tracker will help such people in monitoring their luggage. If your luggage is misplaced by you or by an airline, this device will give you the location of your luggage. This device uses a cellular monitoring technology which keeps you sending emails and SMS about the location of your luggage. The market price of this device is US$ 50.
10. Apple iPhone 5s:
Released in September 2013, iPhone 5S is a revised version of iPhone 5. 5S has much similar features to iPhone five however there are two great things that Apple has introduced to this phone. First is the dual LED flash of the camera and second ids the Touch ID sensor that enables you to unlock your phone with a quick press of finger. Market price of iPhone 5S ranges between US$ 199 to US$ 849.
11. Microsoft Xbox One:
Xbox One is a video consol developed by Microsoft. It is manufactured by Foxconn and Flextronics. Released in November 2013, this gaming consol has 500 GB built internal Hard Drive, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 7.1 surround sound and 853 MHz AMD Radeon GCN architecture. This Xbox also supports features like SmartGlass, Xbox Live ,and streaming and recording game clips.
12. Parrot Drone:
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter is one good toy for big boys. This eye catching gadget is made especially for men who are gadget freaks. The only thing lacking in this magnificent quadricopter is the absence of weapons. However, this Parrot Drone comes with 720p HD camera, recording and streaming capabilities and easy controls that can be used with your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
13. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX:
Amazon’s third generation of tablet computers is Kindle Fire HDX. Developed by Amazon.com Inc., this tablet computer was launched in October 2013. Its Wi-Fi version was released about one month later in November 2013. This tablet consists of Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, upto 64 GB storage and 2 GB memory. Market price of these tablets is about US$ 327.
14. Sony Vaio Pro 13:
Sony’s new Vaio Pro Ultrabook gives a tough competition to MacBook Air. It is world’s lightest 13.3 inch touch laptop with colorful fill HD patterns. Vaio Pro comes with Intel’s new Haswell 4th Generation Core CPU, 4GB memory, 256 GB SSD and 17 hours of battery life. Vaio Pro has good processing speed and fast booting time as compared to most of the Windows 8 laptops. This fast laptop is available in market at a price of US$ 1250.
15. Nest Protect:
Nest Protect has been developed by Nest Labs which was announced by Nest Labs in October 2013. Nest Protect is a smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Unlike other alarm devices, Nest Protect does not uses loud and scary sounds to alert people. Nest Protect uses a soothing female voice which alerts people of danger. Nest Labs is famous for making various household devices like thermostat etc. This alarm device is available for US$ 129 in the market.
16. Leap Motion Controller:
17. Samsung Galaxy S4:
Samsung with its Galaxy S4 gave a new hope to the world of Gadgets. It has a 5-inch (130 mm) screen and S4 comes with either 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage. S4 is available in black and white colors. This Gadget came up with many new features which were never seen in mobile market earlier. You can capture beautiful moments with its Dual Shot camera in which rear camera comes with 13 megapixels and front camera with 2 megapixels. S4 look simply awesome with just 130 g (4.6 oz) of weight.
18. Nokia Lumia 1020:
Lumia 1020 is a only Smartphone which comes with 41 megapixel camera. With its 11.43 cm display size it has become a most like smartphone of 2013. It makes its presence more attractive with just a light weight of 158 g. For those who talk a lot over a phone this smartphone gives you a battery capacity of 2000 mAh, so you font need to worry about battery errors. Lumia 1020 has a Mass memory of 32 GB and a Free cloud storage of 7 GB. Lummia 1020 is a best choice for App Freaks as it has many Apps that can fascinate you.
19. Microsoft Surface Pro:
The Tablet which changed the way of looking at things was Microsoft Surface Pro. The Intel i5 processor gives this tablet a impressive speed and responsiveness. Pro gives you a accessibility to download unlimited or rather millions of songs. Pro comes with 128 GB inbuilt memory and 1.2 MP camera. The only feature that Pro misses is 3G else it has become a choice of everyone from colleges to business associates.
20. Samsung NX300:
The NX300 was one of the best gadgets that made its existence in year 2013. This cool camera has captured everyone’s attention with its simple yet breath holding look. NX 300 has 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, fast autofocus and growing line of high quality lenses. The camera measures 4.8 x 2.5 x 1.6 inches (WxHxD) and weighs just over 0.7 pounds (11.5oz). The most amazing feature of Samsung NX300 is its capability in which it can continuously shoot at an ultra-fast rate of 8.6 frames per second. So now don’t forget to take Samsung NX300 with you wherever you go because you never know which moment can become a memory for lifetime.,Capture it all with Samsung NX 300.
With this our section of top 20 gadgets of 2013 comes to an end. 2013 was truly a year of gadgets in which we saw some innovative and few below line gadgets. We will keep on updating you with the upcoming gadgets for 2014 and we hope that 2014 introduces us with some amazing gadgets.