Best Gadgets of 2012

best gadgets of 2012








On the first day of 2012, BBC News published an article about the most wanted gadgets in 2012.  The list includes updated Nokia Lumia, Apple upgrading its iPod with a thinner and bigger screen, Sony smart phones, Xbox 720 (became Xbox One actually), Playstation 4, new Nintendo Wii, Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto V, and Mass Effect 3.

After the year has passed, let us take a look at the best gadgets of 2012.  Does the list include gadgets enumerated by BBC News? Read on.

According to resources online, the bestselling electronic gadgets on Amazon.com are Kindle readers.  It holds the top four positions with the Tom Tom GPS coming in fifth and the Apple iPod 8g coming in sixth.  This information proves that people are still into reading.  The Tom Tom GPS gadget on the other hand is an indication that people are buying technology that helps them in their everyday life.  The Apple iPod 8g affirms what BBC reported in their most wanted list.

The bestselling phones of 2012 (overall) on the other hand so far are the following – Samsung Galaxy Note, Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Y, Samsung Galaxy SII, Blackberry 9900, Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Asha 300, and Sony Xperia Ray.  While Nokia has somehow managed to pose a threat in the mobile phone market, there is no doubt that Samsung remains the strongest brand in this gadget category.  Let us find out if the divorce between Sony and Ericsson will yield positive results for both brands.

BBC News excluded specific electronic gadgets like digital cameras in their list. Anyway,  the Panasonic Lumix series is the bestselling brand in this category.  The driving sales factor can be attributed to several features of this brand and its models.  For example, Panasonic Lumix TS3 has the latest technology to capture high resolution images for underwater shots and other solid features like shock, dust, and water proof.  If you want high definition images, then go for Panasonic Lumix FZ45 which can capture movie and picture images at high speed range.

Other bestselling electronic gadgets also include electronic pointers, speakers, computer accessories, and other stuffs.  Here, you won’t find brands like Nokia, Sony, and Samsung.  Rather, you will find Boogie Board LCD writing tablet, Optical finger mouse, Portable Sphere speakers, SMW Green Laser Pointer, power adapters, USB cable charging devices, wireless controllers for PS3, Smart pens, and network media players as some of the brands and products electronic consumers are buying in 2012.

Electronic manufacturers won’t stop; they will continue to launch new products of the latest models with up to date technological features embedded as well as upgrading of current lines with more sophisticated tools and applications.  This will alter the total sales make-up of the electronic industry for the years to come.  With aggressive promotional tools, popular brands like Sony, Nokia, and Samsung will ward off threats from rivals like Blackberry, Apple, and Nintendo.  Really, the race for technological supremacy has never been exciting and electronic consumers are just too happy to accept the latest with open arms this 2013.

About Alden Bula:
Alden works for a major electronics company in the Philippines. He blogs at Denal's Mind during his free time.

Alden works for a major electronics company in the Philippines. He blogs at Denal's Mind during his free time.

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