Thursday, 20 December 2007

Favourite gadgets of 2007

This year has been pretty big in terms of gadgets. Here, in no particular order, is a list of some of my favourite.

I'm not really a fan of the iphone but I can't really ignore it. In terms of gadgets 2007 will probably be remembered by most as the year of the iphone. Its in Time magazines gadget of the year list. The things I like about the iphone is its huge touch screen, cool user interface with a mini version of os x and the excellent build quality. The downsides for me is the 2 megapixel camera, the price and the non-open platform. I have a Sony Ericsson k800i which has a 3.2 megapixel camera and I wouldn't buy a phone which has anything less specially after how useful it was on my holiday. The iphone has definitely got the other manufacturers to sit up and take notice, which is a good thing. Its definitely a beautiful looking phone, better looking than anything else out at the moment.

LG KU990 Viewty
Its no iphone but it can hold its own with a 5 megapixel camera and an array of other cool features. Read more about this phone here. It doesn't have to same build quality or multi-touch user interface but it is a lot more affordable.

PlayStation 3
No matter what problems its been facing the ps3 is an awesome machine. It has demonstrated its power when it tripled the computing power of folding at home, surpassing all the other clients. I think we have yet to see the full potential of the ps3 and 2008 should be a better year for it.

Asus EeePc
This years also been about small cheap laptops, first there was the OLPC and then the eeepc. The features of this include 7in screen with 800×480 resolution, wifi, linux os, 512 MB DDR2 memory, 900 MHz Intel Pentium M CPU, It has solid state memory and comes in 4GB and 8GB versions. You can pick one of up these for about £200.

Nintendo Wii
This is probably top of most peoples Christmas list. The wii is so popular that Nintendo has been struggling to cope with demand. Nintendo even had to remove some ads because it doesn't really need them to sell this thing.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting selection - and some common ground with our Christmas Gadget countdown on But more of our members went for the Nintendo Wii than the iPhone.

    Over on UK Business Forums, however, the small business community agreed with your selection.

    Merry Christmas - and I hope you all get what you want!