Coffee Talk #546: Best Gadget of 2012

Out of all the “Best of 2012” picks, this one required the least amount of thought. The third-generation iPad was easily my favorite gadget of the year. Like my iPad 2, I love it for being an incredibly diverse entertainment device that allows me to read web sites, read comic books, watch movies, play games, and more. The third-generation iPad kicks things up a notch by offering an incredible 2,048 x 1,536 screen that’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s actually hard to look at the iPad 2 after…more

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Out of all the “Best of 2012” picks, this one required the least amount of thought. The third-generation iPad was easily my favorite gadget of the year. Like my iPad 2, I love it for being an incredibly diverse entertainment device that allows me to read web sites, read comic books, watch movies, play games, and more. The third-generation iPad kicks things up a notch by offering an incredible 2,048 x 1,536 screen that’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s actually hard to look at the iPad 2 after getting used to the resolution of this year’s iPad. The outstanding hardware is complemented by the most robust selection of apps and media around, thanks to iTunes. It’s just a perfect blend of hardware and software.

Once again, Apple has owned the tablet market with the iPad and once again the company has completely owned me with its amazing tablet computers.

Now it’s your turn! What was your favorite gadget of the year? Whether it’s a phone, tablet, television, or some other piece of consumer electronics, please share your choice in the comments section.

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11 thoughts on “Coffee Talk #546: Best Gadget of 2012”

  1. Intel 335 256 ssd. By far the best upgrade to my gaming rig. I’m still using an overclocked i5 Clarksdale chip and the ssd makes the chip look young again.

      1. Ya know, I just couldn’t go with the Samsung for my desktop. I don’t encrypt so the sandforce controllers appealed to me for reliability. Had it been a laptop I’d have opted for a Samsung.

  2. Even though another round of kindles has already come out, and the Kindle Fire technically did come out last year, I’m going to consider it something new for this year. This year is contains the bulk of the time I spent using the tablet, and it has by far been the most versatile new gadget in my opinion. Already Apple has followed suit with the iPad mini (a move I sincerely wonder if Jobs would have made) and Google revealed the Nexus 7 (possibly the real winner of best gadget of 2012, but I haven’t used one other than a demo). The price point, portability, battery life, and casual experience work extremely well with the 7 inch screen. I know people with iPads who are considering either Kindle Fires or Nexus 7’s now, and I don’t know a single person with a Kindle Fire who is dissatisfied with their tablet.

      1. That looks like it will be a great device, but it is priced similarly to the iPad (according to speculation).

      2. I’d gladly save $700 and get either a Kindle Fire or Nexus 7. The commercials are good for the surface tablet and I’m sure the tech is great in the tablet, but that price is way to high. It’s ok if you consider that price for a laptop tablet hybrid, but I don’t think many people are really considering it that way and I know I am not.

      3. The Pro model is appealing due to being able to run x86 and ARM software. The tablet can run modern games and applications but I’d rather buy a MBA for the price range.

    1. I would really like a Nexus 7 over my Kindle Fire. I like my Fire, but it lacks a lot of features most tablets have and I got tired of only having the Amazon App Store fast. I even rooted my fire to fix one of those, but the lack of mic, camera, and gps is a let down.

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