There’s so many to choose from! A gaggle of gadgets is hitting the scene this year. If you’re in the market for the latest tech toys, look no further than the following list. Best of all, the following gadgets are all either on the market already, or almost here – no vapor on this list!
1. Motorola Atrix 4G
The Atrix 4G is one of the first superphones that have been announced for 2011. It’s expected to be available in the spring, and will have a dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor that has advanced graphics capabilities. You’ll also be able to dock the device to use it as a desktop computer if you so choose. Yes, an Android desktop, if you so choose!
2. Google TV
Google TV is based off of Android and the Chrome browser. It allows you to combine the benefits of cable/satellite, online video and the web into one central device. Although there have been some bad reviews of Google TV, a software update is expected soon and more companies will release devices. Right now, only Sony and Logitech have products, but expect more TV makers to have them in 2011.
3. Verizon iPhone
It had been rumored for so long that it almost seems unreal. But Verizon will soon be carrying the iPhone, and data plans will be set at a flat $30 fee. (At least, for now – we’ll see how long that lasts.) Regardless, if you’re stuck on AT&T and dislike the service you’re getting wherever you are, you might want to opt for this must-have product. iPhone users now have a choice!
4. Microsoft Kinect
It took long enough, didn’t it? Now, however, you can combine the graphical horsepower of the Xbox 360 and motion capture! You can even talk to this device. Millions have already been sold, proving that the future of video gaming is going to be a social, group experience. Plus, if you’ve already got an Xbox, you’re all set.
5. Android 3.0 Tablets
Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb, is a special version of the operating system that’s built for tablets. For those who have been waiting to get a tablet when prices go down, this will be your best bet. In order to compete with the iPad, companies will need to offer these cheaper than that of Apple’s slate, which seems realistic considering their cost.