Best Gadgets to Buy In 2013
The advancements in the technology have left consumers with a plethora of options when they are considering purchasing a new gadget. To make things simple we have prepared a list of best gadgets to buy in 2013.
The first is Google’s eponymous Glass project, which is a computer worn like sunglasses with a head mounted display that relies on internet connectivity to access information on the internet, alert a user when calls are made, or read a new email when it pops up, get directions through Google Maps and even translate speech. The Google Glass can even take pictures and record videos and upload them on the internet. They are yet to go on sale but the release date is set for later in the year.
The Pebble watch leads the field in this new category in tech circles. Smartwatches like Pebble offer Bluetooth connectivity with mobile phones and the ability to download apps such as GPS or Stopwatch and even alerts a user when a new message is received on the phone. Other corporations have joined the smartwatch race with Apple rumored to be developing the iWatch, which can make calls and even check caller ID. It also includes health sensors. Samsung, Microsoft and LG are also rumoured to be developing their own smartwatches.
The top three next generation gaming consoles on offer this year include the Nintendo Wii-U, Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox 720. All the consoles offer their users a wide variety of game-play experience and the onus for the companies is to add to their ever-growing fans especially those from their rivals. Sony’s PS4 has been tipped to rule in 2013 with their latest offering. The PS4 boasts of AMD technology and graphics with 1.84 TFlops of processing power, which is more than what the Xbox or the Wii-U offer. It introduces the Playstation Eye to compete with Microsoft’s Kinect and shook up the gaming industry with news of a re-imagined Dual Shock controller. Their other key selling point is the Social Gaming feature that allows gamers to interact with their online friends and upload videos of their gameplay.
The Xbox 720 has not been officially announced and the tech industry has resorted to rumours and news to establish what Microsoft will be offering. EuroGamer recently learnt that the next Xbox would be in line with the PS4’s features. Microsoft will also unveil the Kinect 2.0 technology with improvements in the sensors and 3D gaming. It seems that the Nintendo Wii-U will be last in this competition since their HD graphics console lacks the processing power to produce excellent graphics. The Wii-U also does not have game titles that can rival those from Microsoft like Halo Wars or those from Sony such as Uncharted.
The top smartphones in the world currently include the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 920, and Google’s Nexus 4. Currently, the HTC One is considered the number one smartphone in the world, although the recent release of the S4 is set to put that to test. The One has a 4.7-inch Full HD screen and an aluminium body with a 4mp Ultrapixel camera. A key feature will be the BlinkFeed, which is a news aggregator. The iPhone 5 also has an aluminium body and a 4-inch Retina screen with an 8mp camera. The Nexus 4 has a 4.7-inch screen with an 8mp camera. The Lumia 920 is a Windows 8 phone with a 4.5-inch display including PureMotion HD technology and 8mp camera. The Galaxy S4 has a 5-inch HD display and a 13mp camera. It offers new motion technology and remote functions in form of Smart Scroll and Smart Pause.
The top two tablets in the world are Apple’s iPad 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3. iPad 5 is a slimmed down 9.7-inch tablet with GF2 touchscreen technology and an A6X processor. It is rumoured the iPad 5 will have a 5mp camera and a stylus to rival the Galaxy Note. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 is a 10-inch tablet with an Exynos 5410 Octa processor. It will have either an LCD display or a Super AMOLED PENTILE screen and an 8mp camera.
The items on this list are undoubtedly some of the best items to buy in 2013. The choice, however, will not be so simple.