Best Gadgets For The Year

2010 has been a great year from a consumer electronics point of view. Many companies launched some of the most exciting products that captured the audience’s eyes and became major selling products in 2010. From a small music player to a large television set, there came a stream of wonderful gadgets and technologies that had never been seen before.

2009 was also a great year for consumer electronics, so looking at the sales trend of consumer electronics, many companies entered into this business in 2010 to get their share of the profit. Many gadgets came and went 2010, but only a few could make a major impact. Still, only those companies and the market share that brought innovations in this category could make an impact. These were the companies already in this business and knew about the customer needs at that time.

To consider one particular device as the best gadget for 2010 is not fair and impractical, so the three devices are, in a true sense, the best gadgets of 2010. Looking at the sales record 2010, it is evident that some companies like Apple, Amazon, and Samsung made major growth in their profits and market share. Interestingly, this growth is due to innovative gadgets they launched in 2010.


The touch screen netbook Apple iPad was the most speculated gadget in 2009. Many bloggers assumed about the design and specification of this gadget, but the real thing came on November 22, 2010. The iPad was sold out within the month of its launching; the ipad became the trend among the young generation, with its small size and touch screen graphic display; people loved this netbook. This was a treat for Apple fanboys, as it was the most talked-about gadget even before its launch. And when it was finally launched, it became a major hit. iPad can be termed the best gadget of 2010; as it was the first netbook of its kind, it was an innovative device of Apple. Many companies tried to launch similar devices, but no one made an impact as the iPad did. So, the iPad is indeed one of the best gadgets of 2010.

Amazon Kindle, though, is not a new gadget; it was launched on November 22, 2007 (Wikipedia, 2011). However, it made a major impact in 2010, as 2010 Amazon launched the latest version of Kindle with some advanced and improved features. Amazon Kindle is an E-reading device whose market comprises students and people who love to read. Amazon was the innovation in 2007, but its latest model, Kindle DX Graphite (3rd Gen), can be declared as one of the best gadgets of 2010; as this year, it was introduced with innovative features that were not seen before; therefore, it attracted the customers and made sales record in 2010. Amazon reported that Amazon Kindle broke the record of Harry Potter in 2010 as the most selling item at Amazon (Amazon, 2011)

The cell phone is one gadget that has made tremendous advancements in the 21st century. In 2010, most of the advanced cell phones were introduced. The competition in the cell phone market is more than any other consumer electronics product. A cell phone is necessary and fascinates people more than any other consumer electronic item. Many companies have tried to enter into this market, but only a few have made a major impact. A few companies are leaders in this category, i.e., Nokia, Samsun, Apple, Sony Ericson, and Blackberry. All these companies are well-known for their cell phones. But in 2010, the best cell phone was the iPhone 4.

Like every Apple product, the iPhone 4 was the most talked about and speculated development of 2010. Since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, the iPhone has become a hot trend, and no other company has been able to beat the iPhone for its graphics and features. iPhone 4, launched in November 2010, hit the market like a storm and made sales records in just three months. iPhone 4 was introduced with some of the most advanced and entertaining features people had never seen before. It is still the best cell phone available on the market, and there is no second thought about declaring it the best cell phone of 2010.

The consumer electronics market is very volatile, and to remain in gadgets requires constant innovation. Looking at the sales of devices like iPad, Kindle, and iPhone, it is evident that it is a huge market with high prospects of profit. But only a few companies have been able to determine customers’ needs and have provided the right gadgets at the right time. Many companies have announced new devices for 2011 at CES L.A., indicating that 2011 will also be a great year for devices.


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