Top 20 gadgets of 2010 assessed by industry and consumers

by PYB James | Dec 01, 2010

A list of the top 20 gadgets of 2010 has been published by the consumer electronics site gdgt.com and whilst it is no surprise to see Apple’s iPad at number one, the iPhone 4 might cause a few surprises at number two in the list.

The Apple smartphone appears to have ridden the storm around its launch which saw early adopters complain about antenna problems and now it seems the new phone is almost as popular as the ‘game changing’ tablet sensation – the iPad.

The brilliant arrival of the iPad in 2010 has seen rival companies scrambling to release their own versions to try and compete in the tablet space – which can only be a good thing for consumers.

Behind the iPad and the iPhone 4, the HTC Google Nexus One phone, the Microsoft Xbox 360, the Sony PlayStation 3 Slim and the Boxee Box by D-Link all featured near the top of the gdgt.com list, whilst the iPhone 3GS continues to appeal – listed at number seven.

It is perhaps a surprise to see the Microsoft Kinect down at number 14 in the top 20, but the Xbox 360 accessory was only launched a month ago so perhaps has not yet had time to make a bigger impact. The device allows game players to use their body to control the console, changing the way games can be played to make them far more interactive.

gdgt.com’s Top 20 gadgets of 2010: 1.    Apple iPad 2.    Apple iPhone 4 3.    HTC Google Nexus One 4.    Microsoft Xbox 360 5.    Sony PlayStation 3 Slim 6.    Boxee Box by D-Link 7.    Apple iPhone 3GS 8.    HTC EVO 4G 9.    Sonos ZonePlayer S5 10.    Apple TV 2nd-gen 11.    Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch unibody 12.    HP Envy 17 3D 13.    Motorola DROID 14.    Microsoft Kinect 15.    Amazon Kindle 3 16.    Canon EOS 5D Mark II 17.    Fitbit 18.    HTC DROID Incredible 19.    Samsung Galaxy Tab 20.    Apple iMac Intel 3rd-gen 27-inch

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