The Top Ten Gadgets of 2007. Time Version

    The end of the year and the beginning of the next is the hottest time for compiling various kinds of charts and top lists. Manufacturers in a general marketing outburst are fighting for the attention of the media, so that it is their products that are on the list of the very best. However, often many leading magazines and online portals rely on their own ratings in choosing devices, events, software, etc. Last week, Time magazine featured in its list of the top 10 gadgets of 2007. I don’t presume to judge how honestly this ten has been compiled, but for the most part the devices in it are presented and distributed in “places” quite adequately.

    1. Apple iPhone

    2. Nikon Coolpix S51c

    3. Skype Netgear SPH200W

    4. Palm Centro

    5. Sony Handycam HDR-CX7

    6. Samsung P2

    7. Toshiba Portégé R500-S5004

    8. FlyTech Dragonfly

    9. Iomega eGo portable hard drive

    10. Belkin N1 Vision Wi-Fi Router

    Time reporters put iPhone in the first place because “this product completely changed the understanding of how it should work and look like a mobile phone. " Marked in second place, the Nikon Coolpix S51c was there due to the availability of wireless networking capabilities. And other devices, such as a Wi-Fi phone with Skype Netgear SPH200W support, a Palm Centro smartphone, etc., may well be considered worthy of mention in any hit parade of interesting devices.

    Challenging certain points in the top ten Time does not make much sense. Any authoritative opinion about which devices are better or worse deserves attention. Especially if for a moment we assume that the location of the gadgets in the top was not affected by the direct relations of manufacturers with the advertising department of the magazine.

    But personally, I would add products like ASUS eeePC and HTC Touch to this list. The first is for “opening” a new niche for “portable Internet devices”, and the second is for successful competition (both in terms of design and user interface, and in terms of technology) with the iPhone.

    via 3DNews

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