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This gadget life

Just a year ago we thought no interesting tech stuff would come out a recession, but it’s been a great year for both hardware and software. Here are my three favorite purchases of 2010 so far:

1. Apple iPad 3G

cat ipadNothing less than a revelation, and the only computer I use at home unless I’m working or watching/listening to media content. The iPad set the bar so high for the sector that it’s only now that other multinationals seem almost ready to launch true competitors, and even those look likely to disappoint on the software front. Rumors of a new iPad for the holiday season are surfacing; if it does happen then my money’s on an additional 7-inch version with Facetime camera, rather than a straight replacement for the current model.

2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

The Call of Duty competitor hit a high with this year’s FPS release. Set in wildly varying scenery with plenty of variety of both weapons and gameplay, Bad Company 2 is a worth adversary to Modern Warfare 2 and a must have for any FPS lover.

3. Kindle 3G, 3rd gen

I’ve never been a huge reader, but the $189 combination of an E Ink screen, Webkit browser and free 3G data make the Kindle 3G a winner for sun worshipers. It’s no YouTube player, but if your outdoor surfing needs involve sitting at a beach/park/Times Sq catching up on the New York Times then the Kindle 3G is just the thing.

Neil Berman

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Sep 19, 2010 - Posted by | Gaming, Hardware | , , , , ,

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