Top 100 Products of 2010


Picks 31 - 40

 

The first notebook to sport stereoscopic capabilities, the ASUS G51J 3D was a machine that performed well in our benchmarks and a whole slew of other tests. It uses NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology with shutter glasses, and sports a 120Hz screen for all your 3D gaming needs. It was soon updated to the G51Jx model that went a step ahead to integrate the infrared transmitter for the shutter glasses within its chassis.

 

Proclaimed by Amazon as its bestselling item of all time, the 3rd generation Kindle is more responsive, weighs less and is cheaper than its predecessors. Featuring the same E Ink screen that allows it to be used in bright sunlight, and enables it to last up to a month on a single charge, this is the device for serious readers.

 

2 terabytes (TB) on a single drive is so yesterday. Why not go all the way for a 3 TB one? Western Digital is the first to ship a 3 TB internal drive under its Caviar Green series, and needless to say, uses the SATA 3Gbps interface. Being ‘green’, it also touts reduced power consumption, noise and heat.

 

At its price, then 550D is the most compelling entry-level DSLR in Canon's stable today, with a mix of great imaging performance, features like the advanced metering system, and HD video recording. It is a camera that enthusiasts photographers will love, and videographers shooting DSLR video will find affordable.

 

Here is one display from Philips which left an impression. The LED-backlit Series 6 does not offer any Internet content, but compensates for this and its heavier price tag with a very palatable visual display. Of course, Philips' soothing Ambilights is an added bonus for your eyes. Also, let not your ears forget about its robust audio delivery.

 

Panasonic released the first Micro Four Thirds camcorder in the AG-AF100, giving videographers everywhere the chance to shoot with interchangeable lenses with the flexibility and cost of a smaller camera. With full 1080 and 720 resolutions, variable frame rates and professional audio abilities, the AG-AF100 broke new ground.

 

The VPL-VW90ES comes from Sony's latest line of SXRD projectors, and is the company's first projector that does 3D. It sports amazing specs such as 240 Hz refresh rate, brightness of 1,000 ANSI lumens, and dynamic contrast ratio of 150,000:1. Get it, if money is not an issue.

 

Google's Android OS has seen various incarnations over the last two years, but the one version that put it on the Top 100 list for 2010 is version 2.2, or according to its dessert naming convention, Froyo (frozen yoghurt). Why is Android 2.2 in the list? Simply because of the long awaited internet tethering via Wi-Fi or USB, and more importantly, Adobe Flash 10.1 support.

 

The Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus is not just another USB 2.0, 2.5-inch external hard drive. It comes with a detachable 4 GB USB key for quick sharing of files. Plug the key back to the dock, and it syncs with the larger drive. The preloaded LifeStudio software automatically pulls your content and arranges them into a 3D interface that is both pretty and easy to use. It is available in both 500 and 300 GB sizes.

 

The MM550 Travel is the latest active noise-canceling headphones from esteemed headphone-makers Sennheiser. Featuring Noisegard 2.0 active noise-cancellation technology, and a host of other goodies such as Sennheiser’s TalkThrough function, Bluetooth connectivity and SRS WOW HD surround sound, the MM550 Travel packs a lot of features into its compact frame.