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Top 100 Products of 2011

Top 100 Products of 2011


Picks 51-60

 

LG Cinema 3D 47LW6500 TV LED TV

LG is one of the first consumer television makers to initiate a passive 3D display this year, and the LW6500 Cinema 3D model is testament to that. Equipped with fuss-free polarized glasses and a crosstalk-free 3D performance, LG's edge-lit flagship TV looks set to entice shoppers who desire a comfortable and satisfying 3D viewing experience without the frills. If we may add, LG Apps store is finally available here too.

LG Optimus 3D

If you are looking to be an early adopter of 3D smartphones, the LG Optimus 3D is a good bet to put your money on. The 1GHz dual-core smartphone comes with ample 3D dedicated software, including a dedicated user interface that allows quick access to apps like 3D games, 3D camera and 3D YouTube. Not to mention, the phone comes with support to convert 2D media to 3D, with an upcoming software update that will allow the phone to convert 2D games to 3D games.

 

Madcatz R.A.T. 9 Cyborg Gaming Mouse

Gamers will definitely appreciate the customizability of the Madcatz R.A.T. 9 Cyborg Gaming Mouse. With its interchangeable pinkie grips and palm rest, this high-end mouse also comes with a customizable weight system for you to find the right balance that suits your usage pattern. What makes the Madcatz R.A.T. 9 Cyborg Gaming Mouse stand out from the rest, is its 1ms response time with its zero latency 2.4GHz wireless technology and how easy it is to switch through its wide variety of profiles customized for different games with just one click.


 

MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer

Not many people know of 3D printers, and even less know that they are commercially available. But they do exist and it's pretty amazing to see one in action. If you feel compelled to own one, there's MakerBot's Thing-O-Matic 3D printers. They can be plugged into your computer to start printing 3D designs like a chess set or even a bobble head that sports your own head. Best of all, it does the printing automatically, all you need to do is to load a design and let the Thing-O-Matic work its magic.

 

Marantz PM6004 Integrated Stereo Amplifier

Since the arrival of the PM6002, Marantz has continued to infuse its entry-level offerings with the best audio circuitry it could possibly offer. The PM6004 integrated amp upholds that tradition with one significant overhaul - the separation of its pre-amplification and power amplification sections, now powered by discrete components instead of integrated circuits. Sound-wise, you can expect a precise yet warm acoustic delivery. Marantz has also retained the same toroidal transformer as sported by the PM6003.

Motorola Atrix

Dual-core processor, 1GB of working memory and 4.0-inch qHD touchscreen aside, the Motorola Atrix has one more cool feature up its sleeve. Namely, it presents users with a notebook-like experience when it's plugged into the Motorola Lapdock, a full-bodied accessory that comes with an 11.6-inch screen, keyboard, touchpad, and a built-in 36Wh three-cell battery.

 

MSI Big Bang-Marshal

MSI’s Big Bang-Marshal is an ambitious high-end P67 board of large dimensions; it is a XL-ATX form factor motherboard, making it one of the largest boards we have seen (for a single CPU socket). The board’s 6-layer PCB is packed to the brim due to the presence of eight PCIe x16 slots. Besides the staggering number of expansion slots, the XL-ATX form factor also allowed MSI to fit an extra couple of SATA 6Gbps ports, aligned outwards like we preferred. The edges of the board are occupied by headers for things like FireWire, USB (both 2.0 and 3.0) and of course, various enthusiast-oriented features, from the OC Genie button to voltage measuring points.

 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

A billion US dollars in 16 days. That is how much Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 earned in that specific time frame, which just goes to show that people were not wrong in labeling it the most anticipated game of 2011. Sales figures like those are helping establish gaming as a credible part of the entertainment industry. The game itself is similar to previous titles, but as they say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".


 

Nike+ SportWatch GPS

Never slack off from your running with the Nike+ SportWatch GPS. With the TomTom GPS via the Nike+ Sensor, start tracking your runs and get accurate speed and distance information, pace, heart rate and calories burned. Best of all, the data is readily available by just plugging the watch directly into a USB port on your computer and you're set. So all you need to worry about is improving your lap times.

 

Nikon D5100

The Nikon D5100 offers much more than its predecessor, improving upon it in every which way. The body is smaller and lighter, but image performance has been improved to a stunning level. It's a camera that both the beginner and enthusiast will enjoy using.