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Best of 2013: 15 gadgets that won the hearts this year

Last updated on: December 12, 2013 17:55 IST

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Several major tech companies, such as Apple and Samsung, launched one beautiful product after another to tap the increasing global market.

Let's take a look at some of the best gadgets of 2013.

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Image: Parineeti Chopra at the launch of Samsung Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Gear.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Macbook Air 13-inch 2013

Manufacturer: Apple

Release date: June 2013

Display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colours

Storage: 128GB flash storage

Memory: 4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory configurable to 8GB.

Macbook Air 13-inch 2013, which is manufactured by Apple, has 12-hour battery, an Intel Haswell chip and is light and portable.

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Image: MacBook Air laptops on display at an Apple Store in Pasadena, California.
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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Xbox One

Manufacturer: Foxconn

Release date: November 2013

Storage: 500GB

Memory: 8GB DDR3 of RAM

Xbox One, which is developed and marketed by Microsoft, can capture footage at 720p and 30 frames per second by the built-in DVR.

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Image: Xbox fans play the latest games in Los Angeles, California.
Photographs: Gus Ruelas/Reuters

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PlayStation 4

Manufacturer: Foxconn

Release date: November 2013

Storage: 500GB (user upgradeable, supports SSD)

Memory: 8GB GDDR5

PlayStation 4, which is a video game console from Sony, competes directly with Nintendo's Wii U and Microsoft's Xbox One.

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Image: Visitors try out PlayStation 4 game console at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Yuya Shino/Reuters

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Kindle Fire HDX

Manufacturer: Amazon.com

Release date: October 2013

Storage: 16GB, 32GB or 64GB

Memory: 2GB

Kindle Fire HDX, which is a tablet computer, has a screen that provides high colour accuracy and pixel density at 339 PPI, making the tablet ideal to read magazines and newspapers.

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Image: Kindle Fire HDX.
Photographs: Source, amazon.com

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Samsung F8000 46-Inch TV

Manufacturer: Samsung

Release date: October 2013

Display: 920 x 1080 Resolution

Audio: 3D Sound available

Video: 3D HyperReal Engine

Samsung F8000 46-Inch TV, which is a 46-inch TV manufactured by Samsung, has voice and gesture control, a quad-core processor for faster browsing and interactivity and excellent multimedia file streaming compatibility.

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Image: Samsung F8000 46-Inch TV.
Photographs: Source, samsung.com

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Google Chromebook Pixel

Manufacturer: Google

Release date: February 2013

Storage: 32GB or 64GB SSD

Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM

Google Chromebook Pixel, which is a high-end laptop manufactured by Google, has a faster CPU than its predecessors in the Intel Core i5, a touch-screen with the highest pixel density of any laptop and a coloured lightbar on the lid that simply adds to its beauty.

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Image: Google Chromebook Pixel.
Photographs: Source, google.com

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Manufacturer: Microsoft

Release date: October 2013

Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB or 512GB

Memory: 4GB, 8GB dual-channel DDR3-1600

Microsoft Surface Pro 2, which is a Windows 8 tablet produced by Microsoft, has a 1.6 GHz fourth generation Intel Core i5-4200U processor, 10.6-inch 10-point 1080p multi-touch digitizer LCD display and Intel HD Graphics 4400.

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Image: Members of the media take pictures of Surface 2 tablets in New York.
Photographs: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

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iPad Air

Manufacturer: Foxconn

Release date: November 2013

Storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB flash memory

Memory: 1GB RAM

iPad Air, which is a tablet computer designed, developed and marketed by Apple, has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, a FaceTime HD front-facing camera and an estimated 10 hours of battery life.

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Image: Boxes of iPad Air tablets at the Apple store in San Francisco, California.
Photographs: Stephen Lam/Reuters
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iPad Mini with Retina Display

Manufacturer: Foxconn

Release date: November 2013

Storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB flash memory

Memory: 1GB RAM

iPad Mini with Retina Display, which is a tablet computer designed, developed and marketed by Apple, has a far faster A7 processor, better Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity and battery that's as good as iPad Mini's.

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Image: A member of the media holds the iPad Mini with Retina Display in San Francisco, California.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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Samsung Galaxy Note III

Manufacturer: Samsung

Release date: September 2013

Storage: 32GB or 64GB flash memory

Memory: 3GB LPDDR3

Samsung Galaxy Note III, which is an Android smartphone produced by Samsung Electronics, has a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, a 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of filming videos in 1080p at 60 fps and 4K resolution at 30 fps.

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Image: A man talks on his mobile phone near advertisements promoting Galaxy Note 3 at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

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HTC One

Manufacturer: HTC

Release date: March 2013

Storage: 32GB or 64GB

Memory: 2GB LPDDR2 RAM

HTC One, which is a touchscreen-based Android smartphone designed, developed, and manufactured by HTC, has a unibody aluminium frame, a 1080p full-HD display, dual front-facing stereo speakers, a camera with a custom image sensor and the ability to automatically generate montages of media.

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Image: A sales girl displays the HTC One mobile phone at Taman Anggrek Mall in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Photographs: Beawiharta/Reuters
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13-inch

Manufacturer: Lenovo

Release date: October 2013

Storage: 128GB or 256GB SSD

Memory: 4GB and 8GB

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13-inch, which is a convertible laptop created by Lenovo, has 720p front-facing webcam, eight-hour battery life and makes use of a 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 1600 x 900.

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Image: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13-inch.
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iPhone 5S

Manufacturer: Apple

Release date: September 2013

Storage: 16GB, 32GB or 64 GB

Memory: 1GB LPDDR3 RAM

iPhone 5S, which is a smartphone developed by Apple, has a fingerprint recognition system, an updated camera with a larger aperture and a dual-LED flash optimised for different colour temperatures and 64-bit A7 processor.

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Image: iPhone 5S on display at an Apple shop in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district, Japan.
Photographs: Yuya Shino/Reuters
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Sony A7 System Camera

Manufacturer: Sony

Release date: October 2013

Sensor Type: CMOS

Sensor Format: 35mm

Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1440x1080, 640x480

Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo/SD/SDHC/SDXC

Sony A7 System Camera, which is manufactured by Sony, is world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera, compatible with Sony's E-mount lens system and new full-frame lenses.

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Image: Sony A7 System Camera.
Photographs: Source, blog.sony.com

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Bowers And Wilkins A5

Manufacturer: Bowers & Wilkins

Release date: October 2013

AirPlay compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, or Mac and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later

Height: 180mm

Width: 300mm

Enclosure: Glass filled ABS

Bowers And Wilkins A5, which is a wireless music system manufactured by British company Bowers And Wilkins, has been created to use Apple's Wi-Fi based AirPlay music streaming system.


Image: Bowers And Wilkins A5.
Photographs: Source, bowers-wilkins.net

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