Mobile Gadgets in 2012
If you thought that last year was a bumper one for great new electronic products, then get ready for an even better 2012. We got a great taster of what to expect at this years CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas every year. At the bash this time, there were no less than 20,000 new products unveiled and many of them were along the theme of mobile gadgetry.
One of the big attractions at CES was the range of ultra books, which are essentially slimmed down versions of the regular laptop. This follows on from the inspiring design on the Apple MacBook Air, but now it’s possible to get a Windows machine that not only works well but looks a treat too. They’re really portable and make mobile computing much more simpler than it used to be.
Mobile gamers will also be keen to try out the PalyStation Vita, which is a new handheld device that Sony seems to think will win lots of new consumers over. It’s a cool looking concept, with a quad processor backing that up and that means you get plenty of performance to match the excellent colour graphics. Naturally, being a Sony product it’s top quality and should keep you gaming, pretty much wherever you go.
Another gaming gadget is the Wii U and this is another mobile device that will bring together the best bits of a tablet computer but merge them with the handheld gaming controls of a regular Nintendo gaming gizmo. There’s a touchscreeen on offer here too and then, of course, you have all of the quality and superior graphics that come with the excellent games from this manufacturer. A sure-fire hit.
Amazon’s Kindle has been a runaway success story so far and as it continues to get tweaked and fine-tuned it’s likely that this device will continue to go on to become a huge seller. Better still, this is one of the most competitively priced tablets you can find and if you’re looking to read all sorts of digital content on the move then this makes the perfect purchase.
If you’re looking for something a little bit different then keep an eye out for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer too, which is a development of the ideas displayed on their earlier creations. This time out, you get a tablet that boasts an NVidia Tegra 3 processor with quad core performance. Added to that, there’s also a decent keyboard for people who prefer physical as opposed to virtual layouts. It looks pretty cool too.That’s a little unusual, but nothing compared to the Asus Padhone, which is a device that is essentially a handset that can be used for making calls, but it comes inside a tablet-style shell. This Android-powered gadget will also have quad core processing power and premises to be one of the more unorthodox mobile gadgets of the year so far. So, all in all then, it could be one of the best years’ yet for mobile devices.