12. Best iPad Docks 2012: Soul Electronics Party in a Box
Soul Electronics Party in a Box
The Grammy-winning hip hop artist who announced his range of headphones at last year's CES has turned his attention to a wireless speaker system that even has enough room for your iPad. The Party in a Box is made up of an eight speaker, Omni-Directional Hybrid system that kicks out serious bass courtesy of dual 6.5-inch subwoofers, two 3-inch midrange speakers and four 1-inch tweeters. Packing AirPlay and Bluetooth enabled streaming, it's all powered up by by an AC adaptor or rechargeable batteries so you can take it on the road, plus there's a MIC input so you turn it into your very own party PA system.
Link: Soul Electronics
13. Best Tablets 2012: WikiPad 3D
If gaming on the go is one of the reasons you are thinking of investing in a tablet, the WikiPad could well be the solution. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-toting tablet that comes with an attachable video controller, features an 8-inch glasses-free 1080p 3D touchscreen that should make it ideal for high-def gaming. On the connectivity front, there's a mini HDMI and USB 2.0 support while storage is a decent 8GB which can be expanded to 64GB. An integrated rear and front-facing camera is also on board which just about ticks all the tablet boxes.
Due: Spring 2012
14. Best Speakers 2012: SuperTooth Disco 2 speaker
SuperTooth Disco 2 speaker
Sequel to the equally great looking Disco, the Disco 2 is the latest version of the portable speaker that maintains those retro style looks and liberates the music from your smartphone and tablets via Bluetooth. Made up of four speakers and a passive subwoofer, the Disco 2 delivers 16 watts of sound and around 10 hours of battery life. Its best party trick however, is the ability to pair two of the speakers together with a device at the same time. Now that's something we'd love to see with the Jawbone Jambox...
15. Best Tablets 2012: Razer Project Fiona tablet
Razer ‘Project Fiona’ tablet
Razer hopes it has found a gap in the iPad-dominated market by unleashing its gaming tablet concept that comes with two controllers. The 10.1-inch device runs on Windows 8 and features a 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor matching gaming laptops in the power department. But it’s the two nunchuk controllers that intrigue us the most leaving us wondering if this could be a genuine alternative to the 3DS or the PS Vita.
16. Best Cameras 2012: Fuji X-Pro 1 compact camera
Fuji X-Pro 1 compact camera
Going from concept to reality, this interchangeable lens camera system set to take on the Micro Four Thirds and other hybrid systems of this world. With the new X-Trans CMOS sensor rearranging the way colours are detected, you can expect better quality images, while other specs to have you chomping at the bit include 1080p video recording, Hybrid Multi View-finder and the choice of a trio of high quality Macro lenses.
17. Best Tablets 2012: Asus Memo 370T
Asus Memo 360T
Already taking the battle to the iPad 2 with the Transformer Prime, this 7-inch tablet offering looks set to go head-to-head with the Amazon Kindle Fire. Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the 370T hosts an impressive 1280 x 800 resolution display and packs the same NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor as the Prime. Front and rear-facing cameras are also intact as well as 1GB of RAM and Android Market and Google support. Asus clearly mean business in 2012.
18. Best TVs 2012: BeoVision 12-65
Bang & Olufsen, purveyors all things audio, luxurious (and pricey), has served up this 65-inch plasma TV which also comes with an integrated centre channel and 7.1 surround sound system. The 'ultra slim' NeoPDP panel which is said to use the latest plasma technology is said to offer improved 3D and 2D viewing experience, and includes Automatic Picture Control which ensures you get the right amount of light on the screen depending on viewing conditions. On the audio front, five custom speakers make up the set-up which uses Bang & Olufsen’s ICE power technology while the same BeoLab 5 loudspeakers technology is also utilized to ensure the sound is as premium as the visual performance.
Link: Bang Olufsen