2. Gaming Gadget of the Year: Sony PS Vita

Will we see its like again? As smartphones’ power grows exponentially, this and the Nintendo 3DS might be the last ever dedicated handheld consoles. If so, what a way to go out: everything learned to date about taking gaming on the road, distilled into one dreamy device. From the core controls to the motion sensors and rear touchpad, it plays like a dream, while the superb screen and almost PS3-matching innards mean it can handle anything devs can throw at it. Gaming perfection.