Next up in our countdown of the hottest 100 gadgets on the planet is the Asus Padfone tablet/smartphone
Originally written off as a funny turn from the Taiwanese firm, the Asus Padfone is a retooling of the Atrix’s “Thunderbird 2” take on tech is a dualcore Android smartphone that docks seamlessly into its mothership to become an Ice Cream Sandwich OS tablet.
The screen grows to 10.1 inches, battery life is extended and you have two great gadgets for the price of one, with – most impressively – only a single 3G data plan required between them. Very nice, and you can even plug the Asus Transformer Prime’s keyboard in to turn it into a laptop. The stylus that doubles as a headset is back in “funny turn” territory, mind.