10 best tech gadgets of 2012

The year's standouts.

With technology advancing exponentially, so too are the number of new gadgets flooding the market. There are so many gizmos coming out on a daily basis that it’s almost impossible to keep track of them.

That’s why, love them or hate them, top-10 lists are especially useful when it comes to this particular theme. All such lists are purely subjective, as is the one I’ve put together below, but they are handy in identifying some of the standouts amid the sea of stuff out there.

Here are the 10 gadgets I liked best, or that I thought were important, in 2012: