Thanks much in part to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (commonly referred to as CES) this year has consumers around the world excited to see what gadgets of 2013 will bring to the market. Below are our top 5 gadget picks (in no particular order) out of the many presented this year.  


Top 5 Must Have Gadgets of 2013


  • 1. Nvidia’s Project Shield


This year CES brought with it the latest in digital gaming technology. One of the most riveting gaming devices noted at the show was NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD. The Project SHIELD is essentially an X-Box controller with a digital 5” gaming screen, allowing consumers to bring gaming closer to them than ever before. The product contains the NVIDIA Tegra 4 processing system, allowing for extreme gaming capabilities. It also features Wi-Fi capabilities and HD audio and video. All in all, the Project SHEILD is destined to change the world of gaming indefinitely when it is finally released to the public. 


  • 2. Razer Edge Pro Gaming Tablet

Razer Edge Pro Gaming Tablet

Yet another gaming device, the Edge Razer gaming tablet was displayed proudly for the world to see at this year’s CES. Being advertised as “The Most Powerful Tablet In The World,” this Intel Core powered tablet features a 10.1” HD, multi-touch screen. Being that this company is already a front-runner in the gaming industry the Razer Edge Pro is sure to keep the company in the gaming limelight. 

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  • 3. Samsung 4K Easel TV

Samsung  4K Easel TV

Over the past few years TV’s have vastly advanced and surpassed the expectations set by most consumers. Samsung’s new 4K Easel TV is no different. Advertised by Samsung as having an “unprecedented shape,” this TV measures a large 85” and literally takes the shape of an easel. This easel shape is said to be a “timeless” design according to Samsung and allows users to manipulate the angle of their TV at any given time. The Ultra HD screen is also awe-inspiring containing a remarkable 3840×2160 pixel display. Other features of this revolutionary TV include the following: 1.35GHz processor with Quad-Core A15 chip, 4 HDMI ports, 120-watt 2.2 speaker system, Smart Hub software, S-Recommendation, and voice control.  

  • 4. Oculus Rift Headset


The Oculus Rift headset also falls into the gaming genre. This product gives new meaning to virtual reality gaming and is designed specifically to ensure that users will actually feel as though they are part of any given game. High-end technology that works with things such as 3D rendering helps to create an augmented reality, virtual gaming experience unlike any of its predecessors. An even more amazing aspect of this product is that it is currently designed to retail at a relatively low, reasonable price. Thus, this product isn’t just for the rich and famous and will be a great option for the average gamer once it is released to the public. 


  • 5.  Lenovo ThinkPad Helix


The new Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is a hybrid device that works with the new Windows 8 system. This ultrabook contains up to a 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor and claims to have up to 10 hours of battery life.  The Helix also has remarkable storage space, allowing for up to 256GB SSD storage. The display is high-end measuring 11.6” and has a 1920×1080 pixel screen. This product is light in weight, weighing a mere 1.8 pounds, which makes it great for daily use and travel. Rumored to be available to the public this spring the ThinkPad Helix is a must-have for any digitally savvy individual.