28 Mar 2013 08:00
Apple misses out on forward-thinking gadget list, as 3D printers and Samsung are the gadgets of 2013
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Apple has been excluded from a list of the top 10 gadgets for 2013. The Hot 100 list highlights gadgets rated the most wanted in the world by tech magazine T3,. Apple - which has previously topped the list on three separate occasions – fails to make the top 10 for the first time since 2009. Its highest-ranking product is the iPad mini in 15th place. 3D printers top the list for their “life-changing potential” with food printing already taking place and clothes, drugs and even mobile phones expected to be printable in the next 10 years. Samsung leads the way for smartphones, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 coming in at number two. T3 experts are predicting it to be the top selling Android device for 2013. This year’s list also sees a number of projects from Kickstarter - the world’s largest funding platform for creative ideas - getting recognition. Most famously, the Pebble digital watch comes in at number eight. 2013 is shaping up to be a big year for gaming, with the Sony PlayStation 4 coming in at number three and a raft of gaming products featured in the Hot 100. Luke Peters, editor of T3, said: “Rather than a list of what’s best, the Hot 100 is a countdown of kit that has the power to set the next big tech trends. 2013 is going to be an exciting year.” Here are the top 10 gadgets of 2013, as chosen by T3.
10. Nvidia Project Shield
This portable gaming device claims to redefine gaming on the go. The Android gadget, with top-of-the-range audio and visual quality, lets you play high-quality games away from your home. You can also connect the device to your PC using wifi, so you can play your favourite games without having to get off the couch. It's still in development, but should be shipping to the USA and Canada in the second half on 2013....