Geeks will agree: 2013 is one tech-filled year that saw the arrival of drool-worthy next-gen goodies!
"Well, isn't every year like that?" you ask? True, but believe us when we say two-oh-thirteen stepped it up a notch. Want proof? Say hello to the tech toys that are part of our first-ever FHM Gadget Awards!
Whew, choosing is a bitch! Good thing some gadgets really stood out from the rest of the shiny metallic pack, may it be because of how it stuffed the specs sheet, the fact that these usher in a new age, or simply because it has something "new."
Check them out below, the 15 gadgets that have ruffled a lot of feathers, made many mouths drool, and emptied a lot of wallets in 2013!
Your turn, 2014.
THE "THANK GOD, IT'S COMING SOONER THAN LATER" AWARD: Sony PlayStation 4
Let’s start with Sony’s new console baby, the PlayStation 4. The seven-years-in-the-making follow-up to the PlayStation 3 packs extreme gaming and computing power that is enough to blow your mind and eyeballs with high-resolution gaming goodness. It has a cool, new DualShock 4 controller with a laptop-like clickable touchpad and motion detection capabilities. Plus, you can play PlayStation 4 games on your PlayStation Vita via Wi-Fi, which will be nifty for those who like playing everywhere around the house.
Want more deets? Click here for our answers to the burning questions about the device. And yes, it's coming to town early next year! Woo-hoo!
Local SRP: P24,999 (console only); P26,999 (with PS camera)
THE "I WANT TO BRING THAT TO STARBUCKS" AWARD: Apple iPad Air
The iPad Air is the latest addition to Apple's über-popular tablet line. It is similarly spec’d with the iPad 4 in certain ways but it also sports a thinner bezel, lighter package, faster processor, and the latest iOS 7 operating system out of the box. These are enough to make it one of the year's most popular, despite the arrival of loads of tablets from other brands and platforms.
SRP: Starts at P25,490 (16GB)
THE "TECH MANANANGGAL" AWARD: ASUS Transformer Book T100
Who doesn’t want to own a Transformer? We can’t offer you the toys or the actual robots from the movie but we can guarantee this Swiss Army Knife of a device is worth your time. The Transformer Book T100 is both a compact laptop and a 10.1-inch tablet with a detachable keyboard that also serves as a battery extender. Talk about versatility!