Looking Forward: The 19 Gadgets We Can't Wait For in 2012

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TheMiddleman

A solar powered Kindle case? Really? That's what you're looking forward to, Markkus? Californians are so effing weird. Charge it off your laptop dude... Mother nature will forgive you.

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imagonex

Wow. I think I can hide a sheep, three bunnies, five kittens and two puppies in that Cosmos II case. That thing is huge. Slap in a dual socket board, drives and dual or triple video cards in there and that spells out h-e-r-n-i-a. I would put the sheep and the bunnies at the bottom of the case.

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TheMiddleman

I know, right? Even my all aluminum lian-li PC-B25 case gets pretty hefty with a full load of components. I don't even want to think about what those steel Cosmos cases weigh empty.
And this is coming from a guy who grew up tossing hay bales on a farm, and isn't wussy about lifting heavy objects on a regular basis.

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aarcane

Lift with your legs!

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LatiosXT

I'm still weary of OLEDs, and recently when I was at a Verizon store, it just cemented it. Their Droid RAZR display model already showed signs of burn in, which I would blame for lack of not turning off the screen after inactivity. But who knows how long that's been like that or how long that phone's been there?

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tony2tonez

This year i will probably get a tablet. Terga 3 and Quad core based. And probably a new TV. I am a fan of the Panasonic Plasmas but I am liking Samsung LED lineup.

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acidic

i have a panasonic viera 42in plasma and couldnt be more satisfied. i looked into them after maximum pc's head to head article awhile back

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tony2tonez

Yea i was going to get the 50" 3D series. They say they have their burns and last about 5yrs. But their pic quality in terms of 3D movie playing is better then LED tvs. Plus its so much cheaper. I could get the 50" for around 1k. And if it last me 5yrs so what. My 36" sony LCD is on 3 now and works fine. Plus the 50" is like 1K cheaper to its counterpart.

Although i am interested in OLED and the NANO light, but thats going to be way to expensive. I have sat on the sidelines for 3yrs now so im no rush.

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acidic

this list is totally flawed. i only recall seeing 1 apple product when it should have been only apple. didnt you guys read the articles the other day saying how apple "re-invented" text books ? its a typo with the "re" as we all know apple invented everything we know from shapes, to fruits, words, phones, tvs, and now books

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szore

I want a new Racoon. Racoons are cool. I mean like, is it a dog? Is it a cat? WTF is it?

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ABouman

You can have the ones that live under my house, if you want....

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Wingzero_x

I betting the Razer Fiona vaporizes by the end of the year.

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Hey.That_Dude

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Oh, and I HATE that they call those QFHD screens "ultra." Ultra HD (UHD or UFHD) is 16 times the resolution of HD. NOT 4 TIMES! Sell is as anything else but don't screw over the next gen. screen size naming.
Try calling it 4FHD or 4xHD or QuadHD or something else.

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Hey.That_Dude

Yeah. That trend net router will never deliver 1.3gbps. Even if the radio could, since it's got a gigabit switch it's useless unless ad hoc-ing.

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NcOle

The Solar Focus seems great! I hope that this concept is picked up for other mobile devices. The Power Trekk also seems pretty cool with its PowerPukks. By "disposable," I wonder if that might be recyclable or reusable in some way.

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Kinetic

I too am looking forward to OLED TVs, along with seeing LG's nano full tech in action.

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wolfing

only the battery charger is mildly interesting for me in that list. Guess this year is not that good. More TVs *yawn*, ipad (insert # here), iphone (insert # here), more tablets, ultrabooks (just like my notebook, but lighter), basically all meh.

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smashingpumpin

Damn, I didn't know about Padfone 'til today. I'm not usually in the market for a tablet but I'm already salivating over Asus 370T Memo's supposed price point!

Hopefully, leaked test would reveal quadcore having a decent battery life. Implementing FF camera before release date wouldn't hurt either.

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The Corrupted One

Will try to get a Fiona.

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CHR15x94

Looking forward to the Wii U and a new graphics card.

I've always loved Nintendo's games, and this thing looks pretty good graphics wise (ya know, considering how Nintendo's been in recent years).

As for the graphics card, I think I'm going to try an nVidia card this time around. I've had bad luck with the past two AMD cards I've purchased, and it's left a bad taste in my mouth. Hopefully I have better luck with an nVidia card.

Now to get some money...

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Caboose

I'm looking forward to the Wii U as well! Sounds really interesting!

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yamiyaiba

I don't understand the obsessive need for the higher connection speeds Ethernet. Maybe the ISP pitons suck, but you can't get a 54mbps around here, much less enough to justify ethernet use. Affordably, I'm on a 15mbps fiber connection. I've got a dual antenna b/g/n router with 12-15 devices regularly connected, and I never have issues. 85%+ of my downloads are throttled by the download service anyway. Megaupload was the only one that I ever hit my full 15 on.

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Caboose

I easily fill my 1Gb pipe on my home network. With a media centre, plus 5 PCs, multiple game consoles, handhelds, phones and tablets, my internal network can get pretty congested. Sure WLAN is nice, but still nothing beats the stability, reliability or speed of wired LAN.

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athlon11

You do realize that people transfer more on their home networks than files from the internet right? Try transferring a couple to 10s of gigs of data over 802.11g where you top out at 2.5 MB/s, then you will know why faster network is always wanted.

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kixofmyg0t

Actually the only thing I'm interested in this year is Trinity based laptops. Looking forward to one to replace my aging Turion X2 RM-74.

Oh and StarCraft 2:Heart of the Swarm.

Trinity+Heart of the Swarm=enough to bring me back to PC for awhile.

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Baer

The Nokia Lumia 900 was to me the biggest pleasant suprise of the show. Not that a phone is that big a suprise but the Win 7.5 phones in general and how easy they were to use and intuitive they are made me put our conversion to Droid and the resultant purchases on hold. The only problem is that there are no Win 7.5 phones available on Verizon as yet. We will wait a while but not forever. (Not going back to AT&T no matter how neat the phone is).

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