Our top 5 gadgets of the past 12 months
1. Apple iPad mini
Steve Jobs once asserted that an iPad mini would never work, but 2012 saw the late tech guru proven wrong. Access to the best apps, and the option of adding 4G internet, made it the best small tablet.
2. Samsung UE40ES8000 TV
This 40in Smart TV has the televisual trinity: 3D, LED and Wi-Fi. It also has Twitter access to tap into the social TV trend.
3. Canon EOS M
The long wait for the EOS M was worth every minute. It blurred the line between amateur and pro photography.
4. Kindle Fire HD
The Kindle e-reader leapt into the future and became a stylish portal into Amazon’s gigantic online entertainment store.
5. Humax DTR-1000 YouView
Turned out to be the killer catch-up TV box.