2010 has been a year filled with innovative and futuristic gadgets. The future that we were waiting for with the year 2000 took an extra ten years to get here and following are four innovative tech gadgets that took the world by storm in 2010.
2010 brought 3DTV to the forefront – and not in a cheesy 1980s way. The new 3DTV is here and it’s here in a huge way; providing depth perception like you’ve never seen it while watching television, watching movies, and even while gaming. 3DTVs are still a bit pricey and most people are still getting used to the 3DTV optical glasses, but gadgets like the 3DTV let us know that the future is here.
The Apple iPad started off being called “nothing more than a big iPhone/iPod Touch,” but when the iPad hit the market, it totally changed the way we view gadgets altogether; and made us second guess lots of other gadgets. When the iPad hit the scene it crushed the sales of portable gaming systems, portable DVD players, eBook readers and even netbooks. The larger screen of the iPad seemed gimmicky at first, but the iPad has proven itself as one of the true winners of 2010.
2010 saw a 3D revolution with 3DTVs and 3D Blu-ray players, but 3D also went further to conquer the gaming world. 3D gaming was introduced to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gaming systems and Nintendo is working on a Nintendo 3DS portable gaming system. 3D gaming will finally make games as realistic as we’ve been dreaming about since we were children and it all started in 2010.
Motion gaming was introduced with the Nintendo Wii way back in 2006, but the Xbox Kinect was the first gaming peripheral to totally get rid of controllers altogether. With the Xbox Kinect gamers are able to control their favorite games with their body movements and facial expressions. The PlayStation Move also hit the scene in 2010 and while it’s still a great gadget of 2010, it still relies on motion controllers to make its magic happen.
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