Now that we're at the mid-way point of 2011, it's time to take stock of the gadgets that have truly impressed us during our testing. With all of the smartphones, tablets, eReaders, and other gear out there, there are a lot of good choices. But the gadgets that rise to the top in our rankings offer better design, innovation, and performance than all the rest.
Here's our top 10 gadgets of the year...so far.
Apple iPad 2
It's the king of tablets for a reason. Apple's iPad 2 is slimmer and lighter than the original, sports a faster dual-core processor, and lets you make FaceTime calls. Plus, the app selection is still second to none.
Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.