Friday Poll: What's your most-anticipated tech item of 2014?

From the next iPhone to the arrival of Steambox, 2014 is shaping up to be a hot year for fresh tech products.

Apple iWatch mockup
Will Apple's rumored iWatch be real this year? Image created by Sarah Tew and Christopher MacManus/CNET

New year, new tech

What is your most-anticipated tech item of 2014?

Forget 2013. Forget about the iPhone 5S and the Galaxy S4. What have you done for me lately, tech world? 2014 could be the year when expected products like the consumer edition of Google Glass and the long-rumored (but so far invisible) Apple iWatch could very well appear.

We also expect to get hot, new versions of vaunted smartphones. There should be no more added letters after a "5" on the next iPhone; we're expecting to get a full-on iPhone 6 this year, and it may come with a bigger screen. Samsung will have something to say on the Android side of things with the expected Galaxy S5, launching a whole new battle for high-end smartphone supremacy.

Sony and Microsoft lit up 2013 with their new console entries, but this year could belong to plucky upstart Valve's Steambox, a gaming ecosystem that blurs the lines between PC and console gaming. CES could end up as a major showcase for the new hardware .

The Google Glass developer edition was big news throughout last year, and we're still waiting for a more accessible consumer version, hopefully with a price tag much lower than the early adopter's cost of $1,500.

Cast your eyes ahead. What tech item are you most excited about for 2014? Vote in our poll, and back up your answer in the comments.

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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