CNET Top 5: Hottest Tech Products (May 2012)
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The hottest tech products you're looking for on CNET as of May, 2012.
If you look at the top products in tech, you see a lot of familiar names: iPads & iPhones...or Kindle Fires & Galaxy Tabs for the libertarians...and a smattering of Sony and Canon pocket cameras for reasons that are beyond me at this point in history. But today weÃ¯Â¿Â½re gonna skim the top, just the freshest stuff that is on fire: The Top 5 products trafficking on CNET that were reviewed in April or May of 2012. #5 Nokia Lumia 900. This is the smartphone that is trying to reset MicrosoftÃ¯Â¿Â½s image as not making a smartphone anyone who doensÃ¯Â¿Â½t work there is buying. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s hot looking -- especially if you donÃ¯Â¿Â½t get it in Retina Ripping Blue -- runs Windows Phone 7.5 which we love, and costs as little as $49. That said, all the looking in the world has yet to raise Microsoft & Nokia beyond a rounding error in the smartphone market, but this strong interest sets the table for Windows Phone 8 late this year. #4 HTC One S, featuring the much awaited Android 4.0 OS skinned with HTCÃ¯Â¿Â½s Sense 4 interface, a killer camera and amazing display all driven by 4G in a thin and scultped body. With that slimness you lose any expansion slot or removable battery but this is still the best thing T-Mobile has in their line and making other carries encious, which doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t happen alot iwth TMO. #3 Is the Asus Transformer Pad TF300, sort of the Transformer Prime for people who want more, want to pay less and donÃ¯Â¿Â½t mind if its flimsy. Asus has carved out this one-company industry of making convertible tablets that actually sell in decent numbers. The TF300 is a steal at $380 -- not including the $150 keyboard dock that you just plain want to steal instead of paying that much. But this is currently the best value in an Android tablet. ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s why youÃ¯Â¿Â½re hunting it down on CNET. #2 kinda comes out of left field: The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. You know, this thing. YouÃ¯Â¿Â½ve seen it on everybodyÃ¯Â¿Â½s iPad. We call it the best accessory ever for iPad 2 & 3, the best executed cover & keyboard in one. It connects with magnets like AppleÃ¯Â¿Â½s Smart Cover, which means itÃ¯Â¿Â½ll also be falling off onto the sidewalk the same way. Good thing its fairly cheap at $99. Buy and extra and put your laptop on eBay. #1 is of course a smartphone, which narrows the field, um, none. But the winner by a MILE is the Galaxy S III, SamsungÃ¯Â¿Â½s flagship phone that is coming to the U.S. Summer of 2012. We got an early look at its 4G, 4.8Ã¯Â¿Â½ screen, 4-core CPU and Android 4.0. Now, half of the traffic for this phone may have come from the haters who criticize it for having a plasticky case and a mere 8 MP camera and perhaps jettisoning the quad core on the way to the U.S. but religious wars have always been part of tech. So there in a nutshell are the 5 new products you need to know about. In a couple months weÃ¯Â¿Â½ll have replaced them all, so come back for that video and all the rest at Top5. CNET.com IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Brian Cooley, thanks for watching.