Spring is in the air. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and as the frost
begins to thaw on your wallet, a new crop of gadgets popping up, ready to gobble
up your money.
Im Donald Bell from CNET.com, and today Im going to give you a little taste of
some of the coolest products our Editors are excited to spend time with this
If youre shopping around for a new phone, two of the most anticipated
smartphones of the year are just around the corner. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is
expected to pop up in May and breathe some new life into a very successful
phone. But theres also a challenger, the HTC One. A beautiful phone, and kind
of a wildcard if youre looking for something unique.
But if you want to capture Springs bounty with something better than a cell
phone camera, youll want to check out the Canon Rebel SL1. Its the smallest
DSLR you can buy, but its big enough to work with Canons professional EF-S
lenses. Theres also Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 which has a monster 50x
zoom lens, perfect for nature photography.
For editing all those great shots, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S offers a nice mix
of laptop performance and tablet flexibility. Or if youre really going all out, were
expecting an overdue refresh of the Mac Pro desktop line. Ooooooh.
Of course, just because its Spring, doesnt mean you actually have to venture
outside. For homebodies or allergy sufferers, weve got the Razer Edge, a high-
powered Windows 8 gaming tablet that weve been lusting after for a long time.
For Android fans, theres the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, the thinnest, lightest 10-inch
Android tablet weve ever seen, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 -- its like the
last Samsung Galaxy Note, but guess how big this one is? 8 inches!
If music is more your thing, theres the Polk Audio Woodbourne, a high-end
wireless speaker that supports both Bluetooth and Airplay - a rare combination.
And lets not forget the TVs. Panasonic is carrying the torch for Plasma TVs with
the P60ZT60. Its one of the thinnest plasmas weve seen, and the picture quality
But if you really want to jump on to the next wave of televisions, the LG EM9700
hits you with both OLED picture quality and 4K resolution support. It also hits you
with a $12,000 price tag, but its worth taking a look.
So thats a peek at some of the great new gadgets were looking forward to this
Spring. For a complete list of all our Editors Spring Tech picks, head over to
Im Donald Bell, see you next time.