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
#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
The TF300 is a steal at $380 -- not including the $150
keyboard dock that you just plain want to steal instead of paying
But this is currently the best value in an Android
ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s why youÃ¯Â¿Â½re hunting it down on CNET.
#2 kinda comes out of left field: The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard
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.
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
but religious wars have always been part of tech.
So there in a nutshell are the 5 new products you need to know
In a couple months weÃ¯Â¿Â½ll have replaced them all, so come
back for that video and all the rest at Top5.
IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Brian Cooley, thanks for watching.