You’ve seen TIME’s picks for the top 10 gadgets of 2008. Now we’d like to know your choice for the best gadget of the year.
There’s several innovative gadget contenders to choose from. And, when identifying the best, I gravitate towards technology that redefines (or introduces) a product category and fundamentally changes the way we get things done. A smaller video camera, an upgraded laptop, a digicam revision, etc just don’t make the grade. Last week I would have voted connected GPS Dash Express top dog but, due to the discontinuation of branded hardware, I’m also endorsing Eye-Fi. The Eye-Fi SD card, now one year old, wirelessly transmits photos from a digital camera to a computer and/or to a variety of online destinations. Recent additions to the Eye-Fi family include geotagging and Wayport hotspot access. Interestingly, email handheld Peek has built quite a comfortable lead over the rest of the pack. And it may not be too early to call this race. However we saw a similar, yet more feature-rich (IM, SMS), device come and go… back in 2004.