I was with Caroline at the T3 awards last night and I was just as shocked/angered/surprised (I can never read female emotions very well, I’m sure I’ll learn one day) as her when the iPhone 4S was announced as the Work Gadget of the Year.
For sheer ingenuity and innovation, I would have thrown the Samsung Galaxy Beam into the mix. With its 4 inch screen, 8GB storage, microSD slot, dual-core 1GHz processor and Android Gingerbread out the box, upgradeable to Jelly Bean, the Galaxy Beam is a decent smartphone already. But the addition of a built-in nHD projector, with an output of 15 lumens and scalable display size of up to 50mm, gives it a massive selling point.
samsung galaxy beam (Photo credit: bhautikjoshi)
Plus, on those slow Friday afternoons you could share an episode of Peter Andre: My Life with your colleagues, as a treat (or punishment).
Rather than force my views on you, we asked around the TechTarget/Computer Weekly office for the thoughts of some of our industry renowned journalists and experts on what they thought were some more likely Gadget of the Year winners:
Networking editor, Jennifer Scott: A LiveScribe smartpen, does what it says on the tin, and the HP ScanJet 1000 Professional Mobile Scanner. It easily fits into the laptop bag to take on business trips, perfect for scanning important documents and processing expenses, just plug and play!