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Top New Gadgets 2013 | Gifts for Tech Lovers

Updated on April 17, 2013

Cool New Gadgets for 2013

A guide to the top new gadgets for 2013. I love my gadgets! I'll be updating this page throughout 2013 as cool new gadgets become available to buy. There are fitness gadgets, tablets and gaming machines, household gadgets and lots more!

If you want to buy a birthday or Christmas gift for a tech-lover then you'll get some fresh new ideas here. Or maybe you're looking for the next gadget to treat yourself with? (I know I am!) And don't forget Mother's Day and Father's Day, lots of Moms and Dads love their gadgets.

Updated 8 March 2013 with Roku 3 Streaming Player.

20 March 2013 with Withings Smart Body Analyzer

Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer

Withings wireless scales have been a popular fitness gadget for several years. Now they've come out with the latest model the WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer.

Like previous models, the Withings will track your weight and body fat and wirelessly update to your computer.

But the WS-50 is more that just a smart scale.

Withings Smart Body Analyzer, Black
Withings Smart Body Analyzer, Black

As well as measuring your weight and body fat, this scale monitors your heart rate and also tests the air quality of your environment.

I've been dithering over whether to get a wireless scale. I'm a stats addict and love this sort of thing.

The Withings WS-50 is available to pre-order for a May 2013 release date.

 

Roku 3 - Streaming Video Player

Roku 3 Streaming Media Player (2014 model)
Roku 3 Streaming Media Player (2014 model)

The Roku 3 is the latest version of the popular streaming video player. You can get access to tons of content through services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu. (Maybe you don't even need that cable package anymore.)

The Roku 3 has a slick new UI and updated hardware. There's also a headphone jack on the enhanced remote control for the Roku 3 so you can watch your shows without disturbing anyone else. Neat idea.

The Roku 3 makes a great gift to a TV and movie fan who likes to have a constant supply of new and old stuff to watch on their own schedule.

New for March 2013.

 

OUYA Console (Coming June 2013)

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There's quite a lot of excitement around the new Ouya games console. It was initially funded as a Kickstarter project and is now available to pre-order with a release date in June 2013.

The Ouya is a games console for the TV in a small box. It's an open platform so smaller games developers can develop titles for the Ouya. The Ouya is based on Android but will have bigger games as well as apps.

All Ouya titles will have a free to play version so people can try before they buy. There will be support for in-game purchasing.

The Ouya is very portable and lets you make good use of your big TV.

OUYA Wireless Controller (Coming June 2013)

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The Ouya comes with one controller but you can by extras for multi-player gaming.

SONOS PLAYBAR TV Soundbar

Televisions are getting thinner, especially with the new OLED TVs that are on the way. One problem with this is that there's not enough room for high quality speaker - they need some depth to work.

SONOS PLAYBAR TV Soundbar and Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music

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The SONOS PLAYBAR tackles this problem by adding a soundbar speaker which combines 9 speakers to add excellent sound to your TV.

The Playbar also functions as a streaming audio player which works with Spotify, iTunes and other popular music streaming services.

This gadget is proving very popular as people realize that although they've got a great picture on their new TV, the sound isn't as good as it could be.

Razer Edge Pro RZ09-00930100-R3U1 10.1-Inch 128GB Tablet

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The Razer Edge Pro claims to be the most powerful tablet in the world. It has an Intel i7 processor which is more typically found in high-spec laptops and desktops.

The Razer runs Windows 8 which is optimized for touchscreen interfaces.

Razer Gamepad Controller for Razer Edge (RC81-01090100-R3M1)

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Why does the Razer Edge needs all this power? Well one of the main reasons is so you can use it as a personal games machine. Clip on the Razer Gamepad controller and you'll be able to fly, jump, swerve and steer with ease.

By running Windows 8 the Razer gets access to the world or Windows gaming.

Windows is a popular choice for gaming, but sitting at your PC isn't always the most comfortable position.

The Razer and it's accessories are due for release on March 30th 2013. Available to pre-order in advance.

FitBit Flex

Fitness Tracker

FitBit makes activity trackers that count your footsteps and sync to an online dashboard. Great for keeping you motivated and working towards new goals. I have a FitBit One and I'm loving it! This is a great gadget for anyone with a sedentary job or who wants to improve their fitness.

The FitBit Flex is new to the FitBit range for 2013 and offers a wrist-band form factor. The FitBit Flex has a release date in Spring 2013 and is available for pre-order.

I can highly recommend using a FitBit device to motivate you to get more active. Great for anyone with an office job as well as people who are already active and want to keep track.

LEGO Mindstorms EV3

LEGO have announced that the new version of the Mindstorms programmable robot range is coming out in 2013. Great fun for kids and hobbyists. We'll definitely be getting the consumer version as we have two young boys.

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 - New for 2013
The new LEGO Mindstorms EV3 has been announced. Find out all about version 3 of the popular LEGO Mindstorms programmable robot building kit. LEGO Mindstorms...

Microsoft Surface Pro Windows 8 Pro 128 Gb Tablet

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The Microsoft Surface is a table with a keyboard add-on which runs Windows. You can use it in tablet or netbook mode.

The early versions of the Surface ran Windows RT, but new Microsoft Surface Pro tablets running full Windows 8 were released in February 2013.

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      WashingtonCars 4 years ago

      anything lego works for me!