Our Favourite Phones, Speakers, Robots And More

Our Favourite Phones, Speakers, Robots And More

Ah, November. The month we as a country dedicate an entire day to watching horses race each other, followed by bludgeoning one another at shopping centres for pre-Christmas bargains. But it’s also a time of giving thanks and sharing all the great gadgets that came out this month. Here are some of our favorites:

For the full list of Gizmodo favourites, head over to the complete Best Gadgets



Best Smartphone

We’re big fans of Samsung’s Galaxy S II and the HTC Sensation. The Motorla Razr has arrived also. On the horizon: the Galaxy Nexus and HTC’s Sensation XL/XE. Otherwise, the iPhone 4S is hard to go past. Don’t worry WP7 fans, your time will come.

Best Robot Floor Cleaner

The Roomba 770 is the best robot-cleaning slave you can get, mostly because you don’t have to pay any attention to it. It’s got the best collision detection and pathfinding of any of the major models and has great sucking power too.

Best Speakers

Audioengine’s been proving that you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a good set of speakers for a while now. Their A5 speakers last year were our favourites, and the A5+s are a direct upgrade. They have an improved cabinet design, better thermal management, a remote control and a bunch of other nice improvements.


Best Solid State Drive

Solid state drives are the future, except that their version of the future is really tiny and expensive. OCZ’s new Octane series is the first solid state drive to squeeze one full terabyte of storage into a 2.5-inch drive, and it also has top notch read/write speeds.


Best Speakers: Not much for the A5 to do when there’s a direct upgrade.

Note: This is not a complete list — just the change log. Our full list of The Greatest Gadgets is right here.