Our Favourite Gadgets June 2012

Summer is well and truly gone, which means there's no better time than now to hole ourselves inside with some new gadgets. Here are some of the best from the past month.

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

Best Router Apple's AirPort Express (2012) is pretty, fast, wonderfully simple and appropriately capable. Unless you're a mega-power networker with a need for intricate customisation or put off by the less sophisticated Windows version of AirPort Utility, the 2012 Express is the ultimate buy it and never think about it again object — and for a router, that's the ultimate praise. More »

Best Bike Lock Despite its fat locking mechanism, the OnGuard Pitbull STD is a breeze to use. The lock clicks into a sturdy, secure mounting bracket that doesn't bounce around while you're riding. Hand tolls like hacksaws and bolt cutters won't do any damage to the lock, and even when we attacked it with an angle grinder it held up for a full two minutes. More »

Best Rugged, Waterproof Camera In our tests, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 took the clearest, most vivid outdoor and underwater stills. It generally found very nice balance in light levels its competitors would blow out, and it really makes colours pop (especially greens). Panoramic shots are excellent, at up to 360 degrees. It's generally able to attain focus faster than the others, and it's the fastest and cleanest at night-time shooting with a flash. And it feels rock solid. More »

Best Ice Cube Tray No surprise here: OXO dominates kitchenware, and now it'll own your freezer. The OXO Good Grips tray doesn't have any fancy iron lever or pinch tabs — just an extremely sturdy plastic body and a cover that slides with ease. Really, do you want to have to think about the ice cube tray more than you think about the drink the ice is going into? OXO gets that, and our Bestmodo nod in turn. More »

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