February is the cruellest month. An unconventional sentiment, maybe, but by now we've lost that New Year's vigour, winter is just around the corner, and our only escape is the dumping ground of post-awards-season Hollywood. But that's OK! Because February also brought some major upheavals to our Best Gadgets roster. So turn away from those grey skies and just keep staring at the shiny gadgets.
The Best Gadget Bag A good bag is just about as important as the gadgets it carries. Your electronics are fragile and expensive to replace, and your back is fragile and impossible to replace. Ogio's Renegade RSS bag is damn near as good as it gets at protecting both. More »
The Best Windows Tablet The Microsoft Surface was the biggest new tech of 2012. Its first iteration — Surface RT, a confusingly named and marketed tablet-with-a-keyboard — bombed. Pretty hard. So why believe in the full-powered Surface Pro? Simple. It's a braver and more divergent take on the laptop-tablet convergence than anyone else has risked so far. More »
The Best Digital-to-Audio Converter The Meridian Explorer takes the digital audio from your computer's USB port, puts the code through some very fancy electronics, and spits out an analogue signal to your headphones or stereo. More »
The Best Subwoofer A few years ago we had the pleasure of reviewing a pair of odd, conical, ceramic speakers by California-based designer Joey Roth. They were spectacular. Now Roth has built out the system with a beautiful ceramic subwoofer designed specifically for use with his speakers, but theoretically, they could work with any audio system. More »
The Best Electric Shaver Under $100 If you're taking your first steps out into that brave new world of electric razors, with all the various features and price points, it can all be a bit bewildering. The Philips Norelco Click & Style is for newbies, with everything you could need to start, and nothing more confusing than that. More »
The Best Smartphone Camera A zillion new smartphones are going to be announced soon at Mobile World Congress, each promising camera advancements that may or may not live up to the hype. But with what's on the market right now, Nokia's Lumia 920 has the best smartphone camera you could hope to find. More »
The Best GPU The Titan is Nvidia's "Big Kepler" GPU, and has double the transistors and almost double the CUDA cores of the mid-range GK104 chip found in its flagship GeForce GTX 680 GPU. Though it runs at a lower clock speed in stock trim, it should still offer a sizable performance improvement over the already capable GTX 680. More »
For the full list of Gizmodo favourites, head over to the complete Best Gadgets.