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Top 100 Products of 2005

Top 100 Products of 2005



Nos. 21 - 30


Sporting a 'Walkman' interface that owners of digital audio players can instantly relate is the bedrock for which the Sony Ericsson W800i is built on. Add to it the chic, vibrant styling, respectable audio quality and ease of use, it is easy to see why it was an instant hit.

Simply the most talked about and most newsworthy phone of 2005. Imaging is the strongest asset of the multiple award winning Nokia N90, which is evident by the Carl Zeiss optics and a 2.0-megapixel image sensor that is further complemented by a remarkable set of camera functions akin to that of compact digital cameras.

By arming the Nokia 9300i with 802.11g WLAN connectivity, the enterprise smartphone was immediately transformed into one of, if not the most desirable mobile communication and office productivity device in the professional executive sphere. Basically, with the Nokia 9300i, your office is never too far away.

Arguably the most handsome looking Pocket PC Phone in 2005. Much of its appeal was due to its manageability, which at 150 grams was just a feather more than your regular mobile phone, but with a lot more personal information management features to keep your spinning world in check.

Amidst the multitude of mobile phones shouting technical gibberish is the poised, classy and drop-dead gorgeous Motorola Razr V3. Instead of banging on features, the Razr V3 is as simple a mobile phone as you could possibly imagine. Yet, because of its iconic design, there was no stopping it from flying off the shelves in waves.

You cannot go wrong with this one. Able to handle full HD 1080p signals with its pin sharp resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (42-inch model) and powered by a signal processor that is twice as powerful as its predecessor, the Philips Pixel Plus 2 HD series of LCD TV is a dream come true.

Alongside its title of being the world's small Tablet PC is its 8.9-inch touch-sensitive display. With that, the operating system can be handled using nothing more than your fingertips, which is something that is impossible on other Tablet PCs. Excellent build quality and a fingerprint scanner means it is both reliable and secure.

Powered by 3LCD technology, the EMP-TW600 is currently the best offering from Epson. Fitted with a 10-bit processor, a 5000:1 contrast ratio and WXGA (1280x720 pixels) resolution, the HDTV-class 720p projector is perfect for homemakers wanting to achieve stunning cinema experience right in the comfort of their living rooms.

Bagging the "Best Photo Projector in Europe, 2005" from Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) was the chief reason why the Canon XEED SX50 made our list. Another reason was simply a lust from us technical geeks. You see, the SX50 uses LCOS technology and that means it had to be listed.

The LifeDrive is the first mobile manager product from Palm to pack a 4GB hard drive in addition to Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. It easily stores up to 300 songs, 2.5 hours of video, 1000 photos, 6,000 emails, 10,000 contacts and more. In a nutshell, it is a Palm lover's delight!