Here’s an interesting infographic about popular electronic devices in 2013. I like how they broke it out into different categories:
While on the one hand I wish they had added an “eReader” category, I can’t fault them for skipping it. It wasn’t a particularly exciting year for eReaders.
I basically agreed with most of their conclusions, especially in the Tablet area. While I didn’t upgrade to an iPad Air, I have to acknowledge that it’s a nice device. They scored the 2013 Nexus 7 as a Contender and the Microsoft tablets as Clunkers. Can’t argue with those. However, I do think they missed the point that 2013 was the year of the budget tablet. For the first time, we saw some near $100 tablets that are actually decent. It would have been nice if they had mentioned that.
I have to disagree with them on Smartphones. They rated the HTC One as a Contender and ignored the Samsung Galaxy 4 and Nexus 5. While I’m still firmly in the iPhone camp, I think both of those phones, while not quite as loved by reviwers, will ultimately significantly outperform the HTC One. If I were going to buy an Android phone today, it would probably be the Nexus 5, certainly not the HTC One.
Honorable mention has to go to the Hapilabs Hapifork, which I hadn’t heard of until I saw the infographic. They rated it as Clunker, and I have to agree. I am NOT spending $100 for a fork to measure how fast I eat my food. And while I’m a sucker for gamification, I’m also not sharing my eating speed with my friends. Plus, can you imagine the badges you might receive? The jokes just write themselves.
Anyone else want to agree or disagree with the ratings?