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Five of the Best Entertainment Products to Hit the Stores in 2012
The year 2012 has seen many new technologies hit the shelves in local entertainment and technology stores. These products were welcomed with enthusiasm and almost instantly became part of pop culture in our modern world. The following describes in more detail the best entertainment products to hit the stores in 2012 as well as the ones that may be about to do so later this year. See if your favorite item made the list!
iPad: 3rd Generation
The iPad 3 is one of the most talked-about tech products to hit the stores in 2012. The latest version of this smart pad busted onto the scene early this year with all-new feature enhancements: a greater number of applications (including iLife and iWork), faster load times, ultra-fast 4G LTE, and breakthrough retina display technology, all within the tablet’s by-now recognizable sleek form factor. The most impressive part is the retina display, which is able to display clear and crisp graphics thanks to its 3.1 million pixels. With all these, the third-generation iPad continues to help transform the tech and entertainment landscape.
Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones
Hip hop rapper / producer Dr. Dre’s Beat Headphones continues to be one of the most popular music / audio equipment this 2012. What makes these headphones stand out is that they’re designed to deliver a high-end music experience, so that users can “hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should.”
One of the most talked-about tech and entertainment products of 2012 has not even hit the shelves yet. Apple’s iPhone 5, its details slowly but surely leaking to the press, is expected to be one of the most highly-anticipated products yet from the tech company. It’s not official yet, but the iPhone 5 is rumored to have a larger display screen, a completely new form factor, a better camera, and a new processor that makes the phone one of the fastest available. Many may not think of a phone as an entertainment gadget, but since the introduction of the iPhone, phones have become “smarter” – delivering entertaining applications like games, music, HD videos, etc., and revolutionizing the rest of the industry.
LG Smart Fridge
Traditional home entertainment activities include creating superb meals for invited guests whom you’ve welcomed into your house. That’s why we’ve included the LG Smart Fridge as one of the top tech and entertainment products of 2012. Unveiled in CES 2012 in Las Vegas, it performs all of the basic duties of a fridge – like cooling the food and making sure the items inside don’t spoil – but the fridge does so much more, too, with home automation features that will drop your jaw. It can order your food online, offer up recipe ideas, scan food barcodes, and even switch on the oven for you. The fridge also has French doors and an LCD panel that gives you access to online shopping, a grocery list, calendars, and photos.
Home entertainment is not just for adults, and neither are tablets. This August of 2012, Oregon Scientific, Inc. is set to launch highly anticipated, Android-powered, kid-friendly MEEP! Tablet. The target audience for this product is children ages six and up who want to enjoy the technology their parents have, but still need the safety features that traditional tablets may not be able to provide. The MEEP! has a 4GB processor and a seven-inch display screen that children can use to read books, play games, and more. An added benefit is the fact that the MEEP! comes with a cloud application that will allow parents to control the settings, parental notifications, and security features of the device.
There is no doubt that all of these items are amazing new releases in 2012. The Beats by Dre studio, the iPad 3, and the iPhone 5 are already released so if you don’t own them yet you may want to make them the latest addition to your home theater and entertainment center!