SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- The consumer electronics experts at Retrevo® today revealed their AI-based list of the best as well as the most overhyped gadgets and electronics products of 2008.
The Retrevo Pulse Awards for best products go to those that have been recognized for high quality, generating a high level of demand among consumers, rich feature sets, and most importantly, high value. Retrevo gadget experts made their final selection based on the analysis performed by Retrevo Pulse that sifts through vast amounts of data for popular product categories and analyzes the behavior of millions of users, along with their level of interest in particular products, reviews from experts and users, and pricing data to identify trends.
“This was an exciting year for those of us who are passionate about the latest gadgets and electronics,” said Vipin Jain, CEO of Retrevo. “There were several exceptional and innovative new products introduced this year across categories such as HDTVs, digital cameras, GPSs and laptops. There were also some products that didn’t quite live up to their market hype, for any number of reasons. We hope you enjoy our list and I encourage you to submit your own hits and misses in the comments thread on our blog.”
This year’s Retrevo Pulse Award picks were:
- Samsung LN46A650 (LCD HDTV)
- Panasonic VIERA TH-50PZ80U (Plasma HDTV)
- Canon SD1100 IS (digital camera)
- Nikon D90 (digital SLR camera)
- Garmin Nuvi 360 (GPS receiver)
- Asus Eee PC 901 (laptop)
- HP Pavilion dv5t (laptop)
- Sony BDP-S350 (Blu-ray player)
- Flip Video Mino (mini camcorder)
- iPhone 3G 8GB (smartphone)
Retrevo’s picks for the five most overhyped consumer electronics products launched this year were:
- Apple Macbook Air MB003LL/A (laptop)
- Microsoft Zune 120 GB (MP3 player)
- Sony XEL-1 (HDTV)
- Magellan Triton 2000 (GPS)
- Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III (digital SLR camera)
Visit the Retrevo Blog to learn more about why these products were selected for both lists, or to submit a comment.
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