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What is the best and most significant gadget of 2013? Which Is The Best & Most Significant Gadget Of 2013? [MakeUseOf Poll] Which Is The Best & Most Significant Gadget Of 2013? [MakeUseOf Poll] 2013 is coming to a close, and it's time to choose the best and most significant gadget of 2013! Read More We have our own opinions, but we wanted to know what you guys think about it. Turns out it was a bit hard to decide, but out of the 12 options we gave you, one gadget managed to pull through with over 20% of the votes. Can you guess which one it is?

We gave you 12 gadgets to choose from. Each voter could choose 3. 660 people voted in this poll, and the results are interesting:

  • In 12th place, with 2.5% of the votes, we have the Kindle Fire HDX
  • In 11th place, with 3.8% of the votes, we have the LG G2
  • In 10th place, with 4.2% of the votes, we have the LEAP Motion
  • In tie for 9th place, with 4.4% each, are the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Pebble Smartwatch
  • In 7th place, with 6% of the votes, lies the HTC One
  • In 6th place, 7.5% of you voted for the iPad Air
  • In 5th place… with 8.5% of the votes, is the iPhone 5s
  • In 4th place… 10% voted for the Samsung Galaxy S4
  • In 3rd place… with 11.5% of the votes, is the Oculus Rift!
  • In 2nd place… with 17% of the votes, we have the Chromecast!
  • And the winner of best and most significant gadget of 2013… with 22% of your votes: the Nexus 5!

Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S III was the big winner. Its successor, the Galaxy S4, wasn’t even close. Seems like Google is doing something right.

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Comment Of The Week

There were several good comments last week, but the best one was by Scout D who explained why most of the gadgets on the list are not really significant, and what criteria he used to choose the most significant gadgets:

I found it hard to vote for any option that was actually “Significant” and not just rehashing the same technology over and over again (Apple), so I voted for the three best new concepts of 2013: The Pebble Smartwatch, the Oculus Rift, and the Chromecast. Now I highly doubt any of this new technology will pan out besides just as a proof-of-concept, but at least it was better than every single other device that was just the same body with slightly better specs (Apple).

The commenters also told us that devices such as the various BlackBerries an the Moto X also deserve some attention this year.

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Which Major Company Is The Best Of 2013?

Love our t-shirts? The best comment in this poll will get one of our geeky t-shirts. That’s right, for free! So get commenting!

Just like every year, it’s time to tally up what each major company did (or didn’t do) for us this year. This poll question is running for the third year in a row, and after Mozilla in 2011 Which Major Company Is The Best Of 2011? [MakeUseOf Poll] Which Major Company Is The Best Of 2011? [MakeUseOf Poll] 2011 is over, and it’s time to think back on everything that’s happened. Among other things, 2011 saw the release of Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich, the new iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iOS 5, Facebook’s... Read More and Google in 2012 Which Major Company Is The Best Of 2012? [MakeUseOf Poll] Which Major Company Is The Best Of 2012? [MakeUseOf Poll] Last December, exactly one year ago, I asked you to choose which company was your favorite during the year 2011 . Surprisingly, although many things have happened in 2012, the list I presented last year... Read More , it’s time to see which company was your favorite in 2013. Just like previous years, the list doesn’t change — we’re looking at the same companies we did for the past couple of years. Which of these did the best?

Granted, there are many other companies that might deserve the title, so if you feel your favorite company was left out, do tell us about it in the comments.

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