The top 100 best tech products of 2010

We scanned the entire universe of technology this year and picked the 100 best. Here's how we ranked them.

One of the best parts of our job is looking at hundreds of products every year. Many perform well, some are silly, and a select group rises above the pack. Here are the hardware, software, services, sites, and apps that we decided - after much discussion- stood out this year. What do you think?

1. Google Android 2.2

2. Apple iPad

3. Amazon Kindle (third-generation)

4. Netflix

5. Samsung Galaxy Tab

6. Sony Alpha NEX-5

7. HP Envy 14 Beats Edition

8. Samsung Epic 4G

9. Instapaper

10. Microsoft Security Essentials

11. Samsung UN55C8000

12. HP TouchSmart 600 Quad

13. Apple iPhone 4

14. Google Chrome

15. HTC HD7

16. Crucial RealSSD C300

17. Blizzard Entertainment StarCraft II

18. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

19. Microsoft Office 2010

20. Samsung LN46C650

21. Apple TV

22. Western Digital WD TV Live Plus

23. Canon Pixma MG8120

24. Blizzard Entertainment World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

25. Motorola Droid X

26. Adobe Creative Suite 5

27. Canon EOS 7D

28. Sony Handycam NEX-VG10

29. Alienware M11x (second revision)

30. Sonos ZonePlayer S5

31. Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350

32. nVidia GeForce GTX 460

33. Origin Genesis Midtower

34. Google Voice

35. Logitech C910

36. Bump

37. Norton Antivirus 2011

38. MOG

39. AMD Phenom II X6 1090T

40. Livescribe Echo Smartpen

41. Google Gmail

42. Western Digital 3TB My Book Essential

43. Clickfree Network CN2

44. Flipboard

45. Panasonic HDC-SDT750

46. Handcent SMS

47. HTC Droid Incredible

48. SlingPlayer Mobile

49. At Bat 2010 for iPad

50. XMind

51. PC Tools Internet Security 2011

52. Seagate Momentus XT

53. Cisco M20 Valet Plus

54. Rovio Angry Birds

55. MyInnergie mCube Mini

56. Lookout Mobile Security

57. Maingear F131

58. ATI Radeon HD 5870

59. iVina BulletScan S300

60. DimDim

61. Smartfish ErgoMotion Mouse

62. Lenovo ThinkPad x100e

63. Second Rotation Gazelle

64. Facebook

65. Plantronics K100

66. Taptrix Brushes

67. Alphonso Labs Pulse News Reader

68. Corsair 800D

69. Qnap TS-259 Pro Turbo NAS

70. Fuze Box Fuze Meeting

71. Evernote

72. Iomega eGo SuperSpeed USB 3.0

73. Gateway SX2840-01

74. Jabra Clipper

75. Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds

76. FitNow Lose It

77. Cisco Flip UltraHD 8GB with FlipPort

78. Samsung BD-C6500

79. PopCap Games Plants vs. Zombies HD

80. Asus Eee PC 1201n

81. Genieo

82. Jabra Extreme

83. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk Plans

84. Dell UltraSharp U2711

85. Grooveshark for Android

86. Epson PictureMate Show PM 300

87. Polar WearLink+ Transmitter Nike+

88. RideCharge Taxi Magic

89. Belkin Conserve Smart AV

90. Bitalpha Taska

91. 3M MPro120

92. B&W P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones

93. Apple iPod Touch (2010 version)


95. Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse

96. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

97. Astro A30 Headset

98. Prezi

99. TomTom XXL 550-TM

100. Ubuntu 10.10

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