Microsoft’s next-generation gaming consoles and foldable smartphone have made it to the top 100 devices of 2020. The corresponding rating was published on the website of the Time magazine.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles have been ranked in the Entertainment category. The authors of the rating noted that consoles from Microsoft allow you to run games with a frequency of 120 hertz and are for gamers an analogue of “Netflix for games”. PS5 journalists have called the most powerful gaming console they have ever seen. Also in the Entertainment category are the Samsung Sero vertical TV, the Nvidia GeForce Now cloud video game service, the LG GX OLED 4K TV, and the Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons game.
The main inventions of the year in the consumer electronics category were, in particular, the Insta360 One R action camera, the Sony a7C camera, and the Nuheara I Qbuds2 MAX wireless headset. The list of devices also included the foldable Microsoft Surface Duo smartphone, which, according to Time’s description, “can be used as a laptop.” “It will not replace your iPhone and its amazing camera yet, but it may happen in the future,” said journalist Patrick Lucas Austin.
Also in the list of the main inventions of the outgoing year, the compilers of the list included a virtual reality headset Pico Interactive Neo 2 Eye VR Headset, Allbirds Tree Dasher sneakers, a hydrogen-electric ZeroAvia engine, a Guardhat HC1 Communicator smart helmet, an eco-friendly Fairphone 3+ smartphone.
The description of the rating says that the products, devices and technologies were chosen by the journalists of the publication. The top winners were assessed according to the criteria of originality, creativity, efficiency, ambition and impact on the world.
In December 2019, Time magazine named the best, in the opinion of the editors, gadgets of the past decade. The list includes the Apple iPad tablet, Tesla Model S electric car, Rapsberry Pi laptop, Google Chromecast platform, DJI Phantom quadcopter, Apple AirPods headphones and other devices.