- Apr 12, 2001
Time has already named the iPhone the invention of the year. Now, it tops their list of Top 10 Gadgets of 2007.
The iPhone changed the way we think about how mobile media devices should look, feel and perform. The design is exceptional inside and out: It's got a slick glass-and-stainless steel case and an elegant touch screen loaded with eye candy. It's an iPod and a 2-megapixel camera. Images and video clips display vertically or horizontally they reorient themselves depending on how you hold the thing. When the phone detects a wireless network within range your own home wi-fi set up or somebody else's it lets you tap once to connect, and then proceed with your Web surfing, Google mapping, emailing and other activities that can otherwise be painfully slow over AT&T's cellular network the only one, unfortunately, that carries iPhone calls.
Other devices that have made the list include the Nikon Coolpix S51c, Netgear Wi-Fi Skype Phone, Palm Centro, Sony Handycam HDR-CX7, Samsung P2, Toshiba Portege R500-S5004, FlyTech Dragonfly, Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive, and the Belkin N1 Vision Wi-Fi Router.