Our Favourite Phones, Cameras, Cases, and More

By Kyle Wagner on at

May means sunshine, flowers, allergies and wondering who the hell actually celebrates May Day like it's a real thing. It also means a summer of beautiful gadgets. Here are some of the best from the past month (or so):

For the full list of Giz favourites, head over to our previous Battlemodos to see which gadgets have been crowned with the Bestmodo award.



The Best Inexpensive Point-and-Shoot Camera with Wi-Fi

The Canon IXUS 240 is a little more complicated to configure, but once it got going, the Wi-Fi features were faster and the design was a notch better than the Samsung WB150f, its main competitor.

The Best Headphones for Running

The 680 Sports series from Sennheiser/Adidas simply give you the most boom for your buck, and by boom we mean bass. These pack some of the heaviest bass we've heard on earbuds, and they're loud, too.

The Best Android Phone

The old HTC is dead. Long live the new HTC, with fewer products and more attention to detail. The HTC One line heralds this new day. Qualcomm's 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor dishes out the speed and does well with power management.

The Best iPad 3 Keyboard Case

There’s no doubt this is a Logitech ripoff, but it still managed to find room for improvement. Unlike its muse, this unbranded case from Red5 doesn’t have a tall uncomfortable ridge around the keyboard, and closes with a satisfying click.

The Best iPad 3 Case

The IntelliCase is basically an upgraded Apple Smart Cover, with a similar folding flap on the front but additional rear protection with the tight plastic shell. A slot on the back for tucking the cover into one of two standing positions can detract from its otherwise sleek form factor, but doubles as a useful grip for carrying the device.