This isn't your usual "best of 2011" list. This year, instead of sitting back and taking in the breadth of gadgetry released in 2011 and trying to parse the merits of this smartphone or that computer, we're going to tell you about the technology we're actually using that came out in 2011. For us, what you see here is the best in class because it actually impacted our technological lives in a meaningful way.
Everything on this list is something we got our hands on and then continued to use, or something we've spent extensive time with and we think is important for what it represents. So kick back, take a gander at our picks, and then tell us in the comments below what technology you picked up in 2011 that you found worthwhile.
Evan Ackerman, Stewart Wolpin and Raymond Wong contributed to this post.
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