SLIDESHOW: Best New Products of 2012
- 1. Windows 8
Apparently, Windows 7 wasn't dazzling enough for the folks at Microsoft. This fall the old school tech giant rolled out its most impressive OS since Windows 95. With its latest OS it hopes to create a one-size-fits all operating system. It certainly has caught our attention. The hardware is slick, fast, and fun. Plus, the latest version of Windows has a vastly upgraded security system and improved battery life.
Pricing available at microsoft.com
- 2. 4th Generation iPad
If you haven't bought a tablet yet, run out and get the latest version of Apple's iPad.
Once you get past the sticker shock (it's one of the most expensive tablet on the market) you'll be impressed by what this little machine has to offer. The newest iPad A6X processor makes it faster and the graphics are much more intense than ever.
Starting at $499, apple.com
- 3. Pinterest
Whether or not Pinterest is an actual product is debatable. But when it comes to social relevance there's no contest as to its dominance in 2012. In fact, it's currently the fastest growing website in cyberspace. Users have gone bananas building online pinboards collecting, organizing and sharing products they love from all over the Internet.
- 4. Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake Mix
When Betty Crocker has entered the mix, you know your food issue has entered the mainstream. According to Canadian Living's Best New Product Awards 2012 the iconic brand's take on gluten-free baking was pleasing to the palate.
$5, available at supermarkets across Canada
- 5. No-Spill Ice Cube Tray
I'm sure many can relate to how annoying it is to spill water when you fill up an ice tray. Thankfully, those days are over when you have a No-Spill Ice Cube Tray by Oxo. The thin silicone lid that seals in water on this quick-release ice tray -- and it's not a gimmick!
- 6. Corkcicle Color
Looking for an interesting way to chill your favourite wine? Call off the search and pick up a Corkcicle Color. (Yes, it looks like a weapon of petite destruction.) The simple freezable dipstick will keep chilled wine in true chilled form for up to an hour while sitting on the table.
- 7. Aspect Honeycomb Tiles, by ACP
Looking for a quick way to install tiles? Try this peel-and-stick aluminum tile that can be laid on top of an existing backsplash. With no grout required and easy-to-trim mats just about anyone can tackle tiling duty.
$20 per square foot, backsplashideas.com
- 8. MP3 DJ Doorbell
Swann's wireless customizable doorbell plays your favourite song anytime the doorbell rings. In other words, it's a ringtone for your doorbell. It's perfect for those who are looking to make a statement when company comes over.
- 9. Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara
This mascara is amazing. It thickens, lengthens, and has a subtle blue, cherry, or bronze tint to illuminate the whites of the eyes. Overall, most users found that this product made their lashes appear fuller and brighter.
$36, at Sephora
- 10. L'Oreal Paris EverStyle Alcohol-Free Styling Collection
What's the secret to L'Oreal's mass appeal? It's their ability to successfully globally market both American and French concepts of beauty. This year they've ditched alcohol and replaced it with styling polymers that don't dry out your tender tresses.
$7, at drugstores