The December issue of Appliance Retailer magazine includes the annual Editor's Picks for Best Digital Products of 2012. Current.com.au will be featuring the products selected as the best of the best over the coming days – to find out the full list, pick up a copy of Appliance Retailer's December issue.
Netgear R6300 Dual Band Gigabit Router (RRP $349)
American modem and router powerhouse Netgear got the jump on its rivals by launching the first 802.11ac router into Australia in 2012. Fantastically easy to set up, backwards compatible and future proof and with superfast wireless delivery, the R6300 is the first of a new standard of routers that will deliver faster Wi-Fi over greater distance to more devices.
Panasonic DMC-FT4 (RRP $399)
Panasonic may not have invented the tough camera but it has certainly perfected it. Its top-of-the-line FT4 once again rewrote the benchmarks for ruggedised cameras, continuing Panasonic’s market leadership over this sub-category. Waterproof to 12 metres, shockproof to 2 metres and freezeproof to -10° Celsius, the FT4 can take 12.1-megapixel images and Full HD video in the snow, sun or surf.
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (from $1,899)
While Apple is known for going over the top with its hyperbolic descriptions, it was being truthful when calling its MacBook Pro with Retina Display, available in 13- and 15-inch models, as a computing powerhouse. The Retina display has a vivid 2,880 x 1,800 resolution while the highest configuration — 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 with 16GB RAM — redefines the performance functionality of a portable computer.