Nintendo Switch Tops iPhone X for TIME’s Best Gadget of 2017

TIME magazine has just published The Top 10 Gadgets of 2017 list and to most people’s surprise, its not an Apple gadget this time, not even the iPhone X. It’s the Nintendo Switch, that has been crowned by the publication as the no. 1 gadget of the year and has been called the “the first console that’s truly designed for both at-home and on-the-go entertainment”.


Here’s what TIME says about the console:

“The Switch consists of a tablet with a 6.2-inch screen with slots for attaching Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers on either side, turning it into a handheld video game machine. But when you’re at home, you can slide the slate into a dock that hooks up to your TV and play it like a traditional console. That “play anywhere, anytime” approach, combined with a stellar games roster, from the recently launched Super Mario Odyssey to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, makes the Switch a true knockout.”

The iPhone X ranked no. 2 on the list, praised for its edge-to-edge screen and facial recognition system. “For one, Apple’s Face ID system, even despite the security concerns, is already being used in more creative ways than Samsung’s facial identification tech”, writes the publication. The only other Apple product to make the list this year is the Apple Watch 3 on no. 9.

Check out the complete list of this year’s top 10 gadgets and tell us what you think about TIME’s picks.

  1. Nintendo Switch
  2. iPhone X
  3. Microsoft Surface Laptop
  4. DJI Spark
  5. Samsung Galaxy S8
  6. Nintendo SNES Classic
  7. Amazon Echo (second generation)
  8. Xbox One X
  9. Apple Watch 3
  10. Sony Alpha A7R III
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