The 25 Best New Products Of 2012

by: Joseph On  Friday, December 28, 2012

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Ferrari-FF_The 25 Best New Products Of 2012

Hopefully you had a pretty good 2012. Ideally, you had a lot of luck in love, work, and friendship. But even if you had a terrible year, you have to admit that it was a good year for inanimate objects. The companies of America and the rest of the world did a great job putting out lots of products in 2012, but unless you’re a billionaire you probably can’t afford to buy all of them.

So, here’s a handy guide to the 25 best new products 2012 had to offer. From items tailor-made for music or movie fans, to upscale liquors, to cool gadgets, we have plenty of products for you to look at. And maybe even think “I wish I’d bought that for someone for Christmas” about. But, there are always birthdays!

Star Wars Darth Maul Edition Lightsaber Night Light

There are few pieces of technology that are less cool than a night light. But on the other hand, there are few pieces of technology cooler than Darth Maul’s double-bladed lightsaber from The Phantom Menace. So when you combine these two items, it’s only slightly mathematically surprising that you end up with something pretty cool.

Tarantino XX Blu-ray Collection

Quentin Tarantino is one of the most respected directors working today. And with a new movie (Django Unchained) in theaters now, it’s as good a time as any to bone up on his previous work. And this new Blu-ray set will let you do it, with all of his directorial features, plus True Romance, which Tarantino famously wrote the screenplay for.

Ferrari FF

Among other things, 2012 was a good year for cool cars. But one of the coolest was the Ferrari FF. This all-wheel drive supercar can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds, among other things. A worthy addition to the Ferrari line, to be sure!


Mission Impossible: The Complete Television Series

The Mission: Impossible movies are a successful blockbuster movie franchise, but it all started with a pretty cool TV series in the 1960s. Learn this lesson the old-fashioned way with this spiffy complete series box set, which has the added benefit of looking like an old-fashioned bomb. Just don’t bring it on an airplane.

Exovolt Plus

The Exovolt Plus is listed as the “world’s first stackable battery pack,” which makes it a must-purchase for any power-hungry technology user. Through a variety of compatibilities, it can give you enough battery-charging power no matter what the circumstances are.

FM4 Buddha Machine

Modern life is full of noise, noise, noise. But to the rescue comes the FM4 Buddha Machine, which provides soothing ambient soundscapes at the touch of a button. Just buy some incense and some scented candles and your apartment practically becomes a zen concentration chamber.

Arctic Force Snowball Crossbow

Rolling snowballs with your hands and then throwing them – what is this, the 18th century? Here in 2012, we use gadgets like the Arctic Force Snowball Crossball, which shoots the icy cold spheres with razor-sharp accuracy. Plus, it looks cool.

Bosch IXO Gourmet Set

Your kitchen was probably lacking a decent all-in-one tool before 2012, when the Bosch IXO Gourmet Set hit the market. Now, it’s like you’re Batman and the kitchen is your Batcave. Seriously, it’s exactly like that.

Combat Creatures Attacknids

Some kids love pretty much any toy, but it takes a really well-crafted toy to appeal to adults as well as kids. The Combat Creatures Attacknid definitely fits the bill, as you can see in the above video. The name could maybe use a little work though.

Nike Air Max 2012


Sneakerheads stood up and took notice when they saw the new entry in the famous Air Max line from Nike. It’s the Nike Air Max 2012, and it combines typical Nike style with lightweight and functional construction. Pretty much Nike at its best, in other words.

Berlin Boombox

Remote-Controlled Flying Zombie Shark

Here’s an idea for your next boring house party: Fly a Remote-Controlled Flying Zombie Shark around the room. It probably won’t devour any of your guests, either, since it’s just a toy. So this is really a best-of-both-worlds situation.

The Rolling Stones 50th-anniversary Whiskey

2012 was the 50th anniversary of the legendary rock band The Rolling Stones. And as you can imagine, there have been a ton of promotional tie-ins to celebrate the occasion. One of the coolest was the Stones 50th Anniversary Whiskey from Suntory.

'Masters Of The Universe': 30th Anniversary Commemorative Collection DVD

The Masters of the Universe franchise has earned a lot of fans throughout its many iterations since the 1980s. And if you’re a fan of He-Man and his Eternian pals, there’s no better product to come out this year than the Masters of the Universe 30th Anniversary Commemorative Collection DVD. Along with the complete original series, there’s a best-of set for the subsequent revival series, as well as the 2002 remake. Another plus: It doesn’t include the terrible Dolph Lundgren film version.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series

Although it’s status as a “classic” is probably arguable at best, there’s no arguing with the fact that a lot of us were big fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as kids. And what better way to relive those glory days than this deluxe DVD set, housed in a perfect replica of the Turtles’ distinctive van/bus/whatever that thing is called. Order up a couple of large pizzas and your weekend is secure.

'Blade Runner' 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Ridley Scott’s science-fiction classic Blade Runner is one of those movies that seemingly gets released every year. But this latest release, in observance of the film’s 30th anniversary, is the most features-packed yet. Plus it comes with a little flying car like from the movie. Cinematic masterpiece, plus a toy! How can you resist?

Rush’s '2112' Super Deluxe Edition

If you’re a prog rock fan, then there’s probably little doubt about which music reissue was the best of 2012. From Rush, it’s the “Super Deluxe Edition” of their classic album 2112. And it’s doubtful that album will get this luxurious a treatment ever again, or at least before a hundred years from now (2112, naturally).

Aves Bluetooth Portable Speaker

2012 was a good year for portable speakers. As just one example, take the Aves Bluetooth Portable Speaker. It utilizes Bluetooth technology to bring music almost anywhere, and with ground-breakingly clear sound quality to boot.

Ion Air Pro Speed

One of the coolest pieces of technology for sports enthusiasts is the Ion Air Pro Speed, which allows outdoorsy types to capture their adventures with unprecedented speed, clearance, and clarity. Just check out the above video for an example of the Ion Air Pro Speed at work.

Nite Hawk Watch

Nite HawkThe Hawk model watch from Nite clearly has a lot of things going for it. But chief among them is the patented gaseous tritium light source (or “GTLS”). This light source offers unprecedented clarity even in pitch black conditions.

Pico Genie P100

One of the worst parts of owning a smartphone is trying to get other people to look at the awesome photos and videos on your phone. But that becomes as easy as 1-2-3 with the Pico Genie P100, the absolute latest in smartphone projection technology. With 85 Lumens of brightness!

Spymaster Binoculars

Spymaster BinoculaursIt’s possible that you own a pair of dusty analog binoculars. But the Spymaster Binoculars thrust that old technology solidly into the digital era, with crystal-clarity and all kinds of cutting edge features. What better way to spy on your neighbors?

Beats by Dr Dre Beats Wireless Pill Speaker

Dr. Dre is famous as a rapper and producer, but as of late he’s had quite a bit of success  in the headphone industry. Along those lines is the Wireless Pill Speaker from Beats by Dr. Dre. It gets its name from its distinctive pill-like shape, and its cutting-edge audio technology straight from Beats by Dr. Dre.

Logitech K310 Washable Keyboard

Even the most fastidious neat-freak gets weird crud on their keyboards. But if you have the K310 Washable Keyboard from Logitech, you don’t have to care about weird crud. Just run the completely waterproof keyboard under some soap and water and presto! A keyboard that’s clean enough to eat off of.

Spy-C Tank

In the 21st century, surveillance is a pretty universal part of life. So there’s no reason at all you can’t get in on the fun – and why not with the latest piece of spy-camera technology, the Spy-C Tank?