Phone - HTC Desire
The really great thing about the HTC Desire isn't its impressive spec sheet, intuitive HTC Sense interface or superb build quality. What gets you most about the Desire is how it represents the maturation of the Android operating system from geek-favourite upstart to feature-rich world beater, and there's no better handset to enjoy it on.
Tablet - Apple iPad
Though tablets aren't new for 2010, you'd think they were the way the world has gone crazy for the iPad since its launch and the slew of competitors now coming out. However, everything else has proved to be a pale comparison of the elegance of Apple's stunning slate. With more features added in the update to iOS 4.2, it simply outshone any and all rivals.
Compact camera - Panasonic Lumix TZ10
The TZ10 surely represents the pinnacle of what consumer compact cameras can be. The feature list is exemplary, including geotagging, HD video recording, manual controls and a massive optical zoom, but more important than all that is the incredible picture quality. When you find out that it comes with a price tag of less than £250, it really becomes hard to look at other compacts with anything other than disappointment.
Media player - Apple iPod touch (4G)
If there's one area other than tablets that Apple is way out in front of the competition on, it's personal media players. The latest iPod touch takes just about all the best bits of the iPhone 4, such as the pin-sharp Retina display, the powerful A4 processor and HD video recording, and puts them in a slimmer, lighter and cheaper body. And that's before we even to get the single biggest advantage the iPod touch has over its rivals: the App Store.
Sat nav - Garmin Nuvi 3790T
Making sat navs sexy is usually a pretty pointless exercise, but Garmin has just about performed the impossible here. The Nuvi 3970T has a simply brilliant interface and excellent features, such as PhotoReal junctions. If you ever take a wrong turn again, it'll be because you were admiring your sat nav instead of following it.