Top 5 Gadgets of the Week: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Phosphor Touch Time, Dell 27-Inch Monitor

PHOTO: The Gadget Guide from ABC features games, laptops, watches, batteries and monitors.
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It was an unsettling week in the world of tech. One man's online life was destroyed by hackers. Google had to pay the FTC $25 million for violating our privacy. And the ACLU and Facebook tried to argue that the "Like" button is protected by the First Amendment. Things were a lot more cheerful in the gadget world though. Lenovo released the newest MacBook Air "killer," the X1 Carbon and a new stackable battery went up on Kickstarter. There was also a beautiful 27" monitor from Dell, yet another smart watch, and a nifty video game accessory for your Android Smartphone. Click through for a recap of this week's coolest gadgets.

PHOTO: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is seen in this undated handout photo.
Lenovo
Lenovo X1 Carbon

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook is this week's MacBook Air competitor. Weighing in at just under 3 pounds, the Carbon is thin and light yet still makes room for a 14-inch screen. Inside, the Carbon has a third generation Intel Core processor, up to 256GB SDD, and up to 8GB of RAM. It also comes with "Lenovo RapidCharge," which promises to restore the battery within 35 minutes. If watching movies is your thing, the X1 Carbon also comes withDolby Home Theater v4 and Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics. We'll have a full review for you next week, but here's a sneak peak: at $1,299 you are absolutely getting your money's worth on the design, ergonomics, and performance front. (Lenovo)

PHOTO: The Exogear Stackable Battery is seen in this undated handout photo.
Exogear
Exogear Exovolt plus Stackable Battery

The Exovolt stackable battery is being touted as "the world's first stackable battery." Since we have never seen such a thing before, we're willing to take the claim at face value. The stackable design allows for unlimited expandable battery capacity, extending your mobile device's life far beyond the normal limits. The main unit has a 5,200mA lithium polymer battery, rapid charge technology, and has a microUSB port that works with most smart phones and tablets. Apparently having unlimited stackable energy doesn't come cheap, though. The main unit alone costs $89.95, and each sub unit will set you back $49.95. You might be able to add on as many batteries as you want, but at those prices, most people might just stick to one or two. The Exogear Stackable battery is coming soon to energy consumers everywhere. (Exogear)

PHOTO: The Dell 27" UltraSharp Monitor is seen in this undated handout photo.
Dell
Dell 27-inch U2713HM monitor

Dell's announcement might not overshadow the others, but there's nothing wrong with the essentials. The company's new 27-inch U2713HM monitor is LED-backlit and has a 2560x1440 resolution. But beyond that the monitor can function as a hub or dock for a laptop with a selection of ports, including HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D, VGA, and a four USB 3.0 jacks. The U2713HM monitor is available in Japan and just announced its Australian release. No date or price has been has been announced for the U.S. market. (Dell)

PHOTO: The Phosphor Touch Time Watch is seen in this undated handout photo.
Phosphor
Phosphor Touch Time Smart Watch

Another week, another smartwatch on Kickstarter (see Pebble, Bia, etc.) The Touch Time Digital Watch with a Touch Screen is this week's Kickstarter gem. The creators of the watch classify it as the next generation digital watch with a touch screen. With a simple swipe of the finger, wearers can instantly select from seven different built-in time displays and will be able to invert the displays for up to 14 different variations. As far as apps go, users will find the standard fare of alarms, stopwatches, world time, lunar modes, calendars, calculators and more. The Time Touch is powered by a replaceable coin battery and has a life expectancy of over a year. The Touch Time watch will launch in November 2012 for a retail price of $159. (Phosphor)

PHOTO: The GameKlip Real Controller is seen in this undated handout photo.
GameKlip
GameKlip Android Game Device

Can't stand using touch game controls on an Android phone? There's an app for that -- one that marries Sony's Dualshock3 controller with a six-axis controller app. This allows users to use a real controller with their smartphone. The issue is that while you hold your controller, there is nowhere to put your phone. The makers of GameKlip found this to be very frustrating and created a device that, as its name states, allows you to clip your phone to the controller for a better experience. Only available on Android smartphones, the GameKlip is out now and sells for $23 with cables and $11 without. (GameKlip)

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