Facebook might have stolen the tech headlines this week with news of its new organ donation feature, IPO roadshow, and acquisition of Glancee, but there were still quite a few worthy gadgets to fighting for the attention.
While iPhone 5 rumors started to swirl, Samsung officially announced its next generation Galaxy S III to much fanfare in London. And it wasn't all phones this week -- a bigger version of the Jambox Bluetooth speaker impressed us and Hammacher Schlemmer decided to come out with a USB drive you've got to talk to. Click through to see the top gadgets of the week.
|Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio|
The latest entrant in the ever-widening market for iPad keyboard attachments, Logitech's new Solar Keyboard Folio is not just solar powered, but can charge from any light ranging from dim lamp to bright sunlight. Logitech claims the keyboard can last for up to 2 years in complete darkness if it's only used for 2 hours per day. The keyboard also folds shut like a laptop, instantly sets the iPad to sleep when closed, and is adjustable to two different viewing angles. This eco-friendly Bluetooth keyboard is available for pre-order now for $130. (Logitech)
|Hammacher Schlemmer Voice-Activated USB Drive|
This voice-activated USB Drive from Hammacher Schlemme is for the security conscious and the security ignorant alike. The drive comes with 8GB of storage space and is activated by a spoken password, which can be overridden with a typed password in the event that you're in a loud environment. It's user-friendly, requires no additional software, and is compatible with both Mac and PC. However, any security conscious USB drive ought to include 256-bit encryption, and this one is sorely lacking in that department in spite of its whopping price tag of $49.95. (Hammacher Schlemmer)
|Samsung Galaxy S III|
Samsung announced its newest flagship phone this week -- the Galaxy S III. Stepping up its game, it has a large 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display protected by the second generation of Gorilla Glass. The Galaxy S III also has new eye-tracking software that uses the front-facing camera to sense when you're looking at the screen and prevents it from dimming – no more tapping the screen while reading long articles. Adding to its mission to provide a fluid user experience, it runs Android 4.0 on a 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor. The Galaxy S III will arrive in the U.S. in June, no word yet on pricing (Samsung)
|Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphones|
These stylish headphones are a more affordable alternative to Bowers & Wilkins lavish P5 Headphones. While they don't get the fine leather treatment, the P3 Headphones have an ultra-light acoustic fabric and are intended to be super comfortable for long listening sessions. In addition to comfort, Bowers & Wilkins focuses on portability with an easily foldable design. The headphones come in both black and white and will be available in June for $200. (Bowers & Wilkins)
|Jawbone Big Jambox|
Jawbone's Jambox is back, and it's bigger and better. The Big Jambox is relatively bigger than its predecessor, but is still quite small at nearly the size of a traditional tissue box. Of course, larger size means larger sound, and it syncs with your phone or music device of preference using Bluetooth to play music or make phone calls. It also features LiveAudio, a feature that enables 3D sound, but the library is currently limited to songs that have been LiveAudio optimized. The Big Jambox is pricier than most speaker docks at $299, and will be available on May 15th. (Jawbone)