We spend a lot of time playing with gadgets at Gizmodo. A lot! Very few actually impress us, but 2016 did deliver some great gear we actually liked. These are our favorites.
Sony Playstation VR
With the launch of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, 2016 started out strong as the year virtual reality finally went mainstream, but no headset impressed quite like PlayStation VR—the first that could realistically get a foothold. Compared to more expensive systems, PSVR was easy to set up, relatively cheap, and worked with a console that’s owned by 50 million people. You’ll still get a headache if you pay for too long—as with most other systems—but the games are solid and price isn’t bad either. $400