The last 12 months has seen some amazing consumer tech hit the market, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Whether it's laptops with 12-hour battery life, two genuinely next-gen gaming consoles, 64-bit smartphones and astonishingly powerful tablets, it's been a year of dramatic leaps forward.
As ever, there is too much to include on one list alone - which is why we've compiled our favourite laptops, speakers, phones, tablets and more in their own specific buyer's guides.
But if you're just looking for a summary of the best gadgets of the year this is a good place to start.
Here are our 20 favourite new pieces of consumer technology of 2013.
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