Best Gadgets 2013: Our Favourite Tech Of The Year (PICTURES)

05/12/2013 15:05 GMT | Updated 06/12/2013 12:39 GMT

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.