2012 Year in Review: Best of Technology

When it comes to technology, Design Milk brings you everything from smartphone and tablet accessories, cameras, various ways to tell time, and so much more. And it’s clear – if it’s useful or makes our lives easier (and, sometimes just because it’s just pretty), we’re going to embrace it.

10. Ilott Vintage Cameras
Classic mid-century rangefinder cameras get a makeover in the form of a new wood veneer facade, making each camera one-of-a-kind.

9. IRIS Camera Lens by Mimi Zou
A biometrics enabled camera that is controlled by your eye, to capture exactly what you see.

8. Fresh From The Dairy: Minimalist iPhone Cases
Always with the freshest of fresh art and design, Society6 made you swoon for these four simple cases.

7. Impossible Instant Lab: Turn iPhone Images into Real Photos
It appears we all still love instant gratification, especially when it comes to photos and this little device prints your digital images from your iPhone for you.

6. ShopBot Brings CNC Machines to Your Garage (or Your Desk!)
CNC, or Computer Numerical Control machines are prevalent in the design world and ShopBot brings them to the public in the form of affordable, household versions you can use at home.

5. Gizmon iCA iPhone Case
This iPhone case gives the look of a vintage camera with two “lenses” that attach to the front and a shutter button that actually works. Complete with a detachable tripod and holes to attach a strap so you can really make it look like a camera.

4. Brydge iPad Keyboard
Turn your iPad into a laptop with this full-size keyboard. No more two-finger pecking when trying to write an email on your iPad.

3. White & White Clock by Vadim Kibardin
A three-dimensional version of a traditional digital clock that can be wall-mounted or propped up on a desk or table.

2. Kees – Design Your Own iPhone Case
Design your own plastic iPhone case with the help of 3D printing which allows you to customize it to the case of your dreams.

And the most loved piece of technology we brought you in 2012 was…

Want to know the time? Well, this watch spells it out for you in plain English (or German or French).

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.