2012 has been an exciting year in the world of personal electronics gear. We’ve seen some of the best smartphones ever, with the likes of the Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5 and Lumia 920 all strutting their stuff. Not to mention, Windows 8 and the return of Microsoft tablets with the Surface. Google has just launched a page to show us exactly what were the most searched for items online this year. Along with Gangnam Style, One Direction and Hurricane Sandy, there’s a list dedicated to Consumer Electronics (above).
Unsurprisingly, some Apple products made it to the top 10. What did surprise me a lot was the obvious absentee: iPhone 5. The iPad 3 and iPad mini both made it in to the top 3, making a nice Samsung Galaxy SIII sandwich. I know from our own sites figures, the iPhone 5 was massively popular, so I’m a little baffled as to why it’s not on the list. Which product surprises you the most in the top 10?