11. Microsoft Kinect for PCs

Expected release: Early 2012

Back in November, Microsoft announced that it was working to make its Kinect motion-sensing device compatible with PCs running its Windows 7 operating system. The company really didn't have a choice: Ever since the device hit stores in 2010, people have been hacking the Kinect to do a whole host of new things, including the ability to run on machines other than the Xbox 360. To aid with the transition, Microsoft is also modifying the software developer kit so programmers can create apps that work with Kinect. We can only imagine what kind of dope programs will be released. The Kinect paired with a PC has the potential to be a game-changer.