Release Date: Late 2013 

Google’s "wearable computing system” continues to rack up numerous Best Invention of 2012 awards and has Star Trek fanatics uber-hyped over its augmented reality capabilities. The most promising include video chatting, accessible maps, Internet viewing, as well as photo capture and sharing. At the moment, a developer edition of the Google Glass carries a $1,500 price tag and 2013 release window. There's no sign of when we'll see an actual standard edition. There's always 2014, right?