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The Top Trending Gadgets of 2015

By March 26, 2015No Comments

Technology moves at a rapid pace and it is hard to tell which gadgets will capture people’s attention. Sure, the success of certain products like smartphones, smartwatches and smartcars are easy to predict, but what about the stuff we really care about? I’m talking about the gadgets Newegg customers are buying and asking about the most.

Here are the top trending gadgets of 2015:

1. BenQ XL2730Z Ergonomic Professional Gaming Monitor

BenQ XL2730Z Ergonomic Professional Gaming Monitor

Topping the list is an impressive professional gaming monitor. Featuring QHD resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate, it’s easy to see why so many of you are adding the BenQ XL2730Z monitor to your shopping cart. You don’t have to be a professional gamer to appreciate one of the finest, smoothest and fastest displays available today – hence the perfect 5-egg review.


  • QHD Resolution 2560×1440
  • 1ms (GTG); 144Hz Refresh Rate
  • Adaptive-Sync (Free Sync)
  • D-Sub / DVI-DL / HDMI2.0 x 1 / HDMI1.4 x 1 / DP1.2
  • USB Hub / Headphone Jack / Mic Jack

2. ASUS Z97-A ATX Motherboard

ASUS Z97-A ATX Motherboard

If there’s one thing our customers care about it’s maximizing their PC performance. The ASUS Z97-A motherboard makes this extremely easy to accomplish with one-click system optimization. If you want to ensure your PC is fine tuned for gaming, entertainment or productivity; this is the first piece of hardware you should install. Who said overclocking had to be complicated?


  • 10Gbps USB 3.1
  • 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
  • M.2 & SATA Express with 10Gbps Transfer Speed
  • Crystal Sound 2
  • Intel Gigabit Ethernet
  • ASUS HomeCloud

3. ASUS 12GD5 TITAN X Video Card

ASUS 12GD5 TITAN X Video Card


We don’t even have this item in stock yet but it hasn’t stopped you from asking about it. Whether it’s the gigantic 12GB GDDR5 memory module or real-time GPU clock boost, everyone wants to know what else the ASUS 12GD5 TITAN X will do. Trust me, you’ll know all about it (and the other NVIDIA partner cards) when we start selling it.


  • 3072 CUDA Cores
  • 12GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0

4. New Nintendo 3DS XL

New Nintendo 3DS XL

We all know mobile gaming can’t compete with PCs, but if we have to do it we might as well do it right. That’s probably why our customers seem to prefer the New Nintendo 3DS XL when they’re on the move because it’s a huge improvement over previous models. It doesn’t hurt the games are also super fun. That also explains why GameCrate has several pages dedicated to Super Smash Bros.


  • 3D-Viewing Improvements
  • microSD Support
  • Second Analog Stick (C Stick)
  • Two Additional Shoulder Triggers (ZR and ZL)
  • Built-in NFC

5. ABS ALA011 Stalker PC

ABS ALA011 Stalker PC

Last, but definitely not least, is the ABS ALA011 Stalker PC. This powerhouse of a gaming desktop made a huge splash at PAX East a few weeks ago and with good reason: it’s amazing. Loaded with all the goodies required to play any game you want, this PC manages to pack a bunch of power into an affordable package. One look at the specs explains why so many of you are now choosing an ABS rig.


  • AMD FX-Series FX-8350 (4.0GHz)
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB HDD
  • Nvidia GTX 960
  • USB 3.0

Bold Predictions for the Rest of 2015

Predicting a gadget’s popularity is nearly impossible, but that isn’t stopping me from making a few assumptions about the future. Here are my predictions for the rest of the year:

Trending Gadget Predictions for the Rest of 2015

Which gadgets do you think will be trending before the year is over?

Author Ivan Barajas

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