NEW YORK, (TheStreet) -- It's been a monumental year in gadgets for some of the biggest names in tech.
Facing the first major challenge to its dominance in e-readers (the iPad), Amazon (Stock Quote: AMZN) responded with force. And Google (Stock Quote: GOOG) joined Apple in a whimsical, treacherous quest to build a bridge between the Internet and TV.
Even networking giant Cisco (Stock Quote: CSCO) brought out a new lineup to play in the consumer electronics game.
Read on for the top five gadgets of 2010 (with pictures!).