To recap, this year's HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards was held on 23rd February, and it served to honor the best in tech products and services that were introduced between December 2009 and November 2010. This time round, we paid tribute to 39 companies across 69 categories. A grand total of 32 Editor’s Choice and 37 Reader’s Choice awards were handed out in categories ranging from computers, consumer electronics, communications and digital entertainment.
Last week, we posted the results of the Reader's Choice polls. Do check them out if you've not already done so, and see if any of your favorite brands won.
For Editor's Choice awards, we hauled in 170 products covering 75 brands, and put them through a series of stringent benchmarking tests in the HardwareZone labs, where we evaluated the results through a specific criteria consisting of performance, consumer benefits, value and technology advancements, before finally deciding on the 32 winners.
Needless to say, it took us much time and energy to evaluate so many products. For years, readers have been requesting us to share a bit more on what exactly goes on behind the closed doors of our labs. So taking this opportunity, we've decided to prepare the following video to detail some of the grueling tests we put the products through leading up to Tech Awards 2011. Well, sort of:-
Enlightening, yes? Now, back to the Editor's Choice awards, due to the number of categories, we've split this article into two parts - consumer electronics and computing. Today, we'll be looking at the best in consumers electronics. So go ahead and click the Next button.
*Note: Prices and ratings listed in this article are accurate at the time of individual product evaluation.