HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2011 Editor's Choice - Part 2


Tech Awards 2011 - A Blast of a Party!

Tech Awards 2011 - A Blast of a Party!

By now, you should have seen our results of the Reader's Choice polls, and the first installment of our Editor's Choice articles. The second and final part of our Editor's Choice shifts to personal computing products; but before that, here's a highlight video and some pictures of the awards ceremony that was held on 23rd February, from 3.30pm to 5pm at Fullerton Hotel, Level 4 Straits Room.

Like the Oscars, we've trophies too. Just to recap, this year, we presented a total of 69 awards (32 Editor's Choice and 37 Reader's Choice).

The ceremony was hosted by Mr. Oliver Pettigrew, who's known for hosting Cybermax and Technomax on the Animax channel and Sony Style on the AXN channel.

Dr. Jimmy Tang, SPH Magazines' Group Editor (New Media), sharing with the audience recent achievements by HWM and HardwareZone.com, such as the availability of the magazine on the Zinio platform, and the revamp of HardwareZone.com.

Was it something that Oli or Jimmy just said? Actually, the crowd was very much tickled by the video that we made. Do check it out in the Part 1 of our Editor's Choice article if you've not done so.

Apple won a total of five awards, including Reader's Choice for Best Desktop PC Brand and Best Notebook Brand. Here's Ms. Malini Mitra, PR Manager for Apple South Asia, receiving the award from Dr. Jimmy Tang.

Bose was the Reader's Choice winner for Best Home Theater System Brand, and its QuietComfort 15 headphones won the Editor's Choice for Best Noise Canceling Headphones. Ms. Tammy Chan, Marketing Manager at Atlas Sound & Vision Pte Ltd was present to receive these awards on behalf of Bose.

Canon won a total of six awards, including Reader's Choice for Best Point & Shoot Digital Camera Brand, Best DSLR Camera Brand, Best Inkjet Printer Brand, and Best Consumer HD Camcorder Brand. Here's Mr. Andrew Koh, Senior Director & General Manager, Consumer Imaging & Information Group, Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd., accepting the awards.

ASUS won a total of six awards, including Reader's Choice for Best Graphics Card Brand, Best Motherboard Brand, and Best Netbook Brand. Coincidentally, they're tied with Canon for the most number of awards won. Here's Mr. Darwin Wu, Regional Director for OPBG, ASUS, accepting the awards.

Dell's Alienware won the Reader's Choice for Best Gaming Notebook Brand. Here's Ms. Adeline Lee, Manager, Corporate Communications, Global CSMB, Dell Global Business Center Sdn. Bhd., accepting the award.

D-Link was voted by the readers as the best NAS brand. Here's Kat Ang, Account Manager for D-Link, accepting the award.

Mr. Gary Ong, Managing Director of Fuwell International, accepting the Reader's Choice award for Best Components Retailer (Singapore). This is the second year running that Fuwell has won this award. For those who remember our very first awards ceremony in 2000, Fuwell came out tops even back then.

Mr. Edward Teo, General Manager, NaviCom Technology Pte. Ltd. (authorized distributor for Garmin in Singapore) was present on behalf of Garmin to pick up the Reader's Choice award for Best GPS Brand.

Mr. Francis, Operations Manager, CDL, accepting the Editor's Choice award for Best Mainstream Motherboard for Intel (GA-H55N-USB3) on behalf of Gigabyte.

For a second year running, Harvey Norman won the Reader's Choice for Best Consumer Electronics Megastore (Singapore). Here's Ms. Jennifer Wong, Assistant Product Manager, Computers & Communications, Harvey Norman, accepting the award.

Ms. Grace Ho, Commercial Supplies Market Development Manager, Hewlett Packard Singapore, was present to receive the Reader's Choice award for Best Laser Printer Brand, and Editor's Choice award for Best Full HD 23/24-inch LED-backlit Monitor (HP 2310e).

Mr. Kelvin Khong, Managing Director, Convergent Systems, accepting on behalf of Kingston the Reader's Choice award for Best PC Memory Brand.