The 5th annual HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards was held on February 20, and it served to honor the best in tech products and services that were introduced between December 2012 and November 2013. A grand total of 78 awards, consisting of 36 Editor’s Choice and 42 Readers' Choice awards, were handed out in categories ranging from computers, consumer electronics, communications, and digital entertainment. Something new this year are the Innovation awards. Part of the Editor's Choice segment, 4 Innovation awards were given out to recognize innovative products and cutting-edge technologies that emerged over the past year. Here's a snapshot of the event before we commence our Editor's Choice results segment:-
Last week, we posted the results of the Readers' Choice polls, which we're delighted to have received more than 250,000 votes based on a four-week survey period in November 2013. Do check out the results if you've not already done so, and see if any of your favorite brands won. Alternatively, you can go to our Tech Awards microsite for a condensed version of all the results.
For the Editor's Choice awards, a total of 148 products were hauled into our labs, and put through a series of stringent benchmarking tests throughout the course of 2013. After evaluating these products through a specific criteria consisting of performance, consumer benefits, value, and technology advancements, we finally have our list of 36 winners.
Due to the number of categories, we've decided to split the Editor's Choice results article into two parts - consumer electronics and computing. In this article, we start off by taking a look at the best in consumers electronics. For individual scores and breakdowns for each product category, just hit the appropriate jump in the drop list located at the top or bottom of the article.
*Note: Prices and ratings listed in this article are accurate at the time of individual product evaluation.
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