The 8th annual HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards was held on February 17, and it served to honor the best in tech products and services that were introduced between January and December 2016. A grand total of 33 Editor’s Choice and 44 Readers’ Choice awards were presented this year, in categories ranging from computers and consumer electronics to digital entertainment, communications and services. Included in the Editor's Choice segment are also 4 Innovation awards that aim to recognize innovative products and cutting-edge technologies that have emerged during the eligibility period.
A little while back, we posted the results of the Readers' Choice polls; so do check out the results if you've not already done so, and see if any of your favorite brands won and how well the winners fared ahead of the competition. 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 135 products introduced between January and December last year were shortlisted. After many months of evaluation by the HWM and HardwareZone.com editorial team, winners were chosen based on the performance, features, value, and quality of experience they brought to their users.
This is also the second year the Tech Awards have included video gaming merit categories, presented in collaboration with GameAxis.com. There are six Editor’s Choice video gaming categories, namely Best PC Game, Best PlayStation 4 Game, Best Xbox One Game, Best Gaming Console, Best Online Game, and Game of the Year.
Due to the sheer number of categories, we've split the Editor's Choice results article into two parts - consumer electronics (this article) and computing (Part 2, coming soon). In this article, we start off by taking a look at the best in consumers electronics. For individual scores and breakdown 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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