HWM, Singapore’s leading tech magazine, and HardwareZone.com, Singapore’s No.1 online technology portal today announced the winners of the HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2014, in recognition of the best brands and products in the technology industry.
Now in its 5th edition, the HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards is the industry’s largest and most inclusive awards event. This year, 32 Editor’s Choice, 42 Readers’ Choice and 4 Innovation awards were handed out in categories ranging from computers and consumer electronics to digital entertainment, communications and services. These awards celebrate the most influential technology companies as well as excellence in product performance and innovation.
For the Editor’s Choice awards, a total of 148 products spread across 32 categories were evaluated in the HWZ Labs between the eligibility period of December 2012 and November 2013. An expert editorial panel puts each product through proven benchmarks and test methodologies with winners chosen based on performance, value and innovation in consumer experience.
The Readers’ Choice awards saw an increase in brand nominations from 169 nominees in the 2013, to 186 in 2014, spanning a total of 42 categories.
New this year, a total of 4 Innovation awards were given out, with the aim of recognizing innovative products and cutting-edge technologies that have emerged during the eligibility period.
Over a quarter million votes were cast during the four-week voting period, indicating the continued growth of the HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards as the platform of choice for consumers to identify the most recognizable brands in the industry.
Dr. Jimmy Tang, Group Editor for HWM Singapore and HardwareZone.com said: “We're proud to introduce a new element into our awards this year with the Innovation category. This is really the result of the vast array of innovations we're seeing year to year in product features and technologies. Our goal for the Innovation awards is to recognize key innovations that we strongly believe in, technologies that will lay the foundation of future products.”
Ms. Pang Lee Cheng, General Manager, SPH Magazines says: ““The HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2014 is our biggest to date, with expanded categories in both Editor’s Choice and Readers’ Choice awards. It is clear that the HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards has established itself as the industry standard after five years of honoring the best in technology products and brands.”
Mr. Terence Ang, Product Manager, HardwareZone.com, added: "With an excellent editorial team who's benchmarked and selected our winning products, a sales and marketing team who has planned and put the wonderful ceremony together and our loyal readers who have stuck with us and voted for their favorite brands, I am confident that the Tech Awards will continue to resonate successfully with our team, partners and readers, for many more years to come."
The complete set of results will be published in HWM Singapore’s March and April 2014 issues. They will also be released online at www.hardwarezone.com.sg over the next week.