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HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2016: Editor's Choice - Part 1

By Team HardwareZone - 20 Feb 2016

HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2016



Tech Awards 2016: 77 awards presented to honor the best

The 7th annual HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards was held on February 16, and it served to honor the best in tech products and services that were introduced between January 2015 and December 2015. A grand total of 37 Editor’s Choice and 40 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 aimed to recognize innovative products and cutting-edge technologies that have emerged during the eligibility period.

About 200 guests took time off to grace our awards ceremony. Thank you very much.

Present amongst our guests was Mr. Steven Koh (Samsung Electronics Singapore Head of TV and AV Business), Caroline Ngui (SPH Magazine's Group Editor-in-Chief), Mr. Stephen Suh (Samsung Electronics Singapore President) and Joseph Lee (SPH Magazine's Managing Director of New Media). What were they looking and smiling at? Check out the video below for the entertainment highlights produced by HardwareZone for the event in the style of a Reality TV show!

Every year, without fail, the HWM and HardwareZone.com editorial team conjure up zany video entertainment ideas for our guests. This time, it was a reality TV show style theme for The Ultimate Keyboard Warrior! We kid you not. None of the challenges and the recorded outcomes was scripted; they were captured live as it's meant to be in a reality TV show. Which editorial team will come out ahead? Find out!

Enjoyed our little video entertainment? We hope you enjoyed it as much as we had fun putting it together. We'll bring your more event hightlights in the next part of our Tech Awards 2016 coverage.

Now, at the beginning of the week, 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. Alternatively, you can go to our Tech Awards microsite for a condensed version of all the results.

For the Editor's Choice awards, more than 150 products spread across 34 categories 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, value, and quality of experience they brought to their users.

This year also sees the inclusion of video games merit categories, for the first time presented in collaboration with GameAxis.com. In addition to the Best Gaming Console Brand award introduced last year, a Best Gaming Publisher award was available for public voting among this year’s Readers’ Choice brand nominees. Four new video games categories were also considered for Editor’s Choice awards: Best PC Game, Best Console Game, 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 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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