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72 awards presented to top tech brands and products at the 2018 Tech Awards

By Ng Chong Seng - on 31 Jan 2018, 4:30pm

72 awards presented to top tech brands and products at the 2018 Tech Awards

HWM, Singapore’s leading tech magazine, and, Singapore’s No.1 online technology portal announced today, the winners of the 2018 Tech Awards, in a ceremony held at the historical National Museum of Singapore.

72 award categories were up for grabs this year, with 43 Readers’ Choice categories for best brands and 29 Editor’s Choice categories for best products, including 4 Innovation Awards.

Here are a few highlights of the winning brands and products:

  • PC gaming and components brand ASUS matched its 2016 and 2017 hauls of 8 awards (5 Readers’ Choice and 3 Editor’s Choice) each year, making them the biggest winners three years running. Other notable winners include Samsung and Sony, each taking home 7 awards respectively.

  • For the first time in Tech Awards nine-year history, a tie was announced for the same category resulting in the Editor’s Choice Best Smartphone Camera award going to both the Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note8.

  • For the third consecutive year, gaming awards were presented in collaboration with, including the Editor’s Choice Best Game Console to the Microsoft Xbox One X and Editor’s Choice Game of the Year for Horizon Zero Dawn. Two Innovation Awards were also presented for gaming-centric products: Nintendo Switch and ASUS ROG GX501 Zephyrus.

Mr Raymond Goh, Group Editor for HWM Singapore and, said: “As the technology continues to grow beyond traditionally defined boundaries into our homes, our cars, and every facet of our lives, I’m proud of our editorial team’s ability to constantly review and adapt merit categories to ensure that the Tech Awards doesn't just recognize the best products, but also reflect the major tech trends of the year. It is this commitment that makes us the definitive authority for all things technology in Singapore.”

Ms Pang Lee Cheng, General Manager, SPH Magazines says: “The success of the Tech Awards can be attributed to the strong support we see from our readership. Over the past eight years, we have become the premier institution for recognizing the most influential tech brands, the best performing products and services in Singapore. I’d like to congratulate all the winners again, and hope that this platform is able to foster healthy competition and sustained innovation, ultimately leading to greater consumer confidence in the industry.”

For a full breakdown of Readers’ Choice voting results and how the editorial team assessed and ranked the candidates of the Editor’s Choice categories, stay tuned to the full coverage published online on HardwareZone and in HWM Singapore’s March and April 2018 issues.

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