Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011 winners

After much deliberation, voting and a year of mulling and musing over every piece of consumer electronics we see, Pocket-lint is proud to announce the winners of the 8th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011.

If you’re reading this, thank you, you haven’t immediately skimmed down the page to find out the winners. Especially as we want to quickly explain how the voting process worked this year.

It is our belief that the way we find out the winners in our awards is the fairest in the industry. We take into account a number of different factors to make sure that when we tell you this each product the best in its category, it really is.

Firstly, Stuart, Chris, Ian and the team work out the nominations. These are based on the best products we have seen and reviewed, released between 1 December 2010 and the end of the nominations process. We allow as much time as possible, but some products just fall outside the timeframe and can't be included.

From that we take the top five - a hard task when it comes to something like phones or videogames - and present them to three groups:

The first is a judging panel of, what we like to call, the elite judges - members and staff of national papers, leading websites and television. They had 50 per cent of the vote.

The second includes journalists from the tech industry. Unfortunately, because some publishers aren’t too happy about their writers offering support to Pocket-lint, this is a “black ops” list. This year we’ve had just under 100 journalists vote. And they had 40 per cent of the vote.

The final 10 per cent goes to the public vote. And that 10 per cent can just tip the balance at times (and often has done in the past).

Everyone had one vote and one vote alone.

So, thousands of votes later, and a lengthy period of totting them up, may we present to you the 8th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011 winners.

The winners are...

Best digital camera in association with Jessops - Sony NEX-5N (Full review)

Best laptop - Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Full review)

Best app - Sky Go (Full review)

Best game - Batman: Arkham City (Full review)

Best home entertainment device - Sonos Play:3 (Full review)

Best TV - Samsung UE55D8000 (Full review)

Best tablet - Apple iPad 2 (Full review)

Best phone - Samsung Galaxy S II (Full review)

Innovation of the year - OnLive (Full review)

Product of the Year - Apple iPad 2 (Full review)

 

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011 in pictures

The nominees in full...

Best digital camera in association with Jessops

Fujifilm FinePix X100 - Full review

Sony Alpha SLT-A77 - Full review

Canon PowerShot S100 - Full review

Sony NEX-5N - Full review

Olympus E-P3 - Full review

 

Best laptop

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch - Full review

Samsung Series 9 - Full review

Dell XPS 15z - Full review

Toshiba Portege R830-138 - Full review

Medion Erazer X6813 - Full review

 

Best app

GarageBand for iPad - Full review

Sky Go - Full review

Onavo - Full review

Contre Jour - Full review

Runkeeper - Full review

 

Best game

Batman: Arkham City - Full review

Forza Motorsport 4 - Full review

FIFA 12 - Full review

Battlefield 3 - Full review

LA Noire - Full review

 

Best home entertainment device

Bose SoundLink - Preview

Sonos Play:3 - Full review

Onkyo TX-NR609 - Full review

Philips Fidelio AS851 - Full review

Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo - Full review

 

Best TV

Samsung UE55D8000 - Full review

LG 55LW980T Cinema 3D - Full review

Panasonic TX-50GT30 - Full review

Sony KDL-40HX723 - Full review

Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold - Preview

 

Best tablet

Apple iPad 2 - Full review

Motorola Xoom - Full review

Asus Eee Pad Transformer - Full review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Full review

BlackBerry PlayBook - Full review

 

Best mobile phone

Apple iPhone 4S - Full review

Samsung Galaxy S II - Full review

Nokia Lumia 800 - Full review

HTC Sensation - Full review

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray - Full review

 

Innovation of the year

Google+ - Full review

OnLive - Full review

Lytro - Preview

Sony PlayStation 3D Display - Preview

Nintendo Wii U - Preview

 

Product of the year

GoPro HD Hero2 - Preview

Apple iPad 2 - Full review

Samsung Galaxy S II - Full review

Amazon Kindle (2011) - Full review

Sonos Play:3 - Full review

 

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