With just one more month to go, 2013 has been crammed with so many exciting gadget launches that it was truly difficult to whittle it down to the very best of the very best. But thanks to the Pocket-lint team, a collected panel of elite industry experts, other tech journalism peers and you, dear reader, we have managed it.
Here are the products in each of the most important gadget categories that we all combined to choose as our absolute favourites. We have a laptop, cameras, a phone and a phablet. There are headphones, portable speakers, a TV, a tablet and wearable tech that we wouldn't mind strapping to one of our extremities. And there's a game that we don't mind admitting has taken up a lot of our spare time this year.
In short, if you haven't checked out any of the winners of the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013, you blinking well should. We've all come together to have our democratic say and you can't argue with the voice of the masses.
You might notice another award at the end too, the overall best product of 2013. To be eligible to win this particular award, a product had to have already won one of the individual categories. Then, all the votes were totted up and the scores where divided on an even split, with the products then awarded a percentage. The highest percentage won. The best product therefore is exactly that.
So, without further ado, the winners of the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 are:
Best digital compact camera: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II - review
Best digital system camera: Sony Alpha A7 - review
Best game: Grand Theft Auto V - review
Best home entertainment device: Now TV - review
Best wearable tech: Pebble - review
Best headphones: Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear - review
Best portable speakers: Cambridge Audio Minx Go - review
Best Television: Sony KD-65X9005A 65-inch 4K TV - review
Best tablet: Apple iPad Air - review
Best mobile phone: HTC One - review
Best phablets: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - review
Best laptop: MacBook Air 13-inch - review
Best product: Apple iPad Air - review
Thanks one and all who took the time to vote. If you didn't, that might be why you don't see your favourite up there. Remember to do so next year, and don't forget to check out the reviews of each of the winners on Pocket-lint. After all, they are all the best of their type. Now check out the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 in pictures.