Another year draws to a close but not before we celebrate the finest games, gadgets and other tech treats of the last 12 months in the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. It's time to reveal the winners.
You have been voting in your droves, along with the elite of the tech industry and Pocket-lint's journalistic peers to find the finest products in 14 different categories. The following winners and highly recommended runners-up are all therefore fantastic products that you should consider if you're in the market for new kit.
We've also rounded up all the votes in all the categories to find the overall product of the year - the tech that has made us all smile since launch.
So here are the best products of 2016, as rewarded in our swanky event in London. Huge congratulations to one and all.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best game
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Uncharted 4 was well worth the constant delays in making it to market. Nathan Drake has never looked better and the many additions to gameplay make it the most rounded in the series by far.
Uncharted 4 is not just the best Uncharted game, it can be argued that it is the best PS4 game full stop.
Highly recommended: Pokemon Go
Who could have predicted the global impact of Pokemon Go earlier this year? It's still hugely popular today and a very worthy runner-up.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
The EOS 5D range has long been known as the true enthusiast DSLR, the do-it-all camera for pros and consumers alike. And the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has an all-new 30-megapixel full-frame sensor to take that tag even further.
It may be more expensive than the last-gen model, even considering inflation, but it has stacks of top-end features on board that should see it appeal to a wide audience.
Highly recommended: Fujifilm X-T2
Fuji's latest compact system camera is, perhaps, the most advanced offering we've seen in its field to date.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best home entertainment device or service
Sky Q is more than just a name change for Sky's broadcasting service. It's an entirely new platform that allows you to watch different programmes in different rooms and even supports 4K.
With all the content and ability to watch recordings on the go, Sky Q has all the potential of being the best TV service we've ever had.
Highly recommended: Netflix
With 4K HDR support, even Dolby Vision for compatible TVs, Netflix is going from strength to strength. It is also available on more devices than any competitor.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best smarthome device
The Amazon Echo is a Bluetooth speaker with the company's voice controlled assistant, Alexa, built-in. Not only will it play your tunes, but it can answer all manner of questions as well.
We think hands-free voice control is a godsend and that Alexa truly distinguishes this Bluetooth speaker from the competition. It blew our minds. We won't ever get tired of walking into our living room and casually asking Alexa to stream some music.
Highly recommended: Dyson 360 Eye
Dyson finally entered the robot vacuum cleaner market and showed why it was well worth the wait.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best smartwatch
Apple Watch Series 2
Apple's shift from pure fashion accessory with some smarts to a device that supports a range of different sports and activities in the Apple Watch Series 2 is a very welcome advance.
With built-in GPS, a better battery, water-resistance and a much greater focus on fitness, the Apple Watch works excellently with workouts. It is now so much more than just a pretty smartwatch. It's now a smartwatch with a purpose.
Highly recommended: Polar M600
Most sportswatches are only worthy of being worn when on an activity, not so the Polar M600 which is an excellent smartwatch too.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best wireless speaker
BeoPlay A1 from B&O Play
It might be small, but the B&O BeoPlay A1's big sound makes it standout in the portable Bluetooth speaker market. And given how good it sounds, we think it's worth every penny of the £199 asking price.
Its solid battery, build quality, extra drive of bass and sheer audio clarity give this speaker the upper hand when it comes to sound quality. The BeoPlay A1 is well worth saving up for.
Highly recommended: UE Boom 2
The Ultimate Ears range goes from strength to strength and the UE Boom 2 proves you don't need to be massive to get room-filling sound.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best headphones
With a clever application of technology, Sony has achieved wonderful results albeit with a slightly larger build than rivals.
The MDR-1000X are able to fold though, with a carry case included, and can work both wired or wirelessly. They have outstanding noise-cancellation with some very clever and effective features. Importantly the sound quality is great too.
Highly recommended: Bose QuietComfort 35
Super noise cancelling headphones from the leading brand, but this time wireless too.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best tablet
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
The iPad Pro 9.7 tablet bridges the gap between offering a smaller iPad Pro and a more powerful iPad Air 2.
In the iPad Pro 9.7, Apple has created a tablet powerful enough to act as a laptop replacement. But it's done so in a way that still feels very "iPad". It's the tablet to beat all tablets.
Highly recommended: Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Many have swapped their laptops for one of these and for good reason. Fast, light and very powerful when it comes to the crunch.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best fitness tracker
Fitbit Charge 2
The Charge 2 takes the best features from the Fitbit Charge HR and Alta, while adding a few more including VO2 Max and Guided Breathing. It also takes on Fitbit's new design ethos with interchangeable straps, solid build quality and a larger, informative OLED display.
If you're looking for a well-designed, accurate fitness tracker with a fantastic app platform, then the Charge 2 fully takes charge.
Highly recommended: Garmin Vivosmart HR+
The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is an ideal device for someone who wants to track daily activity as well as record runs or walks in more detail.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best TV
The ZD9 TV wins hook, line and sinker when it comes to HDR content.
Its unprecedented combination of colour, brightness, sharpness and contrast is virtually addictive, and undoubtedly adds up to what is simply the most spectacular and convincing next-generation TV picture performance of 2016.
Highly recommended: LG OLED E6
Quite simply the king of picture quality, especially with the deep black levels that only OLED can achieve.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best laptop
Apple MacBook (2016)
Apple's refreshed MacBook is one of the most beautiful and portable laptops we've ever seen. This updated version comes with a faster processor and improved battery life, along with a new rose gold finish.
If you're after a stylish, peppy little laptop then the 2016 MacBook is approaching just about perfect. It's bold, sleek and, with all its trackpad and keyboard tech, feels like a futuristic extension of the company's wider range.
Highly recommended: Dell XPS 15
As exemplary as 15-inch laptops go. We can't think of any other Windows machine we'd rather own at this size.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best VR device
Sony PlayStation VR
Setting up the PS VR might seem like a faff, with tonnes of cables and connections to sort out, but the pay-off at the end is a superb virtual reality experience - and an accessible one to many.
Virtual reality is magical when done well and if any device is likely to have a chance of exciting consumers it's PlayStation VR.
Highly recommended: HTC Vive
With movement tracking at its best there are no equivalents. Just a little pricy for some.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best phone
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Samsung might have had its troubles recently, but there's no denying this is an amazing device. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a fantastic smartphone in its own right, but it's the S7 edge that turns heads; this is the smartphone that's calling for attention; this is the handset that's unique.
If you're looking for a new flagship phone in 2016 then this Android champion absolutely has to be on your shortlist.
Highly recommended: Apple iPhone 7
Apple's best phone ever. 'Nuff said.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Best car
Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S P90D offers eyelid-flipping acceleration, space-age design (especially on the inside), digital menus that would make Apple swoon, heaps of interior and boot space, plus, of course, your own robot chauffeur in Autopilot.
You also get sports car speed and a general feeling that you're doing something good for the environment in the process.
Highly recommended: Volvo XC90
Twelve years was a long time to wait for a new XC90, but it's been worth it — it now leads the class.
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016: Product of the year
A very worthy winner for the overall product of the year, the Amazon Echo might just seem like a slightly clever Bluetooth speaker to those who haven't used one, but those who have always rave about it.
It is affordable enough to attract a wide audience and gives a great glimpse of the sci-fi future we've all been promised in movies for the last few decades.
Previous Award winners
The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards were first given in 2005. Over that time we've rewarded the best gadgets in the industry every year following the same criteria that we still do today. Over the years the categories have changed and adapted to reflect the insdustry at the time, but the core aim has always been the same. To help showcase the best gadgets of the moment, the ones that have the ability to make a difference to our lives, or merely are just great fun to use.
Best tablet / 2-in-1 2015
Winner: Apple iPad mini 4
Highly recommended: Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Best laptop 2015
Winner: Dell XPS 13
Highly recommended: Apple MacBook
Best phone 2015
Winner: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Highly recommended: Apple iPhone 6S
Best camera 2015
Winner: Leica Q
Highly recommended: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV
Best game 2015
Winner: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Highly recommended: Halo 5: Guardians
Best home entertainment device 2015
Winner: Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD
Highly recommended: Google Chromecast 2
Best wearable 2015
Winner: Apple Watch
Highly recommended: Withings Activité
Best speaker 2015
Winner: Naim mu-so
Highly recommended: Sonos Play:5
Best headphones 2015
Winner: Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8
Highly recommended: Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
Best TV 2015
Winner: LG 65EF950V 4K OLED
Highly recommended: Samsung UE65JS9500 4K
Best smarthome device 2015
Winner: Philips Hue with Siri
Highly recommended:Hive Active Heating 2.0
Best Connected Toy 2015 supported by InternetMatters.org
Winner: Sphero BB-8
Highly recommended: Anki Overdrive
Gadget of the year 2015
Winner: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Best game 2014
Winner: Alien: Isolation
Highly recommended: Mario Kart 8
Best system camera 2014
Winner: Panasonic Lumix GH4
Highly recommended: Nikon D810
Best phone 2014 in association with O2 Refresh
Winner: Apple iPhone 6
Highly recommended: HTC One (M8)
Best tablet 2014
Winner: Apple iPad Air 2
Highly recommended: Tesco Hudl 2
Best phablet 2014
Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Highly recommended: Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Best laptop / 2-in-1 2014
Winner: Apple MacBook Air 2014
Highly recommended: Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Best home entertainment device 2014
Winner: Sony PlayStation 4
Highly recommended: Xbox One
Best headphones 2014
Winner: Sony MDR-1A
Highly recommended: Philips Fidelio M2BT
Best TV 2014
Winner: Sony KD-65X9005B 4K TV
Highly recommended: Panasonic AX802 Freetime
Best smarthome device 2014
Winner: Philips Hue
Highly recommended: Nest
Best speakers 2014
Winner: Cambridge Audio Go V2
Highly recommended: Ruark MR1 Bluetooth speakers
Best compact camera 2014
Winner: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III
Highly recommended: Panasonic Lumix LX100
Best wearable 2014 in association with O2 Smart Tech
Winner: LG G Watch R
Highly recommended: Pebble Steel
Product of the year 2014
Winner: iPhone 6
Highly recommended: Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Best digital compact camera 2013 - Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II - review
Best digital system camera 2013 - Sony Alpha A7 - review
Best game 2013 - Grand Theft Auto V - review
Best home entertainment device 2013 - Now TV - review
Best wearable tech 2013 - Pebble - review
Best headphones 2013 - Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear - review
Best portable speakers 2013 - Cambridge Audio Minx Go - review
Best Television 2013 - Sony KD-65X9005A 65-inch 4K TV - review
Best tablet 2013 - Apple iPad Air - review
Best mobile phone 2013 - HTC One - review
Best phablets 2013 - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - review
Best laptop 2013 - MacBook Air 13-inch - review
Product of the year 2013 - Apple iPad Air - review
Best digital camera 2012 - Nikon D800
Best laptop 2012 - Apple MacBook Air 13-inch
Best app 2012 - Google Chrome
Best game 2012 - Journey
Best home entertainment device 2012 - Sky TV
Best portable audio 2012 - iPod Touch 5th generation
Best TV 2012 - Panasonic Viera TX-P50VT50B and the Sony Bravia KDL-46HX853
Best tablet 2012 - Nexus 7
Best mobile phone 2012 - Samsung Galaxy S III
Innovation of the year 2012 - Nike+ Fuelband
Product of the year 2012 - Windows 8
Best digital camera in association with Jessops 2011 - Sony NEX-5N - review
Best laptop 2011 - Apple MacBook Air 13-inch - review
Best app 2011 - Sky Go - review
Best game 2011 - Batman: Arkham City - review
Best home entertainment device 2011 - Sonos Play:3 - review
Best TV 2011 - Samsung UE55D8000 - review
Best tablet 2011 - Apple iPad 2 - review
Best phone 2011 - Samsung Galaxy S II - review
Innovation of the year 2011 - OnLive - review
Product of the year 2011 - Apple iPad 2 - review
Best audio 2010 - Apple iPod touch 4G
Best app 2010 - Amazon Kindle app
Best game 2010 - Angry Birds
Best TV 2010 - Philips 21:9 Cinema 3D
Best home cinema kit 2010 - Xbox 360 S
Best phone 2010 - HTC Desire HD
Best camera 2010 - Canon EOS 550D
Best computer 2010 - Apple iPad
Innovation of the year 2010 - Microsoft Kinect
Product of the year 2010 - Kindle Wi-Fi
Best music gadget 2009 - Apple iPod touch (3rd gen)
Best car gadget 2009 - TomTom XL Live
Best digital camera 2009 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
Best laptop 2009 - Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch
Best software 2009 - Spotify
Best game 2009 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Best home cinema gadget 2009 - PS3 Slim
Best mobile phone 2009 - HTC Hero
Best gadget 2009 - Eye-Fi
Product of the year 2009 - Spotify
Best music gadget 2008 - Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin iPod speakers
Best car gadget 2008 - TomTom One
Best digital camera 2008 - Fujifilm F60fd
Best laptop 2008 - MSI Wind
Best software/service 2008 - Firefox 3
Best game 2008 - LittleBIGPlanet
Best home cinema device 2008 - Pioneer KURO PDP-LX5090 television
Best mobile phone 2008 - BlackBerry Storm
Best email device 2008 - Nokia E71
Best Eco gadget 2008 - Pure Evoke Flow
Innovation of the year 2008 - Asus - for the Eee PC
Product Of The year 2008 - MSI Wind
Best MP3/portable media player 2007 - Archos 605 Wi-Fi
Best headphones 2007 - Sennheiser PXC450
Best DAB radio 2007 - Pure Evoke-1S
Best iPod speaker system 2007 - Logic3 i-Station Traveller speakers
Best mobile phone 2007 in association with Vodafone - Nokia N95 8GB
Best smartphone 2007 - Apple iPhone
Best mobile phone accessory 2007 - Jawbone Bluetooth headset
Best satnav 2007 - Navman S90i
Best car gadget 2007 - Griffin itrip auto
Best compact digital camera 2007 in association with Seagate - Fuji FinePix Z5fd digital camera
Best DLSR digital camera 2007 - Canon EOS 40D DSLR digital camera
Best printer 2007 - Kodak EasyShare 5300 All In One Printer
Best laptop 2007 - Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11XN
Best PC peripheral 2007 in association with Philips amBX - Sandisk USB SD Card
Best VoIP accessory 2007 - Philips VOIP841
Best software 2007 - iLife 08
Best website 2007 - www.facebook.com
Best TV 2007 - Pioneer Kuro
Best home cinema accessory 2007 - Apple TV
Best console game 2007 - Gears of War - Xbox 360
Best PC game 2007 - Bioshock
Best games console 2007 - Nintendo Wii
Best sports and fitness Gadget 2007 - Timex iControl
Best green gadget 2007 in association with HP - USBcell
Product of the year 2007 - Nintendo Wii
Best MP3/portable media player 2006 - Creative Zen Vision:M
The Vodafone Pocket-lint best mobile phone 2006 - Sony Ericsson k800i
Best mobile phone or MP3 accessory 2006 - Bose QuietComfort 3 noise cancelling headphones
Best GPS unit 2006 - TomTom One
Best compact digital camera 2006 - Fujifim Finepix F30
Best prosumer digital camera 2006 - Nikon D80
Best imaging accessory 2006 - HP Photosmart A618 printer
Best laptop 2006 - Apple MacBook Pro
Best PC peripheral 2006 - Logitech MX Revolution mouse
Best home entertainment device 2006 - Sky HD
Best PC or console game 2006 - New Super Mario Brothers - Nintendo DS
Best software 2006 - Apple iLife '06
Best website 2006 - YouTube.com
Best gadget 2006 - Nintendo DS Lite
Product of the year 2006 (Reader Award) - BlackBerry Pearl
Best MP3 player 2005 - Apple iPod nano
Best portable media player 2005 - Sony PSP console
Best mobile phone 2005 - Samsung SGH-D600
Best prosumer digital camera 2005 - Nikon D50
Best compact digital camera 2005 - Pentax Optio 50
Best PC or console game 2005 - Lumines - PSP
Best laptop 2005 - Apple 15in PowerBook
Best home entertainment gadget 2005 - Sonos Digital Music System
Best PDA/smartphone 2005 - Palm Treo 650
Best GPS unit 2005 - TomTom Go 700
Best lifestyle gadget 2005 - Sony PSP console
Innovation of the year 2005 - Dyson Ball