Towards the end of each year, we host our awards ceremony to reveal the best gadgets from the previous 12 months.

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is now in its 13th year and we're now ready to reveal the products that have caught our eye so much they deserve to be on a longlist for recognition. There might be one or two added before we whittle each category down to a final shortlist, to be published on 3 October, but these are the excellent gadgets and kit that made the grade so far.

Check out the entire line-up here: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 longlist.

The awards ceremony itself will be held on 14 November 2017 at Church House Westminster in London and your say will be vital in what products will win in each category. Full voting starts on 3 October when the final shortlist is announced.

We've extended the amount of EE Pocket-lint Gadgets Awards categories this year. There are now 19 categories in total, with 18 of them nominated and voted for by yourself and tech industry luminaries combined.

Here are the categories, including the overall product of the year which is gleaned from the winners of each of the individual categories. It's the one with the most amount of votes overall:

  • Best game
  • Best interchangeable lens camera
  • Best compact camera
  • Best smartphone
  • Best tablet / 2-in-1
  • Best laptop
  • Best on-ear headphones
  • Best in-ear headphones
  • Best TV
  • Best home entertainment device
  • Best streaming service
  • Best smarthome device
  • Best wireless speaker
  • Best games device
  • Best VR device (including 360 cameras)
  • Best fitness gadget
  • Best smartwatch
  • Best car
  • Product of the year

To see last year's winners for an idea of what sort of products nabs a gong, you can head here: The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 winners.

You can also head to our dedicated EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 hub to find our more about this year's event.