Winners announced for the Pocket-lint Technology Awards 2006
This year's must have gadgets have been announced at the Pocket-lint.co.uk Technology Awards.
Winners included Sony Ericsson's K800i mobile phone, Fujifilm's Finepix F30 digital camera, Apple's MacBook Pro laptop, Sky's new HD package and Research In Motion's email device the BlackBerry Pearl.
"The Awards give confidence to consumers that what they're giving or receiving this Christmas is the best in class", said Stuart Miles, editor of Pocket-lint.co.uk.
The expert panel of judges included journalists from The Times, The Evening Standard, The Sun, The Independent, ITN News, T3 and The Metro. Product of the Year Award was voted by Pocket-lint members on the site.
“With such a high level of expertise in the judging, it's clear that the winners are the crème de la crème of the gadget world. Now consumers can make sure they don't end up with a gadget turkey they'll be selling as soon as Christmas is over."
Pocket-lint.co.uk considered over 600 products it had reviewed since December 2005 that, after much deliberation, were narrowed down to just six nominations in 14 categories before the voting began.
Full list of winners:
Best MP3/Portable Media Player 2006
Creative Zen Vision:M
The Vodafone Pocket-lint.co.uk Best Mobile Phone 2006
Sony Ericsson k800i
Best Mobile Phone or MP3 Accessory 2006
Bose QuietComfort 3 noise cancelling headphones
Best GPS unit 2006
Best Compact Digital Camera 2006
Fujifim Finepix F30
Best Prosumer Digital Camera 2006
Best Imaging Accessory 2006
HP Photosmart A618 printer
The HP Pocket-lint.co.uk Best Laptop 2006
Apple MacBook Pro
Best PC Peripheral 2006
Logitech MX Revolution mouse
Best Home Entertainment Device 2006
Best PC or Console Game 2006
New Super Mario Brothers - Nintendo DS
Best Software 2006
Apple iLife '06
Best Website 2006
Best Gadget 2006
Nintendo DS Lite
Product of the year 2006 (Reader Award)