This year's winners of the 4th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards have been announced giving consumers the must-have advice they need when it comes to buying the best gadgets and technology of 2007.
Not being swayed by the hyperbole, the judges, made up of 10 top independent technology journalists in the UK, haven't gone with some of the more predictable results that you might have imagined.
In the greatest upset of the evening, Apple although winning three awards, failed to win Best MP3/Portable Media Player in association with HTC. Likewise TomTom, who has won an award at the Ocket-lint Gadget Awards every year to date, was knocked off the top spot by Navman with its newly designed S90i GPS model.
Other victories include Best Smartphone won by the Apple iPhone over two BlackBerry models, and Kodak being recognised by the judges for its entry into the All-in-one printer market with the EasyShare 5300.
However the big victory of the evening was the Nintendo Wii being the only product to score top points from all the judges. The console which was launched in December 2006 has been crowned Best Games Console 2007 beating Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360 Elite.
"The aim of the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is to give consumers the definitive guide to what is the best gadget of 2007, whether it's laptops or mobile phones, so they know they aren't buying a gadget turkey this Christmas", said Stuart Miles, editor
"The aim of the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is to give consumers the definitive guide to what is the best gadget of 2007, whether it's laptops or mobile phones, so they know they aren't buying a gadget turkey this Christmas", said Stuart Miles, editor of Pocket-lint.
"The aim of the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is to give consumers the definitive guide to what is the best gadget of 2007, whether it's laptops or mobile phones, so they know they aren't buying a gadget turkey this Christmas," said Stuart Miles, editor of Pocket-lint.
The expert panel of judges included journalists from The Times, The Evening Standard, The Mirror, The Independent, ShinyShiny, The Register and The Metro. Best Gadget of the Year Award was voted by Pocket-lint members.
Judges marked each product out of five and then the scores totalled.
Pocket-lint.co.uk considered over 700 products it had reviewed since December 2006 that, after much deliberation, were narrowed down to just five nominations in 25 categories.
The full list of winners are:
Best MP3/Portable Media Player
GOLD - Archos 605 Wi-Fi
SILVER - iPod Touch
GOLD - Sennheiser PXC450
SILVER - Shure Se420
Best DAB Radio
GOLD - Pure Evoke-1S
SILVER - Roberts MP16 DAB
Best iPod Speaker system
GOLD - Logic3 i-Station Traveller speakers
SILVER - JBL On Stage Micro iPod speaker
Best Mobile Phone in association with Vodafone
GOLD - Nokia N95 8GB
JOINT SILVER - Samsung G600, Sony Ericsson W880
GOLD - Apple iPhone
SILVER - BlackBerry 8310
Best Mobile Phone Accessory
GOLD - Jawbone Bluetooth headset
SILVER - Parrot Boombox
GOLD - Navman S90i
SILVER - TomTom 520
Best Car Gadget
GOLD - Griffin itrip auto
SILVER - iStuff iCast Autoscan FM Transmitter
Best Compact Digital Camera in association with Seagate
GOLD - Fuji FinePix Z5fd digital camera
SILVER - Canon PowerShot A460
Best DLSR Digital Camera
GOLD - Canon EOS 40D DSLR digital camera
SILVER - Nikon D40 digital SLR camera
GOLD - Kodak EasyShare 5300 All In One Printer
SILVER - Samsung SCX-4500
GOLD - Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11XN
SILVER - Samsung R70
Best PC Peripheral in association with Philips amBX
GOLD - Sandisk USB SD Card
SILVER - Logitech MX Air
Best VoIP Accessory
GOLD - Philips VOIP841
SILVER - Netgear SPH200D Skype Phone
GOLD - iLife 08
SILVER - Roxio 10
GOLD - www.facebook.com
SILVER - www.spacetime.com
GOLD - Pioneer Kuro
SILVER - Sony Bravia KDL-46X2000 review
Best HomeCinema Accessory
GOLD - Apple TV
SILVER - Slingbox PRO
Best Console Game
GOLD - Gears of War - Xbox 360
JOINT SILVER - Super Paper Mario ñ Wii, Zelda - Wii
Best PC Game
GOLD - Bioshock
SILVER - Stalker
Best Games Console
GOLD - Nintendo Wii
SILVER - Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite
Best Sports and Fitness Gadget
GOLD - Timex iControl
SILVER - Suunto X9i watch
Best Green Gadget in association with HP
GOLD - USBcell
SILVER - Standby Buster energy saving electrical socket with remote
Gadget of the Year 2007