Product of the Year winners since 2005
Each year Pocket-lint awards just one product the coveted Pocket-lint Award Product of the Year.
Here are the winners of the Product of the Year award since 2005 when the Pocket-lint Awards first started. For all the winners over the years click here.
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2018
Huawei P20 Pro
As stated in its individual category above, the Huawei P20 Pro is the Pocket-lint readers' and judges' favourite smartphone of the year. It is also the product of the year, full stop. In many ways, this might come as a surprise, but it is an incredible device for its price and a real indication that Huawei is now mixing it with the big boys in this field. Superb.
- Huawei P20 Pro review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2017
The Switch is a revolutionary console. It doesn't fade in the face of PS4 or Xbox One, it strides down it own path. With an amazing selection of great games that continue to grow for many it'll redefine on-the-go gaming, not just at-home gaming, thanks to top first-party titles.
- Nintendo Switch review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2016
Echo is more about Alexa, Amazon's personal assistant, than a straightforward Bluetooth speaker. We wish the quality of audio was better and there was a built-in battery - that would see Amazon on to be an absolute winner if so.
- Amazon Echo review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
When design is done correctly it fuses aesthetics with functionality. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge does exactly that; it's a phone that will turn heads, rightfully reinforcing its position as the most enticing flagship on the market and the most exciting phone we've seen for some generations. Best go raid the piggy bank.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2014
Apple iPhone 6
We suspect the iPhone 6 Plus will be the source of perplexity for a long time to come. Bigger really is bigger, but not always better.
- Apple iPhone 6 review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2013
Apple iPad Air
Apple has done it again creating a tablet that is better than the last. Simply put the iPad Air is the best iPad the company has ever made. It's light, it's thin, it's fast, in short it is amazing. The problem for Apple, and this is a good thing for you and us, is that in creating the iPad Air we suspect that once you buy this model you won't need or want to upgrade for a long, long time.
- Apple iPad Air review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2012
If you're a Windows 8 user, upgrading to 8.1 is a no-brainer. If you're considering Windows 8 for the first time, then 8.1 should offer the incentive you need to use it. The UI still favours the touch interface, but the core OS is amazing, and it's truly a great upgrade to Windows
Windows 8 review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2011
Apple iPad 2
Yes, the cameras could have been better on the iPad 2, the screen could have been a higher resolution and we’re desperate to see iOS5 enhancements, but overall, we love the iPad 2. We love it like we loved the original. We just don't love it quite as much as we'd expected that we would
- Apple iPad 2 review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2010
Astonishing value for access to the best ebook ecosystem around, this is going to be a game changer when it comes to reading books on the go.
- Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2009
Some minor foibles don't detract from what is a great music service, so long as you can get access to it.
- Spotify review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2008
With a great screen and fantastic keyboard this is a mini-notebook that doesn't compromise on usability or features
MSI Wind review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2007
Although the graphics aren't up to what gamers will be expecting for a next generation console, the gameplay and its interactivity will have you jumping around the living room with joy
- Nintendo Wii review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2006
Where the phone will succeed is those looking for more messaging, but not prepared to go for the rather large full Qwerty keyboard option already offered by RIM.
- BlackBerry Pearl review
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2005
Apple iPod nano
Could this be the iPod killer everyone has been waiting for? Most definitely.
- Apple iPod nano review