Longlist announced
Thursday 12 September

Shortlist announced
Thursday 3 October

Public voting ends
Sunday 3 November

Awards party
Thursday 14 November

AWARDS PARTY

Thursday 14 November at BAFTA Piccadilly, London

Purchase your tickets to join us as we celebrate the winners this year; the best products of 2019.

BAFTA Piccadilly is the new temporary residence of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Located in the heart of London, the event is held in the exclusive members only area on the lower ground floor.

Dress code: Cocktail chic

THE EVENING

7pm - Drinks reception

7:15pm - Welcome comments

7:30pm - Awards experience (inc. BAFTA supper bowls)

9:30pm - Music by Bamily followed by DJ

1am - Carriages

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CATEGORIES

The 2019
EE Pocket-lint Awards
categories

Each category will have an overall winner and a highly recommended.

BEST GAME

The best game available on console, PC, or mobile.

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BEST CAMERA

The best camera from the world of compact, mirrorless, and DSLR.

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BEST SECURITY CAMERA

The best devices to keep an eye on your home.

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BEST SPEAKER

The best-sounding at-home or on-the-go audio devices.

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BEST LAPTOP

The computer for on the go.

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BEST FLAGSHIP PHONE

The leading smartphones on the market.

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BEST PHONE (SUB £500)

The greatest handsets for a cut of the cash

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BEST IN-EAR HEADPHONES

Whether sporty, true wireless, or neckband

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BEST STREAMING DEVICE

The best entertainment streaming devices to access all the best content on

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BEST HEADPHONES

The best for immersing you in sound on the go.

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BEST TV

The leading televisions on the market.

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BEST TABLET / 2-IN-1

Our top tablet and 2-in-1 device of the year.

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BEST GAMING LAPTOP

The top laptops for playing games.

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BEST SMART HOME DEVICE

Personal assistants, robot vacuums, and more.

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BEST SOUNDBAR

The best kit dedicated to improving your TV viewing.

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BEST GAMING / VR DEVICE

Our pick of the best consoles and VR headsets.

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BEST FITNESS TRACKER

Rewarding devices for active people.

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BEST SMARTWATCH

When style and features beyond fitness tracking are key.

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BEST CAR

Showcasing the best electric and future technology on the road.

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EE SUPER FAST AWARD

Awarded to a product that is super fast in what it does

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2019

The best overall product of the year.

NOMINATIONS

How we pick the winners

The Pocket-lint team will review all the entries and select the very best to create a longlist on Thursday 12 September 2019 before whittling it down to a shortlist announced on Thursday 3 October 2019 in each category.

The shortlist will then go to both a list of judging experts around the world and our readers to decide the winners in a public vote. The voting will run from Thursday 3 October until Sunday 3 November.

The winners will be announced at an awards party at BAFTA, in London on Thursday 14 November 2019.

VOTING

How voting works

Voting is simple and allows you to vote for the products you want to win, you do not need to vote in every category, nor for every product.

Once all the scores are in, we tally up those results and the product with the highest score wins. We think this is the fairest way of doing it because it means you aren’t rating the products against each other, but simply on their own merit.

The public vote counts towards 10 per cent of the overall score for each product or service nominated. If you are a nominee we recommend you getting your customers involved. In past years it really has made a difference to the overal winners.

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PREVIOUS WINNERS

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

Nintendo Switch

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

Amazon Echo

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

Windows 8

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

Amazon Kindle

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

Spotify

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

MSI Wind

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

Nintendo Wii

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

BlackBerry Pearl

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