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(Pocket-lint) - The EE Pocket-lint Awards celebrate 20 categories ranging from best game and best smartwatch, to best camera and best smartphone and the Shortlist has now been announced.

Each category has six shortlisted nominations, all of which have been reviewed or used by us in full over the last 12 months and there are some excellent contenders across the board.

The Best Speaker category in the EE Pocket-lint Awards features nominees from the best-sounding on-the-go or at-home audio devices, with the nominees spanning multi-room speakers to Bluetooth speakers.

Only one can be king of sound though. The Short List nominations for Best Speaker 2021 are: 

You can click on each of the products above to read our full reviews on each nomination, which will give you an idea as to why they have been nominated. 

Voting in the EE Pocket-lint Awards is now open and will close at 23:59 (GMT) on 1 November 2021, so you can let us know which one of the great speakers above you think should win the Best Speaker award for 2021 and give us your verdict on all, or some, of the other tech across the 19 categories.

To vote for your favourite, head to our Best Speaker 2021 voting page and score the products you think should win, enter your email address, and hit the submit button.

Winners will be announced in a video event, revealed on Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 15:00 (GMT). You can tune in to watch right here or view on our YouTube channel.

Now why not check out the nominations in other categories to have your say: 

On The Go

At Home


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Writing by Britta O'Boyle.