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TrustedReviews Awards 2016: All the winners revealed


TrustedReviews Awards 2016 Winner's List: All the year's best tech and gadgets revealed.

At an exclusive awards party in London, TrustedReviews Editor Evan Kypreos was joined by iconic British actor and comedian Chris Barrie to present the winners of the TrustedReviews Awards 2016.

No less than 28 industry products, services, and companies were honoured at the event, with TrustedReviews readers helping to decide a number of key categories, including Brand of the Year, which went to Google.

Watch our awards video below:

"Picking the winners of the TrustedReviews Awards this year was incredibly difficult, which reflects what an amazing and innovative 12 months it has been in tech," Kypreos commented.

He added: "Backed by a rigorous reviews process, our awards recognise outstanding product design and customer service, not just good marketing. It was great to be able to congratulate and celebrate with such an amazing and diverse array of brands."

We appreciate all the readers who cast their votes, the companies who built such great products and services, and everyone who attended the awards. We'd also like to thank Bespoke Arcades for the amazing arcade machines, Titan the Robot for welcoming (read: terrifying) our guests, and our partner for the event, Fitbit.

We'd like to give a special thanks to everyone who voted,

Here's the full list of all the winners of the TrustedReviews Awards 2016.

Broadband Provider of the Year

  • Virgin Media
  • Shortlisted: Sky, BT

Camera of the Year

  • Nikon D500
  • Shortlisted: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Fujifilm X-T2

Fitness Tracker of the Year

  • Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus
  • Shortlisted: Fitbit Charge 2, Withings Activit√© Steel

Graphics Card of the Year

  • Nvidia GTX 1080
  • Shortlisted: AMD RX 480, Nvidia GTX 1070

Headphones of the Year

  • Sony MDR-1000X
  • Shortlisted: Bose QC35, Sennheiser HD 800 S

Home Appliance of the Year

  • Shortlisted: Dyson 360 Eye, Samsung AddWash WW80K6414QW

Home Audio Product of the Year

  • Ruark Audio R7 Mk2
  • Shortlisted: Moon Neo Ace, Yamaha NX-N500

Home Cinema Product of the Year

  • Panasonic DMP-UB900
  • Shortlisted: Xbox One S, Samsung HW-K950

Home Entertainment Product of the Year

  • Sky Q
  • Shortlisted: PS4 Slim, Xbox One S

Game of the Year

  • Overwatch
  • Shortlisted: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Forza Horizon 3

Indie Game of the Year

  • Firewatch
  • Shortlisted:Superhot, The Witness

Laptop of the Year

  • Microsoft Surface Book
  • Shortlisted: Acer Chromebook 14, Lenovo IdeaPad 710S

Large Appliance of the Year

  • Shortlisted: Hisense RQ560N4WC1, Samsung AddWash WW80K6414QW

Mirrorless Camera of the Year

  • Fujifilm X-T2
  • Shortlisted: Sony A6300, Panasonic Lumix GX80

Mobile Network of the Year

  • Three
  • Shortlisted: O2, EE

Monitor of the Year

  • Acer XF270HU
  • Shortlisted:Asus ROG Swift PG348Q, Samsung C27F591

Phone of the Year

  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Shortlisted: OnePlus 3, iPhone 7 Plus

Portable Audio Product of the Year

  • Onkyo DP-X1
  • Shortlisted: Astell & Kern AK70, Dali Katch

Small Applicance of the Year

  • Dyson Supersonic
  • Shortlisted: Sage Boss To Go, Panasonic NN-CT585SBPQ

Smart Home Product of the Year

  • Amazon Echo
  • Shortlisted: Dyson 360 Eye, Logitech Harmony Elite

Soundbar of the Year

  • Samsung HW-K950
  • Shortlisted: Yamaha MusicCast YSP-2700, Panasonic SC-ALL70T

Streaming Service of the Year

  • Netflix
  • Shortlisted: Spotify, Google Music

Tablet of the Year

  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • Shortlisted: Microsoft Surface Book, Google Pixel C

Tech Brand of the Year

  • Google
  • Shortlisted: Amazon, Apple

TV of the Year

  • Samsung KS7000
  • Shortlisted: Sony ZD9, LG OLED E6

Vacuum Cleaner of the Year

  • Dyson 360 Eye
  • Shortlisted: Shark NV680UKT, Dyson V8 Absolute

VR Headset of the Year

  • HTC Vive
  • Shortlisted: Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR

Wearable of the Year

  • Apple Watch Series 2
  • Shortlisted: Fitbit Charge 2, Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus

Watch the winners video below:

Do you agree with the TrustedReviews Awards winners? Let us know in the comments below.


October 13, 2016, 4:00 am

I wanted to vote for the Galaxy Note 7.

Kandace Williamson

November 7, 2016, 4:47 pm

I voted for the Withings Activite Steel!

Yazmin Galvez

November 7, 2016, 5:09 pm

I voted for the Withings Activite Steel!

Pauline Casert

November 7, 2016, 5:32 pm

I voted for the Withings Activite Steel!


November 7, 2016, 5:57 pm

My vote goes to the Withings Activite Steel!

Sean L. Lee

November 9, 2016, 12:48 pm

Amazon Echo


November 17, 2016, 11:32 pm

Stunned by the choice of Three as Mobile Network of the Year.
The only boundary or development they ever pushed was value/cheapness.
That was three years ago.

PS. Just this minute seen in National Newspaper their six million customer accounts hacked.
Suprised they had so many these days.
Your award needs update with a health warning.

Jo Esbarzera

November 18, 2016, 2:07 am

Overwatch over Uncharted? really? The game doesn't even have a campaign and the graphics in comparison to Uncharted are so poor.


November 18, 2016, 10:37 am

HTC vive, really? an unproven first gen product in a small expensive niche market.
Dyson supersonic?! because everyone is going to spend hundreds of pounds on a hair drier that does the same as a £20 one?!
Surface book? so expensive that practically no one cares about it. how about the Lenovo 710S or Asus UX310? pushing strong performing ultrabooks into real world value.
Guess you just look at style over substance and real world usability.

Ian Owen

November 18, 2016, 11:29 am

"At an exclusive awards party in London ... " - judging by the photo at the top of this page, it was bit a bit too exclusive :)


November 18, 2016, 12:09 pm

I agree that Google deserves to win Tech Brand of the year compared to its competitors - but I also wish it did so much more in UK.

Google's influence and links with business partners in UK is severly lacking compared with Apple/Amazon and it's impact in UK.

Perfect example is financial businesses adoption rate of Apple Pay, where as Android Pay is still waiting for some big banks to join (or stop using their own payment system).

We also don't have Google WiFi or Home here (or an attempt of Project Fi). And we pay an absurd amount for the Pixel (although, they can't necessarily be blamed for this).

When Apple (or Amazon) release something in USA - it's almost always supported straight away in UK - or if it isn't, it "just works" when it is eventually released.


November 19, 2016, 12:27 am

Why are you against the Vive? The category was VR Headsets, and the products that have made it past first gen (e.g. cardboard and Gear VR) can't hold a candle to it.

Or are you saying they just shouldn't have a category for VR Headsets?

Well I don't want a soundbar because they're not as good as separate speakers. Should I berate them for having a Soundbar category?

And for the hairdryer, it's something new and innovative. Yes it's not worth the money, but hopefully the cost will come down in future iterations. This isn't the Currys Awards; I expect Trusted Reviews to at least take into account innovation.


November 19, 2016, 12:28 am

As an owner of the Panasonic UB900 I'd rather have an XBox One S for playing my UHD blurays plus a whole lot more.

The UB900 has been a big disappointment and judging by the AV Forums thread a lot of people agree and are selling theirs while they can still get a decent price for it.


November 21, 2016, 1:03 pm

no, they gave the Vive the overall win as well, not just the VR category. Hence my amazement and comments.


November 21, 2016, 1:31 pm

Oh was that in the video then? I just read the list, which oddly doesn't mention the overall winner.

Well i guess it depends what the award is really for. In terms of innovation I don't know what else could beat it really; it's a new type of experience and delivered very well considering the current state of tech. In terms of potential (or probable) future impact I think it would come out on top too. Maybe I'm biased as I have one and love it.

I'd say for me at least it's a proven product, and while the market is currently expensive and niche that will change, and the Vive has certainly contributed to that change (although arguably not as much as the PSVR).

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