Best Tech 2017: The year’s top technology and gadgets revealed
2017 is almost in the books, and what a great year it turned out to be for tech fans. Earlier in the year, the Trusted Reviews Awards honoured the best technology, gadgets, and innovations – making this the only guide to the best tech of 2017 you need.
At an exclusive ceremony in vibrant East London, more than 30 awards were announced on stage by Trusted Reviews Editor-in-Chief Evan Kypreos and top comedian Mark Watson.
Ahead of the event, Kypreos said:
“We’re delighted to again be honouring some truly incredible innovations. With so much great tech released this year, the Trusted Reviews Awards 2017 was one of the hardest to decide, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of such an enthusiastic readership. The winners should be extremely proud, as they can now truly say they are ‘best-in-class’ products.”
Here’s a short summary of the winners of some of the biggest categories. Alternatively, scroll down for the full winner’s list, excluding the products recognised below.
Best Tech 2017: Nintendo Switch – Product of the Year
The Nintendo Switch was the product that had the Trusted Reviews team most excited this year. As well as winning the coveted Product of the Year Award, it also picked up Console of the Year, thanks to its forward-thinking design, versatility, and exceptional list of exclusive games, which include Game of the Year The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Nine and a bit months on, we’re still unable to put the Switch down – it’s simply this year’s must-have gadget.
Buy Now: Nintendo Switch at Amazon
Best Tech 2017: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – Phone of the Year
Samsung outdid itself this year with the Galaxy S8 (and big sibling, the Galaxy S8 Plus), which conquered still competition like the LG G6 and even the iPhone 8. Feeling like a phone fit for the future, it boasts a top-notch screen and superb camera, along with being beautifully designed.
Put simply, no other 2017 handset comes close.
Buy Now: Samsung Galaxy S8 at Amazon
Best Tech 2017: Apple iPad 10.5-inch (iPad Pro 2) – Tablet of the Year
Apple is in a league of its own when it comes to its tablets, and this year’s standout was the 10.5-inch iPad – sometimes referred to as the iPad Pro 2.
Lauded as “the best tablet I’ve ever used” by Phones and Tablets Editor Maxwell Parker, its amazing display is complemented by powerful performance and the brilliant Apple Pencil stylus, making it the ultimate device for work and play.
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Buy Now: iPad 10.5-inch at John Lewis
Best Tech 2017: LG B7 – TV of the Year
2017 was a bumper year for 4K TVs, and picking a winner was hard. But LG’s new flagship OLED, the B7, pipped its rivals to the TV of the Year award thanks to its vibrant colours, unrivalled blacks, and (relatively) affordable price.
A gamer’s dream that comes available in 55-inch and 65-inch models, it also offers support for all four major HDR standards, including Dolby Vision, and features LG’s best-in-class Smart TV UI. All in all, this the 4K TV to buy this year.
Better still, it’s currently been price slashed to under £1700 over on Amazon – get this great price while it lasts!
Buy Now: LG B7 at Amazon
Best Tech 2017: Lenovo IdeaPad 720S – Laptop of the Year
Price is always a key consideration when choosing a new laptop, and this year the Lenovo IdeaPad 720S is the best value in town. Excellent performance combines with a great screen, good range of connectivity options, and sleek design to make it the best option for those who want premium features – without the premium price tag.
Buy Now: Lenovo IdeaPad 720S at Currys
Best Tech 2017: Sony WH-1000XM2 – Headphones of the Year
What happens when the best gets even better? The Sony WH-1000XM2s, that’s what.
The Sony MDR-1000Xs took home the Headphones of the Year crown in 2016, and successor the WH-1000XM2s are a little bit better in every way, making them a rare repeat winner at the Trusted Reviews Awards.
With quality design, smart noise cancellation, and great overall sound, the WH-1000XM2s are a superb all-rounder – and the perfect everyday pair of headphones.
Buy Now: Sony WH-1000XM2 at Amazon
Best Tech 2017: Garmin Forerunner 935 – Wearable of the Year
Earning a rare 10/10 review score, the Garmin Forerunner 935 was an easy pick as our favourite wearable this year. It’s attractively designed, boasts impressive battery life, and is so comfortable you “barely notice it.”
No, it might not be cheap – but it is the best GPS sport watch made to date.
Buy Now: Garmin Forerunner 935 at Amazon
Best Tech 2017: All the winners from this the Trusted Reviews Awards 2017
Here’s the full list of winners from the 2017 Trusted Reviews Awards.
- Best Camera 2017: Nikon D850
- Best Drone 2017: DJI Mavic Pro
- Best Gaming Accessory 2017: SteelSeries Arctis 7
- Best Home Audio Product 2017: Ruark MR1 Mk2
- Best Monitor 2017: Samsung CHG90
- Best PC Component 2017: AMD Ryzen
- Best Gaming PC 2017: Corsair One
- Best Graphics Card 2017: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
- Best Portable Audio Product 2017: Chord Mojo + Poly
- Best Toy 2017: Anki Cozmo
- Best Large Home Appliance 2017: Samsung DV90M5000IW
- Best Small Home Appliance 2017: Dyson Light Ball Multi Floor
- Best Smart Home Product 2017: Netgear Arlo Pro
- Best Value Phone 2017: Moto G5
- Best Value TV 2017: Samsung MU7000
- Best Soundbar 2017: Samsung HW-MS650
- Best Streaming Service 2017: Netflix
- Best TV Provider 2017: Sky
- Best Broadband Provider 2017: Sky
- Best Mobile Network 2017: Vodafone
- Best Tech Brand 2017: AMD
- Innovation of the Decade: iPhone
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