We have revealed all the products to win a prestigious award at this year’s Trusted Reviews Awards ceremony.
Showcasing the finest tech of the year, the Trusted Reviews Awards in partnership with eBay highlights the very best tech we have reviewed over the past 12 months with over 80 award categories from the very best TVs, phones, tablets, laptops and more.
Scroll down to see this year’s shortlisted products and overall winners, or use the skip links to just a preferred section.
The winner: Apple MacBook Air 15-inch
The MacBook Air 15-inch was an evolution, rather than a revolution, of the already-released 13-inch model but it added that extra bit of real estate to an already excellent device.
You can see the best laptop shortlist below:
- Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10
- Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED
- Samsung Galaxy Book 3 360
- HP Chromebook X2 11
- Razer Blade 14
Best Student Laptop
The winner: Samsung Galaxy Book 3 360
An impressive display and swanky design make this a top pick for students.
You can see the best student laptop shortlist below:
- Apple MacBook Air 15-inch
- Asus Zenbook 15 OLED
- Acer Swift Go 14
- Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
- HP Chromebook X2 11
The winner: HP Chromebook X2 11
A remarkably portable 2-in-1 device with a great keyboard, eye-catching display and great productivity performance.
You can see the best Chromebook shortlist below:
Best Gaming Laptop
The winner: Asus ROG Strix Scar 16
Thanks to a strong gaming keyboard and a lavish 16-inch QHD+ 240Hz Mini LED display, this is a star.
You can see the best gaming laptop shortlist below:
The winner: AOC Agon AG405UXC
The AOC Agon AG405UXC is our favourite monitor and it offers an ideal combination of high-end specs. The combo is a 40-inch size, 21:9 aspect ratio, 3440 x 1440 resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. And, we love it.
You can see the best monitor shortlist below:
- Acer Predator X32 FP
- Samsung Odyssey Neo G7
- AOC Gaming 25G3ZM/BK
- LG UltraGear 27GR95QE-B
- Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED
- Philips Evnia 42M2N8900
The winner: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Link returns to Hyrule with new innovative mechanics, wondrous locations and engaging stories that leave you in awe.
You can see the best game nominees below:
- Horizon Call of the Mountain
- Pikmin 4
- God of War Ragnarok
- Metroid Prime Remastered
- Resident Evil 4 Remake
Best Gaming Headset
The winner: Razer BlackShark V2 Pro
The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro is our favourite gaming headset, with outstanding capabilities for eSports players.
You can see the best gaming headset shortlist below:
Best Gaming Keyboard
The winner: Asus ROG Azoth
The Asus ROG Azoth is lavishly constructed and ideal for serious gamers. Along with a top-notch typing experience, the hot-swappable keys mean you can customise this peripheral to your liking too.
You can see the best gaming keyboard nominees below:
Best Gaming Mouse
The winner: HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2
This gaming mouse nails what you need from a peripheral made for serious FPS players, and all for less than £60/$60.
You can see the best gaming mouse shortlist below:
Best Gaming Hardware
The winner: Asus ROG Ally
This offers more raw power than the Steam Deck, along with a bright Full HD display. In true Asus fashion, it’s a meticulously crafted piece of kit.
You can see the best gaming hardware shortlist below:
The winner: Intel Core i9-13900K
This is a processor that offers unrivalled power, beating strong rivals from AMD. The multi-core performance is breathtaking, while the single-core capabilities are unmatched.
You can see the best CPU shortlist below:
The winner: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
For around £1000/$1000, you get remarkably affordable 4K gaming performance, in the context of a very expensive GPU market. The sheer gaming power is remarkably impressive.
You can see the other best GPU nominees below:
The winner: Logitech StreamCam
The StreamCam is focused on giving you quality capabilities for online streaming at a reasonable price. The camera provides detailed and smooth video quality, along with a stylish design.
You can see the other best webcam nominees below:
The winner: HP Smart Tank 5105
The HP Smart Tank 5105 nails it thanks to an impressive range of features, solid print quality and remarkably low running costs.
You can see the best printer shortlist below.
Best Router and Mesh System
The winner: Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE1600
The Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE1600 is an absolute powerhouse and it gets our top award. With a Wi-Fi 6E that gives you blazingly fast 5GHz and 6GHz connectivity along with lightning-quick Ethernet, this Asus is the one to get.
You can see the best router and mesh system shortlist below:
the winner: Surfshark
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You can see the best VPN shortlist below:
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The winner: McAfee Plus Advanced
McAfee Plus Advanced is the top anti-virus program you can buy. We’re fans of Plus Advanced as you can use it across unlimited devices and it offers industry-leading malware protection.
You can see the best anti-virus shortlist below:
Best Password Manager
The winner: Bitwarden
Bitwarden is not only the best free password manager we’ve tested, but also the best paid-for option. It’s easy to use, yet still packs in plenty of security features to keep most people happy.
You can see the best password managers shortlist below:
Best Washing Machine
The winner: Samsung WW90T684DLH
Priced brilliantly, the Samsung WW90T684DLH is an excellent washing machine that is packed with high-end features.
You can see the best washing machine shortlist below.
Best Tumble Dryer
The winner: Whirlpool W6 D94WR UK
This is one of the cheapest tumble dryers to run. Part of this is down to the excellent 6th Sense system, which detects when clothes are dry, stopping a cycle at exactly the right moment.
You can see the best tumble dryer shortlist below.
Best Coffee Machine
The winner: Moccamaster KBGT
The Moccamaster KBGT filter coffee machine delivers straight-forward, brilliant filter coffee at the touch of a button.
You can see the best coffee machine shortlist below.
Best Home Security Product
The winner: Brisant Secure Ultion Nuki Plus
The combination of Nuki’s excellent smart lock technology and Brisant’s secure Euro cylinder makes the Brisant Secure Ultion Nuki Plus our favourite smart lock ever.
You can see the best home security product shortlist below.
Best Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
The winner: Samsung Bespoke Jet AI
The Samsung Bespoke Jet AI can adjust its power automatically based on different floor conditions, delivering a responsive and powerful clean.
You can see the best cordless vacuum cleaner shortlist below.
- Dyson Gen5detect
- Vax ONEPWR Blade 5 Dual Pet & Car
- Shark Stratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Pet Pro Cordless Vacuum IZ420UKT
- Henry Quick
Best Vacuum Cleaner
The Shark Stratos Pet Pro Anti Hair Wrap Plus Anti-Odour Upright Vacuum NZ860UKT does it all: it’s powerful, it doesn’t get hair tangled up in its head and turns from an upright to a clever handheld.
You can see the best vacuum cleaner shortlist below.
Best Robot Vacuum
The winner: Ecovacs Deebot T20 Omni
This vacuums brilliantly, while its dual spinning mop pads mop hard floors intelligently, even getting tough stains thanks to its heated water tank and optional detergent use.
You can see the best robot vacuum shortlist below
Best Outdoor Grill/Oven
The winner: Char-Broil Smart-E
The Char-Broil Smart-E is an incredible bit of kit. With an onboard thermostat and temperature control, this BBQ can be set to the specific cooking temperature you want with ease.
You can see the best outdoor grill/oven shortlist below
Best Smart Home Product
The winner: BlindsbyPost Somfy Motorised Blinds
Proving that automation doesn’t have to be expensive, the BlindsbyPost Somfy Motorised Blinds are a great addition to any house.
You can see the best smart home product shortlist below
Best Smart Doorbell
The winner: Ring Battery Video Doorbell Plus
The Ring Battery Video Doorbell Plus is the best battery-powered video doorbell that we have reviewed. For the first time with one of its battery products, Ring has upped the resolution from 1080p to 1536p, with a fisheye lens that captures everything going on head-to-toe.
You can see the best smart doorbell shortlist below.
The winner: LG GSXV90MCDE
A brilliant combination of performance and features, the LG GSXV90MCDE is a top-quality high-end fridge/freezer. A stand-out feature on this model is the craft ice dispenser, which fills a tray full of perfect ice spheres that are perfect for cocktails.
You can see the best fridge/freezer shortlist below.
The winner: Whirlpool W11I OM1 4MS2 H
The Whirlpool W11I OM1 4MS2 H is a brilliant oven that can do it all: stable temperature control, perfectly even grilling, lots of space and multiple pull-out shelves.
You can see the best oven shortlist below.
Best Double Oven
The Samsung Bespoke Series 6 NV7B6685AAN/U4 Oven with Dual Cook has Dual Cook technology. Add the divider into the middle, and this turns into two separate ovens, so you can either save money and use half the oven when cooking smaller amounts of food.
You can see the best double oven shortlist below.
A brilliant all-rounder, the Hotpoint TS 5760F NE Flexi Zone Induction Electric Hob has four individually controllable cooking zones, all of which can run at maximum power at the same time.
You can see the best hob shortlist below.
Tested with difficult dishes, this dishwasher can handle everything thrown at it, all without the need to rinse.
You can see the best dishwasher shortlist below.
Best Air Fryer
More than an air fryer, the Ninja Speedi 10-in-1 Rapid Cooker and Air Fryer ON400UK is capable of cooking on two levels. This cooker can make mid-week menus far more interesting and It is also a proper air fryer – we love its steam air fry option, in particular.
You can see the best air fryer shortlist below.
Best Dash Cam
The winner: Nextbase 322GW
A brilliant combination of price, features and quality, the Nextbase 322GW is our top dash cam for this year.
You can see the best dash cam shortlist below.
Best Power Station
The winner: Bluetti AC60
This is small enough to put in a car for camping, holding a useful 403Wh of power, with two AC outlets, multiple USB ports and a DC output.
You can see the best power station list below.
Best Smart Security Camera
The winner: Eufy S330 eufyCam
With the Eufy S330 eufyCam camera, you can avoid monthly fees with offline storage and still have all of the high-end features you could want.
You can see the best smart security camera shortlist below.
Best Smart Lighting Product
The winner: Twinkly Curtain
The Twinkly Curtain creates a wall of dynamic colour, with 210 LEDs. As with other Twinkly products, each bulb is individually controllable, allowing for a wide range of dynamic and static scenes.
You can see the best smart lighting product shortlist below.
- Nanoleaf Lines Squared
- WiZ Luminaire Mobile Portable Light
- Philips Hue Gradient Signe Floor Lamp
- TP-Link Tapo L610 and L630 Smart Wi-Fi spotlights
Best Floor Cleaner
The winner: Vax ONEPWR Glide 2
Making short work of dirty hard floors, the Vax ONEPWR Glide 2 sucks up debris and muck, while using detergent to leave hard floors sparkling and clean.
You can see the best floor cleaner shortlist below.
Best Kitchen Gadget
The winner: Salter Plant Milk Maker
A clever blender with an integrated fine mesh filter, this tool can make more than a litre of plant milk in under a minute.
You can see the best kitchen gadget shortlist below.
TV and Audio Winners
Best Dolby Atmos soundbar
The winner: Samsung HW-Q990C
Small tweaks to an already compelling Dolby Atmos soundbar system has seen Samsung capture our best Atmos soundbar award for its impressive HW-Q990C. One of the best Atmos systems available.
You can see the best Dolby Atmos soundbar shortlist below.
- Philips Fidelio FB1
- Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus
- Bang & Olufsen Beosound Theatre
- Samsung HW-Q990C
- LG S95QR
Best Budget Soundbar
The winner: Yamaha SR-C30A
Cheap doesn’t have to mean bad, average or fair as this effort from Yamaha shows. The SR-C30A is great at making your TV sound better for an affordable price.
You can see the best budget soundbar shortlist below.
Best Wireless Speaker
The winner: Bluesound Pulse M
A great-looking and excellent sounding wireless speaker from Bluesound, the Pulse M is graced with both style and substance with its rich, lively audio performance.
You can see the best wireless speaker shortlist below.
Best Outdoor Speaker
The winner: JBL Charge 5 Wi-Fi
Yet another in a long line of excellent speakers from JBL, the Charge 5 Wi-Fi adds Wi-Fi support and puts in an audio performance that is leaps and bounds better than its predecessor.
You can see the best outdoor speaker shortlist below.
Best Multi-Room Speaker
The winner: Sonos Era 100
A new era for Sonos’ wireless speaker begins in some style with the Era 100. This is a great option for parties in the home.
You can see the best multi-room speaker shortlist below.
Best Stereo Speaker
The winner: Q Acoustics 5020
Q Acoustics are masters of deciphering what makes a stereo speaker sound great, and the 5020 is another rich and musical performance from the UK-based brand.
You can see the best stereo speaker shortlist below.
The winner: Sony WF-1000XM5
A true wireless that betters its predecessor with improved noise-cancellation and a clearer, more detailed audio performance. One of the smartest and feature-rich headphones you’ll find.
You can see the best headphones shortlist below.
Best Noise Cancelling Headphones
The winner: Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
The competition was tight, but Bose wins out with its fabulous noise-cancellation performance. If you want to shut the world out, the QuietComfort Earbuds II are the best earphones to achieve that.
You can see the best noise cancelling headphones shortlist below.
Best Affordable Headphones
The winner: Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC
A tough category with many worthy winners but the Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC pipped the others with good audio performance, strong noise-cancellation, and flagship features for an unbelievable price. Tremendous value.
You can see the best affordable headphones shortlist below.
Best True Wireless
The winner: Sony WF-1000XM5
The WF-1000XM5 notches its second win, beating a strong field with its impressive all-round performance.
You can see the best true wireless shortlist below.
Best Sports Headphones
The winner: Sivga S01
Perhaps a surprise choice with the Sivga S01 getting the win for producing an impressive performance for an affordable price point.
You can see the best headphones shortlist below.
Best Wired Headphones
The winner: FiiO FT3
FiiO’s FT3 wired headphones take the win with its engaging and enjoyable audio performance that’s worthy of your attention.
You can see the best wired headphone shortlist below.
The winner: iFi xDSD Gryphon
iFi is far from iffy with its xDSD Gryphon offering more functionality than its users will probably ever need and a sublime audio performance
You can see the best DAC shortlist below.
Best Music Streamer
The winner: Cambridge Audio MXN10
A well specified music streamer that’s compactly built to slot easily into your hi-fi set-up, and boasts an eloquent sound. It’s the right product, at the right time, at the right price.
You can see the best music streamer shortlist below.
Best Portable Music Player
The winner: Astell & Kern A&ultima SP3000
Unarguably expensive, but the SP3000 boasts a hugely impressive performance. Astell & Kern’s player is for those who enjoy and can afford luxury products.
You can see the best portable music player winner below.
Best Hi-Fi System
The winner: FiiO R7
Another win for FiiO with this very versatile hi-fi system that’s an amplifier, streamer and mini-hi-fi system all rolled into one at a very desirable price.
You can see the best system winner shortlist below.
The winner: Revo SuperConnect Stereo
Revo adds stereo sound to its SuperConnect and comes up trumps with a product that’s as much a hi-fi system as it is a radio.
You can see the best radio shortlist below.
The winner: Panasonic TX-55MZ2000
With a new Micro Lens Array panel, the MZ2000 achieves an even higher brightness than previous models, and combined with Panasonic’s excellent colour tuning, produces excellent image quality, alongside a sound system that’s one of the best for flatscreen TVs.
You can see the best TV shortlist below
Best HDR TV
The winner: Panasonic TX-65MZ1500
Another category, another winner for Panasonic. This category was filled with accomplished performers but the Panasonic edged it with its superlative HDR out-of-the-box HDR performance.
You can see the best HDR TV shortlist below
Best Affordable TV
The winner: TCL 55RC630K Roku TV
The best Roku TV we’ve come across so far with impressive picture quality for its price point and a sound performance that’s better than we expected. This packs a lot of value and performance for its asking price.
You can see the best affordable TV shortlist below
The winner: Sony VPL-XW7000ES
Sony’s premium projector is an expensive one but it boasts a genuinely impressive HDR image for a projector, producing bright and pin-sharp pictures that will have any cinephile impressed.
You can see the best projector shortlist below
Best Portable Projector
The winner: XGIMI Mogo 2 Pro
The best projector for those to want something to take with them on the move, the XGIMI improves on the picture and sound quality of its predecessor, making it the ultimate take-everywhere projector
You can see the best portable projector shortlist below
Best Video Streamer
The winner: Apple TV 4K (2022)
The previous model was already excellent, and the latest iteration of the Apple TV 4K edges it into five-star territory, it offers a fantastic performance even for those who don’t have an iPhone.
You can see the best video streamer shortlist below
Best Video Streaming Service
The winner: Disney+
Another successful year for Disney+ in a keenly competitive category with an increasing amount of fine original content keeping the service ticking over.
You can see the best video streaming service shortlist below
Mobile, Wearable and Camera Awards
The winner: OnePlus 11
A great smartphone isn’t just about specs – value also plays a huge role. And, no smartphone has embodied the two more in 2023 than the OnePlus 11.
You can see the best phone shortlist here:
Best High-End Phone
The winner: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
If money is no object, the incredible Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is the phone to go for. It offers a great all-round experience, from the stunning curved AMOLED display with S-Pen compatibility to the top-end performance.
You can see the best high-end phone shortlist here:
Best Foldable Phone
The winner: Motorola Razr 40 Ultra
This takes the clamshell experience to the next level with a larger cover display capable of running practically any app, and it doesn’t skimp on performance or battery life either.
Here’s the best foldable phone shortlist:
Best Camera Phone
The winner: Google Pixel 7 Pro
When it comes to camera prowess, the Google Pixel 7 Pro absolutely steals the show thanks to a trio of rear-facing lenses that deliver a versatile shooting experience backed up by the AI smarts on offer from Google’s Tensor G2 chipset.
Take a look at the best camera phone shortlist:
Best Mid-Range Phone
The winner: Nothing Phone (2)
The mid-range market has gone from strength to strength in recent years and that’s perfectly embodied by the Nothing Phone (2), our top choice in the mid-range market. Boasting the unique transparent design Nothing is known for, along with huge improvements to both hardware and software, make it hard to fault for the price, boasting flagship-level performance rarely seen at the price point.
Here’s our best mid-range phone shortlist:
Best Affordable Phone
The winner: Poco X5 Pro
When it comes to smartphones on a budget, there’s no better option available in 2023 than the Poco X5 Pro. The Xiaomi sub-brand has always delivered strong options for the price, and that’s just as true with the Poco X5 Pro and its superior performance compared to the budget competition, along with a strong trio of cameras, solid battery life and fast charging that make it a very tempting option.
Take a look at our best affordable phone shortlist:
Best Gaming Phone
The winner: Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
This phone has an absolute bevvy of gaming-focused tweaks, from a high touch sample rate within its 165Hz display to impressive performance from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.
Here’s our best gaming phone shortlist:
The winner: OnePlus Pad
Our choice of the best tablet available in 2023 is none other than the OnePlus Pad. The company’s first stab at a tablet has been largely successful, offering great value for money at less than £500 with a gorgeous display and iPad-esque stylus and keyboard accessories that turn it into a decent laptop replacement for school and work.
Here’s our best tablet shortlist:
The winner: Amazon Kindle (2022)
Our top choice for an e-Reader in 2023 is the latest Amazon Kindle (2022). The portable e-reader has everything you need from an e-reader experience, from a bright, legible e-ink display to access to Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and Audible services that let you either read or listen to your favourite books. With battery life that lasts for weeks at a time, and a fairly affordable price, there’s no better option around.
Take a look at our best e-Reader shortlist:
Best E-ink tablet
The winner: ReMarkable 2
E-ink tablets are a relatively new fad in the tech industry, offering a similar display experience to an e-reader but with a spin, be it access to the Android OS or note-taking capabilities. To that end, we’ve chosen the ReMarkable 2 as our top e-ink tablet, delivering a paper-like display complete with stylus support and handwriting recognition, two weeks of battery life and a simple but elegant UI.
Here’s our shortlist of the best E-ink tablets:
Best Affordable Tablet
The winner: Honor Pad X9
Our top choice for a tablet on a budget is the Honor Pad X9. At less than £200, the Honor Pad X9 delivers a top-notch display experience with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate rarely seen at the price point, coupled with a great minimalist design, surround sound speakers and solid performance for the price point.
Take a look at the best affordable tablet shortlist:
The winner: TicWatch Pro 5
The TicWatch Pro 5 excels in the battery life department with up to 80 hours, further extended by the Essential Mode, along with Wear OS 3, fast charging support and a secondary FSTN display.
Here’s our best smartwatch shortlist:
Best Running Watch
The winner: Garmin Forerunner 265s
We loved the addition of a colour display compared to previous Garmin entries, especially as it doesn’t have a knock-on effect on battery life. Plus, support for multiband GPS and Sat IQ technology means your runs will always be accurately tracked.
Here’s our best running watch shortlist:
Best Fitness Tracker
The winner: Huawei Watch D
We were impressed by this trackers blood pressure monitoring tech as well as its ECG capabilities, 7-day battery life and the plethora of sports tracking modes.
Here’s our best fitness tracker shortlist:
Best Mobile Network
Our choice of the top mobile network, voted for by our readers, is GiffGaff.
Here’s the shortlist for the best mobile network:
- BT Mobile
- iD Mobile
- Sky Mobile
- Tesco Mobile
- Virgin Mobile
Best Mobile Network for 5G
The best mobile network for 5G connectivity, as voted by our readers, is EE.
Best Value Mobile Network
The best value mobile network, as voted by our raiders, is GiffGaff.
Best Mobile Network for Reliability
The best mobile network for reliability, as voted by our readers, is GiffGaff.
Best Mobile Network for Customer Service
The best mobile network for customer service, as voted by our readers, is Tesco Mobile.
Best Mobile Network for Roaming
The best mobile network for roaming, as voted by our readers, is O2.
The winner: Panasonic Lumix S5II
This camera represents not only a huge upgrade over its predecessor but a versatile full-frame camera that’s just as capable of recording videos as it is taking photos.
Here’s our best camera shortlist:
Best Vlogging Camera
The winner: Sony ZV-E1
The portability, performance and imaging power of this full-frame camera make it a great option for recording stunning video content.
Here’s our shortlist for the best vlogging camera:
Sustainability Award Sponsored by eBay
Winner: Bang and Olufsen Beosound A5
This award is aimed at highlighting some of the products we’ve tested over the past year that have a focus on sustainability. Thanks to eBay for partnering with us on this award, and helping choose the winner.
eBay is encouraging consumers to consider shopping refurbished as a first thought, not an afterthought. The marketplace is on a mission to show that buying Refurbished on eBay is a more cost-effective and sustainable way of shopping, through reputable sellers who offer a huge selection of high-quality products from some of the world’s leading brands, including Dyson, Sonos and Peloton. In 2022, shoppers that opted for refurbished on eBay saved 13,000 tonnes of greenhouse emissions, which is equivalent to 200,000 new phones being made. Plus over 400,000 kg of waste was saved, the same weight of over 3.4 million phones.
- Sony WF-1000XM5
- Bang and Olufsen Beosound A5
- Asus Zenfone 10
- Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED (2023)
- Acer Chromebook Vero 514