Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

TrustedReviews Awards 2015 finalists announced

Public voting on the TrustedReviews Awards 2015 has now closed, so we can finally reveal the finalists that our expert panel of judges will choose from.

Over 25,000 votes were cast to reduce the long lists for each category into three contenders. The winners will be decided by our expert panel of judges and announced at a exclusive ceremony held at the O2 in London on the 12 November.

The shortlists are as follows:

Smartphone of the Year

Value Smartphone of the Year

Computing Product of the Year

TV of the Year

Portable Audio Product of the Year

Game of the Year

Wearable of the Year

Camera of the Year

Home Appliance of the Year

PC Component of the Year

Crowdfunded Project of the Year

The Product of the Year award will be drawn from the winners in each category, and we’ll also be awarding a special This is the Future award to the product or technology we feel best represents a leap forward in how we use our technology in the future.

The judging panel consists of experts from the TrustedReviews team, including Evan Kypreos, Andy Vandervell, Michael Sawh, Simon Osborne-Walker, Alastair Stevenson, Edward Chester, Samantha Loveridge, Andrew Williams, John Archer and Richard Stevenson.

They’re joined by a select group of external judges.

David Phelan is a freelance technology journalist with nearly 20 years of experience of writing for leading national titles, including Time Out, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent and The Sunday Times.

Amy Cutmore is Consumer Editor at Ideal Home and an award winning blogger at Girl About Tech.

Paul Lamkin is Editor in Chief of Wareable, the leading website dedicated to wearable technology in the UK. He’s also a former Senior Editor at MSN.

David Snelling is a journalist of more than 15 years experience and he’s currently Technology Editor for the Express Newspapers.

Sean Hannam is Editor of Electrical Retail News, the leading trade publication for the electrical retailing sector in the UK. He’s also a prominent music blogger at his blog, Say It With Garage Flowers.

Thomas Tamblyn is Technology Editor at The Huffington Post and a former writer for

Dan Maher is the presenter of Challenge TV’s Videogame Nation, and has worked for two of the world’s biggest console and software creators.

We’ll also be handing out awards in the following categories, which will be decided by experts from the TrustedReviews team:

  • Laptop of the Year
  • Monitor of the Year
  • Printer of the Year
  • Cooling Appliance of the Year
  • Small Appliance of the Year
  • Smart Home Product of the Year
  • Vacuum Cleaner of the Year
  • Dishwasher of the Year
  • Graphics Card of the Year
  • SSD of the Year
  • Tablet of the Year
  • Home Cinema Product of the Year
  • Toy of the Year
  • Home Audio Product of the Year

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words