WINNERS OF TRUSTED REVIEWS AWARDS 2014 REVEALED


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25 November 2014

TrustedReviews - a comprehensive source of independent expert reviews, user reviews and news about consumer electronics – today announces the winners of its 2014 awards, celebrating the very best products launched by the tech world this year.

Samsung beat some of the most renowned brands in the industry to be named Technology Brand of the Year. This category is one of the most hotly contested in the awards with Samsung, Apple, Google, HTC, Intel, LG and Sony competing for the title. In one of the most exciting categories where votes are cast on the new and genuinely genius products, which have the potential to make a real impact on the world, a low-cost braille printer by Braigo is hailed Technology Innovation of the Year.

Evan Kypreos, TrustedReviews editor, says: “The public have cast thousands of votes this year, letting us know which products and brands they class as award-worthy. It has been a lot of fun putting these products to the test, debating and fighting out between us on the judging panel which products and brands we think should win. With both the consumer and the expert TrustedReviews team having a say, the awards offer readers a trusted guide to the best products from the world of tech in 2014.”

New to this year’s awards is the category for Best Wearable Technology. The inaugural winner of this award is the Jawbone UP24.

Smartphones have become a necessity in 2014 and this year, the LG G3 took on the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and more to become the TrustedReviews Phone of the Year 2014, while the award for The Best Value Phone 2014 goes to the Motorola Moto G 2014. Chosen entirely by the public, Three receives the award for Mobile Network of the Year 2014 and Virgin Media is voted Best Home Broadband Provider.

Brands have continued to raise the standards of the tablets on offer this year, but it is the iPad Air 2 which is honoured as Tablet of the Year 2014, with the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Google Nexus 9, LG G Pad 8.3 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 pipped to the post.

PlayStation has earned the name of Best Gaming Platform 2014 in a competitive category which included Android, iOS, Nintendo, Steam and Xbox and Game of the Year is Forza Horizon 2.

The TrustedReviews Awards are now in their seventh year. Tens of thousands of votes were cast by the public across 12 categories from which a shortlist was drawn up. Winners of the Mobile Network of the Year and Broadband Provider of the Year were decided entirely by the reader vote.

For the first time in the history of the TrustedReviews Awards the winners were announced at a ceremony held at Bloomsbury Bowling at the Tavistock Hotel in London, on Tuesday 25th November.

TrustedReviews Awards 2014 winners in full:

Technology Brand of the Yearvoted for by readers and the judging panel
Samsung

Tech Innovation of the Yearvoted for by readers and the judging panel
Braigo Braille Printer

Home Broadband Provider of the Year 2014voted for by readers
Virgin Media

Mobile Network of the Year 2014voted for by readers
Three

Best Gaming Platform 2014voted for by readers and the judging panel
Playstation

Game of the Year 2014voted for by readers and the judging panel
Forza Horizon 2

Best TV Brand 2014voted for by readers and the judging panel
Sony

Computing Brand of the Year 2014voted for by readers and the judging panel
Intel

Tablet of the Year 2014voted for by readers and the judging panel
iPad Air 2

Best Value Tabletvoted for by the judging panel
Tesco Hudl 2

Best Laptop/ Hybridvoted for by the judging panel
Surface Pro 3

Phone of the Year 2014voted for by readers and the judging panel
LG G3

Best Value Phone of the Year 2014voted for by readers and the judging panel Motorola Moto G 2014

Camera of the Year 2014voted for by readers and the judging panel
Nikon D750

Best Compact Cameravoted for by the judging panel
Panasonic LX100

Best TVvoted for by the judging panel Sony KD-65X9005B

Best Value TVvoted for by the judging panel Samsung UE40H5500

Best Headphonesvoted for by the judging panel
Audio Technica ATH-M50x

Best Wearablevoted for by the judging panel
Jawbone UP24

Best washing machine - voted for by the judging panel
Miele WMR 560WPS

Best fridge freezervoted for by the judging panel
Samsung Food Showcase

Best vacuum cleanervoted for by the judging panel
Dyson DC41 Animal

Best Soundbarvoted for by the judging panel
Canton DM50

Best Surround Soundvoted for by the judging panel
Q Acoustics 2000i

Best Projectorvoted for by the judging panel
Sony VPL-VW300ES

Best Wireless Audiovoted for by the judging panel
Samsung M3

Best Monitorvoted for by the judging panel
Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q

Best Graphics Cardvoted for by the judging panel
Nvidia GTX 980

Best Wireless Routervoted for by the judging panel
D-Link DIR880L

Best Printer Brandvoted for by the judging panel
HP

Best SSDvoted for by the judging panel
Samsung 850 Pro

Best Mirrorless Cameravoted for by the judging panel
Fujifilm X-T1

Best Kicthen Gadgetvoted for by the judging panel
NutriBullet

Best Smart Home Productvoted for by the judging panel
Honeywell Evohome

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