This year has been a bumper year for gadgets. In 2012 we’ve had the launch of the iPad mini, the Nexus 7 and 10, two full-sized iPads, dozens of devices from Asus and Samsung, and the Microsoft Surface and others – and that’s just in tablets.
When you start the task of also trying to find the best cameras, phones, home cinema devices, Ultrabooks, laptops, games, headphones, MP3 players, games consoles, and eBook readers you can see the sort of challenge it is to come up with the best of the best.
But that’s what we’ve done and below is the list of this year’s best products in their category, the bee’s knees, if you like.
Here at Pocket-lint, we believe that all the nominations this year are outstanding, and that you’ll be happy if you buy anything from the list to fulfil your gadget lust.
There always has to be a winner, though, so after a lengthy voting process – including votes from some of the best journalists in the business, the industry as a whole, and you, the public – we’ve got the 11 must-buy gadgets, phones, tablets, laptops, cameras and more for 2012.
The winners of the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 are:
Best digital camera – Nikon D800
Best laptop – Apple MacBook Air 13-inch
Best app – Google Chrome
Best game – Journey
Best home entertainment device – Sky TV
Best portable audio – iPod Touch 5th generation
Best TV – Panasonic Viera TX-P50VT50B and the Sony Bravia KDL-46HX853
Best tablet – Nexus 7
Best mobile phone – Samsung Galaxy S III
Innovation of the year – Nike+ Fuelband
Product of the year – Windows 8
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