Please see the following descriptions for more information on each category.
Gaming is a big deal in 2018, with huge titles and indie productions alike appearing for consoles, PC and mobile. This category rewards the best of the best that players have been losing themselves in for hours at a time.
One of the most contested categories. With a huge array of phones available in the last year, both big and small, the battle for design prestige and ease-of-use comes into play when it comes to selecting the best handsets.
If working on-the-go is your thing, this ever-evolving category is the one that highlights the best tablets, or devices with detachable keyboard docks for enhanced mobile operability, that will let you have your cake and eat it.
Forget devices that are trying to be something else - laptops are still important for getting work done. Many manufacturers haven't forgotten that, while enhancing design, battery, and portability all in one. This category showcases the best.
Music is the rhythm of life, enjoyed by so many. Bundled phone earbuds so rarely cut it, so we’ve spend hundreds of hours using dedicated on-ear and over-ear headphones to find the best new cans out this year.
Sometimes you want a pair of headphones that are small and compact. We’ve spend hundreds of hours using dedicated in-ear headphones on commutes, runs, exercise and more to find the best new headphones of 2018.
This category covers anything that can be plugged into a TV to deliver content. Whether it's the best UHD Blu-ray player, streaming device, or set-top box, this category highlights the products that are transforming sitting in front of the TV from good to great this year.
The home is getting smarter by the day and this category highlights those devices that plug into your digital life. Covering everything from smart lighting, heating, security, cleaning and beyond, this is the category that houses it all.
Hi-Fi is so last gen. If you want to wirelessly ping your music to a great-sounding and good-looking Bluetooth wireless speaker there are options large and small that will reward your ears with sublime soundwaves. These are the best.
We all like to stay fit and there are a number of digital ways to help train and enhance your goals. This category rewards the companies trying to keep us fit in innovative ways, be that with a wrist-worn device or something more.
Whether you want a snazzy designer watch with smart functions, or a do-it-all wrist wearable, smartwatches is a category that’s been exciting tech and design camps alike with the best new products this year.