Here at Stuff Towers we spend an inordinate amount of time fiddling with gadgets, apps, robot vacuum cleaners, IP cameras, action cameras, regular cameras, and anything else we can get our mitts on. The downside of this is trying to keep track of the batteries and cables that come with them, the upshot is you get the distilled knowledge gleaned from our collective experience and the many hours spent ignoring the instruction manual (reading one is a fireable offence, after all).
At the end of each year we argue about who should win what and, once the dust has settled and the bruises have healed, we type up a list and run it in the magazine. For those of you who missed it — or like a searchable, digital version — here follows the winners of the annual Stuff Gadget and App Awards for 2016.
Last year we also decided to open the voting to you, our readers, and we took your votes into account for every category. Pleasingly, you lot agreed with us by and large. And because apps have become at least as important as the gear that runs them, we’ve also decided to give out separate categories and awards for them. The details of which local app won what follow below, too.
So, without further ado, here are winners (the clickable bits will take you through to a review or more info on them):
Stuff Gadget Awards
Smartphone of the Year — iPhone 7 Plus
International App of the Year — Prisma
Audio Gadget of the Year — Ultimate Ears Boom 2
Action Cam of the Year — DJI Phantom 4
Headphones of the Year — AKG N60NC
Home Gadget of the Year — Samsung PT SmartCam
Health & Fitness Gadget of the Year — Garmin Vivoactive HR
Watch of the Year — Apple Watch Series 2
TV Show of the Year — Game of Thrones
TV Gadget of the Year — DStv Explora
TV of the Year — LG OLED65E6V
Streaming Service of the Year — Netflix
Computer of the Year — Dell XPS 13
Car of the Year — Tesla Model X
Design of the Year — Impossible Project I-1
Game of the Year — Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Games Console of the Year — Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
Indie Game of the Year — Inside
Mobile Game of the Year — Pokémon Go
System Camera of the Year — Fujifilm X-T2
Compact Camera of the Year — Fujifilm X70
Readers’ Gadget of the Year — GoPro Hero Session
Gadget of the Year — HTC Vive
We’ll be dishing out the awards at a glitzy event in April. If you entered our competition to win tickets to the show keep an eye on your inbox and you could be joining us, and the winners, then.