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T3 Gadget Awards 2011

October 13, 2011
The T3 Gadget Awards 2011 were announced this week, with Microsoft Kinect taking home the top honour of Gadget of the Year.


Gadget of the Year: Microsoft Xbox Kinect

The Microsoft Xbox Kinect is the fastest-selling consumer durable product of all time. Using a motion sensing input device, the Kinect puts you in the game as it enables the gamer to control and interact without the need to touch the game controller.

Computer of the Year: Apple MacBook Air 11-inch

Apple’s MacBook Air 11-inch beat competition from Samsung and Sony to be crowned the ‘Computer of the Year’. With an impressive 4GB of RAM and with a SSD storage drive, this MacBook Air is fast and attractive to the eyes.

Commuter Gadget of the Year: Amazon Kindle

Amazon’s electronic book reader, the Kindle, has been named the commuter gadget of the year, beating Apple’s iPad and iPhone. Weighing less than a paperback, the Kindle can hold upto 3500 e-books and its crisp font makes it easy to be read even in bright light.

Tablet of the Year: Apple iPad 2

It’s not surprising that the Apple iPad 2 won the ‘Tablet of the Year’ award. It has dominated the tablet market fighting stiff competition from Samsung and other Android based devices. Apple decked up the iPad 2 with an ARM A5 dual-core processor to dramatically improve its iOS powered tablet.

Phone of the Year: Samsung Galaxy S II

The Samsung Galaxy S II beat Apple’s iPhone 4 for the coveted title of ‘Phone of the Year’. Among the Galaxy S II’s features are a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4.3-inch display, wave-and-pay technology and 4G download speeds.

TV of the Year: Samsung UE55D8000

Voted the ‘TV of the Year’, Samsung again proved that they can make beautiful television sets. The ‘Samsung UE55D8000’ enables viewers to access YouTube, Facebook, Twitter through numerous TV apps. It’s ultra-slim, supports 3D, and has enough HDMI inputs to satisfy just about everyone.

Work Gadget of the Year: RIM Blackberry Bold 9780

Fighting off stiff competition from Apple’s iPhone, Samsung and HTC, the Blackberry Bold 9780 has been voted as the ‘Work Gadget of the Year’. This smartphone with the latest BlackBerry OS has better multimedia features and multitouch elements.

T3 Design Award: Apple MacBook Air 11-inch

Apple’s MacBook Air 11-inch beat competition from Samsung Series 9 notebook to be bag the ‘T3 Design Award’. With an impressive 4GB of RAM and with a SSD storage drive, this MacBook Air is fast and attractive to the eyes.

Digital Camera of the Year: Canon PowerShot G12

Beating Fuji Finepix X100, the Olympus E-PL2, the Nikon D3100; the Canon Powershot G12 walked away with the Digital Camera of the Year award. The G12 boasts of a 10-megapixel sensor alongside 720p HD video-recorder.

Gadget Accessory of the Year: Eye-Fi Pro X2 card

This device can hold up to 4,000 photos or 3 hours of video content and has the ability to directly to connect to your Wi-Fi network.

Home Gadget of the Year: Philips Airfryer

Instead of using fat to make chips, this revolutionary kitchen appliance uses superheated air and this is why Philips Airfryer is the ‘Home Gadget of the Year’. The AirFryer uses Rapid Air Technology, to cook meals that would traditionally be dunked in a deep fat fryer.

Innovation of the Year: Razer Switchblade

And gaming’s next revolution could be just around the corner in the shape of the Razer Switchblade. This cutting-edge tech combines an infinitely customizable keyboard, which metamorphoses to suit the game being played, with touchscreen technology and Intel’s Atom processor to create full-spectrum PC gaming on the move.

Digital Media Service of the Year: Twitter

Twitter has emerged victorious beating Facebook and YouTube for ‘Digital Media Service of the Year’ thanks to its first-class iPhone, Android and iPad apps.

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