iPhone scoops top gadget gongs

Apple’s iPhone has scored a major double win by picking up phone of the year and gadget of the year at the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget awards in London.

The awards, run by the technology and gadget site Pocket-lint, are voted for by a combination of a panel of industry expert judges, technology journalists, and the public. The event also saw Sega’s Alien: Isolation pick up the award for best game, ahead of big money releases Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Destiny.

Stuart Miles, Pocket-lint chief executive and founder, said: “It’s really good to see the panel of judges, industry, and public pull together to let consumers know the best gadgets of the year. Copy this list for your Christmas wishlist and you won’t go wrong.”

Elsewhere at the awards, Apple had two more winners when the iPad Air 2 picked up the tablet of the year gong, and the MacBook Air won best laptop, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was named phablet of the year.

The internet of things was represented with the best smart home device award, which was won by Philips’ Hue light bulbs; which can be controlled via a smartphone app, and change colour when you receive a notification or alert.

Wearable technology has hugely expanded, and the best wearable award went to LG’s G Watch R, ahead of the Pebble Steel smartwatch.

Sony’s PlayStation 4 triumphed over the Xbox One to claim the home entertainment device award.


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