T3 Awards 2015 Shortlist Announced (and You Can Help Pick the Winners and Bag a Prize)

By James O Malley on at

Our pals over at T3 have just announced the shortlist for this year's T3 Awards. It's the "Oscars of Tech", and you can help pick who will be crowned victorious (and stand a chance of winning a prize of your own, too).

Leading the pack this year are Apple and Samsung, who have received nine nominations each, going directly head-to-head in four categories. Sony, LG and Microsoft have all received five nominations each, too.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most nominated product is the Apple Watch, which is up for Overall Gadget of the Year, as well as Best Wearable and the Design Innovation Award.

It is also a big year for VR tech, with both the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Microsoft Hololens all getting nominations.

“This has been a massive and hugely exciting year for tech," said T3 magazine’s editor, Rob Carney.

"With a hand-picked panel of expert judges and tech-savvy readers deciding the finalists, the T3 Awards truly recognise the greats in the technology world. It’s a fantastically varied shortlist with wearables being a real stand-out trend. The voting process always brings up some great debate amongst the judges, and the votes historically throw many a curve ball! It’s going to be an interesting year.”

The awards ceremony is taking place on the 17th September in London and you can vote now on who you would like to win on the T3 website. It's definitely worth sharing your opinions on this year's top tech performers – if you vote you stand a chance of winning a brand-new Chromebook. You can see a full list of nominees below.

Gadget of the Year
Apple iPad Air 2
Apple Watch
DJI Phantom 3 Pro
Fitbit Charge HR
Garmin Forerunner 920 XT
HTC One M9
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung Gear VR
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
GoPro Hero 4 Black

Gaming Product of the Year
HTC Vive
Microsoft Xbox One
Oculus Rift Crescent Bay
Razer Blade
Samsung Gear VR
Sony Playstation 4

Phone of the Year
HTC One M9
Apple iPhone 6
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

TV of the Year
LG UF9400
Panasonic CX850
Panasonic CX400
Samsung JS9500
Sony X9000C

The Entertainment Award
Amazon Instant Video
BBC iPlayer
Google Chromecast
Sky Go

Laptop or Tablet of the Year
Apple iPad Air 2
Apple MacBook Pro Retina
Dell XPS 13
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Camera of the Year
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
GoPro Hero 4 Black
Nikon D3300
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
Samsung NX1
Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Camera

Brand of the Year

The Home Technology Award
Honeywell Voice Thermostat
Dyson Humidifier
Philips Hue
Smarter Kettle
Withings Home
Works With Nest

Design Innovation
Apple MacBook
Apple Watch
Devialet Phantom
Dolby Atmos
Microsoft Holo Lens
Monster iSport Wireless SuperSlim

The Sound Award
Arcam Solo Soundbar
B&O BeoPlay A2
Bowers & Wilkins T7
NAIM Mu-so
Monitor Audio A100
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Wearable Technology of the Year
Apple Watch
Fitbit Charge HR
Garmin Forerunner 920 XT
LG G Watch Urbane
Moto 360
Basis Peak

Car of the Year
Audi R8 e-tron
BMW i8
Jaguar XE
Tesla Models S P85D
Toyota Mirai