HWM+HardwareZone Tech 2015 Award Result

The HWM+Hardwarezone.com Tech Awards is the industry’s largest and celebrates the best in consumer electronic devices. This year, a total of 129 products were shortlisted and evaluated in in 32 categories by the editorial team at technology magazine HWM and technology portal Hardwarezone.com based on overall performance, technological innovation, consumer benefits and value.  Below is the extract from the HardwareZone website.

Best Desktop CPU Intel Core i7-4790K
Best Motherboard for Intel ASUS Maximus VII Formula
Best Graphics Card AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Best Portable External HDD Seagate Backup Plus Fast
Best Solid State Drive Samsung SSD 850 Pro
Best Gaming Notebook Gigabyte Aorus X7 Pro
Best Business Notebook Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch
Best 2-in-1 Notebook
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Best Headphones for Everyday Use Philips Fidelio L2
Best Wireless Portable Speakers Creative Sound Blaster Roar
Best Multi-room Audio System Lenco PlayLink 6
Best Curved TV Samsung 65-inch HU9000
Best 4K TV Samsung 65-inch HU8500
Best Business Projector NEC M322W
Best Consumer Tablet (8-inch) Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Best Consumer Tablet (10-inch) Apple iPad Air 2
Best Mainstream Smartphone ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE
Best High-end Smartphone Apple iPhone 6
Best Phablet
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Best Camera Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Best Smartwatch LG G Watch R
Best Mobile Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
Best Point & Shoot Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
Best Premium Compact Camera
Canon PowerShot G7 X
Best Mid-range Interchangeable Lens Camera Fujifilm X-T1
Best Semi-pro Interchangeable Lens Camera Nikon D750
Best AIO Color Inkjet Printer Brother MFC-J2720
Best Wireless 802.11ac Router ASUS RT-AC87U
Innovation Award Apple iMac with Retina 5K display
Innovation Award LG 65EC970T 4K OLED TV
Innovation Award Casio Exilim EX-FR10
Innovation Award Intel Edison
Best Telco (Singapore) Singtel
Best Fibre Broadband Service (Singapore) Singtel
Best PC Components Retailer (Singapore) Fuwell
Best Consumer Electronics Chain Store (Singapore) Challenger
Best Pay TV Service (Singapore) StarHub TV
Best CPU Brand Intel
Best Gaming Graphics Processor Brand NVIDIA
Best Graphics Card Brand ASUS
Best Motherboard Brand ASUS
Best PC Memory Brand Kingston
Best SSD Brand Samsung
Best External HDD Brand WD
Best Removable Flash Storage Brand SanDisk
Best NAS Brand Synology
Best Monitor Brand Samsung
Best Keyboard and Mouse Brand Logitech
Best Business Notebook Brand Lenovo
Best 2-in-1 Notebook Brand ASUS
Best Gaming Notebook Brand Dell/Alienware
Best Gaming Console Brand Sony
Best Desktop PC Brand Apple
Best Tablet Brand Apple
Best Smartwatch Brand Samsung
Best In-Ear Earphones Brand Klipsch
Best Headphones Brand Sennheiser
Best TV Brand Samsung
Best Mainstream Smartphone Brand Samsung
Best Premium Smartphone Brand Apple
Best Compact Camera Brand Canon
Best Interchangeable Lens Camera Brand Canon
Best Inkjet Printer Brand Canon
Best Laser/LED Printer Brand Fuji Xerox
Best Business Projector Brand Epson
Best Home Theater Projector Brand Sony
Best Wireless Networking Brand ASUS
Best Wireless Speakers Brand Bose
Best Home Theater System Brand Bose


One product worth mentioning is the Casio’s EXILIM EX-FR10 which won one of the three Innovative Awards at the 6th Annual HWM+Hardwarezone.com Tech Awards.

Source: Casio FR10
Source: Casio FR10

As a camera, the FR10 is truly one of a kind, consisting of a main camera module and LCD equipped controller. When put together however, the LCD screen functions as a viewfinder, to be used like a conventional camera. This is where Casio makes it interesting– the camera also boasts a selfie mode which flips the viewfinder a full 180 degrees, which is ideal for composition of self-portraits. When detached, the FR10 camera module connects to LCD controller via Bluetooth technology, allowing the user to really get creative with angles. Besides this, the device also connects to your smartphone using Wi-Fi, making transferring and sharing photos a dream. The icing on the cake is the 14 megapixel lens, a long lasting battery life and its compact size which make this camera a distinct cut above others.



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