The T3 Awards voting is drawing to a close tomorrow. And, like a journey of 1,000 miles, the long and winding road to the ceremony itself - on September 28, at London's prestigious Royal Horticultural Hall - begins with but a single step: you voting for the stuff you love.
We don't only ask you to do this to show support for your favourite tech, or out of the goodness of your heart. We're also offering an Apple MacBook to one lucky voter, to be picked at random.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the T3 Awards is known as “the Oscars of Tech,” and not only by us. Indeed, a T3 Award has become one of the most prestigious prizes in the industry, given only to the greatest gadgets, the best brands and the most innovative, er, innovators.
Not surprisingly, Virtual Reality has a big impact on this year’s nominations. The HTC Vive receives three for Gadget, Gaming Product and Innovation of the Year. The Oculus Rift, whose founder Palmer Luckey was 2015’s Outstanding Achievement recipient, has two (Gadget and Gaming Product of the Year), with the Samsung Gear 360 nominated for Innovation of the Year.
Samsung is this year’s most nominated company with an incredible 11 nods. Apple and Sony/Sony PlayStation pick up six each, and go mano-a-mano-a-mano with Samsung for Phone and Brand of the Year.
Other notable nominees include HTC, who receive five, and Microsoft and LG, who both have four.
The winners are decided by your votes and those of a panel of expert judges from the tech biz, and the results will be announced on September 28.