T3 Awards 2016: who's nominated for Design of the Year?

Here they come, the beautiful ones, la-la, la-la

The winner here will be the most pleasing looking device, or one that reimagines what a thing of its type can look like, or do. The product needs to actually work, too. That always helps.

Check out everything there is to know about tonight's T3 Awards 2016 powered by EE

B&W Zeppelin Wireless

Oh the humanity! This stunningly powerful Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker is airship-shaped and Bristol fashion, and very black indeed.

• Read our Zeppelin Wireless review

British Gas Hive 2

What a difference a little Yves Béhar magic design dust can make. The new Hive banished memories of its ugly-stick-assailed predecessor.

• Read our collation of the best smart thermostats of this and other years

Olympus Pen-F

Crash, bang, wallop. What a picture. Our advice with the retro-cool Pen F is this: buy two, then take photos of it, with it.

• Come see our Olympus Pen-F hands on

Dyson Supersonic

Yes, a hairdryer can be sexy. And economical. And involve magnets.Thank you, Dyson, for opening our eyes (and drying our hair).

• The full hair-raising Dyson Supersonic news and early verdict

Aston Martin DB11

“No mister Bond, I expect you to give me your car keys, so I can drive off in it and hopefully encounter Pussy Galore on the road.”

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Yes, it does look very much like the last Galaxy Edge. No, we have absolutely no problem with that. It also makes phone calls: read our full Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review

Duncan has been writing about tech for almost 15 years, during which time he has attended every event going, apart from Apple ones, as he mysteriously doesn't get invited to them. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. 

Duncan's current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. Duncan also edits T3's golf section because fuck it, someone has to. Dave Usher does all the real work on that bit, though. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially Reddit before the invention of Reddit. There was a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."