The T3 Awards 2017 together with Three AS IT HAPPENED!

This year's T3 Awards is over, get the latest here

The T3 Awards 2017 together with Three has reached its climax!

We're thrilled that Three sponsored the T3 Awards this year, the 11th time we've held the UK's premier tech awards. 

The event is now over and, simply put, it was one hell of a show - catch up on full coverage below and check out the T3 Awards 2017 winners

The T3 Award winners (announced earlier in the day)

More about the T3 Awards 2017 together with Three

A T3 Award is the most prestigious prize in the tech industry, given only to the greatest gadgets, the best brands and the most innovative, er, innovators. 

This year the most nominated companies are Sony, Apple and Samsung - all with nine nominations each, closely followed by Google and Amazon, with eight.

Who will be this year’s most prominent winner? Will Apple hold on to their ‘Gadget of the Year’ crown? Can Samsung hold on, for a third consecutive year, for the title ‘Phone of the Year’ following its success with the S6 Edge and S7 Edge? All will be revealed! 

With thanks to our sponsors Three, Omni Capital, Kodak,, Gear4 and Freeview Play. 

Check out the full T3 Awards shortlists as well. 

What happened last year? 

Last year VR tech was a big winner, with the prestigious Gadget of the Year award going to the HTC Vive. It also won Gaming Product of the Year and Innovation of the Year. 

Samsung also snagged three awards last year, picking up Brand of the Year, Wearable Technology of the Year for its Gear S2 smartwatch and Phone of the Year for the Galaxy S7 Edge

Surface Book was our Laptop of the Year in 2016, while Tesla picked up Car of the Year for the Model X, while Connected Home Tech of the Year was won by Dyson for its Pure Cool Link fan

As for our 'people awards',, founder of, joined us on stage to receive Tech Personality of the Year. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia was the recipient of the Tech Legend Award. And the Outstanding Contribution to Tech award went to Eben Upton, founder of Raspberry Pi. 

As part of the T3 Awards' 10-year celebration in 2016, a one-time Gadget of the Decade award was given to the Apple iPhone, voted for by you.

How the T3 Awards 2017 will be decided

Voting for the T3 Awards - in partnership with The Sun, Sky News Swipe and Digital Spy - is open and the public vote lets you have your say in the so-called “Oscars of tech”. Four categories are being voted for by readers: Gadget of the Year, Phone of the Year, Brand of the Year and Retailer of the Year. The remainder of the awards have been decided by an expert panel of tech and lifestyle journalists.

The judging panel:

  • Dan Grabham - Editor,
  • Dan Jones - Consumer Editor, The Sun
  • Duncan Bell - Lifestyle Editor,
  • Gemma Evans - Presenter, Sky News Swipe
  • Hannah Bouckley - Content Manager, Tech and Gadgets,
  • Lucy Hedges - Tech Editor, Metro
  • Matthew Bolton - Editor, T3 Magazine
  • Rhiannon Williams - Technology Correspondent, i newspaper
  • Spencer Kelly - Presenter, BBC Click
  • Steve May - AV freelance journalist

However, on the following key categories you got to vote (now closed):  Gadget Of The Year, Brand Of The Year, Retailer Of The Year and Phone of the Year

Our 'people awards' are awarded by the and T3 magazine teams.

T3 Awards 2017 categories

Best of the year

  • Brand Of The Year
  • Gadget Of The Year in association with Three
  • Innovation Of The Year in association with Sky News Swipe
  • Best Gadget Under £100
  • Retailer Of The Year
  • Luxury Tech Of The Year
  • Car Of The Year

TV awards

  • Best Smart/Connected TV
  • Best Streaming Service
  • Best TV Audio Product (Soundbars and soundbases)

Computing Awards

  • Best Laptop
  • Best Gaming PC
  • Best Gaming Peripheral

Audio Awards

  • Best Bluetooth Headphones (Over/On Ear)
  • Best Bluetooth Headphones (In Ear)
  • Best Bluetooth Speaker
  • Best Wi-Fi/Multiroom Speaker
  • Best Hi-fi Product

Wearables Awards

  • Best Smartwatch
  • Best Fitness Wearable

Mobile Awards

  • Best Phone in association with Gear4
  • Best Mid-Range Phone
  • Best Mobile Accessory

Smart Living Awards

  • Smart Home Product Of The Year
  • Best Connected Lighting Product
  • Best Connected Security Product in association with Encrypt.Me
  • Best Connected Eco/Energy Product
  • Best Baby Tech
  • Best Home & Kitchen Tech
  • Best Home Networking Product

Imaging Awards

  • Best Camera
  • Best Action Camera

And finally…

  • The fun award!

Check out the full T3 Awards shortlists