78 brands, products recognised at HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2014

SINGAPORE - In recognition of the best brands and products in the technology industry, HWM, Singapore's leading tech magazine, and Singapore's No.1 online technology portal HardwareZone.com, today announced the winners of the HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2014 at Goodwood Park Hotel.

Now in its 5th edition, the HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards is the industry's largest and most inclusive awards event and celebrates the most influential technology companies as well as excellence in product performance and innovation. This year, 32 Editor's Choice awards and 42 Readers' Choice awards were handed out in categories ranging from computers and consumer electronics to digital entertainment, communications and services.

In addition, a total of four Innovation Awards, a new award category added this year, will be given out with the aim of recognising innovative products and cutting-edge technologies that have emerged during the eligibility period.

For the Editor's Choice awards, a total of 148 products spread across 32 categories were evaluated in the HWZ Labs between the eligibility period of December 2012 and November 2013. An expert editorial panel puts each product through proven benchmarks and test methodologies with winners chosen based on performance, value and innovation in consumer experience.

The Readers' Choice awards saw an increase in brand nominations from 169 nominees in 2013 to 186 in 2014, spanning a total of 42 categories.

Over a quarter million votes were cast during the four-week voting period, indicating the continued growth of the HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards as the platform of choice for consumers to identify the most recognisable brands in the industry.

Dr Jimmy Tang, Group Editor for HWM Singapore and HardwareZone.com said: "We're proud to introduce a new element into our awards this year with the Innovation category. This is really the result of the vast array of innovations we're seeing year to year in product features and technologies. Our goal for the Innovation awards is to recognise key innovations that we strongly believe in, technologies that will lay the foundation of future products."

Ms Pang Lee Cheng, General Manager, SPH Magazines says: ""The HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2014 is our biggest to date, with expanded categories in both Editor's Choice and Readers' Choice awards. It is clear that the HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards has established itself as the industry standard after five years of honouring the best in technology products and brands."

Mr Terence Ang, Product Manager, HardwareZone.com, added: "With an excellent editorial team who's benchmarked and selected our winning products, a sales and marketing team who has planned and put the wonderful ceremony together and our loyal readers who have stuck with us and voted for their favourite brands, I am confident that the Tech Awards will continue to resonate successfully with our team, partners and readers, for many more years to come."

The complete set of results will be published in HWM Singapore's March and April 2014 issues. They will also be released online at www.hardwarezone.com.sg.