Samsung and Apple bag 9 nominations each in T3 Awards shortlist

Galaxy S6 Edge competing this year
Galaxy S6 Edge competing this year

The UK's finest technology awards has reached the shortlist stage, with the T3 Awards narrowing down the candidates for the gadget gongs of 2015.

In a stellar year, Apple and Samsung's annual hostilities continue with the two tech behemoths competing with nine different nominations, including the flagship Gadget of the Year award.

The exciting worlds of VR and wearable are well represented - with the likes of the Apple Watch, Gear VR and HTC Vive all likely to be capturing headlines for years to come.

TechRadar, like T3 published by Future Publishing, is a media sponsor for the Awards which will be unveiled at a glittering event at the London's Connaught Rooms on 17 September.

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T3 magazine's editor, Rob Carney, says, "This has been a massive and hugely exciting year for tech.

"With a hand-picked panel of expert judges and T3's tech-savvy readers deciding the finalists, the T3 Awards truly recognise the greats in the technology world. It's a fantastically varied shortlist with wearables being a real stand-out trend.

"The voting process always brings up some great debate amongst the judges, and the votes historically throw many a curve ball! It's going to be an interesting year."

The shortlist

Gadget of the Year

Apple iPad Air 2
Apple Watch
DJI Phantom 3 Pro
Fitbit Charge HR
Garmin Forerunner 920 XT
HTC One M9
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung Gear VR
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
GoPro Hero 4 Black

Gaming Product of the Year

HTC Vive
Microsoft Xbox One
Oculus Rift Crescent Bay
Razer Blade
Samsung Gear VR
Sony Playstation 4

Phone of the Year

HTC One M9
Apple iPhone 6
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

TV of the Year

LG UF9400
Panasonic CX850
Panasonic CX400
Samsung JS9500
Sony X9000C

The Entertainment Award

Amazon Instant Video
BBC iPlayer
Google Chromecast
Sky Go

Laptop or Tablet of the Year

Apple iPad Air 2
Apple MacBook Pro Retina
Dell XPS 13
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Camera of the Year

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
GoPro Hero 4 Black
Nikon D3300
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
Samsung NX1
Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Camera

Brand of the Year


The Home Technology Award

Honeywell Voice Thermostat
Dyson Humidifier
Philips Hue
Smarter Kettle
Withings Home
Works With Nest

Design Innovation

Apple MacBook
Apple Watch
Devialet Phantom
Dolby Atmos
Microsoft Holo Lens
Monster iSport Wireless SuperSlim

The Sound Award

Arcam Solo Soundbar

NAIM Mu-so
Monitor Audio A100
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Wearable Technology of the Year

Apple Watch
Fitbit Charge HR
Garmin Forerunner 920 XT
LG G Watch Urbane
Moto 360
Basis Peak

Car of the Year

Audi R8 e-tron
BMW i8
Jaguar XE
Tesla Models S P85D
Toyota Mirai

Patrick Goss

Patrick Goss is the ex-Editor in Chief of TechRadar. Patrick was a passionate and experienced journalist, and he has been lucky enough to work on some of the finest online properties on the planet, building audiences everywhere and establishing himself at the forefront of digital content.  After a long stint as the boss at TechRadar, Patrick has now moved on to a role with Apple, where he is the Managing Editor for the App Store in the UK.