Apple Watch just racked up another well-deserved award win — being named the year’s best gadget at top U.K. consumer technology event, the T3 Awards.
“Once again Apple have produced a product that has galvanized a market,” said T3 editor Rob Carney. “In a year of outstanding new products, this stood out to all of the judges and voting public as THE outstanding tech of 2015. The tech and fashion media have nothing in common, yet both enthused about Apple Watch. That says it all about this high-style, high-tech, highly personal device. It’s a worthy winner of the 2015 Gadget of the Year.”
We can’t disagree there!
The Apple Watch was also named the Best Wearable, while the iPad Air 2 was Best Tablet, and Apple itself won Brand of the Year.
Apple’s no stranger to picking up awards. This year it’s already been handed gongs for everything from its great “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign to its life-altering work to help people with disabilities. The Apple Watch, meanwhile, was a recipient of the prestigious 2015 iF Design Gold Award — a prize sometimes referred to as a “Design Oscar.”
It’s great to see the Apple Watch be celebrated in my home country of the U.K., however.
Other prizes given out at the T3 Awards included one to 22-year-old Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey, who won the Outstanding Achievement award, and Microsoft, which earned the Design Innovation award for its HoloLens headset. The BMW i8, which Apple is rumored to be looking to build the Apple Car from, also won Car of the Year.
Not all the award choices were quite so solid, though. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge somehow beat out the record-smashing iPhone 6 for the title of Phone of the Year. Aside from that, it’s difficult to complain too much, though.