Singapore, 31 January 2018 - HWM, Singapore's leading tech magazine, and HardwareZone.com, Singapore's No.1 online technology portal, announced today the winners of the 2018 HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards, in a ceremony held at the historical National Museum of Singapore.
72 award categories were up for grabs this year, with 43 Readers' Choice categories for best brands and 29 Editor's Choice categories for best products, inclusive of 4 coveted Innovation Awards.
PC gaming and components brand ASUS matched its 2016 and 2017 hauls of 8 awards (5 Readers' Choice and 3 Editor's Choice), making them the biggest winner for three consecutive years. Other notable winners include Samsung and Sony, with both taking home 7 awards each.
For the first time in the nine-year history of the awards, a tie was announced for the same category, resulting in the Editor's Choice Best Smartphone Camera award being conferred upon both the Apple iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy Note8.
For the third consecutive year, gaming awards were presented in collaboration with GameAxis.com. The Editor's Choice Best Game Console award was presented to the Microsoft Xbox One X while the Editor's Choice Game of the Year was awarded to Horizon Zero Dawn. Two Innovation Awards were also presented for gaming-centric products - Nintendo Switch and ASUS ROG GX501 Zephyrus.
Mr Raymond Goh, Group Editor for HWM Singapore and HardwareZone.com, said: "As technology continues to grow beyond traditionally defined boundaries into our homes, our cars, and every facet of our lives, I'm proud of our editorial team's ability to constantly review and adapt merit categories to ensure that the Tech Awards doesn't just recognise the best products, but also reflects the major tech trends of the year. It is this commitment that makes us the definitive authority for all things technology-related in Singapore."
Ms Pang Lee Cheng, General Manager, SPH Magazines, said: "The success of the HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards can be attributed to the strong support we see from our readership. Over the past eight years, we have become the premier institution for recognising the most influential tech brands and the best performing products and services in Singapore. I'd like to congratulate all the winners again, and hope that this platform is able to foster healthy competition and sustained innovation, ultimately leading to greater consumer confidence in the industry."
The complete list of winners is attached along with a trivia sheet. For a full breakdown of Readers' Choice voting results and how the editorial team assessed and ranked the candidates of the Editor's Choice categories, look out for the full coverage published online on HardwareZone and in HWM Singapore's March and April 2018 issues.
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About HardwareZone.com and HWM
HardwareZone.com and HWM are read by savvy consumers who want to know the best of consumer technology and how it’s shaping their world today. Covering breaking news, enlightening events, hottest reviews, exclusive features and detailed shootouts for the past 20 years, both platforms cover a wide breadth of topics to inform and intrigue readers on the latest trends for a reliable endorsement of tech.
HardwareZone.com and HWM are available in independent portals and editions in four countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia). Hardwarezone.com and HWM are headquartered in Singapore and are regional-based publications at heart.
About SPH Magazines
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited.
With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited and Blu Inc Media China, raise the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.
In addition, websites such as herworldPLUS.com, HardwareZone.com and Luxury-Insider.com have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print.
SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation.
With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam.
As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.