Technology company ASUS has beaten tech giants Apple and Samsung to win in five categories at the T3 Gadget Awards, including awards for Gadget of the Year for the Google Nexus 7.
The company also won prizes for Tablet of the Year, Tech Brand of the Year, the T3 Design Award for its Eee Pad Transformer and Computer of the Year for its Zenbook UX31.
The Sony PS Vita won Gaming Gadget of the Year and Amazon was named Retailer of the Year. Work Gadget of the Year was Apple’s iPhone 4S although Phone of the Year was named as the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Lord Alan Sugar collected the Outstanding Contribution to Technology Award from Carphone Warehouse.
“I have been fortunate enough to receive a few honours and awards over the years, but this one is special and I am proud to accept it. When I look back at my career achievements since starting Amstrad in 1967 - from making hifi units, computers and the first Sky satellite dishes, to bringing YouView to market this year - the one thing that has kept me motivated is that I am a real tech geek at heart. Since I was a child, I’ve always wanted to crack something open, get my hands in there and understand how it works, be it a stereo, computer processor or a set-top box. I’d like to thank T3 and the award judges for recognising the contribution I have made to the industry,” said Lord Sugar.
The full list of winners can be viewed below:
Innovation Of The Year Raspberry Pi
Gaming Gadget Of The Year Sony PS Vita
Gadget Accessory Of The Year Nike Fuelband
App Of The Year Zeebox
Retailer Of The Year Amazon
Tech Personality Of The Year Rory Cellan-Jones
Digital Media Service Of The Year Sky Go
T3 Design Award ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime
Commuter Gadget Of The Year Amazon Kindle 4
TV Of The Year Sony Bravia KDL-55HX853
Digital Camera Of The Year Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Work Gadget Of The Year Apple iPhone 4S
Home Gadget Of The Year Nest Smart Thermostat
Computer Of The Year ASUS Zenbook UX31
Music Gadget Of The Year Bowers & Wilkins P3
Tablet Of The Year Google Nexus 7 By ASUS
Tech Brand Of The Year ASUS
Outstand Contribution To Tech Lord Sugar
Phone Of The Year Samsung Galaxy S3
Gadget Of The Year Google Nexus 7 By ASUS