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Stuff magazine's top gadgets, apps of 2016

Stuff magazine recently hosted its annual Gadget and App Awards for 2016, honouring various brands such as Dell, HTC, WeChat, and Apple, among others.

Stuff magazine's top gadgets, apps of 2016

Overall winners included the HTC Vive, which won the coveted Gadget of the Year award, and WeChat Wallet, which won Financial App of the Year. WeChat also took home the award for overall App of the Year.

Computer of the Year — always a hotly contested category — went to the Dell XPS 13, unseating Apple, which has dominated the category in recent years with its MacBook Pro and Air devices. It took the award based on style, portability and performance in South Africa. The computer weighs less than 1.3 kilogrammes and is barely one centimetre thick when closed. Its InfinityEdge display squeezes a 13-inch display into an 11-inch frame, available in 1080p and QHD resolutions - that’s up to 3200 pixels across.

“The computer market has been shrinking every year,” said Chris Buchanan, director: end user computing at Dell Africa. “Dell is one of only three brands reversing the trend. This award shows why. While we don’t compromise on quality, discerning consumers expect more. Today work and play happen side-by-side, so the best laptops must embrace this. Stuff Magazine’s recognition confirms that we are on the right track. We are very proud and humbled to accept this award, and will make sure we continue to deserve it.”

Stuff magazine's top gadgets, apps of 2016

The Readers’ Choice Award for Gadget of the Year went to GoPro’s Hero Session action camera.

TV of the Year went to LG’s OLED65E6V display, while TV Gadget of the Year went to the DStv Explora. Watch of the Year was won by the Apple Watch Series 2.

All the winners

Gadget Awards

  • Smartphone of the Year — iPhone 7 Plus
  • International App of the Year — Prisma
  • Audio Gadget of the Year — Ultimate Ears Boom 2
  • Action Cam of the Year — DJI Phantom 4
  • Headphones of the Year — AKG N60NC
  • Home Gadget of the Year — Samsung PT SmartCam
  • Health & Fitness Gadget of the Year — Garmin Vivoactive HR
  • Watch of the Year — Apple Watch Series 2
  • TV Show of the Year — Game of Thrones
  • TV Gadget of the Year — DStv Explora
  • TV of the Year — LG OLED65E6V
  • Streaming Service of the Year — Netflix
  • Computer of the Year — Dell XPS 13
  • Car of the Year — Tesla Model X
  • Design of the Year — Impossible Project I-1
  • Game of the Year — Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Games Console of the Year — Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
  • Indie Game of the Year — Inside
  • Mobile Game of the Year — Pokémon Go
  • System Camera of the Year — Fujifilm X-T2
  • Compact Camera of the Year — Fujifilm X70
  • Readers’ Gadget of the Year — GoPro Hero Session
  • Gadget of the Year — HTC Vive

SA App Awards

  • Financial App of the Year — WeChat Wallet
  • Entertainment App of the Year — Showmax
  • Social Responsibility App of the Year — Forgood
  • Service App of the Year — UberEats

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