Stuff Gadget Awards 2011 – nominees announced

Want to know who's in the running for the Stuff Gadget Awards 2011? Come, let us enlighten you

Break out the trumpets and start blowing – it's time to announce the shortlist for the Stuff Gadget Awards 2011, powered by Intel.

Honouring the frothy cream of this year's bumper gadget crop, there are a staggering 20 categories spanning the best tech of the last 12 months, including Tech Accessory of the Year, Phone of the Year and Gadget of the Year.

Six of those prestigious gongs have been chosen by you, our readers, in a fevered frenzy of voting, while the rest have caused many a heated argument among the panel of Stuff experts. Don't worry – we're sure the rifts will heal just in time for next year's awards…

A new addition to the awards sheet is the tablet category. Designed to settle the score in the most hotly-contested gadget arena of the year, it sees the Apple iPad come up against stiff competition from the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Acer A100, BlackBerry PlayBook, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Sony Tablet S. Which will win out?

We can see you're turning red, so you can put down those trumpets – here are the nominations for the Stuff Gadget Awards 2011. The results will be announced on November 3, 2011.

Game of the Year

LA Noire

Child of Eden

Tiny Wings

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Legend of Zelda

Bullet Storm

Portal 2

Dead Space 2

DiRT 3


Innovation of the Year

Apple Smart Cover

LG Optimus 3D

Fujifilm Hybrid Viewfinder

DigiTech iPB-10

Misa Kitara

Google+ Circles

Google Chrome OS


App of the Year

GarageBand for iPad

Bjork: Biophilia

Google Body

You Gotta See This!

Sky Go

Radio Soulwax



Most Wanted Future Gadget

Polaroid GL30

Apple iPad 3

Nintendo Wii U

Sony PlayStation Vita

Asus Padfone

Nokia MeeGo tablet

Retailer of the Year



Apple Store

Currys/PC World




Micro Anvika

Design of the Year

Dell Inspiron Duo

Fujifilm FinePix X100

KEF Blade

Sagemcom Sixty

TDK Boombox

Korg microPiano

Asus Eee Pad Transformer

Casio Exilim Tryx

Tech Accessory of the Year

Wacom Inkling

Soundmagic E10

Pioneer DDJ-T1

Phonak Audéo PFE 232

Dyson Hot


Microsoft Arc Touch

SoundScience QUSB

Bose Soundlink Wireless Mobile

DigiTech iPB-10

Phone of the Year

HTC Sensation

BlackBerry Bold 9900

LG Optimus 3D

Samsung Galaxy S II

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Google Nexus S

Nokia E6

Sports and Fitness Gadget of the Year

Garmin Forerunner 610

GoPro 3D Hero System

Marine Ciclotte

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

Zeo Sleep Manager

Withings Blood Pressure Monitor


Camera of the Year


Fujifilm Finepix X100

Olympus PEN E-P3

Canon EOS 600D

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Sony Handicam HDR-TD10

Gaming Gadget of the Year


ION Audio iCade

Nintendo 3DS

Sony Vaio Z

Fling Joystick

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

AppToyz AppBlaster

TV of the Year

Sony KDL-26EX320

Panasonic TX-P46GT30

Philips 50PFL7956T

Sony KDL-46HX923

LG 47LW650T

Samsung UE55D8000

Computer of the Year

Sony Z Series

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

Apple MacBook Air 2011

Acer Revo RL100

Dell XPS 15 L501X

Apple iMac 21.5in

Acer Aspire S3

Eco Gadget of the Year

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro

Apple Mac Mini

Eton Soulra XL

Agility Saietta R

Jake Dyson CSYS

House Of Marley Redemption Song

Car of the Year

Ford Focus

Ferrari FF

Range Rover Evoque

Renault Twizy

Nissan Leaf

Mini Coupé

Tablet of the Year

Asus Eee Pad Transformer

Acer A100

Apple iPad 2

BlackBerry PlayBook

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Sony Tablet S

Audio Gadget of the Year

B&W Zeppelin Air

Geneva Model M

Denon CEOL

TDK 2-Speaker Boombox

Cambridge Audio NP30

Naim UnitiQute

Sonos Play:3

Sat-nav of the Year

Garmin nüLink! 2390

CoPilot Live Premium HD

Navigon 70 Premium

Bike Hub

Mio Spirit 687

TomTom GO Live 1005

Home Cinema Gadget of the Year

Onkyo TX-NR609

Virgin TiVo

Echostar HDS 600RS

Panasonic DMP-BDT310


D-Link Boxee Box

Yamaha YSP-2200

Gadget of the Year

Apple MacBook Air

Asus Eee Pad Transformer

D-Link Boxee Box

Samsung Galaxy S II

Virgin TiVo

Nintendo 3DS

Fujifilm Finepix X100

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

Apple iPad 2