Stuff Gadget Awards 2019: These are the 20 best gadgets of the year

We've dedicated this year to testing as many gadgets as we possibly can to determine which are the best. And the 2019 winners are…

Tech companies kept us guessing right up until the cusp of 2020 with some incredible new kit this year – seriously, it was like a new launch every week – so we thought it only prudent to do the same with the Stuff Gadget Awards 2019 and leave everything to absolute last moment.

The biggest prizes in consumer tech cover 20 hotly contested categories encompassing the cream of the crop from the past 12 months, from TV of the year to wearable of the year and everything in between.

Final judging from our expert panel of contributors was so fraught things nearly descending into a lethal game of ‘rock paper scissors’, before we agreed on the winners. As tempting as it was to keep all the decisions to ourselves, we’re not lost on the fact you lot are great, and sometimes, just sometimes you might not totally agree with us. So, in our version of a people’s vote, there’s also the results of the the readers' smartphone of the year and your overall pick for gadget of the year.

Let the infighting commence.

Readers gadget of the year: Philips OLED+ 984

Whether it was Federer’s Grand Slam record, Greta’s voyage across the Atlantic or Boris hiding in a fridge, 2019 threw up some belters. Techlandia didn't disappoint either where we were treated to stunning OLED TVs, electric vehicles that didn’t go flat after five miles, smartwatches masquerading as medical professionals, and tangle-free VR. Also, have you noticed how commonplace it is to check-in daily with Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant? What they lack in personality, they make up for in obedience. Speaking of which, we live to serve you our loyal readers, so rather than steal all the glory with Stuff’s Gadget of the Year award, you got one too. A not-so-shortlist of 13 contenders vied for the top prize, but we’re delighted to announce the Ambilight glowing, Bowers & Wilkins sounding, P5 processing Philips OLED+ 984 TV was your winner, and frankly we don’t blame you.