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Gaming wins big at T3 Gadget Awards 2011

Kinect named Gadget of the Year at annual awards ceremony

Gaming products hogged the limelight at the fifth annual T3 Gadget Awards last night.

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Kinect took home two gongs, winning both overall Gadget of the Year and Gaming Gadget of the Year, while high-concept gaming laptop Razer Switchblade picked up the prestigious Innovation of the Year award.

"The concept for this mini console could be the start of something revolutionary," said T3 editor Luke Peters. "If Razer decides to license its technology further afield, we could see it appearing in tablets, mobile phones and even home appliances. That is a mouth-watering prospect."

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Elsewhere, Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy S II beat the iPhone to the Phone of the Year award, while Google was named Tech Brand of the Year.

Here are the T3 Gadget Awards 2011 winners in full:

Innovation of the Year
Razer Switchblade

Commuter Gadget of the Year
Amazon Kindle

Camera of the Year
Canon PowerShot G12

Gadget Accessory of the Year
Eye-Fi X2

Gaming Gadget of the Year
Microsoft Kinect

T3 Design Award
Apple MacBook Air 11-inch

Phone of the year
Samsung Galaxy S II

Tech Brand of the Year
Google

Tablet of the Year
Apple iPad 2

App of the Year
Flipboard

Work Gadget of the Year
BlackBerry Bold 9780

Digital Media Service of the Year
Twitter

Music Gadget of the Year
Monster Beats by Dr Dre Pro Studio

Home Gadget of the Year
Philips Airfryer

Computer of the Year
Apple MacBook Air 11-inch

Retailer of the Year
Amazon

TV of the Year
Samsung 8000 Series UE55D8000

Tech Personality of the Year
Mark Zuckerberg

Outstanding Contribution to Technology
David Attenborough

Gadget of the Year
Microsoft Kinect

[ SOURCE: T3 ]

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