Recognized as thecountry’s most coveted technology event, the NDTV Gadget Guru Awards 2017 in partnership with NEXA and 9Apps honoured and acknowledged thebest in the field of consumer electronics, gadgets, mobile applications and smartphones. Held at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurugram, this edition of NDTV Gadget Guru Awards included 19 categories with over 200 nominations.
Hosted by Vikram Chandra and Rajiv Makhani, the evening saw a host of tech gurus and brands gather to commemorate the change-makers and innovative thinkers from the technology world. Some of the eminent guestsincludedBadshah, Cyrus Broacha, Ajay Bijli, Sonam Kalra, Sonal Kalra, R.S Kalsi, JJ Valaya, Ritu Beri, Rina Dhaka, Raman Roy, Reema Sen, Mohammad Kaif,Atul Wassan, and Asim Warsi among others.
The categories and winners for this year’s awards are:
|Audio Product of The Year||Devialet Phantom Gold|
|Consumer Electronic Product of The Year||Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 and Amazon Fire TV Stick|
|Television Of The Year||LG Signature OLED 4K|
|Camera Of The Year||Go Pro Hero 5 Black|
|Portable Computing Product of the Year||Apple MacBook Pro with TouchBar|
|Tech Peripheral of The Year||Airtel Internet TV|
|Smartphone of The Year (Above Rs. 20,000)||Samsung Galaxy S8|
|Smartphone ofThe Year (Under Rs. 20,000)||Xiaomi Redmi 4|
|NEXA Tech Innovation of the Year||HTC Vive|
|9APPS App of the Year|
|Gaming App/Game of the Year||Pokémon Go|
|Wearable Gadget of the Year||Apple Watch Series 2|
|Tech Brand Ambassador of the Year||Alia Bhatt|
|Gadget Eye Candy Of The Year||HP Spectre|
|NDTV Gadget of the Year (Viewers’ Choice)||Samsung Galaxy S8|
|NDTV Gadget of the Year (Jury’s Choice)||Samsung Galaxy S8|
|Personal Audio Product of the Year||Sony MDR 1000X|
|Most Innovative Campaign of the Year||Jio|
|Corning® Gorilla® Glass Best Display on a Mobile Device||Acer Swift 7|
On the side-lines of NDTV Gadget Guru Awards, Gadgets 360 launched Pricee.com, India’s first “search engine for shopping”. It aggregates over 60 million products across all categories (apparel, books, electronics, FMCG, appliances, sports equipment, etc.) from leading ecommerce stores in India. It is based on search algorithms built on top of Machine Learning to deliver fast and accurate results. Quality and ranking of search results are driven by Artificial Intelligence which becomes better as the machine indexes more data.Built like a search engine and not a comparison site, the product is available on desktop, mobile and as Android and iPhone app on launch. Multi-language option enables user to see search results in 10 different India languages.
This year, the jury panel featuredPrasanto K Roy, VP & Head of NASSCOM Internet, Mobile & E-commerce Council; Kishore Bhargava, Technology Consultant; Ashish K Bhatia, Independent Technology Writer and Nandagopal Rajan, Editor, Indian Express Online; and Chetan Bhagat, celebrated author, columnist and screenwriter; Gopal Sathe, Features Editor, Gadgets360; Anmol Taneja, Founder & CEO of Gadgets.in; Nishant Padhiar, Editor at Stuff and What Hi-Fi;Vikram Chandra, Consulting Editor, NDTV and Rajiv Makhni, Group Managing Editor, Technology, NDTV.
The awards will also be telecast on the NDTV Network and NDTV Good Times on July 22, 2017.