APPLE’S iPad has trumped Amazon and Sky to be crowned top Gadget of the Year, it was announced today.
The iPad beat the Amazon Kindle and Sky 3D to win both Gad-get of the Year and Readers’ Gadget of the Year in the 2010 Stuff Gadget Awards.
Readers also voted in their droves for Microsoft’s controller-free, motion-sensitive gaming system, Xbox Kinect, which took Innovation of the Year. Stuff magazine editor and judge Fraser Macdonald said: ‘The iPad’s success was by no means pre-ordained. It’s expensive and functionally limited. ‘But it is also quite gloriously indispensable and only making itself more so with the increasing number of apps and accessories. To see it is to want it, and that’s why it’s our gadget of the year.’
Microsoft’s motion-sensor gaming system Xbox Kinect won readers’ votes for Innovation of the Year.
The annual awards recognise the best consumer technology released in the past year and are decided by expert judges and readers.