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Digital Trends, the only truly independent guide to technology, was founded almost a decade ago with a simple premise: real products for real people. Our editorial endorsements help readers easily navigate a crowded marketplace to find the best of those products that fit their lifestyle.

We connect people and technology, and our editorial endorsements instill confidence in our readers as they make purchasing decisions.

Product Awards

Products recommended by our staff or singled out for our Editors’ Choice awards are rigorously tested by our fiercely independent team of experts, using both industry-standard benchmarks and real-world scenarios. It’s no good to learn that a vacuum cleaner’s peak horsepower tops the chart, only to find out that it can’t pick up spilled Cheerios. Likewise, top scores on PC benchmarks like 3DMark are important, but they don’t necessarily mean that a computer is perfect for you.

We also have an in-depth guide on how we test different types of products.

Editors' Choice AwardEditors’ Choice

What’s the ideal laptop for me? While no product is ever perfect, there’s one out there that’s perfect for you. Our experts hand-test the newest products in dozens of categories, compare them against each other, and with the help of industry-standard benchmark tests, score, rate, and rank them. From speakers to smartphones, only the best of the best receive the Digital Trends Editors’ Choice award.

Recommended Product AwardRecommended Product

Following thorough benchmark testing and real-world use, Digital Trends recommends hundreds of products every year that meet our exacting standards. Products that carry this stamp of approval stand out from the crowd, moving the needle in terms of price, performance, and quality.

Best Product AwardBest Products

A popular category may have dozens of products that are really good — good enough that we recommend them or even award them our Editors’ Choice. But which is the best of the best? Digital Trends keeps up to date dozens of lists showcasing the best products, explaining in simply language why we picked it, who it’s for, and why you should buy it — or why you should hold off.

Industry Events

We start the new year off with a bang at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and continue from there, attending high-profile gaming conferences, international car shows, and everything in between. Our readers know that they can count on us to keep up to date with the latest news and trends from these events with excellent editorial coverage and high-quality, entertaining videos.

Here are just some of the events you can expect Digital Trends to report on:

CES Award 21CES

With 3,700 vendors spread across 2.2 million square feet of show floor, the Consumer Electronics Association’s annual event grows bigger every year. Our editorial team — experts in their fields and jaded to every type of hype and manipulation – sort the gimcracks from the godsends to find the truly amazing. Our Top Tech of CES awards showcase the stuff that swept them off their feet.

Special Reports

Our independent, industry-leading awards programs laud those companies that have truly made great products, and those calling for revolution when needed change has been slow to occur. From cars to computers to kitchens, Digital Trends’ experts know the industry. Our signature awards programs showcase the field and crown the truly great.

Tech for Change AwardTech for Change

From 3D-printed prostheses to burgers grown in science labs to smarter mobility for the elderly or infirm, tech improves our lives every day in a million ways beyond simply making things more convenient. Tech can have a meaningful impact– that’s why we call it Tech for Change. Winners of our award represent the companies and people fighting to make a difference.

Using Digital Trends Awards

Digital Trends connects people and technology, and our editorial endorsements are a way of instilling confidence in our readers as they make their purchasing decisions. We test and evaluate electronics in the real world, in real-life situations, and the awards we give are the seals of approval people look for when deciding what gadget is best for their homes and lives.

We encourage the use of our content and logos on your site, in your advertising, on your product packaging, and wherever else you want it to go. But we also ask that you follow our permission and fee guidelines when doing so. Award logos are restricted to winners of the award and to the specific product that received it, and we must approve all creative material before it’s distributed.

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