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Digital Trends staff makes its picks for the Best Products of 2018

PORTLAND, Oregon–  December 10, 2018 — Digital Trends, the world’s largest independently owned tech publisher, has made its picks for Best Products of the Year. Each December, Digital Trends staff reviews the year in tech and looks for standout products that deliver both technical advancement and improved consumer experience.

“Strong progress this year in Internet of Things [IoT] and amplified competition in phones and laptops gave us a lot to review,” said Nick Mokey, managing editor of Digital Trends. “We decided to forgo a ‘Best Overall’ winner to focus instead on the products that impressed us, that broke new ground, and that made our lives better.”

Tech products with a 2018 release date were exhaustively vetted and tested by the tech junkies on Digital Trends’ editorial staff. “We’re weren’t really looking for bargains,” explains Mokey, “although some editors did choose items that brought top-notch features down to an unprecedented price. We also weren’t looking much at popularity, since our editors are essentially making personal picks based on what they reviewed.”

Winners were handpicked DT staff for the following 20 categories:

  • Best Phone: Google Pixel 3
  • Best Laptop: Dell XPS 13
  • Best TV: LG C8
  • Best Car: Jaguar I-Pace
  • Best Headphones: Sony WH-1000XM3
  • Best Smart Home Device: Amazon Echo Dot
  • Best Game: Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Best Camera: Nikon Z Series
  • Best Drone: DJI Mavic 2 Pro
  • Best Smartwatch: Apple Watch Series 4
  • Best Tablet: Apple iPad 9.7-inch
  • Best Media Streamer: Amazon Fire TV Cube
  • Best Fitness Tracker: Fitbit Charge 3
  • Best Home Security: Nest Hello Video Doorbell
  • Best Appliance: Hestan Cue
  • Best Speakers: Riva Concert
  • Best 3D Printer: Anycubic Photon
  • Best Movie: First Man
  • Best TV Show: The Haunting of Hill House
  • Best Album: Saba – Care For Me

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