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T3 awards 2012 finalists announced

See who's made the grade in this year's gadget Oscars

Tech overlords T3 have announced the shortlist for the sixth annual T3 Gadget awards, and it reads like a who's who of the best technology and gadgets of the year.

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Long regarded as the Oscars of the gadget world, the T3 Gadget Awards in association with Qualcomm are now in their sixth year and honour all the gadgets, software and even personalities who have wowed the tech world over the past 12 months.

CVG's actually sponsoring the gaming gadget of the year category and with nominations including PS Vita, the Alienware X51, OnLive and the Chillblast Fusion crossbow, T3 needs your expert opinion to decide which one comes out as the ultimate 2012 winner.

Our esteemed colleague, T3 Editor Luke Peters told us: "With almost one million reader votes cast last year and the support of a hand-picked panel of tech experts, the T3 Gadget Awards truly recognise the greats in the technology world. With a fantastically varied shortlist of products and manufacturers, this year's Awards look set to be one of the most hotly contested we've ever seen."

Winners will be decided by a combination of reader votes and a panel of expert industry judges. They'll be announced at the T3 Gadget Awards 2012 ceremony at Old Billingsgate in London on October 8. CVG will be in attendance on the night to soak up the atmosphere (and probably the booze), and lend our expert opinions to proceedings.

Full Shortlist categories are outlined below, but head on over to the T3 Awards site right now and make sure your votes count in the world's premier gadgets and technology awards.

The T3 Gadget Awards 2012 finalists are:

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

  • Asus PadFone
  • Raspberry Pi
  • OnLive
  • Nike Fuelband
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • LG 55EM960V
  • GAMING GADGET OF THE YEAR

  • Sony PS Vita
  • Sennheiser PC 360 G4ME
  • OnLive
  • Alienware X51
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision 2
  • Nintendo 3DS XL
  • APP OF THE YEAR

  • iPhoto for iPad
  • Zeebox
  • Draw Something
  • The Guardian for iPad
  • Spotify
  • Sky Sports F1 for iPad
  • RETAILER OF THE YEAR

  • Amazon
  • John Lewis
  • Apple Store
  • eBay
  • Harrods
  • Orange Store
  • COMMUTER GADGET OF THE YEAR

  • Sony PS Vita
  • Apple new iPad 3
  • Amazon Kindle 4
  • TomTom Via Live 120 Europe
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Sennheiser IE 80
  • DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICE OF THE YEAR

  • Spotify Premium
  • Netflix
  • Sky Go
  • OnLive
  • Pinterest
  • Xbox Live
  • TV OF THE YEAR

  • Samsung UE55ES8000
  • Panasonic TX-P50VT50
  • Sony KDL-55HX853
  • Toshiba 55WL863
  • Philips 42PFL7666
  • LG 55LM960V
  • T3 DESIGN AWARD

  • Nokia Lumia 900
  • Fujifilm X-Pro1
  • ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime
  • Parrot Zik headphones
  • Loewe Air Speaker
  • Sonos SUB Wireless Subwoofer
  • PHONE OF THE YEAR

  • Apple iPhone 4S
  • HTC One X
  • Sony Xperia S
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Nokia Lumia 900
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  • DIGITAL CAMERA OF THE YEAR

  • Canon G1X
  • Panasonic GX1
  • Fujifilm X10
  • Nikon J1
  • Sony NEX-7
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • TECH BRAND OF THE YEAR

  • Asus
  • Samsung
  • Sky
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Amazon
  • GADGET OF THE YEAR

  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Sony PS Vita
  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
  • Apple iPhone 4S
  • Asus Zenbook UX31
  • OnLive
  • Philips Fidelio L1
  • Sony NEX-7 camera
  • LG 55LM960V
  • Google Nexus 7 by Asus
  • GADGET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (Twitter vote)

  • Pollyanna Woodward
  • Jason Bradbury
  • Rory Cellan-Jones
  • Kim Dotcom
  • Edgar Wright
  • Hermione Way
  • COMPUTER OF THE YEAR

  • Alienware M14X
  • Samsung Series 9 900X3B
  • Asus Zenbook UX31
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Apple MacBook Air 2012
  • Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  • MUSIC GADGET OF THE YEAR

  • Philips Fidelio L1
  • Sonos
  • B&W P3
  • Pure Avanti Flow
  • Urbanears Plattan
  • Jawbone Big Jambox
  • WORK GADGET OF THE YEAR

  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
  • iPhone 4S
  • Epson PX830FWD
  • Logitech Performance MX Mouse
  • BlackBerry Bold 9900
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • HOME GADGET OF THE YEAR

  • Tetra Shed
  • Dyson DC39
  • Philips Sonicare DiamondClean
  • Plumen Eco Bulb
  • Magimix Le Mini Plus
  • Nest Smart Thermostat
  • TABLET OF THE YEAR

  • Apple new iPad 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
  • Sony Tablet S
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
  • Google Nexus 7 by ASUS
  • GADGET ACCESSORY OF THE YEAR

  • Nike Fuelband
  • Asus Transformer Prime keyboard
  • Joby GorillaPod SLR Zoom
  • SolarFocus Kindle 4 case
  • Ion Audio All Star Guitar
  • Synology DS212j (NAS drive)

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