Tech Talk Readers Choice Awards 2011/12 recently held the annual Readers Choice Awards 2011/12, an awards night to recognise leading technology brands in their respective segments. Nominees are selected based on reviews by the editorial team throughout the year, shortlisted then, for the first time this year, put up online for readers to vote on. The awards, held at Furama Hotel in the heart of KL was attended by established technology brands, industry peers and members of the media. The awards was also to celebrate’s 12th year anniversary. What a journey it has been!

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Samsung and Canon were big winners that night, clinching five awards each, not surprisingly clinching Best Consumer Smartphone and Best DSLR Camera respectively, just to name a few. Samsung also went on to win Product of the Year for its runaway winner GALAXY Note. 

Celcom wins Best Telco of the Year. Image source
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Celcom wins Best Telco of the Year. Image source

The well-dressed Celcom team won The Best Telco of the Year award while Celcom head-honcho Dato’ Sri Mohammed Shazalli bin Ramly picked up a special award for Best CEO of the Year.

Up and coming telco U Mobile captured the hearts of judges and readers to win The Rising Star award. Not to be outdone, rival telco Maxis grabbed an award for Best CSR Initiative award.

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Full winners list of Awards Night:

  • Best Security Software = Kaspersky
  • Best Computer Speakers = Edifier
  • Best Headphones = Sonic Gear
  • Best Accessories Brand = Logitech (Runner up = Acer)
  • Best Processor = Intel
  • Best Motherboard = Asus
  • Best Hard Disk = Western Digital
  • Best Graphics card = Gigabyte
  • Best GPS = Garmin
  • Best Wireless Product = D-Link
  • Best Projector = Sharp
  • Best LCD TV = Samsung (Runner up = Sharp)
  • Best Desktop Monitor = Samsung (Runner up = Acer)
  • Best DSLR Camera = Canon (Runner up = Nikon)
  • Best Mirrorless Camera = Sony (Runner up = Olympus)
  • Best Compact Camera = Canon (Runner up = Nikon)
  • Best Camcorder = Canon (Runner up = Panasonic)
  • Best Laser Printer = Canon (Runner up = Oki)
  • Best Inkjet Printer = Canon (Runner up = Epson)
  • Best MFP Printer (Office use) = Konica Minolta (Runner up = Oki)
  • Best Desktop PC = HP (Runner up = Acer)
  • Best Business Laptop = HP (Runner up = Toshiba)
  • Best Consumer Laptop = Acer (Runner up = Samsung)
  • Best Ultrabook = Asus (Runner up = HP)
  • Best Tablet PC = Samsung
  • Best Consumer Smartphone = Samsung
  • Best Business Smartphone = Blackberry
  • Best Prepaid Telco = Digi
  • Best Postpaid Telco = Maxis
  • Best Wired Broadband = UniFi
  • Best Wireless Broadband = Celcom Special Awards:

  • Rising Star = U Mobile
  • Best Government Performance for ICT Initiative = MAMPU
  • Best CSR Initiative = Maxis
  • Best Telco of the Year = Celcom
  • Product of the Year = Samsung Galaxy Note
  • CEO of the Year = Dato’ Sri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly

It was my first time attending an industry tech awards night and found it fun, also being able to meet old friends and new, mingle with industry peers and influencers.

I win!
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I win! Image credit:

It was a plus to have also won the lucky draw (Edifier speaker dock!) and a quickdraw Twitter challenge where I beat other social media peers like Rebecca Saw aka @wackybeckyAman Firdaus aka @Amanz, LiewCF and Christopher Tock aka @Spinzer. Sweet is the taste of victory!

Happy Anniversary and congratulations to all winners!

By Vernon

Vernon is the founder and chief editor of A graphic designer by profession, he has a deep love for technology, cars, gadgets, food, and travel. He tweets too much and is also known as a caffeine bacterium ("life's too short for bad coffee"). Bleeds Blue (go Chelsea FC!) and considers BMW, Porsche, Alfa Romeo cars to have in the garage--for true petrolheads, that is.

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