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Apple Watch Voted Must-Have Gadget of 2015

T3, Future’s lifestyle technology media brand, unveils the tenth annual T3 Hot 100 – the list of the most wanted gadgets, tech innovations, trends and brands.

Devised by a panel of T3 tech experts, the Hot 100 has built a reputation as the go-to list for an increasingly tech hungry world, say the publishers. As well as including the latest cutting-edge devices, it also includes the innovators behind the products and the overarching trends that will change industries as we know them.

Topping the list for 2015 is the Apple Watch. Launched officially on 9 March and available to buy from 24 April (pre-order 10 April), it has been the most talked about product of 2015 and filled 2014 with wave upon wave of speculation and gossip. Priced from £299 to £13,500, this is Apple’s first brand new product since the iPad.

Tom Dennis, Editor of T3, says, “The Apple Watch is undoubtedly the most talked about product of the past year. The speculation and hype have been immense and now officially launched, only time will tell if this is going to be yet another phenomenal success for Apple, but on initial inspection, we are sure it will be.

“Pulling together the full Hot 100 list is a labour of love for us all at T3. The bickering and squabbles about each individual position, not to mention all those that did not make into the 100, is all worth it as this makes for a truly definitive list that represents T3 and modern life perfectly.”

The Top 10:

Apple Watch

Electric Vehicles

Microsoft HoloLens



HTC One M9

Internet of Things / Home Tech

Dyson 360 Eye

BMX i8

Samsung Gear VR

Wearable tech unsurprisingly dominates the list. The Apple Watch enters a market with a plethora of sports bands and smartwatches already available, and while 2014’s Hot 100 identified this trend last year, it looks set to continue again in 2015. Microsoft’s HoloLens comes in at number three and looks set to revolutionise how we interact with our computers. Falsely rumoured to be dead Google Glass 2.0 is at 15, smartwatch trailblazer Pebble sees its Steel model at 33, LG’s G Watch Urbane is at 41, MYO is at 42, Sony SmartEyeglass Attach is at 49, Alcatel OneTouch Watch is at 55, Fitbit Surge is at 62, Withings Activite Pop Watch is at 67, Montblanc e-Strap is at 77, Nixie drone is at 82, Razer Nabu X is at 83.

The HTC One continues to show its dominance in the smartphone market with the new M9 the highest phone on the list at six ahead of Samsung Galaxy S6 (27), iPhone 6 (28) and Samsung Galaxy A7 (66).

The automotive industry once again shows great strides in tech, as well as the traditional manufacturers such as BMW, who’s i8 comes in at number nine, Porsche’s 918 Spyder (46) and Aston Martin’s Vantage GT3 (56), Electric Vehicles are in second place. With their presence becoming ever more commonplace on the roads, traditional tech brands such as Google are entering the market with their Driverless car in advanced development, and Apple being strongly rumoured to also be developing in the market, says T3.

The full list is published in T3 Magazine and iPad edition, out 19 March.