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All the Stuff magazine Gadget and App Awards winners!

Stuff magazine has once again acknowledged the best gadget and apps at its annual Gadget and App Awards.

Overall winner


The overall winner of the #StuffAwards for 2017 was the Nintendo Switch, which took home the Gadget of the Year award in addition to the award for Gaming Console of the Year.

Nintendo Switch


This year Stuff considered apps in seven categories and expects to see even more added for next year’s awards.

Standard Bank’s Shyft took home the prize for Financial App of the Year for its multi-currency wallet solution. Cell C’s streaming service Black won Entertainment App of the Year. Service App of the year went to personal assistant service Hey Jude, while Discovery secured the prize for Health App of the Year.

Online retailer Takealot won Online Shopping App of the Year, Delivery App of the Year went to Mr D Food, and the Social Betterment App of the Year went to police-and-community communication tool, Namola.

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“We've renamed our Gadget Awards the Stuff Awards to reflect the changing nature of the industry, where apps are as important as the devices they run on,” says Stuff publisher and editor-in-chief Toby Shapshak.

“Next year we're going to include additional apps from young developers, reward the vibrant selection of services making farmers lives easier, and also look at more enterprise-orientated solutions," says Shapshak.

Team Stuff at the Stuff Awards


Samsung’s Galaxy S8 was awarded Phone of the Year, while Huawei’s P10 Lite took the prize in the Budget Phone of the Year category. Action Camera/Drone of the Year went to the DJI Spark, and Jabra won the award for Headphones of the Year with its excellent Sport Elite wireless headphones. Another first-time winner was Ultimate Ears, which took home Hi-Fi Gadget of the Year for the diminutive but outstanding Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker.

Full list of winners for 2017

  • Gadget Awards

    • Phone of the Year — Samsung Galaxy S8
    • Budget Phone of the Year — Huawei P10 Lite
    • International App of the Year — Affinity Photo
    • Mobile Game of the Year — Euclidean Lands
    • Games Console of the Year — Nintendo Switch
    • Game of the Year — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    • TV Gadget of the Year — Kwesé Play
    • Streaming Service of the Year – Netflix
    • TV of the Year — LG OLED65B7V
    • Computer of the Year — Apple iMac 4K 21.5in
    • Fitness Tracker of the Year – Fitbit Alta HR
    • Smartwatch of the Year – Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS)
    • Car of the Year — Tesla Model X
    • Tech Toy of the Year – Lego Boost Creative Toolbox
    • Headphones of the Year — Jabra Elite Sport
    • Hi-Fi Gadget of the Year — Ultimate Ears Wonderboom
    • Action Camera/Drone of the Year — DJI Spark
    • System Camera of the Year — Fujifilm X-T20
    • Compact Camera of the Year — Fujifilm X100F
    • Gadget of the Year — Nintendo Switch

  • App Awards

    • Financial App of the Year — Shyft
    • Entertainment App of the Year — Black
    • Social Betterment App of the Year — Namola
    • Service App of the Year — Hey Jude
    • Delivery App of the Year – Mr D Food
    • Health App of the Year – Discovery
    • Online Shopping App of the Year – Takealot
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