What's the Best Value Among the 2010 Engadget Awards Nominees?

By Beth Pinsker, Editorial Director of dealnews

The tech blog Engadget has collected thousands of nominations for its 2010 Engadget Awards. Voting is open for one more week, until Monday, February 21.

The top category — the tech version of Best Picture — is a mishmash of gadgets that will soon be revamped with new models in early 2011, particularly the iPad and iPhone 4. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is an unlikely candidate, since it has been reported that return rates are near 16%.The other items on the list are the HTC Evo 4G, Motorola Droid X, the Nook Color and the Canon Rebal T21. Then there are lists for best in each category.

Most tech geeks will be looking, however, to the category for the Most Anticipated Gadget in 2011, which, surprisingly, doesn't include the iPad 2. The nature of early adopters is that they will buy new technologies as soon as they emerge, regardless of price — and regardless of what they already own, sometimes. But at dealnews, we're always concerned about getting a good value. Sometimes that means waiting a little while until the price drops, and sometimes that means just forging ahead because the product is worth it.

Among Engadget's nominees for Most Anticipated Gadget of 2011, which do you think will be worth the initial price? Vote below:

An Update on Our Gadget Battle

We had a little gadget battle of our own at the end of 2010 on dealnews, to find out what our readers thought was the best value among the Black Friday offerings. The ultimate winner for best gadget for Black Friday 2010 was the Vizio 55" 1080p 120Hz HDTV, which was then going for around $900. While 55" inch models are still dropping in price, we haven't seen this particular item on sale lately. But you could get a Toshiba 55" 1080p 120Hz HDTV from TigerDirect for $900, with $49.99 shipping, while the deal lasts.

Beth Pinsker is dealnews' Editorial Director. She was most recently the Editor of WalletPop.com and has been a life-long bargain hunter. Follow her on Twitter — @bethpinsker. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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