The HTC One smartphone has edged out Apple and Samsung to win the coveted T3 magazine gadget of the year award.
The Taiwanese-made model also won the T3 design award and the 'phone of the year' accolade at a ceremony in London tonight.
The Android smartphone is set apart from competitors' handsets by its dual frontal stereo speakers powered by built-in amplifiers and 'BlinkFeed' that streams live content onto one screen.
However Apple won computer and tablet of the year and Samsung took the brand of the year title, while Sony won digital camera and television of the year.
Michael Acton Smith, who co-founded entertainment company Mind Candy, which created Moshi Monsters toys, was awarded for his outstanding contribution to technology.
T3 said of Smith: 'From (gadget retailer) Firebox.com - an early adopter of e-commerce - to Perplex City, the groundbreaking multi-media game, his vision and hunger for bigger and better has helped the UK become one of the most exciting countries in the world of tech.'
Mr Smith said: 'I'm honoured to have received this award from T3. It's been an incredible journey so far and I'm excited and looking forward to what the future brings.'
TED curator Chris Anderson, who has racked up hundreds of millions of web video views for speeches by academics and technological experts through his TED Talks series, won the Tech Legend award.
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