More Than 50 Top Brands in Nine Tech Categories, Including Home, Fitness, Security and Photography, Featured in Inaugural Awards

New York, NY, November 1, 2017 – Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Tom’s Guide has revealed the winners of its new consumer technology awards program, “Best Tech Values 2017,” which recognizes the top tech products across a variety of categories that give consumers the best bang for their buck. The award winners were selected by theTom’s Guide editorial team through hands-on testing and in-depth research, and with critical input from its user community of more than 10 million tech enthusiasts.

“Best Tech Values 2017 is a natural extension of what we do on an ongoing basis.,” said Greg Mason, CEO of Purch. “With more than 30 million visitors to Tom’s Guide each month, consumers regularly turn to us to help them make better purchasing decisions across the board. With the busiest shopping season upon us, Best Tech Values 2017 list will be an important guide for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond.”

Best Tech Values 2017 features products for individuals of all ages and interests, ranging from those looking to create a smart home to fitness buffs, gamers, TV watchers, cell phone fanatics, music and photography lovers, and more. A selection of the winners is as follows:

  • Smart Speaker: Amazon Echo Dot ($45)
  • Running Headphones: Koss FitClips KSC32 ($21.95)
  • Kid Tracker: Trax Play ($99)
  • Console: Super NES Classic ($79.99)
  • Cable Replacement Service: Sling TV $20 per month
  • Key Finder: Tile Pro ($35)
  • Stem Kit: Lego Boost ($159)
  • Music Service: Google Play Plus YouTube Red (10 per month)
  • iPhone lens: Amir 3-in-1 Smartphone Lens Kit – $12.99
  • Online backup service: Backblaze ($5 per month)


For the full list of winners, visit:,review-4777.html. To join the conversation on social media, follow the hashtag #TGAwards.

“With so many options for quality products in the marketplace today, the paradox of choice can make it difficult for consumers to make a decision,” said Mark Spoonauer, Editor-in-Chief of Tom’s Guide. “After months of our research, which included buying and testing many of Amazon’s best sellers, we’re confident consumers will feel more secure in purchasing and using their gadgets after reviewing this list.”

The Tom’s Guide user community also voted in their own Best Tech Values 2017 winners. Winners include Netflix for best streaming and TV service, Amazon Echo Dot for best smart home device and Minecraft for the best family-friendly game.

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