Digital Trends Reveals Inaugural Home Awards and 2015 Winners

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PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading consumer technology publisher Digital Trends has named the 2015
winners of its inaugural
Home Awards
, including innovative startups such as Roost and June
and established brands such as Amana, GE, and LG. The Digital Trends
Home Awards bring together the best in appliances and smart-home
devices, highlighting design, value, and ease of use across 39 nominees
and the 12 ultimate winners.


“We wanted to look at products through the lens of how our readers
actually research and purchase them,” said Jenny McGrath, Home Editor at
Digital Trends. “At the store, it’s easy to miss the best features amid
a collection of dishwashers or ranges that might appear similar. So we
highlighted the year’s smartest improvements – the dishwasher with an
extra rack, the built-in Bluetooth syncing, the ingenious touch controls
– to help guide shoppers. Congratulations to all of this year’s
finalists and winners!”

To pick the winners across six categories for appliances and smart home,
Digital Trends editors and experts pored over features, tested
functionality, and compared devices in its Portland test kitchen and
product lab. In 2014, the company unveiled the 6,000-square-foot
facility that includes a home theater, kitchen, bath, and laundry room
where Digital Trends staff can test the latest gadgets and appliances
and deliver the cutting-edge reviews its audience relies on.

The Digital Trends 2015 Home Award winners are:

Appliances

Most Luxurious: Miele G 5915 SCi Dishwasher
Strongest
Value: Amana AGR5630BDS Ranges
Best Design: KitchenAid
KDTM804ESS Dishwasher
Most Innovative: LG Twin Wash
Best
Platform: GE
Best Interface: GE Monogram Induction Cooktop

Smart Home

Most Luxurious: Control 4
Strongest Value: Roost Wi-Fi Battery
Best
Design: Withings Aura
Most Innovative: June Intelligent Oven
Best
Platform: Smart Things
Best Interface: Amazon Echo

Digital Trends is uniquely positioned to showcase the changing industry
of appliances and the rapidly expanding emerging world of smart-home
devices, with class-leading coverage of the technology that makes them
better than ever. For the Home Awards editorial feature, visit http://dtlabs.digitaltrends.com/2015-dt-home-awards/.

For more about Digital Trends Awards, go to http://www.digitaltrends.com/awards/.

About Digital Trends

Digital Trends is a leading consumer technology publisher that aims to
demystify technology, helping people navigate an increasingly digital
world. Digital Trends’ easy-to-understand product reviews, entertaining
news and videos serve more than 20 million unique visitors each month
and 10 million mobile users. Digital Trends reaches 90 million tech
influencers through the Digital Trends Media Network, Digital Trends en
Español, syndication partners including Yahoo!, CNN, and FOX News, and
more than 200 broadcast news stations. Digital Trends is headquartered
in Portland, Ore., and has offices in New York City, San Francisco, and
Chicago. For more information, visit www.digitaltrends.com.

Contacts

Digital Trends
Pete Jacobs, 503-946-9942
VP Marketing
pete@digitaltrends.com