1. Tech product of the year: Hisense Series 7 ULED TV
It might not be a space ship or be saving the planet but as consumer tech goes, few things disrupted more than this in 2016. Hisense’s 7 series ULED TV
wasn’t just the best we tested for most of the year
, it was one of the cheapest 4K TVs by a very long way. It blew rivals Sony, Samsung and Panasonic out of the water. We still can’t figure out how a side-lit LED TV can produce such true-black letterbox bars. Its colours and upscaling prowess are also amazing. You can currently buy the 55-inch variant for under $1300
in Australia. That’s absolutely ridiculous value and, along with Netflix will popularize 4K TV wherever it's sold. It already won Good Gear Guide’s TV of the Year
, but now it's also PC World’s Tech Product of the year.