Apple Airpods Pro was named Which? The product of the Year, after bluetooth wireless earphones were appreciated for their refinement “almost to perfection”.
Testers from a non-profit consumer group reduced 3,500 products launched and tested between September 2018 and September 2020 to 50 based on exceptional innovation, sustainability or value for money.
The entire company was then given the opportunity to vote for the top ten.
The judges concluded that “it is remarkable that small earcups can generate such a versatile, powerful and spacious sound” and welcomed the introduction of a rubber earbud for a better fit.
Harry Rose, editor of What? The magazine said: “Apple’s new Airpods Pro have outperformed some fantastic competitors by taking a product that was already unique and improving it almost to perfection.”
Second was the Halo Capsule, a recyclable cordless vacuum cleaner that has enough capacity and extra disposable bags to fill the tub with dust.
The Kia Soul all-electric vehicle, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G smartphone and the 48-inch LG OLED TV also made it into the top five.
The budget kettle for £ 12 has made it to number 47 for its simple and stylish design and “phenomenal” value for money, even though experts rate it a bit noisy.
The iRobot Roomba S9 vacuum cleaner, which empties its own dust bag at number 42, and the Sony ZV-1 rotating camera with selfie display at number 50 were among the more bizarre items.
“Searching thousands of products, which? It tests every year and reducing them to just 50 is a huge task – but this year’s roster highlights the best of high-tech gadgets, advances in sustainability, and products worth the price. they’re a great purchase for anyone ready to do their research, ”added Rose.
Full Top 10 List:
1. Apple Airpods Pro
2. Halo capsule
3. Kia Soul
4. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
5. LG OLED48CX6LB TV
6. Hisense Oven BI5228PXUK
7. TP-Link Casa KC200 monitoring camera
8. LG GBB92STAXP fridge-freezer
9. Siemens SN658D01NG
10. The 7K air conditioner challenge