We know, we're a little past the awards season at this point, but the readers spoke and their voices shall be heard. We're talking about the 2006 Engadget awards, wherein we provide the high honorary status to only the most excellent gadgets and consumer technologies of the 2006 calendar year. There was some very stiff competition, but there's no denying who really won out last year: the technology enthusiast, who had a vast number of excellent toys to choose from. Winners will shortly receive their 2D blue award statuette with high powered radio transmitter (pending FCC approval); please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Congratulations!

Now, click on to see the winners.

Gadget of the Year
Readers' Choice: Nintendo Wii
Editors' Choice: Nintendo Wii

Worst Gadget of the Year
Readers' Choice: Microsoft Zune
Editors' Choice: Exploding Sony batteries

Most Anticipated Gadget of 2007
Readers' Choice: Apple iPhone
Editors' Choice: Vista / CableCARD PCs

Cellphone of the Year
Readers' Choice: Sony Ericsson K800i
Editors' Choice: Sony Ericsson K800i

Smartphone of the year
Readers' Choice: BlackBerry Pearl
Editors' Choice: HTC Hermes / 8525

Desktop of the Year
Readers' Choice: Apple Mac Pro
Editors' Choice: Apple Mac Pro

Digital Camera of the Year
Readers' Choice: Canon 400D / Rebel XTi
Editors' Choice: Nikon D80

Display of the Year
Readers' Choice: Dell 3007WFP-HC
Editors' Choice: Dell 3007WFP-HC

Game Console of the Year
Readers' Choice: Nintendo Wii
Editors' Choice: Nintendo Wii

GPS Device of the Year
Readers' Choice: TomTom GO 910
Editors' Choice: TomTom GO 910

Handheld of the Year
Readers' Choice: Sony VAIO UX280P
Editors' Choice: Sony Reader PRS-500

HDTV of the Year
Readers' Choice: Sony KDL-52XBR3
Editors' Choice: Sharp Aquos 52D62U

Home Entertainment Device of the Year
Readers' Choice: Slingbox PRO
Editors' Choice: TiVo Series3

Laptop of the Year
Readers' Choice: Apple MacBook Pro
Editors' Choice: Apple MacBook Pro

Peripheral of the Year
Readers' Choice: Nintendo Wii remote
Editors' Choice: Microsoft Xbox 360 HD DVD drive

Portable Media Device of the Year
Readers' Choice: Apple iPod shuffle (2g)
Editors' Choice: SanDisk Sansa e200

Robot of the Year
Readers' Choice: Lego Mindstorms NXT
Editors' Choice: Lego Mindstorms NXT

Storage Device or Technology of the Year
Readers' Choice: Blu-ray
Editors' Choice: Seagate 750GB desktop hard drive

Tablet PC of the Year
Readers' Choice: Lenovo X60
Editors' Choice: Lenovo X60

Wearable Device of the Year
Readers' Choice: Nike + iPod
Editors' Choice: Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth headset

Wireless Device or Technology of the Year
Readers' Choice: 802.11n (draft 1.06)
Editors' Choice: HSDPA

See also: 2005 Engadget Award winners, 2004 Engadget Award winners