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NDTV unveils its e-comm venture Gadgets 360 at Gadget Guru Awards 2015

Gadgets 360 will curate a marketplace for exclusive launches of mobile phones and other electronic gadgets

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | September 22, 2015


NDTV Group unveiled the first look of its e-commerce portal, Gadgets 360, at the 5th Gadget Guru Awards.

NDTV took the cover off not just the 5th Gadget Guru Awards, but it also unveiled the look of its new e-commerce portal Gadgets 360. Gadgets 360 will curate a marketplace for exclusive launches of mobile phones and other electronic gadgets.

In August this year, Gadgets 360 had received funding from One97 Communications, owner of consumer brand Paytm. Till August 2015, Gadgets 360 had raised funding at a valuation of close to $50 million.

Unveiling the first look of Gadget 360 and celebrating five years of Gadget Guru Awards, Vikram Chandra, CEO, NDTV Group, said, “It’s great to be back with the Gadget Guru Awards. We were truly inspired by the overwhelming response, making this the biggest gadget and technology awards function in India. And what better platform than this to welcome our e-commerce venture, Gadget 360. We are truly excited about this new consumer journey and can’t wait to take it the next level.”

(L-R) Vikram Chandra with Neha Dhupia and Rajiv Makhni (L-R) Vikram Chandra with Neha Dhupia and Rajiv Makhni

The NDTV Gadget Guru Awards honour the best products in the field of Consumer Electronics, Gadgets and Technology and provide a unique opportunity for experts from the industry to ideate, discuss and analyse the latest trends.

Samsung SUHD -TV - UA65JS9000k won the Gadget Guru of the Year award, while the jury picked Fitbit Surge and DJI Phantom 3 Professional as Gadgets of the Year. Paytm was adjudged App of the Year.

The other big winners included:

Portable Audio Gadget of the Yea – Xiaomi Mi Hi Fi Edition

Consumer Electronics Gadget of the Year – Panasonic HC-WX970 4K Video Camera

TV of the Year – Sony 4K KD 79X9000B

Camera of the Year – Sony Alpha 7R MII

Portable Computing Product of the Year – Asus Zenbook UX305

Computer Peripheral of the Year – Epson Inktank L455

Smartphone of the Year – Samsung S6 Edge

Budget Smartphone of the Year – Lenovo K3 Note

Tech Innovation of the Year – Google Cardboard

Game of the Year – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Wearable Device of the Year – Fitbit Surge

Tech Car of the Year – Volvo XC90

Tech Brand Ambassador of the Year – Saina Nehwal for Fitbit

Eye Candy Gadget of the Year – Apple Macbook 12"

Rajiv Makhni, Editor, Technology, NDTV, remarked, “Gadget Guru Awards have become a benchmark in the field of technology and gadgets. The awards celebrate the best innovations in the tech world in the past one year as well as honour brands that have made a place in the consumers’ hearts. We worked hard to create a panel with some of the most respectable names in the industry. The selection process has been extremely rigorous and exhaustive. And we hope to go even bigger in the next edition.”


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