Future Choice

The leading technology products, as voted for by Future's committee of expert Tech editorial staff.


Best Computer

Apple iMac 27"

The iMac 27-inch is an ideal all-in-one machine for creatives, combining cutting-edge performance, great new features for working from home, and that iconic design.

Best Smart Home Product

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock

The goal of a connected home is making day-to-day life simpler, and the Echo Dot with Clock’s effortless enhancements to a familiar product – the lackluster bedside alarm clock – continues to do just that.

Best Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the very best of what Samsung can pack into a smartphone. It wowed us with a huge screen, five cameras and the best zoom on any readily available Android phone.

Best Camera

Canon EOS R5

As a stills camera, the Canon EOS R5 is simply Canon's finest product ever. If you're a stills or hybrid shooter who flits between photography and videography, it's one of the best cameras you will ever have the pleasure of using.

Best Chromebook

Acer Chromebook Spin 713

The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 brings powerful performance, a bright, vivid display, endurance and durability to the premium Chromebook market. It also has class leading performance, making it great for business users, students and the home tech enthusiast.

Best Gaming Computer

Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition

The Ryzen Edition R10 is a tremendous high-end gaming desktop with stellar graphics and all-around performance.

Best Gaming Headset

SteelSeries Arctis 7P/7X

The Arctis 7P/7X is a tremendously good headset, and an easy recommendation for PC and console gamers alike. It’s easily the best peripheral currently available in the $150 range.

Best Laptop

Dell XPS 13

With eye-catching good looks, a gorgeous display and excellent build quality, the Dell XPS 13 is one of the finest ultrabooks on the market today.

Best Robot Vacuum

iRobot Roomba J7+

Impressive avoidance technology gives this robot vacuum an edge over the competition. Unreliable pet? The reliable Roomba j7+ will steer away from accidents while still cleaning up well.

Best Smart Display

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen)

Perfectly priced between the Amazon Echo Show 5 and Amazon Show Show 10, the Echo Show 8 is a happy medium in terms of screen size, resolution and sound quality.

Best Smart Lighting

Philips Hue White And Color Ambiance

The most comprehensive smart light range out there, covering bulbs, lamps, and strip lighting to suit almost every need. The polished app and wide range of third-party integrations add to the appeal, too.

Best Smartphone Camera

Apple iPhone 13 Pro / Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Pro Max might not replace your DSLR or mirrorless camera, but it really raises the bar for image quality, performance and features and leaves regular point and shoot cameras for dead.

Best Smartwatch

Apple Watch Series 7

It's the top smartwatch choice for anyone with an iPhone, and easily the best Apple Watch ever. The keyboard makes a difference, and if there was finally a time to fully recommend adding Cellular support to your smartwatch, it’s now.

Best Tablet

iPad Air

The iPad Air is a phenomenally well-made tablet that improves upon the last-gen version in a variety of ways. The iPad Air is so impressive that you may have trouble choosing between it and the iPad Pro.

Best TV

Samsung QN900A

This 8K TV has an awesome sense of scale and a crispness normally associated with a smaller 4K set. The next class of big screen entertainment has graduated.

Best Wireless Earbuds

Sony WF-1000XM4

Sony has absolutely nailed it. The headphones deliver a satisfying user experience, class-leading battery life, some of the best noise-cancelling we’ve heard in this category, and absolutely stunning sound quality. Put simply, this is a new benchmark for premium true wireless earbuds.

Best Over Ear Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM4

By keeping the sound as good as it always was to satisfy music lovers and adding some extra features tech heads wanted, Sony manages to keep its nose just in front of Bose, Bowers & Wilkins and Beats by Dr. Dre. There's nothing better in the world of headphones right now.

Best Smart Speaker

Sonos One

The Sonos One is the best Alexa speaker on the planet – and the best Google Assistant speaker, too. Fundamentally this is because it’s underpinned by audio quality that’s a step above what’s available on Amazon’s current generation of Echo hardware, but it’s a speaker that also integrates fantastically well with the rest of Sonos’s multi-room lineup.

Best Value Smartphone

Google Pixel 4a

The Pixel 4a is the budget camera quality leader – but it doesn't stop there. It has a larger screen than the 3a, but in a still-compact body, and is filled with solid specs and really good battery life. This is a neat little package of good specs, nice software and a great camera – the overall experience is worth way more than the asking price.

Best Mattress

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

There's a lot to love about the Nectar memory foam mattress. The cover is wonderfully comfortable, the foams are firmly supportive, and the mattress is nice and cool to sleep on in summer – a rare trait in a memory foam mattress.

Best VPN


ExpressVPN has a huge network, plus it's fast, secure, unblocks Netflix and just about everything else, supports torrents, has no serious logging (confirmed by an audit), offers clients for everything, and is easy to use. In short, this is a quality VPN which delivers in just about every area.

Best Antivirus

Kaspersky Total Security

Total Security is non-intrusive, doesn’t take up too much space or system resources, and generally does a great job of keeping your system safe. The added benefits of a password manager and kid protection is also a bonus, so you’re getting a lot of features for what you’re paying for.

Best Projector

Epson Home Cinema 3800

This is the king of affordable 4K projectors. It’s easy to set up and install, and produces a picture that’s reminiscent of what you'll get at the cinema.

Best Gaming Laptop

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is the sort of gaming machine that gamers have dreamed of for years. It's not only one of the best gaming laptops out there, it's one of the best laptops, period.

Best Soundbar

Sony HT-A7000

The A7000 produces powerful, cinematic audio and an immersive, detailed soundfield from a single soundbar that impresses more than most multi-box systems. It’s an incredibly competent, future-proofed performer that enhances everything we watch and sets a new benchmark for Dolby Atmos soundbars at its price.

Best Monitor

Samsung Odyssey G7 32-Inch

The 32” Samsung Odyssey G7 does everything well. Its unique size and shape make it perfect for gaming or workday tasks. A 240 Hz refresh rate with Adaptive-Sync provides competition-level gaming performance with low input lag. And accurate color out of the box means no calibration is necessary. It doesn’t put a foot wrong.