CNET Editors’ Choice Awards for Products and Services Released in 2022

For more than two decades, CNET editors have scrubbed, prodded, tested, retested, broken down, willfully let down, and stayed up all night playing with new products and services that promise to change the way we live and work.

In 2022, our panel of experts has found 81 products and services in seven categories that we believe are worthy of celebration—and, most importantly, worthy of being honored with a CNET Editors’ Choice award. From the smartphones, laptops, and tablets we use every day to stay connected and know what’s going on around us, to the routers, monitors, and other hardware nuts that make our digital ecosystems work, we continue to rely on technology for success. Ensure that we communicate, collaborate and share as easily and effectively as possible.

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We also took a deep dive to find the best TVs, Bluetooth speakers, kitchen appliances including blenders, toasters, and robotic vacuums, and online software and services, ranging from VPN services to keep your data private and secure to language services as many of us have started traveling again, far and wide. f wide.

The result of all that work has led to our picks for the CNET Editors’ Choice Awards—which we’re honoring this year with a new badge that we’ll use to identify those highlights in our reviews, best lists, product comparisons and more. stories on our website.

Our mission, as always, is to help you navigate our changing world, whether you’re looking for the best gear or more affordable options. We back up these choices with advice, comprehensive explanations, and how-to guides from our team that we hope will help you get the most out of the products and services you choose to purchase. Note that products and services were tested in 2022 to help guide you as you decide what gear to add to your life in 2023.

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Another note: In terms of innovation, 2022 was a modest year overall, with a focus on cutting-edge products to make them better rather than blowing up new categories. Still, we were pleased to find four products that we thought exceeded expectations and were deserving of another CNET Editors’ Award—our Innovation Award, which recognizes technology that brings new and noteworthy ideas to market. Check out our list below.

We’re excited to continue CNET’s tradition of rewarding products that offer the best combination of performance, design, and value. We’d love to hear about your favourites, too. Find CNET on your favorite social media channel and tell us what you think.

Phones, smart watches, and headphones

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Google Pixel 6A

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus

Apple AirPods Pro 2

iPhone 14 Pro / 14 Pro Max

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G phone

google pixel watch

Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch Ultra

Garmin Venue 2 Plus

Withings Scan Watch Horizon

Headphones Sony WH-1000XM5

Bose QuietComfort 2 headphones


Acer Chromebook Spin 714

MacBook Air M2

Dell XPS 8950 desktop computer

HP Chromebase AiO 22

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus

Lenovo Yoga 7i (Gen 7, 14 inch)

iPad Air 2022

the games

See the Innovation Awards below for more.

Meta Quest 2

Nintendo Switch OLED

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

GeForce Now

Apple Arcade

home entertainment



TCL TV 6 Series (2022)

Disney Plus

Epson Home Cinema Projector 5050UB


YouTube TV

Chromecast with Google TV 4K

Roku Express 4K Plus

BenQ CineHome HT2050A Projector

The Anker Nebula Mars II Pro projector

Streambar General

Soundcore by Anker Motion Boom Plus

software and services




Zoom in



Arlo Pro 4

Apple HomePod Mini

D-Link EaglePro AI Range Extender

TP-Link RE605X

Aero 6 Plus

TP-Link Archer AX21

Dyson V15 revealed

Tineco A11 champion

roomba s9

Roborock S7

Ninja Air Fries

Panasonic Flashxpress Toaster

Ninja Twisty Blender

Asus RT-AX86U


Video doorbell from Wyze

Amazon smart thermostat

TP-Link Deco W7200 Mesh Router

Ring Alarm Pro

Wyze home control

Xfinity Home Security

Google Nest Hub (2nd generation)



Lululemon Align Shorts have a 6″ rise with pockets

Lily Hybrid Mattress

Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid

The original bear mattress

Zero water

each plate

sun basket

Mosaic Food

Fresh and soft

Root hungry

Innovation Award 2022

Learn about products that bring new and noteworthy ideas to the market.

steam surface

Play date panic

HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook

Sony Xperia 1 IV

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