We’re only 3-months into 2017 and a report has been released that lists the “Product of the Year” for Canada.
This is an annual experience that showcases the best products based on satisfaction, innovation, appeal, and intent to purchase in specific categories such as Beauty, Blender, Condiment, Dairy, Face Cream, Pasta, Refrigerator, Tea, Kitchen Appliances and Well-Being. From a tech perspective, there is a Home Technology category.
It should be noted that “the Product of the Year Canada red seal is awarded to manufacturers who refine, develop, or adapt their products in order to stay top-of-mind for consumers.” In addition, to be awarded this seal, “a jury comprised of industry experts selects the finalists that meet the Product of the Year standards of value and innovation. Those selected finalists are categorized and judged through an online survey of Canadian consumers, conducted by Rogers Custom Research group.”
The selected finalists are categorized (3 products per category) and judged through an online survey of thousands of Canadian consumers. Products with the most votes are selected in that category.
Curious who won the Home Technology category? Yes, Rogers for its Smart Home Monitoring solutions.
Rogers first released Smart Home Monitoring in 2011 and the service allows users to remotely turn on lights, monitor doors, and temperatures and communicate with connected appliances.
Source: Products of the Year