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Every day at Tom’s Hardware, we have the privilege of testing the latest gear and the responsibility of accurately sharing our findings with our readers. From CPUs to gaming PCs, 3D printers and Raspberry Pi expansion boards, a lot of enthusiast hardware passes through our labs. While a lot of products offer great performance and are worth buying, few actually break any new ground.

To recognize the real game changing products and the companies behind them, we’ve launched the first-annual Tom’s Hardware Innovation Awards. The 26 products below each disrupt the market in some way and set a standard that others may follow.