Every year, Macworld editors pick our favorite products from the past 12 months and hand out some trophies. We call it the Editors’ Choice Awards, and this year, we recognized 23 products for meeting our standards of quality, utility, innovation, value, and excellence.
In this episode of the Macworld Podcast, I'm joined by senior editors Roman Loyola and Jackie Dove and staff editor Serenity Caldwell to talk about the 27th annual Eddy Awards. We discuss the criteria for the awards, talk about some of the more memorable winners, and even spend some time on some high-profile products that didn't capture top honors this year.
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You can find our complete Eddy Award coverage, including profiles of all 23 winners, at Macworld.com. If you're the more visual type, you can also see slideshows of the hardware and software we picked.
In our discussion of Thunderbolt, Roman Loyola mentions some Macworld Lab testing involving the award-winning Promise Pegasus R6. (In fact, our Lab has done a lot of Thunderbolt testing in case you missed that the first time.)
Siri didn't win an award, as we discuss toward the end of the podcast. But our colleagues Dan Moren and Lex Friedman have some suggestions on changes to make with Siri that would help it get a jump on contending for next year's Eddy Awards.
Update: We’ve dug up the picture of the Eddy Award statue and Apple’s late-and-lamented G4 Cube that we mention during the podcast.
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