MACWORLD EXPO/NEW YORK–July 18, 2002, IDG’s Macworld, the premier Macintosh magazine and Web sites, today announced the winners of the “Macworld Best of Show Awards,” representing the most exciting hardware and software products announced at Macworld Conference & Expo in New York. The awards were presented by Jim Dalrymple, News Director of MacCentral.com, Macworld’s headline news site.
“We were really impressed with the way some developers are taking advantage of the technologies available in Mac OS X,” stated Dalrymple. “It’s also wonderful to see a number of innovative products maturing under this operating system.”
“The winners of this year’s Best of Show awards exemplify the diversity in the current Macintosh market,” said Macworld Editor Jason Snell. “From big to small, professional to consumer, these products represent some of the most creative work being done in the realm of technology.”
To be eligible for Best of Show consideration, products were either making their public debut at Macworld Expo or were recently introduced and likely to generate excitement on the show floor. In addition, the editors had to see the products in action, although some evaluations were based on beta versions or prototypes.
“Macworld Best of Show Awards” represent a highly-coveted honor within the Macintosh industry and are presented exclusively at tradeshows that feature Mac products.
The Best of Show winners for Macworld Conference & Expo New York 2002 are:
21st Century Media cast:stream version 1.5 (www.21stcenturymedia.com)
cast:stream is an impressive way to deliver presentations — from sales slides to distance-learning tools — across the internet. Whether you’re using PowerPoint, Flash, or QuickTime, you can synchronize multimedia content and add interactive features to express yourself over long distances. (Booth 1837)
Detto Move2Mac (www.detto.com)
Detto’s Move2Mac is right in line with Apple’s campaign to make Windows users into Mac lovers. The USB cable and OS X-only software combination promises to make it easy to move preferences and other information from a Windows machine to a Mac. Move2Mac will be available for $59 in September through Apple’s site. (Booth 138)
El Gato eyeTV (www.elgato.com)
EyeTV is El Gato Software’s answer to the TiVo, a USB TV-tuner that records programs to your hard drive in MPEG-1 format for later viewing with the help of an online program guide. But just like other Digital Video Recorders, you can pause live TV and skip commercials at the touch of a button. EyeTV is available now for $199 (or $179 at Macworld Expo this week). (Booth 1651)
GameRanger 3.0 (www.gameranger.com)
As important as it is to have great games on the Mac, you also need to have a reliable way of finding other gamers to play with. GameRanger 3.0 does exactly that. Since its last major incarnation GameRanger has been updated to support Mac OS X, and features a significantly modified interface. This product is a free download. (Macintosh Gaming Area)
mAudio Sonica (www.midiman.com)
The Sonica is a tiny USB device that allows you to connect your Mac to your Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital 5.1, or DTS stereo receiver for full 24-bit/96kHz digital surround sound-perfect for watching DVDs on your Mac. Or you can plug in your computer speakers and get simulated surround sound with their TruSurround XT technology. The Sonica is available now for $89.95. (Booth 674)
Sonnet Crescendo/WS G4 500 and Encore/ST G4/800 and G4/1GHz (www.sonnettech.com)
Powered by speedy G4 processors, these upgrade products from Sonnet Technologies can dramatically extend the usable life of older Macs. The $400 Crescendo/WS G4 500 adds a 500MHz G4 processor to the “Wall Street” series of PowerBook G3s. The Encore/ST products add 800MHz and 1GHz G4 processors to the Power Mac G4 series, including the Power Mac G4 Cube, for $500 and $700, respectively. (Booth 641)
About Mac Publishing LLC
Mac Publishing, LLC publishes the world’s leading independent Macintosh publication and Web sites. Every month the award-winning Macworld magazine reaches over 2 million influencers of computer purchases*, while the Mac Publishing Web presence garners an average of 2 million unique visitors. Mac Publishing sites include: Macworld.com and MacCentral.com. Headquartered in San Francisco, Mac Publishing is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG’s research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.
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