E-Gear, a magazine billed as “the electronics guide for digital lifestyles,” may have a few Mac fans on staff. The December issue is on newsstands now and features its Annual Holiday Gift Guide, a roundup of new and cool gadgets, hardware and software that E-Gear’s editors recommend for your loved one this holiday season. Apple products made the list.
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Alongside other interesting paraphernalia in the “Urban Hipster” category (like the Minolta Dimage X digital camera and flashlight-equipped Android Watch Flash AD125) is Apple’s iPod, “still one of [E-Gear’s] favorite hard disk-based MP3 players, because of its design and ease-of-use,” according to the editors.
And despite some technical inaccuracies (like showing a picture of a Power Mac G4), the flat-panel iMac made the “Mouse Potato” list along products like Fossil’s Wrist PDA and the Sony Ericsson T200 mobile phone. “The new iMac accomplishes much in a small space,” wrote the editors.
Also in the “Mouse Potato” collection is Mac OS X 10.2, “Jaguar.” And in the introduction, editor Natalie Hope McDonald suggests that the ideal “mouse potato” might want to use Apple’s iSync software and a .Mac account, as well. Dell’s SmartStep 250N notebook PC got the nod for portable systems, but Apple’s iBook was also mentioned as a contender for folks seeking alternatives.