“Our editors see gadgets galore on a daily basis, but a lot of them are simply humdrum or even substandard. But when a product meets or exceeds our expectations, that’s reason to celebrate. From desktops to cell phones and more, see the 100 products that we believe really stand out from the crowd,” CNET reports.
Apple finds many of its products in CNET’s new Editors’ Top 100 Tech Products list. The Power Mac G5 is named “Best Desktop for Creative Pros,” Apple’s 12-inch PowerBook G4 takes top honors in the rather hilarious “Best Apple notebook” category. Final Cut Pro 4 is named “Best Mac video editing software,” and iLife ’04 is named “Best digital media suite.” In digital music, the iPod is CNET’s choice for “Best overall MP3 player” and iPod mini is named “Best ultraportable hard drive player.”
CNET names Apple’s iTunes Music Store as “Best online music service: By offering flexible usage rights, high-quality tunes, and a simple pricing scheme, Apple iTunes Music Store successfully bridges the gap between laissez-faire file-swapping programs and for-fee music-subscription services. While we wish that Apple’s service offered more in the way of artist info, the iTunes Music Store makes digital music feel fun again. Best of all, iTunes is now available for both Mac and PC users.”
Full article here.