Macworld announces 2006 Eddy Award Winners

Macworld has announced the winners of the 22nd annual Editors’ Choice Awards. After reviewing hundreds of products, ranging from Apple’s newest desktop to utilities built by independent developers, the final selections were based on longevity, quality, and value.

“The Mac is all about innovation, and that innovation doesn’t end with Apple,” said Mac Publishing VP/Editorial Director Jason Snell in the press release. “Dozens of companies both large and small take advantage of the Mac platform to create the kind of great, cutting-edge products that will take the world by storm in the next few years. Our annual Eddy Awards recognize the most impressive new products in the world’s most exciting technology market.”

Listed alphabetically by company, below are the winners of the 2006 Macworld Eddy Awards:
• After Effects 7 Professional – Adobe Systems
• 24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo – Apple
• Aperture 1.5 – Apple
• iLife ’06 – Apple
• Keynote 3 – Apple
• Mac Pro – Apple
• MacBook – Apple
• EyeTV Hybrid – Elgato Systems
• Deep Freeze Mac 2.0 – Faronics
• WingNuts 2: Raina’s Revenge – Freeverse
• Google Earth – Google
• G-Drive Q – G-Technology
• Photosmart Pro B9180 – HP
• TonePort UX2 – Line 6
• MX Revolution, VX Revolution – Logitech
• TechTool Protege – Micromat
• Nike + iPod Sport Kit – Nike
• Coolpix S7c – Nikon
• Nikon D80 – Nikon
• PV-GS500 – Panasonic
• huey – Pantone
• Parallels Desktop for Mac – Parallels
• PhoneValet Message Center 4.0 – Parliant
• Fission 1.1 – Rogue Amoeba Software
• SuperDuper 2.1 – Shirt Pocket
• Sonos Digital Music System – Sonos
• Dimenxian – Tabula Digita
• VisualHub 1.1 – Techspansion
• YouTube – YouTube site visitors were able to weigh in on their favorite products for two weeks during the month of November, and over 1,500 cast their votes. “We’re always impressed with how well-informed and passionate Macworld readers are about Mac products,” said Dan Miller, Executive Editor for Mac Publishing LLC, in the press release. “They really know-and have strong opinions about-the latest hardware and software. That expertise and passion drive the entire Readers’ Choice awards process, from nominations to the final vote.” When the Readers’ Choice polls closed, dozens of products had been nominated.

The 22nd Annual Editors’ Choice Awards launched on with 29 awards; recipients of the Readers’ Choice Awards will be announced on Thursday, December 14, 2006. The article will also be featured in the February 2007 issue of Macworld, with bonus distribution at the upcoming 2007 Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The issue will be on newsstands beginning January 9, 2007.

The article and complete list of Eddy recipients can be found online at


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