Macworld Reveals the 2006 Eddy Award Winners; Editors select 29 winning products based on innovation and excellence; visitors choose two products to determine Readers’ Choice Awards.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 12, 2006 – Macworld, the world's foremost Mac authority in print and on the Web, 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 article and complete list of Eddy recipients can be found online at .

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"The Mac is all about innovation, and that innovation doesn't end with Apple," said Mac Publishing VP/Editorial Director Jason Snell. "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. "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.

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