Macworld Unveils the 2007 Eddy Award Winners ; Editors Select 32 Winning Products Based on Quality and Value

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 19, 2007 – Macworld, the world’s foremost Mac authority, announced the winners of the 23rd annual Editors’ Choice Awards. Macworld editors looked back at products released this past year (from November 1, 2006 – November 1, 2007) and their choices included everything from the headline-grabbing Apple iPhone to Red Sweater Software’s MarsEdit 2, a blog publisher. The final selections were made based on quality, innovation, and value. The article and complete list of Eddy recipients can be found online at .

“These products represent the latest innovations for Mac users,” said Macworld VP/Editorial Director Jason Snell. “We were impressed by the sheer number of quality Mac-compatible products that exist today, and after extensive review were finally able to single out the most cutting-edge hardware, software, and Web utilities that met our high standards for quality and functionality.”

Below are the 32 winners of the 2007 Macworld Eddy Awards grouped by category (11 hardware, 18 software, and 3 Web):


* iPhone – Apple

* AirPort Extreme Base Station with Gigabit Ethernet – Apple

* iPod nano – Apple

* Nikon D40 Digital SLR – Nikon

* Epson PictureMate Zoom PM 290 – Epson

* Drobo – Data Robotics

* George – Chestnut Hill Sound

* Panasonic HDC-SD1 – Panasonic

* HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer – HP

* Epson MovieMate 72 – Epson

* NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXiSV – NEC


* Mac OS X 10.5 – Apple

* Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 – Adobe

* HandBrake 0.9 – HandBrake

* VMware Fusion 1.1 – VMware

* iWork ’08 – Apple

* WireTap Studio – Ambrosia Software

* Scrivener – Literature & Latte

* Painter Essentials 4 – Corel

* MarsEdit 2 – Red Sweater Software

* Merlin 2 – Project Wizards

* ArtRage 2.5 – Ambient Design

* DiskWarrior 4 – Alsoft

* Logic Studio – Apple

* Billings 2.5 – Marketcircle

* LightZone 3.0 – Light Crafts

* Reunion 9 – Leister Productions

* Popcorn 3 – Roxio

* Amadeus Pro 1.1 – HairerSoft

Web Winners:

* AmazonMP3 – Amazon

* Google Apps – Google

* Picnik

The 2007 Eddy Awards article will appear in Macworld’s February 2008 issue, available on newsstands January 15, 2008. This issue will also be available at the 2008 Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

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