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Macworld: iLounge Macworld Expo Best of Show Awards

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, January 14, 2005
News Categories: iPod

iLounge has selected the following six new products as its 2005 Macworld Expo San Francisco Best of Show winners. All of the products were tested first-hand by iLounge staff members on the show floor of the large Mac event.

Best New iPod Case - Solio Urban Recycled Rubber Case
This rugged case is made from recycled tire inner tubes and exterior rubber. They’re all handmade and each one has its on individual style and texture.

Best New iPod mini Case - Miyavix Cloth and Leather Kimono Case
This affordable case is fashioned out of beautiful Japanese fabric with great Kimono patterns. It sports leather accents and may redefine iPod case fashion.

Best New iPod Expander - BTI 3-in-1 FM Radio Receiver/Transmitter/Remote
BTI’s first-to-market iPod FM radio receiver, transmitter, and remote control cable looks to be an impressive accessory. It connects through the iPod’s headphone jack and will offer real-time tuning of five preset radio stations, and more.

Best New iPod In-Car Accessory - Griffin Technology SmartDeck
This innovative cassette adapter lets you control your iPod using the built-in controls of any cassette player. By pressing fast-forward or rewind on your cassette player, your iPod will advance to the next or previous songs. The pause and stop buttons will also do the same on your iPod.

Best New iPod Wireless Accessory - TEN Technology NaviPlay
We selected this Bluetooth wireless audio system primarily for its enhanced portability and the company’s planned bundling of HP Bluetooth headphones.

Most Likely to Succeed - Apple iPod shuffle
While readers should expect an in-depth review shortly, we can say that Apple’s smallest and most affordable player is going to sell exceedingly well. Unsurprisingly, the company has another huge hit on its hands.

As always, iLounge notes that its Best of Show awards are made on initial appeal, practicality, and specifications rather than final build quality, which will need to be formally compared against competitors in iLounge reviews.

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Comments

1

a link to these products would be helpful.

Posted by Nipith in Los Angeles, CA on January 14, 2005 at 5:58 PM (PDT)

2

Yeah, a link would be great. I’d love to see the new products myself, especially the new cases. Thanks.

Posted by CanaWinPod in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on January 14, 2005 at 10:51 PM (PDT)

3

where can i find the BTI 3-in-1 FM Radio Receiver/Transmitter/Remote?

Posted by Spazy on January 15, 2005 at 1:28 PM (PDT)

4

Larry Angell = TEASE

Posted by jau in dc on January 15, 2005 at 4:01 PM (PDT)

5

yet again we have no pictures.

hurrah?

Posted by XanDaMan on January 16, 2005 at 2:45 AM (PDT)

6

Yeah, good coverage, but pics and links would be helpful…

Posted by brudy on January 16, 2005 at 6:35 AM (PDT)

7

FINALLY A RECIEVER! yesssssssssssss, i hope its true

Posted by Eric Shun in Long Beach on January 17, 2005 at 12:49 AM (PDT)

8

You’d ithink! Of course it’ll have 6 Dcells
and come with speakers.

Posted by iQpod in Toronto,Canada on February 9, 2005 at 1:23 PM (PDT)

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