|PC Magazine announces best consumer electronics|
Ilse Jurriën : January 21th 2006 - 01:30 CET
PC Magazine announces best consumer electronics : PC Magazine, one of the leading technology magazine in the world, announced today the best products and services at Consumer Electronic Show 2006 that are destined to stand the test of time and become long-time players in the consumer electronics industry. This year, in a fast-paced show hosted by noted Ziff Davis and PC Magazine tech experts Michael J. Miller and Robin Raskin, the online audience voted for the Pioneer Inno, a tiny handheld device which merges XM Radio with content you can save and buy; while simultaneously the live audience vote from the Sands Convention Center went to the Celestron SkyScout, which uses GPS technology to help identify any visible object in the sky.|
Best Consumer Electronics|
"This year our readers chose the finalists for the live event over the course of a month of rigorous online heats," said Michael J. Miller, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Ziff Davis Media. "The finalists they chose ran the full gamut of evolving entertainment and convenience- oriented products and the two winners are perfect examples of the huge diversity and growth that continues to develop in the consumer electronics market."
PC Magazine - Last Gadget Standing
The Last Gadget Standing pre-final heats ran for a month on PC Magazine's website. Readers looked at 32 new products that were handpicked by the editors and grouped into categories: Mobility, Digital Entertainment, PCs and Peripherals and Personal Devices. The online competition narrowed the field to 8 finalists. The editors also added two products that were just announced to the public at the opening of the show.
Consumer Electronics Show
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2006), each of the ten finalists presented a four minute demonstration of their product to a standing room only crowd at the Sands Convention Center while online participants viewed summaries of the product's capabilities. The final online vote was conducted from Jan 5 - Jan 6 at the Pc Magazine website and was tabulated using Interactive Messaging Unlimited, a new technology from Pangolin SMS.
The ten finalists who presented were:
• Nikon Coolpix P1- one of the first point and shoot wireless cameras
• Palm Treo 700w - Palm's renown mobile Treo phone now on Windows Mobile
• Logitech Z-5450 Digital 5.1 stereo system - offers improved sound with wireless rear speakers
• XM Satellite Radio, Pioneer, Samsung - a satellite radio + MP3 lets users purchase their music
• Netgear Storage Central Model SC101 - a piggy bank of networked storage for home or office
• Epson P4000 - a multimedia storage viewer
• Celestron SkyScout - a personal planetarium that identifies and teaches about stars and planets
• iRobot Scooba - a new floor washing robot
• Samsung A940 - a mobile phone that's an MP3 player and has high speed EVDO access
• inFocus PlayBig IN 72 - a front screen projector that's built for home entertainment