Best of show at Macworld Expo 2011: Awind McTiVia, BusyMac BusyToDo
Tuesday 01 February 2011
This year's Macworld Expo, the largest annual Apple Macintosh event in the world, was brimming with iOS device accessories and innovative Macintosh solutions.
The show floor was packed with hundreds of companies offering dedicated Mac products and services but there were a few stand-out products that caught the eye of editors at technology magazine Macworld.
Macworld's 2011 Best of Show award winners:
The Awind McTiVia connects your Mac or Windows computer to your HDTV wirelessly, offering complete control over content displayed on the big screen with your mouse and/or keyboard.
BusyMac BusyToDo is a to-do list manager for iOS devices. MobileMe users can seamlessly and wirelessly sync tasks back and forth between the app and Apple's desktop software iCal or BusyCal in real-time.
Dane Elect myDitto Key
myDitto Key is a tiny USB device that connects users to their myDitto Server no matter where they are located. It allows for on-the-go access to personal files via a direct peer-to-peer connection.
Global Delight Boom
Boom is an inexpensive application that boosts the volume on your Mac. It offers an additional volume control that lets you increase the volume of music, voice applications, games and videos on your computer even when Apple's own volume control is set at maximum.
OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express Solid State Drive
The Other World Computing (OWC) Mercury Aura Pro Express Solid State Drive (SSD) for MacBook Air provides MacBook Air users with the tools and parts they need to upgrade the flash storage to 180GB, 240GB or 360GB.
Price: from $499.99
Rain Design iRest for iPad
Rain Design's iRest is an innovative stand for your iPad. The ergonomic tablet attachment comes with soft foam cushions and a torque hinge for easy viewing angle adjustment.
Scosche myTrek Pulse Monitor and iOS app
The myTrek Pulse Monitor wirelessly connects to the myTrek iPhone app, providing users with feedback about their heart rate, heart rate zones, distance run and calories burned.
Price: $149 + free app
Ten One Design Fling
Fling is an analog joystick for your iPad. The "invisible" joystick turns gaming on the iPad into a tactile experience, providing precision maneuvering with haptic feedback.
Web Information Solutions Pocket Informant 2.0
Pocket Informant is a completely redesigned calendar and personal information manager for iOS devices. Pocket Informant amalgamates appointments and tasks into one application and features location-based alerts for tasks, calendar filtering, tags, task prioritization and flexible today, month, day, and week views.
Zagg ZaggMate with keyboard
The ZaggMate with keyboard is an iPad case with a Bluetooth keyboard. The case is made from Aircraft-grade aluminum to match the iPad and comes with special function keys for music, volume, slideshow and search.
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