Macworld Awards 2013
Now in its 18th year, the Macworld Awards is THE event in the UK Apple calendar where we recognise the stars of the Mac world – the products and vendors that have made the most significant contribution to our industry in the past year. A truly unmissable event for everyone in the Apple industry the Macworld Awards is the place to meet technology peers, celebrate successes in five-star luxury, and indulge clients and employees to the best night out our industry has to offer. More importantly, it's a unique showcase and the perfect opportunity to demonstrate leadership to customers, resellers, distributors and peers.
Macworld is now accepting product submissions for the Macworld Awards 2013 submit your product here
Macworld is your best source for all things Apple. Launched on the very same day in 1984 as the Macintosh itself Macworld is the leading voice on the Apple ecosystem, covering everything from the Mac and OS X to iPhones, iPads, and more. With unmatched perspective and definitive expertise, we help people who love Apple learn what's new, what's best, and what they need to know about the products they love.
The following products are included in the first round of nominations. You can read the product review by clicking the link. Our second round of nominations in each category will follow on 26 April. There will be up to eight nomination in each category.
Best Consumer Storage
- Western Digital WD TV Live
- Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt SSD
- Verbatim External SSD
- Seagate Slim Portable
- LaCie CloudBox new
- Freecom Mobile Drive Mg new
- Elgato Thunderbolt SSD new
Best Business Storage
- LaCie Rugged USB 3
- Western Digital VelociRaptor Duo
- Verbatim Store & Go Executive
- Iomega StorCenter ix4-300d
- QNAP Turbo NAS TS-269L new
- LaCie 5-big Thunderbolt new
- Synology DS213 DiskStation new
- Netgear ReadyNAS Duo V2 new
- G-Tech G-Dock ev new
- FirmTek miniSwap U3 new
Camera of the Year
- Nikon D5200
- Canon EOS M
- Sony SLT-A37
- Fujifilm X-Pro1
- Canon EOS 6D new
- Olympus E-PL5 new
- Pentax K-5 II new
- Nikon D7100 new
Best Creative Hardware
- NEC MultiSync EA244WMi
- Matrox DS1
- AOC I2757FH LED monitor
- Samsung SyncMaster S27B970 LED monitor
- BlackMagic Design Intensity Shuttle new
- Wacom Cintiq 13HD new
- ColorMunki Smile new
Best Professional Printer
- HP OfficeJet 150
- Canon i-Sensys MF4730
- Epson Expression Premium XP-800
- Xerox WorkCentre 3325
- HP OfficeJet X551dw new
- Oki C321dn new
- Brother HL-3170CDW new
- Kyocera FS-C5150DN new
Best Photo Printer
- Epson Expression Photo XP-750
- Canon Pixma MX925
- HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One
- Brother MFC-J4510DW
- Canon Pixma MG6350 new
- Epson Expression Photo XP-750 new
- HP Envy 120 new
- Brother MFC-J4510DW new
Best Consumer Hardware
- Just Mobile AluBase new
- Devolo dLAN 500 AV Wireless+
- Linksys EA4500 Smart WiFi Router
- Sony HMZ-T2 Personal 3D Viewer new
- Y-cam HomeMonitor Indoor Camera new
- HyperDrive HyperJuice 2 new
- TP-Link N600 Wireless Router new
Best Consumer Software
- CrazyTalk 7
- Corel Painter Lite
- 1&1 MyWebsite Personal
- Adobe Premiere Elements 11
- CleanMyMac 2.0.2 new
- Rosetta Stone TOTALe new
- Parallels Desktop 8 Switch to Mac Edition new
- Symantec, Norton One new
- LoJack for Laptops new
- SecureMac PrivacyScan new
Best Professional Software
- Parallels Desktop 8
- Egnyte HybridCloud file server
- VMWare Fusion 5.0
- MacMate new
- Kerio Samepage new
Publishing & Design Software of the Year
- QuarkXPress 9.5 with App Studio
- Adobe Edge Animate 1.0
- Ambient Design Art Rage 4 new
- Extensis Portfolio Server 11 new
- Anthropics Portrait Professional Studio 11 new
- Adobe, Creative Cloud new
3d & Video Software of the Year
- Avid Media Composer 6.5
- The Foundry, Modo 701 new
- Autodesk Maya 2014 new
- Autodesk Inventor Fusion
- Maxon, Cinema 4D Studio R14 new
- E-on Software Vue 11 Infinite new
- NOCS NS800 Monitors
- Parrot Zik
- Sennheiser Amperior
- KitSound Audio Earmuffs
- Jabra REVO Wireless new
- Logitech UE 9000 new
- Klipsch Image X10i new
- The House of Marley Buffalo Soldier new
- Edifier Spinnaker
- SuperTooth Disco 2
- Libratone Zipp
- JBL OnBeat Venue LT
- Orbitsound M9
- Jabra Solemate
- Bowers & Wilkins Z2 new
- Pioneer XW SMA -W new
- X-Mini Max Duo new
iOS Accessory of the Year
- Sensu Brush
- Blue Microphone Spark Digital
- Wacom Bamboo Stylus Pocket
- Olloclip new
- FitBit One
- Tech21 Impact Shield new
Best iOS Storage & Charging accessory of the Year
- Mophie Juice Pack Air new
- Just Mobile Gum Plus
- Seagate Wireless Plus new
- HyperDrive iUSBport new
- Corsair Voyager Air new
- Kensington Charge & Sync Cabinet new
iOS App of the Year
- iStop Motion for iPad 2
- Splashtop 2
- Beesy for iPad
- Readdle Documents new
- Quark DesignPad new
- Sonio GmbH, iTranslate Voice new
iOS Game of the Year
- Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
- Ridiculous Fishing
- Super Hexagon
- Gameloft Iron Man 3 new
- Chillingo Kumo Lumo new
Best Apple Reseller
- AT Computers
- Currys PC World
- iStore (Albion)
- Solutions Inc
- Western Computer
- John Lewis
- MCC Group
*To be voted for by Macworld Readers here
Best Apple Distributor
- Computer 2000
- Computers Unlimited
- CMS Distribution
- Frequency Telecom
- Ingram Micro
- TNS Distribution
- Gem Distribution
*To be voted for on the night
Nominated products may be switched for a newer product from the same company
Editor Choice Awards
Made up of 15 awards they are the most coveted accolades in our industry, the Macworld Awards truly recognises the very best our industry has to offer. Chosen by the Macworld editorial team, which consists of the UK's leading Apple journalists, each product is carefully reviewed and rated before being selected for nomination.
Readers' Choice Awards
We run four Readers' Choice Awards, a chance for some of the most tech-savvy and influential consumers in our sector to determine the product they rate the most. The final winners are then unveiled on the night of the Awards.
Industry Services Awards
New to this year's Awards, the Industry Services Awards will recognise the heros of the UK Apple industry, from the PR and marketing campaigns that grabbed our attention, to the distributors who made it possible for companies to get products out to market
Grand Prix Award
The Macworld Grand Prix Award is for the best product of the evening. For this award the Macworld team will take all the winners from this year's awards and pick the most groundbreaking, original and exciting product from the past 12 months
The Award categories and nominations are chosen by the Macworld editorial team, which consists
of the UK's leading Apple journalists, each product is carefully reviewed and rated before being
selected for nomination.
The Macworld Awards 2013 judges;
Karen Haslam – Macworld Editor
Macworld editor and news hound Karen Haslam has worked on both sides of the Apple divide, clocking up a number of years at Apple's PR agency prior to joining Macworld a decade ago.
Neil Bennett – Digital Arts Editor
Neil Bennett runs a magazine and website that keep the creative industries informed about what they need to know and use – which often means buying a lot of Mac-related hardware and software.
David Price – iPad User Editor
David Price is Macworld's resident iOS addict, and the editor of its sister magazine devoted to apps and accessories for the iPad and iPhone.
Simon Jary – Publisher, Macworld
Simon Jary has written an opinion column for every issue of Macworld since 1995, and was Editor In Chief from 1995-2005.
Cliff Joseph – contributor
Cliff Joseph is a former Editor of MacUser magazine, and has more than 20 years experience of the computer and technology industries.
Gavin Stoker – contributor
Gavin Stoker has written about digital photography since 1997 and was editor of a slew of photographic titles including Which Digital Camera. There is little about the subject Gavin doesn't know.
Duncan Evans – contributor
Previously the Editor of 3D Artist and Digital Photo User magazines, Duncan covers 3D visual effects, photography, and Photoshop. He is also a published author with 12 titles to his name.
Nick Spence – contributor
Nick Spence has over 10 years experience as a freelance writer across a range of publications and websites. A keen iPhoneographer, Nick also has an interest in art, design, photography and illustration.
Karl Hodge – contributor
Karl Hodge is a journalist and academic who has been writing about technology since 1996. His first Apple product was a Mac Plus. He's obsessed with creative computing and the empowerment it enables.
Vote in this year's Macworld Reader Awards and you could be in with a chance of winning a 32GB iPad worth £479.
The Macworld Awards recognise the products and vendors that have made a significant contribution throughout the past year. Every vote matters so make your views known by voting for the best tech products of the year.
The nominations will be tallied and the awards handed out at our prestigious awards ceremony on 20th June in London.
The categories you can vote in are listed below, so let us know what you think.
- Best Hardware
- Best Software
- Best Apple Reseller
- Best Apple Product
Voting remains open until May 24th 2013.
Don't forget to fill in your name and email address to be in with a chance of this great prize!
The prize draw is open to UK residents only. For full terms and conditions visit: http://www.idg.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/
Computer 2000 is part of the worldwide Tech Data Corporation, one of the world's largest
distributors of technology products from leading hardware and software producers, operating
in over 100 countries. In the UK Computer 2000 is currently the largest trade-only distributor
of IT products.
Computer 2000 is a single point of purchase for resellers, providing access to a vast array of technology products from over 200 vendors. This includes networking devices; storage peripherals, consumer electronics and accessories. Effective logistics is key to ensuring customer satisfaction and repeat business. Partners can order as much or as little as they need to and when they need to – which helps manage costs and budget accordingly.
On the back of over 25 years of experience in the IT distribution industry Computer 2000 has built eden. This latest Apple shop is a place where all partners can come and take advantage of a competitive space where all requirements are met to the highest standard in an efficient manner.
The site covers the entire product range from the iPod touch and iPad to the Mac mini and iMac. You will find information, advice and an extensive range of accessories to complement your Apple purchases.
Key features of eden:
- Complete product range listing
- Configuration tools
- Real-time stock availability
- Online discounted freight charges
- Management and delivery tracking
- Product information, images and tech specs
- Customer specific and special bid pricing
- Back office tools e.g. credit services and returns
How to improve the daily grind in this world of objects? It is with this obsession in mind that we design all our products.
Today, design is unfortunately an exercise of style that is far removed from everyday's realities. The idea that we have of design is quite different...
For us the relation that exists between the object and its environment should be above all within a functional framework, the object serving man and not the opposite.
If beautiful has become the dictum for contemporary design, it is unfortunately too often used to the detriment of practicality. For us the object should be functional before being beautiful.
Our conception is both contemporary and rational, a design well thought out, simple and above all functional.
There is a word which summarises our approach : be ez*!
Make simple use of your favourite objects...
Tactus represents much more than just a technology brand. Tactus first discovered the MagnaTuff,
his flagship product, whilst backpacking in Asia and found need of a mighty yet graceful shield
for his iPad. It was to be hard enough to bare the challenge, light enough not to slow him down,
and as useful as his calculator watch. With the launch of iPhone 5 Tactus made it his ultimate
mission to seek out the globes hidden gems of profunctional accessories. The world is exciting
to Tactus and he is discovering everything in it for the first time. Tactus likes nothing more
than to meet new people, make friends and share his adventures with them.
At Kensington we understand the link between productivity and protection. This drives us to engineer security elements into all of our products and technology platforms. Businesses, organizations, professional users and consumers each value the assurance provided by our smart. safe. simple™ brand promise, we apply it to everything we design, manufacture, and market.
smart. Every product we innovate is engineered by Kensington with the user in mind
safe. Kensington products are high quality, safe, risk free, protecting you and your mobile devices
simple. Kensington products are easy to use, intuitive & enable increased productivity
The Joy Factory's product suite of iPad®, iPad mini®, iPhone®, smartphone and tablet patented and patent-pending specialty accessories allow consumers to stay active and engaged with their smart devices in their daily lives.
Designed to fit a variety of lifestyles and usage applications, The Joy Factory offers an array of smart phone and tablet accessories, including protective cases and portfolios, 360-degree rotating stands and versatile magnetic carbon fiber mounting systems along with award-winning charging solutions for real-life settings.
The Joy Factory's products are ergonomically engineered, made of exquisitely crafted materials and developed for ease of use.
Founded in Singapore, the technology hub of Asia, Xmi Pte Ltd is an innovation-driven company focused on bringing the very latest wave of multimedia products to the global market. As we enter a fast-paced digital age, the ability to foresee market trends and react dynamically to market changes becomes quintessential to the success of our business.
Xmi Pte Ltd's main objective is in creating multimedia devices that will precede major trends in lifestyle technology. With unique products of superior functionality, mass-market appeal and uncompromising quality, Xmi Pte Ltd aims to push the boundaries of technology to become a global brand synonymous with future innovations.
Xmi Pte Ltd currently has distribution networks in about 80 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Australia.
JBL, a worldwide authority in sound reproduction for over 60 years. JBL equipment has been setting - and continuously raising the audio standards in concert halls, recording studios and lounges worldwide, and is trusted by professionals and consumers alike. No other brand has more ways to engage your audio senses and entertain you, by using a fantastic mix of experience and the very latest technology. Amongst an extraordinary line up of products, JBL now produce a range of consumer goods that include the world's finest loudspeakers, headphones that place you in the centre professional grade audio, wireless products that allow you to take and listen to your music anywhere you desire and now includes the world's first audio docking products for the latest iPhones and iPads. For full details of all our class leading products please visit www.JBL.com
Trusted by the creative pros, G-Technology offers premium external storage solutions for professional content creation. Its complete storage portfolio delivers unmatched performance, reliability and style and features USB, Thunderbolt, FireWire, eSATA, mini-SAS, and Fibre Channel systems to support all levels of audio/video production. Engineered exclusively for those looking to push their creativity beyond the limits, G-Tech preserves, manages and stores the unwavering passion of creative professionals.
Parallels is a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and desktop virtualization. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 900 employees in North America, Europe and Asia. The company's suite of proven cross-platform solutions includes Parallels Management – Mac plug-in for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition, the No. 1-selling solution for running Windows on a Mac without rebooting. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ParallelsMac, and Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParallelsDesktop.
Founded in 2002, Sanho designs, manufactures and markets IT accessories with a focus on Apple accessories, portable power and storage. Our product brands include:
Our products include:
- HyperJuice - External batteries for Apple MacBook, iPhone, iPad, iPod, USB products
- HyperDrive - Portable digital data storage products for Apple devices, digital cameras, memory cards
- HyperShield - Cases, stylus pens and other accessories for Apple devices
- HyperThin - World's thinnest most flexible HDMI cables
- HyperShop - Online store
Our industry leading products have won many top international accolades, rave media reviews and customers' affection. Our high performance products are distributed worldwide and can be found in all major cities and countries.
With sales and marketing office in Silicon Valley USA, production facility near Shanghai China and a R&D team across both countries, Sanho is committed to developing cutting edge products with a dedicated focus on performance, quality, value and service.
Founded in 1998 just outside Sydney Australia in the famous Bondi Beach suburb, our mission remains to come up with a more comfortable, secure and stylish means of transporting your laptop. Our design philosophy is guided by the concept of laptop protection while incorporating modern design that is not only fashionable but secure. STM uses only the highest quality materials and trims, including high-density padding and shock absorbing materials to protect your computer from external abuse. Each bag uses water-resistant fabrics, self-repairing zippers and Duraflex and YKK accessories for a worry free carry. We believe in making products that last a lifetime and try not to make a mess of things along the way. We don't use wasteful stuffing. We use minimal product packaging and take great pride in our ongoing "Born to Be Green" corporate sustainability programs. We value integrity and the friends we have made along the way. This extends to the way we work with our reseller network, our suppliers and end consumers and ultimately the decisions we make as a company.
MacAce are the UK's finest Mac-only ISP with a long-standing reputation for the very best internet services including hosting, ADSL, Fibre and Email. Established over 17 years ago, MacAce remain the UK's leader in customer service and satisfaction with its ardent determination to create and deliver the very best internet services for home and business. MacAce is mult-award-winning included last year's coveted "Best Overall ISP" in the Customer Choice category at the ISPA's. Last year MacAce expanded into the US market and is also the creator of MacMate - a kind of MobileMe replacement on steroids.
OKI is a global brand dedicated to creating professional printed communications products, applications and services which increase the efficiency of today's businesses.
Today OKI is a major player in the printer market and is totally dedicated to creating relevant, high performance products from printers to multi-function products, applications and services. OKI has brought to market a range of incredibly fast and high performance machines that consistently win awards and beat the competition.
Being at the forefront of innovation for many years, OKI launched its first generation digital LED-based printers as long ago as 1989 and has continued to refine and improve the technology over the past two decades, with the result that the company's latest printers offer substantial gains across key aspects of performance, greater cost control, better and more consistent quality and reduced environmental impact, both over previous models and their more traditional competitors.
Computer Aid International is a UK-registered ICT for development charity which aims to reduce poverty through practical ICT solutions. Computer Aid collect IT equipment for distribution in hospitals, universities, schools and not-for-profit organisations in over 100 countries. Computer Aid provide only the best professionally-refurbished PCs and laptops which have been cleaned, data-wiped, tested and refurbished by a team of expert volunteers. They work on numerous initiatives to increase access to ICT among poor and disadvantaged communities, providing e-learning courses, training and environmental advocacy. For more information visit: http://www.computeraid.org/
Date: Thursday 20th June 2013
Venue: The Royal Garden Hotel
Address: 2- 24 Kensington High Street London W8 4PT
Map: Please click here
Dress code: Black Tie
For 18 years, we have been delivering an outstanding Awards event, one that combines fantastic settings, great food, brilliant entertainment and five-star settings. This year we are delighted to announce that we will be holding the event at The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London – a prestigious five-star luxury hotel that offers the perfect venue to welcome the VIPs of the Apple industry. The venue has been host to numerous events over the years, including ceremonies for some of the world's most prestigious sporting events such as the Euro Championships and the Cricket World Cup.
Renowned for its warm, professional five-star service, excellent location, beautiful rooms and award-winning food, it will provide the perfect setting for celebrating the achievements and successes of our industry from the past year.
The Macworld Awards are a unique showcase and the perfect opportunity to demonstrate leadership to customers, resellers, distributors or peers. As a sponsor, you will benefit from the unparalleled brand and market exposure that comes from association with the industry's most coveted Awards.
At Macworld, we are aware that our advertising partners have very distinct marketing objectives and strategies. That is why we have created a range of packages to choose from. If you are looking for something completely different, we can also create tailor-made bespoke opportunities. We see sponsorship as a partnership and will work with you to ensure our Awards generate the results and exposure you are seeking.
Some of the benefits of sponsoring the Macworld Awards include:
- Participation in a four-month long promotional campaign
- Association with the industry's most prestigious awards ceremony
- Unprecedented levels of editorial coverage
- Unique promotional opportunities in the lead up, during and after the event: online and in print
- An unrivalled chance to network with the industry's leading figures
- Exceptional brand exposure throughout the marketing campaigns for the event
- As a sponsor, you will be an integral part of this exciting event
To book your place at The Macworld Awards 2013 simply fill out the form below.
BOOKINGS CLOSE ON MONDAY 17TH JUNE 2013
EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY 2013
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Highlights of 2012 Awards
Key dates for 2013
|1st round of nominations announced||4 April 2013|
|2nd round of nominations announced||14 May 2013|
|Final product submission date||24 May 2013|
|Final Shortlist announced||31 May 2013|
|Awards ceremony||20 June 2013|
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