Macworld US editors have announced the products introduced at last week's Macworld CreativePro Conference and Expo they assessed as the Best products of the show.
Griffin's RadioShark is a fin-shaped apparatus that helps users of any Mac tune in to AM/FM radio transmissions. Included software lets you set station presets and even record live broadcasts for later playback, in a similar manner to the popular TiVo.
Alsoft goes OS X native with MasterJuggler 3, its font management software with a redesigned interface, OS X and Classic integration, and the ability to preview multiple fonts and sizes. DiskWarrior 3, the latest version of Alsoft's storied disk recovery tool, adds speed improvements, hardware monitoring, native OS X directory rebuilding for Mac OS X Extended Disks and more.
Broderbund The Print Shop
Software MacKiev and Broderbund are resurrecting a classic for OS X: The Print Shop, a general purpose desktop publishing software application for consumers, not professionals. Users can build a variety of projects, ranging from greeting cards to CD labels and inserts.
Avias' MEC (short for Mobile Entertainment Center) Station may do for digital video what the iPod did for digital music. The handheld device can play back MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 files, Div X movies, MP3 and .WMA audio, games and more. It features a 16:9 display, FireWire data transfer and disk-based access.
Ubiquitous CD burning has been on the Mac for a while, but some users still struggle to make their burned discs look pretty. Enter SmileonMyMac's Disclabel, which comes with pre-designed templates, the ability to support imported track lists from iTunes, iPhoto and iDVD, automatic label creation using AppleScript, and more.
Epson Perfection 3170 PHOTO
Epson America's Perfection 3170 Photo is a new flatbed scanner costing $200 there. It offers a built-in slide and film strip adaptor. The scanner offers 3,200 dots-per-inch optical resolution and 48-bit one-pass scanning. Shipping in the US in August, the scanner's USB 2.0 interface is ideal for Apple's USB 2.0-equipped Power Mac G5.
Dalim Software's DiALOGUE is a new Internet-based soft proofing tool. It uses technologies like XML and Java 2 with Dalim's own TWiST or SWiNG production workflow software.
GeeThree.com Slick 5 & 6 and Sweet Multiport
GeeThree.com continues to improve on iMovie with Slick Volumes 5 & 6, two new collections of plug-ins for iMovie. These can correct colour video, highlight moving objects, add new titles and more. The Sweet Multiport, meanwhile, converts the lower optical drive bay of your Power Mac G4 into an interface with two FireWire 400 ports, USB, and CompactFlash/MicroDrive, Memory Stick and SD Card connectivity.
HP Deskjet 5650
The HP 5650 is a colour inkjet printer that offers up to 21 pages per minute (ppm) for black-and-white and up to 15 ppm in color. It can handle resolutions of up to 4,800-optimized dpi in colour (up to 4,800 x 1,200-optimized dpi colour and 1,200-input dpi) and up to 1,200-rendered dpi black.
PowerFile C200 MFX/R200 MFX
PowerFile's C200 MFX and R200 MFX optical storage library solutions units offer a 200 disc capacity, for almost 1TB of total storage capacity. The C200 MFX system can read DVD and CD media, while the R200 MFX library adds the ability to write, as well.
Harman Multimedia JBL Encounter 5.1
Harman Multimedia's JBL Encounter 5.1, which will go on sale in November in the US, is a surround speaker system with five satellites (including a centre channel) and a 200 watt subwoofer. Each of the four satellites speakers is self-powered, and the centre channel array can be clipped to a monitor.
Red Rock Software DeltaGraph 5
Red Rock Software has brought its charting, graphing, and data-analysis tool DeltaGraph 5 to Mac OS X. The software lets you develop a range of 2D and 3D graphs and charts and is targeted at researchers, analysts, and managers who work with complex sets of data and who need to collect, analyze and present their findings visually.