Ahh, TIME Magazine, you Apple
whores aficionados, you. With TIME constantly giving Apple their Gadget of the Week awards, it's probably no surprise that Apple products have made TIME's Gadget of the Year list for 2006—not once, but twice.
The two products that made the Gadget of the Year list are the coveted MacBook Pro:
This 'iMac on wheels' has built-in iSight camera and remote for Front Row media manager. It features illuminated keyboard and brighter screen plus magnetic breakaway power cord. With the Intel Core Duo it's easy to watch the highest-definition QuickTime movie trailers.
…and the Nike+iPod Sport Kit:
This tiny runner's aid measures your pace from inside a specially designed shoe. Data streams to your iPod Nano which keeps time and calculates caloric burn. Select a distance or time for your workout (plus music) and a voice prompts you at intervals and when you're done you dock and upload the data and track your performance. Set goals for yourself or challenge others. Battery lasts about 1,000 hours — that's an hour a day for nearly three years.
Other gadgets on the list include the Nintendo DS Lite, a Garmin StreetPilot, and the Palm Treo 700w (among others).
Once you go through the whole slideshow, viewers have the opportunity to vote on what they think is the official Gadget of the Year. So far, it looks like the MacBook Pro is gunning it out against the DS Lite for the #1 spot (the DS Lite is currently leading the MacBook Pro by 4 percentage points), and all of the others are getting paltry results. Not to sway the vote or anything, but I voted for the Nike+iPod Sport Kit. 😉