Engadget (voted best Tech blog in the 2004 Weblog Awards) has a poll to decide the winners of the 2004 Engadget Awards! Apparently, the nominees were chosen through a combination of reader input and maybe too healthy a dose of editorial preference. I agree with my brother when he says that the Sony Network Walkman won too many of the negative nominations and none of the positive ones, it's still fun to participate in.
On a side note, where's the instant run-off voting? We talk about election spoilers and seeing the big picture, but until we adopt instant run-off voting pervasively, there's a slim chance we'll use it when it matters most. I could boycott the vote, but I'm voting anyway. I hope this isn't an instance of, "Do it if it feels good."
I was suprised to not see the iPod mini nominated for anything, despite it's popularity. This one I attribute to the readership. Anyway, below are my choices. (NOTE: I did think of how I could get cool Google Ads from this post, but only after I thought about how cool it'd be to have some of my choices win and have this post to prove it)
Go cast your votes!
Click here to show/hide my choices. It took me a VERY long time to get this to work in IE so if there are still any of you out there... it was all for you. Also, let me know if you voted differently.
Gadget of the Year: Apple iPod (4G) Disappointment of the Year: palmOne Tungsten T5 Merger of the Year: Cingular/AT&T Worst Gadget of the Year: OQO model 01 Comeback of the Year: Netscape (as Mozilla) Most Anticipated Gadget of 2005:Apple iPod flash Cellphone of the Year: Motorola RAZR V3 Desktop of the Year: Apple iMac G5 Ditigal Camera of the Year: No choice Display of the Year: Apple Cinema Display Game Console of the Year: Sony Playstation Portable GPS Device or Application OTY: No choice Handheld of the Year: Sharp Zaurus SL-C3000 Home Electronics Device OTY: No choice Laptop of the Year: No choice Media PC of the Year: No choice Peripheral Device of the Year: No choice Portable Audio Player OTY: Apple iPod (4G) Portable Video Player OTY: I forget Robot of the Year: Roomba Discovery Tablet PC of the Year: No choice Wireless Technology OTY: Apple AirPort Express Wearable of the Year: Jabra BT800 (I think)
UDPATE 10:08 PM EST 12/30/04: Sorry to disappoint everyone (especially myself), but there may be no relevant google ads for this post as the choices are hidden by default, and with them, the Google ad-fodder.