IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with the release of the 2011 iPod / iPhone / iPad Buyers' Guide, the definitive reference book on Apple's popular media players, accessories, and software, the editors of iLounge proudly announce this year's winners of prestigious iPod, iPhone + iPad Best of the Year Awards. From cases to speakers, games and applications, the Awards spotlight top picks across major Apple hardware and software categories, and were selected by iLounge's editors without any influence from advertisers, Apple, or other interests. Recipients were selected purely on the basis of merit from thousands of candidates, and represent the outstanding efforts of small, large, and geographically varied developers.
"Apple's new iPad, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch inspired a new round of high-definition software and next-generation accessories," said Jeremy Horwitz, Editor-in-Chief of iLounge and the Buyers' Guide. "This year brought some of the best cases, speakers, apps, and games ever released for Apple devices - more than we've ever seen in any 12-month period."
Best of the Year Award winners include:
* iHome's iA100, selected as 2010 Accessory of the Year and iPod/iPhone/iPad Clock Radio of the Year.
* Logitech, selected as 2010 Accessory Maker of the Year, and for iPod/iPhone Portable Speaker of the Year - S715i.
* PopCap Games, selected as 2010 iOS Game Developer of the Year, and for iPad Game of the Year - Plants vs. Zombies HD.
* Apple, selected as 2010 iOS Application Developer of the Year, for iPhone/iPod Application of the Year - iMovie, iPad Accessory of the Year - iPad Camera Connection Kit, and Apple Product of the Year - iPad.
Single editorially-selected Award recipients include Duck Duck Moose, Electronic Arts, Geneva Lab, Griffin Technology, H2O Audio, Macally, Parrot, Pi'ikea St., Speck Products, SwitchEasy, Theodore Gray, and Uncommon. Separately, iLounge's Readers' Choice Awards saw thousands of readers pick winners in four categories: including Apple Product of the Year (iPad), Accessory Maker of the Year (Logitech), iPod/iPhone Game Developer of the Year (PopCap Games), and iPod/iPhone Application Developer of the Year (Apple), the first time in iLounge's history that readers and editors selected the same winners in all four categories. For full details on the winners, runners-up, and ratings of thousands of other accessories and applications, download the 2011 iPod / iPhone / iPad Buyers' Guide, available immediately for free.
Best of the Year Awards: http://www.ilounge.com/2011bg
About iLounge: As the exclusive partner of the Consumer Electronics Association for the iLounge Pavilion - a collection of Apple hardware, accessories, and software that is now the largest dedicated exhibition area at the International Consumer Electronics Show - iLounge, Inc. is the world's leading provider of iPod, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes information. Fully independent from Apple and vendors of related hardware, software, and services, iLounge has offices in Irvine, California and East Amherst, New York. Founded only days after Apple announced the first iPod in 2001, iLounge has exploded in popularity, today boasting millions of visitors and tens of millions of page views each month. Its editorial content is in no way influenced by advertising, paid placements, or other unsavory practices. Praised for years as "the ultimate in product reviews and tutorials on all things iPod," iLounge and its team have been spotlighted by the Associated Press, CNBC, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and many other leading publications.