updated 08:55 am EST, Mon October 30, 2006
MacExpo day three
The expected large Saturday crowds flooded into MacExpo this weekend, generating a massive influx of questions and interest in products as they perused the show. During the first two days, awards were handed out to honor those participants with outstanding products or services. HP won the "MacWorld Best of Show Award" for its B9180 A3+ inkjet printer (shown at right), while Griffin won the "Mac User iPod Accessory Manufacturer of the Year Award." Apple again attracted large crowds with ongoing demonstrations of its products and applications as the company showed off non-functional second-generation iPod shuffles to accentuate the small size of the new device. Elgato showcased its new "EyeTV Diversity" USB stick device offering dual DTT tuners with picture-in-picture capability, which it said is slated for shipment in mid-November for £110. IRIS held a strong presence at the show as well, demonstrating its Readiris Pro OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software, IRISCard mini scanner, and IRISPen express.