The 25 Most Innovative Products of the Year

Methodology and Full List of Products

A team of PC World editors surveyed the products we'd seen and learned about in 2005, nominated a few dozen of the most original, and then voted for the 25 winners that ultimately made our list. Our criteria for innovation included such elements as design, and the integration of technology with function. In all cases, we looked for products and services that did something first, did it much better than its predecessors, or reimagined what had been done before.

Airgo True MIMO Gen3
Apple iPod Nano
Creative Zen Vision
Fujitsu LifeBook P1510D
Google Earth
JVC Everio GZ-MG70
Kodak EasyShare V570
Maxtor Shared Storage Plus
Microsoft Xbox 360
Mitsubishi HC3000U
NEC MultiSync LCD2180WG-LED
Nintendo Nintendogs for Nintendo DS
Nokia N91
Panasonic Oxyride
Sling Media Slingbox
Sonos Digital Music System
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1
Sony DVDirect VRD-MC1
Sony Handycam HDR-HC1
Toshiba RD-XS54
Yamaha RX-V4600
Yamaha YSP-1000

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