PC Magazine Awards iPod mini Top Honors

The Apple iPod mini has taken ibest mobile devicei award in PC Magazineis 21st annual technical excellence awards, the magazine announced Wednesday.

PC Magazine editors wrote that while itis "not cheap", "if you want the best, drop some extra dough and pick up the iPod mini."

We love that we can charge it using the USB 2.0 connection and that itis sturdy enough to survive drops and falls," editors wrote. "We especially enjoy the envious looks we get walking down the street with it...Other music players might cost less or have more memory, smaller bodies, or more features, but none offer the iPod miniis combination of silky smooth operation, graceful design, and techno-chic style."

The G5 iMac was a finalist for desktop PC, but was not awarded first place.

The award winners appear in the January 2005 edition of the magazine.