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CEA Announces 2008 Innovations Awards For Excellence in Product Design and Engineering

Winning Products Displayed at the 2008 International CES

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced its 2008 International CES Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award honorees. Sponsored by CEA, producer of the International CES, and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the International CES Innovations awards honor exceptional product and engineering design in 32 consumer electronics product categories, including new categories such as eco-design and sustainable technology and healthcare.

“The Innovations awards program continues to expand and gain prestige each year, with industry-leading product entries and the addition of new categories,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “As pioneering technology propels our industry forward, we are thrilled to honor the outstanding product designs fueling the advancement of the consumer technology industry and look forward to showcasing these amazing products at the 2008 International CES.”

The Best of Innovations awards are given to the most honored products in each of the 32 categories. Innovations honorees will be featured in the Innovations Showcase at the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian at the 2008 International CES. In addition to housing the prestigious Innovations honorees, the Sands/Venetian will feature emerging technology exhibits and hot product TechZones including the DisplayPort, ExpressCard, IP, Mobile Internet & WiMAX, NFC Forum, Podcasting and Robotics TechZones. Additionally, the CES keynotes, high-performance audio and home theater exhibits and CES Unveiled will be featured at the Sands/Venetian.

For more than 17 years, the Innovations awards program has provided a showcase for the industry’s top creative products. The Best of Innovations designation is awarded to products that earned the highest honors from the panel of judges, which include engineers, independent designers and journalists for each product category. These “best of the best” products will be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, in the Marco Polo Ballroom at the Sands/Venetian.

The Best of Innovations honorees for 2008 include:

Product Category Mfg Company Product Name Model Number Company URL
Audio Accessories Kensington Kensington LiquidFM™ Deluxe for iPod-FM Transmitter 33424 www.kensington.com
Audio Components Bowers & Wilkins Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin www.bowers-wilkins.com
Computer Accessories Yoggie Security Systems Yoggie Pico www.yoggie.com
Computer Hardware Dell Inc. XPS Consumer Notebook Family M1330 www.dell.com
Computer Peripherals Sentry Group SentrySafe Fire-Safe/Waterproof Hard Drive (160 GB) QA0004 www.sentrysafe.com
Digital Imaging Sanyo SANYO Xacti E1 VPC-E1 www.us.sanyo.com
Electronic Gaming Lightglove LtWv Wrist Vmote www.lightglove.com
Enabling Technologies SanDisk Corp. Vaulter™ Disk www.sandisk.com
Enabling Technologies SiBEAM, Inc. SiBEAM, Inc., WirelessHD™ Semiconductor Systems with OmniLink60™ Technology www.sibeam.com
Furniture Sentry Group SentrySafe FIRE-SAFE /Water-Resistant Data Storage Safe QE5541 www.sentrysafe.com
Headphones Motorola, Inc. MOTOROKR S9 98801N www.motorola.com
Healthcare Oticon, Inc. Oticon Epoq www.oticonusa.com
High Performance Audio KEF America, Inc. KEF MUON Loudspeakers www.kefamerica.com
Home Appliances iRobot Corporation iRobot Looj™ Gutter Cleaning Robot 120 www.irobot.com
Home Theater Speakers Sunfire Corporation Sunfire SubRosa SRS-210R www.sunfire.com
Integrated Home Systems se2 labs ITC One (Integrated Theater Console) One www.se2labs.com
In-Vehicle Accessories Navigon, Inc. NAVIGON 7100 www.navigon.com
In-Vehicle Control/OEM Integration Directed Electronics, Inc. Responder LE 2-Way Vehicle Security & Remote Start System Viper 5701 www.directed.com
In-Vehicle Navigation/Telematics/ITS Auto Page, Inc. C3- Cellular Car Communications www.autopageusa.com
In-Vehicle Video Sirius Satellite Radio SiriusConnect™ Audio/Video Tuner SCV1 www.sirius.com
Multi-Room Audio/Video Sling Media, Inc. SlingCatcher™ www.slingmedia.com
Personal Electronics Emtrace Technologies, Inc Photoskins PS100 www.emtrace.com
Portable Media Accessories Belkin International, Inc. TuneStudio for iPod 5th generation (video) F8Z109 www.belkin.com
Portable Media Players Samsung Electronics America Samsung YA-BS900 Bluetooth Hyper-Directional 3-Channel Surround Sound Speaker System YA-BS900 www.samsung.com
Portable Power WildCharge, Inc. WildCharger www.wildcharge.com
Telephones Thomson Inc. GE InfoLink DECT 6.0 Phone 28320EE2 www.ge.com/phones
Video Accessories OWLink Technology, Inc. HD Digital Light Link FO2850 www.owlink.com
Video Components Niveus Media, Inc. Niveus Media Center – Denali Limited Edition N00-01010XX www.niveusmedia.com
Wireless Handsets fuseproject Drop phone SKY IM-U200 www.fuseproject.com
Wireless Handsets Accessories Samsung Telecommunications America UbiCell www.samsungwireless.com

For more information on the Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Awards, including photos and descriptions of all honorees, visit www.CESweb.org/innovations.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $148 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,200 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES — Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.

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