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.
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.