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CEA Announces Best of Innovations Design/Engineering honorees.

November 26, 2012 - CEA® announced International CES® Best of Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award honorees for their advancements across 29 consumer electronics product categories, including 2 new trend-focused categories: Accessible and Universal Design Technologies, and Tech for Better World. According to senior VP of events and conferences Karen Chupka, "Adding two new categories to the awards allows for more cutting-edge technologies to enter and be discovered."
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Consumer Electronics Association
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Arlington, VA, 22201

CEA Announces Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Honorees

Innovations honorees to be showcased at 2013 CES

Arlington, Va.–The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today the International CES® Best of Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award honorees. The CES Innovations Awards honor outstanding design and engineering advancements across 29 consumer electronics product categories, including two new trend-focused categories: Accessible & Universal Design Technologies and Tech for a Better World.

Accessible and Universal Design Technologies focuses on technologies that have innovative features that make them easier to use, especially for seniors and people with disabilities. Tech for a Better World recognizes technologies that share a common goal and the ability to impact the world in a positive way, either domestically, or around the globe.

“The CES Innovations Award highlights the robust innovation within the CE industry. Adding two new categories to the awards allows for more cutting-edge technologies to enter and be discovered,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “This year’s honorees have creative products with impressive design and engineering expertise. We look forward to seeing all these products at the 2013 International CES.”

The Best of Innovations designation is awarded to products with the highest judges’ scores and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase in The Venetian at the 2013 International CES. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 CES is the world’s largest annual innovation event, and will take place January 8-11, 2013 in Last Vegas.

The honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS: the Official Press Event of the International CES, from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, January 6, at Mandalay Bay, Level 3, South Seas Ballroom C.

CES Innovations Awards entries are judged on overall engineering qualities related to technical specifications and materials, aesthetics and design qualities, the product’s intended use and function, unique features and how the design and innovation of the product compares to others in the marketplace.

The Best of Innovations Honorees for 2013 are:

NEW! Accessible and Universal Design


Smart Care System for Hearing-Impaired Person

Computer Hardware & Components


Touch Table PC

Digital Imaging

Sony Electronics

Sony Cyber-shot RX1

Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies

SWITCH Lighting


Gaming Hardware & Accessories

Mad Catz

S.T.R.I.K.E.7 Professional Gaming Keyboard


Sennheiser Electronic Corporation

IE800 In-ear canal headphones

Home Appliances


Belkin WeMo baby

Home Audio/Video Components

Harman International Industries, Inc.

Harman/Kardon BDS 577

Integrated Home Systems & Multi-Room Audio/Video

GreenWave Reality

Connected Lighting Solution

In-Vehicle Accessories

Sony Electronics

XAV-701HD Smartphone Connected AV Receiver

In-Vehicle Audio/Video

Phoenix Gold


Personal Electronics

Liquid Image Co, LLC

Apex HD+, Wi-Fi Snow Goggle

Software & Mobile Apps


3DPCase by Sculpteo

NEW! Tech For A Better World

XPAL Power Inc.


Wireless Handset Accessories

Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix Smartglass

Wireless Handsets

Gopod Group Limited


For more information on the International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering awards, including photos and description of all honorees, visit CES Innovations Award website.

Note to Journalists:

General press and analyst registration for the 2013 International CES is available at Detailed press event information can be found at Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Sunday, January 6 to take advantage of all the CES press events.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at and Follow CES at and through social media:    .


• CES Unveiled LONDON

November 15, 2012, London, UK

• 2013 International CES

January 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas, NV


Allison Fried


Tara Dunion

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