TMCNet:  CEA Announces Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Honorees

[November 09, 2010]

CEA Announces Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Honorees

ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® today announced its 2011 CES Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honorees. The International CES Innovations Awards honor outstanding advancements in design and engineering across 35 consumer electronics product categories.

"This prestigious awards program gives consumer technology manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their products judged by a distinguished panel of designers, engineers and press," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "The strength of this year's submissions demonstrates the vitality and innovation within the CE industry. We congratulate all finalists for their engineering creativity and design acumen."

The Best of Innovations Awards are earned by the products with the highest judges' scores and will be featured in the Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Showcase in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center at the 2011 International CES. The world's largest consumer technology tradeshow will run January 6-9, 2011.

Innovations entries are judged based 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. In addition to the Innovations Showcase, Best of Innovations Award Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: the Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4 in the Venetian Ballroom of the Venetian.

The Best of Innovations Honorees for 2011 are:


Audio Components

Home Theater Speakers

Classe Audio Inc.

GoldenEar Technology

Power Amplifier

GoldenEar SuperCinema 3


Computer Hardware

Integrated Home Systems

Digital Storm


Black|OPS with 3D Vision Surround Technology

Trane ComfortLink(TM) II Thermostat


Computer Peripherals

In-Vehicle Accessories

Hewlett Packard

Firstech, LLC.

HP Photosmart eStation



Digital Imaging

In-Vehicle Audio/Video

Eastman Kodak Company

Audiovox Mobile

KODAK PlaySport Video Camera

MultiView Cam with Pedestrian Warning


Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology

Major Home Appliances

Solar Components


Joos Orange

Kenmore Elite® Dishwasher with Interactive Color LCD Controls


Electronic Gaming Hardware

Online Audio/Video Content

Microsoft Corporation

Sony Corporation

Kinect for Xbox 360

Internet TV & Blu-ray Disc™ Player Powered by Google TV


Enabling Technologies

Personal Electronics

DisplayLink Corp.

Dynamics Inc.

DisplayLink Interactive Networked Graphics Chip

Card 2.0



Personal Electronics

Sleek Audio LLC

Recon Instruments

SA7 Wireless Hybrid Earphones



Health and Wellness

Portable Multimedia Accessories

Etymotic Research, Inc.

Belkin International

Electronic BlastPLG Earplugs

360 + Stand


High Performance Audio

Portable Power

Magico LLC


High Performance Loudspeaker

GE WattStation


Home Theater Accessories

Wireless Handsets

Monster Cable Products, Inc.


MAX 3D Glasses



For more information on the Innovations Design and Engineering awards, including photos and descriptions of all honorees, visit

Note to Journalists:

General press and analyst registration for the 2011 International CES is available at Detailed press conference information can be found at Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday, January 4 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 $165 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 sponsors and manages the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at


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