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
"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:
Home Theater Speakers
Classe Audio Inc.
GoldenEar SuperCinema 3
Integrated Home Systems
Black|OPS with 3D Vision Surround Technology
Trane ComfortLink(TM) II Thermostat
HP Photosmart eStation
Eastman Kodak Company
KODAK PlaySport Video Camera
MultiView Cam with Pedestrian Warning
Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology
Major Home Appliances
Kenmore Elite® Dishwasher with Interactive Color LCD Controls
Electronic Gaming Hardware
Online Audio/Video Content
Kinect for Xbox 360
Internet TV & Blu-ray Disc™ Player Powered by Google TV
DisplayLink Interactive Networked Graphics Chip
Sleek Audio LLC
SA7 Wireless Hybrid Earphones
Health and Wellness
Etymotic Research, Inc.
Electronic BlastPLG Earplugs
360 + Stand
High Performance Audio
High Performance Loudspeaker
Home Theater Accessories
Monster Cable Products, Inc.
MAX 3D Glasses
HTC EVO 4G
For more information on the Innovations Design and Engineering awards,
including photos and descriptions of all honorees, visit http://www.cesweb.org/awards/innovations.
Note to Journalists:
General press and analyst registration for the 2011 International CES is
available at CESweb.org. Detailed press conference information can be
found at http://www.CESweb.org/press/events.
Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday, January 4
to take advantage of all the CES press events.
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 www.CE.org.
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