CEA Announces Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Honorees

  CEA Announces Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Honorees

               Innovations honorees to be showcased at 2013 CES

2013 International CES CES Unveiled 2013

Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- November 12, 2012

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         Computer Hardware & Components
Moneual                                      Moneual
Smart Care System for Hearing-Impaired       Touch Table PC
Person
www.moneual.com                              www.moneual.com
                                             
Digital Imaging                              Eco-Design and Sustainable
                                             Technologies
Sony Electronics                             SWITCH Lighting
Sony Cyber-shot RX1                          SWITCH 3-Way
www.sony.com                                 www.switchlightingco.com
                                             
Gaming Hardware & Accessories                Headphones
Mad Catz                                     Sennheiser Electronic Corporation
S.T.R.I.K.E.7 Professional Gaming Keyboard   IE800 In-ear canal headphones
www.madcatz.com                              www.sennheiserusa.com
                                             
Home Appliances                              Home Audio/Video Components
Belkin                                       Harman International Industries,
                                             Inc.
Belkin WeMo baby                             Harman/Kardon BDS 577
www.belkin.com                               www.harman.com
                                             
Integrated Home Systems & Multi-Room         In-Vehicle Accessories
Audio/Video
GreenWave Reality                            Sony Electronics
Connected Lighting Solution                  XAV-701HD Smartphone Connected AV
                                             Receiver
www.greenwavereality.com                     www.sony.com
                                             
In-Vehicle Audio/Video                       Personal Electronics
Phoenix Gold                                 Liquid Image Co, LLC
ACX600.5                                     Apex HD+, Wi-Fi Snow Goggle
www.phoenixgold.com                          www.liquidimageco.com
                                             
Software & Mobile Apps                       NEW! Tech For A Better World
Sculpteo                                     XPAL Power Inc.
3DPCase by Sculpteo                          SpareOne
www.3dpcase.com                              www.spareone.com
                                             
Wireless Handset Accessories                 Wireless Handsets
Vuzix Corporation                            Gopod Group Limited
Vuzix Smartglass                             GSpot
www.vuzix.com                                www.gopod.cc
                                             

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 CESweb.org. Detailed press event information can be found at
http://www.CESweb.org/press/events. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in
Las Vegas by Sunday, January 6 to take advantage of all the CES press events.

Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is
“International CES.” Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to
“CES.” Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” to refer to the
International CES.

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: www.CE.org and
www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social
media: http://facebook.com/InternationalCES, http://twitter.com/IntlCES,
http://blog.ce.org/.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  *CES New York Press Preview featuring CES Unveiled NEW YORK
    November 12, 2012, New York, NY
  *CES Unveiled LONDON
    November 15, 2012, London, UK
  *2013 International CES
    January 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas, NV

Contact:

Consumer Electronics Association
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
tdunion@CE.org
www.CE.org
or
Allison Fried, 703-907-7603
afried@CE.org
www.CESweb.org