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CEA Reveals Best of Innovations Honorees

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has revealed the International CES Best of Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award honorees.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has revealed 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 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