CEA ANNOUNCES BEST OF INNOVATIONS DESIGN AND ENGINEERING HONOREES

Innovations Award Honorees to be on Display at 2011 CES

Arlington, Virginia - 11/9/2010 - 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
Classe Audio Inc.
Power Amplifier
www.classeaudio.com

Computer Hardware
Digital Storm
Black|OPS with 3D Vision Surround Technology
www.digitalstormonline.com

Computer Peripherals
Hewlett Packard
HP Photosmart eStation
www.hp.com

Digital Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
KODAK PlaySport Video Camera
www.kodak.com

Eco -Design and Sustainable Technology
Solar Components
Joos Orange
www.solarjoos.com

Electronic Gaming Hardware
Microsoft Corporation
Kinect for Xbox 360
www.microsoft.com

Enabling Technologies
DisplayLink Corp.
DisplayLink Interactive Networked Graphics Chip
www.displaylink.com

Headphones
Sleek Audio LLC
SA7 Wireless Hybrid Earphones
www.sleekaudio.com

Health and Wellness
Etymotic Research, Inc.
Electronic BlastPLG Earplugs
www.etymotic.com

High Performance Audio
Magico LLC
High Performance Loudspeaker
magico.net

Home Theater Accessories
Monster Cable Products, Inc.
MAX 3D Glasses
monstercable.com

Home Theater Speakers
GoldenEar Technology
GoldenEar SuperCinema 3
www.goldenear.com

Integrated Home Systems
Trane
Trane ComfortLink(TM) II Thermostat
www.trane.com/residential

In -Vehicle Accessories
Firstech, LLC.
DroneMobile
www.dronemobile.com

In -Vehicle Audio/Video
Audiovox Mobile
MultiView Cam with Pedestrian Warning
www.audiovox.com

Major Home Appliances
Kenmore
Kenmore Elite® Dishwasher with Interactive Color LCD Controls
www.kenmore.com/

Online Audio/Video Content
Sony Corporation
Internet TV & Blu -ray Disc™ Player Powered by Google TV
www.sony.com

Personal Electronics
Dynamics Inc.
Card 2.0
poweredcards.com

Personal Electronics
Recon Instruments
Transcend
www.reconinstruments.com

Portable Multimedia Accessories
Belkin International
360 + Stand
www.belkin.com

Portable Power
GE
GE WattStation
www.ge.com/

Wireless Handsets
HTC
HTC EVO 4G
www.htc.com

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

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 produces 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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