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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

Computer Hardware
Digital Storm
Black|OPS with 3D Vision Surround Technology

Computer Peripherals
Hewlett Packard
HP Photosmart eStation

Digital Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
KODAK PlaySport Video Camera

Eco -Design and Sustainable Technology
Solar Components
Joos Orange

Electronic Gaming Hardware
Microsoft Corporation
Kinect for Xbox 360

Enabling Technologies
DisplayLink Corp.
DisplayLink Interactive Networked Graphics Chip

Sleek Audio LLC
SA7 Wireless Hybrid Earphones

Health and Wellness
Etymotic Research, Inc.
Electronic BlastPLG Earplugs

High Performance Audio
Magico LLC
High Performance Loudspeaker

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

Home Theater Speakers
GoldenEar Technology
GoldenEar SuperCinema 3

Integrated Home Systems
Trane ComfortLink(TM) II Thermostat

In -Vehicle Accessories
Firstech, LLC.

In -Vehicle Audio/Video
Audiovox Mobile
MultiView Cam with Pedestrian Warning

Major Home Appliances
Kenmore Elite® Dishwasher with Interactive Color LCD Controls

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

Personal Electronics
Dynamics Inc.
Card 2.0

Personal Electronics
Recon Instruments

Portable Multimedia Accessories
Belkin International
360 + Stand

Portable Power
GE WattStation

Wireless Handsets

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 produces 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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