CEA Announces Best Of Innovations Design And Engineering Honorees

Innovations Award Honorees To Be On Display at 2012 CES

Arlington, Va., November 8, 2011 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today its 2012 International CES Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honorees. The International CES Innovations Awards honor outstanding design and engineering advancements across 32 consumer electronics product categories, including two new trend -focused categories: Tablets, e -Readers, & Netbooks, and Software & Mobile Apps.

"We saw a ten percent increase in Innovations Award entries this year, which highlights the honor and prestige associated with these awards and the robust innovation within the CE industry," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. "We congratulate all finalists for their design and engineering expertise."
The Best of Innovations honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges' scores and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: the Official Press Event of the International CES from 4 -7 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 in the Venetian Ballroom of the Venetian. The 2012 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow is scheduled to run January 10 -13, 2012.
Entries for The Best of Innovations 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 2012 are:
Computer Accessories
Plantronics
Calisto 835
www.plantronics.com
Digital Imaging
Lytro
Lytro Light Field Camera
www.lytro.com

Eco -Design & Sustainable Technologies
Nest Labs
Nest Learning Thermostat
www.nest.com
Gaming Hardware & Accessories
Razer
Razer Blade
www.razerzone.com

Headphones
Sonomax Technologies, Inc.
eers™ Custom -Fitted Earphones
www.sculptedeers.com
Health & Wellness
Basis
Basis Band
www.mybasis.com

High Performance Home Audio
Devialet
D -Premier
www.devialet.com
Home Networking
Wi3
WiPNET
www.mywi3.com

Home Theater Speakers
Reality Design Pty Ltd
SonicBlade
www.reality -design.com.au
Integrated Home Systems
2D2C, Inc.
SafePlug Electrical Receptacles
www.safeplug.com

Major Home Appliances
LG Electronics USA
Refrigerator with Blast Chiller Technology
www.lg.com
Personal Electronics
Libratone
Libratone Live
www.libratone.com

Portable Multimedia Accessories
Belkin
Kitchen Cabinet Mount
www.belkin.com
Portable Power
Audiovox Corporation
RCA USB Wall Plate Charger
www.audiovox.com

NEW! Software & Mobile Apps
Ford Motor Company
MyFord Mobile
www.ford.com
NEW! Tablets, E -Readers & Netbooks
Sony
Sony Tablet S1
www.sony.com

Wireless Handsets
T -Mobile
HTC Amaze 4G
www.t -mobile.com

For more information on the Innovations Design and Engineering awards, including photos and description of all honorees, visit www.CESweb.org/awards/innovations.
Note to Journalists:
General press and analyst registration for the 2012 International CES is available at CESweb.org. Detailed press event information can be found at www.CESweb.org/press/events. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Sunday, January 8 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 $190 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.Innovation -Movement.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media

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