CES Press Release

CEA Announces 2014 Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Honorees

Innovations Award Honorees to be showcased at 2014 CES

Arlington, VA – 11/12/2013 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today its 2014 International CES® Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honorees. The CES Innovations Awards honor outstanding design and engineering advancements across 28 consumer electronics product categories, including two new categories focused on some of the latest trends: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing and Wearable Technologies.
 
The 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing category recognizes 3D printers, accessories, software, platforms, and any electronic device that facilitates the use of additive manufacturing. Wearable Technologies features electronic devices typically worn by consumers that use sensors for navigation, information-gathering, communicating information or other sensory enhancements.
 
“This year’s CES Best of Innovations Award Honorees run the gamut of next-generation technologies changing the way we live, work and play,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “The 2014 Innovations Award program saw a record number of entries. We continue to be awed by the creative thought and design behind these award-winning innovations, which reflect the true spirit of CES and the technology industry.”
 
The Best of Innovations designation is awarded to products with the highest judges’ scores, which will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase in The Venetian at the 2014 International CES. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, runs January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
The 26 Best of Innovations Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS: the Official Media Event of the International CES, from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 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 2014 are:
NEW! 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing
Formlabs
Form 1
http://formlabs.com/
Accesible Technologies
Tobii Technology
Tobii EyeMobile
www.tobii.com
 
Digital Imaging
Sony Electronics
Sony QX Series “Lens-Style” Cameras
www.sony.com
 
 Eco Design & Sustainable Technologies
Brunton
Hydrogen Reactor TM
www.brunton.com
 










 
Embedded Technologies
Novasentis
Electro-mechanical Polymer Actuator Technology
www.strategicpolymers.com
Headphones
Plantronics
The BackBeat GO® 2 + Charging Case
www.plantronics.com
 
Headphones
Sony Electronics
PHA-2 Headphone Amp
www.sony.com
 
Health & Fitness
Reebok & MC10
Reebok CHECKLIGHT™
www.mc10inc.com
 
High Performance Home Audio
Bang & Olufsen
BeoLab 18
www.bang-olufsen.com
Home Audio/Video Components
Sony Electronics
FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player
www.sony.com
 
Home Theater Speakers
Philips Consumer Lifestyle
Philips Fidelio E5 Wireless Surround Cinema Speakers
www.philips.com
 
In-Vehicle Audio/Video
Pioneer Electronics
AppRadio 3 (SPH-DA210)
www.pioneerelectronics.com
 
Portable Power
Kirk H&J Corporation
iNPOFi Foldable Mobile Wireless Charger
www.kirkhj.com
Software & Mobile Apps
HARMAN International
Aha
www.aharadio.com
 
 
 
Tablets, EReaders & Mobile Computing
Sony Electronics
VAIO® | Flip PC
www.sony.com
 
NEW! Wearable Technologies
Instabeat
Instabeat
www.instabeat.me
 
 
Tech For a Better World
Able Planet Incorporated
Personal Sound with LINX® FUSION
www.ableplanet.com
 
 
 
 










































*Excludes embargoed products

A full list of all Best of Innovations Honorees, including embargoed products, will be announced on Sunday, January 5, 2014.
 
For more information on the 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards, including photos and description of all honorees, visit the CES Innovations Awards page on CESweb.
 
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 CES

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and through social media.

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