By Lisa Johnston
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New York — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the International CES Best of Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award honorees during its annual press preview, here, Monday.
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 & 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 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.
Here are the Best of Innovations honorees by category:
Accessible and Universal Design: Moneual, a smart-care system for the hearing impaired
Digital Imaging: Sony, Cyber-shot RX1
Computer Hardware & Components: Moneual, Touch Table PC
Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies: Switch Lighting, Switch 3-Way
Gaming Hardware & Accessories: Mad Catz, Strike 7 professional gaming keyboard
Headphones: Sennheiser, IE800 in-ear headphones
Home Appliances: Belkin, Belkin WeMo Baby
Home Audio/Video Components: Harman International Industries, 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 A/V receiver
In-Vehicle Audio/Video: Phoenix Gold, ACX600.5
Personal Electronics: Liquid Image; Apex HD+, Wi-Fi snow goggle
Software & Mobile Apps: Sculpteo, 3DPCase by Sculpteo
Tech For A Better World: Xpal Power,SpareOne
Wireless Handset Accessories: Vuzix; Vuzix Smartglass
Wireless Handsets: Gopod Group Limited; GSpot
For more information, including photos and description of all honorees, visit the CES Innovations Award website.
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