By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
New York — Calling all retailers and distributors! Make your vote count in the TWICE VIP (Very Important Product) Awards!
The VIPs are TWICE’s first-ever products awards, and only retailers and distributors can vote to honor the products that have made the biggest difference in their business.
Voting runs through Friday, June 28, at 5 p.m. EST so vote today!
The TWICE VIPs are based on product features, product design and value to consumers. They must be products that have been sold at retail in the U.S., or are scheduled to be sold at retail, from Nov. 1, 2012, to April 1, 2013.
Among the categories and sub-categories included are:
Accessories: Gaming peripherals, HDMI cables, headphones less than $300, headphones more than $300, health and fitness technology products, mounting accessories, power and charging devices, projector screens, smartphone accessories, and tablet accessories.
Camcorders: Action video cams.
Cameras: DSLRs – interchangeable lens cameras and entry point-and-shoot.
Car: Connectivity to mobile device in in-dash head units; remote security/convenience system controlled from a smartphone; and car speakers.
Computers & Tablets
Home Audio: A/V receivers at $699 or less, A/V receivers at more than $699, iPod/iPhone docking speakers, portable wireless speakers, soundbars at $499 or less, and soundbars at more than $499.
Major Appliances: Bottom-mount refrigerators, and high-efficiency (HE) washers.
Video & TVs: Big-screen flat-panel TVs – 42 to 55 inches; big-screen flat-panel TVs – 58 inches and larger; home-theater projectors; and streaming IPTV set-top devices.
After voting is completed on June 28, ballots will be compiled and reviewed by TWICE editors.
The winners will all be featured in the Aug. 12 print and digital editions of TWICE, which will feature the list of nominees and profiles of the winning products.
Remember, only retailers and distributors are eligible to vote for the TWICE VIP Awards!
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.