NEW YORK — Online voting has begun for TWICE’s first-ever products awards — the TWICE VIP (Very Important Product) Awards at www.TWICE.com.
The TWICE VIPs give retailers and distributors — and only retailers and distributors — the chance to honor the products that have made the biggest difference in their business.
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.
The Official TWICE VIP Awards Ballot, as well as full descriptions and pictures of the nominees, are at TWICE.com.
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 review 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.