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CEA Reveals ’13 Innovations Winners

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.