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The First Annual TWICE VIP Awards

New York — The nominations were submitted, the voting has taken place, and finally the selections have been made, so welcome to the presentation of TWICE’s first-ever products awards — the TWICE VIP (Very Important Product) Awards.

The TWICE VIPs were voted on by retailers and distributors online to give them the chance to honor the products that have made the biggest difference in their businesses.

Retailers and distributors were asked to vote on products in specific categories based on product features, product design and value to consumers. Voting was reviewed by TWICE. The products have been sold at retail in the U.S., or were scheduled to be sold at retail, from fall 2012 to spring 2013.

The winners in each of the categories and sub-categories are profiled here.

Here are the categories:

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 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: tablets and laptops;

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; and

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.

And now the winners:

HDMI Cables: Sanus ELM4306 6.6′ Super Slim

Smartphone Accessories: Seidio OBEX Waterproof Case

Action Video Cams: GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

Mounting Accessories: Bell’O International Digital Universal Soundbar Mount (7912B)

Big-Screen Flat-Panel TVs 58 Inches And Larger: Sony Electronics XBR-84X900 4K Ultra HD LED TV

Tablet Accessories: Kensington KeyCover Hard Shell Keyboard For iPad

Projector Screens: Elite Screens Yard Master

Home Theater Projectors: Epson America Home Cinema 3020/3020e

Headphones More Than $300: Polk UltraFocus 8000

Gaming Peripherals: Nyko PlayPad

Headphones Less Than $300: Skullcandy Crusher

Soundbars $499 Or Less: Harman International JBL Cinema SB200

A/V Receivers More Than $699: Harman International Harman Kardon AVR 3700

Bottom-Mount Refrigerators: LG Electronics LG LFX31935 French-Door Refrigerator

High-Efficiency (HE) Washers: LG Electronics LG WM8000HVA

Big-Screen Flat-Panel TVs 42 To 55 Inches: LG Electronics 47-Inch Class Cinema 3D 1080P LED Smart TV

Car Speakers: Pioneer Electronics TS-A1605C 6.5-Inch Component Speaker

A/V Receivers At $699 Or Less Pioneer Electronics VSX-1123-K

Connectivity To Mobile Devices For In-Dash Head Units: Pioneer Electronics AVH X3500BHS

Portable Wireless Speakers: iHome iBT4 Bluetooth Rechargeable Boombox

iPod/iPhone Docking Speakers: iHome iDL45 Dual Charging Stereo FM Clock Radio

Computers & Tablets: Samsung Electronics ATIV Book 9 With FullHD

Soundbars At More Than $499: Samsung Electronics HW-F750 2.1-Channel

Point & Shoot Camera: Samsung Electronics Galaxy

Interchangable-Lens DSLR: Samsung Electronics NX300

Car Remote Security/ Convenience System Via Smartphone: Voxx International Car Connection Pro

Health & Fitness Products: Voxx International RCA Symphonix Personal Sound Amplifier (RPSA05)

Power & Charging Devices: Voxx International USB Wall Plate Charger (WP2UAR, WP2UWR)

Streaming IPTV Set-Top Devices: Roku 3400R Streaming Stick