CEA Announces Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Honorees

Innovations honorees to be showcased at 2013 CES

CES Unveiled 2013
2013 International CES

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today the International CES® Best of Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award honorees. 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 and 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 CES Innovations Award highlights the robust innovation within the CE industry. Adding two new categories to the awards allows for more cutting-edge technologies to enter and be discovered,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “This year’s honorees have creative products with impressive design and engineering expertise. We look forward to seeing all these products at the 2013 International CES.”

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. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 CES is the world’s largest annual innovation event, and will take place January 8-11, 2013 in Last Vegas.

The honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS: the Official Press Event of the International CES, from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, January 6, at Mandalay Bay, Level 3, South Seas Ballroom C.

CES Innovations Awards entries are judged on overall engineering qualities related to technical specifications and materials, aesthetics and design qualities, the product’s intended use and function, unique features and how the design and innovation of the product compares to others in the marketplace.

The Best of Innovations Honorees for 2013 are:


NEW! Accessible and Universal Design

Computer Hardware & Components



Smart Care System for Hearing-Impaired Person Touch Table PC




Digital Imaging

Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies

Sony Electronics

SWITCH Lighting

Sony Cyber-shot RX1 SWITCH 3-Way



Gaming Hardware & Accessories Headphones

Mad Catz

Sennheiser Electronic Corporation

S.T.R.I.K.E.7 Professional Gaming Keyboard

IE800 In-ear canal headphones



Home Appliances Home Audio/Video Components


Harman International Industries, Inc.

Belkin WeMo baby

Harman/Kardon BDS 577




Integrated Home Systems & Multi-Room Audio/Video

In-Vehicle Accessories

GreenWave Reality

Sony Electronics

Connected Lighting Solution

XAV-701HD Smartphone Connected AV Receiver



In-Vehicle Audio/Video Personal Electronics

Phoenix Gold

Liquid Image Co, LLC


Apex HD+, Wi-Fi Snow Goggle




Software & Mobile Apps

NEW! Tech For A Better World


XPAL Power Inc.

3DPCase by Sculpteo




Wireless Handset Accessories Wireless Handsets

Vuzix Corporation

Gopod Group Limited

Vuzix Smartglass





For more information on the International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering awards, including photos and description of all honorees, visit CES Innovations Award website.

Note to Journalists:

General press and analyst registration for the 2013 International CES is available at CESweb.org. Detailed press event information can be found at http://www.CESweb.org/press/events. Journalists are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Sunday, January 6 to take advantage of all the CES press events.

Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is “International CES.” Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to “CES.” Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” to refer to the International CES.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online: www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media: http://facebook.com/InternationalCES, http://twitter.com/IntlCES, http://blog.ce.org/.


  • CES New York Press Preview featuring CES Unveiled NEW YORK
    November 12, 2012, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled LONDON
    November 15, 2012, London, UK
  • 2013 International CES
    January 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas, NV


Consumer Electronics Association
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
Allison Fried, 703-907-7603

Release Summary

CEA announced the International CES® Best of Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award honorees.


Consumer Electronics Association
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
Allison Fried, 703-907-7603