Today CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, announced its Best of Innovation Awards Honorees for CES® 2016
. The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering advancements across 27 consumer technology product categories. The announcement came during CES Unveiled New York, an annual event to showcase new products and trends and the latest show announcements leading up to the CES.
Each category has a three-member judging team that evaluates the products based on the criteria of engineering, design, function, features and how the product directly compares to competitors in the market. Products that receive the Best of Innovation designation are the highest-rated products within each category, and will be featured in the Innovation Awards Showcase at CES Tech West
during CES 2016, Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV. CES is owned and produced by The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®
, the trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry.
“This was another fantastic year for the Innovation Awards, as all of the honorees represent a vast range of technological advancements showcasing the excitement, energy and promise of consumer technology” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy. “These innovative products highlight key industry trends that will be seen across the entire CES show floor in January, and will drive the global consumer tech industry for months to come.”
The 2016 Best of Innovation Honorees are:
Computer Hardware and Components
HP ENVY Curved All-in-One
Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation
Ricoh Theta S
Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology
ECO USBCELL Rechargeable Battery
Fitness, Sports and Biotech
Gaming and Virtual Reality
Harman International Industries
JBL Reflect Aware
Somabar Robotic Bartender
Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories
Klipsch Group, Inc.
Klipsch Reference Premiere Dolby Atmos Speaker System
Portable Media Players & Accessories
Belkin Charge Dock for Apple Watch and iPhone
Software and Mobile Apps
Tablets, E-Readers, and Mobile Computing
. Yoga Tab 3 Pro
Osterhout Design Group
R-7 Smart Glasses
Tech For A Better World
K-1 Assistive Device
Unmanned Systems and Accessories
Ford Motor Company
Ford F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist
Samsung Gear S2
Wireless Handset Accessories
Galaxy S6 edge+
For more information on the CES 2016 Innovation Awards, including photos and descriptions of all honorees, visit CES Innovation Awards
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About Consumer Technology Association:
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.