CES has 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.
In-vehicle honorees include Parrot, Dual Electronics, Alpine Electronics and Infinity for its Kappa K5 amp. Directed was also honored in the Wearables category for its Viper SmartStart 4.0.
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
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+