The International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards, produced by CEA and culminating at CES, is one of the world's most distinguished award programs for the consumer electronics (CE) industry. Since 1976, this prestigious program has given consumer technology manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their newest products judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press.
The awards encompass 29 product categories spanning the most influential and ground-breaking fields in the CE industry. This year, the Innovations Awards celebrate the addition of two new categories: Accessible & Universal Design Technologies and Tech for a Better World.
Each product is judged on engineering qualities, including technical specifications and materials used, the product’s intended use/function and user value, aesthetic and design qualities, unique and novel features, and how the product's design and innovation directly compares to others in the marketplace. Products chosen as Innovations honorees reflect these qualifications. Products chosen as Best of Innovations honorees represent an even higher standard of excellence, and are the top-scoring products in their respective categories.
The year’s most outstanding developments in engineering and design will be featured at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES, on January 6, at Mandalay Bay, Level 3, South Seas Ballroom C, and within the Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Showcase at The Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Ballroom, Booth 70425. View the full list of Innovations honorees on The following is a list of the Best of Innovations 2013: