CEA announces 2013 Innovation Awards winners, SpareOne wins in new TECH FOR A BETTER WORLD category.
The Consumer Electronics Association kicked off the countdown to CES 2013 with the announcement of the Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award winners in New York City.
The awards are given across 29 consumer electronics product categories, and include two new ones for 2013: “Accessible and Universal Design Technologies” and “Tech for a Better World.”
Tech For A Better World:SpareOne emergency cell phone by XPAL Power Inc.
“SpareOne has become a game-changing preparedness device since its launch earlier this year, gaining national notoriety for its innovation and ability to keep lines of communication open when power is completely unavailable or inaccessible ,” said Alan Cymberknoh, SpareOne Project Director at XPAL Power. “In the event of natural disasters or even just to have in your glove box as a back-up, SpareOne provides an unparalleled lifeline. We’re very proud of the first-of-its-kind technology we’ve worked to develop, and it’s a great honor to be named among the CES Innovations winners this year.”