REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. ™ mobile accessories, today announced that is has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the following products: KeyFolio ™ Exact Thin Folio with Keyboard for iPad ® Air, KeyFolio Exact Thin Folio with Keyboard for Samsung ® Galaxy Tab ® 3 and BlackBelt ™ 3rd Degree Rugged Case for iPad 4th gen, 3rd gen & iPad 2 – inclusive of all product options offered within the line - SecureBack ™ M Series Modular Enclosure for iPad, SecureBack M Series Modular Payments Enclosure for iPad, Kickstand and Handstrap options. Products entered in this prestigious contest are judged by a pre-eminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
"With nearly a decade's worth of awards and recognition by the CEA for our product innovation, we're thrilled to be recipients once more," said Barry Marshall, VP Global Product Development, at Kensington. "We understand the important link between productivity and protection, and it drives us to engineer security elements into all of our products. The result is clever, high-quality designs that give our customers a better experience with the devices they enjoy the most."The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association ® (CEA), the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. CEA has been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Kensington's award-winning products will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2014 International CES, which runs January 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Media Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 5 in South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay. The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
- The product's intended use/function and user value
- Why the product deserves the Innovations award, including specifics regarding its unique/novel features, and features that consumers would find attractive
- How the design and innovation of this product directly compare to other products in the market place