Products entered in the prestigious CES program are judged by independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in consumer electronics products. HARMAN’s winners include four Harman Kardon products and four JBL speakers:
JBL SoundFly: The SoundFly, a 2013 CES Innovations honoree, is a portable speaker that plugs into a wall outlet to stream music via Apple AirPlay or Bluetooth® connection from any portable device. Requiring no shelf space, the SoundFly provides precision audio with nearly unlimited portability and is available in two options: JBL SoundFly Air (for Apple AirPlay) and JBL SoundFly BT (for Bluetooth® wireless).
JBL Flip: The Flip, a 2013 CES Innovations honoree and recently named iLounge’s Speaker of the Year and Accessory of the Year, easily pairs with any Bluetooth-compatible device. The cylindrical speaker includes two high-performance drivers, a built-in bass port and digital signal processing software to extend frequency response on the high end while providing tighter low ends for deeper bass response. The JBL Flip can be placed horizontally to perform like a small speaker system or flipped upright on a desktop for room-filling sound. The JBL Flip includes a built-in microphone for hands-free Bluetooth calls and a 5-hour rechargeable battery.
“We have invested time and money to develop audio software technologies that bring a high-quality performance to the wireless listening experience,” said Sachin Lawande, executive vice president of HARMAN and co-president of HARMAN Lifestyle and Infotainment. “We are dedicated to developing and delivering products that showcase cutting-edge innovations and meet consumers’ modern needs. We are thrilled to have eight products selected for inclusion in the CES Innovation Awards.”
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The Best of Innovations honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges’ scores and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2013 International CES.