EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AfterShokz, the bone conduction headphone brand known for an unconventional open ear listening experience, is thrilled to announce it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Headphone Category for their latest introduction, Trekz Titanium. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories.
Trekz Titanium wireless bone conduction headphones are designed to ensure the ultimate level of awareness and comfort—without compromising on premium sound. Trekz were built to serve the demands of runners and cyclists who prioritize safety and were creatively brought to market via a 60-day Indiegogo campaign that raised $654,916 with 4,888 contributors from 94 countries. This marks the most successful Indiegogo effort for a bone conduction headphone and ranks the Trekz Titanium campaign among the top 5 headphone campaigns in Indiegogo/Kickstarter history. Trekz continues to garner support from consumers through Indiegogo InDemand, where they're available to pre-order for $129.
"We are honored to receive this esteemed award from the Consumer Technology Association," said Bruce Borenstein, President and CEO of AfterShokz. "On the heels of a wildly successful Indiegogo campaign for Trekz, this recognition is further validation that we are designing and delivering industry-leading products that are changing the way people enjoy their music and take calls while staying connected to the world around them."
The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the producer of CES 2016, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
AfterShokz's Trekz Titanium headphones will be proudly displayed at CES 2016 (Tech West, Sands Expo, Booth #74305), which runs January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A selection of Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled New York, which features dozens of exhibitors and networking opportunities and runs 4:30-7:30 PM November 10 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.
Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace and unique/novel features present.
Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.
CES 2016 Innovation Honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.
Media interested in Trekz Titanium can download the press kit here: http://bit.ly/TrekzPressKit.
AfterShokz brings patent pending bone conduction technology, initially developed for military special operations and law enforcement by Voxtech in 2001, to sport, mobile and Bluetooth® headphones designed and priced for everyday use. Through a suite of proprietary audio technologies and the only completely open ear design, AfterShokz headphones deliver premium stereo sound and a promise of safety and comfort that is second to none. Since its inception in 2011, the company has been committed to innovating unconventionally and making situational awareness a priority. Learn more about how the brand enhances lives and inspires users to #beopen at aftershokz.com.
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