Boxee Box by D-Link, Microvision's SHOWWX, Clixtr and Gwabbit Named Winners of Last Gadget Standing & Mobile Apps Showdown Contests

Best Gadgets and Smartphone Applications of 2010 CES Determined by Live Audience and Online Vote

Jan 09, 2010, 18:49 ET from NetShelter Technology Media

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The people have spoken! The Boxee Box by D-Link open-source media player, Microvision's SHOWWX laser pico projector, Clixtr and Gwabbit have been named the winners of Last Gadget Standing and the Mobile Apps Showdown, two of the most fiercely competitive 2010 CES contests. The "best of" in tech gadgetry and smartphone applications were determined by thousands of consumers and tech enthusiasts through a live CES audience applause-o-meter and an online vote. The competitions, which are co-produced by Living in Digital Times and NetShelter Technology Media, whittled down dozens of submissions in order to find the cream of the crop.

Last Gadget Standing

Boxee Box by D-Link, an open-source media player that plays entertainment from the Internet or a computer on a TV, was selected as the winner of the Last Gadget Standing through the live CES audience applause-o-meter. The Boxee Box by D-Link supports a wide array of audio and video formats and is integrated with Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites. Microvision's SHOWWX, the world's first laser pico projector, was selected as the winner of the Last Gadget Standing online vote. The SHOWWX projects big, bright and colorful photos, movies, and presentations that are always in focus, yet it is small enough to fit in your pocket.

Returning for its 10th year as a CES SuperSession, Last Gadget Standing showcased 10 of the hottest innovations. Past winners include such notable products as the Roomba, the Eye-Fi Card, and OnStar. The NetShelter publishing partners who helped select the winner for Last Gadget Standing include Icrontic.com, IntoMobile.com, LaptopLogic.com, LogicBuy.com, Slashgear.com, SmartPhone Experts, SmallNetBuilder.com, TechSpot.com, and TGDaily.com.

Mobile Apps Showdown

Clixtr, a mobile app that turns smartphones into smartcameras by leveraging location-based technologies and the rapidly improving quality of camera phones, was selected as the winner of the Mobile Apps Showdown live CES audience applause- o-meter. Clixtr users create events, upload mobile photos, and, for the first time ever, create real-time event photo streams with the users around them. When online voting officially ended at 12:00 a.m. PST on January 9th, Gwabbit, LLC was selected as the other winner of the Mobile Apps Showdown. Gwabbit is the only provider of automatic email contact management (ECM) solutions for the contact cloud that automatically searches and identifies contacts embedded in emails and adds or updates that information to your information in a single click.

The Mobile Apps Showdown featured the top 10 mobile applications in five categories: Education, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Productivity and IT. The NetShelter participating partner publishers who helped select the winner for Mobile Apps Showdown include PocketNow.com, PreCentral.net, PinStack.com, Windows Phone Thoughts, SprintUsers.com, CrackBerry.com, NokiaExperts.com, TheiPhoneBlog.com and IntoMobile.com.

For more details and descriptions of the gadgetry and smartphone applications nominated as finalists in the Last Gadget Standing and Mobile Apps Showdown contests, visit www.lastgadgetstanding.com and www.mobileappsshowdown.com.

About Living in Digital Times

Founded in 2002 by tech journalist and consultant Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times is designed to create a dialogue between companies and key consumer demographics via a variety of media projects in which getting smart about the digital world is fun and entertaining. In addition to the five CES-based TechZones, Living in Digital Times offers a range of services that articulate the digital experience to various constituencies. Services include trade show planning and management, web site promotion, and consulting services.

About NetShelter Technology Media

NetShelter Technology Media (www.netshelter.net) reaches more than 108 million monthly unique visitors, the largest online technology audience in the world. It partners with more than 180 of the top independent voices in the technology industry to offer highly innovative marketing solutions to top tech brands. With its publishing partners, it helps leading marketers and interactive advertising agencies reach and engage with key tech buyers in five major sectors, notably consumer electronics, mobile, IS/IT , web developers, and gaming. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Toronto, and the United Kingdom, NetShelter Technology Media is backed by venture funding from Rho, GrowthWorks, and JLA Ventures and has been named to 2009 Deloitte Technology Fast 500/North America, PROFIT Magazine's 2009 Top 100 Fastest-Growing companies in the country and the 2009 Deloitte Technology Fast 50(TM) rankings.

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