Gadget Freak of the Year: the Winner Is...

Jul 01, 2014, 13:05 ET from UBM Canon

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon, the world's leading advanced design and manufacturing industry resource, along with Design News has announced an expanded Gadget Freak program for 2014. Gadget Freak is devoted to the projects made by part-time inventors. Our most recent contributors range from a 15-year-old high school student, to college students, to retired engineers, and we've seen projects that help people in some way and others that are just plain fun. Gadget Freak has long been sponsored by Allied Electronics.

"After wrapping up last year's Gadget Freak of the Year competition we were all so thrilled with the results we decided to step it up even more.  We've already seen such inspiring innovation and can't wait to find out what's ahead.  And those that really bring their best deserve to be rewarded for it.  I mean, of course you can't beat the honor of being recognized by your peers, but who can't use a little extra cash?" -- Gabriel Reichman, Customer Marketing Manager

In addition to the $500 awarded for being selected as a Gadget Freak, all selected gadgets for 2014 will be included in the Gadget Freak of the Year contest. Starting in mid-December, the readers of Design News will then vote on the best gadget.  The winning gadget will receive an additional $6,000 with two runners-up who will receive $2,000 each.  

The winning gadget and the runners-up will be announced February 10, 2015 during the Golden Mousetrap Awards Ceremony; held in conjunction with Pacific Design & Manufacturing; in Anaheim, California.

So what are you waiting for? Do you have the winning gadget? Prove IT! Enter your Gadget Today.

About UBM Canon
UBM Canon is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe.  UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B-to-B communities and markets.

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About Allied Electronics

Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of industrial automation products, electronic components and electromechanical products with 48 sales offices serving the United States, Mexico, and Canada. With more than three million parts online and more than 110,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product solutions from over 300 world-class suppliers. Allied Electronics and RS Components are trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products headquartered in Oxford, England.

As a sponsor of the Design News Gadget Freak of the Year Contest, Allied salutes the creators and innovators who, like Allied, continue to push the boundaries of technology to make the world a better place through innovation.  You're the pioneers who will develop the next great life-changing "thing," and we're proud to stand behind you every step of the way.

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