Immerz Wins CES Innovations 2013 Design And Engineering Award For SoundKix™

Jan 07, 2013, 10:51 ET from Immerz, Inc.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Immerz, Inc. today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for SoundKix™.  Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent 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.

SoundKix, is a revolutionary novel tactile mini-speaker that provides vibrational feedback for any game, movie or music on mobile platforms. It simply clips on to any smartphone or iPod and uses the headphone jack as its input. High-definition feedback vibrations and sound synced precisely to the action on the screen produce an incredible 4D immersion experience unprecedented until now.

4D-FX™: Invented by the co-founder of Immerz, internationally recognized physicist Shahriar S. Afshar, cutting-edge acousto-haptic technology is employed in SoundKix as a stand-alone consumer product. This proprietary feedback engine can also be easily embedded into all mobile platforms, from cellphones to tablets with a net-zero footprint, providing 4D immersion at a highly affordable cost.

"We are delighted to have been recognized by the award judges as a leader in consumer electronics innovation. Our showcase product, SoundKix, paves the way to universal and affordable high-end acousto-haptics, a field that we have created and pioneered," said Afshar, President and CEO, Immerz Inc.  "As more and more entertainment is enjoyed on mobile platforms, our technology will satisfy the demand for realistic tactile feedback, bringing unprecedented 4D immersion to smartphones, and tablet devices as a must-have feature."

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, 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.

Immerz's Soundkix will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 6 in the 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
  • Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
  • How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace

Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.

Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

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About Immerz
Immerz, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA. is a research, development, marketing and licensing company specializing in the development of ground-breaking new technologies for science, entertainment, gaming and the arts and has numerous US and International issued and pending patents for Acousto-Haptic Immersion technology and components. For more information contact (617) 475-1508 or

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