CES Announces Its 2011 Innovation Honorees

This week the Consumer Electronics Association announced its CES 2011 Design and Engineering Innovations Honorees.

The awards program recognizes innovations in over 30 consumer electronics categories. In the realm of portable multimedia accessories, 15 products received honors and will be showcased along with the other recognized products at a special display at the 2011 International CES show to be held in Las Vegas January 6th-9th. Five of these items are iPad stands and/or docks.  Read on to see the full list of iDevice accessory honorees.


Dual docking / charging speaker system for iPhone & iPod bolstered with a free Music Mix app that shuffles songs from both docked players to seamlessly share music.

Altec Lansing

Octiv Stage

An iPad docking speaker that charges and plays the iPad in landscape or portrait orientation. Altec Lansing technology delivers enhanced sound for crystal clear dialog offering a better iPad experience.

Belkin International

Grip 360° + Stand

View your iPad your way with the all – in – one case, handstrap, and stand solution

Belkin International

View 360

The View 360 is an iPad stand that both elevates the iPad and allows easy adjustment of the viewing angle. It folds to create a hard protective case for travel.

Ecosol Solar Technologies, Inc.


PowerTrip is a standalone battery charger and data-storage product for portable electronic devices.<br>Its internal battery is serviced by line, USB and solar. <br>On board data storage up to 16GB.

Grace Digital Inc.

Grace Eco Extreme

The Eco extreme is a waterproof (IPX7 / JIS7 approved) case for your ipod, smartphone or mp3 players. It has a built in speaker, floats and is submersable.

iLuv Creative Technology

Premium Earphones with Remote and Mic

These small earphones deliver outstanding sound quality and unusual comfort in a way you can both see and hear. Small earphones have never generated sensational sound like this before.

iLuv Creative Technology

Premium Hands-free Earphones for Smartphones

An advancement for your iPad, iPhone or iPod, these earphones offer unusual comfort and quality sound reproduction, and could possibly be the most comfortable, best sounding headphones you’ll ever own.

iLuv Creative Technology

Premium Speaker dock for iPad / iPhone / iPod

The iMM514 takes iPad compatibility to new levels, figuratively and literally, with advanced docking and viewing capabilities together with spectacularly reproduced sound.

fuseproject for Jawbone


JAMBOX is a tiny wireless speaker that syncs with your iPad and iPhone and doubles as a speakerphone. It’s the 1st Jawbone product that blasts noise rather than cancelling it.

Joby Inc.

Gorillapod Video

The most adaptable on-the-go video tripod system for pocket/mini camcorders, featuring smooth 360° pan and 135° tilt, an omni-directional aluminum positioning video head and flexible legs with super-strong magnetic feet.


PureEnergy Solutions, Inc.

WildCharge Speaker Pad

A next generation universal docking station that enables any Smartphone, SmartPad or portable media player (Apple, Android, RIM, Microsoft, etc.) to charge wirelessly and playback music without connectors or cables.

Scosche Industries


The flipSYNC II is a compact charge and sync cable for iPod and iPhone that attaches to your keychain so you always have it with you.



The Command

Timbuk2′s Command Messenger is every savvy traveler’s best friend. The laptop messenger features a TSA-compliant compartment, and provides the perfect balance of functionality and aesthetics.

ZAGG, Inc.

ZAGGmate with keyboard

Made from aircraft aluminum and military grade high-density padding, the ZAGGmate with keyboard gives your tablet a stylish aluminum protective cover, a stand, and a wireless keyboard.


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