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Offering the very best in design and application, Edifier today has announced that it has been awarded with another CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award for their brand new product, the ‘Spinnaker’ speaker system. Contestants for this award have been judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers,engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering excellence in the cutting-edge consumer electronics category - one of the 35 judged categories.

The Spinnaker is an iconic speaker, standing at 15 inches the shape is designed to project sound towards the end user with front facing tweeter and mid-range drivers,reinforced with and a downward firing subwoofer in each satellite to make this 2.0 speaker system an experience to hear and see. The Spinnaker is also Bluetooth enabled,making it a versatile product for home and office, free of the restraints of cables and applicable to pair
with any Bluetooth enabled device. A wireless infrared remote controlsthe volume, track navigation and play/pause preferences effortlessly within a 10-meter radius.

“To receive yet another prestigious award is a great honor for Edifier. The consumer electronics market is highly competitive and volatile; the award further strengthens the Edifier brand and our presence in the industry.” Said Managing Director, Anthony Wilkinson of Edifier International Ltd.

The prestigious CES Innovations Design & Engineering awards have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International Consumer Electronic Show, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow.

The Edifier Spinnaker will be displayed at the 2012 International CES, which runs from January 10th – 13th 2012 in Las Vegas Nevada. The Innovations Design & Engineering showcase will feature honorees by product category in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Edifier who is also exhibiting at the International CES show 2012will also have a live demo unit at their booth for a first-hand experience of the award-winning product.

Judging criteria for the Innovations Design and Engineering Award  includes:

    -       Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used

    -       Aesthetic and design qualities

    -       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 product in the marketplace

Edifier International specializes in the design and manufacturing of high-end audio electronics for both the consumer electronic and multimedia markets, providing a wide selection of products to suit each individuals taste and needs. Edifier International is renowned for its development and use of acoustic technology, superior manufacturing standards and uncompromised quality in design and production of audio speakers,
with a passion for sound. Edifier is internationally recognized for awards around the world receiving in 2008, 2 awards for both the CES Innovations awards and iF Design Awards; in 2009, 2 RedDot Awards; in 2010, 1 CES Innovations, and RedDot Award; in 2011, 1 award for CES Innovations Award, iF Design Award and RedDot Award.Spinnaker will be available from Edifier North America in March of 2012.

EDIFIER INTERNATIONAL is a leading global designer and manufacturer of award-winning audio speaker products that feature contemporary design and high sound quality. Founded in Beijing in 1996 and with offices in Vancouver, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires, Edifier has sales in more than fifty countries and has become a world-class international audio components manufacturer providing unique, inspirational, visually elegant
and functional audio solutions for home, consumer electronics and PC multimedia applications. Now with 3,000 employees producing more than eight million sets annually, the company has won numerous international design awards, including breakthrough CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards (CES 2008 (two awards) and CES 2010 (one award)) in the U.S.; iF Product Design awards in 2008 and a Red Dot Design Award (MP300 Plus and Luna2 E20, 2009) in Germany; and a Good Design Award in Japan in for MP300 Plus in 2008. For more information please go to www.edifier-international.com.