CES 2010

  • CES Product Recap

    January 8, 2010 - Leave a Comment

    Las Vegas - More than 100,000 tech enthusiasts are in Las Vegas this week attending the Consumer Electronics Show.  We were at the opening yesterday morning picking up the 2010 Innovations Design and Engineering Award plaque for the zBoost One and the energy and excitement was contagious.  Lady Gaga was in attendance with Polaroid, Taylor Swift sang near the Sony booth and the overall atmosphere was much more upbeat than last year's opening.

    Wednesday night at The Digital Experience Press Event, the new Google phone, Nexus One was the celebrity in the room.  The press was crowded outside of the door waiting for the event to begin, hoping to be one of the first to demo the Nexus One phone.  When the event was over, Sharon and I talked to the Google reps and got a firsthand demo.  Sharon has been in the market for a new phone and was so impressed that she almost ordered one on site.  As an iPhone user, I thought it was very nice, but I definitely would not trade my iPhone for the Nexus One.

    Besides the Nexus One and the zBoost One, the other eye catching products were the

    PowerMat wireless charging pads for mobile phones, the Kodak waterproof camera with video, the Wink photo printing service by Shutterfly and the large selection of artistic phone covers by Speck.  See the links below for additional CES pictures and recaps from some of the top news outlets.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/01/06/mashable.ces.overview/index.html

    http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/CES:-Inside-the-show/G1391

    http://ces.cnet.com/

  • Wi-Ex Showcases zBoost-ONE, CES 2010 Innovations Awards Honoree, at Digital Experience

    January 7, 2010 - Leave a Comment

    Today, Wi-Ex today showcased its zBoost-ONE PCS, an International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree, at the Digital Experience at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The zBoost-ONE, designed for the home and office for Sprint and Metro PCS cell phones, is the first and only cell phone signal booster with NO external antennas. With no external antennas, this product is easy to set up and ideal for urban living. The zBoost-ONE increases the cell phone signal indoors up to 1200 square feet. It also allows users to take full advantage of data and internet services on their mobile phones including 3G high-speed data and video, instant messaging, pictures, and more.

    The zBoost-ONE and other 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 36 product categories.

    The annual awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), the producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the voice of industrial design, committed to advancing the profession through education, information, community and advocacy.

  • zBoost has been named as Honoree in the CES 2010 Innovations Awards sponsored by CEA

    November 12, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    Wi-Ex announced on November 10, 2009 that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for zBoost ONE PCS YX400. 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 36 product categories.

    The zBoost ONE, designed for the home and office for Sprint and Metro PCS cell phones, is the first and only cell phone signal booster with NO external antennas.  With no external antennas, this product is easy and quick to set up.  It increases the cell phone signal indoors up to 1200 square feet. It also allows users to take full advantage of data and internet services on their mobile phones including 3G high-speed data and video, instant messaging, pictures, and more. 70% of cell phone owners experience problems with their cell phone service, including dropped calls (44%), poor signal reception, or dead zones in their home (34%) and poor signal reception or dead zones at work (28%).* 

    “The zBoost ONE engineering team recognized that consumers wanted an “out-of-the-box”, simple solution and designed it.  You put the product near a window or where there is strong signal and plug it in– now you’ve got signal.  No messing around with cables or antennas,” says Sharon D. Cuppett, vice president of marketing, Wi-Ex. 

    Wi-Ex's zBoost ONE will be displayed at the 2010 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will feature honorees by product category in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center and will also be featured at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES on Tuesday, January 5.

    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 2010 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

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