Engadget presents the Better of CES 2016: Right here's what you’ll want to know
It is November. For some, meaning planning for Thanksgiving, whereas others may already be within the midst of vacation purchasing. For us right here at Engadget, November is when CES organizing kicks into excessive gear. Not solely as a result of CES is the nation’s largest get-collectively of tech, but in addition as a result of for the third yr within the row, Engadget has been bestowed the respect of operating and internet hosting the official Better of CES awards. Simply as in years previous, our staff of intrepid editors will get hold of the cream of the crop, nominate our finalists and decide the winners of the present. Oh and also you too could have your voice heard within the Individuals’s Selection award. Need to know extra? Properly, head on over to our newly launched awards hub or learn on additional for an inventory of our award classes. And in case you occur to be an organization who needs to submit your product for such excessive honors, we have got directions for that too.
These are the Better of CES award classes for 2016:
- Greatest Startup: The startup displaying nice sophistication and innovation whereas additionally demonstrating a transparent path to actual-world availability.
- Greatest Digital Well being and Health Product: A product exhibiting probably the most revolutionary use of know-how to enhance customers’ well being and nicely-being. Instance merchandise embrace sensible scales and exercise screens.
- Greatest Wearable: The most effective gadget on the present that may be worn in your individual. Examples embrace sensible watches, augmented actuality glasses and any piece of wearable merchandise (be it socks or shorts) which have sensors in them.
- Greatest Automotive Know-how: Know-how associated to the ever-advancing science of getting from right here to there. Instance merchandise embrace infotainment techniques and advances in self-driving know-how.
- Greatest House Theater Product: This award is all about residence leisure. Instance merchandise embrace set prime packing containers, streaming gamers, tuners, audio techniques and extra.
- Greatest (Related) House Product: A product that belongs within the related house. Instance consists of sensible fridges, related thermostats and sensible lighting.
- Greatest Innovation (Disruptive Tech): The services or products that challenges the established order with its progressive twist on know-how.
- Greatest Cellular Gadget: The smartphone or pill that the majority impresses with its mixture of specs, design and general means.
- Greatest TV product: The tv that’s deemed one of the best when it comes to show, design and general high quality, or the product which may most revolutionize your use of that display.
- Greatest Gaming Product: The product that greatest strikes ahead the broad subject of gaming. Instance merchandise embrace recreation-particular tablets and PCs, videogame consoles, controllers and gaming providers.
- Greatest Offbeat Product: The product that turns heads on the Worldwide CES showfloor with out essentially becoming into any outlined product class. This product is probably not one of the best of the perfect on the present, however will probably be some of the talked-about.
- Greatest Maker-Pleasant Know-how: This product is geared towards the DIY/maker group. Examples embrace 3D printers and Arduino-like processing models.
- Greatest PC: The perfect laptop computer or desktop, judged based mostly on its design and specs.
- Greatest Robotic or Drone: A drone or robotic that’s deemed one of the best of this distinctive class.
- Better of the Greatest Award: The gadget, service or know-how in any class that stands clearly above the remaining, judged based mostly on its innovation and design high quality.
- Individuals’s Selection Award: The product from this yr’s present that the majority captured the hearts and minds of our readers. The winner will probably be decided by viewers and readers.
Now, in the event you’re trying to submit one thing for consideration, examine that you simply meet our eligibility necessities after which enter in all of your info in our submission type right here. As a way to be eligible, your organization should have an official presence at CES and the product should match inside one of many award classes above. It doesn’t have to be introduced on the present, nevertheless it all the time helps. And naturally it could’t be older than a yr — use your judgment! Submissions will keep open till eleven:59pm PT on the night of Monday, January 4th, earlier than Press Day kicks off on January fifth. Please embrace the next required gadgets for a product to be thought-about:
- Product identify
- Firm identify
- Product description
- Which of the 15 Awards class/classes your nomination must be thought-about for — corporations can submit their merchandise for multiple class.
- Contact info for each media relations and inner level(s) of contact whereas on the present. We’d like to have the ability to attain somebody on-website within the occasion you are a finalist or winner!
Every time attainable, corporations ought to submit the next supplies as nicely:
- Spec sheet(s)
- Press launch(s)
- Launch date