Copenhagen, Denmark, 10th November 2011 - Libratone, a Copenhagen-based audio company developing innovative wireless sound solutions, today announces it has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its Libratone Live AirPlay speaker. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media, to honour outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 product categories.
Libratone, well known for its high-end sound systems, recently launched the Libratone Live into the EU and US markets. Libratone Live boasts exceptional sound and design and with Apple's AirPlay®, users can simply stream songs from their iTunes music library via a Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using a Wi-Fi network connection for music whilst on the move. The Libratone Live allows for versatility due to its sleek design, which is heightened with quality, hand-picked materials, including Italian cashmere, chrome, wood and selected acoustic materials. Eliminating the feel of having a clumsy, clunky speaker, the Libratone Live allows for big sound with minimalistic, contemporary design. One is all you need.
Liberating life with experience, Libratone encourages a life without cables and clutter but it emphasises the importance of being surrounded by great sound. Users can enhance the Libratone experience with the Libratone App, which allows for thecustomisation of the FullRoom feature, enabling you to adjust sound to fit any room. The stylish Libratone Live comes complete with a chrome handle for easy portability.
Libratone's speaker is available now in a variety of colours to compliment your living spaces, making it ideal for any room in the home. The Live is available in grey, black and beige Italian wool at a cost of €699 (£599) and a premium cashmere version is available in red and green for €799 (£699).
"We feel most privileged to receive this honour from the Consumer Electronics Association and having them recognise our dedication and mission in having high quality materials, a premium design and exceptional sound - all in one source." statedFritz Andersen, CEO of Libratone A/S. "We recently launched in both EU and the US and will continue to bring our unique style with hand-picked materials to all we do".
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, has been recognising achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The ‘Best of Innovations' honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges' scores and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES.
Libratone's Live will be displayed at the 2012 International CES, which runs 10th - 13th January 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: the Official Press Event of the International CES on Sunday, 8th January 2012.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
- 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 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 2012 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.
Libratone is a Copenhagen-based audio company that creates sound systems for today. That's it. Our approach is three-headed: Wireless technology, hi-fi quality, and Scandinavian design - in one sound source. Our goal is to play music from iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac/PC devices worldwide and to deliver an alternative to clumsy stereo systems and the wire-havoc they wreak. All without compromising the sound experience.
To learn more about Libratone's Live and Lounge AirPlay audio systems visit www.libratone.com.