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Philips Honored with Four Consumer Electronics Association 2015 CES Innovations Awards

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NEW YORK - Today WOOX Innovations announced that the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has awarded four of its new Philips products with the prestigious 2015 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award. The CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer electronics products. Among the winners is the Philips Fidelio B5 Wireless Surround Soundbar speaker, which was deemed a "Best of Innovations" of all the honorees in the Home Theater Category.

"We are thrilled to have these four products recognized with this prestigious award from CEA," said Kenne Chu, Chief Business Leader of WOOX Innovations, brand licensee of Royal Philips. "The Philips brand has an exceptional heritage in audio and these new innovations continue to build that tradition. For more than a decade, CEA has recognized the insight, innovation and design of Philips products and we are proud to have these awards as proof of our continuing innovation. At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in January we will showcase a range of audio and lifestyle entertainment solutions for consumers at home and on-the-go, including these award winners."

Best of Innovations - Home Theater Category

Philips Fidelio B5 Wireless Surround Soundbar Speaker  

The Philips Fidelio B5 wireless surround soundbar speaker is our smartest and most versatile soundbar ever. The latest addition to the premium Philips Fidelio range, it offers the perfect solution for those looking for a stylish and authentic cinema experience at home. A major new innovation in the Philips Fidelio range, the soundbar and its two wireless detachable speakers can also be used as independent Bluetooth speakers. The Fidelio B5 delivers crystal clear sound performance for TV, movies and music.

From stereo to surround sound in seconds

Used in its standard configuration, the Fidelio B5 delivers great sound for TV shows and movies day-to-day. When it comes to fully immersing yourself in the action, simply place the two wireless detachable speakers behind you for a real surround sound experience. Thanks to its advanced calibration algorithm, you don't need to worry about the positioning of the detachable speakers. Once you've placed them where you want them, run the embedded calibration algorithm to ensure perfectly balanced surround sound, regardless of where the speakers are placed in the room.

Balanced, dynamic sound is delivered by the soundbar's audiophile-grade 3-inch full range drivers and premium soft dome tweeters, with an immersive surround experienced provided by Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II technology. Thanks to the inclusion of proprietary wireless audio technology, there isn't any risk of network interference between the wireless detachable speakers, no matter where you place them in the room. The Fidelio B5 offers a sophisticated design with a minimalist approach that includes a premium aluminum finish. Even the cloth covering the speaker is advanced: it's treated with a special coating that ensures resistance to dust and any accidental spills of liquid, but at the same time it's breathable, letting sound waves pass through freely.

Speakers that move with you

Every part of the soundbar, including the main bar and the two detachable speakers, can be used as independent Bluetooth speakers. Versatile and powerful, place the detachable speakers anywhere in your home or garden: their battery can last up to 5 hours for music and up to 10 hours in movie mode with just one full charge, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite music and films. The main bar also includes Bluetooth aptX® and AAC for high-fidelity streaming, as well as NFC for easy and intuitive pairing. The Fidelio B5 launches in North America in Spring 2015 and will have a suggested retail price of $899.99

Innovation Award Honorees

Philips Fidelio M2 Bluetooth Headphones (M2BT) - Winner in the Headphone Category  

The Philips Fidelio M2BT Bluetooth® headphones combine the freedom of Bluetooth with the sound quality of the Fidelio brand. The M2BT is natural fit for those who have a passion for sound and music.  Featuring NFC technology, it's easy to connect to your music: just tap to pair the Bluetooth 4.0 headphones with any device and connect them instantly. Even if the device isn't NFC compatible, the M2BTs can easily be paired with the closest Bluetooth-enabled device. AAC (Apple), aptX® (Android) and SBC compatible for the superior music streaming, you can enjoy CD quality music at any time.

Now featuring an outer headband, the material is uniquely rib-woven from toughened fibers, giving the required balance between flexibility, strength and durability. A popular feature, the memory foam leather ear pads ensure comfortable wearing.

To enjoy high-definition sound, the Philips Fidelio M2BT headphones are built with 40mm high magnetic intensity neodymium speaker drivers that provide a wide dynamic range, so you can hear those subtle details in your favorite tracks. The acoustic closed-back architecture ensures excellent noise isolation whilst delivering a controlled and dynamic bass, so you can hear every beat and every instrument with all the clarity the artist intended. 

Intuitive in their design, the Fidelio M2BT headphones feature integrated controls in the right ear pad. Simply push up or down to change volume; press in once to skip forward a track, and twice to skip backwards. Also included in the ear pads are two microphones that allow hands-free calls to be easily made. Whether in the office or out on the street, it's always easy to hear using the M2BT headphones. The Fidelio M2BT launches in North America in Spring 2015 with a suggested retail price of $299.99.

Philips FL3X Bluetooth Speaker - Winner in Portable Media Players and Accessories Category

Funky and fresh, the FL3X Bluetooth speaker (BT2000) is rugged, collapsible and pocket-sized, so you can carry it around for music on the move. To get a richer bass, simply pull out the sides to expand the speaker for a better audio experience. Enabling you to enjoy your favorite tunes out wherever you are, it has an anti-clipping function for loud distortion-free music.

Compatible and connected, it is easy to link to a smart device via Bluetooth. Alternatively, simply plug in via the Audio-In. Adaptable to your surroundings, it also works brilliantly outdoors.

Bold and fun, the FL3X speaker makes a style statement in four bright colors: lime green and black, white and black, red and black, and blue and green. Each speaker comes with a finely knitted strip handle. Mix and match them to suit your outfit or clash to really stand out.

A full charge can play for up to 12 hours of non-stop tracks: these certified green products are easy to grab and go. Pluggable into any available USB socket when they need charging, they also make ideal laptop speakers when you're on the go. The FL3X launches in North America in Spring 2015 and will have a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Philips ShoqBox Mini Bluetooth Speaker - Winner in Portable Media Players and Accessories Category 

The Philips ShoqBox Mini (BT2200) is an innovative addition to Philips award-winning Bluetooth speaker family. Designed to go anywhere, the ShoqBox Mini is waterproof and ultra-rugged making it the perfect companion wherever your adventure takes you, whatever the weather. Clear wireless music streaming via Bluetooth and anti-clipping technology allows for loud distortion-free music. It also offers an Audio-In connection allowing you to connect other devices. A built-in microphone allows the Mini to double as speakerphone for hands-free calls. The ShoqBox Mini's waterproof casing can endure the elements and its' unique design allows it to actually float in water. Its rechargeable battery provides up to five hours of music playback.  The ShoqBox Mini launched in North America in November 2014 and has a suggested retail price of $59.99.

For further information on the latest Philips innovations that will be on display at the 2015 International CES please visit www.woox.com/news.

About WOOX Innovations

From great sound quality, to advanced technology and sophisticated design, WOOX Innovations strives to improve the entertainment experience. Headquartered in Hong Kong and with over 1,900 employees worldwide, we develop and market products in sound, home entertainment and related accessories. WOOX Innovations is a Gibson Brands company and a brand licensee of Royal Philips. For our latest news, go to www.woox.com/news/.