Bose® SoundLink™ wireless music system

This device allows you to enjoy digital music and internet radio from your computer in and around your home, with easy setup: just plug the USB key into your computer; no wires, no software.  You will get hours of playing time with the rechargeable lithium-ion battery and easy room-to-room portability.

Credit: Bose Design Center

DJ Hero

In DJ Hero, faces in the crowd are transformed into the life of the party as the game's turntable controller and familiar DJ tools including a fully-rotating turntable, sample buttons, effects dial and cross fader immerse fans into the authenticity of DJ culture and a sea of music. By utilizing and mastering various DJ techniques including scratching, blending, cross fading and sampling, while leaving room for creative expression with a variety of effects and player chosen samples and scratches, gamers will rule the party performing music as only a DJ can. It can be used with video game consoles such as Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation.

Contact: Melissa Guthrie: melissa@fuseproject.com

Credit: Yves Behar, IDSA, Josh Morenstein and Serge Beaulieu of fuseproject for Activision

Beats by Dr. Dre's Heartbeats by Lady Gaga

The “Heartbeats” design is an innovative cross between personal electronics and jewelry, creating excitement with retailers to finally be able to sell a headphone that fashion-oriented women (and men) will buy.  Working directly with Lady Gaga herself, the designers captured the essence of her style without resorting to clichés, striking a balance between fashion object and high performance audio.

Contact: Heather Wagenfeld: wagenfeld@ammunitiongroup.com

Credit: Victoria Slaker and Tim Tan of Ammunition LLC, and Lady Gaga of Haus of Gaga for Beats Electronics LLC and Monster Cable, Inc.

Barnes & Noble - Nook

Nook is the new e-book from Barnes & Noble, marking their entry into the growing e-book space and reinforcing their commitment to comprehensive, pleasurable and valuable reading experiences. Nook is a wireless, connected electronic reading device capable of purchasing, downloading, storing and reading books and other published reading material in a simple, flexible format.

Contact: Heather Wagenfeld: wagenfeld@ammunitiongroup.com

Credit: Robert Brunner, IDSA, Victoria Slaker, Kenny Sweet, Tom Sicurella and Xuan Shu of Ammunition LLC, and Douglas McDonald for Barnes & Noble

Sling Touch Control 100

The Sling Touch Control 100 is a next-generation control device for home entertainment centers. Using innovative touch-surface it combines three key functionalities: visual TV program guide and DVR controls, universal IR remote and using WiFi, navigating local or web video archives.  Through a large color LCD screen, the Touch Control 100 makes it easy for customers to discover and manage their live programming and DVR content from anywhere in the home over a wireless network. Consumers can also easily manage recorded and scheduled DVR content as well as set new recordings with full options--all without even turning on the TV.  In addition to browsing channels quickly, consumers can enter search terms and sort, filter, and view program information.

Contact: info@newdealdesign.com

Credit: Gadi Amit, IDSA, Inbal Etgar and Chad Harber of NewDealDesign LLC, and Dallas Grove, Nino Marino and Andrew Einaudi of Sling Media Inc. for Sling Media Inc.

Mustang UX: Mobile Experience for US

Mustang UX is designed to meet business and multimedia users' needs on their smartphones with an intuitive user interface that offers integrated mobile services, including social networking features.

Contact: Seunghun Yoo: sh93.yoo@samsung.com

Credit: Seunghun Yoo, PhD, Zach Park, Jaewon Kang, Jesse Alvarez, Genevieve Planchart, Sangho Lee and Sangyeon Lee of Samsung Design America; and Janghyun Jo, Meeyoung Kim, Byeong-cheol Hwang, PhD, Sungsik Lee and Donghoon Chang of Samsung Electronics (South Korea) for Samsung Electronics (South Korea)




JamHub® Silent Rehearsal Studio

JamHubs were designed to give musicians the freedom to jam all they want, wherever they want, while being virtually silent to the outside world.  They're affordable, portable and about the size of a laptop.  Whether in a bedroom, a dorm room or an apartment, bands can rehearse without disturbing parents, roommates or neighbors, and with better sound quality.  Each musician controls their own mixes allowing them to hear their instruments and group with amazing clarity. The JamHub TourBus model has a built-in digital recorder providing a way for bands to record their jams or demos.

Contact: Jonathan A. Marks: jmarks@jamproa.com

Credit: Jonathan A. Marks, IDSA and David McDonald, IDSA of JAM-PROACTIVE, and Steve Skillings of JamHub LLC



Bose L1® Compact System

The Bose® L1 Compact system is for all those times when you need amplified sound and you want to do it yourself. The system is small enough to easily fit in your car, can be carried in one trip and sets up in less than a minute. The design works two ways; in smaller spaces it can be set up in a collapsed table top configuration or, in larger spaces, it can be set up in an extended position.  It delivers wide, even coverage throughout the listening area. Just plug in a microphone, iPod, MP3 player or musical instrument, and fill the room with just a single loudspeaker.

Credit: Bose Design Center and Bose Professional Systems Division

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo headphones are high quality, lightweight, on-ear headphones for personal listening. They are intended for daily use at home, work or in transit. The intended user crosses all demographics, but the Beats by Dr. Dre brand is specifically positioned at a younger audience who are interested in hip hop and rock music. The headphones are specifically tuned for music in these genres.

“Beats by Dr. Dre Solo brings pro audio to the everyday consumer, executing on all fronts of personal accessory design with quality sound, enhanced portability, comfort, and style.  These will make any consumer feel like they are in the recording studio, listening to the music the way the artists intended.”  --Ed Mangum, University of Cincinnati

Contact: Heather Wagenfeld: wagenfeld@ammunitiongroup.com

Credit: Robert Brunner and Gregoire Vandenbussche of Ammunition LLC; Chris Fruhauf; David Leung and Dr. Dre for Beats Electronics LLC and Monster Cable

Slingbox 700U

IDEA 2010 Best in Show winner

This is the smallest Slingbox--a place-shifting device assigned to communicate all your home video content to the web, for you to watch on your mobile phone, laptop or another TV, anywhere, anytime.  Uniquely, the Slingbox is designed to augment existing audio/video equipment such as set-top boxes, DVRs and satellite receivers with HD place-shifting capability.

“A decorative skinless heat sink as product for an innovative delivery service nugget of smarts!  I believe Sling has started something a movement here that other boxologists will have to try to outdo.”  --Brett Lovelady, IDSA, ASTRO

Contact: Gadi Amit: info@newdealdesign.com

Credit: Gadi Amit, Inbal Etgar, Chad Harber and Min Soek Song of NewDealDesign LLC, and Dallas Grove of SlingMedia Inc.