The annual CES Innovation Awards for product design and engineering competition honors great design in the technology industry. There are two types of awards that are given out: ‘Honoree’ is awarded to products or technologies that score above the threshold for a specific category and ‘Best of Innovation’ goes to the highest rated product or technology in each category.In 2018, 31 ‘Best of Innovations’ trophies in 28 categories including 3D Printing, cybersecurity, eco-design and sustainable technologies, fitness, sports and biotech, home appliances, robotics and drones, smart cities, smart homes, self-driving technology, virtual and augmented realities, wearables, and many more have been given to the inventors.The Kohler invention in 2018 is the Verdera® Voice Lighted Mirror. It has Amazon Alexa a built-in to adjust the lights on the side of the mirror and letting each user adapt to his or her perfect lighting and mood by just one voice command. It is the centerpiece of the smart connected bathroom suite that will be available later in the year.
The jury panel of independent industrial designers and engineers and trade media awarded the accolade to outstanding consumer electronics. Entries were evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic, and design qualities.
Furthermore, the jury looked at intended use and function, user value, uniqueness, and novel features. Finally, the products were vetted on the comparison on what is available in the marketplace.
Ultimately, only the most cutting-edge technology products and services got an award. Every year, the most incredible new products in the technology world are introduced at CES. The jury had a tremendously difficult job to select the top of the top among them.The Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror with its functional and thoughtful design, including night light and efficient LED light for grooming, skin care, and make-up application is one of these products. A product for the stars: big or small.