Stuart Karten Design (SKD), Southern California's premier industrial design firm, receives accolades on the global stage today as the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announces the 2010 honorees of its prestigious CES Innovations Awards program.
Two SKD designs-the S Series Hearing Aid with Gestural Control for Minneapolis-based Starkey Laboratories, Inc. and the Duracell Instant Charger for the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance alkaline batteries-were honored for excellence in design and engineering.
The products will be on display during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 7-10.
"As a CES Innovations Honoree, SKD continues to cement its reputation as an industry leader providing advanced technology in a way that's accessible for consumers," said SKD principal Stuart Karten.
Starkey S Series with Gestural Control is the first hearing aid to incorporate a touch-activated surface that lets users adjust the volume or switch modes with a simple sweep of the finger.
Duracell Instant Charger is a compact, lightweight battery pack that provides up to 35 hours of additional power for any USB-compatible device, including cell phones, iPods and Blackberrys.