The awards for CES 2013 were announced on November 12, 2012 and iOmounts won an International Innovation Design and Engineering Award for the iOstand. If you look at pictures of it you can see why it is simple and simply beautiful. The iOstand works with most of today’s tablet and e-readers. It is made of stainless steel and comes in stainless steel and powder coat black and white. The stand attaches to a tablet or e-reader by the razor-thin iOadapt and iOcore through a magnet. iOmount recommends you attach the iOadapt to the tablet or e-reader cover and not directly to the device, because it is difficult to remove. Once you connect the iOstand to the iOcore, it is there to stay under normal circumstances. The connection allows the tablet or e-reader to be set at any angle you want. The stand itself is a simple round base and a pole with the connector at the top.
- 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.
If you are going to attend CES 2013 and want to see the iOstand and other iOmount products at Booth #35349, LVCC South Hall 4. The iOstand will also be on display at the Innovation Design and Engineering showcase in the Venetian Ballroom, booth #70425. If you don’t want to wait for CES and want a iOstand now it is available on site for $100.00. Personally, the more I look at it the more I know it is going to be added to my Christmas list. I love its simple and elegant design.