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Milo: The Action Communicator, Wins CES 2021 Innovation Award

Milo, the action communicator, announced it has won a CES 2021 Innovation Award for outstanding design and engineering. Milo is the walkie-talkie reimagined on an advanced software and hardware platform, enabling simple multi-way, full-duplex group voice conversations in the moment, transforming experiences for outdoor adventurers on the trails, slopes or water.

Milo received more than $2.5 million in preorders, with more than 17,000 devices pre-ordered in 37 days during its Kickstarter campaign which closed November 12, making it the 5th most funded technology hardware campaign of all time.

“Recognition by CES is yet another endorsement of Milo’s technology and our mission,” said Peter Celinski, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Loose Cannon Systems, the developer of Milo. “With the massive global demand during our pre-order campaign, we’re scaling production and are looking forward to bringing Milo to consumers in the new year.”

The CES Innovation Awards program, produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. An elite panel of industry experts, including designers, engineers and members of the media, reviewed over 1200 submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetic and design.

Built for adventurers, Milo integrates multiple patented world-first features to deliver high-quality natural conversation, packaged in a simple and beautiful design. By simply clipping Milo to a pocket, handlebars or an armband, a group can talk at a conversational volume, hands-free and phone-free, while staying focused on the action.

For more information about Milo, visit https://www.okmilo.com

Milo Brings Home Faraway Parents at Gadget Show Live

Milo LogoWhile every parent wants to be home to see their children, sometimes work commitments and foreign travel prevent mummies and daddies being there for bedtime stories. Although it can’t give out cuddles, Milo is a friendly video messaging system that brings distant parents closer to home. Hannah and Emily take me through their plans for Milo at Gadget Show Live.


Milo is 15cm (6″) high toy lion, with a camera in his mane and a small LCD screen for his face. The idea is that absent parents record messages for the child on the Milo website, whether a good-night message, short story or simple loving reassurance. The child can play the video at bedtime (or other suitable moment) and then respond with a video message of his or her own.

MiloMilo can be provide additional fun through a treasure hunt when Milo’s face shows clues as to the whereabouts of small tokens. Once found, placing them on the lion’s savannah base will trigger a video message reward.

Shown as part of the British Inventors’ Project, Milo is still early in its life-cycle though it’s hoped to be on the market within two years at around GB£50.

Since Gadget Show Live, Hannah has contacted me to say that she has entered the Virgin Media Business VOOM Competition which offers funding, business advice and a chance to pitch to Richard Branson for the winner. To get past the first round she need as much help as possible as it’s a public vote to put people and their ideas through. You can see Hannah’s video pitch for Milo and vote him through.