Looking Back at CES 2013: Clients, Products & Design

A little over a month ago, the Design 1st team joined various clients down in Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show – the largest industry trade-show for techie gizmos, gadgets and products. In previous years, the CES tradeshow has served as a Launchpad for disruptive technology that is common in many households today including, DVD players, satellite radio and flat screen HDTV’.  This year ground breaking innovation were a far cry from year  but the larger than life OLED TV, Vuzix Smart Glasses and InTouch Health’s RP-7i robot doctor didn’t fail to impress our design team.

As we made the rounds across CES 1.85 million sq. ft  showroom we checked in on 4 clients who were showcasing their latest technology.  From QNX’ in-car dashboard technology, to GoldenEar’s loudspeakers, We-Vibe’s adult pleasure toys and Vinci’s children’s tablet the Design 1st client base was well represented. Here’s a quick breakdown of what our clients exhibited:


QNX was back again at this year’s CES 2013 unveiling their new Bentley Continental GT concept Car.  As with last year’s QNX Porsche 911 concept, Design 1st helped integrate the new dashboard technology into the Bentley creating a seamless appearance. Check-out how it was done:

GoldenEar Technology:

GoldenEar was back at the CES tradeshow for the 3rd year in a row and unveiled their new Triton Seven loudspeakers and was a finalist for the CES Engineering & Design Award. Below is a video interview with Founder Sandy Gross at CES 2013:


Local Ottawa based We-Vibe was a first time exhibitor at CES 2013 and they made quite the impact. CEO, Danny Osadca was a featured panelist discussing how “Sex Never Gets Old” and VP of product development, Grant Bechthold gave a keynote on “Science Meets Sexuality”. But has was to be expected We-Vibe’ booth got the most attention where CES attendee’ got to check-out the latest line-up of vibrator’ for themselves. Check-out TechCrunch’ interview at the We-Vibe booth below:


Back for their second year in a row VINCI, which design tablets designed for children’ education made a big splash being named a 2013 CES Design and Engineering Award Honoree.  Aside from their child safe tablet made of tempered glass with rubber handles, the Vinci “Curriculum” all-in-one learning system that help toddlers and preschoolers get a leg-up on intellectual development garnished much fanfare.

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