BuQu Tech (www.BuQuTech/Magnetyze.com)
today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations
2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its Magnetyze™ Magnetic
Charging System. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged
by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and
members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in
cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
Magnetyze by BuQu Tech applies patent-pending magnetics technology to
keep iPhone and Android smartphones charged, synchronized and ready to
“grab and go.” The high performance Magnetyze platform eliminates
multiple cords, clumsy cradles and the need for new charging accessories
with every smartphone upgrade. BuQu Tech is a recently-formed subsidiary
of Battery-Biz® Inc., the leading U.S.-based manufacturer and
distributor of consumer electronic power accessories.
“We’re gratified by this honor, coming as it does barely two months
after our initial product rollout,” said Ophir Marish, CEO of BuQu Tech
and its parent company. “CES is the world’s foremost consumer
electronics event, and Magnetyze marks our first branded consumer
product, so we could not be more thrilled at the recognition.
’Magnetyze’ is the new verb in mobile, bringing the magic of magnetics
to the smartphone accessories market. It’s the foundation for an
entirely different approach to mobile accessories, a richer yet simpler
alternative to any case or charging system on the market – one that
addresses the need for both power and protection.”
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored
by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer
of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology
tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and
engineering since 1976.
Magnetyze by BuQu Tech will be on display at the company’s MGM Grand
suite during 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in
Las Vegas. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official
Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 6
in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
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
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and
engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various
technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements
to previous product designs.
Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx,
which lists product categories, as well as each product name,
manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
About BuQu Tech
BuQu Tech™ (www.BuQuTech.com)
is a subsidiary of Battery-Biz® Inc., the leading U.S.-based
manufacturer and distributor of rechargeable batteries, adapters and
chargers for portable electronic devices. BuQu Tech (pronounced
“boo-koo”) imagines, develops and builds high performance products
for smartphones and tablets and markets the first accessories platform
to support both Apple and Android smartphones. Its initial offering to
the consumer market – the new Magnetyze™ family of universally
compatible smartphone accessories -- uses patent-pending conductive
magnetics technology to protect smartphones from harm while
simultaneously charging, synchronizing and transferring data among
devices. The Magnetyze bundle – a protective case, desk stand and
magnetic charging cable -- is available for the iPhone 4 and 4S at www.BuQuTech.com/Magnetyze.
BuQu Tech is based in Camarillo, Calif.