Over 5,200 were products submitted into this year’s Red Dots Awards Product Design category, and Microsoft has come out on top of them all.
— Alex Kipman (@akipman) April 23, 2016
As tweeted by Alex Kipman, Microsoft has won Red Dot 2016’s Product Design Award and has claimed victory over firms and designers from 57 different countries. A jury, consisting of 41 experts assembled in the Ruhur area of Germany, (the largest ever,) were the group responsible for the vote.
Other winners at the awards include Bluesmart Carry-On Case, a piece of carry-on luggage that doubles as a USB charger, has a built-in scales and offers a digital lock, location tracking, and a distance alert should it be left too far behind the traveler. Other types of smart technology also made appearances at the awards, and some of the other winners include Automist Smartscan, a residential fire protection system that features a heat detector, and more.
The award is non-hierarchical and all objects deemed to achieve high quality in design are awarded the Red Dot. Ultimately, though, The Red Dot is an internationally recognised quality seal, and only the best products receive the Red Dot award.