Oticon ConnectClip has earned a 2018 Red Dot Award for product design, one of the most sought-after quality marks for design excellence. A distinguished panel of international jurors recognized ConnectClip for outstanding design aesthetics that incorporate a variety of technical, performance and functionality innovations. The discreet intermediary device is the newest addition to the comprehensive and easy-to-use range of Oticon connectivity devices designed to improve Oticon Opn™ users’ listening and communication experiences. ConnectClip will be among the award-winning designs exhibited at Red Dot Design Museums around the world.
Commenting on the award win, Sheena Oliver, AuD, Vice President, Marketing for Oticon, Inc. said: “Oticon is honored to receive another prestigious Red Dot Award, this year for our new ConnectClip. This internationally recognized symbol of excellence is a testament not only to ConnectClip’s convenient, lifestyle-enhancing features but also to the work that goes into the design and continued evolution of our Oticon Opn hearing aid, a 2017 Red Dot Award winner.”
The multi-functional ConnectClip turns Oticon Opn hearing aids into a high quality wireless headset for clear, hands-free calls from modern mobile phones, including iPhone® and Android™ smartphones. Sound from the mobile phones is streamed directly to the hearing aids and ConnectClip’s directional microphones pick up the wearer’s voice. ConnectClip serves double-duty as a remote/partner microphone, providing improved intelligibility of the speaker wearing it, either at a distance (up to 65 feet), in very noisy environments or in a combination of the two. Opn wearers can also use ConnectClip as a discreet remote control for their hearing aids. ConnectClip features a sleek and simplistic Nordic-inspired design, making it both modern and discreet.
The Red Dot Awards competition for high design quality is fiercely competitive. Manufacturers and designers from around the globe entered products in the 2018 Red Dot competition. Thousands of submissions from 59 countries were individually assessed by the international jury of experts, before decisions were made on the most extraordinary and innovative designs of 2018.
Wearable Technology Award Win
Oticon also celebrates a win at the UK’s Wearable Technology and Digital Health Show Awards. Oticon Opn received the prestigious Innovation Award for wearable originality and advancement. The win reflects votes by a combined method of professional jury and public website vote.
Organizers at the Wearable Technology and Digital Health Show Awards commented on the win: "The judges felt that the Oticon solution presented a revolutionary approach to hearing loss, and that its technology presented a real opportunity for users to interact with the growing number of smart devices in the home. A worthy winner."
Learn more about the expanded Oticon Opn family, ConnectClip and entire range of wireless connectivity accessories at www.Oticon.com/Connectivity.
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