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IPEVO Kaleido R7 Displays High Quality Design Award

Wireless Digital Frame Receives International Red Dot Product Design Award (March 31, 2009)

SAN JOSE, CA and ESSEN, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/31/09 -- With its outstanding and innovative design, the Kaleido R7 wireless digital frame by IPEVO was honored in one of the most renowned international product design competitions worldwide with the red dot award.

The expert jury awarded IPEVO's Kaleido R7 the 'red dot' seal for its high level of design quality. This award is only conferred to particularly creative, innovative and high-quality products. In total, 3,231 products from 49 nations were evaluated this year. The awards presentation with more than 1,000 guests will take place on June 29, 2009 at the Essen Opera House.

Combining form and function, the Mac and PC compatible Kaleido R7 was designed to enhance the way consumers experience and express their understanding of the world around them. The raised 'floating' display is mounted on a special bi-directional hinge for optimal landscape and portrait viewing. Whether from a memory storage device or via wireless, the Kaleido R7 syncs and streams content similar to a personalized iTunes playlist. From images on iPhoto, Flickr or Picasa to favorite RSS feeds, the Kaleido R7 makes the world accessible at the click of a button. IPEVO's widget-focused digital frame launching in the US this summer was also bestowed with a prestigious red dot award.

"Successful products differ from the rest in that they can survive in the real world," explains design expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award. "Award-winning participation in a design competition can already be an initial sign of a product's later commercial success, because these competitions allow an objectification of otherwise often very subjective design decisions. Receiving an award in an internationally renowned design competition such as the red dot design award was therefore an important indicator whether a product had the potential to succeed internationally."


Products submitted to the red dot design award competition are each assessed by an international jury of renowned design experts. They examine and test the products to assess them on several criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, longevity, ecological compatibility and clarity of function.

Together with the other award-winning products, both Kaleido digital frames will be on display from June 20 - July 26, 2009 in the exhibition 'Design on stage - winners red dot award: product design 2009' at the red dot design museum on the premises of Germany's 'Zeche Zollverein' World Cultural Heritage Site. With approximately 1,500 products on more than 4,000 square meters, the red dot design museum houses the largest permanent exhibition of contemporary design worldwide.

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About the red dot design award

With origins going back to 1955, the red dot design award is the largest and most renowned design competition worldwide. It consists of the individual disciplines 'red dot award: product design,' 'red dot award: communication design' and 'red dot award: design concept.' In 2008 the competition recorded around 11,000 entries from 61 nations in total. For further information please visit the following Web site: www.red-dot.de/press.

About IPEVO

What you experience, you believe -- IPEVO designs and manufactures Internet-based devices that enhance the Internet Experience. Renowned for its iconic line of best-selling VoIP hardware, IPEVO has established a reputation for developing award winning designs and innovative products to help you get closer to the world around us. For more information, visit http://www.ipevo.com.

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Melanie Wehrman / Kate Sowell
LEWIS PR for IPEVO
Melanie: 408 573 3665
Kate: 408 573 3664
ipevo@lewispr.com


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