Coyote Case, a new smartphone case, has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. 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.
Coyote Case is a revolutionary smartphone case that protects the user by way of its powerful panic alarm system. The sleek case houses a piercing 100+ decibel siren coupled with a Bluetooth-enabled security app. When a button on the exterior of the case is pushed, the siren is activated and an emergency text message with the user’s GPS location is sent immediately to their pre-selected contacts. It deters would-be attackers while letting others know of the need for help in the immediate area and remotely.
“As a start-up, it’s a great honor to be recognized for our product innovation among the leading consumer electronics companies in the world,” said Jonathan Page, founder and CEO of Coyote Case LLC. “More so, our dedicated and skilled team is further motivated to bring this case to market to protect the lives of loved ones,” he added. Page developed the Coyote Case as a way to protect his family when he learned his niece was nearly attacked late last year. Coyote Case is being crowdfunded on Indiegogo at http://www.indiegogo.com/coyotecase now. iPhone 4/4s and 5 cases can be pre-ordered in five colors for $60-$75 each compared to MSRP of $120 until November 26th, 2012.
Andy Chick, principal of 2nd Look Studio in Nashville, Tenn. and a prior Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovations Award honoree created the CES award-winning final design (version 3.0) of the Coyote Case. This new design took into consideration several aspects of human behavior in response to stress while avoiding accidental activation during everyday use. The highly customizable case settings give the user greater control over the features such as siren and message, message-only, or off as well as one- or two-push activation. The integrated, proprietary Coyote Case app developed by Ben Deming of Prime Notion Technologies in Memphis, Tenn. is easy to set up and update with emergency contacts. Dr. Weicheng Chen, a renowned acoustics authority and former director at the prestigious Penn State University Center for Acoustics and Vibration, is customizing the case in collaboration with APC International, Ltd. to maximum sound output in the sleek 1/3” depth. The durable case runs on readily available lithium ion batteries and will be assembled in the U.S. of the highest quality polymers and resins to offer a “soft touch” feel similar to other high-quality cases on the market.
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.
The CES 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. Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx.
Coyote Case will be displayed in Eureka Park, Booth #74111, at The Venetian at the 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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.