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Other World Computing Envoy Pro EX Named As CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Portable SSD Solution recognized for outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products

WOODSTOCK, IL – November 26, 2013Other World Computing (OWC®), the world's leading destination for cutting-edge Mac and PC upgrades and accessories, today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the OWC Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Portable SSD Solution. Products entered in this prestigious program were judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.

"We are proud that the Envoy Pro EX was singled out from such a prestigious field of electronics products, for its design, function and engineering," said Larry O'Connor, ounder and CEO of Other World Computing. f"We look forward to exhibiting it along with our other top of the line computer upgrade and expansion products at CES 2014."

CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering entries were judged based on the following criteria:
  • Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
  • Aesthetic and design qualities
  • Product use and user value
  • Unique/novel features
  • How product design and innovation directly compares to other products in the market place
The Envoy Pro EX will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2014 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Media Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 5 in South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay. The OWC line of computer upgrade and expansion products can be found at CES at Booth 30472, January 7 through January 10, 2014.

About Innovations Design and Engineering Awards:
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Industry recognition for OWC
OWC has attained numerous industry awards and recognition, including: Crain's Chicago Business 2009 and 2011-2012 "Fast Fifty" List of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 "Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" list honoree 2007-2013; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009 – 2013; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2012; About.com 2012-2013 Readers' Choice Award for best Mac Peripheral Reseller; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 & 2011 Business Champion Award. Product awards include Best in Biz 2013 Gold Award for Mercury/Aura Pro line; Best in Biz 2012 Silver Award for NewerTech Power2U; and American Business Awards 2012 Gold Award for Accelsior PCE Express SSD.

About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988. OWC features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® enhancement products through its e-commerce portal www.macsales.com. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also provides extensive US-based technical support for Macintosh® users around the world. OWC, a zero-emissions company, was also the first U.S. technology manufacturer/distributor to become 100-percent on-site wind-powered, and was the first privately owned light manufacturing/assembly building in Illinois to obtain LEED Platinum status. The OWC wind turbine cleanly generates more net energy than is consumed by OWC's operations and datacenter, which helped the company earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® rating for building operations that perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.


Company Contact:
Bill Herring
512-412-4009
bherring@macsales.com
Agency Contact:
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