NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- After reviewing hundreds of new high-tech products and services, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ tonight named Rand McNally's ClearDryve™ 200 a 2019 Innovation Award Honoree in the highly competitive "Headphones" category. Built for professional drivers, ClearDryve™ 200 is a premium 2-in-1 noise-cancelling headphone pair that converts into a mono headset.
Innovation Award recognition is given to an elite group of products that have scored highly across a variety of criteria that reflect outstanding product design and engineering.
Products reviewed in the prestigious CTA program are judged by a preeminent panel of highly respected consumer technology designers, engineers, and tech journalists. Entries are evaluated based on their engineering, design, functionality, consumer appeal and how they compare to competitors in the marketplace. ClearDryve™ 200 was recognized for its crystal clear sound, superior noise-cancellation, and switchable all-day over-the-ear comfort.
"This honor exemplifies Rand McNally's commitment to creating innovative, high-end tools for professional and everyday drivers," said Stephen Fletcher, CEO of Rand McNally. "We are pleased to be one of the few companies publicly recognized by industry peers for our first-ever headphone product. We will continue to focus on the headphone and headset product line, going beyond the limitations of existing items in the market."
Unique to the professional driving market, ClearDryve™ 200 is flexible, providing drivers with a hard-working headset for making and receiving calls while on the road, and an ultra-high-fidelity pair of headphones for relaxing after the day's drive. Rand McNally worked closely with its professional driver customer base in developing ClearDryve™ 200.
The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the CTA, which hosts the global Consumer Electronics Show each year in Las Vegas. The group has recognized achievements in product design and engineering for more than 50 years.
Rand McNally's ClearDryve™ 200 will be showcased during CES Unveiled New York and CES 2019, in Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2019.
To learn more about ClearDryve™ 200, visit randmcnally.com/ClearDryve
About Rand McNally – Rand McNally is transforming personal and business travel with its revolutionary connected vehicle technology and consumer electronics. Celebrating 162 years in 2018, Rand McNally's mission is to deliver innovative products and services that enrich life's journey in four key segments: Consumer Electronics, Consumer Travel, Commercial Transportation, and Education. Learn more at randmcnally.com
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