Cisco has received two red dot design awards for the Flip MinoHD video camera and the Linksys E4200 wireless router for outstanding product design. The red dot awards are organized annually by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Germany. This year, designers and companies from 60 countries submitted 4,433 products in the red dot award product design category.
The award-winning Linksys E4200 is the latest and most advanced member of the Linksys E-series family, with speeds of up to 450Mbps, offering the power needed for HD video streaming on wireless devices throughout the home – such as laptops, iPads, internet-enabled TVs, Blu-ray players, and game consoles. The E4200 has been crafted by the Cisco Consumer design teams in Denmark and in California, and is built on a single, thin floating plane.
The small and stylish design of the MinoHD is a perfect fit for every pocket or purse. The design, with its sleek black skin like brushed metal, strictly follows the Flip Video concept of uncompromising user-friendliness with the red recording button as the central element of the interface. Thanks to the integrated USB arm and easy to use FlipShare software, precious moments can be shared with friends and family by e-mail or on Facebook ™ and Youtube ™.
More than 1,000 guests from the world of design, industry, society and media will celebrate the winners of the red dot design award on 4 July 2011, which traditionally takes place in Essen’s opera house, the “Aalto Theater”. Subsequently, the Flip MinoHD will then be put on public display during a four-week special exhibition in the red dot design museum.