CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (PRWEB) January 30, 2019
The Edison Best New Product Awards is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. The Edison Awards are focused on the innovators as much as the innovations – a unique distinction in the world of award programs. Award winners represent "game changing" products and services, as well as excellence and leadership in innovation around four criteria: Concept, Value, Delivery, and Impact. This week, Mobile Pixels was selected as a winner of a 2019 Edison Award by the Steering Committee. During its 35-day run on Kickstarter, MIT-backed startup Mobile Pixels raised $862,433 for DUEX, their portable, foldable second screen designed for any laptop.
After attaching DUEX to the back of a laptop with the provided magnets, consumers can then connect it via a single USB-C cable and slide it out, to the left or right, as needed. DUEX weighs just 1.5 pounds and features a 12.5-inch screen, enabling it to fit almost any laptop, no matter the size. While the video driver has an energy star rating to help reduce battery drain and give users a long-lasting battery life, DUEX also provides a full 270° rotation with the option for a 180° presentation mode, so consumers can choose an optimal viewing angle for any situation.
After its highly successful Kickstarter campaign, DUEX continues to collect pre-orders on Indiegogo’s InDemand platform. While on InDemand, DUEX reached over $1.2 million in pre-sales and gained over 2,000 new backers and counting.
DUEX will be recognized and celebrated on April 4th at the 32nd Annual Edison Awards Gala in New York, New York. where the start-up will receive either a Gold, Silver, or Bronze award in their respective category. Guest of honor, Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM, will be honored that night in the same ceremony as the 2019 Edison Achievement Award Winner. To register for the event, click here. To learn more about DUEX, visit bit.ly/DUEX_IGG.
About Mobile Pixels
The Massachusetts-based team made up of manufacturing engineers and computer scientists has combined the best technology to create a lightweight portable monitor that increases productivity and makes it easy to work efficiently while traveling. Backed by MIT and Northeastern University, Mobile Pixels aims to give consumers the freedom to swivel the screen freely while adjusting the angle at their discretion. To learn more, visit https://www.mobilepixels.us/.
About Edison Awards
Since 1987, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in America. The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity, and ingenuity. To learn more, visit http://www.edisonawards.com.