2019 Dealerscope IMPACT Awards: Smart Tech
Dealerscope’s annual IMPACT Awards Program is designed to recognize products in the consumer electronics industry that are innovative, help drive sales on the show floor, and bring foot traffic into retailers’ stores.
What’s different about the IMPACT Awards though, is that Dealerscope puts the power in the hands of our audience. Sure, we pick a couple of “Editor’s Choice” awards that stand out to us. But we really want everyone in the industry—from manufacturers, to distributors, to retailers, and even consumers—to have a say in the nominating process and in helping us ultimately pick with products to honor.
It’s with that in mind that we proudly present your 2019 IMPACT Award winners in the Appliances category.
The SatPaq is a lightweight, clip-on, smartphone accessory that enables inexpensive (pay-as-you-go) information by satellite in the 50 percent of the US not covered by cell, where we do our hiking, camping, fishing, etc. For the 144 million outdoor enthusiasts [U.S.], SatPaq addresses and solves both the issue of not being connected and having to pay expensive monthly satellite fees to be connected.
Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit
The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is the first-ever Harry Potter STEM product. The build-it-yourself wireless wand shows fans of all ages how to code and create, as you flick and swish through 70+ challenges inspired by the Wizarding World to make serpents slither, fire flow, pumpkins grow, feathers float, goblets multiply, paint pictures, compose music and more.
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Styler with Smart Wi-Fi
The first-of-its-kind clothing care system, LG Styler refreshes clothes, bedding, pillows and more in minutes with the power of pure steam—no chemicals. LG Styler's deep-penetrating steam helps reduce wrinkles in clothes and eliminate unpleasant odors to extend the freshness of clothing between dry cleanings.
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG G7 ThinQ
The latest, premium smartphone in LG’s flagship G series, the LG G7 ThinQ, focuses on meaningful and convenient AI features. With the LG G7 ThinQ, LG stays committed to its mission of improving the quintessential smartphone experience by integrating useful AI features into the DNA of the phone.
YubiKey 5 NFC
The YubiKey 5 NFC is setting the precedent for modern authentication, helping to bridge the gap from today’s authentication scenarios into the future of strong, passwordless logins. With this, the YubiKey can be used in a multitude of ways: as a strong second-factor (in addition to a username and password) with existing services like Facebook, Google, Twitter, LastPass, Dropbox, and more; as a strong first-factor (YubiKey only); or as a strong multi-factor (YubiKey + PIN). In the latter two scenarios, security is heightened by replacing passwords with strong hardware-based authentication using public key cryptography.