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Cobra Electronics

September 29, 2011 08:00 ET

Cobra Tag Selected as Finalist in Prestigious CTIA 'Hot for the Holidays' Award

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), celebrating 50 years of innovation in 2011 as a leading designer and marketer of award-winning consumer and mobile electronics, today announced that Cobra Tag™, one of its new mobile lifestyle products, has been selected as a finalist for the CTIA 2011 Hot for the Holidays Award in the "Fashionista" category. This award identifies and celebrates the hottest mobile consumer electronic products and applications for the upcoming holiday season, and will be touted as 2011's 'must-buy' gifts for people of all ages.

Entries are reviewed by a panel of recognized media members, industry analysts and executives, as well as show attendees. Products will be judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor.

Cobra Tag, a tracking and loss prevention system for car keys, smartphones, laptops and other valuables, was selected as a finalist by a panel of mobile consumer electronics media and analysts from hundreds of submissions across ten product categories. Recipients of the award will be announced on Wednesday, October 12 at 2 p.m. PDT during the CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS show taking place at the San Diego Convention Center.

In addition to the Hot for the Holidays Award, CTIA will also host the "CTIA 2011 Hottest Web Pick" competition where consumers can cast votes online for their favorite products until October 10, 2011 at CTIA show attendees will also be able to view all submitted products onsite within the Hot for the Holidays Showcase. The entry that earns the most text votes onsite will be recognized as the "CTIA 2011 Hottest in Show."

"The positive response and feedback we've received from customers and journalists since announcing Cobra Tag has been overwhelming, so we're confident it truly will be a gift idea that is 'hot for the holidays' this year," said Sally Washlow, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Cobra Electronics. "In this era of breakneck advancements in consumer electronics, finalists for this award represent today's most innovative and desirable products, so all of us at Cobra are honored to be chosen for this prestigious industry recognition."

About Cobra Electronics:
Cobra Electronics is a leading global designer and marketer of communication and navigation products, with a track record of delivering innovative and award-winning products. Building upon its leadership position in the GMRS/FRS two-way radio, radar detector and Citizens Band radio industries, Cobra identified new growth opportunities and has aggressively expanded into the marine market and has expanded its European operations. The Consumer Electronics Association, Forbes and Deloitte & Touche have all recognized Cobra for the company's innovation and industry leadership. To learn more about Cobra Electronics, please visit the Cobra site at

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