SOURCE: Contour

May 24, 2011 08:00 ET

ContourGPS Takes Home Prestigious 2011 Red Dot Product Design Award

Contour's Efficient All-in-One Design and Unprecedented Capabilities Set the Bar for Hands-Free Cameras and Design

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Contour (www.contour.com), a market leader in hands-free video cameras, took home the 2011 red dot product design award for its revolutionary ContourGPS camera. The high-definition wearable camera's compact, lightweight, and weather-resistant design and market-leading technology features took home top honors from the world's most recognized design award. As a winner of the 2011 competition, ContourGPS will be displayed from July 5 - August 1 at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany -- the largest exhibition of contemporary design worldwide.

"We know from our users and growing distribution that our wearable design has changed the way people shoot and share stories, and we're honored that red dot has delivered its seal of approval as well," said Marc Barros, Contour CEO. "We are all about the product, continually innovating to ensure that our technology is the best and our design the cleanest. Seems people agree."

The red dot is the award for high design quality. Only products that clearly stand out from comparable products due to their outstanding design receive the sought after quality seal from the international jury. Designers and companies from 60 countries entered more than 4,400 products for the 2011 award, but only a select group took home the famous red dot seal of approval for superb design innovation. The ContourGPS was judged by a prestigious panel of design leaders in nine aspects, including innovation, functionality, ergonomics, and durability.

Delivering the best of function and form, the ContourGPS helps explorers:

  • Track Detailed Coordinates: A built-in GPS receiver automatically maps location, speed and elevation, and integrates with Contour's storyteller software to give each shot a specific frame of reference
  • Customize the Shot in Rich HD: Record in beautiful 1080p and choose from three resolutions, four frame rates and still mode
  • Stay Connected Wirelessly: Built-in Bluetooth connects to a mobile phone, creating a wireless viewfinder to check and adjust the angle to capture the shot the first time
  • Sustain All Conditions: Armored with a water-resistant aluminum body, and two lasers for quick alignment, Contour's signature one-button recording captures the perfect shot in any condition
  • Capture Rich Audio: A built-in multi-direction microphone records rich audio for a multisensory experience
  • Capture Every Shot: When expanded to 32 GB, the internal microSD card captures up to eight hours of HD

The ContourGPS is available for $349.99 at Contour.com and the following retailers: Amazon.com; B&H Photo, Video, and Pro-Audio, and Fry's Electronics.

About Contour
Contour is a market leader in the hands-free video camera category. Producing simple, thoughtfully designed and intuitive adventure storytelling tools, Contour, enables modern day explorers to use video and location-based video to relive and replay their personal tales of action, adventure and travel, sharing them with world at the touch of a button. For more information about Contour please visit www.contour.com.

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