Counselor Product Design Awards 2017

Ingenious design. Aesthetic appeal. Practical function. These qualities abound among this year’s 13 award winners.

1. WRITING INSTRUMENTS

Winner: Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125)
The Power Buddy Power Bank Stylus Pen is a multifunctional accessory with a twist-bottom pen that retracts to reveal a stylus. It also has a power bank with USB output, micro USB input and blue LED charge status light.


2. DESK ACCESSORIES

Winner: Origaudio (asi/75254)
PhoneSoap Phone Cleaner & Charger is designed to fit any size phone. Just place a phone inside and plug it in to charge and clean. The ingenious device features a USB charging cable, acoustic amplifier and two UV-C lamps to help sanitize the phone.


3. SPORTS & OUTDOORS

Winner: Pro Towels (asi/79750)
Sand Repellent Beach Blanket is 45” x 60” and made from 100% polyester. This blanket repels sand, dries quickly and is allergen-free. It also rolls up easily with a woven wrap and Velcro.


4. MEETING & TRAVEL PRODUCTS

Winner: Hoodiepillow (asi/61464)
HoodiePillow is an inflatable airplane travel pillow with an attached hood for extra privacy. It includes two drawstrings to adjust to a user’s head size and level of hooded comfort.


5. CAPS & WEARABLE ACCESSORIES

Winner: SnugZ USA (asi/88060)
SoulKix Custom-Printed Shoes allow for the creation of a custom pair of shoes with three color combinations. Clients can have the same or different logos on both shoes, or have their design incorporate both shoes together.


6. DRINKWARE

Winner: Starline USA (asi/89320)
The Urban Peak 3-in-1 Insulator can be converted into a tumbler for coffee, or act as a 12-oz. can/bottle cooler. The insulator is made from stainless steel, which prevents sweating.


7. WATCHES & JEWELRY

Winner: Sweda (asi/90305)
The Moto Tire Tread Watch has a silicone band that resembles the treads of a tire. It also has an alloy case, turning bezel, IPS plating, three-hand date movement and 3atm water resistance.


8. AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Winner: Prestige Glass (asi/79403)
The Artist Palette is a Starfire/aluminum award with a palette and paintbrush design. It features a vibrant kaleidoscope of printed background colors.


9. BAGS

Winner: Origaudio (asi/75254)
The Mission Pack is made from durable, water-resistant snow canvas. It includes pockets for a 15” laptop, cold beverages, accessories, media with techports and an RFID-lined top pocket.


10. CALENDARS

Winner: Drum-Line (asi/50873)
Color Your Planner taps into the adult coloring craze to provide unique organization and planning. It includes 14 monthly pages with coloring space inside.


11. HOUSEWARES

Winner: Origaudio (asi/75254)
Socket2Me Smart Plug can remotely control power outlets from anywhere and be scheduled with on/off abilities. It connects to Wi-Fi, has a free smartphone app and includes a built-in USB adaptor.


12. TECH ACCESSORIES

Winner: Origaudio (asi/75254)
Wrapsody Bluetooth Headphones have HD stereo sound, 85% noise cancellation, built-in microphone and more than 10 hours of audio play time.


13. APPAREL

Winner: Trimark (asi/92121)
The Banff Hybrid Insulated Jacket provides lightweight comfort and unique style with a quilted body, knit sleeves and body panels. It’s assembled with insulation and a water-repellent finish.