While VRFocus reported yesterday that a number of virtual reality (VR) devices like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMD) have been short listed for awards at T3 magazines annual event, other VR devices are seeing awards outside of the tech industry. Both the Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR have seen wins at the IDEA 2015 awards.
The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2015, is seen as one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world. Having been founded in 1980 by the Industrial Designers Society of America, the awards are split into three winning categories Gold, Silver and Bronze over various different categories. The Google Cardboard HMD won Gold in the Computer Equipment category while the Samsung Gear VR HMD won Bronze in the Communication Tools category, reported Whowired.com.
Samsung did very well at the awards collecting a total of 8 awards for different products and having a total of 31 products become finalists. With eager VR fans looking to the announcement of the consumer version of the Gear VR due by the end of the year, maybe Samsung has some more interesting design choices in-store.
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