TOKYO, February 19, 2019 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today that three of its products have been named winners of the iF Design Award 2019, a prestigious international recognition of excellence in industrial product design. The products winning the award include a keyboard with key lighting, a handheld terminal, and a shock-resistant watch.
Each year, the iF Design Award is organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH, which is based in Hannover, Germany and is one of the world’s oldest independent design forums. The coveted annual awards are conferred upon a select group of products that represent outstanding examples of industrial design. Sixty-seven design experts selected the winners of the iF Design Award 2019 from among more than 6,400 submissions representing 52 countries and regions. Details on the award-winning Casio products are given below.
LK-511 Key Lighting Keyboard
The LK-511 key lighting keyboard delivers ease of use by employing a creative design with buttons grouped in “tiles” according to their function. It is also newly equipped with smartphone and tablet connectivity to allow users to expand the song bank from a dedicated app and learn new songs for the entire family to enjoy.
DT-X400 Series of Handheld Terminals
These handheld terminals boast a design that makes for an easier grip and more comfortable operations thanks to the shape and textured finish of the terminals and the rounded upper body and keys. The terminals offer improved ease of use with trigger keys on the back in addition to the center-front and side of the body, enabling codes to be scanned in diverse operating environments.
MTG-B1000 G-SHOCK MT-G Series Watch
This watch features even better shock resistance delivered by the latest evolution of the Core Guard Structure used in the MT-G Series, which leverages the properties of both metal and resin. It offers Mobile Link functions in an even more streamlined profile on the wrist. The glass is made from sapphire crystal, and the metal parts are polished and treated with a hairline finish, giving the watches a sophisticated, refined look.