The Invoxia NVX 610 telephone by Eliumstudio has been awarded the 2012 CES Award for Best Innovation for its multi-directional auditory devices - individual, rainbow-coloured speakers which allow the voices of conference call participants to be separated around a table. The next-generation telephone also proposes simple technology that can be directly linked to the iPhone ecosystem.
Elimstudio said of the project, "We wanted a new image without reference to the archetypal office telephone. The design is different with a horizontal base which highlights sound quality and spacialization of sound through its speakers. Ergonomic auditory features are provided by an earpiece pad for the handset. The pure and essential base holds the handset and the iPhone, providing a telephone which is distinguishable and non intrusive."