Zipbuds Named Best Personal Gadget in Travel + Leisure Design Awards

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[] San Diego, California - Zipbuds, innovators of the original zip-up, tangle-free earphones with top quality sound and functionality, announced today that they were the recipients of the Travel + Leisure Design Award 2012 for "Best Personal Gadget."

The March 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure highlights the best new examples of design as they relate to the travel experience, covering nineteen categories and reviewed by a panel of experts. Award winners on this prestigious list are internationally regarded as the top of their industry.

"We're thrilled and honored to be recognized by Travel + Leisure. Since our original concept of the zip-up, tangle-free earphones was the first of its kind to hit the market, an award like this is a great validation," says Zipbuds co-founder Robin DeFay. "We're going to continue to push the boundaries of innovation to further enhance our products."

Travel + Leisure presents its annual Design Awards to recognize the most innovative products in everything from transportation to travel gadgets. This year's distinguished jury included architect Billie Tsien, fashion designer Derek Lam, founding director of Priestmangoode Paul Priestman, Friends of the High Line Cofounder Robert Hammond, interior designer Muriel Brandolini, and artist Michele Oka Doner. Winners will be honored at the official ceremony on March 7th in Berlin, Germany.

The complete list of Travel + Leisure Design Award 2012 winners is available now online. In addition to receiving this award, Zipbuds recently introduced its first-ever line of L.A.B. headphones and two enhanced models of its popular tangle-free earbuds - "Fresh" and "Juiced" at CES International last month. All models will be available at various price points this Spring and will feature Zipbuds' signature zip-up design combined with cutting edge sound technology.

Zipbuds are the perfect earbuds and headphones for on-the-go listening, whether exercising at the gym, studying, road tripping, laying out at the pool, or travelling. Ultra-flexible and ultra-light, the "vertebrae" zipper design features feather-light flexibility. Its unrivaled sound quality generates richly detailed audio quality with minimized distortion. Zipbuds come in a variety of colors, including black & black, pink & black, blue & black, green & black, pink & white, and blue & white.

Zipbuds, LLC was originally founded by two lifelong friends in 2007 as a start-up dedicated to manufacturing innovative and superior portable audio products. Zipbuds designs products to create an easier and more enjoyable experience for customers without ever compromising style. They travel the world searching for the highest quality parts and speakers to ensure each Zipbuds product offers premium sound quality unlike anything else. Zipbuds is a trademark of Zipbuds, LLC and the technology behind Zipbuds is covered by patent D652,407 and other patents pending worldwide. (C) Zipbuds, LLC 2012, all rights reserved. iPod(R), iPad(R) , and iPhone(R) are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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