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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

FINIS Earns Another Red Dot With Its Neptune MP3 Player

FINIS already won one prestigious Red Dot design award for its innovative Agility Paddles. And the California-based company continues to rack up the awards and accolades.

FINIS impressed a 37-member jury of design experts with its newest product, the Neptune MP3 Player, to receive the “red dot award: product design 2013”. The international jury only awards this sought-after seal of quality to products that set themselves apart significantly from comparable products because of excellent design. The jury members received 4,662 entries in 19 different categories in this year’s competition, and the Neptune came out an award winner.

The international awards ceremony for the seal of quality will take place on July 1st as part of the traditional red dot gala. The ceremony – held in Essen’s opera house, the impressive Aalto Theatre – has become established as a celebratory ceremony with innovators, designers and guests attending from around the world.

Besides being used in pools and in the open water worldwide, the Neptune will be put on display at the ceremony and during a four-week special exhibition in the red dot design museum.

The Neptune MP3 Player is FINIS' next generation SwiMP3 that uses revolutionary Bone Conduction technology to transmit crystal clear audio through the cheekbone directly into the inner ear.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot, has pointed out that strong design competence and economic success go hand in hand, “The winners of the ‘red dot award: product design 2013’ are the protagonists of a highly developed design culture and design industry. These days it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish between well-designed products. It is often only in the details that the special qualities become apparent. However, those product creations that pass the test before the critical eyes of the international red dot jury will not disappear into the crowd and will be able to fend off global competition.”

John Mix, CEO of FINIS, was appreciative of his company's second red dot recognition, "We are enamoured that the newest product to FINIS, the Neptune, has already been recognized for its premium design with the ‘red dot’ award. Feedback from valued customers helps to shape the next generations of our products. Countless hours have gone into our development of the Neptune’s design and we are thrilled that they have been recognized with the prestigious ‘red dot’ award.”

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1 comment:

  1. BEWARE!! I have been in the position of returning a
    faulty (out-of-the-box faulty – never worked, never connected to the PC, never
    turned on) SwimMP back to FINIS – only to be told that I ‘over charged it’ and
    the battery was swollen*. Being that the fault, in their learned opinion, was
    therefore ‘my fault’ they would also kindly charge only $75 for a replacement
    (plus p&h and import duties to South Africa). A faulty product, that never
    worked, and I am £100 out-of-pocket and 2-weeks out-of-time. If you search
    various forum on waterproof MP3 players you will very quickly come to the
    conclusion that the chances of you receiving a non-faulty item are remote and
    that honest and rapid service are a term wholly foreign to Finis. There are plenty of other excellent underwater MP3 players out there - support those honest companies instead!

    *If you spend 5 minutes searching online you will find that
    others have other excuses levelled at them such as ‘you pushed the button too
    hard – pay us $75′, ‘you left it near a magnetic item, pay us $75′ or even ‘pay
    us $75 to even look at your faulty item which is still under warranty, at which
    time we will tell you it is all your fault.’ At least 50% of these products are faulty if reviews are anything to go by...

    Avoid at all costs.


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