The Moxi™ Kiss hearing instrument by Unitron, Kitchener, Canadan, has been awarded the internationally recognized iF product design award 2014.
For 60 years, the iF product design award has been an internationally recognized and has become a symbol for outstanding achievements in design. Moxi Kiss was selected by a jury of experts and renowned designers from all over the world as one of this year’s winners from a field of more than 3,200 entries. The products were evaluated by design, quality, finish, choice of materials, degree of innovation, and more.
Released to market in March 2013, Moxi Kiss is the first step in a design evolution for Unitron’s hearing instruments that the company says will play out over many years. While the Moxi Kiss product was still on the drawing board, Unitron’s product design teams worked with industry-leading designers to study advanced industrial design trends and establish an all-encompassing framework that expresses Unitron’s brand essence, and the function and personality of its product families. This industrial design language was instrumental in forming Moxi Kiss’ organic, fluid form.
“Moxi Kiss is designed to be as intelligent as it is beautiful,” says Ara Talaslian, vice president of research & development, Unitron. “The hearing instrument’s outer shell was meticulously designed, including precision of the tooling to the micron level and a G2 curvature to ensure a luxurious finish. Advances in mechanical design ensure Moxi Kiss’ internal functionality upholds Unitron’s commitment to high fidelity natural sound, providing wearers a high degree of listening comfort even in the most difficult noise environments.”
The company shares that in a recent survey, Unitron customers from several countries gave Moxi Kiss high marks for satisfaction, specifically for comfort on the ear, overall design and shape, and high quality look and feel.
“We are very proud to have Moxi Kiss recognized with an iF product design award. To be selected amongst a field of thousands is indeed an honour, and a clear recognition of our team’s focused commitment to creating both an aesthetically pleasing and highly functional hearing instrument,” says Jan Metzdorff, president, Unitron. “When we created Moxi Kiss, our goal was to design a hearing instrument that wearers would rate as stylish, discreet and comfortable, and hearing healthcare providers would be proud to represent. I believe we have succeeded in achieving those goals; Moxi Kiss is beautiful in form, powerful in performance, and now, award-winning on the world stage.”