IQbuds: The Most Acclaimed Hearable of 2017

In the last nine months since shipping commenced, IQbuds™ have won seven esteemed awards for its innovative technology.

No other hearable has won three innovation awards from CES 2017 and two innovation awards from IFA 2017 – the two largest consumer electronics shows in the world.

IQbuds™ have redefined the meaning of a headphone and they are now recognized by industry experts, respected technology press and customers around the world as the most intelligent truly wireless earbuds on the market today.

Below is a chronological review of the awards won by Nuheara for their ground-breaking earphones since late 2016.


CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree – “Tech For a Better World” Category

November 11th, 2016 — In the lead-up to CES 2017, on the heels of its successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Nuheara made headlines as the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) recognized IQbudsTM as an honoree for their “Tech For a Better World” category. As Karen Chupka, Sr. VP, CES and corporate business strategy, for the CTA stated “The honorees stand as the best of ingenuity and design in the consumer tech industry.” Read more…


TWICE Picks Awards Best of CES – “Wearable Technology” Category

January 7th, 2017 — At CES 2017, TWICE editors evaluated more than 170 nominees, the highest total in the history of the competition, and then identified winners based on the expected impact at retail and in the marketplace. Nuheara’s IQbudsTM were chosen as the best of the Wearable Technology category. Following a slew of subsequent retail partnerships in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and the Middle East in recent months, it appears the editors at TWICE made the right selection. Read more…


EFTM Best Award at CES for Innovation

January 8th, 2017 — EFTM, a leading technology and lifestyle publication in Australia, attended CES and took the opportunity to evaluate a broad range of new products to identify their “Best Award at CES for Innovation.” Upon testing IQbudsTM in the noisy, crowded halls of CES while speaking with Nuheara executives, the EFTM representative raved, “…my mind was blown. Immediately his voice was amplified like it was another track playing over the main sound.” Read more…


Australian American Chamber of Commerce 2017 Company Innovation Award

January 21st, 2017 — A couple of weeks after CES in Las Vegas, the Australian American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco celebrated their 35th annual Australia Day gala. To celebrate the event, the organization presented two new innovation awards to recognize innovative excellence and a proven impact of that innovation. Nuheara won the company award, as the Hon Craig Laundy, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, said, “Nuheara shows how an Australian technology startup can leverage a partnership with a leading Australian research organization to commercialise cutting edge technologies that solve real world problems and earn a place in global markets.” Read more…


Business News Rising Stars – Overall Winner for 2017

June 29th, 2017 — Earlier this Summer, Nuheara’s continued growth was recognized following the fulfillment of all pre-orders and the establishment of multiple major retail distribution agreements among other accomplishments. Nuheara was named the Business News Rising Stars overall winner for 2017. Nominees for this award were judged based upon “a number of metrics, including revenue and staff growth, as well as digital statistics such as usage, web traffic and app downloads.” Read more…


IHM Markit & Showstoppers Innovation Awards at IFA – Winner in “Augmented Reality (A/R), Virtual Reality (V/R) and Gaming” Category

September 4th, 2017 — The IFA (or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) is one of the world’s leading trade shows for consumer electronics and home appliances. It is Europe’s biggest tech show, and boasted over 245,000 visitors and 1,645 exhibitors in 2015. In 2017, Nuheara was recognized at this event as a IHM Markit & Showstoppers Innovation Awards winner in two categories. IQbudsTM were chosen as the winner in the “Augmented Reality (A/R), Virtual Reality (V/R) and Gaming” category and as the runner-up in the “Fitness/Wearables/Health Devices” category. Read more…