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Sony awarded 18 iF Design Awards, including three golds

Press Release   •   Mar 10, 2017 13:00 GMT

Today Sony is proud to announce that 18 products have been honoured with iF Design Awards, including three prestigious gold awards. The products that have won gold awards are the PS-HX500 turntable, Future Lab Program™ T Interactive Projector and PlayStation®VR (PS VR) virtual reality system for PlayStation®4, from Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE).

Below you can find the judges comments on some of the products and a full list of the products recognised with awards.


PS-HX500 turntable and DSD recorder

“The reduced appearance signalizes precision and a high level of clarity, making it a visual reflection of the fundamental technical requirements of a DSD recorder.”

Martin Topel


PS VR Virtual Reality System

“The overall balance of black and white is appealing, while the confident use of thermoplastic materials is masterful. All of this comes at a price that is very affordable for the technology. This product brings VR to the masses.”

Claus Jepsen, Brian Stephens and Jens Korte.


Future Lab Program™ T Interactive Projector

“The execution is well suited for an innovative product and application, while the use of colors and materials mark an honest and clearly structured design approach. The design is clear, a logical reflection of the product’s superb functionality.”

Albert Chen, Niklas Galler and Matthis Hamann


iF Design Gold Awards 2017

PS-HX500 turntable

Future Lab Program™ T Interactive Projector

PS VR


iF Design Awards 2017

VPL-VZ1000 Ultra Short Throw Projector

Sony Bank WALLET Debit Card

wena wrist Smart Watch with NFC

Xperia™ X Compact smartphone

Xperia™ XA smartphone

Xperia™ XZ smartphone

GTK-XB7 High Power Audio

TA-ZH1ES Premium Headphone Amplifier

MDR-1000X Wireless Headphones

MDR-Z1R Hi-Res Audio Headphones

Walkman® NW-WM1Z Hi-Res Music Player

DSC-RX10M3 Digital Still Camera

KOOV® Coding & Robotics Kit

BRAVIA® ZD9 Series 4K HDR Television

Future Lab Program™ N Voice Interaction System

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