Christchurch-based company Swiftpoint has been awarded a Computer Peripherals Innovations 2011 award at the prestigious Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Swiftpoint won for its small, portable wireless mouse that is designed for netbooks and laptops. This video, taken at Swiftpoint’s booth at CES, demonstrates the product:
Swiftpoint was founded by Grant Odgers eight years ago. On December 29 he wrote on his blog that the company would be exhibiting at the CES. “We are really excited about attending the show, especially having won a CES Innovations Award in the category of Computer Peripherals Design and Engineering,” Odgers wrote. "It is an honour to receive this award and it enables us to demonstrate our mouse at the Innovations Showcase stage.” Sciblogs manager Peter Griffin heralded the award today. “It was great to see New Zealand start-up Swiftpoint honoured at the CES show here in Vegas for the novel design of its pint-sized finger-controlled computer mouse,” he wrote.
“If only we had more companies lining up to showcase world-class tech products at a show like this.I bumped into a handful of kiwis at CES — most of whom were up here buying products to retail back in New Zealand. What we need is more traffic going in the other way — selling our innovations to the mass consumer and business market in places like the US, Europe and Asia.”
The mouse retails for $119.00 in New Zealand.