The best-selling 2-in-1 wireless charger with UV-C sanitizer receives recognition in the Health & Wellness product category.
Just a few weeks after being named as one of the Best Inventions of 2020 by the TIME, Oblio wins a CES® 2021 Innovation Award, confirming its position as a must-have object for today’s home and offices. This recognition also marks an incredible milestone for the french design company Lexon, proving its legitimacy in the consumer electronic industry through its ability to create accessible products that combine style and function in a meaningful way.
The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers and more, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetic and design.
Crafted as a sleek UV-C sanitizer, Oblio helps to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria that are found on our smartphones thanks to built-in UV-C LED located on its front interior that eradicate the DNA of microorganisms found in viruses, mold and germs.
Capable of completely sanitizing a single surface at a time, Oblio can deliver a 360° disinfection by simply flipping the phone to expose its second surface for a 20-minute cycle. In terms of effectiveness, Oblio has been proven through lab testing to kill 99.9% of viruses, including H1N1.
“We’re extremely honored to be recognized by the CTA and awarded for our product’s disruptive innovation. With Oblio, we managed to prove that blending technology and design at an affordable price point can translate into an international commercial success, meeting consumer’s needs and expectations without compromising their interior” says Boris Brault, Lexon CEO.
Also acting as a 10W wireless charger, Oblio can fully charge a smartphone in 3 hours and comes with an LED indicator that confirms the correct positioning and charging status of the mobile device.
The name Oblio – which literally means “forgot” in the native language of italian designers’ Manuela Simonelli & Andrea Quaglio – echoes to the product’s vase shape, ingeniously crafted to help people disconnect from their screens and enjoy the freedom to be more present for each other, while discreetly sanitizing any mobile phone and fast-charging all Qi enabled smartphones such as the latest iPhone and Android.
Today, Oblio is already available at the most prominent retailers worldwide such as Best Buy, Nordstrom, MoMA Design Store in the US, Fnac Darty in Europe and many more, as well as the official online store: lexon-design.com.