DPA Microphones’ d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone has been awarded a Red Dot Award in the Product Design 2019 category.
The Red Dot Awards are presented annually to designers and companies whose products represent the very best in design and innovation.
Commenting on this year’s winning entries, Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, said: “I would like to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their wonderful success. The fact that their products were able to satisfy the strict criteria of the jury bears testimony to their award-winning design quality. The laureates are thus setting key trends in the design industry and are showing where future directions may lead.”
DPA’s CEO Kalle Hvidt Nielsen added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be recognised by Red Dot’s expert product design jury, which we understand tested more than 5,000 products before coming to their decision. This is an incredible endorsement for DPA’s R&D team, which spent many months developing our 6000 Series microphone capsule – the smallest microphones we have ever made – and working with customers in various industry sectors to perfect a headset that is secure, lightweight, unobtrusive, easy to fit and extremely comfortable to wear. At DPA we have always prided ourselves in creating products that not only sound great but also look sleek and sophisticated. Winning this award is a massive endorsement and we couldn’t be more pleased.”
The 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone is designed with clean lines and a natural shape. Its discreet and elegant design ensures usability across a wide range of uses; the basic premise of the headset is to be nearly invisible.
Since its launch in September 2018, the companies now committed to this new technology are the Italian State Broadcaster RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana), the Danish Broadcasting Company (DR), Stage Entertainment, a global producer of musicals and Elevation Church, a megachurch located in the USA.
DPA will be presented with its Award at a special Gala ceremony at the Aalto-Theatre in Essen, Germany on July 8 2019. At the subsequent Designers’ Night party, the Red Dot laureates will receive their certificates and the d:fine 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone will join the exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, which presents all of the award-winning products. From that date, it will also be on show in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, online and in the Red Dot Design App.