Microsoft’s Surface Studio and Xbox One S have now won awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for their sharp and well thought out industrial designs.
The Surface Studio was awarded a gold in the consumer technology category, with the IDSA saying:
Surface Studio is an all-in-one computer that transforms the way people create and produce. Built with creatives in mind, it redefines the ideology of an all-in-one computer that adjusts to the tasks at hand. Surface Studio is equipped with the thinnest in-class display mounted on a zero-gravity hinge, making it seem like a floating sheet of pixels. This simple gesture allows continuous workflow, switching from work mode to drafting to upright orientations with just one finger.
The Xbox One S for its own part got a bronze award, with the IDSA having this to say:
The Xbox One S is the latest version of the Xbox game console. It’s capable of 4K HD Blu-ray video and streaming and high-dynamic-range imaging. It’s 40 percent smaller than its predecessor, the Xbox One. Additional features include an integrated IR blaster, an internal power supply and up to 2 terabytes of internal storage.