The Motorola Elite Silver mono Bluetooth headset was designed with discretion in mind for users looking for an elegant, unobtrusive style and high performance. Its sophisticated ultra-small form is balanced to fit over the ear and out of sight; it ships with five soft gels to provide users with a personalized, precise fit. When not in use, the headset is protected and charged inside the portable pocket-sized case.
Mark Palmer, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology’s industrial design program won the Industrial Designers Society of America’s (IDSA) National Student Merit Award at its northeast district conference in spring 2006. Palmer beat out design students from nine other universities in the northeast area of the country. RIT students have won the award two of the three years since the award’s inception.
Using feedback from firefighters from Miami to Malaysia, product developers designed the APX7000XE, a mission-critical two-way radio for the fire-rescue industry. It features an exaggerated control top for gloved hands, 1-watt speaker for clearer communications, noise reduction software, an enlarged top display for at-a-glance viewing and multiband interoperability for better multiagency collaboration.
The world’s first commercial handheld cellular phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1983, and was introduced to the public in 1984 at a retail price of $3,995 after testing in the Chicago market. The 28-ounce phone was designed by Motorola’s industrial design team headed by manager Rudy Krolopp.