Two subsidiaries of Alphabet Inc. won five gold awards.
Google LLC's hardware design team in Mountain View, Calif., won in the consumer technology category for the Home Max and Mini assistant and the Pixel 2 and 2XL phones and their cases.
The Google team won a third gold award in the same category for the thin $999 Google Pixelbook laptop and the $99 Pixelbook Pen. Materials include aluminum and Gorilla-brand Glass.
Nest Labs Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif., won in the home category for both its Cam IQ outdoor security camera and its Secure home security product.
Google's Home Max provides music lovers with hands-free help from the Google Assistant. With far-field voice control, Max can hear a voice across a room even while music is playing.
Designers specified 20 percent recycled polycarbonate for the top and bottom housings on the Home Max and Home Mini.
The front face of the Home Max is an acoustically transparent mélange-yarn fabric with discreet user interface features that are seen only when needed. Max is designed to fit into a home with the technology hidden away.
Nubs of extra feet assist with Home Max vibration dampening.
The original Google Home entered the U.S. market in November 2016. Users noted it was not loud enough and music quality was not high enough. Google Home Max can amplify more than 20 times louder than Google Home.
The Google Home Max weighs 11.7 pounds and measures 13.2 by 7.4 by 6 inches.
The Home Max costs $399 and the Home Mini $49.
The Pixel 2 and 2XL cases contain polyester and nylon knit on the exterior, a soft microfiber inner liner to protect the phone, PC for the cores and welded silicone for the Google G logo on the back. Color options include carbon, cement, midnight and coral.
The Pixel 2 case weighs 0.8 ounces and measures 3 by 6 by 0.5 inches. The Pixel 2 XL case weighs 0.9 ounces and measures 3.2 by 6.4 by 0.4 inches.
A Pixel 2 or 2XL case costs $40.
The Google hardware design team began development of the Home Max, Home Mini and Pixel 2 and 2XL cases in 2016.
Each of the products entered the commercial market in October 2017.
Nest began designing and developing both the Cam IQ outdoor security camera and the Secure home security product in August 2015 in Palo Alto and introduced each commercially in September 2017.
The Cam IQ Outdoor security camera costs $349, and the basic Secure system is $399.
Most of the production of Cam IQ and Secure occurs at facilities in China's Guangdong Province.
Lite-On Technology Corp.'s mobile mechanical strategic business group does the primary injection, insert, two-shot and in-mold lamination molding at a plant in Guangzhou. Audio equipment maker Tymphany HK Ltd. supplies the speaker, including a plastic part called the Dome, which it produces in Huizhou.
A vendor handled work on the camera module's intelligent-character-recognition housing, and Chicony Power Technology Co. Ltd. provides the power supply from a factory in Dongguan.
Polymers in the Nest Cam IQ outdoor security camera include ultraviolet-resistant grades of Lexan EXL9330 opaque PC-siloxane copolymer for the main shell and Lexan EXL1434T PC-siloxane copolymer with light-diffusing FXD171R transparent/translucent PC on the front face. The in-mold lamination uses Makrofol DE1-1 PC-based extrusion film with a hard coat for UV and scratch resistance.
Other materials include anodized, cast and machined aluminum for the highball, tumbler, branding irons, cup plate and wall plate.
The camera uses advanced visual algorithms to distinguish between a person and a thing, and it can deliver critical and actionable information to a cell phone.
The 4K sensor, high dynamic range and 12x digital zoom can follow an intruder. A speaker and microphone allow a user to let a person know the occupant is paying attention.
The camera weighs 20 ounces, measures 5 by 3.7 by 3.7 inches and comes with a 25-foot-long cable.
With a Nest Aware subscription, the Nest Cam IQ can recognize faces, differentiate between family and strangers and save video images.
A Nest Secure alarm system includes Nest Guard, two Nest Detects for door or window placements, two Nest Tags for remote access and the Nest Cam Outdoor camera, a predecessor of the CAM IQ unit.
The Nest Secure has PC for the main body surfaces, white PC with a UV clear coat for the outer housing, LSR feet and translucent PC for the light ring.
Polymers in the Nest Guard include a keypad top and buttons of physical-vapor-deposition-plated PC that are painted white and have a clear matte topcoat. The Nest Guard weighs 9 ounces, measures 3.7 by 2.1 inches and comes with a cable length of 6 feet.
The Nest Detect's main body surfaces are PC, and the lens is high density polyethylene. Nest Detect weighs 1.26 ounces and measures 3.2 by 0.8 by 0.9 inches.
The Nest Tag's housings are Lexan EXL1434 PC-siloxane copolymer. The key loop is made of Elastollan LP 9277 thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer. Nest Tag weighs 0.17 ounces and has a diameter of 1.46 inches and a thickness of 0.28 inches.