Jobo announces today that the Jobo Spectator mobile storage device for digital images has received a 2008 Hot One Award from Professional Photographer magazine in the Portable Hard Drive and Display category. In addition, the Jobo Photo Display PDJ701 7in digital picture frame capable of storing up to 10,000 images with an internal memory of 1Gb received a 2008 Hot One Award in the Frame category.
“We are honoured to have these two Jobo products selected by Professional Photographer magazine as the best products in the digital storage media and image presentation categories respectively,” said Johannes Bockemuehl-Simon, Jobo’s CEO. “We believe that professional as well as advanced amateur photographers will be equally pleased with the features and capabilities of our latest addition to our digital image storage and viewing devices. And our affordable Jobo Photo Displays are sure to be the perfect digital accessory for any digital photographer looking for an easy way to keep their beloved images alive and visible.”
The Professional Photographer Hot One Awards honour the photography industry's best new products for professional application. The mission of the awards is to provide Professional Photographer magazine's readership with a compendium of the newest, hottest, most innovative products available. Each year, Professional Photographer editors oversee a submission and judging process that calls on companies in all subfields of the photography industry. For the 2008 awards, nearly 150 companies competed in 58 categories. There were more than 220 total products entered in the contest, making this the biggest Hot One Awards ever.