Griffin Technology scores awards at Vegas trade show

From its Sawtooth Building home to its recently unveiled — and visually impressive — Third Man Records iPhone case, Griffin Technology consistently finds a way to grab the attention of gadget-savvy consumers.

And GT did just that at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show 2012 in Las Vegas, capturing three major awards.

Perhaps most noteworthy — and definitely interesting for trade show nerds — the Nashville-based company won an iLounge Best of Show award for its display booth (pictured here), which was conceptualized and designed in house. iLounge, which focuses on manufacturers that make accessories for Apple devices, partnered with the Consumer Electronics Association to offer the display booth award in what was called the iLounge Pavilion.

“Our booth was modeled after our building,” said Jackie Ballinger, the company’s public relations director. “We had a lot of people comment on how nice the booth looked, and we were proud to tell them that it took a lot of visual cues from our Nashville home.” (Read about the aforementioned Sawtooth Building here.)

In addition, Griffin’s StudioConnect won an iLounge Best of Show award, while the company’s recently released Twenty received an Editor’s Choice Award from Popular Mechanics magazine. Twenty is an audio amplifier used with Apple’s AirPort Express.

The most recent iteration of the four-day Consumer Electronics Show concluded Friday, Jan. 13. It featured approximately 3,100 exhibitors covering 1.86 million square feet of exhibit hall space. The event recorded the largest attendance in its history, as more than 153,000 people — limited to trade, industry and media officials — attended.