Retailers' Choice Awards
For the past 54 years, the Retailers’ Choice Awards have showcased the best, most innovative products featured at the National Hardware Show®. Presented by the North American Hardware and Paint Association, the awards honor manufacturers for their innovation and provide insight for retailers. The Retailers’ Choice Awards rely on the opinions of actual retailers who know what their colleagues need in a product to attract customers.
Personal Cooling Device and Can Koozie
Floating Foam Pad
Aqua Lily Pad
The Aqua Lily Pad is a floating foam island that allows you to rest, kick-back, tan, run, and more. Hang out, lounge, or stage your favorite water activities like skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, paddleboarding, and even fishing. They are portable, maintenance-free, robust, and most of all safe.
aqualilypad.com or 888-415-5677
Dual Door Cabinet
Armadillo Tough LLC
Designed to make organization simple in garages, workshops, and other areas of the home, the Armadillo Two Door Cabinet assembles in minutes and lasts a lifetime, providing organized storage for all your belongings. Built with heavy-duty 21-gauge steel for strength, this cabinet is ready to hold all your gear.
armadillotough.com or 888-350-7306
Folding Portable Workbench
The SmartFold® portable workbench has an industrial-strength steel frame with locking casters, large working surface, and a place to store your tools, it’s ready to handle any DIY project. It folds in seconds, making it easy to store. Available in 3 different top options including butcher block, food-grade type 304 Stainless Steel or MDF.
coscoproducts.com or 800-628-8321
Donzee Enterprises Ltd.
RIDOF Wipes effectively remove all kinds of industrial grease and grime, such as silicone, oil, tar, paint, adhesive, sealant and more. These wipes contain none of the substances from EU REACH SVHC Candidate List, CA65 List or any VOCs that are commonly used for industrial cleaning. They are perfectly safe to use on human skin, tools, machines and most surfaces.
Pure Castile Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s classic 18-in-1 Castile soap formula is a combination of organic extra virgin coconut, jojoba and hemp oils, together with pure essential oils. It cleans effectively without being abrasive and produces a velvety lather that leaves the skin silky-smooth and refreshed. It’s available in peppermint, lavender, almond, tea tree, eucalyptus, unscented baby-mild, rose and citrus fragrances.
drbronner.com or 844-937-2551
3-Step Fertilizer Kits
Dr. Earth Inc.
Dr. Earth Liquid fertilizer kits provide a three step system for growing success. Each kit comes with a fertilizer for 3 stages of growth as well as a feeding schedule. Each fertilizer is 100% organic and is sustainably made from the highest level human grade whole-foods. Contains no synthetic ingredients or GMO’s.
drearth.com or 707-448-4676
Leak Alert Device
Drip Drone™ is a patent-pending home alert device that captures leaks at their source and notifies you instantly. Not only does Drip Drone™ offer you simple, cost-effective protection, it’s easy to install, with no tools or plumbing experience needed. Try us out today and you’ll see how we’re setting the new standard in water leak detection.
dripdrone.com or 720-257-9129
Hendee Production Products
The shade sail is a functional, artistic, application of the Hendee Enterprise Custom Shade product line. The artistic look and multiple color options of this product can creatively be used in countless ways. From dressing up an outdoor garden center, a park or business’ seating area; to creating sun protection for children on a playground.
hendee.com or 800-231-7275
John Gibson Enterprises Inc.
The Biometric Fingerprint Lighter is the only childproof lighter in the world, secured by a user’s unique fingerprint. It features an electronic ignition, magnetic closure, adjustable flame and a refueling port for butane gas. It is rechargeable with the included micro USB cable and has a soft touch matte finish that resists marks, scratches and fingerprints.
gibsonwholesale.com or 815-516-8555
Kabin Kindle Quick Firewood Splitter
KABIN by Masontops Inc.
With only light force and a mallet, the Kindle Quick swiftly splits logs up to 8 inches in diameter and features an extra tall base to prevent jamming. Made of all-weather coated cast steel, the Kindle Quick can be used anywhere and anytime, and comes with carrying handles and pre-drilled bolt holes for optional mounting.
Multiple Catch Mousetrap
The Kness Ketch-All® is a live capture mousetrap that operates without the use of harmful chemicals and requires no bait—making it safe to use around children and pets. It is efficient, often capturing several mice in one setting, and automatically resets after every catch; giving you the peace of mind that comes with constant protection.
kness.com or 800-247-5062
Linkable Shop Light
The Koda™ Linkable Shop Light with Motion Sensor and Remote is your premier smart shop light solution for any personal or work space. Up to 6 shop lights connected to 1 power source, advanced motion sensing technology, a bright 4600 lumens energy efficient LED, customizable settings with an included remote control, and multiple installation methods.
kodabuilt.com or 866-294-9244
Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner
The DIY® Multi-Zone Ductless Mini-Split by Mr. Cool® includes a precharged 410 Quick Connect® lineset allowing homeowners to install this ductless system without special tools, equipment or training. It can be controlled from anywhere with a downloadable iOS or Android smartphone app and supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa out of the box.
mrcool.com or 270-366-0457
Portable Telescoping Stool
Ningbo Laysun Import and Export Co. LTD
Ecboo’s portable telescoping stool is adjustable from 2.4 to 18 inches in height. It is lightweight and compact enough to place into luggage. Maximum load of 350 pounds. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, including activities such as camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, gardening, and can be used on public transportation or at outdoor events.
OverEZ Chicken Coop
Made in the USA and built by Amish trained craftsmen. It is constructed out of wood and heavy duty. This chicken coop can be used in cold and hot climates, in the south with high humidity and heat or in the north with subfreezing temperatures and snow. This coop assembles in less than 30 minutes with only a screw gun.
overezchickencoop.com or 855-333-3041
Radians’ Bellingham® Tuscany™ Premium Gauntlet Gloves feature a natural leather palm and back and a protective canvas gauntlet with embossed loop. The leather is drum dyed, a natural finishing process, to provide a softer feel.
radians.com or 877-723-4267
Rubber King by Dinoflex
Rubber King’s Agriculture Mats are non-vulcanized and are manufactured without the use of oils, solvents or other ozone depleting materials. Certified for the highest levels of indoor air quality, these 100% recycled rubber mats offer superior traction (slip resistance), comfort and safety for your animals and come with a 5 year warranty. They are precision cut, easy to clean and great for surfaces around your home and farm.
dinoflex.com or 877-713-1899
Rafter Fastening System
Quik Stik™ Rafter and Truss Fastening System provides contractors with a versatile solution that makes fastening rafter and truss connections fast, safe and easy. Quik Stik drives screws overhead from a standing position without the use of ladders.
strongtie.com or 800-999-5099
SolarCamp’s Base Camp Off-Grid Solar Charger features thin film (CIGS) waterproof panels for outdoor protection and an extended charging cable. It supports fast charging technology and is ultra-lightweight and paper-thin—convenient for long-term use outdoors. The bendable, flexible thin film solar cells are shock resistant and shatterproof and contain no glass or metal frames.
solarcamp-usa.com or 858-361-5032
Portable Folding Solar Panels
SolarCamp’s Solympic Hue is lightweight and portable—half the size of other solar charges. It weighs only 10 ounces and folds to 8.9 x 5.8 inches. It uses thin film (CIGS) cells that are 100 percent flexible. The bright colors offer great visibility so the charger doesn’t get misplaced. They’re waterproof, shatterproof, shock-resistant and child-proof.
solarcamp-usa.com or 858-361-5032
Aquatic Yoga Mat
Solstice Watersports & Swimline
Soltice Watersports SolFit Aquatic Yoga Fitness Mat features a tract pad for comfort and super-rigid, high pressure drop stitch construction. It has an FCS fin box and fin for increased control when paddling and a GoPro mount located on the front center of the mat.
Spider Tool Holster
The Spider Tool Holster easily clips on to any regular belt or tool belt and allows freedom of movement without allowing excess tool movement. Its nylon composite and high tensile strength construction stand up to rough, everyday use. The adhesive tool tab locks securely into the holster without rotating and worlds great on all devices.
Property Maintenance Tool
The Mitagator LLC
The Mitagator™ Fire Mitigation Tool is more powerful than a rake, pitchfork or McLeod and clears ground fuels down to the dirt. It removes 80-90 percent of needles, leaves, twigs and other fine ground debris, but it’s strong enough to quickly pile and move large branches, too. The Mitagator aerates the soil as it clears debris and can remove small rocks from garden beds without damaging living plants.
themitagator.com or 720-336-9698
Adjustable Bungee Strap
The Perfect Bungee
The 36 inch Adjust-A-Strap is the most universal bungee strap in the world. Made from Flexa-Pure® and contains no rubber or latex. It features six reinforced, evenly spaced, pre-molded holes which allow for quick and easy adjustments on the fly and also enable users to adjust or add tension on their gear. Available in black, blue, red, safety orange or olive green.
theperfectbungee.com or 908-329-9136
Automobile Seat Hook
Tidy Hook Auto helps keep vehicles trash and clutter-free. It attaches to headrest supports, the trash bags accessible to everyone in the vehicle. The bags are extra-durable, heavy-duty plastic and are leak-proof and tear-resistant. It keeps trash contained and can keep trash from flying out of convertibles.
Pre-Taped Masking Film
Trimaco’s Easy Mask® Tape & Drape Pre-taped Masking Film is for use in areas where painters want to catch drips and overspray. Tape is applied along one edge of high-density masking film. This film has a unique coating which helps create cling to the surface protected—even in windy conditions or with spray applicators.
trimaco.com or 833-655-2215
Angle Surface Bracket
WEI Angle Surface Bracket
The Angle Surface Bracket fits the majority of walls and dramatically increases available storage. It has 25 different adjustment options and can fit most sloped wall angles. ASB is tested to support up to 125 pounds, is made from heavy-duty steel to prevent bending or warping and is coated with an electrostatic spray to keep it looking bright and white for years to come.
anglesurfacebracket.com or 603-496-5228