What’s New

“Line-Up” (Chain-Link II) Quiz-Lockout System

Originally posted October 1, 2019For 25 years, our chain-link (“deluxe”) system was our premier product. We’ve retired that design and introduced an improved version. Our new “Line-Up” system raises the chain-link system to higher standards — improved electronics, interchangeable player boxes, and – most importantly – durable cords with no latching tabs. Click here for … Read more “Line-Up” (Chain-Link II) Quiz-Lockout System

Shipping to Canada

Originally posted February 15, 2013We have had numerous complaints from our Canadian customers regarding a mysterious (and costly) “Brokerage fee” assessed by UPS when orders are delivered. All future shipments to Canada (unless otherwise directed by the customer) will be via the postal system, priority service. Our Canadian shipping policy is here.

Revised pricing for Overhauls

Originally posted February 1, 2013We have simplified pricing of our overhaul services. Minor repairs and replaced parts are now included as part of the overhaul price. Please see our overhaul page and the respective order forms for details about each product.

Match Timer for Science Bowl

Originally posted November 1, 2012We’ve developed a timer that manages the timing in Science Bowl competitions — where both the total time for the match and each question are important. Click here for more information.

North Carolina Endorsement

Originally posted July 1, 2010:We are proud to have our products endorsed by the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities. This partnership begins on July 1, 2010.

One Year Warranties extended to Two Years

Originally posted August 1, 2009:We design all of our products for maximum durability and reliability. Our latest products: 4-in-1, Traditional, 10-Player, 1-2-3, and Tabletop Timerhave exceeded even our reliability expectations. Therefore, we are doubling the warranty on these products from ONE year to TWO years. As a courtesy to customers who have purchased these products, … Read more One Year Warranties extended to Two Years

Tabletop Timer: compatible with all buzzers

Originally posted May 1, 2009:Our popular tabletop timer is now compatible with all of our buzzer systems. Customers wishing to upgrade older models (traditional, 10-player, and 4-in-1) should refer to the “replacement parts” order form for their product.

10-Player Buzzer System

Originally posted September 4, 2007:We are introducing a new product called “the 10-player system”, a super-economical and ultra-durable system for 10 players. One coach recently called this “a game in a box… perfect for practice”. Complete information is available here.

1-2-3 Buzzer System

Originally posted September 4, 2007:We are introducing a new buzzer system that gives users the flexibility to see who buzzed in first AND who buzzed in second and third! We’re calling this system the 1-2-3. Complete information is available here.

2007 Price Review

Originally posted August 1, 2007:As a regular part of our business, we review our prices on August 1st of each year. We are happy to announce that we will have no price increases this year!

2007 IHSSBCA Awards Banquet

Originally Posted April 21, 2007: The founders, owners, and operators of Novel Electronic Designs, Inc. were honored this evening at the Illinois High School Scholastic Bowl Coaches Association (IHSSBCA) annual awards banquet in Bloomington, Illinois.  Durwin and Pam Nigus were named the “Rob Grierson 2007 Friends of Scholastic Bowl”. Pictures from the event are here, and … Read more 2007 IHSSBCA Awards Banquet