SpareOne Named as CES Innovations 2013 Design & Engineering Award Winner in New Category – “Tech For A Better World”
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 03:30 PM EST
SpareOne is the world’s only mobile phone powered by a single AA battery, providing up to 15 years of battery life when unused or 10 hours of continuous talk time, also equipped with waterproof packaging, a TorchLight and an auto-911 dial, making it the ultimate tool for emergency preparedness
SpareOne, the world’s only emergency mobile phone powered by a single AA battery, today announces its designation as an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards winner. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media, to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories, including two new categories added for 2013; SpareOne was named winner in the new “Tech for a Better World” category.
SpareOne, designed to be an ultimate safety and communication device, provides up to 15 years of battery life when stored unused (off, with plastic tab inserted) or 10 hours of talk time when in use. Features include a TorchLight on top which provides 24 hours of continuous light; a dedicated 911 dial button to alert authorities, which works with or without a SIM card; ability to pre-set 9 speed dial numbers; and a new talk-through, re-sealable waterproof bag with a humidity-proof seal. The floatable bags operate in extreme temperatures of -22F to 140F and protect against water submersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter, also designed with room to accommodate a few small items such as credit cards, band aids, etc.
“SpareOne has become a game-changing preparedness device since its launch earlier this year, gaining national notoriety for its innovation and ability to keep lines of communication open when power is completely unavailable or inaccessible ,” said Alan Cymberknoh, SpareOne Project Director at XPAL Power. “In the event of natural disasters or even just to have in your glove box as a back-up, SpareOne provides an unparalleled lifeline. We’re very proud of the first-of-its-kind technology we’ve worked to develop, and it’s a great honor to be named among the CES Innovations winners this year.”
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, which has been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
SpareOne will be displayed in The Venetian Las Vegas at the 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees and winners will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 6 in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
• Engineering qualities, based on technical specifications and materials used
• Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
• The product’s intended use/function and user value
• Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
• How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace
Products chosen as an Innovations winner reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include first-time various technologies that are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honorees and winners are featured on http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
SpareOne, $99.99, is available now on www.SpareOne.com. Two versions of the phone, one for the Americas and one for Europe/Asia/Africa/Oceania (based on GSM availability), are currently available for purchase on the site.
Recognized for design and innovation by Popular Mechanics, Entrepreneur Magazine, PC Magazine and many more, read about SpareOne’s awards at SpareOne.com/media.php#bawards.
To learn more about SpareOne visit www.SpareOne.com .
SpareOne is the only emergency mobile phone in the world powered by a single AA battery. Boasting up to 15 years of battery charge when stored unused or 10 hours of talk time when in use*, SpareOne is designed to be a lifeline in emergency situations. Featuring a TorchLight that provides 24 hours of continuous light, a dedicated 911 dial button to alert authorities, and the ability to pre-set 9 important speed dial numbers, SpareOne serves as an invaluable tool for individuals, as well as for developing nations with limited access to power. With added features of customizable branding on its exterior and the ability to pre-load SIM cards with minutes for domestic and international calls, SpareOne is also ideal for special events, corporate partnerships and other personal uses. For more information, visit www.SpareOne.com, and follow SpareOne on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpareOnePhone , on Twitter @SpareOnePhone, and on Pinterest.com/SpareOne.
About XPAL Power
XPAL Power, a subsidiary of TennRich International, is a California-based corporation with its sales and marketing team located in the United States. The TennRich design team is located in Taiwan, and the company-owned factory in Shenzhen, PRC is the first factory in China to focus on rechargeable lithium polymer batteries and is currently one of the largest manufacturers of portable power packs in Asia. The XPAL Power™ seal stands for quality, safety and efficiency – a guarantee that these traits are inside every product that authenticates through the XPAL verification service. XPAL Verified™ is an authentication process that underscores XPAL Power’s commitment to quality, using complex algorithms to detect and transfer battery serial numbers to verify a product’s legitimacy – a safeguard customers can trust. For more information, please visit www.xpalpower.com .