SpareOne Named as CES Innovations 2013
Design & Engineering Award Winner in New Category
“Tech For A Better World”
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
New York – November 13, 2012 – New York – November 12, 2012 – 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 and contact media@SpareOne.com.