SpareOne has recently won an excellence award for a multitude of characteristics, including quality, aesthetics, and innovation, this time from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), taking the Silver category in the Taiwan Excellence Awards! This year, there were over 1,000 entries from almost 500 companies, with SpareOne taking a top 30 spot. We will be on display at the Taipei Airport and at Computex Taipei 2013 in June, along with several other winners.
“Products that earn Taiwan Excellence awards are of the highest quality while being aesthetically pleasing, environmentally friendly and boasting user-friendly designs,” a TAITRA official said.
TAITRA is sponsored by the Taiwanese government to recognize successful and innovative companies, as well as to promote consumer awareness of local manufacturers that are socially responsible and that provide product differentiation to the market.
“We are very proud and honored to receive this award. SpareOne has become a game-changing preparedness device since its launch, gaining international 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.
Being prepared is important. Being prepared for anything is critical. Blogger Michelle, of Sparkle Me Pink, has been following a popular reality show called ‘Doomsday Preppers.’ When Michelle reviewed the SpareOne the relevancy of being prepared popped up in relation to the show.
I know Mike and i have gotten sucked into watching like 4 episodes in a row before – same thing happens to us with Duck Dynasty too – If you haven’t watched it before it is a TV series revolved around families who prep for the end of the world. I actually find their tactics quite fascinating but usually a bit too extreme for the us or even (I think) the ‘normal’ family. However, Mike and I banded together and comprised what preppers call a Bug Out Bag. Which includes non-expiring essentials – just in case we ever needed to leave the house due to an emergency, natural disaster or of course if the zombie apocalypse ensues. More than likely we will never even need this bag but it is nice to know/ gives us peace of mind that we do have it ready.—Michelle, SparkleMePink Blog
Michelle’s Bug Out Bag contains essential supplies for an emergency.—including the SpareOne Emergency phone. The 15 year shelf life of the included AA battery used to power the device, and the submersible, waterproof (and talk through) bag made the decision a no-brainer.
See Michelle’s whole post by clicking the image below. To get a SpareOne of your own (for whatever you are preparing for), please visit SpareOne.com.
Mary, from Nuts 4 Stuff recently got a SpareOne to review. Going over everything from the basic idea behind the phone, to the specifics of planning an emergency kit, she covers all the basics of emergency planning.
No one is immune to unexpected problems. If you feel trouble can only happen to other people, then I assure you it does catch up to everyone at some point in your life. Therefore, if you want to remain lucky, then make sure you have an emergency kit. Also, do think of the SpareOne Emergency Phone from XPal. It retails for $99.99.—Mary, NutsforStuff
While we hope you never need it, emergencies do happen. And the best way to combat them is to be prepared—SpareOne will make a great addition to any emergency kit,
Check out the full review at Nuts for Stuff by clicking on the photo below.
The Steel Cave, ‘a great place to read about new trending items for men’, took some time to review the SpareOne, the world’s first emergency mobile phone powered by a single AA battery. Tim makes it a point to talk about what sets SpareOne apart and talks about how it’s right for nearly anyone—even if you have a “non-techy” family member.
Oh did I mention the battery that SpareOne chose is the Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery which they claim can power this phone for up to 15 years. Great if you have a member of your family who lets say.. isn’t exactly technologically inclined or just to keep in your vehicle for emergency purposes. This phone Boasts one touch emergency calls with no sim card required but has a sim card slot, so that if you want to take it overseas and use a local carrier, you can do so with great ease.—Tim, The Steel Cave
Editorial note: Depending on where you live, you may need to have a different GSM band for overseas travel. For more information about the GSM bandwidths (and where they are used in the world), please check out ourGSM Map.
Emergencies happen, #LIVEPREPARED. Canadian Blogger Jennifer, of 1 heart, 1 family, stresses the importance of being prepared for an unexpected emergency or natural disaster. Stressing that being prepared for anything, Jennifer got a SpareOne for review.
Whether you run into an unexpected emergency on the road or an unpredictable natural disasters you should be prepared for anything. It can happen at a moment’s notice and having an emergency kit could save your life. When a disaster occurs usually power is not knocked out and communication between yourself and your loved ones can be difficult and almost impossible. SpareOne can come to your rescue and provide lifesaving help in emergency situations!—Jennifer, 1 heart, 1 family
Style Apothecary, the home for skincare, haircare, cosmetic, fragrance and beauty tools reviews plus a whole lot more, covered their ‘whole lot more’ category with a review of the SpareOne Emergency Phone.
Style Apothecary the home for skincare, haircare, cosmetic, fragrance and beauty tools reviews plus a whole lot more!—Denise Freudenberg, StyleApothecary.com
The Night Helper blog, home of great tips for parents wishing for ‘dry nights’ recently received a SpareOne Emergency phone to reviews. Citing the basic facts about the phone, Writer Lisa Lisa goes deeper—to tell readers why this would be a good fit for their families.
If you have a teenager who travels back and forth from College this would also be a great gift for them too.The SpareOne cell phone is known to work well in extreme weather , operating range (-22F to 140F) which is by far greater than that of a smartphone.—Lisa Lisa, The Night Helper Blog
To see the fact-filled blog post about SpareOne, click here.
Daily Grommet, an online shopping site and product launch platform for innovative and undiscovered products, is working with SpareOne to feature a new emergency phone that can access 911 without any SIM card or service.
Daily Grommet is proud to feature this product as it fills a need for innovative technology that is meant for emergency purposes only. SpareOne is communication someone can count on. It’s an emergency phone that operates on a single AA battery. No need to plug it in; untouched, it will keep its charge for up to 15 years. If an emergency happens — say one’s driving and the cell phone runs out of juice, — SpareOne is there as a backup.
One battery provides 10 hours of talk time and 24 hours of flashlight use. It can use it’s own SIM card, which will enable someone to dial phone numbers and to continue sending and receiving calls from their own phone number. But a SIM card isn’t necessary to make emergency calls. SpareOne provides one-button emergency dialing, even without a SIM card.
The phone comes in a waterproof pouch that floats, and it’s designed to work in extreme temperatures (-22 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit). Stash one in a glove compartment for road emergencies, and keep one in a disaster preparedness kit at home. When someone is traveling, they can buy a local SIM card with prepaid minutes and use SpareOne to avoid racking up roaming charges on their everyday mobile phone. SpareOne also works great with prepaid minutes for someone who only wants a mobile phone for occasional calls or emergencies and doesn’t need multimedia whistles and bells.
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