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Duracell introduces wireless USB charger
November 12th, 2010
BETHEL, Conn. – Duracell has expanded its Smart Power Portfolio with the wireless myGrid USB Charger.
The Procter & Gamble brand said this week that the Duracell myGrid USB Charger is a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that gives users the freedom to stay connected to electronic devices without the hassle of searching for an outlet.
According to P&G, the myGrid USB Charger is compatible with hundreds of popular devices, such as smartphones, e-readers, MP3 players, portable gaming devices, GPS units, Bluetooth headsets and "virtually anything else that can be connected with a USB cable." Its compact size makes it ideal for travel and convenient to have on-hand as an everyday accessory for reliable extra power.
Recharging the myGrid USB Charger is simple, since it's compatible with the Duracell myGrid charging pad, the company said. Users just place the myGrid USB Charger onto the myGrid and go, or it can be charged through its USB input.
"The mobile lifestyle isn't just about cell phones. From iPhones, GPS systems or portable games like the Nintendo DS series, consumers rely on a number of devices to stay connected, entertained and informed," commented Bob Jacobs, Duracell's marketing director for North America. "Duracell, through our Smart Power portfolio of products, is dedicated to providing consumers with the power solutions they need. USB Charger is a great example of this vision that gives you freedom to use your devices when away from the power grid."
Duracell noted that the myGrid USB Charger provides extra power for more use-time on devices. For example, the charger can provide at least four hours on smartphones such as the iPhone and latest BlackBerry models, at least 100 hours of reading on e-readers such as the Kindle, at least 30 hours on MP3 players and at least 10 hours on Bluetooth headsets.
The myGrid USB Charger is available at select CVS, Target and Walmart stores and at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com for a suggested retail price of of $34.99.