May 10, 2012, Woodstock, IL - Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech®) http://www.newertech.com, a leading developer of Macintosh®, PC, iPod®,
iPhone®, and iPad® performance upgrades and accessories, announced today that its Power2U™ AC/USB Wall Outlet is a finalist in the "New
Product or Service of the Year - Consumer Electronics" category of the 2012 American Business AwardsSM and will
ultimately be awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award during the ABA awards ceremony held in San Francisco this
September. After debuting at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show as the industry's first home-safe, UL Listed in-wall
charging solution, the Power2U has earned top reviews and wide, cross-industry acclaim as for providing a modern,
centralized location for charging/powering up to four Apple iDevices, Android devices, and other USB chargeable devices
Like The Oscars for Corporate America
The American Business Award program, created in 2002 and nicknamed "The Stevies", is the only business awards program in the United States that honors and generates public recognition of corporate and executive achievements worldwide. The Stevie Award trophy is often called "the business Oscar", because it is hand-cast and finished in 24-karat gold by the same company that creates the Oscar. The name "Stevie" is taken from the name Stephen, derived from Greek term for "crowned". Past American Business Award winners have include Apple, Oracle, Hilton Hotels, and AT&T.
Newer Technology Selected As Finalist From Over 3,000 Entries
More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for this year's competition in more than 49 categories, including the New Product or Service of the Year – Consumer Electronics category. Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. More than 150 members of 10 specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place May 14 - 25.
People's Choice Award Voting Open In July
Each American Business Award finalist is also eligible to receive a special People's Choice Award, which consumers can vote for online. Voting will open to the general public in July, and the winners will be honored at The American Business Awards' new tech awards ceremony in San Francisco in September 2012. "We are thrilled the Power2U is a Stevies finalist in the Consumer Electronics category and that the judges recognized the convenience this product offers in charging the devices consumers use every day," said Grant Dahlke, Brand Manager, Newer Technology, Inc. "As the only UL Listed AC/USB outlet, the Power2U exemplifies Newer Technology's mission to constantly provide the best tech solutions, service, and innovation that consumers demand."
Praised and Proven by Independent Reviewers
While the Power2U only began shipping less than six months ago, it has captured broad praise from highly diverse independent product review sources. Good Morning America called it 'brilliant'; the Miami Herald named it 'gadget of the year'; and its easy, under 20 minutes installation time was confirmed by Tech Tilt and Two Shots of Geek. There's the practical side of Power2U use as well. Well Connected Mom said, "I love it…you can plug in your phone and your tablet along with your toaster oven and coffee maker or electric shaver and electric toothbrush."
For more details about The American Business Awards, visit: www.stevieawards.com/aba
About Newer Technology, Inc.
Since 1984, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the leading developer of performance upgrades and accessories for Macintosh and PC computers, iPods, iPhones, and iPads. NewerTech is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome by calling 815-308-7001 or by emailing email@example.com.
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