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Newer Technology Earns Coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval

The Power2U wall outlet features tamper-resistant AC receptacles that protect little fingers. Parents like the convenience of in-wall charging of smartphones and tablets, and the elimination of unsightly cables and bulky power adapters.

WOODSTOCK, Illinois - July 9, 2013 - Newer Technology Inc. (NewerTech®) announced that its Power2U™ AC/USB wall outlet has been awarded the PTPA Winner's Seal of Approval. PTPA Media™ has North America's largest volunteer parent testing community, with over 60,000 parents, and was rated the Most Trusted Seal by 22,000 parents. Consumers looking for high-quality products and services can rest assured when they see the PTPA Winner's Seal; it's evidence of a product's excellence through evaluation by unbiased parent testers.

Power2U combines AC and USB power into a single, energy-efficient wall fixture that can power up to four devices simultaneously via built-in USB ports and National Electrical Code (NEC)-compliant and tamper-resistant AC receptacles. Power2U provides direct USB port charging for all USB devices and packs enough punch to charge the latest iPad via USB. A slim profile provides an aesthetically clean look that hides the USB ports when in use. Smart shutters open and power up immediately when the USB is engaged, and close to power down upon removal—eliminating "vampire power draw." The Power2U smart circuitry delivers only the power necessary to charge iPhones, iPads, and any other USB device.

Being honored with the influential Seal of Approval from PTPA Media Inc. is a huge achievement for a product geared to families, children or parents. "Convenience and safety were two of our top objectives as we designed the Power2U, so we're thrilled to get this recognition from thousands of parents around the country," said Larry O'Connor, president of Newer Technology.

Power2U was among many entries from across North America that competed to earn the PTPA™ Seal. Independent parent volunteers evaluate products in their own homes to ensure that PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience, and not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Media™ Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value. PTPA Media CEO and founder, Sharon Vinderine, has appeared on nearly 60 morning shows as a reliable source for the latest and greatest in family products. The media and parents alike trust the collective opinion that PTPA Media represents.

"At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust," said Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. "When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers. Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real-life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless."

About PTPA Media Inc. PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company's mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.

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 industry awards include the 2012 CustomRetailer EXC!TE Award and the 2012 American Business Award "People's Choice" Stevie® Award. The Power2U garnered broad praise from media and consumers alike. Good Morning America called it "Brilliant," and the Miami Herald named it "Gadget of the Year." It received the Handyman Club of America highly coveted Seal of Approval. Dealer inquiries are welcome at 815-308-7001 or

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