Portable Power Goes Green with iGo

Posted by at 3:06 pm on December 15, 2009

iGo has launched three new power products featuring iGo’s proprietary and patent-pending iGo Green Technology. Using up to 85% less standby power than standard power management products, the iGo eco-friendly products featuring green technology include the first-ever green laptop charger and the only automatic power-reducing surge protectors on the market, in both four and eight-outlet units.

Vampire Power, or the energy drawn from devices that are plugged in but not in use, wastes 10 billion dollars annually in the U.S. alone. The iGo Green Technology products detect when a device is not in use and shuts off the power drawn from the wall-”eliminating Vampire Power to help consumers conserve resources. Then, the iGo green power management products automatically turn back on when they detects that power is needed again.

“Whether we realize it or not, devices continue to draw precious power from the wall, even if the devices are not in use,” said Michael D. Heil, president and chief executive officer of iGo. “While it’s impractical for consumers to unplug their devices every time they are not being used, iGo Green Technology products make it easy for consumers by automatically reducing the standby power that each device draws.”

iGo Green Technology power management products, which exceed Energy Star standards, could have saved U.S. consumers more than $300 million last year. Available at www.iGo.com, iGo Green Technology products include:

Power Smart Tower with iGo Green Technology (MSRP $79.99)

  • Power Savings: While four of the outlets feature iGo Green Technology to reduce Vampire Power, the green surge protector also has four “always on” outlets for devices requiring continuous power, such as medical equipment or an alarm clock.
  • Functionality: Four fixed and four rotating outlets accommodate various types of plugs, while an instant wake-up button is included to immediately power the outlets with iGo Green Technology, if needed. The green surge protector also features two USB ports to conveniently charge mobile devices.
  • Design: A unique tower style and clean design, combined with a convenient cable organizer to cut down on clutter, attractively fits on countertops and desks or in a home theater system.

Power Smart Wall with iGo Green Technology (MSRP $29.99)

  • Power Savings: Alongside two outlets with iGo Green Technology, two “always on” outlets are included for devices requiring continuous power.
  • Functionality: An instant wake-up button immediately powers up the outlets with iGo Green Technology.
  • Design: An attractive wall-mounted design makes it ideal for locations in the home or office where consumers typically charge mobile devices.

Laptop Charger with iGo Green Technology (MSRP $99.99)

  • Power Savings: Only uses power when the laptop or netbook needs it, the iGo laptop charger can always stay plugged in while reducing Vampire Power.
  • Functionality: Compatible with most popular laptops, the charger also comes with an iGo USB cable to charge a mobile device, allowing users to charge two devices from one charger at the same time by using iGo power tips. Travel friendly, the laptop charger works worldwide without the need for a separate voltage converter.
  • Design: This sleek laptop charger has a slim profile, measuring only 16.5 millimeters thick, which is thinner than a regular deck of cards.

For more information about iGo Green Technology products, please visit www.iGo.com and for more information on Vampire Power visit VampirePowerSucks.com.

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