October 30, 2008
iGo Universal Chargers Now Available at PC World, Britain’s Largest Specialist Chain of Computing Superstores
iGo, Inc. (Nasdaq: IGOI), a leading provider of innovative portable power solutions, today announced that its universal chargers for notebook computers are now available at PC World, Britain's largest specialty chain of computer superstores. PC World has approximately 170 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
"PC World is Britain's largest specialist chain of computing superstores and provides us with access to the ideal customer base for our universal chargers," said Michael D. Heil, President and Chief Executive Officer of iGo. "The addition of PC World is a direct result of our aggressive efforts to build our distribution presence in Europe, which we continue to believe represents a strong growth opportunity for the Company."
PC World will offer the following iGo products in its retail stores and on its website at www.pcworld.co.uk:
-- iGo everywhereMAX - A combination AC/DC charger that allows users to power/charge virtually any model of notebook computer from any standard wall, auto or in-flight power outlet. Bundled with the iGo dualpower accessory, users can simultaneously charge a notebook computer and another mobile electronic device.
-- iGo wallMAX - An ultra-portable AC charger that allows users to power/charge virtually any model of notebook computer from any standard wall power outlet. Bundled with the iGo dualpower accessory, users can simultaneously charge a notebook computer and another mobile electronic device.
"We are very pleased to offer iGo's universal chargers to our customers," said Alan Dardis, Head of Buying, PC Peripherals & Accessories, for PC World. "iGo chargers are a great advancement in portable power solutions and have proven to be very popular in the United States. We believe our customers will appreciate the value and convenience that they provide."
About PC World
PC World is Britain's largest specialist chain of computing superstores. The superstores offer more than 5,000 product lines including extensive ranges of PCs, laptops, printers, software, peripherals and accessories from the major brands, as well as many PC World exclusive products. In-store TechGuys clinics offer on the spot advice and service. Component Centres offer a 'one-stop shop' for customers with advanced technical knowledge, providing a vast choice of PC components and upgrade products at competitive prices. In 2007, PC World won Retail Week's Product Innovation of the Year award for its Data Recovery service. Every PC World store has an in-store PC World Business centre staffed by experienced business specialists. They offer local companies face-to-face help and advice with choosing the best IT solutions. There are around 160 stores in the UK and 10 in the Republic of Ireland.
About iGo, Inc.
iGo, Inc., based in Scottsdale, Arizona, develops and markets universal chargers for portable computers and universal chargers for low-power devices such as mobile phones, Bluetooth(R) headsets, smartphones/PDAs, MP3 players, portable gaming devices, digital cameras and more. The Company's patented tip technology enables users to power and charge hundreds of brands and thousands of models of mobile devices with a single charger through the use of interchangeable power tips. iGo's brand offers a full line of chargers for AC-only, DC-only, or combination AC/DC, as well as battery-operated chargers. By using these revolutionary chargers and associated tips - which, in some products, enable users to power multiple devices simultaneously - mobile device users can save money and eliminate the extra weight and jumbled power cords associated with carrying multiple chargers.
iGo's products are available at www.iGo.com as well as through leading resellers and retailers. For additional information call 480-596-0061, or visit www.igo.com.
iGo is a registered trademark of iGo, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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