November 12, 2008
Comarco’s Adapter for the Lenovo ThinkPad Notebook Computer Receives ‘Good Design’ Award
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comarco, Inc. today announced that its ChargeSource(R) "slim and light" universal power adapter, designed specifically for use with the Lenovo ThinkPad notebook computer has received the "Good Design" award. The ChargeSource Lenovo ThinkPad 90W Slim AC/DC Combo Adapter was the only accessory to receive the Good Design Award, granted each year by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization.
The "Good Design" awards program, instituted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in Japan in 1958, recognizes products across a range of applications, including industrial design, architecture, the environment and communications. Products are evaluated based on a "Good Design Selection System." Awards are based on ingenuity and technical advancement as well as the benefits the products bring to everyday life.
"It is an enormous honor that the 'slim and light' ChargeSource adapter has been recognized with such a significant award," said Sam Inman, president and CEO of Comarco. "This is a very prestigious award in Japan and for our product to be singled out is significant recognition of the technical expertise and innovation of the Comarco and Lenovo teams who worked closely together on its development."
"I am very proud to receive this Design Award," said Fran O'Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Product Group, Lenovo. "It is a result of a great partnership between Lenovo and Comarco. This product is a true innovation with its slim and light platform and the ability to charge notebooks as well as other electronic devices such as mobile phones and MP3s simultaneously."
The ChargeSource adapter is currently an accessory for Lenovo's line of notebook computers. It offers a slim, light, modular design. Comarco began shipments to Lenovo of the "slim and light" ChargeSource adapter in early 2008. The Company recently announced that it had won Lenovo's business for its next-generation, cost-optimized ChargeSource "slim and light" universal power adapter. Shipments of the new adapter to Lenovo are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of calendar 2009.
Comarco external power adapters are based on proprietary patented construction technologies that enable the production of lighter, smaller power sources to power and charge portable electronic devices from standard wall outlets, as well as power outlets in airplanes, cars and other modes of transportation. Comarco power adapter products are unique in that the output voltage can be automatically varied between 0 and 25 volts, allowing charging of low voltage cell phones and high voltage notebook computers.
Based in Lake Forest, Calif., Comarco is a leading provider of innovative mobile power solutions through its ChargeSource(R) line of multi-function universal mobile power products which can simultaneously power and charge multiple devices such as notebook computers, mobile phones, BlackBerry(R) smartphones, iPods(R), and many other rechargeable mobile devices. More information about Comarco and its product lines can be found at http://www.comarco.com/ and http://www.chargesource.com/.
CONTACT: company contacts, Winston Hickman, Chief Financial Officer,Comarco, Inc., +1-949-599-7446, [email protected]; or investor contacts,Douglas Sherk, [email protected], or Jenifer Kirtland,[email protected], both of EVC Group, Inc., +1-415-896-6820, for Comarco,Inc.
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