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TEKKEON ANNOUNCES NEXT-GENERATION HIGH CAPACITY POCKET POWER PACK

IRVINE, CA – May 30, 2012 – Tekkeon is pleased to announce TekCharge MP1820 Pocket Power Pack, a pocket-sized high-capacity power pack to charge and power just about any 5V portable device. The next generation of the company’s popular TekCharge MP1800 series of rechargeable batteries, TekCharge MP1820 offers a higher-capacity rechargeable lithium ion battery (4800 mAh) for a substantially reduced price. With the higher capacity and lower cost, users will get much more bang for their buck; surfing the web with up to 6 hours more of iPad power or 22 hours of additional iPhone power, or getting 20 extra hours of mobile phone power.

High-Capacity Rechargeable Battery

Equipped with a high-capacity rechargeable 4800 mAh lithium ion battery, TekCharge MP1820 provides hours of extra use on even battery-hungry products like iPad.

Several Charging Options

TekCharge MP1820 connects to any compatible device in two ways: using the user’s own USB device cable or using an adapter tip. While the first option is the simplest, Mini USB and Micro USB adapter tips are included with TekCharge MP1820 for connection to current models of BlackBerry, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson mobile phones, or Kindle2, Nook, MP3 players, portable media players, pocket video cameras, portable routers, GPS, and MP3 players. Additional device-specific adapter tips are available from Tekkeon for a nominal fee.

Designed for Power Optimization and Safety

TekCharge MP1820 features an intelligent design that optimizes the power output, while safely charging portable devices. Not only does TekCharge MP1820 identify and provide the exact output power for the connected device, from less than 100mA to 1.2A, the lightweight battery has been designed with the highest degree of safety in mind, featuring multi-layer protection circuitry to help prevent over-charging, over-discharging, over-current, or short circuit, and flame-retardant plastics that exceed industry requirements.

Charge Battery and Device Together

Users can charge TekCharge MP1820 and their portable device simultaneously to reduce the time needed to charge the battery and portable device.

Battery Capacity at a Glance

Remaining battery capacity is available at a glance of the bright, color-coded LED on top of the battery.

Emergency Flashlight

In addition to providing emergency power , TekCharge MP1820 provides emergency light with its on-board flashlight.

“Rather than requiring users to obtain and then carry a multitude of adapter tips, TekCharge MP1820 enables users to charge their portable devices using their own USB device cables ,” says Jerry Yang, president of Tekkeon, Inc. “This feature, along with the battery’s high capacity and competitive price tag provide users with a cost-efficient solution to the challenges of powering many different power-hungry portable devices.”

The MSRP for TekCharge MP1820 is $49.95. The battery is available through retail and major on-line stores, and from the Tekkeon store at www.tekkeon.com. TekCharge MP1820 comes with a one-year limited warranty and includes:

  • TekCharge MP1820 Pocket Power Pack
  • Retractable USB input/output cable (power only)
  • Mini USB adapter tip
  • Micro USB adapter tip
  • User guide

Tekkeon offers a complete line of mobile power products for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and other mobile devices. To learn more, please visit http://www.tekkeon.com.

About Tekkeon, Inc.

Tekkeon designs and manufactures innovative accessories that enable its customers to take full advantage of today's high tech world. The company’s flagship portable universal batteries significantly extend the operation of numerous products, from everyday devices like laptops, mobile entertainment, and mobile phones to professional equipment for photographers and outdoor adventure.

Tekkeon, Inc. is a privately held company with headquarters in Irvine, California, and ISO-certified factories in China and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.tekkeon.com.

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TekCharge is a trademark of Tekkeon, Inc. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Editorial Contacts:
Rene' Williams
Director of Marketing
Tekkeon, Inc.
949.360.7770

rene@tekkeon.com



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