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igo-laptopcharger-021iGo, “a leading developer of multi-device chargers for laptop computers and mobile electronic devices”, plans to roll out some new items at their first-ever visit to CES, just a few weeks away.

The iGo Laptop Charger, with iGo Green™ Technology, lets you “[c]harge your laptop and other devices from any standard wall outlet, including automatic shut-off and recovery to reduce vampire power.” Vampire power, also called standby power, is the consumption of juice even when a device is turned off.  There exists some controversy as to whether vampire power is really a problem. If you have a power brick that does draw excessive power even when disconnected from the device it charges, the iGo Laptop Charger might be worth a second glance.

iGo also sound awfully proud that their “netbook chargers for travel and home/office simultaneously power a netbook with an additional device.” Sounds like just about any other power strip, if you ask me, but maybe there’s something I’m missing here.

In addition, expect to see a variety of “premium accessories” like international power adapters, multi-format media readers, and a laptop cleaning kit.

Here’s the whole press release:

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — iGo, Inc. (Nasdaq: IGOI), a leading developer of multi-device chargers for laptop computers and mobile electronic devices (e.g., mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, MP3 players, etc.), and creator of the patented iGo(R) intelligent tip technology will debut seven products at CES including the first green laptop charger that virtually eliminates vampire power, as well as a line of new netbook chargers.

iGo Power Products with iGo Green(TM) Technology save energy and money by significantly reducing the amount of power used by devices in off or standby modes. iGo power products with Green Technology automatically use 80% less standby power than standard power products. The three Green Technology products debuting are:

    --  iGo Laptop Charger: Charge your laptop and other devices from any
        standard wall outlet, including automatic shut-off and recovery to
        reduce vampire power.
    --  iGo Surge Protector: An eight outlet surge protector with shut-off and
        recovery to reduce vampire power.
    --  iGo Wall Outlet: A wall outlet with automatic shut-off and recovery.

“iGo is excited to be a first-time exhibitor at the 2009 International CES,” said Walter Thornton, V.P. of Product Management and Supply Chain for iGo. “We’re going to unveil more innovative products and technology at CES than we’ve introduced in the past few years combined. CES has the power to build buzz for the industry’s hottest new electronic devices. iGo has chargers to power them all, in the easiest, most energy-efficient way possible.”

Also debuting are the iGo netbook chargers for travel and home/office which simultaneously power a netbook with an additional device. iGo will also launch their premium accessories line. This includes:

    --  iGo international travel adapter: Universal design covers more than
        150 countries with US/UK/EU/AU plugs. Plus integrated USB outlet
        allows for charging devices.
    --  iGo multi card reader: Convenient 39-in-1 design reads and writes
        virtually any memory card format and includes integrated USB and
        native microSD slot.
    --  iGo laptop cleaning kit: Premium cleaning kit with six tools to safely
        clean your laptop and other devices.

About iGo, Inc.

iGo’s products are available at http://www.iGo.com as well as through leading resellers and retailers. For additional information call 480-596-0061, or visit http://www.iGo.com and http://www.dogmatic.com/MNR/iGoCES2009.

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