Mobility Electronics Launches New Bluetooth(R) Portable Keyboard for Smartphone Users; Stowaway(R) Sierra Offers Desktop Keyboard Functionality in a Compact Design.
Stowaway Sierra is the latest addition to Mobility Electronics' Think Outside(R) family of portable keyboards. Having shipped more than three million portable keyboards since 2000, Think Outside is the market leader in this growing category of mobile accessories.
"The Stowaway Sierra is the ideal tool for enhancing the productivity of a smartphone," said Charles Mollo, CEO of Mobility Electronics. "With a fifth row dedicated to numeric keys, the Stowaway Sierra significantly improves the ease of data entry and utilizing Windows-based key combinations and features. Most importantly, the Stowaway Sierra folds into a compact size for easy storage. We believe the Stowaway Sierra extends our leadership position in portable keyboards and will allow us to further capitalize on the proliferation of smartphones and other handheld computing devices."
The new Stowaway Sierra Bluetooth Keyboard and software suite offers several unique features, including:
--Compatibility -- Stowaway Sierra is compatible with over 600 different Bluetooth-enabled phones and computers. It supports all major operating systems, including Windows XP, Mac OS X, Windows Mobile 5, Pocket PC, Palm and Symbian.
--Dedicated numeric keys -- Stowaway Sierra adds a fifth row of numeric keys to ease the workload for mobile professionals who perform heavy number entry.
--Full-size foldable keyboard -- Stowaway Sierra is truly a desktop-feeling keyboard, with 19mm size keys like those found on most computers. It folds into a compact 5.0 x 3.5 x .9 inches and is available in the English QWERTY keyboard layout. AZERTY and QWERTZ keyboard layouts are expected to be available in the upcoming months.
--Over-the-air driver installation -- Users can surf to Think Outside's Web site to automatically download the latest driver, eliminating the need to sync with a PC.
--Windows XP support -- Supports Windows shortcut keys and F1-F12 keys, as well as number lock, print screen, insert, scroll lock and pause.
--Shortcuts for Mobile devices -- Shortcut keys for launching favorite applications on Pocket PC, Windows Mobile Smartphone, Nokia and Palm systems.
--Stylus-free navigation -- provides Mobile device users with advanced functionality for easy navigation.
Stowaway Sierra retails for $129.99 and will be available from leading retailers, including Amazon.com. Visit www.iGo.com for information on the complete line of Mobility Electronics products.
About Mobility Electronics, Inc.
Mobility Electronics, Inc., based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a developer of universal power adapters for portable computers and mobile electronic devices (e.g., mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, etc.) and creator of the patented intelligent tip technology. Mobility Electronics' iGo(R) brand offers a full line of AC, DC and combination AC/DC power adapters for portable computers and mobile electronic devices. All of these adapters leverage the Company's tip technology, which enables one power adapter to power/charge hundreds of brands and thousands of models of mobile electronic devices through the use of interchangeable tips.
The Company also offers hardware products for handheld devices, expansion and docking products for servers, desktop and portable computers, keyboards and other accessories for the mobile electronic device market.
Mobility Electronics' products are available at www.iGo.com as well as through leading resellers, retailers and OEM partners. For additional information, call 480-596-0061, or visit www.mobilityelectronics.com.
Mobility Electronics, Stowaway, Think Outside, iGo and "...improving your mobile experience" are registered trademarks of Mobility Electronics, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including expectations relating to the expected demand, timing and availability of the Stowaway Sierra keyboard, including its availability through leading retailers, and the belief that the Stowaway Sierra keyboard extends Mobility's leadership position in portable keyboards and will allow Mobility to further capitalize on the proliferation of smartphones and other handheld computing devices. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. In particular, factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include unexpected delays in the availability of the Stowaway Sierra keyboard; the sell through rates and market demand for the Stowaway Sierra keyboard; delays or cessation of shipments of the Company's products to various retail outlets; the timing and success of new product introductions; the development and introduction of new products by us and our competitors; the performance of suppliers and subcontractors; industry and general economic or business conditions; and other factors detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and are not guarantees of future performance. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.