Aiming to revolutionize the way drivers charge their smartphones in the car, Mizco International’s DIGIPOWER division today announced the world’s first in-car wireless smartphone charging station, the DrivePad™, at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the same time, the leading manufacturer and marketer of portable power solutions for the mobile lifestyle enthusiast will debut the DeskPad, DIGIPOWER’s at-home wireless smartphone charger.
“Drivers no longer have to worry about snagging a tangled power cord or plugging in every time they have to charge their phone,” DIGIPOWER President Maurice Mizrahi emphasized today. “With an innovative, sliding “SweetSpot” charging pad for optimal charging performance, a flexible grip that holds smartphones of all sizes, a convenient FlexArm design and an auxiliary USB power port, the DrivePad truly is the ultimate in-car wireless charging solution.”
According to Mizrahi, “Today’s introduction of the DrivePad underscores our commitment to constantly redefine the standards of portable power products, and this new product line’s debut is certain to strengthen our position as the industry’s number one selling line of portable power solutions.”
The DrivePad introduces an innovative sliding charge base that allows for perfect alignment between the charge sweet spot of the base station and of the phone. Proper alignment is key to obtain the fastest charging times for a consumer’s QI enabled device.
“We studied the market to determine the perceptions associated with wireless charging and found the longer charging time to be a problem. So we set out to develop a faster-charging solution, and did so with the DrivePad’s sliding “SweetSpot” optimized charging pad,” said Mizrahi. “Whether on the road or in the home, users no longer have to be shackled to the wall to quickly charge their devices. Now they can simply place their smartphone on the DrivePad, then pick it up and go.”
Available for shipment in March 2012, the in-car DrivePad features a FlexArm design, allowing drivers to position the smartphone exactly where they like it. The DrivePad also features a pivoting head to accommodate either portrait or landscape view, flexible grip tabs to securely hold smartphones of any size and a 1A USB port for charging a second device.
Also available in March 2012, the in-home DeskPad will include a unique perimeter lighting system to make it easy to check the charge status no matter how the pad is positioned on a desk or nightstand. The perimeter lighting system provides a soft downward projected glow around the product base without the harsh light affects of typical Status LEDs. The DeskPad also includes a 1A USB port for charging a second device and an on/off switch for simple operation.
Suggested retail pricing for both the DrivePad and DeskPad will be announced when deliveries begin, according to Mizrahi.
The DIGIPOWER DrivePad and DeskPad comply with the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi standard, so it is compatible with all existing inductive charging receivers. As a member of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), DIGIPOWER is committed to providing consumers with the widest range of today’s most innovative mobile power products. The WPC, which includes more than 100 major mobile technology manufacturers, introduced the Qi standard in July 2010 defining the operating frequency, operating voltages and basic coil configurations for a wireless power system. Qi is the first global standard that enables interoperability between compliant transmitters and receivers at power levels up to 5W.
About Mizco International
Headquartered in Avenel, New Jersey, Mizco International (www.mizco.com) is one of the world's fastest growing suppliers of mobile phone headsets and accessories, as well as imaging and iPhone power solutions. Founded in 1990, Mizco markets products under the Cellular Innovations, DIGIPOWER, iEssentials, Ecko Unlimited and Travelocity brands. The company currently offers more than 1,000 products through a global dealer network. For more information on Mizco and its product offerings call 1.800.266.4026 or visit www.mizco.com.