The Energizer Inductive Charger recently won CES' Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award. The new charger raises the bar for convenient charging of any portable device 5 watts or less that is Qi-enabled or has Qi built in. This includes phones, mp3 players, digital cameras, GPS devices and more.
A design engineering innovation, the charger is the first of a full suite of Qi-certified products coming to market. Energizer is launching its Inductive Charger with a Qi Sleeve for the iPhone 3GS/3G and a one-time replacement Qi Door for the Blackberry Curve 8900. A Qi sleeve for the popular iPhone 4 is on the horizon and consumers may soon see more Qi-compatible devices from manufacturers.
The new Energizer Smart Charger was developed in response to consumers who were tired of being caught off guard with depleted batteries for their video cameras, digital cameras, favorite toys and similar devices. It features a large LCD screen with a countdown clock that displays the remaining charging time and a "fuel gauge" showing the current level of power in the inserted NiMH rechargeable batteries.
The Energy Star-certified Energizer Smart Charger also features a steady charge rate, which extends the number of battery life cycles, and a bad battery alert that automatically indicates if the batteries are no longer rechargeable, or if a disposable battery has been inserted by mistake.
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow.
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