Last January, we told you about the SpareOne cellphone (see related links) that runs on a single AA battery and provides up to 10 hours talk time and 15 years standby time. This year, the SpareOnePlus phone launches with even more features. The Plus model adds “include a location-based service which identifies the exact location of the cell ID, accessible through a free smartphone app, as well as audible numeric feedback which reads the number dialed and incoming calls aloud.” It will be available in Flat Black or Matte Silver; both models have a red battery screen and both come with a talk-through, resealable waterproof bag. The SpareOnePlus will be available in early 2013; the original SpareOne is still available for $99.99.
Read the full press release after the jump.
SpareOne, Honored as Best of Innovations at CES 2013 for Being the World’s Only Mobile Phone Powered by a Single AA Battery,Debuts SpareOnePlus at the Show
SpareOnePlus now features location-based cell ID service and audible numeric feedback, making it the ultimate safety and communication device in case of emergencies
SpareOne and SpareOnePlus showcased in The Venetian Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Resort, Suite # 28-111
Las Vegas – January 7, 2013 – SpareOne, the world’s only emergency mobile phone powered by a single AA battery, debuts SpareOnePlus at CES, featuring a series of enhancements to the original SpareOne – recognized as a 2013 Best of Innovations recipient in a new category – Tech for a Better World.“SpareOne has become a game-changing preparedness device since its launch, gaining national notoriety for its innovation and ability to keep lines of communication open when power is completely unavailable or inaccessible,” said Alan Cymberknoh, SpareOne Project Director at XPAL Power. “SpareOnePlus is packed with additional safety features and communicates with users even more intuitively than before.”
Upgrades to the SpareOnePlus include a location-based service which identifies the exact location of the cell ID, accessible through a free smartphone app, as well as audible numeric feedback which reads the number dialed and incoming calls aloud. SpareOnePlus now comes in Flat Black and Matte Silver, both with a red battery screen, giving the product a premium look and feel.
SpareOne, designed to be an ultimate safety and communication device, provides up to 15 years of battery life when stored unused (off, with plastic tab inserted) or 10 hours of talk time when in use. Features include a TorchLight on top which provides 24 hours of continuous light; a dedicated 911 dial button to alert authorities, which works with or without a SIM card; ability to pre-set 9 speed dial numbers; and a new talk-through, re-sealable waterproof bag with a humidity-proof seal. The floatable bags operate in extreme temperatures of -22F to 140F and protect against water submersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter, also designed with room to accommodate a few small items such as credit cards, bandages, etc.
Both versions of SpareOne are designed to work independently of a cell phone carrier, with no monthly fee. Users simply insert a SIM card with credit to begin making calls at local rates. SpareOne is SIM unlocked, so it can accept SIM cards regardless of the GSM operator, and micro-SIM adapters are also available for iPhone users to insert their iOS SIM.The SpareOnePlus will be available early 2013, and SpareOne is available now for $99.99 onwww.SpareOne.com. Two versions of the phone are currently available – one for the Americas and one for Europe/Asia/Africa/Oceania (based on GSM availability: spareone.com/gsm-map.php).
SpareOne and SpareOnePlus will be displayed at The Venetian Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Resort, Suite # 28-111.
SpareOne is the only emergency mobile phone in the world powered by a single AA battery. Boasting up to 15 years of battery charge when stored unused or 10 hours of talk time when in use*, SpareOne is designed to be a lifeline in emergency situations. Featuring a TorchLight that provides 24 hours of continuous light, a dedicated 911 dial button to alert authorities, and the ability to pre-set 9 important speed dial numbers, SpareOne serves as an invaluable tool for individuals, as well as for developing nations with limited access to power. With added features of customizable branding on its exterior and the ability to pre-load SIM cards with minutes for domestic and international calls, SpareOne is also ideal for special events, corporate partnerships and other personal uses. For more information, visit www.SpareOne.com, and follow SpareOne on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpareOnePhone, on Twitter @SpareOnePhone and onPinterest.com/SpareOne.
About XPAL Power
XPAL Power, a subsidiary of TennRich International, is a California-based corporation with its sales and marketing team located in the United States. The TennRich design team is located in Taiwan, and the company-owned factory in Shenzhen, PRC is the first factory in China to focus on rechargeable lithium polymer batteries and is currently one of the largest manufacturers of portable power packs in Asia. The Powered by XPAL™ seal stands for quality, safety and efficiency – a guarantee that these traits are inside every product that authenticates through the XPAL verification service. XPAL Verified™ is an authentication process that underscores XPAL Power’s commitment to quality, using complex algorithms to detect and transfer battery serial numbers to verify a product’s legitimacy – a safeguard customers can trust. For more information, please visitwww.XPALPower.com.
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