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Ventev(TM) Launches EcoCHARGE(TM) - Most Advanced, Energy Efficient Wall Charger for Mobile Devices
Smart Charger Powers Two Devices at Once and Eliminates Wasted Vampire Power Draw
LAS VEGAS, March 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CTIA WIRELESS Booth #1710 -- More than half of Americans leave their mobile device wall chargers plugged in 24/7, and 35 percent are unaware that their charger is still using electricity even if their cell phone is not attached, according to a study by Ventev Innovations, a manufacturer of wireless accessories that transform ordinary products into extraordinary innovations. To combat that loss of energy, also known as Vampire Power draw, as well as deliver a value-added charger, Ventev today launched the EcoCHARGE wall charger - the most advanced, energy-efficient wall charger on the market.

"The EcoCHARGE is a game changer in the mobile device charger market - both on the energy conservation and innovation fronts," said Jeff Lime, vice president of Ventev. "In addition to being Energy Star certified and exceeding the 5-Star efficiency rating, the EcoCHARGE charges two devices at one time, is packed with user friendly features like our power strip friendly design, and gives our customers the confidence to leave it plugged in by eliminating the Vampire Power draw concern when no device is connected, or when the device is fully charged."

Ventev Innovations is a division of TESSCO Technologies (Nasdaq: TESS), a value-added provider of the knowledge, products, and supply chain solutions needed to design, build, run, maintain, and use wireless systems. Ventev Innovations products embody exceptional design and functionality, creative performance and precision engineering. The Ventev Innovations division launched its first Ventev branded products in July 2008 and has continued its focus on new innovations and expanding its product line.

In addition to the EcoCHARGE, several Ventev innovative wireless accessory products will be on display at CTIA (TESSCO booth #1710), including:

  • PowerCELL, a rechargeable power supply that lets users recharge USB-friendly devices while on-the-go. Its compact design offers easy storage and mobility, and it's ready when needed, even after months of storage. LED indicator lights show just how much charge is remaining.
  • AlumiSNAP, a new case construction following luxury auto industry trends, artfully combining the use of metal and plastic in a stylish and functional design. AlumiSNAP is a snap-on case made of real brushed-aluminum and protective polycarbonate, which offers colorful material contrast to the basic crystal case.

At CTIA, Ventev's products will also be on display at Pepcom's Mobile Focus on Tuesday, March 23rd at the Paris hotel from 7-10 p.m.

The EcoCHARGE is available now from Ventev in Mini USB and Micro USB for $29.99. The iPhone/iPod version of the EcoCHARGE will be available in April 2010.

About Ventev Innovations

The future of innovation begins with Ventev Innovations, an engineering-driven manufacturer focused on developing high-performing, intelligent, and exciting products for the ever-changing world of wireless. Whether developing fun and interesting accessories to complement the latest in mobile device technologies, or designing, engineering and introducing complex, first-to-market battery backup systems, Ventev Innovations, a division of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated, is changing the way discerning customers think of wireless. In addition to its newest brand, Ventev(TM), the company also develops and delivers extraordinary solutions under the TerraWave Solutions(R) and Wireless Solutions(R) brands. TESSCO Technologies, which owns Ventev Innovations, is the exclusive distributor of all three brands. To learn more, visit www.ventevinnovations.com or www.ventev.com.

About TESSCO Technologies

TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TESS) is a value-added provider of the product solutions needed to design, build, run, maintain and use wireless systems. TESSCO is committed to delivering, fast and complete, the product needs of wireless system operators, program managers, contractors, resellers, and self-maintained utility, transportation, enterprise and government organizations. As Your Total Source(R) provider of mobile and fixed-wireless network infrastructure products, mobile devices and accessories, and installation, test and maintenance equipment and supplies, TESSCO assures customers of on-time availability, while streamlining their supply chain process and lowering inventories and total costs. To learn more, please visit TESSCO.com.

SOURCE TESSCO Technologies Incorporated