Mobility Electronics, Inc. announced today that Apple® will begin selling the iGo EverywherePower™ 3500 Series power adapter with an interchangeable tip for use on the iPod® portable music player. Beginning in the second quarter of 2005, the EverywherePower 3500 Series is expected to be available on the Apple website and in its retail stores.
The EverywherePower 3500 Series will be bundled with the iGo DualPower™ accessory and an iPod itip™, which allows the adapter to power/charge an iPod plus a second low-power mobile electronic (ME) device simultaneously. Additional separately sold itips will enable iPod users to utilize the power adapter to power/charge thousands of other models of low-power ME devices. EverywherePower 3500 Series features combination AC/DC functionality, which allows a single adapter to power low-power ME devices from any power source—whether that source is a standard wall outlet or outlets in cars, trucks, boats or airplanes.
“The iPod is rapidly becoming the must-have electronic device for music lovers,” said Charlie Mollo, CEO of Mobility Electronics. “We are pleased to work with Apple to offer iPod users a single power adapter that can be used on their iPods and almost all of their other low-power ME devices. This relationship provides Mobility with an excellent opportunity to generate awareness for our universal power adapters among Apple’s growing base of iPod users.”
In the second quarter of 2005, Apple is also expected to begin selling the iGo™ EverywherePower™ 6500 Series combination AC/DC power adapter (formerly known as Juice™) for portable computers on its website and in its retail stores. The EverywherePower 6500 Series adapter will come bundled with an itip for use on iPods, as well as the DualPower accessory, enabling users to power two devices at once. Previously, Apple purchased a version of Mobility’s Juice power adapter through a private label distributor.
Packaging for both the EverywherePower 3500 and 6500 Series adapters will prominently feature the “Made for iPod” label, Apple’s new certification program that standardizes all accessories for the iPod.