Energizer introduces new universal USB chargers, Qi-enabled inductive charger

Energizer has expanded its portfolio with its new line of Energizer Universal USB chargers and cables, as well as the addition of the Energizer Single Zone inductive charger to its line of Qi-enabled products launched last year.

The Energizer USB wall and car chargers offer a convenient and compact way to power electronic devices. The wall charger, which has fold-down plug and is designed so that it won’t block the second outlet, is available on two power levels: one for devices up to 5 watts, such as smartphones and MP3 players, and one for 10-watt devices, such as the iPad.

The USB wall and car chargers work with USB cables that already come with smartphones, MP3 players and other handheld electronics, but Energizer also offers a full range of charging cables for those who prefer to keep an extra cable in a second location: the Energizer Micro and Mini USB charging cables and the Energizer Dock Connector USB cable for the iPad, iPhone and iPod. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the universal USB chargers range from $9.99 to $24.99.

The new Energizer Single Zone inductive charger, which is a smaller version of the original that debuted in fall 2010, features a slim-line rectangle design with one charging area that can wirelessly power any Qi-compatible device up to 5 watts. According to Energizer, Qi enables chargers and devices to communicate with one another, regardless of the manufacturer. The SRP for the Energizer Single Zone is $54.99.

“We know consumers rely on devices like smart phones and tablets in a variety of different places and for different reasons, so we’re delivering a range of options that suit different devices, lifestyles and needs,” said Michelle Atkinson, Energizer’s VP marketing for North America.

Energizer will demonstrate its new products at MobileFocus during CTIA Wireless from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

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