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Energizer® Partners With
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Energi To Go® Rechargeable Power Packs provided by Energizer/XPAL to power wide range of consumer electronic devices

Energizer Holdings, Inc. Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 6/15/2009


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Energizer® Energi To Go® XP4001

Energizer® Energi To Go® XP4001

TAIPEI, Taiwan and ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Energizer Battery, Inc. and TennRich International Corporation/XPAL Power today announced that they will partner to develop a line of Energizer® Energi To Go® branded lithium polymer rechargeable power packs and emergency charger products and services for all types of mobile electronic devices. The rechargeable power packs are an extension of the existing Energizer Energi To Go line of instant cell phone chargers that use two Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AA batteries.

The portable electronic device category with continued exponential growth and handheld network devices will reach 100 million in the next few years. Devices like smart phones and netbooks are getting smaller, decreasing battery size and capacity while devices are increasing functions, like GPS and faster connectivity with more robust graphics. Battery capacity is being put to the test more and more as digital devices get smarter and faster.

Through the partnership, XPAL will offer Energizer Energi To Go branded lithium polymer rechargeable power packs for use with a wide variety of mobile electronic devices including smart and cell phones, iPhone®, MP3 players, GPS, digital cameras and camcorders, netbooks and laptops. Over 10 product SKUs will be made available and be shipped by July 2009. The product offerings include:

-- Energizer® Energi To Go® XP line of portable power systems includes seven models designed to power up to three devices at once including cell and smart phones, MP3 players, GPS units, Bluetooth®, portable DVDs, digital cameras and camcorder batteries, netbooks, and laptops.

-- Energizer® Energi To Go® AP Charger for use with iPhone®, two sleek new portable power cases made to give extra power even when used with the high-drain Apple™ iPhone® 3G, anytime, anywhere. Using moldable lithium polymer battery cells designed to mimic the shape and styling of the iPhone®, these models give iPhone® users up to double the life.

-- Energizer® Energi To Go® SP, a line of portable solar-driven power packs with models designed to be used with power up cell and smart phones, iPod® and MP3 players, GPS units, Bluetooth®, and digital cameras.

"Energizer, a global leader in batteries and battery technology for over 100 years, is the ideal partner for XPAL," said Christian Scheder, XPAL President. "Energizer invented the first AA and AAA lithium batteries, and leads market share in lithium and rechargeable batteries. We think their strong leadership and trusted brand is the right match for XPAL's new portable power solutions."

In addition to the benefits of reusable rechargeable portable power, XPAL has developed several other benefits that will be included in the Energi To Go® Rechargeable Power Packs, including a TipFit Guarantee, a free "Tips for Life" service and a Tip Finder to find and provide tips for any device, an online diagnostic to check remaining charge cycles, and its products come pre-charged and ready to use out of the box - guaranteed to hold a charge for one year from born date.

Energi To Go Rechargeable Power Packs also have multiple safety features, including patented "PowerSafe™" Technology, as well as charge, temperature, and short circuit protection. They are ENERGY STAR certified with full charge auto shut off. Users can plug their Energi To Go power pack into an AC outlet and their device simultaneously to both charge the power pack as well as discharge power to the device at the same time. Additionally, the power pack reduces the number of and bulk of AC adapters and cords.

"Partnering with XPAL enables a great extension of the Energizer® Energi To Go brand and build on our current Energi To Go offering," said Bob Kearns, Director New Business Development. "At Energizer, we are committed to delivering innovative solutions to power people's lives. In particular, XPAL's dedication to technology, innovation and quality made this a natural partnership."

The line of products from Energizer and XPAL will be available through office supply, mass merchandise, online and other retailers. For more information, energizerpowerpacks.com, Energi To Go Facebook profile, or Twitter profile (@EnergiToGo). An online press kit is also available at tinyurl.com/EnergizerEnergiToGo.

About Energizer

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR) , energizer.com, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries, battery-powered devices and flashlights. Energizer, a global leader in the dynamic business of providing portable power geared toward the new digital age, offers a full portfolio of products including the Energizer® MAX® premium alkaline brand; Energizer® Ultimate Lithium; Energizer® Advanced Lithium and Energizer® Rechargeable® batteries and chargers.

The Energizer product line also includes specialty batteries for hearing aids and medical devices, health and fitness devices, as well as for keyless remote entry systems, watches and other uses. Through its flashlight and lighting products unit, Energizer helps bring consumer insight and innovation to these important household devices. Energizer continues its role as a technology leader for on-the-go lifestyles with its Energizer® Energi To Go® line of portable battery-driven power packs for cell phones and for use with iPod devices.

About TennRich International Corporation/XPAL Power

TennRich International Corp. was established in 1986, and started as a trading company, which dealt primarily with self-adhesive tapes and electronics applications. In the ensuing 22 years, TennRich was supported by a high level of technology, nurtured and developed under its company ideals of Pioneering Spirit and Creativity. Thanks to these advanced technologies, TennRich has been manufacturing and selling a variety of product lines including EMI/RFI conductive fabric/foil over foam gasket, Flexible Flat Cable, Thermal Interface Materials, Electronics Adhesive Tapes, Computer Label Stocks for 3C industries and eventually (in 2001) Portable Power Banks. In 1999 TennRich was awarded ISO9002 quality certification. For over 20 years, TennRich has served as a strong supplier and partner to many of the top brands in electronics worldwide and has distributed product and components in over 100 countries. TennRich has over 2000 employees and colleagues around the world.

XPAL Power is based in California and is the sales and marketing arm and Brand Name (XPAL) for TennRich International Corp's line of lithium polymer portable power packs. XPAL Power products target a specific need - portable power for mobile electronic devices - and provide a convenient and compact source of power to charge or power any device, anywhere. XPAL Power owns numerous product and service patents, trademarks and offers over 15 products currently in its line up. XPAL Power provides award-winning design innovation and focuses on battery quality and safety first and foremost.

For more information go to xpalpower.com.

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