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2012-08-30

A real winner: VARTA Powerpack V-Man Zero wins a Plus XAward

The handy V-Man Zero from VARTA Consumer is “Product of the Year”
according to the 2012 Plus X Awards. The competition’s judges also gave the mobile recharging device a seal of approval for its ease of use. These prizes see the V-Man Zero take its place in the long line of outstanding, award-winning products we have introduced in recent years: Innovations from VARTA Consumer have now made it onto the judges’ list of winner seven times.

V-Man Zero: awarded mobile power

The VARTA V-Man Zero’s is so easy to use and is just as easy to transport. These qualities have made it a star at the Plus X Awards, the world’s most important competition for innovative products in the fields of technology, sport and lifestyle. The portable powerpack was named best recharging appliance of the year by the jury, which was made up of journalists from international trade publications amongst others. It has also won further praise in the form of the coveted 2012 “Best Product of the Year” seal of approval. In the small electronic appliances category, it also won an award for ease of use because of its intuitive, user-friendly operating system.

Fully charged – wherever you are, whenever you need it

The portable recharger is perfect for people who are often on the go and who don’t have the opportunity to recharge their mobile appliances’ batteries like Smartphone, MP3 player or GPS device. Everybody runs into the same old problem, again and again: your battery’s dead and there’s no electric socket to be seen for miles. The solution to this dilemma: the V-Man Zero from VARTA, which supplies you with energy whenever and wherever you need it when you’re on the move. Featuring three adaptors for micro USB, mini USB and selected Apple® products, the V-Man Zero is designed for maximum flexibility. The V-Man Zero comes with its own USB cable for recharging, so it can be attached to any USB port when you need it (PC, laptop, etc.). Just press the button above the blue LED display to see the V-Man Zero’s recharge level.

Price and availability

RRP: € 21.99

Available since September 2011

Warranties last for three years. Further information is available at www.varta-consumer.com or at the official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/VARTA.Consumer.

The Plus X Award

The Plus X Award is presented to manufacturers for creating high-quality products that are innovative and designed to stand the test of time. Prizes go to products that have the “plus X” factor, i.e. which possess at least one unique feature that gives them the edge over their competitors. These special features can be in categories that many consumers take seriously: innovation, quality, design, ease of use, functionalism, ergonomic and environmental impact. The Plus X Award’s Technology category covers products from IT, entertainment electronics, power tools, domestic appliances, mobile technology and photographic technology. Footwear, clothing, equipment, fitness appliances and accessories are included in the Sports and Lifestyle category.

 

Contact for journalists:

häberlein & mauerer ag

David Hofer

phone: + 49 89 38108-139

E-mail: varta@haebmau.de



About VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA


VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA is part of Spectrum Brands Holdings, a global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, shaving and grooming products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden products and auto care products. Spectrum Brands Holdings generates annual sales of around $5.04 billion and has a total of 15,700 employees. VARTA Consumer Batteries is a European market leader for innovative high-quality batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers and lights. Controlled from its European head office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, it generates annual sales of around €275 million. The German sales company is based in Ellwangen. Thanks to its powerful product ideas, developed on the basis of over 125 years’ experience, VARTA Consumer is a constant source of impetus in the mobile energy market. Alongside its innovative capabilities, the breadth, quality and design of its product range make VARTA a unique force on the market. Intensive focus on consumers’ lifestyles and close collaboration with retailers is the secret to a successful product mix. This makes it possible for VARTA Consumer to respond quickly and flexibly to the latest consumer device trends and provide the dynamic fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market with optimum energy solutions.



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