SAN DIEGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iomega Corporation (NYSE:
IOM), a global leader in data storage and protection, today announced the
worldwide introduction of the new Iomega(R) eGo(TM) USB 2.0 Camo Portable
Hard Drive, a camouflaged patterned addition to Iomega's award-winning line
of stylish and sturdy portable hard drives.
Iomega's Latest eGo Portable Hard Drive
Whether you're someone with an adventuresome style and spirit, an avid
participant in tough travel environments, or just want to be different from
the crowd, the new Iomega eGo Camo Portable Hard Drive is a fast and fun
notebook hard drive that delivers on form and function. Iomega's new eGo
Camo Drive has a curved chassis covered by a woodland camouflage pattern
that also comes with a black Iomega Power Grip band that not only looks
cool but also provides extra durability.
The new eGo Camo Portable Hard Drive also packs a lot of storage
capability -- the 250GB* 2.5-inch drive is USB-powered for simple operation
(no power supply required), and it comes with EMC(R) Retrospect(R) HD
software for automatic backups, scheduled backups, or on-demand backups.
With Iomega's new 250GB eGo Camo Portable Hard Drive, users can carry up to
1,000,000 photos, over 4,625 hours of music or 375 hours of video** with
confidence and a look that no other portable hard drive offers today.
Iomega's patented DropGuard(TM) technology protects the eGo drive from
accidental damage caused by drops of up to 51 inches (129 cms), compared to
portable hard drives from other manufacturers that claim drops of less than
40 inches. With the new Power Grip band on the eGo Camo Drive, this eGo
portable hard drive can handle drops of up to 60 inches (152 cms), a real
benefit and advantage for adventurous users.
"Unlike mundane, run-of-the-mill looking branded portable hard drives,
Iomega's eGo Portable Hard Drive line features a palette of bright colors
that knocks the socks off anything else in the market," said Ralf San Jose,
global product manager for HDD products, Iomega Corporation. "With the new
eGo Camo Portable Hard Drive, Iomega adds a style of adventure and intrigue
to the eGo color kaleidoscope. No self-respecting 'camo' lover will be
without it. Expect to see more exciting additions like the new Camo to the
Iomega eGo drive line in the future."
Iomega's new eGo Camo Portable Hard Drive is compatible with Windows
Vista (all versions), Windows 2000, Professional/XP Home/XP Professional/XP
Professional x64, and with Mac OS X 10.1.5 or above. A USB 2.0 host
connection is required for USB 2.0 speeds.
Price and Availability
The new Iomega(R) 250GB eGo(TM) Camo Portable Hard Drive USB 2.0 is now
available worldwide for $149.95. (Pricing is estimated U.S. retail.) The
product is available from online retailers, VARs, resellers and select
retailers, as well as at http://www.iomega.com.
Iomega Corporation, headquartered in San Diego, is a worldwide leader
in innovative storage and network security solutions for small and
mid-sized businesses, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than
400 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980.
Today, Iomega's product portfolio includes industry leading network
attached storage products, external hard drives, and our award-winning
removable storage technology, the REV(R) Backup Drive. OfficeScreen(R),
Iomega's managed security services, available in the U.S. and select
markets in Europe, provides enterprise quality perimeter security and
secure remote network access for SMBs, which help protect small enterprises
from data theft and liability. To learn about all of Iomega's digital
storage products and managed services solutions, please go to the Web at
http://www.iomega.com. Resellers can visit Iomega at
NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding development,
production and distribution of the Iomega(R) eGo(TM) USB 2.0 Camo Portable
Hard Drive, anticipated product pricing and availability, expected product
performance and specifications, future applications for the new product and
all other statements that are not purely historical, are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. All such forward-looking statements are based upon information
available to Iomega as of the date hereof, and Iomega disclaims any
intention or obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.
Actual results could differ materially from current expectations. Factors
that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not
limited to, the successful completion of product development and testing,
market acceptance of, and demand for, the Iomega product, any difficulties
encountered in ramping up production or other manufacturing issues,
including component availability and pricing, co-development, production,
and distribution issues, product pricing and conformity to specifications,
dependence upon third party suppliers, competition, intellectual property
rights and other risks and uncertainties identified in the reports filed
from time to time by Iomega with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, including Iomega's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2007, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
* 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.
** 4 photos/MB - highly compressed 3-megapixel JPG photos;
1.1 min/MB - 128 kbps MP3 audio; 11 MB/Min - DVD MPEG 2 (720 x 480).
Copyright(C) 2008 Iomega Corporation. All rights reserved. Iomega, Zip,
REV, eGo, StorCenter and OfficeScreen are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Iomega Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos
referenced herein belong to their respective companies.
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