mStation Acquires mophie

Company to focus on open source decision-making

Sep 04, 2007, 01:00 ET from mophie

    BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- mophie (, known
 for its funky iPod accessories, announced today that mStation
 ( acquired the mophie brand name and product line.
     mophie is well known for its modular line of iPod accessories, rapid
 response, and award winning designs. "mStation has the culture and
 experience to grow the mophie brand. Consolidating the manufacturing and
 distribution of the two companies is a win-win," says Ben Kaufman, founder
 of mophie. The two organizations will continue to work together in product
 design and development for the mophie and mStation brands.
     "The speed and responsive nature of mophie in this quickly changing
 market is what attracted us to the company. We are thrilled to bring the
 two brands together and put the mophie energy to work," says Ross Howe,
 Director of Sales and Product Development for mStation. mStation will
 produce and distribute the coming line of new iPod accessories this fall.
     With the mophie brand owned by mStation, Kaufman and his team will
 focus full-time on the community-based decision-making process codenamed:
 Illuminator. "Why limit this extraordinary process to iPod accessories when
 it can easily be adopted by any organization for virtually any decision
 making activity?" Kaufman said. "The Illuminator is everything that current
 social networks lack, harnessing all their pent-up power to actually get
 things done."
     About mStation:
     Out of the gate, mStation was praised for its cool Industrial Design,
 and its amazing Sonic Quality. mStation was recently awarded "Best Product:
 Digital Home" at Retail Vision (Denver, CO) a Gartner Event where Decision-
 Makers from Top 100-Level merchants responsible for offering products and
 services to the consumer market meet and critical retail merchandising
 decisions are made. mStation products can be found in Apple Specialist
 Stores and retailers across the country. mStation products can also be
 found in select retail outlets in both Canada and Mexico.
     About Illuminator
     The Illuminator, featured on CNBC, in FastCompany, Entrepreneur, and
 Inc. is a collaborative, web-based process that incorporates the power of
 social networking to involve large groups of people in decision making
 activities. Public release of the Illuminator project is planned for later
 this year.
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