Leading Music/Video Retailer Names Digital Innovations' SkipDoctor CD/DVD Repair Device as 'Product of the Year'

Trans World Entertainment bestows prestigious award on product that

quickly repairs scratches on audio CDs, DVDs, Playstation, other Game Discs,

as well as optical discs of all kinds to restore them to optimal working

condition



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Digital Innovations

    CHICAGO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Innovations' popular
 SkipDoctor(TM) CD/DVD repair device was honored as 'Product of the Year' at
 the ninth annual Trans World Entertainment Awards ceremony earlier this month
 in New York City.  The decade-old event recognizes the most innovative music
 and video products of the past year.  This year marks the first time ever that
 Trans World, one of the largest specialty music and video retailers in the
 United States, has given out a 'Product of the Year' award.
     "Digital Innovations' SkipDoctor CD/DVD repair device is in a class by
 itself," said Mark Berrada, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Trans World
 Entertainment Corporation.  "It is an outstanding product for which we had to
 create a new category of excellence, our 'Product of the Year' award.  We
 selected SkipDoctor because of the uniqueness of its technology and its
 popularity with our customers.  Last year, the first year we offered the
 SkipDoctor in our stores -- nearly 70,000 units were snapped up by our
 discriminating customers."
     Founded in 1972, Trans World Entertainment Corporation currently operates
 nearly 1,000 stores in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and
 the U.S. Virgin Islands, and operates a retail web site at www.fye.com .
     "We are honored to have been selected for such a prestigious award for our
 technology and for meeting the needs of discriminating music and video
 buyers," said Bruce Borenstein, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at
 Digital Innovations.  "Companies like Trans World have been, and continue to
 be, important partners in the success of SkipDoctor.  We look forward to
 providing customers with even more exciting products in the future."
     SkipDoctor(TM), which resulted from the combined talents of a former NASA
 scientist and an experienced consumer products engineer, is scientifically
 proven to remove or repair abrasions, light to medium scratches, dust,
 fingerprints and other surface imperfections -- the primary disc related
 causes of playback problems.
 
     About Trans World
     Trans World Entertainment Corporation's (Nasdaq: TWMC) headquarters, along
 with its main distribution center, is in Albany, NY with another distribution
 facility in North Canton, OH. Over the last several years, Trans World has
 grown aggressively through acquisition, and currently operates both mall-based
 and freestanding stores.  Mall-based stores include Record Town, Camelot, The
 Wall, Disc Jockey and For Your Entertainment. The Company's freestanding
 stores include Coconuts, Strawberries and Specs.  It also operates an e-
 commerce site, www.fye.com.
 
     About Digital Innovations
     Digital Innovations, established in 1995, is committed to providing
 technologically advanced, easy-to-use accessories to enhance their customers'
 enjoyment of their computer and consumer electronic products.  The award-
 winning "Doctor" series of CD and DVD scratch repair devices are the result of
 five years of research and development.  Marketed under the SkipDoctor MD(TM),
 GameDoctor MD(TM), SkipDoctor(TM), DataDoctor(TM), GameDoctor(TM), and
 DVDDoctor(TM) brand, the product has provided thousands of satisfied customers
 an outstanding value.  For additional information on Digital Innovations,
 please visit www.digitalinnovations.com .
 
     For more information, contact:  Alex Hrynewycz, Director of Marketing at
 Digital Innovations, 773-736-4000 ext. 21, or email,
 ahrynewycz@digitalinnovations.com ; or Madonna Marenda of Hill and Knowlton,
 Inc., 312-255-3143, or email, mmarenda@hillandknowlton.com
 
 

SOURCE Digital Innovations
    CHICAGO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Innovations' popular
 SkipDoctor(TM) CD/DVD repair device was honored as 'Product of the Year' at
 the ninth annual Trans World Entertainment Awards ceremony earlier this month
 in New York City.  The decade-old event recognizes the most innovative music
 and video products of the past year.  This year marks the first time ever that
 Trans World, one of the largest specialty music and video retailers in the
 United States, has given out a 'Product of the Year' award.
     "Digital Innovations' SkipDoctor CD/DVD repair device is in a class by
 itself," said Mark Berrada, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Trans World
 Entertainment Corporation.  "It is an outstanding product for which we had to
 create a new category of excellence, our 'Product of the Year' award.  We
 selected SkipDoctor because of the uniqueness of its technology and its
 popularity with our customers.  Last year, the first year we offered the
 SkipDoctor in our stores -- nearly 70,000 units were snapped up by our
 discriminating customers."
     Founded in 1972, Trans World Entertainment Corporation currently operates
 nearly 1,000 stores in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and
 the U.S. Virgin Islands, and operates a retail web site at www.fye.com .
     "We are honored to have been selected for such a prestigious award for our
 technology and for meeting the needs of discriminating music and video
 buyers," said Bruce Borenstein, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at
 Digital Innovations.  "Companies like Trans World have been, and continue to
 be, important partners in the success of SkipDoctor.  We look forward to
 providing customers with even more exciting products in the future."
     SkipDoctor(TM), which resulted from the combined talents of a former NASA
 scientist and an experienced consumer products engineer, is scientifically
 proven to remove or repair abrasions, light to medium scratches, dust,
 fingerprints and other surface imperfections -- the primary disc related
 causes of playback problems.
 
     About Trans World
     Trans World Entertainment Corporation's (Nasdaq: TWMC) headquarters, along
 with its main distribution center, is in Albany, NY with another distribution
 facility in North Canton, OH. Over the last several years, Trans World has
 grown aggressively through acquisition, and currently operates both mall-based
 and freestanding stores.  Mall-based stores include Record Town, Camelot, The
 Wall, Disc Jockey and For Your Entertainment. The Company's freestanding
 stores include Coconuts, Strawberries and Specs.  It also operates an e-
 commerce site, www.fye.com.
 
     About Digital Innovations
     Digital Innovations, established in 1995, is committed to providing
 technologically advanced, easy-to-use accessories to enhance their customers'
 enjoyment of their computer and consumer electronic products.  The award-
 winning "Doctor" series of CD and DVD scratch repair devices are the result of
 five years of research and development.  Marketed under the SkipDoctor MD(TM),
 GameDoctor MD(TM), SkipDoctor(TM), DataDoctor(TM), GameDoctor(TM), and
 DVDDoctor(TM) brand, the product has provided thousands of satisfied customers
 an outstanding value.  For additional information on Digital Innovations,
 please visit www.digitalinnovations.com .
 
     For more information, contact:  Alex Hrynewycz, Director of Marketing at
 Digital Innovations, 773-736-4000 ext. 21, or email,
 ahrynewycz@digitalinnovations.com ; or Madonna Marenda of Hill and Knowlton,
 Inc., 312-255-3143, or email, mmarenda@hillandknowlton.com
 
 SOURCE  Digital Innovations