Mobility Electronics Announces Availability of All-In-One Docking Station With Flash Memory Reader/Writer and USB Hub

EasiDock USB 300F/FE is a Valuable Asset for Portable Computer Users Who Own

Flash Memory Products Like MP3 Players and Digital Cameras



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Mobility Electronics, Inc.

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobility Electronics, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: MOBE), a pioneer in remote connectivity technology and products for
 the computer industry, today announced the availability of the EasiDock(R) USB
 300F and 300FE, which combine the features of a universal docking station, a
 Flash Memory reader/writer and a USB hub into one product.  The product is
 targeted at the fast-growing Flash Memory product market, which includes a new
 generation of peripherals like digital cameras and MP3 players that use Flash
 Memory.  The universally compatible EasiDock USB 300F/FE solves one of the
 biggest problems faced by users of Flash Memory products -- download times.
     "One of the fastest-growing electronics markets today is Flash Memory
 products, such as digital cameras and MP3 players.  Users of Flash Memory
 products need an easy way to move their data into their computers for storage
 and editing," said Don Johnson, COO of Mobility Electronics.  "When we
 unveiled the EasiDock USB 300 at COMDEX 2000, the response was tremendous
 because it allows users to transfer media files up to 60 times faster than a
 standard serial connection, plus it offers the features of a traditional USB
 hub and universal dock.  We are convinced that the USB 300 provides exactly
 what this segment of users are looking for."
     Combining the features of three essential peripherals and featuring media
 transfer speeds 60 times faster than a standard serial connection makes the
 EasiDock USB 300F/FE a great solution for both laptop and desktop users.  For
 desktop computer users who use Flash Memory peripherals, the EasiDock USB
 300F/FE offers a great solution for quickly transferring media files from
 Flash Memory products to a desktop computer because of its reader/writer
 functionality.  Because it also serves as a USB hub, this EasiDock product
 provides a much more convenient way to attach peripherals to a desktop
 computer than regularly connecting and disconnecting from the traditional USB
 ports hidden on the back of the tower unit.  The EasiDock USB 300F/FE also
 allows users to add USB ports to their desktop computer.  In addition to
 offering users the fastest download speeds for Flash Memory data, the EasiDock
 USB 300F/FE provides users one Gb of removable storage when an IBM microdrive
 is added.  With this removable storage, users can keep files on a single
 removable hard disk and easily transfer the drive from their laptop computer
 to their desktop system, and back.  This removable storage simplifies file
 management, increases storage capacity and provides a simple form of backup
 for important files.
 
     Functionality and Features
     The EasiDock USB 300F/FE [Model number UN-0708-10 (300F) and UN-0748-10
 (300FE)] offers the following features:
 
     -- Universal, USB interface to computer
 
     -- Four USB ports
 
     -- Flash Memory reader/writer (CF, CF2, SM and IBM microdrive compatible)
 
     -- Legacy ports (One parallel, one serial and two PS/2)
 
     -- Compatibility with Win98/98SE, Windows Millennium and Win2000
 
     -- Broad compatibility with virtually any notebook computer or PC
 
     -- Capability for adding up to one Gb of removable storage with IBM Micro
        Drive
 
     -- Hot docking and undocking
 
     -- Built-in 10 Base-T Ethernet (in USB 300FE model only)
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Retail pricing for the EasiDock USB 300F starts at $179.  The 300FE model
 featuring Ethernet is priced at $229.  OEM prices and quantities are available
 on request.  A complete list of system requirements, along with other detailed
 information, is available at www.mobilityelectronics.com or www.easidock.com.
 
     About Mobility Electronics, Inc.
     Mobility Electronics, Inc., based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a leading
 provider of remote connectivity technology and products for the computer
 industry.  Mobility Electronics' patented Split Bridge(TM) technology allows
 the PCI bus of a computer to be extended, which has created the opportunity
 for development and sale of new universal docking stations and PCI expansion
 products for portable, desktop and server computers.  Mobility Electronics
 markets its family of EasiDock(R) and EasiExpansion(TM) universal docking and
 expansion solutions through an extensive network of OEM, distributor and
 reseller business alliances.  Mobility Electronics has created significant
 strategic alliances with Avocent, LSI Logic, Molex, 3Com, Silicon Image,
 Philips Electronics, Solectron and 2C Computing.  For information on Mobility
 Electronics' products and services, call 480-596-0061.  Visit Mobility
 Electronics at www.mobilityelectronics.com.
 
     For further information please contact Rich Miller, rich@metzger.com, or
 Kristen Combs, kristen@metzger.com, both of Metzger Associates, 303-786-7000,
 for Mobility Electronics; or Don Johnson of Mobility Electronics, 480-596-
 0061, ext. 125, djohnson@mobl.com.
 
     Split Bridge(TM) and EasiExpansion(TM) are trademarks, and EasiDock(R) is
 a registered trademark of Mobility Electronics, Inc.  All other trademarks or
 registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
     This release may contain forward-looking statements as defined by the
 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve risks and
 uncertainties.  Among the important factors which could cause actual results
 to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are
 economic, competitive and technological factors effecting the company's
 operations, markets, products, services and prices, as well as other factors
 detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     EDITOR'S NOTE: Product photos are available upon request.
 
 

SOURCE Mobility Electronics, Inc.
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobility Electronics, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: MOBE), a pioneer in remote connectivity technology and products for
 the computer industry, today announced the availability of the EasiDock(R) USB
 300F and 300FE, which combine the features of a universal docking station, a
 Flash Memory reader/writer and a USB hub into one product.  The product is
 targeted at the fast-growing Flash Memory product market, which includes a new
 generation of peripherals like digital cameras and MP3 players that use Flash
 Memory.  The universally compatible EasiDock USB 300F/FE solves one of the
 biggest problems faced by users of Flash Memory products -- download times.
     "One of the fastest-growing electronics markets today is Flash Memory
 products, such as digital cameras and MP3 players.  Users of Flash Memory
 products need an easy way to move their data into their computers for storage
 and editing," said Don Johnson, COO of Mobility Electronics.  "When we
 unveiled the EasiDock USB 300 at COMDEX 2000, the response was tremendous
 because it allows users to transfer media files up to 60 times faster than a
 standard serial connection, plus it offers the features of a traditional USB
 hub and universal dock.  We are convinced that the USB 300 provides exactly
 what this segment of users are looking for."
     Combining the features of three essential peripherals and featuring media
 transfer speeds 60 times faster than a standard serial connection makes the
 EasiDock USB 300F/FE a great solution for both laptop and desktop users.  For
 desktop computer users who use Flash Memory peripherals, the EasiDock USB
 300F/FE offers a great solution for quickly transferring media files from
 Flash Memory products to a desktop computer because of its reader/writer
 functionality.  Because it also serves as a USB hub, this EasiDock product
 provides a much more convenient way to attach peripherals to a desktop
 computer than regularly connecting and disconnecting from the traditional USB
 ports hidden on the back of the tower unit.  The EasiDock USB 300F/FE also
 allows users to add USB ports to their desktop computer.  In addition to
 offering users the fastest download speeds for Flash Memory data, the EasiDock
 USB 300F/FE provides users one Gb of removable storage when an IBM microdrive
 is added.  With this removable storage, users can keep files on a single
 removable hard disk and easily transfer the drive from their laptop computer
 to their desktop system, and back.  This removable storage simplifies file
 management, increases storage capacity and provides a simple form of backup
 for important files.
 
     Functionality and Features
     The EasiDock USB 300F/FE [Model number UN-0708-10 (300F) and UN-0748-10
 (300FE)] offers the following features:
 
     -- Universal, USB interface to computer
 
     -- Four USB ports
 
     -- Flash Memory reader/writer (CF, CF2, SM and IBM microdrive compatible)
 
     -- Legacy ports (One parallel, one serial and two PS/2)
 
     -- Compatibility with Win98/98SE, Windows Millennium and Win2000
 
     -- Broad compatibility with virtually any notebook computer or PC
 
     -- Capability for adding up to one Gb of removable storage with IBM Micro
        Drive
 
     -- Hot docking and undocking
 
     -- Built-in 10 Base-T Ethernet (in USB 300FE model only)
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Retail pricing for the EasiDock USB 300F starts at $179.  The 300FE model
 featuring Ethernet is priced at $229.  OEM prices and quantities are available
 on request.  A complete list of system requirements, along with other detailed
 information, is available at www.mobilityelectronics.com or www.easidock.com.
 
     About Mobility Electronics, Inc.
     Mobility Electronics, Inc., based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a leading
 provider of remote connectivity technology and products for the computer
 industry.  Mobility Electronics' patented Split Bridge(TM) technology allows
 the PCI bus of a computer to be extended, which has created the opportunity
 for development and sale of new universal docking stations and PCI expansion
 products for portable, desktop and server computers.  Mobility Electronics
 markets its family of EasiDock(R) and EasiExpansion(TM) universal docking and
 expansion solutions through an extensive network of OEM, distributor and
 reseller business alliances.  Mobility Electronics has created significant
 strategic alliances with Avocent, LSI Logic, Molex, 3Com, Silicon Image,
 Philips Electronics, Solectron and 2C Computing.  For information on Mobility
 Electronics' products and services, call 480-596-0061.  Visit Mobility
 Electronics at www.mobilityelectronics.com.
 
     For further information please contact Rich Miller, rich@metzger.com, or
 Kristen Combs, kristen@metzger.com, both of Metzger Associates, 303-786-7000,
 for Mobility Electronics; or Don Johnson of Mobility Electronics, 480-596-
 0061, ext. 125, djohnson@mobl.com.
 
     Split Bridge(TM) and EasiExpansion(TM) are trademarks, and EasiDock(R) is
 a registered trademark of Mobility Electronics, Inc.  All other trademarks or
 registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
     This release may contain forward-looking statements as defined by the
 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve risks and
 uncertainties.  Among the important factors which could cause actual results
 to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are
 economic, competitive and technological factors effecting the company's
 operations, markets, products, services and prices, as well as other factors
 detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     EDITOR'S NOTE: Product photos are available upon request.
 
 SOURCE  Mobility Electronics, Inc.