SANTA CRUZ, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Velvetwire, a leader in smart energy technology, today announced that its next generation Powerslayer USB wall charger is available for purchase beginning January 30, 2015. Powerslayer Blu is a beautifully designed charger that integrates Bluetooth low energy (BLE) connectivity, allowing the device to communicate with an accompanying iOS app so that users can actually view the charging process, see how long it will take to reach a certain battery level and set alerts when their battery has reached a specified level of charge. The new Bluetooth connectivity further allows Powerslayer Blu to sync with other gadgets in the smart home ecosystem.
"Powerslayer Blu is the first charger that provides visibility and interaction with USB charging," said Eric Bodnar, co-founder and CEO of Velvetwire. "In our technology-driven world, consumers are typically charging anywhere from two to five devices a day, yet many people don't think about the quality of power their devices are receiving. With Powerslayer Blu, consumers can be assured that their devices are protected from surges and battery depletion. Now, using our new iOS app, consumers can view the charging process and be alerted when devices are fully charged."
The first generation Powerslayer launched in Spring 2014 as a first-of-its-kind USB charger with embedded software that intelligently delivers energy only as needed to protect against overcharging, overheating and energy waste. Now with added Bluetooth connectivity, an iOS app and new updateable software, consumers can further monitor and customize their charging habits.
"We've worked meticulously to perfect Powerslayer's software and bring a new level of quality and safety to consumer power products," said Jennifer Lee, co-founder and COO. "Not only does Powerslayer Blu reduce energy waste and sustain the life of consumer gadgets, but it's also an exciting next step toward creating a connected, safe home for users and their devices."
Exhibiting an intelligent and stylish design, Powerslayer Blu further encourages consumers to take pride in their chargers instead of hiding them behind furniture. Velvetwire is committed to building well-designed tech products that inspire change in the way society interacts with power.
Powerslayer Blu Features:
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Accompanying iOS app to monitor power levels and set alerts
- Surge protection and UL certification for safety
- Embedded Softcharge™ and Adaptiv™ software that controls the flow of power to devices
- LED indicator that changes colors to let you know when your device is done charging and conserving energy
Pricing and Availability:
Powerslayer Blu is available for purchase January 30, 2015 for $79 through the Velvetwire web store, Amazon.com and select retailers. To sign up to learn more about Powerslayer Blu and become alerted when available, visit velvetwire.com
Based in Santa Cruz, California, Velvetwire produces smart technology products that set new standards in design, safety and efficiency. After two successful startup exits, co-founders Eric Bodnar and Jennifer Lee journeyed on an extensive sailing trip around the world where they realized the preciousness of conserving energy – upon return they launched Velvetwire. The company is now at the forefront of wireless and mobile innovation with deep-rooted commitment to rethinking the way modern society consumes energy. For more information about Velvetwire, visit velvetwire.com.
Powerslayer is a registered trademark of Velvetwire LLC. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.
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