XPAL Power will debut their new cellphone, SpareOne, at CES 2012. The SpareOne is the only cellphone in the world that runs off a single AA battery. With its long charge life and it’s non-reliance on electricity, XPAL is promoting the SpareOne as an ideal emergency phone, calling it an “unprecedented lifeline.”

The 15 year charge only applies if the phone remains unused, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. An AA battery will support up to 10 hours of talk time. And not only can you make calls with the SpareOne during an emergency, it also boasts a flashlight and the ability to transmit its location via the cell ID number.

With AA being the most common type of battery, and the ability to just slap in your SIM card, the SpareOne does indeed sound like a handy little tool to keep around. It’ll be available Q1 2012 and will retail for $49.99. Check out the press release below to read more about it.

[hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] Las Vegas, NV – January 9, 2012 – XPAL Power, patented battery technology giant behind leading portable power manufacturers PowerSkin® and Energizer® Energi to Go®, will debut its newest innovation – SpareOne – at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 10th-13th. SpareOne is the only cellular phone in the world that runs on a single AA battery, providing a constant line of communication even in the absence of electricity as well as the ability to pre-program important phone numbers for easy access to visitor, travel and emergency services.

“SpareOne’s breakthrough technology provides an unprecedented lifeline during dire situations that require an emergency response,” said Alan Cymberknoh, SpareOne Project Director at XPAL Power. “By operating on a single AA battery, SpareOne solves so many daily issues, serving as a simple back-up phone you can carry without worrying whether it’s charged or not. It can be left in a car for emergencies, used by hotels who want to pre-program concierge numbers for guests, passed to your children or parents to maintain an open line of communication – it’s essentially designed to make and receive the most important calls, no matter what.”

SpareOne is a dual band GSM cell phone featuring patented technology enabling it to be powered using the most common and widely available battery, an AA (Alkaline, NiMH or Lithium). It boasts an incredible talk time of up to 10 hours* and can keep its charge for up to 15 years* (*Using an Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AA battery, which is included) if unused, making it the only cell phone that provides true reliability. SpareOne recommends Energizer® Ultimate Lithium, as it is the longest-lasting AA battery designed for high-tech devices, holding a charge longer than any other AA battery chemistry.

SpareOne was designed for a myriad of possible applications, including:

• Emergencies: With a built in emergency flashlight and the ability to automatically transmit its location via the cell ID, SpareOne is the only reliable tool for urgent response during a crisis or natural disaster when AA batteries become the only source of power.

• Travel: Travel agents, hotels, airplane attendants and other professionals in the tourism industry will be able to customize SpareOne to cater to their customer base, including programming SpareOne with minutes that can be used by travelers to make calls at local rates, or pre-loading them with convenient numbers to taxis, restaurants, airline ticketing and other localized concierge services.

• Bundling & Corporate Partnerships: Corporations can customize bundle packages for employees, such as encouraging employees to buy a smartphone and receive a SpareOne for free.

• Special Events: Moving forward, SpareOne will offer options to brand and customize designs and colors to correspond with special events.

• Families: SpareOne provides peace of mind to families with three re-settable speed dial buttons to keep the lines of communication open with children, seniors and other loved ones.

• Outdoor Enthusiasts: SpareOne is an ideal safety companion for people who frequently practice outdoor activities such as yachting, skiing, canoeing and any other activity in the wilderness. As long as there is cell phone coverage, SpareOne will always maintain its ability to make and receive calls, regardless of whether electric infrastructure is present or not.

“SpareOne has limitless potential and we’re excited to first announce it at CES 2012,” said Alan Cymberknoh.

SpareOne, equipped with an Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AA battery and a Micro SIM card, will be available nationwide in Q1 2012 for $49.99 on www.Power-Skin.com and the official site – www.SpareOnePhone.com. Different versions – for the Unites States, Europe and Asia – will be available with WCDMA frequency options for selected regions.

To schedule an appointment with PowerSkin® executives at CES, including President of PowerSkin®/XPAL Power Christian Scheder, Executive Vice President of PowerSkin®/XPAL Power David Becker or SpareOne Project Director at XPAL Power Alan Cymberknoh, contact Jennifer Reiss at JenniferReiss@maxborgesagency.com. The PowerSkin®/XPAL Power booth will be located in the Hilton Suites, Booth # 28-128.

To learn more about PowerSkin® products visit www.Power-Skin.com, and follow PowerSkin® on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PowerSkinCases and on Twitter, @PowerSkinUSA.

About PowerSkin®

PowerSkin® cases with built-in batteries provide twice the power for your smartphone, featuring sleek, protective designs that fit your phone and fit your style. PowerSkin® is XPAL Powered, meaning it’s charged by patented battery technology that reflects the highest standards for safety, quality and performance. Designed to be your go-to, go-anywhere, go on-and-on power source, PowerSkin® has got you – and your phone – covered. For more information, visit: www.power-skin.com.

About XPAL Power

XPAL Power, a subsidiary of TennRich International, is a California-based corporation with its sales and marketing team located in the United States. The TennRich design team is located in Taiwan, and the company-owned factory in Shenzhen, PRC is the first factory in China to focus on rechargeable lithium polymer batteries and is currently one of the largest manufacturers of portable power packs in Asia. The XPAL Powered™ seal stands for quality, safety and efficiency – a guarantee that these traits are inside every product that authenticates through the XPAL verification service. XPAL Verified™ is an authentication process that underscores our commitment to quality, using complex algorithms to detect and transfer battery serial numbers to verify its legitimacy – a safeguard customers can trust. For more information, please visit www.xpalpower.com.[/hide-this-part]

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