Newer Technology, Inc. announced today that its Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet won a 2012 People’s Choice Stevie Award in the Favorite Consumer Electronics Product category at the 2012 American Business Awards awards ceremony held September 17 in San Francisco. After debuting at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show as the industry’s first UL Listed in-wall AC/USB charging solution, the Power2U has earned top reviews and wide, cross-industry acclaim for providing a modern, centralized location for charging/powering up to four Apple iDevices, Android devices, and other USB chargeable devices simultaneously.
Newer Technology Selected In Huge Voter Turnout
More than 98,000 votes were cast in 30 product categories for this year’s People’s Choice Awards for Favorite New Products. Consumer online voting began in July, where the Power2U took an early lead, ultimately garnering top honors. Representatives from winning firms were presented with the coveted crystal People’s Choice Stevie Award at this past Tuesday’s ceremony. Past winners of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products include Apple, Boost Mobile, and Samsung.
“We are thrilled the Power2U was the overwhelming consumer choice in the Consumer Electronics category,” said Grant Dahlke, Brand Manager, Newer Technology, Inc. “The Power2U is an innovative DIY solution for adding convenient, energy-efficient in-wall USB device charging and the People’s Choice Award reflects its unique mass consumer appeal.”
“The People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products have become one of the most popular features of The American Business Awards because they complement the peer-review process of our awards competition with another means of validation for product concepts and performance,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.
Like The Oscars for Corporate America
The American Business Award program, created in 2002 and nicknamed “The Stevies”, is the only business awards program in the United States that honors and generates public recognition of corporate and executive achievements worldwide. The Stevie Award trophy is often called “the business Oscar”, because it is hand-cast and finished in 24-karat gold by the same company that creates the Oscar. The name “Stevie” is taken from the name Stephen, derived from Greek term for “crowned”. Past American Business Award winners have include Apple, Oracle, Hilton Hotels, and AT&T.