Other World Computing is proud to have made the GreenBuilder Magazine’s Editor’s Choice The Hot 50 Eco-Friendly Products of 2013 with the Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet.
The Hot 50 is GreenBuilder Magazine’s annual selection of outstanding eco-friendly products. Green Builder magazine is the building industry’s leading magazine focused on green building and sustainable development.
“Some innovations, in hindsight, make us wonder how we did without them. Other World Computing’s Power2U AC/USB outlet fills a real niche in today’s smartphone-centric households.” Matthew Power, Editor-In-Chief, Green Builder Magazine
Odds are your kids will come home from school today with a globe made out of either macaroni, paper mache, or just a pile of glitter (which will show up for weeks in your bedding, on your TV remote, and in your cereal bowl). This means that either your child’s teacher has an affinity for sphere-shaped crafts OR it could be Earth Day (which it is…don’t let your five year old show you up with national holiday knowledge!). But Earth Day is about so much more than crafts—it’s about recognizing the importance of protecting our environment.
Earth Day was started in 1970—the year of bellbottoms, the breakup of The Beatles (still upsetting), lava lamps, and long hair. OWC was started in 1988, and the world was slightly different—there was more spandex, larger hair, bolder colors, and things were “radical”. And although hair (and lots of it) seems to be a theme for both the birth year of Earth Day and of OWC, we have more than just that in common. Article Continues…
It may not be spring yet, but that hasn’t stopped the folks here at Other World Computing from feeling especially green this week.
Aside from our Platinum Certified green headquarters in Woodstock, Illinois, OWC also strives to make products that have a minimal environmental impact. And a new feature shared with media and attendees at this year’s International CES exhibit – the 2013 International CES Green Guide – recognizes some of OWC’s “green” innovations.
Among the products featured in the 2013 International CES Green Guide are the Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet and the NuGreen LED Desk Lamp. The Power2U was featured for its Smart Power design only that outputs enough charging power required by the attached device and spring-loaded Safety Shutters that turn power off to the USB ports to eliminate “vampire” energy draw when a connecting cable is removed.
The NuGreen also was highlighted for its efficiency. The NuGreen uses only 3.6 watts total power, saving both money and the environment. The NuGreen’s LEDs last up to 45,000 use hours – up to 22 times longer than tradition bulbs – and can be recycled because they contain no mercury.
The International CES Green Guide a self-guided tour of each exhibit hall to highlight the green and environmentally-friendly products, and OWC is one of just a handful of companies out of thousands in attendance to be featured. The technology-related trade show began Jan. 8 and runs through Jan. 11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Thursday, December 20th, 2012 | Author: OWC Jarrod
No, this isn’t a gingerbread house with solar panels and ultra-effecient air conditioning units – although you would be forgiven for thinking that considering Other World Computing’s environmental initiatives and Platinum Certified green headquarters in Woodstock, Illinois. This is a gingerbread house made partly from computer parts by our very own OWC Dena of our accounting department to proudly display in our front lobby.
Dena crafted the house from traditional ingredients – gingerbread, frosting and candy. But she also used computer parts to give it a festive OWC theme. The roof shingles are actually OWC memory modules, the walls are made from fans, and the messages on the front of the house are comprised of Apple keyboard keys and an old hard disk drive platter. Of course, the gingerbread house was made with non-functional memory modules, so don’t worry about your order arriving come with a layer of frosting and crumbs. :-)
And while OWC parts make for a wonderful looking gingerbread house, we can’t recommend them for this use. Besides, they work much better in your computer anyway!
Other World Computing announced today that the Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet was named the Silver winner in the Consumer Product of the Year category, while OWC won Silver in the Most Socially/Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards 2012. The Best in Biz Awards are the only national business awards program judged by members of top-tier publications and analyst firms, such as Bloomberg, Businessweek, Computerworld, Entrepreneur, Forbes, PC Magazine, and USA Today.
NewerTech Power2U Praised by Independent Reviewers
Other World Computing is the master distributor for the Newer Technology Power2U, which, in addition to its Best in Biz Award, has captured broad praise from highly diverse independent product review sources. Good Morning America called it ‘brilliant’ Article Continues…