Relief For Dying Cell Phones

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Has this ever happened to you?

You’re getting ready for work in the morning and you go to get your cell phone which you always plug into the charger every night.  Only this time you forgot and after a day of talking, sending text messages, and reading emails, your phone has one bar left. You know it won’t last through the day and there’s no time to recharge the usual way, so what do you do?

To help the massive amount of busy people who depend on their cell phones, PDAs and other gadgets, Ike Udeokoro has come up with Instant ChargeNgo™ a portable electronic charger which he says can prolong the life of a cell phone for up to 50 hours of use or up to 1600 shots for a digital camera. This is good news for users who know too well how their portable electronics can run out of energy at the most inconvenient times.

Instant ChargeNgo™ is a portable rechargeable lithium battery charger with multiple interchangeable adapters to fit most mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, MP3/MP4 players, Bluetooth Headsets, Ipod™, Sony™ PSP and Gameboys.

Udeokoro, who has degrees in polymer engineering and computer engineering and design says he came up with the idea to create this device after his business partner, Olisa Nzekwu, called him up one day complaining about his portable charger. This charger used alkaline batters and only prolonged the life of his phone for a few minutes. After this conversation Udeokoro decided he would design something much more powerful.

Together Udeokoro and Nzekwu created U.N.O LLC a Consumer Electronics and Battery Company based in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The goal of the company is to feed the demand for portable power supplies which is spurred by the tremendous growth in the portable electronic device and mobile industry.

“There was a need for this product,” Udeokoro told Black Star News and went on to say that other portable chargers that use alkaline batteries provide only a low flow of energy. According to Udeokoro because of how much we use them, most portable gadgets tend to suffer from the same limitation: a voracious hunger for power.
The key to ChargeNgo™ is the use of cutting edge Li-ion technology, which makes it possible to hold more power in a small lightweight device. The charger is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.  And you can use your cell phone while it is being charged.  

Udeokoro says that not long after customers began to use ChargeNgo™ for their phones, they wanted to know if he had something similar for laptop computers.  For example your fully charged laptop will only last about four hours.  So if you’re taking a cross country flight this isn’t enough. To meet this new customer demand Udeokoro just finished with the prototype for a universal laptop charger. This pocket sized charger will add eight to 10 hours of additional use.

For his new product, Udeokoro has a very aggressive distribution plan worked out which includes a number of well-known outlets. 

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