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Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2008/11/10 - Griffin International Companies and WildCharge, Inc., announced the launch of the TouchCharge Kit® for Nintendo’s Wii, Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft XBOX 360 game controllers - GriffinIntl.com.
Griffin International Companies of Minneapolis, MN and WildCharge, Inc., a company that is revolutionizing electric power delivery to mobile devices with its patented wire-free electric power technology, announced today the launch of the TouchCharge Kit® for Nintendo’s Wii, Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft XBOX 360 game controllers.
This new and innovative charging product will allow gamers to wirelessly charge their gaming controllers and eliminate the need for multiple cords and cables. Branded under Psyclone Gaming (a Griffin International Company brand), the kit consists of a universal charging pad and rechargeable battery packs/adapters that replace the original game controllers’ batteries and battery covers. The rechargeable packs have WildCharge technology built inside, which enable them to charge wirelessly when placed on the charging pad. Multiple game controllers, along with other WildCharge-enabled electronic devices, can be charged simultaneously by simply setting them on the charging pad.
“We all know how many AA batteries an avid gamer goes through and consumers will quickly realize a return on investment with the Psyclone TouchCharge Kit®” said Bob Griffin, CEO of Griffin International. “We’re known for recognizing and embracing technologies that truly improve user experience with electronic products. WildCharge’s wire-free power is exactly such a technology. It makes charging game controllers as simple as setting them down.”
"WildCharge wire-free power technology allows design flexibility and low-cost integration that device makers require. It can be used to provide wire-free power to low-power devices such as cell phones, cameras, and game controllers as well as to high-power devices such as notebook computers." Dennis Grant, CEO of WildCharge, said. "This is the first such “Powered with WildCharge Technology” deal we announce whereby WildCharge licenses its technology to consumer electronics device and accessory makers.”
The new TouchCharge products, priced between $49.99-$69.99 (depending on gaming console) will be available to consumers beginning in November 2008 and will be sold at selected Best Buy, Toys R’ Us and other stores nationwide.
About Griffin International
Griffin International (griffinintl.com) is a company of retail experts with experience in all aspects of marketing, product development, sales support, and sourcing. The company has built brands for products in over 10,000 stores and has created over $3 billion in product sales in some of the most competitive consumer categories. With offices in Minneapolis, New York, and China and connections to major retailers throughout North America, Griffin International hits every major stop on the road to retail.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, WildCharge, Inc. is poised to revolutionize power delivery to mobile electronic devices by commercializing its safe wire-free electric power technology. WildCharge’s technology can provide wire-free power to many devices at once. The company’s solution eliminates the need for consumers to regularly transport bulky chargers, adapters, and cords for every battery-powered mobile device they carry, and ends the struggle with congested outlets and power strips.