Compact Power Systems Expands Cellboost Line

April 11, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Compact Power Systems Inc. (CPS, Los Angeles, CA), manufacturers of Cellboost™ portable power solutions, announced that it has expanded its cell phone product line and has launched several new company growth initiatives. Cellboost, which provides power to cell phones when batteries die or are low on battery power, and recharging is not an option, is now available for new Nextel phones and BlackBerrys.

Additionally, the company has expanded its retail presence to over 80,000 outlets; has chosen Fleishman-Hillard International Communications as its public relations agency of record; and has added industry veterans Kai Clarke as President, Patrick Byrne as Senior Vice President of Sales and Randy Miller as International Vice President of Sales.

"The expiration of your last battery bar is a fact of life for many cell phone users," said Clarke. "With the growing demand for our Cellboost products for cell phones, Cellboost is excited to announce that our product is now compatible with Nextel phones and BlackBerrys. This expands our coverage to nearly all cellular phone brands from Nokia, LG, Motorola, Siemens, Sony Ericsson, Sanyo and Samsung. In the near future we will be announcing a Cellboost model for Treo phones and a compatible model for the new LG phones from Verizon."

The Cellboost units simultaneously power and charge (60 minutes of talk time/60 hours of standby time), can be used in one charging session or several, and can be thrown away when the power is exhausted. The pocket-sized accessory, inserted into the same portal as the standard battery charger, restores power to a dead or dying phone within seconds, without using electrical outlets or cords, or changing batteries. The products retail for between $5.99 and $7.99. By the end of 2005, it is expected that Cellboost will be available in over 120,000 stores worldwide.