Other World Computing Wins Two Silver Best in Biz Awards 2012 for Newer Technology Power2U and Social/Environmental Efforts

UL Listed AC/USB Wall Outlet Wins in Consumer Product of the Year Category OWC Recognized for Green, Wind-Powered Headquarters and Philanthropic Efforts

Nov 14, 2012 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, 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'; the Miami Herald named it 'gadget of the year'; Gadget Review called it 'the wave of the future'; and its straightforward, under 20 minutes installation time was confirmed by Tech Tilt and Two Shots of Geek. Well Connected Mom praised the Power2U's practicality: "…you can plug in your phone and your tablet along with your toaster oven and coffee maker…" For more information on the Power2U, as well as Newer Technology's complete line of accessories and upgrades for Macs, PCs, and iOS devices, visit:

OWC's Environmental and Social Service Commitment
Whether through its LEED Platinum Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) headquarters in Woodstock, IL, or its current fundraising campaign with charity: water, OWC strives every day to make a difference both at home and afar. OWC's on-site wind turbine can produce up to 1.25 million Kilowatt-Hours of energy in a year. In the month of October, OWC produced 92,367kWh, versus 66,802kWh consumed, resulting in a 38% net energy production that was put back on the grid – enough to power an average neighborhood of about 40 homes. In addition, OWC's company-wide recycling efforts have reduced what otherwise would have added to the solid waste stream by approximately 96%. In the social realm, OWC's campaign with charity: water helps to build long-term water access in developing countries.

"We are very flattered to receive a Silver Best in Biz Award for both our Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet and our corporate citizenship efforts," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "In our mission of developing industry leading solutions, we strive to not only innovate, but also to operate our firm in a way that maximizes efficient use of resources we require. Winning these awards recognizes our on-going success in meeting both goals."


About OWC

Founded in 1988, Other World Computing (OWC), is a trusted provider of premium technology solutions tailored to enable creators and tech enthusiasts to bring their unique visions to life. The company develops high-performance end-to-end tools catering to a global community of creators at all levels of their craft, from Capture to Creation to Collaboration. The mission of extending the useful life of existing technology is a demonstration of the company's commitment to a more sustainable world. The core value of Other World Computing is to design and manufacture industry-leading products that deliver excellence and are built to last for minimal environmental impact.

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