Richmond, California— July 23, 2003— Keyspan, America’s #1 brand of
USB connectivity products*, is now shipping retractable charging cables
for most popular cell phones. The cables allow a cell phone to be
charged from the USB port of a PC or Macintosh and are designed for use
with Nokia, Motorola, Ericcson, Siemens, Sony, Samsung, LG Mobile,
Sanyo, and Kyocera cell phones. Keyspan has also released AC and DC
adapters that allow cell phones to be charged from a power outlet in a
building, car or boat.
“Almost every laptop user carries a cell phone when traveling,” noted
Mike Ridenhour, president of Keyspan. “Charging the cell phone from the
USB port of the laptop makes it possible to leave bulky cell phone
chargers at home. Keyspan’s ZIP-LINQ retractable cables are easy to
carry and convenient to use.”
Keyspan’s ZIP-LINQ cables are available to resellers via Ingram Micro
and to consumers through leading catalogs and online resellers. Pricing
for the retractable cell phone charging cables ranges from $21.99 to
The cables feature a remarkably compact form factor. The cable spool is
about the size of a quarter — yet the cable extends to 30 inches by
pulling on both ends. Simply pull again and the cable retracts back into
its small yet durable housing.
The ZIP-LINQ line of cables is a result of Keyspan’s partnership with
Cables Unlimited, a Concord, California-based manufacturer and
distributor of cables. Keyspan and Cables Unlimited are collaborating to
market ZIP-LINQ cables in the United States.
About Keyspan Keyspan products provide “Connections for Your Computer.”
The company’s first products provided serial ports for connecting to
traditional computer peripherals such as modems, printers and graphics
tablets. Over time, Keyspan has expanded its horizons, connecting the PC
and Macintosh to other devices found in the home, school and office.
* Keyspan is the #1 USB Connectivity vendor in the United States as
ranked by NPD Intellect in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
Editors can reach Keyspan at 510-222-0131 or via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The Keyspan website is located at
Contacts: Mike Ridenhour, Keyspan, 510-222-0131 x102, email@example.com
Bill Gram-Reefer, WORLDVIEW, 925-676-4733, firstname.lastname@example.org
ZIP-LINQ is a trademark of Cables Unlimited.