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BuQu Tech Named CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree for Magnetyze™ Charging System

BuQu Tech (www.BuQuTech/Magnetyze.com) today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its Magnetyze™ Magnetic Charging System. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.

Magnetyze by BuQu Tech applies patent-pending magnetics technology to keep iPhone and Android smartphones charged, synchronized and ready to “grab and go.” The high performance Magnetyze platform eliminates multiple cords, clumsy cradles and the need for new charging accessories with every smartphone upgrade. BuQu Tech is a recently-formed subsidiary of Battery-Biz® Inc., the leading U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor of consumer electronic power accessories.

“We’re gratified by this honor, coming as it does barely two months after our initial product rollout,” said Ophir Marish, CEO of BuQu Tech and its parent company. “CES is the world’s foremost consumer electronics event, and Magnetyze marks our first branded consumer product, so we could not be more thrilled at the recognition. ’Magnetyze’ is the new verb in mobile, bringing the magic of magnetics to the smartphone accessories market. It’s the foundation for an entirely different approach to mobile accessories, a richer yet simpler alternative to any case or charging system on the market – one that addresses the need for both power and protection.”

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Magnetyze by BuQu Tech will be on display at the company’s MGM Grand suite during 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 6 in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
  • Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
  • The product’s intended use/function and user value
  • Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
  • How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace

Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.

Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

About BuQu Tech

BuQu Tech™ (www.BuQuTech.com) is a subsidiary of Battery-Biz® Inc., the leading U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor of rechargeable batteries, adapters and chargers for portable electronic devices. BuQu Tech (pronounced “boo-koo”) imagines, develops and builds high performance products for smartphones and tablets and markets the first accessories platform to support both Apple and Android smartphones. Its initial offering to the consumer market – the new Magnetyze™ family of universally compatible smartphone accessories -- uses patent-pending conductive magnetics technology to protect smartphones from harm while simultaneously charging, synchronizing and transferring data among devices. The Magnetyze bundle – a protective case, desk stand and magnetic charging cable -- is available for the iPhone 4 and 4S at www.BuQuTech.com/Magnetyze. BuQu Tech is based in Camarillo, Calif.

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