SANYO Canada Inc.

SANYO Canada Inc.

January 21, 2010 07:30 ET

SANYO Canada Releases New Version of 'eneloop kairo' Palm-Size Hand Warmer Due to Popularity of Previous Model

WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 2010) - SANYO Canada Inc. (SANYO) today released its two-sided version of the 'eneloop kairo' after the previously released one-sided, egg-shaped version sold-out promptly after its Canadian debut.

The two-sided SANYO 'eneloop kairo' (KIR-SL2SS/P) is not only a rechargeable hand warmer, but is a battery charger as well. Rectangular-shaped, the aluminum body heats on both sides.

"The SANYO eneloop hand warmers are perfect for indoor or outdoor activities. Whether used while watching a hockey game, skiing, hiking, walking outdoors, or just sitting indoors in a cold office environment, the hand warmers are comfortable, convenient, and easy to use," said Bryan Asa, General Manager, Consumer Batteries, SANYO Canada Inc. "We are overwhelmed by the success of the one-sided hand warmer and very excited to bring these popular products to Canada to further expand our offerings of eco-friendly eneloop rechargeable products."

The SANYO 'eneloop kairo' is smaller than a deck of cards with its 86 x 51 x 19 mm body while remaining lightweight at 200 grams / 7 ounces. The two-sided 'eneloop kairo' is available in silver and hot pink and includes two AA-size eneloop precharged, rechargeable batteries (which can be used in the warmer or in other devices). The aluminum body produces heat on both sides. The unit delivers a comfortable level of heat ranging from 38 degrees C (102 degrees F) in the low setting to 46 degrees C (115 degrees F) in the high setting. The unit charges completely in 4.5 hours and provides 1-3 hours of warmth depending on the setting.

The SANYO 'eneloop kairo' also features a micro-computer for extra control and safety and a worldwide voltage (100-240 v) fold-away plug AC adaptor. Available at Canadian retailers including Henry's, SIG Electronics, and, its MSRP is $69.99.

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SANYO's 'eneloop universe' is a series of green products based on the popular SANYO eneloop rechargeable battery. The products in the 'eneloop universe' promote a lifestyle of reusing and recycling contrary to the common 'use and throw away' behaviour. The 'eneloop kairo' is the first of several other 'eneloop universe' products coming to the Canadian market, including the 'eneloop electric bike,' scheduled to be launched later this year.

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SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a global, multi-billion dollar leading company for energy and environment, providing solutions for environment, energy and for lifestyle applications based on its brand vision 'Think GAIA.' SANYO Canada Inc. (a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), is based in Woodbridge, Ontario (a suburb north of Toronto). SANYO Canada is a service and sales company that markets and sells a variety of commercial and consumer solutions including rechargeable batteries, solar modules, HVAC, digital projectors, dual cameras, digital still cameras, home appliances, security video equipment, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics, and weatherproof monitors. For more information, please visit or

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