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Prong

February 25, 2015 09:00 ET

PRONG Announces Availability of the PWR Case for the iPhone 6 and Ships the PWR Case for the iPhone 5

Ditch the Cords Forever With the Prong PWR Case -- an All-in-One Backup Battery, Charger and Case With Integrated Prongs

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2015) - Today, Prong announced that the PWR Case is now available for the iPhone 6 via pre-order on Indiegogo to help iPhone 6 owners keep their phones charged all day -- no cord required. The company also has begun shipping the Prong PWR Case for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S.

With the PWR Case, Prong is solving a problem that plagues phone users everywhere: the battery power declines and it's time to find a way to charge -- fast. Unlike other solutions that force people with dying batteries to tether to an outlet with a cord or mobile chargers and backup batteries that require multiple pieces of hardware, the Prong PWR Case is the universal solution. It's the only charging option available that doesn't require remembering a phone charger, carrying a cord or hovering by a wall while charging. The PWR Case provides people with security and the confidence that they'll always have an easy way to charge.

"Everyone has experienced that moment of panic as you watch you battery icon go from green to red, warning that soon you'll lose the ability to use your phone. That panic turns to rage when you realize you didn't bring a charging cord with you," said Prong co-founder and CEO Jesse Pliner.

Low battery anxiety is a real thing. According to a Veloxity report, 84 percent of respondents in New York City, 71 percent in Boston, 70 percent in Chicago and 64 percent in Philadelphia reported having experienced anxiety and stress due to a low battery on their mobile phone. Prong aims to help alleviate this issue and resolve low battery anxiety with the PWR Case product line.

About the PWR Case product:

  • Available for the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPhone 6, the PWR Case is a sleek, yet durable, phone case, a slim bumper, a backup battery and a charger -- all in one. The backup battery detaches easily and recharges in any outlet using retractable A/C plug prongs that fold flat against the case when not in use.
  • Without needing any additional components to charge, the PWR Case's built-in plug and ability to detach from the phone allows the user to live life as usual: talking, texting, reading content and playing games on his or her phone while the backup battery charges.
  • With two different battery capacity options, the PWR Case charges the iPhone about one percent per minute, providing an additional 80 to 100 percent extra battery life, and the backup battery charges from zero to full in about 60 minutes using the integrated plug.
  • In case an outlet isn't available or someone prefers to charge via USB, the PWR Case also comes with a micro-USB cord, which will charge the backup battery from zero to full in about three hours.
  • Current color options for the PWR Case for the iPhone 5 are slate (black), white/gold, blue/grey and white/gold. The PWR Case for the iPhone 6 will be available in four color variations: slate (black), pink/white, blue/grey and transparent.
  • The PWR Case for the iPhone 6 is available for pre-order today for $80 at www.prong.com and www.prong.com/funding. Following the pre-order, the PWR Case for the iPhone 6 will retail for $99.95 to $120, depending on the level of power capacity.
  • Shipping to the U.S. and internationally, the PWR Case for the iPhone 6 is expected to ship in spring 2015.
  • The PWR Case for the iPhone 5 is currently available at www.prong.com, starting at $99.95.

"Our Prong PWR Case solves that problem by getting rid of the cord altogether, making your phone case both a charger and extra battery in one," Pliner said. "When you do need to power up, you don't have to be tethered to a wall by a pointless cord -- keep your phone with you, plug the PWR Case into the wall and stay in the moment."

For more information and images, please visit: www.prong.com

About Prong

Prong is a dynamic company dedicated to making lives easier for people that use technology every day. Makers of the world's only cord-free mobile charging and battery solution, Prong's cofounders are driven by their mission to reduce friction with technology and to change the way we think about keeping our phones fully charged. Prong is focused on making the charging cord history and will continue to bring products to market that let you live your life in a truly mobile way -- never tethered to a wall for a charge. Based in New York, Prong secured its Series A round in December 2014, led by Georgia Oak Partners. Find out more at www.prong.com.

Contact Information

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    Brittany Votto
    Inner Circle Labs for Prong
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