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The ion - ipod charger mobile charger and more

21 Apr 2007

For the past couple of months, I've had very busy weekends because I've been helping out a couple of friends launch a product.

Why talk about it today? Because today is launch day!

I'm talking about "the ion" - a charger for your iPod. Get the ion, plug in the iPod and connect the other end to the electric socket, and your iPod gets charged. No PC, no fuss, no muss.

In fact, it works with any device that charges through USB, whether it is your iRiver, or any mp3 player, or your mobile phone!

Some more cool features:

All this for just Rs.399 only. As a bonus, you get solid reliability because the ion has a voltage regulator circuit that protects your device from power surges. Most existing charger products out there do not have such protection.

The ion poster

We're going to get the product out in the stores soon, but* the quickest way to get an ion is to buy it online right now!

We'll also be trying to get the posters put up in all the IT companies so that more people get to know about the ion. If you can help us with this, please do drop us a line, we'd be glad to hear from you. If you want to grab the posters yourself, you can get the digital version and set it as your wallpaper and help us spread the word about ion :)

If you are curious about how the ion was born and how it was transformed into a real product that we are holding in our hand today, you can read about the interesting history of the ion.

Last but not the least, if you have any sorts of questions, doubts, queries or feedback, please do write to us.



* Due to various circumstances, ion will not be available in stores, it will only be available online!

Comments

Ramanathan says:

Y'day, I ordered for this appliance.

If it is delivered by to-morrow, I plan to carry it with me while travelling over the weekend.

Keeping my fingers crossed. . .

/Ram

Srikanth Thunga says:

Cool! Congrats!
Best wishes and hope you guys beat the sales of ipod :)
Do give me some posters, will put it up in my company..
Is it a charger without a cord?

btw, favicon.ico needs to be changed :)

Swaroop says:

@Atul: Thanks! Have replied to you already.

@Skull: The ion is an USB charger too... whereas the given product is only an ipod charger. The ion can charge mobile phones, USB battery chargers, other mp3 players, any device that charges through USB with-in 500mA :)

@Sudheer: Thanks. Was I really in 'hybernation'? :)

@Pradeep: Hehe, thanks for the encouragement :)

@Anush, @Ranganath: Thanks. Please do consider getting your own ion!

@Thunga: Yep, will talk to you offline. No, the charger has a cord, it was designed that way because wall-socket chargers are not convenient.

Aarthi Ramamurthy says:

Bought one, used it and here's the blog post (cum review?) http://aarthir.com/2007/05/more-power-to-mutter.html

Swaroop says:

@Sriram: You can get the ion right now! :)

Regarding the company, it's not a private limited, but a partnership company. For that, no formal registration is required. At least, that's what we found out in our research (talking to a lawyer, an income tax commissioner, etc.)

Sriram Krishnan says:

Phenomenal! When can I get one? Btw, are you guys really a 'company'?

Anush Shetty says:

This is neat.. amazing. Congrats :)

Atul Chitnis says:

Good stuff. Have ordered one immediately. Had some queries as well which I have sent (very formally :P) to the contact address.

skull says:

And how is it different from
http://www.cellphoneshop.net/eltrchforapi.html
?

Sudheer says:

Hey ..
This is great stuff .. congrats and all the very best!!
No wonder you were in "hybernation" from past couple of months :P

Pradeep says:

Swaroop,
Congrats!!

So, this was the secret project you were hinting at, eh?

The gadget looks very professional, so does the site :)

Ranganath.S says:

awesome innovation guys.. keep it up!

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RAMANATHAN says:

As stated in an earlier post, I got my piece on 10-May but could not use it immediately.

As am writing this post, ipod is being charged and am listening to some old Tamil classics of MK Thyagaraja Bhagavathar :-))

Great Work folks.

I have some suggestions, will send them consolidated to the mailing address of ion.

/Ram

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