Launch of ion2

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Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

Last week, we quietly relaunched ion, our USB charger. The very next day, we shipped ions to customers in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. And an hour ago, I shipped one to Bhubaneswar. It's good to be back! :-)

First of all, thanks to all those 96 people who wrote to us in the past few months who kept asking us when we'll be back in stock. The fact that there are people really interested kept us going. And we really needed that boost.

I'm sure there are a lot more people who would have also visited the website, saw the 'Out of stock' sign but not written to us. We felt bad in having to turn away so many people for so long. But we are very conscious of delivering the best goods, hence we ended up taking a lot of time to do it right.

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The good news is that the next generation of ion, unimaginatively called "ion2" is here and now available.

Not only does ion really solve a pain point, what sets it apart from other USB chargers are:

  1. Is the smallest USB charger available in the Indian market.
  2. Of very high quality. It is CE certified.
  3. Works anywhere in the world. No more voltage conversions.
  4. Works with almost any device that can be charged via USB, including all kinds of mp3 players (the entire iPod family, Zune, iRiver, etc.), mobile phones, and so on.
  5. Advantage of ion working with so many devices is that you no longer need to say "Do you have an iPod charger" or "Do you have a Nokia 6300 charger?"...
    Just ask "Do you have an ion?" ;-)

Buy Ion

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Kanti Jadia says:

Just placed an order for the ION2.
I still have the lincds which you guys gave me 4 years back :).

Keep up the good work.

Ranganath.S says:

Looks great , sleek.. awesome!

Swaroop says:

@Ranganath: Thanks :)

@Hrishikesh : I shipped your ion today :)

Hrishikesh says:


Rafeek says:

Welcome to ion's 2nd takeoff. Let it keep flying high. I wish you and your team's products to grow from just the charger to ion mobile (something close to iphone but without locking to any provider!), ion laptop etc.. Just dreaming. (While dreaming, no limits!)

Hrishikesh says:

Great! I was wondering when you would ship the next batch :)

Swaroop says:

@Thejesh :)

@Kanti Wow! Thanks!

Venu says:

Stumbled onto your site and onto this post from Amit's site.
Good to see a international USB charger @ 550 INR

Will definitely spread the word around about this charger.

Swaroop says:

@Rafeek Thank you for the wishes!

@Venu Thanks! :)

Thejesh GN says:

Now I need to get this model..