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OWC Honored Twice In ABA People's Choice "Stevie" Awards, for PlayStation 4 DIY Hard Drive Upgrade Kit and Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Portable SSD Storage Solution

57,000 Votes Determine the Public's Favorite New Products

Woodstock, IL – August 22, 2014 – Today, OWC announced that it was named a winner of a People's Choice Stevie Award for Favorite New Products in the 12th Annual American Business Awards. OWC won in two categories, for the OWC DIY Upgrade Bundle for the PlayStation 4, and the OWC Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Portable SSD Storage Solution.

Consumer online voting began in July, where both the PlayStation 4 DIY Upgrade Kit and the Envoy Pro EX took an early lead, ultimately garnering top honors. Past winners of the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products include Apple, Boost Mobile, Kodak, BlackBerry, and Samsung.

"We are honored to be recognized twice this year, for both the PlayStation 4 Upgrade Kit and the Envoy Pro EX," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. "Like all OWC products, they are built to the highest standards, with the user in mind, so it is even more gratifying that the people have spoken, and chosen these two products."

PlayStation 4 Upgrade Bundle Adds Larger, Faster Hard Drive for Better Gaming Experience
The OWC DIY Upgrade Kit for PS4 allows PS4 owners to double storage and boost performance with an OWC drive. DIY bundles include everything needed to upgrade/replace existing 2.5" drive and transfer gaming data to new drive. For added value, the original drive can be converted to an external drive, using an included enclosure, for new use for data transfer, back up, or portable storage.

Envoy Pro EX Sleek, Yet Rugged Portable Storage Solution Features OWC Aura Pro SSD
Inside the Envoy Pro EX resides an OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD, offering real world sustained reads up to 436MB/s and writes up to 429MB/s. Besides offering blistering fast performance, the USB 3.0 interface can bus-power the Envoy Pro EX so an AC power adapter isn't required.

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About OWC
OWC is the manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple enthusiasts with OWC Memory upgrades for Apple computers dating as far back as the mid 90s. Over the last decade, OWC specifically built SSD upgrades for Apple computers, winning multiple awards while also earning accolades for OWC External Drives and OWC Optical Drives. OWC also provides extensive US-based technical support for Mac users around the world. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also produces a catalog of upgrades and accessories having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988.

OWC's Industry Awards Include:
Inc. 5,000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" list honoree 2007–2013
Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2014
Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010–2014
About.com Readers' Choice Award winner for best Mac Peripheral Reseller
Business Intelligence Group 2013 Green Tech Company of the Year Company Contact:
Bill Herring
512-412-4009
bherring@macsales.com
Agency Contact:
Andy Marken
408-986-0100
andy@markencom.com
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The sixth program, the new German Stevie Awards, opened for entries this week. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Other World Computing, OWC, and Aura Pro are registered trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Canada. The OWC logo and the Other World Computing logo are Trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation. PlayStation, PS4, and Sony are the trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. Apple and Macintosh are the trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their respective owners.