November 14, 2012, Woodstock, IL
— Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com
, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today that the Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet
was named the Silver winner in the Consumer Product of the Year category, while OWC won Silver in the Most Socially/Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards 2012
. The Best in Biz Awards are the only national business awards program judged by members of top-tier publications and analyst firms, such as Bloomberg, Businessweek, Computerworld, Entrepreneur, Forbes, PC Magazine, and USA Today.
NewerTech Power2U Praised by Independent Reviewers
Other World Computing is the master distributor for the Newer Technology Power2U, which, in addition to its Best in Biz Award, has captured broad praise from highly diverse independent product review sources. Good Morning America called it 'brilliant'; the Miami Herald named it 'gadget of the year'; Gadget Review called it 'the wave of the future'; and its straightforward, under 20 minutes installation time was confirmed by Tech Tilt and Two Shots of Geek. Well Connected Mom praised the Power2U's practicality: "…you can plug in your phone and your tablet along with your toaster oven and coffee maker…" For more information on the Power2U, as well as Newer Technology's complete line of accessories and upgrades for Macs, PCs, and iOS devices, visit: http://www.newertech.com
OWC's Environmental and Social Service Commitment
Whether through its LEED Platinum Certified
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) headquarters in Woodstock, IL, or its current fundraising campaign with charity: water
, OWC strives every day to make a difference both at home and afar. OWC's on-site wind turbine can produce up to 1.25 million Kilowatt-Hours of energy in a year. In the month of October, OWC produced 92,367kWh, versus 66,802kWh consumed, resulting in a 38% net energy production that was put back on the grid – enough to power an average neighborhood of about 40 homes. In addition, OWC's company-wide recycling efforts have reduced what otherwise would have added to the solid waste stream by approximately 96%. In the social realm, OWC's campaign with charity: water helps to build long-term water access in developing countries.
"We are very flattered to receive a Silver Best in Biz Award for both our Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet and our corporate citizenship efforts," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "In our mission of developing industry leading solutions, we strive to not only innovate, but also to operate our firm in a way that maximizes efficient use of resources we require. Winning these awards recognizes our on-going success in meeting both goals."
About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® enhancement products through its e-commerce portal www.macsales.com
. As a member of the Apple® Developer Program, OWC also provides extensive US-based technical support for Macintosh® users around the world as well as Internet access via www.fastermac.net
Widely recognized for the high quality of its products and exemplary customer service, OWC's industry awards and recognition include: Crain's Chicago Business 2009 and 2011-2012 "Fast Fifty" List of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" list honoree 2007-2012; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2012; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2012; About.com
2012 Readers' Choice Award for best Mac Peripheral Reseller; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 and 2011 Business Champion Award.
About Best in Biz Awards
More than 400 entries were received in this year's awards program, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada. Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2012 were determined by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2012, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2012-winners
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