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Voting Now Open for NewerTechnlogy Power2U and OWC Accelsior PCI Express SSD for “People’s Choice” in the 2012 American Business Awards

This year, both the (NewerTechnlogy Power2U AC/USB In-Wall Charging Solution) and the (OWC Mercury Accelsior PCI Express SSD) were named as a finalists for the 2012 American Business Awards “New Product or Service of the Year” category.

More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for this year’s competition in more than 49 categories. Finalists, chosen by more than 140 business professionals, were announced in May, and winners will be announced at a September awards banquet. But YOU can vote on what you feel should be the People’s Choice in these categories, a special honor determined solely by online consumer voting. People’s Choice winners will receive special honors at the ABA ceremony in September.

It’s Easy to Vote

Online voting for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products starts today, and will conclude at 11:59 pm ET on August 29.

To vote for the NewerTech Power2U, (click here to register your vote) in the “Favorite New Consumer Electronics”  category.

To vote for the OWC Mercury Accelsior PCI Express SSD, (click here to register your vote) in the “Hardware – Computer”  category.

You can vote a total of one time in each of the categories, per email address. After your first vote, you will be asked to complete a registration form with your name, email address and telephone number. You’ll only have to do this once, and the site has a strict  privacy policy and won’t share your personal information with anyone.

Power2U Praised and Proven by Independent Reviewers

While the Power2U only began shipping early this year, it 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’; and its easy, under 20 minutes installation time was confirmed by Tech Tilt and Two Shots of Geek. There’s the practical side of Power2U use as well. Well Connected Mom said, “I love it…you can plug in your phone and your tablet along with your toaster oven and coffee maker or electric shaver and electric toothbrush.”

We are thrilled the Power2U is a Stevies finalist in the Consumer Electronics category and that the judges recognized the convenience this product offers in charging the devices consumers use every day,” said Grant Dahlke, Brand Manager, Newer Technology, Inc. “As the only UL Listed AC/USB outlet, the Power2U exemplifies Newer Technology’s mission to constantly provide the best tech solutions, service, and innovation that consumers demand.

Accelsior Independent Performance Expert Reviewed

In addition to being named as a finalist of The American Business Awards, the OWC Mercury Accelsior PCI Express SSD has already garnered high praise from performance testing experts, including The MacPerformance Guide which said it offers “…a solution for the ultimate in performance in your Mac Pro or PC, without using up any drive bays”; Bare Feats who called it “A Mac Pro ‘hot-rodding’ option”; and The SSD Review which awarded Acceslsior its Innovation Award.

We are proud to once again be a finalist in the American Business Awards program, as we think the Mercury Accelsior is a true game-changer, bringing an unrivaled performance boost to any PCIe-equipped computer,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “This award incentivizes the entire OWC team to continue to raise the bar in product innovation, technical support, and customer service so we can provide our customers the innovation upgrades they need to make the most of the tech they have.

About the “Stevies” 

The American Business Award program, created in 2002 and nicknamed “The Stevies”, is the only business awards program in the United States that honors and generates public recognition of corporate and executive achievements worldwide. The Stevie Award trophy is often called “the business Oscar”, because it is hand-cast and finished in 24-karat gold by the same company that creates the Oscar. The name “Stevie” is taken from the name Stephen, derived from Greek term for “crowned”. Past American Business Award winners have include Apple, Oracle, Hilton Hotels, and AT&T.

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