Power Multipliers include surge suppression technology.

Press Release Summary:

Offering alternative to rigid, straight-line power strips, PowerSquid(TM) Multipliers convert 1 grounded outlet to 6 grounded, adapter-ready female outlets, each mounted on flexible arm for positioning. Arms come in 6, 8, and 10 in. lengths. Multipliers protect against max transient current of 45,000 A. Users have choice of products that can incorporate phone/fax/modem/DSL protection with one line splitter and coaxial/broadband line protection with gold connectors.

Original Press Release:

Newpoint Introduces the New Sophisticated PowerSquid(TM) Power Multiplier for a Flexible and Ingenious Alternative to Traditional Power Strips and Surge Protectors

Flexible, Alternating Cord Lengths Provide the Perfect Solution to Connecting and Protecting Your Computer or Home Theater Equipment

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /-- Newpoint, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative, cutting-edge power management solutions, has announced the addition of five new products to its PowerSquid(TM) family of power multipliers. These products provide advanced surge protection and an innovative design that offers a flexible alternative to rigid, straight-line power strips. The company will be showcasing the PowerSquid family of products at the 2006 International CES tradeshow from January 5 to 8 in Las Vegas.

"The number of components involved in creating a comprehensive and useful home office or home theater setup is increasing rapidly," said Chee Hong, Product Development Manager at Newpoint. "The PowerSquid surge protectors offer a unique blend of stylish design and practical features that give users everything they need to both connect and safeguard their equipment."

Newpoint's PowerSquid line of products converts one grounded outlet into six grounded, adapter-ready female outlets, each mounted on a flexible arm to allow for easy positioning to avoid bulky plugs from blocking the outlets. The arms of the PowerSquid vary in length, allowing users to choose between six, eight and ten inch lengths.

Newpoint has added five new models to the PowerSquid family, each aimed to meet the needs of a unique application:

-- General Purpose Power Multiplier
-- General Purpose Surge Protector
-- Computer/Telephone Surge Protector
-- Home Theater Surge Protector
-- Deluxe Home Theater Surge Protector

The line of products provides a broad range of protection options. Four of the five new models also provide a 1,000 joule rating for surge suppression. Users have a choice of products that can incorporate phone/fax/modem/DSL protection with a one line splitter and coaxial/broadband line protection with gold connectors. In addition, models that include surge suppression technology also include Newpoint's Power Blocker(R) automatic shutdown technology to further protect attached equipment by automatically disabling the conductive power to connected equipment, once the surge protector reaches capacity, thus keeping equipment safe from further surges.

The PowerSquid incorporates the most advanced and high-quality protection available today. The PowerSquid surge protector protects attached equipment from a maximum transient current of up to 45,000 amperes. Newpoint's V3(TM) technology leverages advanced surge protection components to provide 27 percent more surge absorption capacity and superior heat dissipation compared to competitive products. The result is a safer, more reliable and longer lasting surge protector that provides excellent protection for connected equipment. The entire family of surge products carries a $150,000 Connected Equipment Warranty.

In all models, three-foot heavy-duty14/3 power cord provides with a straight-angle plug additional flexibility of movement for users. Built-in indicator LEDs allow users to check the status of power, protection and ground at a glance. All units feature contemporary design and bright white color to blend seamlessly into the home office or home theatre environment.

Pricing on the PowerSquid ranges from $29.99 to $69.99 MSRP depending on the model. For more information about Newpoint or any of its product offerings, call 1-800-852-4312 or visit the company's website at www.newpoint.com/ .

About Newpoint
As a recognized industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of power management and electronic connectivity solutions, including surge protectors, battery backup power supplies and TV antennas, Power Sentry (a division of Fiskars Brands, Inc.) positions the Newpoint brand for its most innovative, feature-rich products. The company is committed to technological leadership, product and merchandising innovations and superior customer service and quality.

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