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Eton Corporation Announces Raptor, The Solar Charging Device with All-Terrain Guidance Functions

Tue, 01/18/2011 - 9:38am
LAS VEGAS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Eton Corporation, a leading emergency preparedness company and creator of green-powered electronics, announced the Raptor at CES 2011. The self-powered device uses solar energy to charge a cell phone via USB and provides guidance functions for outdoor activities. Featuring an 1800mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery, the Raptor uses a high-efficiency monocrystal solar panel to power the utilities of the device. Packed with features, the Raptor houses the ABCs of an outdoor adventure tool; altimeter, barometer and compass. The Raptor also features an AM/FM/WB digital radio tuner with presets and NOAA weather alerts, as well as a digital clock with an alarm function. The unit can be charged via a solar panel or DC power, and the stored solar energy can be transferred to charge a cell phone via USB.

Raptor weighs just over 11 ounces and packs the additional features of an LED flashlight, audio line and DC input, battery charge indicator and even a bottle opener. The device is housed in rugged, rubberized and splashproof (IPX-4) casing, providing a layer of protection against water and dust. Sold separately, a holster is available to hold the unit and a mobile device, providing hands free flexibility and added protection.

"The Eton brand continues to advance new ways to harness the power of the sun, and the Raptor is another example of this innovation," said Esmail Amid-Hozour, CEO of Eton Corporation. "We've incorporated a multitude of novel features into the Raptor and it will no doubt become a must-have device for anyone exploring the outdoors."

The Raptor will be available in 2011. For more information on Eton Corporation and its products, visit www.etoncorp.com

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