Spectrum Brands’ Rayovac Division Named As CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

Middleton, WI - November 13, 2013

Rayovac, a worldwide leader in battery power and innovation and a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB), announced today that two of its products, the Rayovac 2 Hour Power mobile backup charger and the Rayovac 15-Minute Battery Charger, have been named International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honorees.

A preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media judged the products entered in this prestigious program that honors outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.

Having eliminated the outlet from the charging equation, Rayovac has successfully created a portable external cell phone battery charger that can rescue any mobile device from a dead battery. The Rayovac Emergency 2 Hour Power comes ready-to-use and provides a mobile phone with two additional hours of talk time for those unexpected emergencies. With a shelf life of 10 years, Rayovac Emergency 2 Hour Power provides instant power to both Apple and Micro USB mobile devices.

The Rayovac 15-Minute Battery Charger was designed with the consumer in mind. It addresses all of the inconveniences associated with the use of traditional rechargeable batteries by fully charging in 15 minutes flat – the fastest charter on the market. The rechargeable system can hold up to four batteries per use and charges both AA and AAA batteries.

"At Rayovac, we have built our success on combining innovative technologies to develop products that make our customers' lives easier," said Harrison Smiddy, Senior Director of Marketing at Rayovac. "We are honored to be selected by the CEA for this prestigious award, highlighting our commitment to provide first-of-a-kind portable chargers that help our customers stay connected via their most important devices."

Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, the producer of the International CES, the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

The Rayovac 15-Minute Battery Charger and Rayovac Emergency 2 Hour Power mobile charger will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2014 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Media Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 5 in South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

  • The product’s intended use/function and user value
  • Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
  • Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
  • How the design and innovation of this product directly compare to other products in the market place
  • Why the product deserves the Innovations award, including specifics regarding its unique/novel features and features that consumers would find attractive
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative engineering and design of the entries. Examples may include dramatic enhancements to previous product designs or the first time various technologies are combined in a single product. Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.