3, August 2016
At Rayovac, we want to be a source of power in your life. And sometimes that means empowering you, your friends or your loved ones to avoid being the victim of a violent crime or robbery. Our headquarters is in Madison, Wisconsin, a bustling college town, and within the last few years we’ve been deeply troubled by the news of people—particularly women—who have been attacked late at night when they are out jogging or walking alone. These crimes must stop. To help our fellow Madisonians—and people everywhere—create a sense of personal security, Rayovac has developed the Power Protect, a portable phone charger with a built-in personal safety alarm.
The Rayovac Power Protect is a small cylindrical phone charger that includes a flashlight and a 100 decibel emergency siren (the loudest sound level the ear can handle before creating damage). The device looks a bit like a small can of pepper spray, but it has a ring at the top that acts like a panic button. Pulling the ring free of the charger causes an ear-piercing alarm to erupt and should scare off attackers, give you enough of a distraction to escape or beckon aid from people passing nearby. The safety siren is audible from 200 yards away*. To deactivate the safety alarm, press the power button or snap the ring back to its original setting.
The device has a 2,200 mAh battery that will offer most phones between half and two-thirds to a full charge. And you’ll never need to worry about monitoring your discharge percentage to preserve the safety siren because the Power Protect automatically stops distributing electricity at 20 percent capacity. That amount is permanently set aside in reserve to operate the alarm so it’s always usable.
The Power Protect comes in three colors, and is small enough to easily fit inside a backpack, purse or clip onto your person. Visit Rayovac.com to order a Power Protect, and take peace of mind—for your phone battery and yourself—with you on your next evening adventure.
*varies by geography and environmental conditions.
5, November 2015
Portable chargers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and power capacities. Believe it or not, choosing the correct one that will satisfy your power needs is a big deal. Smartphones have become the must have accessory when leaving the house, helping you check email, take photos, play music and games, and stay social when on the go. Use this advice to make sure you get the very best portable charger for your needs and budget. Deciding between Power and Price? Check out our current arsenal of portable back-up chargers.
Rayovac DayTripper Power Pack 2000 1X Phone Charge
Capacity: 2000mAh Lithium Ion, Output: 1A/1 Port, Weight: 6oz, Price: $34.99 More...
26, October 2015
Searching for ways to make Halloween safer? Rayovac has the power you need to keep children safe when trick-or-treating. Plan out your spooky night with tips from Rayovac.
Light Up The Night
A flashlight companion can light your path and scare away the ghouls and goblins. Be the safest parent on the block - remember your trusty light source.
Light The Way: Don’t let the darkness scare you from visiting the last few houses on your route. Pack a beast1 worthy flashlight that shatters darkness with one simple switch. More...
24, September 2015
Survive your next tailgate party with full cell phone power! How many times per year do you tailgate? The average sports fan attends 6-10 tailgate parties each season. That’s a lot of chips and salsa! Sadly, I bet you can count on one hand the number of times your phone battery has made it through the entire celebration. No one wants to spend the game guarding their phone by an outlet when they could be watching their team dominate. When it comes to tailgate power, what game plan will you choose?
Plan A: Fully charge your phone before you head out and hope the battery makes it to the 3rd quarter. Plan B: Ration yourself 5 photos and 10 text messages per quarter. Data usage is reserved for emergencies only. Plan C: Be prepared with portable power and never miss a call, a text, or a photo op. More...
24, August 2015
Is your child ready for back to school? Did classes already start? Asking your student when school starts is a risky proposition because odds are they won’t tell the truth. Back to school means the end of summer and no more sleeping in. A back to school countdown is a ticking clock that your child wants no part of. A cool parent knows how to spin this in their favor. Remind your child of all the new gadgets they’ll get with one trip to the store. Score one for the parents.
Likely your task for the upcoming weekend, buying school supplies is a late August tradition. Remember when all you needed was paper, a pencil, and an eraser? Those days are long gone. With today’s fast-paced learning environment, high tech devices are becoming more and more important. Technology in the classroom is the new normal and interactive learning is the future of education. Use this as a reminder to find a store and pick up some high tech school supplies. More...
14, August 2015
Beep, beep, beep we interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to warn you of the storm headed your way in T-minus 30 minutes. *Neighborhood panic quickly sets in as families peek outside with hopes of a false alarm. Storm clouds loom as they slowly pick up speed billowing into sight. Now what do you do? Shut the blinds and hope for the best? We hope not. Keep calm and execute your family emergency plan.
Fifteen minutes later the storm watch is now a warning and the local emergency siren begins with a familiar high-pitched scream. By now the family emergency plan should be well underway with parents and children heading to the safest spot in the house with emergency kit in tow. Some say that prepping is a waste of time but you know better. Storing an emergency kit goes a long way in keeping your family safe. More...