Page 2: H2O Audio iPod Mini Housing Press Release
H20 Audio Launches First Underwater Housing for Apple’s iPod mini
From Surf to Snow - H2O Audio Enables iPod mini to Endure All Elements
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - November 19, 2004 - H2O Audio, the leader in waterproof music technology, today announced the launch of the H2O Audio SV-iMini, the first fully waterproof and submersible housing for Apple’s iPod mini. The SV-iMini includes a unique waterproof dial and push button assembly providing full access to the iPod mini’s proprietary Click Wheel controls.
Watersports enthusiasts can now take their iPod mini with them while participating in sports such as wakeboarding, surfing, snowboarding, swimming and kayaking. H2O Audio’s patented waterproof headset is lightweight and designed to stay securely fastened through the wipeouts, flips and turns endured by today’s surfers, snowboarders and wakeboarders.
“Having music in the water is simply amazing,” said Peter Mel, professional surfer and world-class big wave rider. “Big props to H2O for creating a product that could be the biggest technological advancement in surfing since the short board.”
Designed for extreme wear and tear, the new H2O Audio SV-iMini includes H2O Audio’s durable waterproof housing featuring easy-to-use controls and a comfortable waterproof headset. Patented technology allows the device and headphones to play clear music both in and out of the water. The H2O Audio SV-iMini is an accessory for Apple’s hugely successful iPod mini, which stores up to 1,000 songs in its 4 GB of memory.
“Apple’s iPod mini has made waves in popular culture,” said Kristian Rauhala, CEO of H2O Audio. “Our SV-iMini lets customers enjoy their iPod mini in places they never before imagined, such as the ocean, ski slopes or swimming pool.”
H2O Audio SV-iMini Key Features
. Waterproof housing for the iPod mini
. Waterproof speaker headset
. Unique watertight scroll-wheel control assembly
. Impact-resistant design
. Compatible with standard headphones for land use
. Allows easy access to iPod mini functions
. Sleek, lightweight design
Pricing and Availability
MSRP for the H2O Audio SV-iMini housing and headphones is USD $149.95. The H2O Audio SV-iMini accessory for Apple’s iPod mini will be available in December at selected retailers and at the H2O Audio eStore (http://h2oaudio.com). Pre-orders are being accepted at https://www.h2oaudio.com/purchase/preorder_now.php.
About H2O Audio
H2O Audio is the leading innovator in waterproof audio systems for water, snow and other extreme environments. H2O Audio provides patented waterproof headsets and housings, allowing consumers to transform their action sports experience. For more information about San Diego-based H2O Audio please visit www.h2oaudio.com.