Goal Zero Partners with OtterBox to Expand Capabilities of iPhone in Protection and Power

New Slide features long-lasting battery and superior capabilities for
on-the-go consumers

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Goal Zero, the leader in portable power, announced a partnership with
OtterBox, the No. 1-most trusted brand in smartphone case protection, to
offer the Slide and Slide Plus Batteries as modules compatible with the
new OtterBox uniVERSE Case System.

The Slides are customized external batteries that attach seamlessly and
easily to the OtterBox uniVERSE Case, providing iPhones with unplugged
power all day and night. The first of their kind, the Slides provide a
unique modular system, combining the sleek integration of a powered
phone case blended with the versatility of a detachable battery,
allowing users to ditch the extra weight without compromising protection
for their phone. Rechargeable via USB, the Slide and Slide Plus are
available for iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, and effectively
double the battery power of the iPhone.

Additional features of the Slide Batteries include:

  • Integrated kickstand: Optimized for complete hands-free media
  • One-touch light: Powerful built-in LED light is readily
    available and convenient to use.
  • Battery indicator: Displays the remaining battery life so
    consumers are alerted when recharging is needed.
  • Certified Lightning® connector: Offers seamless and quick
    recharging of the battery.
  • Built-in OtterBox uniVERSE Rail: Uses same rail as the OtterBox
    uniVERSE case; serves as an attachment point for other modules.

“With an active lifestyle, it can be cumbersome to deal with mobile
devices that are easily damaged or quickly run out of power,” said Bill
Harmon, General Manager of Goal Zero. “Together, the Slide Batteries and
the OtterBox uniVERSE Case are simultaneously providing protection and
power so consumers can fully use their phones as much as they want,
whenever they want, without fear.”

The uniVERSE Case System outfits iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus
with a slim, protective OtterBox case that offers virtually endless
possibilities. The uniVERSE Case System combines trusted
OtterBox protection with the ability to expand iPhone’s features with
swappable modules from a variety of leading accessory makers.

“The uniVERSE Case System brings the top mobile accessory innovators
together to create a seamless iPhone ecosystem,” said OtterBox CEO Jim
Parke. “We’re partnering with the best of the best to bring a completely
new platform to the market.”

The uniVERSE Case System is available now for iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6
Plus/6s Plus at Otterbox.com and will
be available May 29 in Best Buy retail stores, BestBuy.com
and Amazon.com.

Shipping in August 2016, the Goal Zero Slide and Slide Plus are
available for pre-order on GoalZero.com and Otterbox.com for $54.99 and
$59.99. For more information, visit www.goalzero.com.

About Goal Zero

Goal Zero is the industry leader in renewable, portable power. From
phones to fridges and everything in between, our solar panels,
rechargers and accessories give you the power to go farther, regardless
of your gear’s battery life. We were born out of the desire to empower
people everywhere, and as an NRG company we’re working to change the way
people think about and use power by pioneering the development of
smarter energy choices. Power. Anything. Anywhere. For more information,
visit www.GoalZero.com

About OtterBox:

Starting in 1998 with a line of dry boxes, OtterBox® has evolved into
the No. 1-selling case for smartphones in the U.S. and a global leader
in mobile device protection. Its diverse lineup of protective solutions
for smartphone and tablet devices is the result of precision
engineering, diligent testing and continual technological advancement,
giving technology users the confidence to make the most of their mobile
world. OtterBox is an eight-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of
fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named one of
“America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes Magazine. The company is
headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., with offices in San Diego; Cork,
Ireland; and Hong Kong.

For more information, visit otterbox.com.


Goal Zero
Lisa Janssen, 801-553-3681
Zachary Allen, 801-461-9751