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Audiovox's logo. Click here to visit the Audiovox website! PRESS RELEASE: New “Small Wonders” Strengthen RCA Camcorder Line


New Form Factors: Palm, Pocket and Active-Lifestyle, Most Models in HD

LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2010 – International CES, Booth 11006-10506 – Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) today announced additions to its already successful Small Wonder camcorder line by adding several new form factors, including palm-style and active-lifestyle/sports models. There will be six new models; five offering HD video recording, two with a newly designed palm-style form factor for the traditionalist and a rugged/waterproof model for the outdoor enthusiast.

Screen sizes range from 1.5 to 2.4-inches and connections include USB, AV, and/or HDMI. Small Wonder camcorders feature RCA Memory Manager software allowing consumers to view, edit, save and share videos via YouTube, Box.net, Facebook and Vimeo. They work hand-in-hand on any PC (Windows XP or Vista), so users can make the most of the Small Wonder.

Audiovox's Small Wonder EZ4000 digital camcorder. Photo provided by Audiovox Corp. Click for a bigger picture!

Audiovox's Small Wonder EZ4000 digital camcorder.
Photo provided by Audiovox Corp.

“Small Wonder camcorders are one of our strongest lines with feature-packed models at all the right price points,” said Tom Malone, president, Audiovox Electronics Corporation. “Now we are adding some of the most popular consumer preferences with the palm-style models and a water-proof camcorder that is rugged enough for any outdoor activity.”

Wherever, whenever, the EZ4000 active-lifestyle camcorder is always there. This water-proof Small Wonder has been designed for the person who likes their activities wet or dry. The slim design fits perfectly in a shirt pocket or fanny pack. It offers HD video recording in (1080p) H.264 as well as a sports recording mode ([email protected]). The micro SD card expansion slot can expand up to 16GB and the two-inch screen size allows for clear video and still-photo playback. There’s also a built-in rechargeable battery and Memory Manager software. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): 169.99. This unit will be available in the spring of 2010.

A pair of Audiovox's Small Wonder EZ5000 digital camcorders. Photo provided by Audiovox Corp. Click for a bigger picture!

A pair of Audiovox's Small Wonder EZ5000 digital camcorders.
Photo provided by Audiovox Corp.

The EZ5000 and EZ5100 palm-style Small Wonders offer consumers the traditional ‘cosmetics’ of a camcorder with point and shot simplicity. Each shoots in 720p and 1080p, offer optical zoom up to 5x, auto focus, stereo microphone, eight megapixel still-photo capabilities, and a 2.4-inch LCD color flip-out screen. They both come with a built-in rechargeable battery and Memory Manager software. MSRP: $169.99 (EZ5000); $199.99 (EZ5100). This unit will be available in the spring of 2010.

Rounding-out the 2010 Small Wonder line are three “point and shoot” models including the EZ1000, EZ2000 and EZ3000. The EZ1000 has a 1.5-inch LCD flip-out display, MJPEG video recording (HQ or WebQ), micro SD card expansion slot (up to 16GB), is Mac and PC compatible, and powered by four AAA batteries. The EZ2000 and EZ3000 both feature a slim design, HD recording in 720p (EZ2000) and 1080p (EZ3000), as well as HQ and WebQ recording modes, a two-inch LCD display, built-in rechargeable battery, HDMI connection, micro SD card expansion slot (up to 16GB), still-photo capture and two GB micro SD card included (EZ3000). MSRP: $99.99 (EZ1000); $129.99 (EZ2000); $149.99 (EZ3000).

Audiovox's Small Wonder EZ5100 digital camcorder. Photo provided by Audiovox Corp. Click for a bigger picture!

Audiovox's Small Wonder EZ5100 digital camcorder.
Photo provided by Audiovox Corp.

For the latest news about the RCA Small Wonder, visit www.mysmallwonder.com.

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Front and rear views of Audiovox's Small Wonder EZ3000 digital camcorder. Photo provided by Audiovox Corp. Click for a bigger picture!

Front and rear views of Audiovox's Small Wonder EZ3000 digital camcorder.
Photo provided by Audiovox Corp.

About Audiovox
Audiovox (NASDAQ:VOXX) is a recognized leader in the marketing of automotive entertainment, vehicle security and remote start systems, consumer electronics products and consumer electronics accessories. The company is number one in mobile video and places in the top ten of almost every category that it sells. Among the lines marketed by Audiovox are its mobile electronics products including mobile video systems, FLO TV, Mobile Video + PlayStation 2 systems, auto sound systems including satellite radio, vehicle security and remote start systems; consumer electronics products such as MP3 players, digital camcorders, DVRs, Internet radios, clock radios, portable DVD players, multimedia products like digital picture frames and home and portable stereos; consumer electronics accessories such as indoor/outdoor antennas, connectivity products, headphones, speakers, wireless solutions, remote controls, power & surge protectors and media cleaning & storage devices; Energizer®-branded products for rechargeable batteries and battery packs for camcorders, cordless phones, digital cameras and DVD players, as well as for power supply systems, automatic voltage regulators and surge protectors. The company markets its products through an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, 12-volt specialists, mass merchandisers and an OE sales group. The company markets products under the Audiovox, RCA, Jensen, Acoustic Research, Energizer, Advent, Code Alarm, TERK, Prestige and SURFACE brands. For additional information, visit our Web site at www.audiovox.com.

Audiovox's Small Wonder EZ2000 digital camcorder in a variety of colors. Photo provided by Audiovox Corp. Click for a bigger picture!

Audiovox's Small Wonder EZ2000 digital camcorder in a variety of colors.
Photo provided by Audiovox Corp.

Except for historical information contained herein, statements made in this release that would constitute forward-looking statements may involve certain risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements made in this release are based on currently available information and the Company assumes no responsibility to update any such forward-looking statement. The following factors, among others, may cause actual results to differ materially from the results suggested in the forward-looking statements. The factors include, but are not limited to, risks that may result from changes in the Company's business operations; our ability to keep pace with technological advances; significant competition in the mobile and consumer electronics businesses as well as the wireless business; our relationships with key suppliers and customers; quality and consumer acceptance of newly introduced products; market volatility; non-availability of product; excess inventory; price and product competition; new product introductions; the possibility that the review of our prior filings by the SEC may result in changes to our financial statements; and the possibility that stockholders or regulatory authorities may initiate proceedings against Audiovox and/or our officers and directors as a result of any restatements. Risk factors associated with our business, including some of the facts set forth herein, are detailed in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2009 and in its most recent Form 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Audiovox's Small Wonder EZ1000 digital camcorder has an articulated LCD. Photo provided by Audiovox Corp. Click for a bigger picture!

Audiovox's Small Wonder EZ1000 digital camcorder has an articulated LCD.
Photo provided by Audiovox Corp.


(First posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 20:05 EST)

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