London, February 14, 2012:
Performance Designed Products LLC (“PDP”), the leading designer and manufacturer of gaming and mobile accessory products, today announces a collaboration with Disney to launch a unique range of accessories for iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPod nano® [and] iPad® [and Android phones] into the European market.
The line-up includes legendary Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Tinker Bell, Muppet characters ( Kermit, Miss Piggy and Animal) and modern classics like Toy Story and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
The Disney accessory line represents the first European launch for PDP Mobile, the newly-formed division of PDP focused solely on the handheld accessories space, including mobile phones, tablets and portable music players. The Disney mobile accessories have already proved a huge success in the USA, through stores including Best Buy, Walmart and even the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
PDP’s European range of mobile products will include:
? Protective Silicone Sleeves for iPhone 4/4S - RRP €19.99, £19.99
? Clip Cases for iPhone 3/3GS, iPhone 4/4S and iPod Touch - RRP €29.99, £29.99
? Clip Cases and Protective Sleeves for iPad and iPad 2 - RRP from €24.99, £24.99 to €44.99, £44.99
? Cars Kids’ Kit for iPad and iPad 2 - combining a childproof case, integrated pass-through screen protector, car headrest and carrying strap, capacitive stylus, and integrated stand. This unique solution protects your iPad while allowing it to be attached to your car headrest to entertain the kids on long journeys. Quickly detaches to become a protective carry case.
? iPod Nano Slap Bands - wear your iPod Nano as a watch with these exclusive wrist bands. - RRP €24.99, £24.99
Distributors that have already signed up include TNS Distribution ( www.tnsdistribution.com), with retailers on board including Dixons Travel.
Chris Spearing, PDP’s European Managing Director, commented “We’re very pleased to be working with Disney to bring this exciting range to market. Our designers have worked closely with Disney to create some really unique products, using previously unseen artwork from the Disney archives. We’ve also focused heavily on quality - targeting the top end of the accessories market with a truly premium range.”
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Performance Designed Products LLC, a Lynn Tilton company, is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing products for all major video game platforms including the Sony PS2, PS3, PSP, Nintendo DS and Wii, and Microsoft Xbox 360, as well as a line of accessories for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and Android-based phones. The company has been supplying video game accessories to the U.S. market for more than a decade. PDP sells products under a variety of brands, with sales in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and throughout Europe and Australia & New Zealand. PDP is a trademark of Performance Designed Products LLC. © 2011 Performance Designed Products LLC. For more information on PDP and its products, visit www . pdp . com.
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