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Cobra Electronics Prepares Consumers for Hurricane and Tornado Season

Cobra Electronics Prepares Consumers for Hurricane and Tornado Season 
Company Providing Consumers With Safety Tips and Communication
Supplies for Proper Weather Emergency Planning 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/23/13 --   Cobra Electronics
Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), a leading designer and marketer of
award-winning safety, outdoor and consumer electronics, today offered
consumers practical hurricane and tornado safety tips, as well as a
list of products to stay prepared in the upcoming hurricane and
tornado seasons. 
With hurricane and tornado season officially beginning June 1 and
running through November 30, Cobra is using its 30 years of expertise
in outdoor safety products to highlight tips and tools that can
protect the lives of individuals and families well in advance of
pending weather emergencies. The following are practical tips to take
in the event of a severe hurricane or tornado:  


 
--  Be informed of all weather-related emergencies and receive emergency
    alerts. There are reliable systems to alert of natural events or
    man-made disasters. Check with your  local government to learn what is
    available for emergency alert notifications in your area(1)
--  Identify all hazards that have occurred in your area. Share the
    hazard-specific information with family members and include pertinent
    materials in your family disaster plan(2)
--  Create an emergency kit and communication plan to include jump
    starters, flashlights, backup batteries, and two-way radios(1)
--  Reuse empty containers by filling them with water and setting them
    aside. Fill milk jugs, soda bottles, jars, buckets, coolers, even the
    bathtub(1)
--  Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is
    flood-prone to know how your property will be effected when storm
    surge or tidal flooding are forecasted(1)

  
"Recent severe weather events, such as Hurricane Sandy and the tornado
in Oklahoma are strong reminders as we enter into this Hurricane and
Tornado Season that providing our customers with products and knowhow
that prepare them for nearly any weather emergency is top priority,"
said Sally Washlow, president of Cobra Electronics. "These recent
tragic events confirm the importance of anticipating, alerting and
communicating all weather emergencies to lessen severe injury and
destruction this hurricane and tornado season." 
Products on behalf of Cobra Electronics that can help to prepare for
hurricane and tornado season, include: 
Two-Way Radios 
CXT 545 Two-Way Radio
 The rugged, waterproof two-way radio allows
users the ability for communications up to 28 mile range, and allows
for preparation for storms and emergencies with built-in NOAA radio
receiver for weather alerts. The CXT545 comes with rubberized grips,
Micro-USB charging, LED flashlight, dedicated weather button for
enhanced functionality while on-the-go, VibrAlert(R) to notify users
of a call in noisy or all-quiet environments, Voice-activated
transmission frees hands for other tasks and rechargeable NiMH
batteries and a two-port charging dock. The radios can also be used
with regular, alkaline batteries in the event that power is out and
use with rechargeable batteries is not available. MSRP: $89.95. 
Jumpstarters 
Cobra CJIC 550 Jump Starter/Power Pack
 For maximum portable power
the CJIC 550 Jumpstart/Powerpack is ideal emergency power for a home,
vehicle or outdoors. With a rugged design, the CJIC 550 jump starts
most vehicle batteries including V8 engines with its 900W starting
capacity, and also has the ability to power up refrigerators and
space heaters with its 400W AC power output, as well as mobile
portable devices with 12V and 5V USB output. Its 260 psi air
compressor easily fills flat tires and sports equipment and comes
with an ultra-bright LED light. MSRP: $129.95. 
Power Inverters 
CPI 150 Power Inverter
 The inverter provides household power
on-the-go for equipment and appliances under 150 watts. It converts
battery power to 120 V AC household power and is the smallest 150
Watt power inverter available. It offers the use, reliability and
convenience during low battery levels for any needed device. The
compact design makes this inverter ideal for traveling or quick use
in the car. MSRP: $39.95. 
Marine Radios 
HH500 Floating Marine Radio
 The Cobra HH500 Floating VHF Marine
Radio is a hand-held waterproof radio that includes Bluetooth(R)
wireless technology. The wireless capability allows users to pair
their smartphone to the new radio, so they answer phone calls while
keeping their cell phones safe and dry. The radio also supports voice
dialing of the user's smartphone directly from the HH500. It features
Cobra's exclusive Rewind-Say-Again(R) digital voice recorder, which
can play back the last 20 seconds of any incoming audio. It also
includes a dedicated receiver for NOAA weather channels, ensuring
that important weather and emergency messages are never missed and
users are kept informed while on the water. The radio is designed
with the user in mind, sporting a bold orange finish so it can be
easily located if dropped under water. MSRP: $149.95. 
About Cobra Electronics:
 Cobra Electronics is a leading global
designer and marketer of communication and navigation products, with
a track record of delivering innovative and award-winning products.
Building upon its leadership position in the GMRS/FRS two-way radio,
radar detector and Citizens Band radio industries, Cobra identified
new growth opportunities and has aggressively expanded into the
marine market and has expanded its European operations. The Consumer
Electronics Association, Forbes and Deloitte & Touche have all
recognized Cobra for the company's innovation and industry
leadership. To learn more about Cobra Electronics, please visit the
Cobra site at www.cobra.com. Follow Cobra on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/CobraElectronic and Like Us at
www.facebook.com/CobraElectronics. 
(1) Based on Ready, a national public service advertising campaign
designed to educate Americans to prepare for and respond to
emergencies including natural and man-made disasters 
(2) Based on FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency, which
coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for,
preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering
from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including
acts of terror. 
Media Contacts:
Rebecca Kufrin
Skyya Communications
(952) 746-1309
rebecca.kufrin@skyya.com 
http://skyya.com/ 
Chris Kooistra
Cobra Electronics
(773) 972-0691
ckooistra@cobra.com
https://www.cobra.com/ 
 
 
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