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Reuse, Reduce and Recycle With IOGEAR This Earth Day [04-16-2010]

Local Community Invited to 'e-cycle' Unwanted Electronics at IOGEAR's OC Headquarters

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) - IOGEAR is proud to announce its inaugural Earth Day 2010 FREE electronic recycling drive at its Orange County headquarters, and is inviting all OC community members to drop off unwanted gadgets and hardware for green recycling. By encouraging responsible electronic recycling practices, IOGEAR hopes to lead the OC and surrounding areas into a greener, brighter future.

Local businesses, schools, colleges and individuals are encouraged to drop off their unwanted electronic products1 on Earth Day, April 22 from 9:00am to 7:00pm and throughout April 23-30 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (excluding Saturday and Sunday).

IOGEAR will also be planting a tree for every recycled product received to contribute to the company's campaign Road to a Million Trees with Trees for the Future. The trees planted are a part of the Cameroon program, which focuses on 17 districts within three provinces and includes more than 200 farming groups. These planted trees help improve soil fertility through the creation of natural green fertilizer, feed domestic animals such as pigs, goats and cows as well as produce honey to generate income.

As an added incentive, IOGEAR will be giving away a mail-in rebate discount coupon for selected IOGEAR products2 per donation, as well as a gift certificate to burger restaurant favorite In-N-Out Burger for the first 300 participants on Earth Day.

"We continue to embrace a greener outlook at IOGEAR and are pleased to open our facility to the community to allow for the proper eco-friendly disposal of old and unwanted items," said Miranda Su, executive vice president at IOGEAR. "Technology moves quickly and people can end up with a backlog of old products. Now green spring cleaning has never been easier -- just drop by IOGEAR and we'll take care of the rest!"

WHO: IOGEAR, OC-based national consumer technology firm

WHAT: Earth Day e-cycle Event

WHEN: Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 from 9:00am to 7:00pm and April 23-30 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (excluding Saturday and Sunday)

WHERE: IOGEAR's headquarters,19641 Da Vinci, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

IOGEAR will be accepting the following items:

* Computer monitors
* Computer hardware -- hard drives etc
* Computer accessories including keyboards, mice
* Discarded mobile and landline phones
* Scanners and mobile scanners
* Music systems and speakers
... and more!

IOGEAR headquartered in Foothill, CA, offers innovative Consumer Electronics and IT solutions that enable convergence through connectivity in the home, at the office and on the go. Founded in 1999, the company provides a broad range of products that help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources, decrease clutter and energy consumption, and reduce electronic waste.

The company is environmentally-conscious and emphasizes conserving natural resources to employees and customers through its GREEN initiatives. In addition, IOGEAR has partnered with Trees for the Future to plant one tree for every product purchased on its Web site or by members of its GREEN initiative partner program.

IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. For further information, please visit IOGEAR's Web site at or the company's blog at IOGEAR can also be followed on Twitter @IOGEAR.

(c) 2010 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

1 Does not apply to domestic appliances
2 Applies to valid purchases with receipts from all retailers. Please check for a full list

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