Wait, what? Yup, you heard it right, retired basketball star Shaquille O’Neal is teaming up with Monster to promote the company’s hot products, including the recently released Monster M7 and M10 tablets and the POWERCARD, a credit-card sized rechargeable smartphone backup battery.
As you may have guessed from the names, the M7 touts a 7-inch screen and the M10 a 10.1 inch screen. Both models will come in eight custom colors, which match the hues of Monster’s N-TuneTM headphones. The colors are Candy Blueberry, Candy Tangerine Orange, Candy Grape Purple, Candy Apple Red, Candy Lime Green, Cotton Candy Pink, Frost White and Midnight Black.
As far as specs go, the M7 resides in the mid-range with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 1280 x 800 pixel HD touchscreen, mini HDMI, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD slot for memory expansion, 1GB of RAM and up to 8 hours of battery life.
Press release and an awesome Instagram video follow below.
Monster And Shaquille O’Neal Join Forces
-Shaq to Market Monster’s Consumer Electronics Products Across Multiple Categories-
-Monster® M7™ Tablet and Monster® POWERCARD™ Are First Shaq-Endorsed Monster Products-
BRISBANE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Monster, the world leader in high-performance personal audio, connectivity solutions and headphones, is proud to announce that it has joined forces with professional basketball great Dr. Shaquille O’Neal. A household name who won four world championships, three NBA Finals MVP awards and appeared in 15 All-Star games, to name just a few of his accolades, O’Neal will work with Monster to market the company’s products across multiple categories—from personal audio to headphones and beyond.
“Head Monster” Noel Lee said: “I am excited that we are collaborating with Shaq to market Monster’s products. His bigger than life personality, coupled with his keen marketing experience and sense is a great fit for the Monster brand.”
O’Neal noted: “Nobody does studio quality sound better than Monster. They absolutely revolutionized the headphone market. I’m excited to partner with them as they enter the tablet and rechargeable battery space. We have a few more products coming soon too.”
The first of two Monster® products O’Neal will endorse for the company is the Monster® M7™ premium tablet, affordably priced and available exclusively online at Walmart.com for $149.00.
Monster and O’Neal will also market Monster’s new Monster® POWERCARD™, one of the world’s thinnest rechargeable smartphone backup batteries. The sleek, ultra-thin, credit card-sized Monster® POWERCARD™ features advanced Monster® supercharging technology, and is capable of charging smartphones with a five hour boost in a third of the time compared to competitive USB 2.0 charging solutions. The Monster® POWERCARD™ is available at Verizon stores in Silver, Red and Black for $49.95 SRP.
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Monster was founded more than 30 years ago by Head Monster Noel Lee, a recipient of the prestigious Plus X Award®: Lifetime Achievement Award, as a company dedicated to creating products that enhance the sound quality of music. The company engineered the sound of the acclaimed Beats by Dr. Dre® headphones, and has become the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, sonically superior headphones, all of which feature the company’s Pure Monster Sound™. Monster is also the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions for high-performance home entertainment, audio, home cinema, computer and gaming, as well as a leading innovator in the field of mobile accessories and professional audio. The company also provides high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems, as well as energy-saving power products. Monster continues to lead in innovation with over 300 U.S. and international patents and dozens pending, offering more than 4,000 products in over 134 countries worldwide.
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