ComCom(c), the innovative compatible communications company, announces the launch of its hand-cranked mobile phone charger, the Wind-up, available at most branches of the Carphone Warehouse and from its online site, priced at 9.99.

The solution for many frustrated mobile phone users - the lightweight yet robust Wind-up enables users to recharge their phone by simply winding up the charger unit giving instant power. A few minutes of winding gives you up to ten minutes talk time or around 120 minutes standby. (Phone model and battery dependent). No extra batteries or plug in power-sources are needed.

The Wind-up is ideal for anyone on the move without access to a power-source and could prove invaluable in an emergency when a vital phone call needs to be made.

"The Wind-up does exactly what it says on the packet - Wind it up and it'll recharge a flat mobile phone battery," said Gary Murgatroyd, ComCom's sales director, " And for only 9.99, no-one need ever be caught without power."

"Wind-up does away with the fear of flat batteries and will prove a boon to travellers, sportspeople, and salespersons. Measuring just 11 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm, ComCom's charger fits snugly into your pocket, rucksack or beach bag. It is compatible with most popular phones including Nokia, Motorola, Siemens and Ericsson (other model compatibility available on request).

"Powering your mobile could not be simpler: hold the charger unit firmly in one hand and with the other, lift the arm-handle upward into the winding position. Turn the handle steadily, clockwise, and charging begins immediately. "