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Digital Lifestyles Group announces general availability of hip-e™

hip-e nodes arriving to customers in time for the holidays

AUSTIN, TX – December 16, 2004 – Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc.  (OTCBB: DLFG), the creators of hip-e™ – the world’s first lifestyle computer and entertainment system designed exclusively for teens – today announced the general availability of hip-e and shipment of hip-e nodes to customers in time for the holidays. 

“hip-e started out as a simple idea to give teens what they’ve been asking for in a computer and entertainment system.  With the help and feedback from hundreds of teens across the country, Digital Lifestyles has been able to bring this breakthrough concept to fruition in record pace,” said Kent Savage, Chairman and CEO of Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc.  “We are extremely excited to begin shipping the highly anticipated hip-e nodes to teens in time for the holidays.  With the delivery of hip-e, we are making good on our promise to introduce a compelling product line which addresses an enormous market opportunity, and serves as a major milestone for the company and our shareholders.  It is the next chapter in the emergence of Digital Lifestyles as the leader in digital lifestyle product innovation, design and marketing.”

The all-in-one hip-e node is the perfect entertainment and communication center for a teen’s room.  The node comes bundled with the hip-e hangout, delivering a simple, fun and safe experience for instant messaging, music and videos, television and movies, online shopping, homework, and more.

The hip-e lifestyle computer and entertainment system can be ordered at, 1-877-hip-e4me, select Simon Malls, or

About Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc.

Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets digital lifestyle products, including software, personal computers, accessories and entertainment and communication solutions. Our products include hip-e™, the first digital lifestyle computer and entertainment system for teens, and the Northgate® line of desktop and notebook computers for consumer, business and education customers. We sell our products through our online stores (,, direct sales force, third-party resellers and
retail stores.  More information about Digital Lifestyles Group is available at

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