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|Kensington Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation and Success|
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – November 8, 2006 – Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in mobile computing accessories, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of delivering innovative products that make the connection between you and your computer more enjoyable and productive.
“This year we are celebrating our ‘silver' anniversary of being in business. Twenty-five years is a lifetime for many technology companies, and this milestone is a great testament to our past and present employees and to our customers worldwide,” said Boris Elisman, President of Kensington. “A walk through Kensington's 25 years of innovative product offerings is like viewing the mobile computing industry's evolution in action. We're proud to be at the leading edge of enabling consumer adoption of the industry's greatest hits.”
“We congratulate Kensington on this milestone anniversary and are delighted to share in the celebration,” said David Campbell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ACCO Brands Corporation. “This is a great tribute to the company and Kensington will undoubtedly continue to be an innovator for many more years to come.”
At the office, in the home, or on the move, Kensington computer accessories offer practicality, creativity and inspiration together in a comprehensive line of products that delight users and create lifelong customers. Founded in 1981 by Philip Damiano and Andrew Newmark, Kensington has evolved into a company whose products are recognized worldwide for their ingenuity, superior quality and reliability. Currently, the company provides over 400 accessories for laptop and desktop computers as well as iPod music players to consumers in 39 countries on six continents.
Innovative Products for Every Generation of Computer Users
Another first for Kensington was the Expert Mouse 4.0, the first trackball to completely integrate hardware and software. Today, the Expert Mouse and Expert Mouse Wireless remain Kensington's best selling trackballs and incorporate best in mouse technology such as DiamondEye tracking for superior accuracy and the award-winning Scroll Ring for precise fingertip scrolling.
The year 1999 saw Kensington launch 34 new products, expanding its product portfolio to better answer the growing needs of the business professional on the go. Among these products were the Kensington FlyLight®, the first USB Notebook Light and a new line of notebook computer cases.
Year 2000 and Beyond
In 2005, Kensington entered the growing iPod accessory market with the introduction of an FM Transmitter/Auto Charger. Today, the company offers iPod enthusiasts nearly 20 iPod related accessories to choose from, including FM transmitters, speakers and docks, and the Kensington Digital FM Transmitter/Auto Charger consistently ranks #1 in sales on both Apple.com and Amazon.com (Based on sales for FM Transmitters for iPod on www.apple.com and www.amazon.com on 9/14/06 & 10/31/06).
Most recently, Kensington entered the emerging market of Internet communications to address the increasing needs of the consumers who want to use their laptops/computers to access voice communications to conduct business calls or stay in touch with family and friends around the world. The Kensington Vo300 USB Internet Speakerphone was introduced in September 2006 with the promise to simplifying voice calls made over the Internet.
As a leader in mobile computing accessories, Kensington continues to interpret cutting-edge technology to create “smart made simple” products that are a true value add to customers who want to stay productive and connected while on the go.
“Over the past 25 years, Kensington has made substantial advancements and we have grown significantly as a company,” said Elisman. “The next 25 years will bring exciting developments and we will continue to place great emphasis on understanding the needs of our customers, and solving those needs with innovative, yet simple technology products.”
To find out more about Kensington's 25th Anniversary, please log onto http://www.25.kensington.com
When you think mobile computing accessories, think Kensington. We put innovation, creativity and reliability into every product we make, from mobile power to notebook security to iPod® accessories. Wherever technology takes you, go with Kensington solutions, a worldwide leader in mobile computing. Kensington Computer Products Group, headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, is the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ABD), a world leader in branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $2 billion and products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information visit the Kensington Web site at kensington.com or call toll-free 1-800-235-6708.
Kensington is a registered trademark of ACCO Brands.
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