|Kensington® Products Put the Fun Back into Holiday Gift Giving for Everyone on Your List – the Music Lover, Gadget Geek and the Jet-Setter|
Friendly Price Points That Work with Any Budget, Guilt Free
Redwood Shores, Calif. – November 3, 2008 – Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories for the mobile consumer, announced today, a wide variety of computer accessories and products for those on your gift giving list. Just in time for the holiday season, Kensington’s top picks won’t break the bank during a time when consumers are watching their budgets but still want to buy cool holiday gifts for loved ones, family and friends.
“We asked our own employees to provide a ‘favorites’ list of Kensington products and what they would recommend as gifts that are sure to be a big hit,” said Christine Dumery, Director, Marketing Communications, Kensington. “Not only did they come back with great ideas, they also suggested who might best like the products. So we’ve organized these suggestions into three categories – the Music Lover, Gadget Geek and the Jet-Setter, to help everyone find the perfect gift.”
Kensington knows that current conditions call for families to be extra careful with their spending this year, and is pleased that its year round products that are priced right will help holiday budgets go further than usual. Regardless of who is on this year’s list, everyone can feel good knowing that there are Kensington products that they will find both fun and useful this holiday season.
THE MUSIC LOVER
Kensington offers a variety of affordable, easy to use and sleek looking accessories that allow iPhone™ iPod® or MP3 users to get the most out of their music players wherever they are -- and they make great stocking stuffers too!
Kensington Mini Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod (SKU K33442US; $49.99): The rechargeable Kensington Mini Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod has the power you need to keep the conversations and music going! Extend play time on your iPhone or iPod with up to thirty hours of music, six hours of video and three hours of extra talk time without having to be connected to a cumbersome power source. Cool factor: Small enough to slip in a pocket or a purse or stay attached to your iPhone or iPod and includes a detachable kickstand props up your iPod in portrait or landscape position for greater flexibility. The bottom line -- extra power when you really need it!
Kensington Car Charger for iPhone and iPod (SKU K33410US; $19.99): The Kensington Car Charger for iPhone and iPod will get you to your destination fully charged! Simply charge your iPhone or iPod from your car’s 12-volt power outlet. Or detach the cable and charge your other USB powered devices while you drive in the car. Cool factor: A built in safety fuse, LED power indicator, and it charges all iPhone and iPod models with dock connector (excluding 3rd Generation iPod).
Kensington FX 300 Speaker To Go (SKU K33388; $29.99): Turn it on, turn it up and take it with you! The FX 300 Speaker To Go is smartly designed into a lightweight, protective case with exterior volume control. Once your iPod or other MP3 player is safely tucked in, music comes out. Cool factor: Ideal for picnics, tailgate parties, ski lodge, just about anywhere you go. The durable case keeps any MP3 player protected from everyday wear and tear. Also includes a smart storage space for ear buds, keys, cash, and credit cards and is impact-resistant and water-resistant.
THE GADGET GEEK
Recent Kensington research has shown that the typical consumer carries around a variety of gadgets, every thing from a digital camera, a flash drive, a mobile phone or smartphone and an MP3 player. A true gadget hound knows the importance of keeping those devices charged at all times! Kensington has a great selection of chargers for non-stop power! We’ve also added a nifty little mouse that is a great companion for on-the-go that a gadgeteer will appreciate!
Kensington ShareCentral™ 2 (SKU K33900US; $59.99): Finally an easy solution for sharing USB devices between two computers such as a printer, hard drive or scanner. ShareCentral 2 brings the cords and cables of external devices into one small, attractive desktop or wall mounted unit, allowing people to share their choice of peripherals and content in one easy fingertip motion, with no network required. And ShareCentral 2’s Automatic Print Sharing will detect and automatically switch to the computer that is trying to print, conveniently eliminating the need for any buttons to be pressed (available for Windows® XP and Windows Vista®). Cool factor: Plug and play out of the box. Simply press a button to switch the USB printer from one computer to another.
Kensington Ci95m Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver (SKU K72328US; $39.99): No matter where you work, the ultra-portable Kensington Ci95 Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver offers instant connectivity, so it is always ready when you are. A rugged, ultra-thin design withstands whatever the road dishes out, yet travels easily and fits great in your hand. Last but not least, 2.4 GHz wireless for reliable performance in any environment with rubberized exterior for a non-slip grip. Cool factor: Plug-and-stay nano receiver is so small, you plug it in once and forget about it.
Kensington 4-Port USB Charger for Mobile Devices (SKU K38035US; $29.99): Charge everything you need in one place. The Kensington 4-Port USB Charger for Mobile Devices charges up to four of your USB mobile devices, including mobile & smart phones, iPod, PDAs and more, at the same time from just one wall outlet. Cool factor: Eliminates the need for multiple wall chargers and outlets and its small, compact design doesn’t block extra wall outlets.
Planes, trains and automobiles, the Jet Setter doesn’t have time to stop and re-load – they need the smartest accessories to get them from Portland to Paris, clever products that multi-task as well as security to keep their notebook computer safe in all locations, from hotel, to café, to airport.
Kensington SlimBlade™ Bluetooth® Presenter Mouse (SKU K72330US; $49.99): By combining a full-function laser mouse and presenter in one sleek device, the SlimBlade™ Presenter Mouse saves room in your travel bag and wows your audience. The ultra-thin design fits great in your hand and slips easily into a pocket. Never worry about turning your mouse on or off again- your mouse goes into sleep mode when your notebook does. An added bonus, its both PC and Mac compatible. Cool factor: No receiver required - the Bluetooth connection leaves your USB port free for other use. Easily switch from mouse mode to presentation mode and give your presentations in style!
Kensington ComboSaver® Combination Portable Notebook Lock (SKU K64560US; $24.99): A startling statistic published by the FBI, is that over 98% of stolen laptops are never recovered. Kensington makes it easier to protect your notebook from theft wherever you go. This easy-to-use combination lock has a low-profile design to keep notebooks securely anchored and the lock attaches to 99% of notebooks with patented T-bar locking mechanism. Simple to set combination with easy view window and comfort grip dials, it offers 10,000 personalized combination codes, and is SAFE-tested for greater security and peace of mind. Cool factor: A flexible self-coiling cable that extends from 3 inches to 6 feet. Just pack and go! Also available in red (SKU K64576US; $24.99)
Kensington International Travel Plug Adapter with USB Charger (SKU K33346US; $29.99): Safely plug-in, use or charge your iPod, notebook and other entertainment devices worldwide. Just 3 easy steps: Step 1. Press button to slide out the appropriate plug for instant power or to charge your device. Step 2. Simply plug in your iPod, notebook, cell phone or other electronic device. Step 3. Plug travel adapter into power outlet. Cool factor: Works in more than 150 countries and will quickly become your best travel companion!
Wherever technology takes you, personalize it with Kensington, a worldwide leader in smart made simple computing accessories. Kensington makes smart, intuitive, and stylish computing accessories for notebook and desktop computers, MP3 players and iPods. 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 Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.
Kensington is a registered trademark of ACCO Brands. Smart made simple is a trademark of ACCO Brands. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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