REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – September 8, 2005 – Kensington, a worldwide leader in mobile computing accessories, announced today that it has expanded its award winning line of iPod accessories with the availability of five new products designed for iPod enthusiasts. Three of the products being announced, the SX 2000 Speakers for iPod, the Micro FM Transmitter for iPod and the Digital FM Radio and FM Transmitter for iPod will support the recently announced iPod nano from Apple Computer.
"The iPod defines what consumers expect out of their digital music experience, and we are committed to launching a line of accessories that further enhances that experience," said Oren Blonstein, Global Product Manager, for Kensington Computer Products Group. "Kensington has a 24 year history of making award-winning accessories that support Apple products, and we're looking to continue on this path with a best-in-class line of accessories for the iPod."
The following products are compatible with any iPod with dock connector – old and new:
New accessories enhance the iPod shuffle experience:
SX 2000 Speakers for iPod -- The SX 2000 Speakers for iPod combines best-in-class speaker technology from NXT with a stunning industrial design that complements the iPod and the new iPod nano. At home or in the office, the Kensington SX 2000 Speakers for iPod do something that other speakers in its class can't. Thanks to breakthrough flat-panel SurfaceSound® speaker technology from NXT, the speakers deliver superior bass, more balanced sound, and a wider "sweet spot" versus traditional cone speakers. And unlike traditional speakers, the SX 2000 Speakers for iPod truly fill the room with sound from both the front and rear of the speaker – and at higher volume levels. In addition, auxiliary inputs allow using these speakers with the iPod shuffle and virtually any other MP3 player. Includes iPod Universal Dock. Compatible with any iPod with dock connector – old and new. Estimated street price: $159.99. SKU 33165
- Micro FM Transmitter for iPod -- You've never heard sound this great from an FM transmitter this small. The Kensington Micro FM transmitter plays through any FM receiver. Built with patented Aerielle® technology, you get superior audio and noise filtration so your music sounds great. Best of all, no cables or wires to mess with. Bottom mount functionality provides universal compatibility with any iPod with dock connector – old and new. Estimated street price $49.99. SKU 33361
- Digital FM Radio and FM Transmitter for iPod -- This unique 2-in-1 FM transmitter and radio lets you listen to your favorite FM radio station with your iPod or transmit iPod tunes through your home or car stereo. The FM Transmitter will also seek out the clearest radio station in your area with the simple press of a button. The backlit digital display is simple to read and tune to any station, and you can lock in your favorites with four pre-sets. Patented Aerielle® technology delivers cleaner, higher quality audio when compared to other FM transmitters on the market. Bottom mount functionality provides universal compatibility with any iPod with dock connector – old and new. Estimated street price $79.99. SKU 33169
"We give the digitally active consumer what they want and need as they combine learning, work and play into one busy, integrated lifestyle. That is what Kensington does best – to get the very most out of all digital products," said Blonstein.
Travel Plug Adapter with USB Charger – A complete travel plug adapter in a convenient size. The plug adapter allows you to plug into outlets in up to 150 different countries. And two modules allow you to either charge your iPod or other USB powered devices, or plug in any consumer-electronic AC powered product. Simply press a button to slide out the appropriate plug. Then plug the electronic device into either the USB charger or AC module. The safety release button and built-in fuse ensure safe operation. Estimated street price $39.99. SKU 33346
- Transporters for iPod Shuffle -- Two great ways to carry your iPod shuffle. Slide it over your belt or waistband, or snap it onto your briefcase or handbag. Transporters for iPod shuffle come with two attachments for easy carrying. Choose the sleek belt-clip for out-of-the-way convenience, or use the carabineer's handy spring-loaded clip to attach your shuffle to just about anything. The proprietary locking caps protect the USB connector and keep your shuffle safe and secure no matter where you put it. Estimated street price $19.99. SKU 33351
About Universal Dock: The Universal Dock provides a single, elegant way to connect any iPod with dock connector to your iPod accessory. iPod fits into the Universal Dock through the use of interchangeable inserts called Dock Adapters.
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Kensington Computer Products Group, headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, is the technology division of ACCO Brands Corporation (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 www.kensington.com or call toll-free 1-800-235-6708.
Kensington is a registered trademark of ACCO Brands Corporation with issued registrations and pending applications on other countries throughout the world. iPod is a registered trademark owned by Apple Computer, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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