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Kensington® Smart Tips and Accessories Help Make the Grade for Back to School

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8/5/2009

Affordable and Fun-to-Use Products Keep Students and Families Connected At Home or in the Dorm

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories for the mobile consumer, kicks off the Back to School season with smart tips and products to help you stay connected. The affordable and fun to use accessories provide students and families with tools to succeed, whether in a dorm room or in a shared home office environment.

"Back to School season is naturally a very hectic time for any family. Getting the kids ready to start off a new school year the best way possible, with the gear and gadgets they need, can add to that stress level," said Christine Dumery, Director, Marketing Communications at Kensington. "We have come up with a short list of smart tips as well as the products we believe can make the school year that much more enjoyable, while still accommodating the budget consciousness that all households face."

Kensington's 5 Smart Tips to Ace Back to School :

  1. Take a load off: Carry lightweight and pocket-able essentials to lighten your bag
  2. Keep it simple: Use plug-n-play technology that doesn't require a P.h.D to figure out
  3. Work smarter, not harder: Be efficient while on the go with multi-functional accessories
  4. Expect the unexpected: Prevent battery drain and device theft by bringing extra power and a lock for your equipment with you
  5. Kill the clutter: Get gear that will organize your computer accessories

Must Have Back to School Accessories from Kensington :

Kensington Charging Dock with Mini Battery Pack for iPhone and iPod (SKU K33457US; SRP $69.99)
All the power you need and is never far away. The compact dock recharges your iPhone or iPod so you can leave home or the dorm with it fully charged. The dock also charges the included Mini Battery Pack so you can take an extra boost of backup power with you on the go.

  • Dock simultaneously charges your iPhone or iPod and Mini Battery Pack
  • Includes detachable USB charging and syncing cable, USB wall adapter, and iPhone 3G dock insert
  • Mini Battery Pack extends play time up to 30 hours of music*; 6 hours of video*; 3 hours of talk**
*iPod nano 3rd Generation ** iPhone

Kensington Nightstand Charging Dock for iPhone and iPod Touch with Rise Shine Application (SKU K33458US; SRP $39.99)
The multi-function dock allows you to download, at no extra cost, an application that transforms your iPhone or iPod touch* into a bedside clock and weather center. Waking up for class is easy when your iPhone or iPod touch keeps you on time, is charged and ready to go. Its small footprint reduces nightstand clutter and the charging dock powers and holds your iPhone or iPod touch in landscape mode using a kickstand to clearly display the time and weather.

  • Large, landscape display that doesn't go into sleep mode, with optional screen dimming
  • Includes charging cable
  • Download Kensington Rise&Shine Clock and Weather application for clock and weather (Visit www.riseandshine.kensington.com for more details)
*Application compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone and iPod touch only

Kensington ComboSaver® Combination Portable Notebook Lock (SKU K64560US Steel Grey, SKU K64576US Red; SRP $24.99)
Protect your laptop from theft wherever you go, whether in the dorm room, college café or in the classroom. This easy-to-use combination lock has a low-profile design and self-coiling cable for easy travel to keep laptops securely anchored.

  • Slim-profile lock attaches to 99% of laptops with patented T-bar locking mechanism
  • 10,000 personalized combination codes
  • SAFE-tested for greater security and peace of mind

Kensington Wall Notebook Power Adapter with USB Port (K33402US; SRP $99.99)
Choosing a laptop power adapter has never been so easy. The Kensington Wall Notebook Power Adapter with USB Power Port works with most laptops and it offers portable, simple and reliable power. No more fighting over limited power outlets in your dorm room - choose an adapter that charges multiple devices from one source. Use the built-in USB Power Port to power and charge mobile devices such as mobile phones, smart phones, iPhone, iPod, MP3 players and more.

  • Includes laptop tips for: Dell®, HP®, Compaq®, IBM®, Lenovo™, Toshiba®, Sony®, Gateway®, Acer®
  • Over current protection; over voltage protection; over temperature protection; short-circuit protection
  • Share one power source with multiple laptops from different manufacturers

Kensington ShareCentral™ 2 (SKU K33900US; SRP $59.99)
Now you can share USB devices between two computers without all that plugging and unplugging. Simply push a button and the ShareCentral™ automatically makes the swap. Conveniently sharing your printer and other USB gadgets with dorm mates makes those essays and homework assignments that much easier.

  • Simply press a button to switch individual USB devices from one computer to another
  • Easy to set up and easy to use with no network required and one USB cable
  • Both computers have direct access to the printer thanks to Automatic Printer Sharing
  • Eliminates cable clutter and is wall mountable

Kensington Contour Backpack (SKU K62238US; SRP $69.99)
The ultimate in mobility for comfort-minded students. Its unique, fully-adjustable lumbar support uses a contoured panel to hug the back and help shift weight onto the hips. The curved, shock-absorbing shoulder straps help keep the load light while the padded SnugFit™ sleeve delivers heavy-duty computer protection.

  • Padded, contoured shoulder straps ease neck and shoulder strain
  • Flap-free access to quickly reach computer and contents. Convenient front pocket organizes key items at your fingertips
  • Handle doubles as strap to hang case from wheeled bag
  • Expandable water bottle holder and headphone port for MP3 player

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About Kensington

Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington's mobile security product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice, keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories, carrying cases and iPad/iPhone/iPod accessories. 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 products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.

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