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New Kensington® Washable Keyboard Helps Reduce Workplace Illness Risks

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6/16/2009

Washable Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection Offers Best Solution in "Cleanliness" to Improve General Office Hygiene Standards and Practices

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple? computing accessories, today introduced the Kensington Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection. The USB or PS2 plug and play keyboard is waterproof, easily washable and treated with an antimicrobial* that provides additional defense for the keyboard against bacteria. The new product meets administrative demand for the highest level of cleanliness within communal environments.

The Kensington Washable Keyboard addresses the critical need for keyboard sterilization within healthcare and lab environments where keyboards are stationed at areas of treatment, and are susceptible disease transfer. But communal work environments of all types can benefit from giving employees the ability to sanitize their keyboards with the same ease and frequency of routine hand-washing.

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology "2008 MRSA Pace of Progress Poll" indicates participants believe their institution could and should be doing more to prevent the most common pathogen responsible for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in U.S. hospitals, MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Included among top choices for improvement are more aggressive hand hygiene programs and greater compliance with housekeeping/equipment cleaning and decontamination practices.

*Please note: Sureshield is formulated with Antimicrobials to help suppress the growth of odor and stain-causing microorganisms on the treated surface. Sureshield is not intended as a substitute for good hygiene or to prevent food borne or infectious illnesses.

Key Features of the Kensington Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection Include:

  • Antimicrobial Treatment- Special treatment provides added defense against the growth of molds, mildews, and fungi associated with odor and stain-causing bacteria
  • Lab and Office Friendly- Water-proof and washable keyboard designed for use in many different environments, such as hospitals, government offices, schools and more
  • Easy, Convenient and Reliable- A standard size, white keyboard with 104-key layout that is plug and play via USB or PS2; the soft-touch keys offer a crisp, responsive touch for added comfort and is compatible with Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista
  • Kensington Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection (SKU# K64406US; SRP $39.99)
    You wash your hands to protect yourself from germs and now you can do the same for your keyboard. The Kensington Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection can be run under your tap and washed to remove germs and contamination. Plus the built-in microbial finish provides continuous microbe-fighting action to better protect the keyboard.

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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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