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Kensington Smart Travel Tips & Accessories--- The Power to Be Your Own Best Companion

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6/15/2010

Six Affordable, Grab & Go Must Haves for Summer Put you in Charge

 

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in mobile computing accessories, offers a wide variety of products to keep you connected wherever your journey takes you this summer travel season. Kensington's smart made simple™ accessories are with you every step of your vacation -- from charging your iPhone on airplanes, to boosting your GPS volume in the car and packing your mobile devices safely on foot.

A recent 2010 USA Today report1 indicates that travel professionals are ready to declare an end to the era of the stay-at-home vacation. With this increase in tourism, and to help travelers make the most of their summer vacations, Kensington offers the following smart tips and products for fun and safe journeys:

  1. Get rid of the drain - Pack backup power that will work within any environment, as your travel takes you through hotels, rental cars, airplanes, trains, and nature scenes. Look for products that will charge many items simultaneously, such as a laptop, smartphone, e-reader, MP3 player, or digital camera.
  2. Expect the unexpected - Don't leave home without your survival kit in case your tour guide takes a detour for a longer than planned trip! Bring water, snacks, GPS or maps, a mobile phone, a battery pack to stay fully powered, and a comfortable bag to pack it all in on your journey.
  3. It's not the destination. It's the journey - Take a stand against "staycations." Summer travel can be fun and affordable, just by leaving your neighborhood and visiting local lakes for a swim or mountains for a hike. Take your loved ones, a camera, and iPod or other mobile device for a day trip just miles away to make new summer memories.
  4. Only bring what you can carry - There's no point in packing your life away for a week's vacation, especially if your items won't be coming with you outside of a hotel. Try to bring only the essentials to save space and lighten your load, such as accessories to keep your personal technology safe and fully charged.

Essential Summer Accessories from Kensington:


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Kensington Wall/Air Ultra Compact Notebook Power Adapter (K38067US; SRP $119.99)
Fly through airports with the Kensington Wall/Air Ultra Compact Notebook Power Adapter. It also charges other mobile devices, even in the air, so you'll have fewer chargers to pack. And it's ENERGY STAR® qualified, so it uses an average of 30% less energy than conventional power adapters.

  • 43% smaller and 32% lighter than standard power adapters*
  • Built-in USB power port charges mobile devices
  • Travel pack includes airline charging cable, retractable mini USB charging cable, micro USB adapter tip and travel pouch
  • Compatible with laptop computers from HP®/Compaq®, Dell®, Acer®, Toshiba®, Lenovo®/IBM®, Sony®, Gateway®, and Asus®
*Based on regular 90 watt adapter

"Summer travel rebound: Are we there yet?" by Larry Copeland and Gary Stoller, USA TODAY, May 21, 2010, http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-05-20-summer-travel_N.htm


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Kensington Travel Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod Touch (K33456US; SRP $69.99).
Perfect for long flights and small travel bags, here's a big boost of power with zero charging cables to pack. Everything you need to charge and power your iPhone or iPod is built in to the Kensington Travel Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod Touch. It even doubles as a kickstand for hands-free landscape viewing of movies and video when you're on the road.

  • Built-in dock connector charges your iPhone and flip-out USB tip recharges battery pack
  • Extends play time up to 23 hours music, up to 7 hours of video and up to 5 hours of talk time*
  • Compatibility includes iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod touch. It charges iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th gen), iPod classic, iPod mini, and iPod (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th gen).
**Designed for iPhone and iPod touch

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Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount with Sound Amplified Cradle for iPhone (K66627US; SRP $39.99)
Give your phone calls a sound boost in the car with the Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount with Sound Amplified Cradle for iPhone. The built-in amplification system in the cradle doubles the volume coming from your iPhone speaker, making it easier to hear your turn-by-turn directions, calls and more. The cradle mounts in seconds to the windshield or vent and holds your iPhone securely on even the roughest terrain.

  • Amplifies iPhone speaker for double the volume with no added battery drain
  • Includes both windshield and vent mounts
  • Cradle pivots for vertical or landscape modes
  • Works with any navigation application for iPhone (inclusive of Navigon®, TomTom®, and more)
  • Includes 4 sets of swappable rubber inserts to fit 2G/3G/3GS iPhones with and without a case

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Kensington PowerBolt™ Micro Car Charger (K39224US; SRP $24.99)
Turn drive time into charge time with the Kensington PowerBolt™ Micro Car Charger. With 2.1 Amps, there's plenty of power to give your iPad, iPhone and iPod a quick charge. And its ultra low-profile design blends nicely into your vehicle's interior.

  • Now 2.1 Amps ready to provide quick iPad charging
  • Detachable USB cable lets you charge and sync your iPad, iPhone or iPod
  • Compatible with iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th gen), iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th gen) excluding 3rd Generation iPod

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Kensington Sling Bag (9"-10") (K62571US; SRP $19.99)
Your sleek iPad deserves better than a standard computer bag. And the Kensington Sling Bag delivers. Slide in your iPad, sling it over your shoulder and you're good to go in style while keeping your iPad safe from bumps and scratches. The Sling Bag has room for your iPad, netbook or tablet PC, plus all of your essentials.

  • Over-the-shoulder, messenger bag style sling with adjustable Velcro® strap
  • Outside pocket with mobile phone compartment
  • Inside soft padded safety compartment for your iPad protects it against bumps and scratches and accessory pocket for wallet, keys and more
  • Fits iPad, netbooks or other tablet PC up to 10.2"

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Kensington ComboSaver® Combination Portable Notebook Lock (K64560US; SRP $24.99)
Protect your notebook from theft wherever you go. This easy-to-use combination lock has a low-profile design and self-coiling cable for easy travel to keep laptop securely anchored. The lock attaches to 99% of laptops with patented T-bar locking mechanism.

  • 10,000 personalized combination codes and online registration makes it easy to retrieve lost combinations
  • 4-wheel keyless combination lock
  • 6 ft self-coiling steel cable retracts to 3 inches

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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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