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Sun City Center Computer Club Stays Germ Free During Flu Season with the Kensington® Washable Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection

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Community Work and Computing Area Gets Extra Layer of Cleanliness to Protect

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories for the mobile consumer, is proud to assist The Computer Club of Sun City Center Florida in staying germ free this flu season with  the company's recently announced Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection.

Sun City Center is an Age Restricted Community, so there may be a higher risk for complications from the flu, due to the age of its residents. The Computer Club provides both computer classes and an Open Lab to all of the local residents. Classes are taught in the mornings, with Open Lab available each afternoon except Sunday. Residents use the Lab to download programs and files with the Club's high speed Internet connection, learn and practice new applications, provide computer access to their visiting guests and, seemingly, unlimited other purposes.

"We want our residents to enjoy the benefits of computers and, because we care about their health and well being, we believe a clean environment should come with the technology they use," said Jack Fischer, Director of Communications for The Computer Club at Sun City Center. "Our computer Lab supports a large amount of hands-on computing, which means a greater opportunity for the spread of germs. We provide germicidal hand cleaners for use in the Lab, but the Kensington keyboards are an added bonus," said Fischer.

The Kensington Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection is a smart, easy and affordable addition to any community environment where multiple users have access to a shared computer workspace. The antimicrobial material prevents the growth of mold, mildew and fungi. It is also waterproof and washable so it can be run under a tap to remove germs and contamination.

"We were delighted to find out that the Sun City Center Computer Club had implemented the use of our keyboards with antimicrobial protection in an effort to keep members safe and healthy during the flu season and also for year round computer use," said Christine Dumery, Director, Marketing Communications at Kensington. "Recent statistics on the spread of the H1N1 virus are alarming and while a computer keyboard certainly is not a 'cure-all' for the flu, it may be one very effective step that can be utilized in any shared computing environment, from a computer lab, hospital setting or government offices."

According to an October 5, 2009 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) survey posted to FluCount.org:

  • 44,555 official cases of H1N1 (swine flu) have been reported in the United States
  • 872 of them resulting in death
  • Most infected states include Wisconsin, Texas and Illinois
  • Most infected countries include United States, Australia and Mexico


Key Features of the Kensington Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection Include:
Antimicrobial Treatment- Special antimicrobial material 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 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 Win 7.

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Kensington Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection (SKU# K64406US white; SRP $39.99 and also available in black in late November, SKU #64407US; 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 antimicrobial material provides continuous microbe resistance.

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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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