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Kensington® Products and Tips Make Summer Travel Simpler and More Fun!

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7/14/2008

-- Stay Connected While on On the Go and Return With Lots of Digital Memories to Share --

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories for the mobile consumer, offers a wide variety of products to enhance the travel experience during the busy summer season. Kensington's easy to pack, stylish and multi-function products help vacationers get the most out of their digital devices whether they are on a plane, taking an extensive road trip or simply heading out for a day at the beach.

Kensington research shows that the four most frequently used personal technology products carried around during the day are a digital camera, a flash drive, a mobile phone and an MP3 player - devices that can add both pleasure and practical support to summer travel. Research also indicates that 65% of people plan to take their laptop computer with them on vacation. To help vacationers travel lightly and securely with all those digital devices, Kensington offers the following tips:

  • Pack smart - Look for products that have a compact shape that will fit conveniently into your bag. Since so many people like to bring their laptop along, a laptop backpack style case with lots of pockets can serve double duty as your travel bag.
  • Get a "one size fits all" charger - Back up power during summer travel is a must. Look for accessories that can charge a multitude of products such as your digital camera, MP3 player, mobile phone and laptop computer.
  • Keep that laptop locked - Notebook theft takes only seconds and thieves prey on tourists. Keep your laptop secure at all times with a cable-locking system - in a café, on a train, in a hotel room.
  • Easy does it - Vacation travel often includes new surprises around every corner - so be ready to "seize the moment" for catching each special scene. Leave complicated devices at home and pack only those that are simple, plug and play, at your fingertips to capture all those split second sights and sounds.

"Summer travel is about fun, family time and capturing special moments without worrying that your digital camera or mobile phone has enough juice to last for the day or that someone is about to steal your laptop," said Christine Dumery, Director, Marketing Communications at Kensington. "Whether people are off to Pismo Beach or Portland, we have the "smart made simple" products that let everyone keep their laptops and digital devices secure and ready to spring into use at all times."

Must Have Summer Accessories from Kensington:

Kensington ComboSaver® Combination Portable Notebook Lock: This easy-to-use combination lock has a low-profile design and self-coiling cable for easy travel to keep laptops securely anchored. It can protect a laptop anywhere, anytime, and is available in both Steel grey and high fashion Red. (SKU K64560US Steel grey and SKU K64576US Red; SRP $24.99)

Kensington Portable Power Outlet: Turn one outlet into five! Now you can simultaneously power and charge up to five mobile devices, including your laptop, mobile phone, PDA, iPod®-just about all your essentials- from one portable wall outlet. A nifty accessory with a low profile, compact shape travels easily to conference rooms, hotels, airports, anywhere you need to work. (SKU K38032US; SRP $24.99)

Kensington LiquidAUX™ Deluxe for iPhone or iPod: Don't forget to pack the product that will keep the music going all summer long! The Kensington LiquidAUX Deluxe for iPhone™ or iPod® with its auxiliary port connection allows users to simply play tunes from their iPhone or iPod connecting directly to the car stereo for clear, crisp fidelity. Spend more time looking at the road and less time fumbling with your iPhone or iPod by using the wireless remote that lets you change tracks, play/pause your music and even answer your phone calls. No more messy cords. (SKU K33430US; SRP $99.99)

Kensington Mini Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod: Keep your iPhone or iPod powered or charged whenever and wherever you need it. The rechargeable Kensington Mini Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod has the power you need to keep the conversations and music going throughout the day. And it's small enough to slip in a pocket or stay attached to your iPhone or iPod. (SKU K33442US; SRP $49.99)

Kensington Ci95m Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver: Ready, set, go! No matter where you work this summer, the ultra-portable Kensington Ci95 Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver offers instant connectivity, so it is always ready when you are. The Ci95m Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver is designed with a rugged, ultra-thin design that withstands whatever the road dishes out, yet travels easily and fits great in your hand. (SKU K72328US; SRP $39.99)

Kensington Contour™ Traveler Notebook Backpack: Just because you bring your laptop computer on vacation does not mean you have to sacrifice a great looking case. Kensington offers a variety of stylish laptop cases that protect and include key features such as an Air-Flo Contour Panel to dissipate heat and hug the body for greater comfort and carrying ease, Purpose-Built™ pockets for your essentials, an Organizer Grid™ and a detachable shoulder strap that tucks away neatly on the side when not in use. All Kensington laptop cases are exclusively endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). (SKU K62432US; SRP $69.99)

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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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