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New Kensington® QuickSeek™ FM Transmitter for iPod® Finds Clearest FM Station in Seconds

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5/15/2007

Spend More Time Enjoying Your iPod Tunes, Less Time Searching for a Station

 

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in mobile computing and iPod accessories, today announced the latest addition to its award-winning line of FM transmitters. The new QuickSeek FM Transmitter finds the clearest FM station for transmitting iPod tunes through a radio within seconds, improving transmission quality and convenience. This way, iPod users can enjoy their music, with crisp, clear sound, while eliminating the time-consuming tuning often needed to play an iPod through an FM radio.

In the past, consumers who owned an FM transmitter would have to toggle through each FM station in order to locate a station to transmit their songs with sufficient clarity. "This required a lot of time and effort, especially if the quality of the selected station changed in the middle of a commute," explained Kevin Ngo, Global Product Manager for Kensington. "With QuickSeek technology, Kensington has taken the headaches away by automatically finding the clearest FM station with the touch of a button."

Key Features of the QuickSeek FM Transmitter for iPod

  • QuickSeek technology finds the clearest station in seconds with the touch of a button
  • ClearFM™ technology1 delivers superior sound
  • FM transmitter plays tunes from your iPod through any FM radio, not just in your car
  • Charges your iPod while it plays through your car stereo
  • Detachable car charger also recharges USB powered devices, such as mobile or smartphones, PDA's and more
  • Three station pre-sets for instant tuning
  • Detachable spacer offers customized fit with iPod models in a protective case
  • Compatible with iPod models with a dock connector 2

Though the primary use of an FM transmitter is for the car, the QuickSeek FM transmitter offers flexibility to iPod users who are looking for a portable solution. With its detachable cable, it can conveniently be used in any car, in a hotel room, and with your home stereo. You don't even need to remove the iPod from its protective case, a big plus." said Ngo. "Finally, the detachable car charger can even recharge USB powered devices such as mobile or smartphones and PDAs for more versatility. It illustrates that Kensington really understands the consumer's 'front-seat environment' and everything the consumer wants to use there."

The Perfect Gift for Students and Father's Day

This portable, versatile iPod accessory will be available in May at all Apple store locations and on the Kensington Web site, just in time for the traditional "Dads and Grads" selling season.

  • QuickSeek™ FM Transmitter (SKU K33384): QuickSeek™ technology quickly displays the clearest station for transmitting your songs, letting you spend more time listening and less time searching for a station. ClearFM™ technology delivers clear, crisp sound, enhancing the total user experience. Suggested retail price $89.99

Experience the Quality of Kensington's iPod FM Transmitters

With its comprehensive line of iPod FM transmitters, Kensington is a global market leader in this category. Kensington FM transmitters are consistently rated as the highest-quality FM transmitters on the market and the Kensington Digital FM Transmitter/Auto Charger is the #1 consumer-rated and top seller on Apple.com.3

The QuickSeek FM Transmitter for iPod (SKU K33384) will be available immediately for pre-sale at Kensington.com and at Apple retail stores beginning May 18th.

1 Technology under license from Aerielle, Inc. U.S. Patent No. 6,671,494; 7,120,403 and other U.S. and Foreign Patents Pending.
2 Excluding 3rd Generation iPod
3 Based on sales and ratings of FM transmitters for iPod on www.apple.com dated April 2007.

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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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