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Kensington® Recognized by CEA as Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Honoree for Third Year in a Row

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11/8/2006

MicroSaver® DS Notebook Lock and Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer featured at 2007 International CES

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in mobile computing accessories, announced today that both its MicroSaver® DS Notebook Lock and Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer, were named by the Consumer Electronics Association as CES 2007 Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase honorees, in the Computer Accessories category. Products that are entered in this prestigious program, are judged by a pre-eminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade press to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products.

As a widely renowned consumer technology awards program that began in 1989, the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards recognize achievements in product design and engineering. It is sponsored by Consumer Electronics Association, the producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the voice of industrial design, committed to advancing the profession through education, information, community and advocacy.

"Simple and intuitive to use, our products are designed to resonate with the consumer,” said Jason Stone, Design Manager at Kensington. “A positive user experience through design, thoughtful features and quality engineering are driving the development of every new product at Kensington."

The Kensington MicroSaver® DS Notebook Lock and Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer will be on special display in the prestigious Innovations 2007 Showcase booth (#68747) during the 2007 International CES at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from January 8 through January 11. Products from the Innovation honorees are also featured on www.CESweb.org/innovations.

"We are delighted that our products have been honored by such a well-respected organization three years in a row," said Director of Marketing Communications, Christine Dumery. "The CES Innovations Awards reflect our growing leadership as a top provider of computing accessories and products that keep mobile professionals connected while on the go."

The Kensington CES 2007 Innovations Honoree Award Winners:

  • MicroSaver® DS Notebook Lock (SKU 64343)
    With a unique flat key and three layers of cable strength: carbon tempered steel core, aircraft-grade steel cable, and external steel braided sheath, the MicroSaver® DS Notebook Lock exceeds industry security lock standards and is Kensington's most secure lock. Its patented T-bar locking mechanism provides outstanding lock strength and theft protection. Designed for everyone from students living in a dorm to the home-office entrepreneur to the road warrior, the MicroSaver® is the perfect money saving solution for laptop security. Also available in custom keyed options, it fits in the standard Kensington security slot found in 99% of laptops as well as many CPUs, flat panel monitors, projectors, printers, docking stations, tablet PCs and other devices. The MicroSaver® DS Notebook Lock has a suggested retail price of $54.99 and is available online and at retail locations nationwide.

  • Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer (SKU 33374)
    The conveniently portable Kensington Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer empowers users to control their presentation up to 60 feet away - completely uninhibited by any cords or wires. Its bright laser beam is easy to track and eliminates the need for a separate pointer. Additionally, the wireless USB receiver stores inside the controller and employs a hidden on/off switch with fingertip control for easy, simple use. The compact unit is smartly designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. The Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer has a suggested retail price of $59.99 and is available online and at retail locations nationwide.

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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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