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New iPod® Speakers from Kensington® Fill Your Life with Sound

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9/18/2006

Share your favorite tunes at home or anywhere you go

Kensington Computer Products Group, a leading computer and iPod accessory company, today announced that it has expanded its award-winning line of iPod accessories with the immediate availability of two new speakers. The FX 300 Speaker To Go is a lightweight portable speaker designed for all MP3 and iPod music players, including the newly announced iPod nano and video. With a retail price of $29.99, the FX 300 Speaker To Go makes a sound gift for the holidays. The SX 3000R Speakers with FM Radio for iPod combines best in class speaker technology from NXT™ and a stunning industrial design that complements any iPod. The SX 3000R Speaker with Radio for iPod also offers the added benefit of an FM radio and the convenience of a wireless remote to control music from across the room.

"Kensington continues to offer iPod enthusiasts the accessories that allow them to get the most out of the digital music experience," said Giovanni Sena, Kensington Senior Product Manager for iPod accessories. "Our new speakers offer great sound while taking up less space."

With the growing popularity of MP3 players, the FX 300 Speaker To Go and SX 3000R Speakers with FM Radio for iPod promise to be a hit this holiday season. A recent study by global market research firm, Ipsos, indicates that as many as 20% of Americans over the age of 12 now own portable MP3 players and 5% own more than one. Furthermore, according to the Consumer Electronics Association's Annual Holiday Spending Survey of 2005, MP3 players were the most desired gift of the holiday season, a trend that promises to repeat this year when consumers purchase or receive their first MP3 player or upgrade to newer models. With these trends in mind, Kensington is once again at the forefront of the consumer needs with a complete line of iPod® and MP3 accessories.

FX300 Speaker To Go from Kensington

The Kensington FX 300 Speaker To Go is a smartly designed lightweight protective case with exterior volume control for easy operation. It also takes advantage of best-in-class speaker technology from NXT™, which allows the small unit to deliver sound quality superior to much larger and heavier designs. The Kensington FX 300 Speaker To Go simply connects to the headphone port of any MP3 player and requires absolutely no setup - just plug it in and you're ready to go! Suggested retail price $29.99.

Key Features & Benefits Include:

  • Lightweight speaker that delivers great sound to go - picnics, tailgate parties, on the beach, poolside
  • Splash resistant, durable case keeps any MP3 player protected from everyday wear and tear
  • Convenient exterior volume control with on/off switch
  • Smart storage space for ear buds, keys, cash, credit cards, etc.
  • Plug and play simplicity requires no setup or software
  • Two AAA batteries (included) provide up to 10 hours of play

SX 3000R Speakers with FM Radio for iPod from Kensington

SX 3000R Speakers with FM radio for iPod is a flat-panel speaker that uses best in class NXT™ technology. It offers the added benefit of an FM radio and the convenience of a wireless remote to control your music from across the room. Audiophiles have appreciated flat-panel sound for years. Now the SX 3000R Speakers with FM Radio for iPod add this broad-spectrum fidelity to the desktop. Superior iPod sound quality, onboard FM radio and powerful wireless remote add even more value to the already great sound. SRP $179.99

Key Features & Benefits Include:

  • Easy-to-use remote controls music from across the room
  • Tune in to your favorite FM radio stations
  • Built-in charger recharges iPod either on or off
  • Fall asleep or wake up to your favorite music using your iPod's built-in alarm clock and sleep timer
  • The NXT SurfaceSound® speaker technology provides rich, balanced, natural sound
  • Built-in Apple Universal dock fits all 30-pin dock iPod including new iPod nano and video

"The SX 3000R Speakers for iPod as well as the FX 300 Speaker to Go for iPod are great Holiday gift ideas without breaking the bank," said Sena. "Kensington offers big sound at a competitive price point."

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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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