Award Winning Line of Kensington iPod Accessories Expands with Two New Products
Kensington, a worldwide leader in mobile computing accessories, announced today that it has expanded its award winning line of iPod accessories with the Spring 2006 availability of the Entertainment Dock 500 and the Accessory Adapter for iPod shuffle. The products are part of Kensington's growing accessories line for the iPod and the recently announced iPod nano and iPod video.
"The market for iPod accessories is still hotter than ever," said Giovanni Sena, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Kensington Computer Products Group. "We're excited to develop and offer users of the iPod more great accessories to choose from so that they can take full advantage of their musical and video experience."
According to research from The NPD Group, a consumer and retail information company, the portable digital player accessory market for 2005 has grossed nearly $412 million (January'05 - September'05) in the United States alone.
New Accessories from Kensington that Enhance the iPod Experience:
- Entertainment Dock 500: The Entertainment Dock 500 isn't just for music anymore. Using the video out ports (RCA or S-video) you can also share videos and photos from your iPod through your TV. With a touch of the wireless RF remote you can listen to music through your stereo or play a soundtrack while you view your favorite photos. Simultaneously charges iPod in the cradle. Estimated street price $99.99.
- Accessory Adapter for iPod shuffle: Get more out of your iPod® shuffle! The Accessory Adapter for iPod shuffle plugs into the USB connector on the iPod Shuffle and lets users play music or charge the iPod through many iPod-compatible accessories. From docking stations and chargers to FM devices and speaker systems, the Accessory Adapter for iPod shuffle lets you get maximum entertainment from the iPod shuffle. Estimated street price $19.99. SKU 33360
"Kensington continues to support the iPod digital music and video experience with accessories for our customers based on their needs and budgets," said Sena. "Whether you are using an original iPod, mini, shuffle, nano or the recently announced iPod video, Kensington has the accessories to let users simply plug and play."
In September Kensington also announced the following iPod accessories that will become broadly available in the Spring of 2006:
- sx 2000 Speakers for iPod-- The sx 2000 Speakers for iPod combines best-in-class speaker technology from NXT with a stunning industrial design that complements the iPod and the new iPod nano. At home or in the office, the Kensington sx 2000 Speakers for iPod do something that other speakers in its class can't. Thanks to breakthrough flat-panel SurfaceSound® speaker technology from NXT, the speakers deliver superior bass, more balanced sound, and a wider "sweet spot" versus traditional cone speakers. And unlike traditional speakers, the sx 2000 Speakers for iPod truly fills the room with sound from both the front and rear of the speaker - and at higher volume levels. In addition, auxiliary inputs allow using these speakers with the iPod shuffle and virtually any other MP3 player. Includes iPod Universal Dock. Compatible with any iPod with dock connector - old and new. Estimated street price: $159.99. SKU 33165
- Digital FM Radio and FM Transmitter for iPod-- This unique 2-in-1 FM transmitter and radio lets you listen to your favorite FM radio station with your iPod or transmit iPod tunes through your home or car stereo. The FM Transmitter will also seek out the clearest radio station in your area with the simple press of a button. The backlit digital display is simple to read and tune to any station, and you can lock in your favorites with four pre-sets. Patented Aerielle® technology delivers cleaner, higher quality audio when compared to other FM transmitters on the market. Bottom mount functionality provides universal compatibility with any iPod with dock connector - old and new. Estimated street price $79.99. SKU 33169
- Travel Plug Adapter with USB Charger-- A complete travel plug adapter in a convenient size. The plug adapter allows you to plug into outlets in up to 150 different countries. And two modules allow you to either charge your iPod or other USB powered devices, or plug in any consumer-electronic AC powered product. Simply press a button to slide out the appropriate plug. Then plug the electronic device into either the USB charger or AC module. The safety release button and built-in fuse ensure safe operation. Estimated street price $39.99. SKU 33346
- Transporters for iPod shuffle-- Two great ways to carry your iPod shuffle. Slide it over your belt or waistband, or snap it onto your briefcase or handbag. Transporters for iPod shuffle come with two attachments for easy carrying. Choose the sleek belt-clip for out-of-the-way convenience, or use the carabineer's handy spring-loaded clip to attach your shuffle to just about anything. The proprietary locking caps protect the USB connector and keep your shuffle safe and secure no matter where you put it. Estimated street price $19.99. SKU 33351
Notes to editors
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.