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Kensington® Delivers a 1-2-3 Punch with a Trio of CES Innovations Honoree Awards

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11/15/2005

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Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in mobile computing accessories, today announced that its Notebook Expansion Dock with Stand, 120 Watt Notebook AC/DC Power Adapter, and PilotMouse Laser Wireless Micro have all been named CES 2006 Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase honorees.

Each year, the Industrial Designers Society of America and a panel of independent engineers and members of the trade press select CES Innovations winners based on criteria of user value, aesthetics, contributions to the quality of life, and innovative design and qualities. For the second year in a row, Kensington's dedication to offering superior products that enhance the lifestyles of digitally active consumers has been recognized by the Innovations Awards Team at CES.

"We're very pleased with the verdict on our new line-up of products. We're introducing more and more of what Kensington is known for-smart, high-quality accessories," said Director of Marketing, Rob Humphrey. "We're constantly working to improve current designs and manufacture new products that we hope will become indispensable to the people who use them."

Kensington's three Innovations Honoree award winners will be on-display in the Innovations 2006 Showcase at the International CES in Las Vegas, NV, between January 5th and 8th, 2006.

Kensington's CES 2006 Innovations Honoree Award Winners:

  • Notebook Expansion Dock with Stand: This ingenious design converts laptops into desktops in seconds, without bulky, expensive monitors. The detachable dock provides 5.1 surround sound audio, Ethernet, parallel and serial, and high-speed USB 2.0 connections to your laptop through a single USB plug. Patent-pending SmartFit™ system adjusts for optimal viewing comfort. Suggested street price $169.99. SKU 60702.

  • 120 Watt Notebook AC/DC Power Adapter: Packed with 120 watts of power, the Kensington Notebook AC/DC Power Adapter uses patented technology to deliver all the power you need in a size that is up to 40% smaller and lighter than other power supplies. With its AC and DC power options, you always have the right adapter--whether in the office, on the road, or in the air. The Kensington 120 Watt Notebook AC/DC Power Adapter is the ideal replacement for your existing power supply. It is designed to provide reliable power for today's larger, high-performance laptops as well as other small mobile electronics such as iPods, cell phones, DVD players, and PDAs. Suggested street price: $129.99. SKU 33197.

  • PilotMouse Laser Wireless Micro: Using the most technically advanced laser mouse sensor ever produced, the convenience of 2.4GHz wireless, and the long battery life you need...all in one tiny mouse. With programmable buttons and a smooth scroll wheel, a high-speed USB receiver that tucks neatly inside, plus intelligent battery-saving technologies and the ability to work on just one AA battery, the Kensington PilotMouse Laser Wireless Micro packs maximum productivity into a minimum of space. Suggested street price $69.99. SKU 72238.

"Consumers are getting savvier and more demanding," said Humphrey. "We like to stay one step ahead, with designs that offer more than what's expected even before they're expected."

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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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