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Kensington Announces New Android OS Compatibility for the Award Winning Proximo™ App-Enabled Range of Accessories

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<p><a href="http://www.kensington.com/kensington/us/us/home.aspx">Kensington</a>, a worldwide leader in delivering <em>smart. safe. simple.&trade;</em> mobile accessories, today announced new compatibility for its Proximo App-enabled accessory family, now ready to work on Samsung&reg; Galaxy S&reg;, Samsung&reg; Galaxy Note&trade;, and Samsung&reg; Galaxy Tab&trade;. Proximo, an App-Enabled accessory is designed to help you find your phone, keys or valuables easily and ensure you never lose them again. Proximo&Ocirc; first became available to iPhone users in January. The latest App version 1.6 includes new features to make finding and not losing your phones and valuables a truly easy experience for iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4S and Galaxy S4, S3 owners.</p>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">New Features of Proximo App v1.6 for iOS and Android include: </span></strong></p>
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<li><strong>Quiet Zones &ndash; </strong>use &ldquo;Current Location&rdquo; or &ldquo;Pin-Drop&rdquo; map features to designate places where you don't want to be disturbed by Proximo's Alerts</li>
<li><strong>Lock Screen on Alarm &ndash; </strong>improved security via option to instantly lock your phone the moment the Key Fob and phone separate themselves<strong> (</strong>exclusive on Samsung Devices)</li>
<li><strong>Personalize Alert Sounds &ndash; </strong>now compose your own Fob or Tag Alerts via In-App Purchase option (Sold separately)</li>
<li><strong>Performance Enhancements &ndash; </strong>improved battery life, App stability and simplified interface</li>
<li><strong>Expanded Compatibility </strong><strong>&ndash;</strong><strong> </strong>Proximo App v1.6 works on Samsung&reg; Galaxy S&reg;, Samsung&reg; Galaxy Note&trade;, and Samsung&reg; Galaxy Tab&trade; as well as iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S. Also optimized for iPad.&nbsp;</li>
</ul>
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<p>Every 3.5 seconds, a mobile phone is lost or stolen. For today&rsquo;s always connected mobile users, a smartphone is more than just expensive to replace&mdash;it is often the &ldquo;keeper&rdquo; of a tremendous amount of personal, confidential and work related information too. Never worry again about losing your phone, keys, or briefcase&mdash; with Proximo. &nbsp;</p>
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<p>Proximo Bluetooth&reg; Tracker is App-Enabled and combines hardware and software. It works by setting up a wireless connection between your smartphone or tablet with the Proximo Key Fob or Proximo Tag using Bluetooth&reg; Smart Technology. Proximo&rsquo;s App dashboard is &ldquo;always on&rdquo; and can track up to five items concurrently. Proximo will alert you the moment you leave your smartphone or Key Fob behind, while the App will help you find your Key Fob or Tag at press of a button. Additionally, Proximo&rsquo;s App running in your iPhone or Galaxy keeps you from forgetting your Key Fob or Tag, and if you do it will help you find them easily.</p>
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<p>&ldquo;With Proximo it's never been easier finding your phone, keys or valuables and ensuring you don't lose them again,&rdquo; said Juan Rodriguez, Senior Global Product Manager at Kensington.</p>
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<p><strong>Kensington Proximo&trade; Key Fob Bluetooth&reg; Tracker (K97150US; SRP $39.99) </strong><strong>&ndash; </strong>Find Your Phone, Find Your Key Fob! The Proximo Key Fob is designed to help you find your iPhone or Galaxy at a press of a button. The Proximo App running on your iPhone or Galaxy helps you find your Key Fob easily and ensure that you don't lose your keys again. Proximo will alert you the moment you leave your Smartphone or Key Fob behind. Proximo App running in your iPhone or Galaxy keeps you from forgetting your Key Fob, and if you do it will help you find them. With Proximo Finding Your Phone or Keys has never been easier.</p>
<ul>
<li>Proximo now compatible with Samsung Galaxy S4/S3*, Samsung Note, Samsung Tab as well as iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S, iPad</li>
<li>Lock your Phone Screen the moment you separate from the Phone (Exclusive for Samsung Devices)</li>
<li>Alarm ensures you don't forget your Phone or Keys behind</li>
<li>Fob Smartphone Finder Button makes it easy to find your phone</li>
<li>Find Alert help you find your Key Fob via sound or light alerts</li>
<li>Last Seen provides you a map pin-drop to help you recover your Key Fob</li>
<li>Quiet Zones help you define "Don't Disturb Me" locations such as your home </li>
<li>Custom Alerts allows you to create your own Fob Alerts</li>
<li>Key Fob 8mm Slim and Robust design fits nicely on Key Ring</li>
<li>App monitors the 6 month Battery life on Key Fob</li>
</ul>
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<p><strong>Kensington Proximo&trade; Tag Bluetooth&reg; Tracker (K97151US; SRP $24.99) </strong><strong>&ndash; </strong>Find your Tagged Valuables! The Proximo Tag is design to help you find your tagged valuables easily from your Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. Use the Proximo App running in your smartphone to find, ensure you don't lose or help you recover your tagged valuables. With Proximo Finding Your Valuables has never been easier.</p>
<ul>
<li>Proximo now compatible with Samsung Galaxy S4/S3*, Samsung Note, Samsung Tab as well as iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S, iPad</li>
<li>Locks your Phone Screen the moment you separate from the Phone (Exclusive for Samsung Devices)</li>
<li>Alarm ensures you don't forget your valuables behind</li>
<li>Find Alert help you find your tagged valuables via sound or light alerts</li>
<li>Last Seen provides you a map pin-drop to help you recover your tagged valuables</li>
<li>Quiet Zones help you define "Don't Disturb Me" locations such as your home &nbsp;</li>
<li>Custom Alerts allows you to create your own Tag alerts</li>
<li>Proximo Tag slim and robust design attaches easily to your bags, keys or other valuables</li>
<li>App monitors the 6 month Battery life on Tag</li>
</ul>
<p>* Proximo App v1.6 requires: Samsung&nbsp;Galaxy S3: 4.<strong>3</strong>&nbsp;or later &amp; Galaxy S4: 4.<strong>2</strong>&nbsp;or later.</p>
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9/18/2013

It's never been easier to find your phone or items and ensure you don't lose them again.

Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ mobile accessories, today announced new compatibility for its Proximo App-enabled accessory family, now ready to work on Samsung® Galaxy S®, Samsung® Galaxy Note™, and Samsung® Galaxy Tab™. Proximo, an App-Enabled accessory is designed to help you find your phone, keys or valuables easily and ensure you never lose them again. ProximoÔ first became available to iPhone users in January. The latest App version 1.6 includes new features to make finding and not losing your phones and valuables a truly easy experience for iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4S and Galaxy S4, S3 owners.

 

New Features of Proximo App v1.6 for iOS and Android include:

  • Quiet Zones – use “Current Location” or “Pin-Drop” map features to designate places where you don't want to be disturbed by Proximo's Alerts
  • Lock Screen on Alarm – improved security via option to instantly lock your phone the moment the Key Fob and phone separate themselves (exclusive on Samsung Devices)
  • Personalize Alert Sounds – now compose your own Fob or Tag Alerts via In-App Purchase option (Sold separately)
  • Performance Enhancements – improved battery life, App stability and simplified interface
  • Expanded Compatibility Proximo App v1.6 works on Samsung® Galaxy S®, Samsung® Galaxy Note™, and Samsung® Galaxy Tab™ as well as iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S. Also optimized for iPad. 

 

Every 3.5 seconds, a mobile phone is lost or stolen. For today’s always connected mobile users, a smartphone is more than just expensive to replace—it is often the “keeper” of a tremendous amount of personal, confidential and work related information too. Never worry again about losing your phone, keys, or briefcase— with Proximo.  

 

Proximo Bluetooth® Tracker is App-Enabled and combines hardware and software. It works by setting up a wireless connection between your smartphone or tablet with the Proximo Key Fob or Proximo Tag using Bluetooth® Smart Technology. Proximo’s App dashboard is “always on” and can track up to five items concurrently. Proximo will alert you the moment you leave your smartphone or Key Fob behind, while the App will help you find your Key Fob or Tag at press of a button. Additionally, Proximo’s App running in your iPhone or Galaxy keeps you from forgetting your Key Fob or Tag, and if you do it will help you find them easily.

 

“With Proximo it's never been easier finding your phone, keys or valuables and ensuring you don't lose them again,” said Juan Rodriguez, Senior Global Product Manager at Kensington.

 

Kensington Proximo™ Key Fob Bluetooth® Tracker (K97150US; SRP $39.99) Find Your Phone, Find Your Key Fob! The Proximo Key Fob is designed to help you find your iPhone or Galaxy at a press of a button. The Proximo App running on your iPhone or Galaxy helps you find your Key Fob easily and ensure that you don't lose your keys again. Proximo will alert you the moment you leave your Smartphone or Key Fob behind. Proximo App running in your iPhone or Galaxy keeps you from forgetting your Key Fob, and if you do it will help you find them. With Proximo Finding Your Phone or Keys has never been easier.

  • Proximo now compatible with Samsung Galaxy S4/S3*, Samsung Note, Samsung Tab as well as iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S, iPad
  • Lock your Phone Screen the moment you separate from the Phone (Exclusive for Samsung Devices)
  • Alarm ensures you don't forget your Phone or Keys behind
  • Fob Smartphone Finder Button makes it easy to find your phone
  • Find Alert help you find your Key Fob via sound or light alerts
  • Last Seen provides you a map pin-drop to help you recover your Key Fob
  • Quiet Zones help you define "Don't Disturb Me" locations such as your home
  • Custom Alerts allows you to create your own Fob Alerts
  • Key Fob 8mm Slim and Robust design fits nicely on Key Ring
  • App monitors the 6 month Battery life on Key Fob

 

Kensington Proximo™ Tag Bluetooth® Tracker (K97151US; SRP $24.99) Find your Tagged Valuables! The Proximo Tag is design to help you find your tagged valuables easily from your Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. Use the Proximo App running in your smartphone to find, ensure you don't lose or help you recover your tagged valuables. With Proximo Finding Your Valuables has never been easier.

  • Proximo now compatible with Samsung Galaxy S4/S3*, Samsung Note, Samsung Tab as well as iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S, iPad
  • Locks your Phone Screen the moment you separate from the Phone (Exclusive for Samsung Devices)
  • Alarm ensures you don't forget your valuables behind
  • Find Alert help you find your tagged valuables via sound or light alerts
  • Last Seen provides you a map pin-drop to help you recover your tagged valuables
  • Quiet Zones help you define "Don't Disturb Me" locations such as your home  
  • Custom Alerts allows you to create your own Tag alerts
  • Proximo Tag slim and robust design attaches easily to your bags, keys or other valuables
  • App monitors the 6 month Battery life on Tag

* Proximo App v1.6 requires: Samsung Galaxy S3: 4.3 or later & Galaxy S4: 4.2 or later.

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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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