Philip Damiano and Andrew Newmark
1981 was a year of new concepts. The first woman nominated to the Supreme Court, music television launched with MTV, Lady Diana married Prince Charles and Kensington emerged as a company, launching the System Saver, the product that propelled Kensington into the marketplace.
Today, Kensington is the #1 seller of physical notebook security products and true market leader in mobile computing accessories. Click on the years below and take a walk through time with us.
Kensington is formed as a manufacturer of high-quality computer peripherals. Our first product, "System Saver" a combined cooling fan/surge protector for the Apple II; becomes an instant hit with 200,000 units sold.
MasterPiece Power Control Center is introduced 7. Surge protected outlets, power up or down with one convenient master switch.
Kensington Turbo Mouse introduced for the Macintosh, Macintosh™ Plus, Apple® lle and Apple llc.
Kensington’s first Sales Force is hired.
We attend MacWorld
Kensington predicts that laptop theft will become a major problem for corporate America and begins work on a creating a simple, universal solution.
PassProof - security systems for Mac’s
The Security Slot is born. Kensington invents and commercializes the MicroSaver® security-cable-&-lock device designed to secure notebooks using the Kensington security slot.
The new version of Expert Mouse 4.0 is the first trackball to completely integrate hardware and software for total customer control.
Silicon Sports is acquired and the product line is added to the Kensington offering.
Mouse-in-a-Box ships to give users an innovative, plug-and-play mouse.
New products include QuickTrieve, SmartSockets, SlimScreen, Desktop MicroSaver, Orbit, Wrist Pillow and more.
Flylight is launched and is a huge hit with business travelers worldwide.
And 34 new products launch including TurboBall, MouseWorks, ValuMouse and Xterminator Dual Control.
Kensington launches the Orbit ADB/USB MAC and the ComboSaver™ combination lock using the MicroSaver security cable.
New Turbo Mouse Pro Wireless Trackball is introduced into the market, as well as the Slim MicroSaver® security cable -- a re-engineered, sleeker version of the MicroSaver cable designed for use on the slimmest new notebooks. Flylight sales reached $1 million worldwide.
Kensington Wireless USB Docking Station brings convenience of a wireless connection to standard USB devices, audio speakers and even an external monitor which simply need to be plugged into the dock once, so users can save time and work comfortably without being tethered to a desk space.
Kensington launches SlimBlade Trackball for the Mac and PC to bring new level of control, comfort and ease. By combining hardware and software into one integrated interface it allows smooth operation to navigate and manipulate digital content through the ball itself.
Kensington introduced a groundbreaking approach to mobile security, BungeeAir™ Wireless Security Tether™ and Case for iPhone. BungeeAir alerts the owner when a phone is at risk to provide a first line of defense against loss of device or data.
AbsolutePower™ Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger, is the first compact charger of its kind with 100W of power to simultaneously triple charge mobile devices.
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