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Kensington Laptop Desktop USB Recognized By CES as Innovations 2005 Design and Engineering Honoree

  • November 12, 2005

Award-winning Notebook-to-Desktop Solution will also be featured in Laptop Lane business airport centers across the country.

Kensington Technology Group, a leading maker of accessories that enhance the lifestyle of the Digitally Active™, today announced that its new Laptop Desktop USB was named by CES 2005 as an Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase honoree in the Computer Accessories category

The Kensington Laptop Desktop USB, along with the other honorees, will be on special display in the prestigious Innovations Plus area located in CES Central Plaza at the 2005 International CES being held on January 6-9, 2005 in Las Vegas. It will also be showcased at the Kensington booth (# 36438) in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"We are honored that our Laptop Desktop USB has been recognized by CES for its innovative concept and design," said Janet Dulsky, Director of Product Management at Kensington. "The enthusiastic reception we're receiving at retail is a clear indication that this product meets both the aesthetic and functional needs of the digitally active consumer."

CES Innovations 2005 Honoree - Laptop Desktop USB
Designed for laptops 16" and smaller, the Laptop Desktop USB is a space saving and money saving solution for everyone from students living at home or in a dorm to the home/office entrepreneur to the office road warrior. Users simply slip their laptop computer into an attractive, glove-like holder that doubles as a docking station. By using a separate keyboard and mouse that connects directly to the Laptop Desktop USB, laptop users effectively convert their mobile PC into a slim desktop computer, complete with a screen that is automatically raised for optimal viewing and ergonomic adjustability. In addition to eliminating the need for bulky desktop monitors, the Laptop Desktop USB offers a built-in 4-port USB 2.0 hub that provides convenient one-time connection of additional accessories. Users can further customize their workspace by adjusting the unit's screen height, as well as through tilt and swivel features.

"With the growth of laptop sales continuing at a rapid pace, it's clear that consumers are seeking solutions for going from mobile to stationary quickly and easily, while allowing them to claim back their home and office desks," said Don Angel, VP of Product Development.

Kensington also announced that Laptop Desktop USB will be one of three Kensington products available at Laptop Lane. Wayport's Laptop Lane airport business centers offer travelers private offices with business equipment and services, including PC workstations, Internet access, conference-calling capabilities, and more. Located in major airports across the country, Laptop Lane will now feature the Kensington Laptop Desktop USB, as well as the SlimType Keyboard and the PilotMouse Optical.

About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.

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