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Kensington Enters the Emerging Market of Internet Communications

  • September 18, 2006

Dial, Connect, and Control your Internet Calls Easily with Vo300

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in mobile computing accessories, today announced the first in a series of communication products that make Internet calls through your computer easier. TheVo300 USB Internet Speakerphone simplifies voice calls made over the Internet by delivering the push-button experience that consumers are used to.

New computer applications that allow people to make Internet calls are gaining traction over traditional phone systems. Kensington is addressing the emerging needs of the consumers who want to use their laptops/computers to access voice communications with ease. Over 113 million persons currently use Skype® to call business contacts, family and friends around the world. As a leader in mobile computing accessories, Kensington is at the forefront of Internet communications, creating products that make Internet calling easier and enhancing the consumer's experience.

"The motto for all of our products is 'Smart Made Simple'. We interpret cutting-edge technology and create products that are easy to use" said Eleanor Sales, Senior Regional Product Marketing Manager for Kensington. "Making calls over the Internet, rather than the phone line, has grown in popularity because of the enhanced versatility, affordability and functionality that Internet calling offers. Our new product takes advantage of Internet calling benefits, and brings it to consumers in a simple, familiar device."

Designed for Skype®, the Vo300 gives you independent control of all Skype® features without interrupting the work on your computer. The Vo300 provides all of the touch points of a typical phone: dial pad, built-in screen and premium speakerphone making it easy to dial, connect and control your internet-based calls. It also features echo-cancellation for crystal clear calls.

Vo300 USB Internet Speakerphone: Dial, connect, and control your Internet calls easily. Designed for Skype®, it's a high-quality speakerphone and a telephone dial pad making it the easiest way to make Internet calls through your computer. If you use Skype® at your desk or on the road, just connect it to your USB port and get the features you need at your fingertips. Access Voicemail, place call on hold, or mute requires only one-touch operation. A built-in high-quality speakerphone is ideal for hands-free conversations or conference calls. An echo-canceling microphone ensures clear voice quality and an integrated dial pad replaces your computer number pad for easier dialing. The built-in LCD screen coupled with Skype® function buttons let you scan contacts and view call history. Suggested retail price: $89.99

"The best products use new technology to improve people's lives," said Sales. "The user experience is at once elevated to a new standard and at the same time intuitive. You do not need to be tech savvy to use this product; you just dial a call like you are used to. The Internet enhances the telephone platform and the Vo300 takes full advantage of this new platform. What could be more natural than using a phone to make a call?"

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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