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New Kensington QuickSeek™ FM Transmitter for iPod® Finds Clearest FM Station in Seconds

  • May 15, 2007

Spend More Time Enjoying Your iPod Tunes, Less Time Searching for a Station

 

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in mobile computing and iPod accessories, today announced the latest addition to its award-winning line of FM transmitters. The new QuickSeek FM Transmitter finds the clearest FM station for transmitting iPod tunes through a radio within seconds, improving transmission quality and convenience. This way, iPod users can enjoy their music, with crisp, clear sound, while eliminating the time-consuming tuning often needed to play an iPod through an FM radio.

In the past, consumers who owned an FM transmitter would have to toggle through each FM station in order to locate a station to transmit their songs with sufficient clarity. "This required a lot of time and effort, especially if the quality of the selected station changed in the middle of a commute," explained Kevin Ngo, Global Product Manager for Kensington. "With QuickSeek technology, Kensington has taken the headaches away by automatically finding the clearest FM station with the touch of a button."

Key Features of the QuickSeek FM Transmitter for iPod

  • QuickSeek technology finds the clearest station in seconds with the touch of a button
  • ClearFM™ technology1 delivers superior sound
  • FM transmitter plays tunes from your iPod through any FM radio, not just in your car
  • Charges your iPod while it plays through your car stereo
  • Detachable car charger also recharges USB powered devices, such as mobile or smartphones, PDA's and more
  • Three station pre-sets for instant tuning
  • Detachable spacer offers customized fit with iPod models in a protective case
  • Compatible with iPod models with a dock connector 2

Though the primary use of an FM transmitter is for the car, the QuickSeek FM transmitter offers flexibility to iPod users who are looking for a portable solution. With its detachable cable, it can conveniently be used in any car, in a hotel room, and with your home stereo. You don't even need to remove the iPod from its protective case, a big plus." said Ngo. "Finally, the detachable car charger can even recharge USB powered devices such as mobile or smartphones and PDAs for more versatility. It illustrates that Kensington really understands the consumer's 'front-seat environment' and everything the consumer wants to use there."

The Perfect Gift for Students and Father's Day

This portable, versatile iPod accessory will be available in May at all Apple store locations and on the Kensington Web site, just in time for the traditional "Dads and Grads" selling season.

  • QuickSeek™ FM Transmitter (SKU K33384): QuickSeek™ technology quickly displays the clearest station for transmitting your songs, letting you spend more time listening and less time searching for a station. ClearFM™ technology delivers clear, crisp sound, enhancing the total user experience. Suggested retail price $89.99

Experience the Quality of Kensington's iPod FM Transmitters

With its comprehensive line of iPod FM transmitters, Kensington is a global market leader in this category. Kensington FM transmitters are consistently rated as the highest-quality FM transmitters on the market and the Kensington Digital FM Transmitter/Auto Charger is the #1 consumer-rated and top seller on Apple.com.3

The QuickSeek FM Transmitter for iPod (SKU K33384) will be available immediately for pre-sale at Kensington.com and at Apple retail stores beginning May 18th.

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.

1 Technology under license from Aerielle, Inc. U.S. Patent No. 6,671,494; 7,120,403 and other U.S. and Foreign Patents Pending.
2 Excluding 3rd Generation iPod
3 Based on sales and ratings of FM transmitters for iPod on www.apple.com dated April 2007.

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