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Four Kensington® Products Honored with 2009 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award

  • November 11, 2008
  • Topics: Awards

LiquidAUX™ for iPhone and iPod and ShareCentral™ 5 among those featured at 2009 International CES

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple computing accessories for the mobile consumer, today announced that four products from the Connect it, Control it, Play it, and Power it lines were named by the Consumer Electronics Association as 2009 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase Honorees in the Computer Accessories and In-Vehicle Accessories categories. This is Kensington's fifth consecutive year receiving acknowledgment for brilliance in the design and engineering of cutting edge consumer electronics products.

Kensington has produced simple and stylish solutions to accommodate a mobile consumer's lifestyle needs without compromise. All of the award winning products feature a sleek and modern design to simplify the user experience at home, in the office, and on the go. The Kensington product philosophy supports the consumer need for convenient and useful products that look as good as they function in every environment.

Founded as a prominent consumer technology awards program that began in 1989, the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards recognize achievements in product design and engineering. It is sponsored by the CEA, producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the voice of industrial design, committed to advancing the profession through education, information, community and advocacy.

"We are delighted that Kensington products continue to be acknowledged by the panel of judges at such a well-respected organization," said Jason Stone, Design Manager for Kensington. "Our continued recognition with these prestigious awards is an honor to the thoughtful design and quality engineering that goes into the development of every new product at Kensington. The CES Innovations Awards are a testament to our success at providing our customers with a positive and enjoyable user experience for their every lifestyle need."

The award winning Kensington LiquidAUX for iPhone and iPod, ShareCentral 5, and two additional Kensington products to be unveiled in January 2009, will be on special display in the renowned Innovations 2009 Showcase, booth #72062, Innovations Plus at the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian during the 2009 International CES from January 8 through January 11 in Las Vegas.

The Kensington CES 2009 Innovations Honoree Award Winners:


Kensington LiquidAUX for iPhone and iPod (SKU K33429US) 
Pure sound and pure control are yours with the Kensington LiquidAUX for iPhone and iPod that lets you listen to your tunes through your car stereo. Designed for vehicles with auxiliary ports in the center console, it delivers superior sound quality while charging your iPhone or iPod's battery to never run out of power. The Kensington LiquidAUX for iPhone and iPod also includes a 2.4GHz wireless remote control to let you play/pause and skip tracks and a 4ft. audio extension cable to reach auxiliary ports far away from your car's power port. The LiquidAUX for iPhone and iPod has a suggested retail price of $99.99 and is available online and at retail locations nationwide.


Kensington ShareCentral 5 (SKU K33901US) 
No more plugging and unplugging computer devices. With Kensington ShareCentral 5, two computers can instantly share a printer, hard drive, scanner - up to any five USB peripherals - and switch between them with the simple press of a button. Easy to set up and easy to use with no network or software required, ShareCentral 5 also eliminates cable clutter by connecting device cords into a central desktop unit or mounting conveniently on a wall. The ShareCentral 5 has a suggested retail price of $79.99 and is available online and at retail locations nationwide.

Kensington Control it and Power it Products
Two additional Kensington products from the Control it and Power it product lines that were also honored with the Innovations Design and Engineering Award will be unveiled in January 2009 and are currently under NDA.

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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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