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Kensington Announces the First Docking Station for MacBook® Computers via USB

smart made simple™ Design Gives Users Multiple Screen Access, Peripherals Connectivity and Greater Desktop Comfort 

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories for the mobile consumer, today announced the availability of the public beta version of a new Mac driver for its 2008 CES Innovation Award-winning sd200v Notebook Docking Station with Video. This new driver enables the sd200v Notebook Docking Station with Video to be compatible with MacBook computers running Mac OS® X v10.4.11 or later. Mac users can download this new driver from at no extra cost.

This new Mac driver makes Kensington's sd200v the first docking station with video to give MacBook users instant access to an external VGA display, keyboard, mouse or up to 5 USB peripherals over one single USB 2.0 connection. Kensington's use of DualView technology lets Mac users easily expand their work area across their laptop screen and an external monitor. An easy-access front-panel button instantly enables multi-monitor computing.

"We're proud to give Mac users this best of both worlds solution - from mobility outside the home to higher comfort and productivity within it," said Frederic Frappereau, Global Product Manager, Kensington. "A good laptop provides mobile users with just what they need away from home, while our sd200v Notebook Docking Station with Video gives them all the functionality of the desktop when they want it, in a simple and easy to use fashion. They no longer need to waste time plugging in multiple devices or dealing with complicated monitor setup procedures.

The Kensington sd200v Notebook Docking Station with Video is the ideal companion to laptops that have limited USB ports, such as the recently announced MacBook Air™.

Key features of the Kensington sd200v Docking Station with Video

  • Ease of use and convenience - Gain instant access to your keyboard, monitor, mouse and all peripherals with one USB cable. Plug-n-play and hot pluggable, so you can connect to the dock and swap devices without shutting down. Front USB port makes connections quick and easy.
  • DualView technology - Connect an extra monitor via USB and DualView switch lets you expand your work area across your laptop screen and an external monitor. The integrated switch and Smart Connect/Disconnect technology manages the dual display settings for you- extended or mirrored view.
  • Stereo connectivity - Stereo-out & microphone-in port lets you connect 2.1 stereo speakers or Internet chat headsets.
  • Desktop clutter reduced - Mini tower design reduces desktop footprint.

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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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