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Kensington Announces Five Universal Smartphone Accessories to Boost Productivity No Matter Where Work Takes You

Always on functionality and all in one design transform Blackberry®, Nokia®, Motorola®, Samsung®, HTC® and other smartphones into valued productivity tools 

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in mobile computing accessories, today announced five universal products for smartphones that will enable business users to maximize their productivity anywhere, anytime. The productivity enhancers include a brand new battery pack small enough to fit in your pocket, a USB car charger to keep clutter at bay, a car mount to keep your smartphone safe and within reach and two cables that offer clear, clean sound from your car stereo.

Today's smartphones empower users to do so much more than just facilitate a phone call. In the palm of your hand you can read and send email, access the web, contacts, view and edit documents or utilize GPS apps to quickly get you to your next meeting. This increase in multitasking abilities for professionals who conduct business on the road and outside the traditional office has created a new demand for standardized accessories that fit all user needs - from Blackberry, to Nokia, HTC or Samsung. The all-in-one functionality and universal power provided by Kensington is a natural complement to the next generation of smartphones that demand 'always on' capability and productivity.

According to recent Gartner research, smartphones are on track to be the dominant trend in the handset market as costs fall and performance increases. By 2013, smartphones will out ship laptops by over 2:1. Additionally, the flexibility and power of smartphones underlie many new mobile applications and business models.

"At Kensington we understand that life is busy and on the go, all of the time, so our products must support mobile professionals with the right features to enhance not only their smartphone but the productivity apps they rely on as well," said Jim Murakami, Global Product Manager, Kensington. "We give you everything that you need and nothing more. Regardless of where you conduct your business, you can break free of the tether that keeps you at a computer or desk," said Murakami.

Kensington Smartphone Accessories:

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Kensington Pocket Battery for Smartphones (K38056US; SRP $39.99)
Slip the Kensington Pocket Battery for Smartphones into your pocket and you have everything you need to give your Blackberry, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, LG or other smartphone a fresh charge. The Pocket Battery for Smartphones adds 4.5 hours of additional talk time (based on the Blackberry Storm).

  • Includes built-in mini and micro USB charging cables
  • Rechargeable, light and incredibly thin
  • USB charging tip built right in for recharging, so there are no parts to lose

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Kensington USB Car Charger (K39242US; SRP $9.99)
Charge your Blackberry or any other USB-powered device without cluttering up your car. The Kensington USB Car Charger has all the power you need in an ultra low profile design that integrates into your vehicle's interior.

  • Charges any USB-powered device, including mobile phones/smartphones, iPhone, iPod, MP3 players and more
  • Lightweight and ultra-low profile
  • LED power indicator

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Kensington Universal Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones (K39217US; SRP $29.99)
Give your smartphone a secure place to ride-even when it's in a case. The Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount for Smartphones installs in seconds and keeps your smartphone within easy reach.

  • Oversized suction cup is strong enough for even the roughest roads
  • Vent mount included for an optional place to mount your smartphone
  • One-button quick release lets you grab your smartphone and go
  • Cradle pivots for vertical or landscape modes

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Kensington Noise-Reducing AUX Audio Cable (K39203US; SRP $19.99)

The only humming inside your car will be yours thanks to the Kensington Noise-Reducing AUX Audio Cable. The direct AUX (auxiliary) connection and noise reducing technology combine to deliver clear, clean sound through your car's stereo.

  • Reduces hum from your car's electrical system
  • Provides a direct connection to your car's AUX (auxiliary) port for pure sound
  • Cable braiding for strength, durability and limited tangle
  • 4-ft long, 3.5mm audio cable

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Kensington AUX Audio Cable (K39202US; SRP $9.99)

A direct connection from your iPhone to your car stereo means cleaner, clearer sound. The cable braided Kensington AUX Audio Cable plugs into the standard 3.5mm AUX (auxiliary) port on your car stereo and the headphone jack on your iPhone or iPod. Taking your tunes on the road has never sounded better.

  • Provides a direct connection to your car's AUX (auxiliary) port for pure sound
  • Cable braiding for strength, durability and limited tangle
  • 4-ft long, 3.5mm audio cable

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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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