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Kensington Introduces Eight New iPhone Accessories for Maximum Productivity On the Road

Smart made simple(tm) Designs Give Mobile Professionals Extra Efficiency to Navigate and Communicate

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in mobile computing accessories, today announced eight new products to help mobile professionals looking to get the most out of their daily life while navigating and communicating with their iPhone and iPod in the car. The productivity enhancers for iPhone and iPod include: a GPS car kit, two car mounts offering personalized positioning on a windshield, vent, or dashboard, a car mount with quick release capabilities, an anti-glare screen, two AUX audio cables, and a 2-in-1 car charger with audio cable.

These intuitive smart made simple(tm) designs require little effort or setup and provide the traveling iPhone user with ultimate efficiency for iPhone and iPod use in the car. The GPS kit and car mounts make clever companions to boost iPhone and iPod performance and connectivity, while also improving interactions with key navigation applications by amplifying their sound. Kensington's new audio accessories also support mobile professionals in need of better quality sound in their everyday in-car environment.

As business users spend more time in their cars, their personalized smartphone performance is essential to get the most out of their experience. Gartner research*states that by 2011, 35% of all mobile devices sold will be smartphones, with a third-party operating system. Based on this projection, Kensington anticipates a reinforced demand for efficient and cost-effective smartphone accessories to maximize the productivity of on-the-go professional users.
*Research stated from Wireless and Mobile Summit February 2009, "Building mobile applications that consumers will love: platforms and tools" presentation by Michael King, Gartner Analyst.

"Many users treat the mobile phone as their primary computing device," said Michael King, Gartner Analyst. "This is a noteworthy shift when considering the 240 million laptop users are dwarfed by the 1.5 billion new mobile devices sold in a single year. It's impressive to see such a rapid growth and mass adoption of smartphones."

"Kensington is spot on with iPhone accessories to make each experience with NAVIGON's GPS application the best it can possibly be," said Gerhard Mayr, Vice President Worldwide Mobile Phones and New Markets at NAVIGON. "Our customers depend on us to provide the most up-to-date representation of the world as they make their way through it. Accessories that can work with our app will provide that much more productivity for the mobile users that need to make their journey as efficient as they can."

"We are continually committed to providing our customers with the ability to make the most of their day while navigating and communicating with their iPhone and iPod," said Juan Rodriguez, Senior Global Product Manager, Kensington. "Gartner's research findings validate that there is a growing demand for smartphone mobile applications that will require accessories for optimum utilization in a business context and our new products are designed specifically to meet that need. We recognize that the in-car environment is where mobile professionals spend a great deal of their time and are in need of an extra layer of efficiency and we want to deliver it to them."

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Trail Blazers Do It All with Kensington Power and Mounting Kit for iPhone
Keep business in motion, especially in your car, using this productivity-minded kit of GPS essentials. Quickly and easily cradle your iPhone without snaps or clips. The Kensington Power and Mounting Kit for iPhone (K39207US; SRP $49.99) is fully flexible, so you can swap phones without the need for separate accessories. When cradled, use top navigation apps to turn your iPhone into a fully functional GPS device. A booster speaker enables clear turn-by-turn directions. The speaker naturally boosts the amplification of your iPhone so you can stay current with RSS audio and podcasts. The sleek, low-profile mount helps you monitor your battery's power with LED lights while you charge. Plus, it charges your phone while you use it.

  • Amplifies iPhone speaker for twice the volume with no added battery drain
  • Quickly and easily insert and remove your iPhone with one hand-even when in a case
  • Low profile USB car charger works in any car power outlet
  • Cradle compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, and iPhone

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Two Car Mounts Adjust Easy for Personalized Positioning
These Kensington car mounts come equipped with a built-in amplification system that doubles the volume coming from your iPhone speaker, making it easier to hear your turn-by-turn directions, calls and more. The Kensington Dash/Friction Mount with Sound Amplified Cradle for iPhone (K66624US; SRP $39.99) mounts on any dash with no adhesives and no installation required, so it won't mark your dashboard. Its cradle swivels, tilts and turns for unlimited flexibility or adjustability. The Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount with Sound Amplified Cradle for iPhone (K66627US; SRP $39.99) mounts in second to the windshield or vent and holds your iPhone securely on even the roughest terrain. The cradle pivots for vertical or landscape modes and includes both windshield and vent mounts for preferred proximity in vehicle.

  • Amplifies iPhone speaker for double the volume with no added battery drain
  • iPhone Compatible to fit iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPhone with or without a case
  • Works with any navigation application for iPhone (inclusive of Navigon®, TomTom®, and more)

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Think Fast! This Mount Has (Quick) Reflexes
Give your iPhone and iPod touch a secure place to ride-even when in a case. The Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount with Quick Release Cradle for iPhone and iPod Touch (K39210US; SRP $29.99) installs in seconds and keeps your iPhone or iPod within easy reach. Both mounts are included-simply choose the one that works best for your car.

  • Insert and remove your iPhone with one hand
  • Provides a safe, secure mount on even the roughest roads
  • Includes both windshield and vent mounts
  • Cradle pivots for vertical or landscape modes

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Give Your iPhone Its Own Pair of Shades
The Kensington Anti-Glare Screen Protector for iPhone 3GS/3G (K39211US; SRP $9.99) not only saves your eyes from the sun's glare, but shields your iPhone screen against scratches. With its quick installation and removal, the Anti-Glare Screen Protector for iPhone 3GS/3G makes keeping your iPhone screen safe and clean easy.

  • Removable and leaves no residue
  • Includes 2 anti-glare screen protectors
  • Included thimble cleaning cloth removes smudges

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Never Miss a Beat with Three In-Vehicle Audio Assets
Your in-car entertainment experience just got a boost with Kensington's new line of easy-to-use audio solutions to deliver pure, clean sound for your on the go listening pleasure. The Kensington AUX Audio Cable (K39202US; SRP $9.99) provides a direct cable connection from your iPhone or iPod to your car stereo for cleaner, clearer sound, taking your tunes to the next level. Simply plug the cable into your car's auxiliary port and your iPhone or iPod headphone jack and you're ready to hear it all.

  • Plugs into your car's AUX (auxiliary) connector for pure sound
  • Cable braiding for strength, durability, and limited tangle

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The only humming inside your car will be yours thanks to the Kensington Noise-Reducing AUX Audio Cable (K39203US; SRP $19.99). The direct 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

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Keep your iPhone charged and the sound quality crystal clear with the Kensington 2-in-1 Car Charger and AUX Audio Cable (K39204US; SRP $39.99). By connecting directly to your car stereo's AUX post, you'll enjoy pure, crisp sound. And the built-in car charger makes sure you arrive at your destination fully charged.

  • Includes charging and audio cable
  • Powers and charges iPhone or iPod
  • Provides a direct connection to your car stereo's AUX port for pure sound
  • Ultra-low profile USB Car Charger

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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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