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Kensington® Announces Four New Productivity Accessories for iPad, iPhone, and iPod

Back-Up Battery, Protective Band, Touch Screen Stylus and Pen, and Dual USB Wall Charger Enhance Productivity with Apple Devices & Apps

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories for the mobile consumer, today introduced four new products to extend connectivity with iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices and the applications that run on them. Among the newly announced peripherals is Kensington's PowerLift™ Back-Up Battery and Dock, a 2011 CES Innovations and Engineering Award Honoree . This clever product acts as a back-up battery and dock offering charging power and handsfree access. Three additional new accessories include: a rubberized band to protect iPad, a touch screen stylus and pen for iPad, and a dual USB wall charger for simultaneous charge of up to two iPad, iPhone, or iPod devices.

The four new smart made simple designs allow mobile business users to safeguard their Apple investments and lengthen life of the devices they rely on to get work done - at home, in the office or anywhere in between. iPhone chatting via FaceTime™ or Skype™ is made easy with Kensington's PowerLift, offering extra power and a dock for convenient handsfree access. Protective and productive, Kensington's BlackBelt™ Protection Band for iPad acts as rubberized smart armor with full access to all ports and controls. The Kensington Virtuoso™ Touch Screen Stylus and Pen enhances freedom to create with comfort and precision when using iPad apps such as iAnnotate, Penultimate™, or Sketchbook Pro™. With Kensington's Dual USB Wall Charger, multitasking iPad, iPhone, or iPod users can simultaneously charge two devices from a single wall outlet.

Kensington's new products serve to support the steady trend of consumer technology adoption for both personal and business usage. The use of an iPad as a business tool in particular continues to grow considerably. In fact, research company Techaisle's recent small business survey shows that 2 million iPads have been purchased by small businesses (1-99 employees) in the US with an adoption rate of 20%. The use of the iPad is more prevalent in businesses with a staff of between 20-99 employees. As more business professionals rely on mobile Apple devices to conduct work-related tasks, accessories that provide lasting performance become essential to achieving productivity.

  1. 1Source: http://www.cesweb.org/Awards/InnovationAwards/2011honorees.htm
  2. 2Source: http://smallbiztrends.com/2010/11/small-businesses-early-ipad-adoption-shows-promise-for-tablet-pcs-says-techaisle.html

New Kensington Accessories for iPad, iPhone, and iPod


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Kensington PowerLift™ Back-Up Battery and Dock (K39253US; SRP $49.99)
Give your iPhone hours of extra power plus a handsfree stand with the Kensington PowerLift Back-Up Battery and Dock. The 1200 mAh battery pack provides rapid charging while the kickstand flips open to let you enjoy FaceTime chats and videos. Everything you need is built right in including a 30-pin connector and USB cable so there are no parts to lose. It features two position charging: in-line use for phone conversations and docking for charge, sync and FaceTime. PowerLift works with most cases and the LED battery indicator light tells you how much power you have left. The accessory adds up to 20 hours of music, 5 hours of video, 3.5 hours of talk, and 1.5 hours of FaceTime (based on iPhone 4).


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Kensington BlackBelt™ Protection Band for iPad (K39326US; SRP $39.99)
Pad your iPad! The Kensington BlackBelt wraps your iPad with an industrial rubberized band allowing a secure grip for handling in any iPad orientation. It protects not just the edges but cushions iPad from accidental drops. The BlackBelt protection band preserves full access to all ports, controls and switches and is easily installed and removed. The soft rubber absorbs shock and feels great in your hand, while the lightweight and low-profile make it easy to carry.


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Kensington Virtuoso™ Touch Screen Stylus and Pen (K39304US Black, K39305US Black; SRP $24.99) 
Bring the creativity and accuracy of freehand to your iPad with the Virtuoso Touch Screen Stylus and Pen. When combined with Apps such as SketchBook, iAnnotate and Penultimate, the Stylus allows you to create, annotate and capture your ideas freehand. And the Virtuoso Touch Screen Stylus and Pen also excels in the analog world by having a built in pen and comfort grip. You can write and sketch on your iPad screen when the Virtuoso is coupled with popular apps. It functions as both an iPad stylus and a ballpoint pen. The capacitive soft tip glides smoothly across the iPad screen so you can navigate with far greater accuracy and without smudging the screen..


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Kensington Dual USB Wall Charger (K39232US; SRP $34.99)
Simultaneously charge two iPad, iPhone, or iPod devices from a single wall outlet with the Kensington Dual USB Wall Charger. It's 2.1 Amp ready to provide the quick charge your iPad needs and includes a detachable USB sync cable that you can use to sync your devices from your computer.

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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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