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Kensington® Announces New Wireless Trackball Built for Precision and Comfort On the Go, Enhancing Productivity for Mobile Lifestyles

Orbit™ Wireless Mobile Trackball Introduced With TrackballWorks™ Software Update to Customize User Experiences; Products Culminate Over Twenty Years of Industry-Leading Trackball Innovation

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart safe simple™ computing accessories for the mobile consumer, today announced a new wireless mobile trackball and an update to its free TrackballWorks™ software. Trackballs have traditionally been designed for stationary desktop computer users, but not anymore. As the majority of new PCs sold today are laptops, trackball users demand a comfortable and smart alternative to a mobile mouse. The Orbit™ Wireless Mobile Trackball is built to fit the everyday working style of mobile professionals on the go.

The centered-ball design, recommended by ergonomists, delivers more precision and comfort than conventional ball-under-the-thumb structured trackballs. Kensington's trackball is built to accommodate either right-or left-handed use and incorporates both a storable nano receiver for convenient travel, and 2.4 GHz technology for optimal wireless performance. The new Orbit™ Wireless Mobile Trackball includes a number of additional user-friendly features. A mid-size ball that snaps in and out of place for easy cleaning, crisp and responsive buttons for precise work, and a unique Touch Scrolling solution make navigating documents quick and smooth. The accompanying customizable TrackballWorks software helps users fly through web pages and create shortcuts that let them work any way they want to.

"Over the course of our twenty years producing innovative trackballs, we've developed a very loyal and dedicated user community, to whom we paid special attention as we created this product," said Dan Torres, Senior Director of Global Product Management at Kensington. "Many professionals are not always working in a traditional office setting, so our customers need a trackball to be as mobile and agile as they are. We are delighted to offer a new wireless mobile trackball that has been defined and refined by its users, built from the ground up to get the job done wherever work calls."

Kensington Orbit™ Wireless Mobile Trackball (K72352US; SRP $59.99)

The Kensington Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball offers a precise, compact and versatile experience with a centered-ball design. With no wires to tie you down, the 2.4 GHz wireless with storable nano receiver works wherever you do -- at your home or office. And the unique touch scrolling lets you glide effortlessly through web pages and documents.

  • Wireless operation with USB dongle
  • Ambidextrous design for left-or right-handed users
  • Works with TrackballWorks™ software for customized experience
  • Plug and play with no drivers needed
  • Compatible with Windows ®7, Windows ®XP, Windows Vista® and Mac OS® X

The beta version of Kensington TrackballWorks™ Software 1.1 (Free)
Kensington TrackBallWorks helps customize the user experience with Kensington's award winning trackballs for increased productivity and comfort. The software delivers more freedom than ever to assign functions or keyboard shortcuts to any trackball's buttons, so you can work with trackballs the ways you've always wanted. "Chording" functions allow assignment of additional key combinations of trackball buttons. TrackballWorks is built to work with the latest versions of Windows and Mac operating systems.

New Features in this beta version include:

  • Inertial Scrolling (Momentum Scrolling) - Touch and scroll through pages of content with an easy glide, so there are no more abrupt stops when you reviewing documents or browsing webpages.
  • Paste Templates - Programming a button and pasting text into a document is made easy. Users can create a popup menu with up to ten paste text options.
  • More Clicks Capability - More functionality means more productivity. Create advanced click capabilities for your trackball by using the flexible command builder.
  • Integration with Control Panel and Devices and Printers (Windows Only) - Finding the TrackballWorks icon on your computer is easy; it now appears within your Control Panel as the software is launched.

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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.