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Kensington Named as CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

  • November 08, 2011
  • Topics: Awards

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories for the mobile consumer, today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its BungeeAir™ Power Wireless Security Tether™ & Battery for iPhone, ClickSafe® Combination Laptop Lock Master Access System with Combo Genie, AbsolutePower™ Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger, and SecureBack™ Security Case with 2-Way Stand.

Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 product categories.

“Eight consecutive years of being honored by the CES Innovation panel of judges for our products is very rewarding,” said Dan Torres, Senior Director, Global Product Management, Kensington. "We continue to take pride in engineering useful computing accessories to keep our customers connected, secure, and productive wherever they go. Receiving this positive response from industry experts demonstrates that there is a need for these products and that our unique approach to developing smart safe simple devices is relevant."

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and  have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The Best of Innovations honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges’ scores and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES.

Kensington’s products will be displayed at the 2012 International CES, which runs January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: the Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 in the Venetian Ballroom of the Venetian.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
  • Aesthetic and design qualities
  • The product’s intended use/function and user value
  • Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
  • How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace

Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.

Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

The Kensington CES 2012 Innovations Honoree Award Winners:

Kensington BungeeAir™ Power Wireless Security Tether™ & Battery for iPhone (SKU K39291US; SRP $89.99)

The essential 3-in-1 accessory for your iPhone with a wireless security tether, battery and case. Just attach the BungeeAir fob to your keys and never lose or forget your iPhone.

Kensington ClickSafe® Combination Laptop Lock Master Access System with Combo Genie (SKU K64679US; SRP $39.99 (lock only)

ClickSafe® Combination Lock offers effortless computer protection with just one click. Keyless 4-wheel combination offers 10,000 possible combinations. Master access function supported by Combo Genie that allows IT managers access to any lock.

Kensington AbsolutePower™ Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger (SKU K38080US; SRP $119.99)

The smallest, lightest most powerful charger in its class--all you need wherever you go. Up to 100 watts of power to charge your laptop and two USB devices simultaneously--triple charging guaranteed.

Kensington SecureBack™ Security Case with 2-Way Stand (SKU K39310US; SRP $59.99) SecureBack™ offers a strong, thin three-piece construction to protect your iPad 2. Built-in ClickSafe® Security Anchor allows you to secure your tablet. Integrated stand offers optimal typing and viewing angles.

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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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