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Kensington® Offers Gadget Gifts at Every Price to Meet Your Holiday Budget

  • November 02, 2011

Tis’ the Season to Give smart. safe. simple.™ Tech Accessories for iPhone, iPad, Tablet, or Smartphone Users in Your Life

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories for the mobile consumer, today announced a variety of products to meet every holiday shopper’s budget. Thoughtful and fun technology gifts to power, protect, or enhance the use of an iPhone, iPad, tablet, or smartphone will surely put a smile on the face of loved ones this holiday season.

Holiday shoppers looking to be smart with their spending can rely on Kensington for affordable accessories that allow budgets to go a long way. Cost effective and clever designs that any mobile professional or tech enthusiast will be pleased to receive include a security tether and case for iPhone as well as a combination keyboard and case for tablets. A simple cover for iPad 2 and a powerful charger for iPhone that fits easily in a pocket will make gifts to enjoy throughout the year. Bargain hunters can even delight in computer accessories priced under $20— a colorful stylus for iPad can brighten up and personalize your gifts to family, friends, and coworkers.

Stocking Stuffers for Technophiles Under $20

Kensington Virtuoso™ Stylus (SRP $14.99): Everybody knows that good things come in small packages. Give the technophile you know a fun, colorful, and easy to carry Virtuoso Stylus to use with any touch screen device they prefer. Bring the creativity and accuracy of freehand to your iPad or smartphone. When combined with apps such as SketchBook, iAnnotate and Penultimate, Virtuoso allows you to create, annotate and capture your ideas with a smooth touch tip. Available in a band of colors to fit every personal preference and style. Visit to see all available colors.

Kensington Virtuoso™ Metro Stylus and Pen for Tablets (K39393US; SRP $17.99): Any busy professional or multi-tasker you need to shop for will love finding the Virtuoso™ Metro Stylus and Pen in their stocking. The Virtuoso Metro functions as both a tablet stylus and a spring action ballpoint pen, allowing you to create, annotate and capture your ideas with a smooth touch tip. A convenient loop fits a Lanyard cord while the pen cap fits securely over the touch tip.

Gifts for iPad and iPhone Lovers Under $50

Kensington BlackBelt™ Protection Band for iPad 2 (SRP $29.99): If you have someone on your list who you don’t know what to give, keep it simple. The Kensington BlackBelt makes a great gift as it comes in a rainbow of colors to choose from and offers easy protection for an iPad 2. The edges of the BlackBelt cushions an iPad® 2 while offering a secure grip for handling in any iPad orientation. A camera opening allows for FaceTime® use. The rubber edge provides all around protection for shocks and scratches. And BlackBelt's unique shape and material create a virtual stand to lean the iPad 2 against any vertical surface, like a cubicle wall or airplane seat. Available in a band of colors to fit every personal preference and style. Visit to see all available colors.

Kensington PowerLift™ Back-Up Battery and Dock (K39253US; SRP $49.99): Here is a gift that keeps on giving to the iPhone user in your life! Kensington’s PowerLift Back-Up Battery and Dock features a small form factor to carry easily while the 1200 mAh battery pack provides hours of extra power and rapid charging. 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).

Gifts for Smartphone and Tablet Enthusiasts Under $100

Kensington SecureBack™ Security Case with 2-Way Stand & ClickSafe Lock (K39311US; SRP $89.99):  Anyone who owns an iPad will appreciate extra peace of mind for his or her beloved tablet’s security. Surprise the iPad aficionado on your holiday shopping list with the easy to use SecureBack™ Security Case with 2-way stand & ClickSafe Lock to protect their tablet all year round. The thin, yet strong three-piece construction combines into a durable plastic case for iPad, while a 2-way extendable stand accommodates flexible iPad orientation for landscape or portrait viewing. An adjustable slider bar allows quick access to ClickSafe® Security Anchor and an included ClickSafe Keyed Lock provides unparalleled ease of use to safeguard the tablet at all times, with just one click. Visit to see all available SecureBack Security Case options at different price points.

Kensington BungeeAir™  Power Wireless Security Tether™ & Battery for iPhone (K39291US; SRP $99.99):  Look no further for the perfect gift for the iPhone lover you know! They will be overjoyed to receive a Kensington BungeeAir™  Power Wireless Security Tether™ & Battery from you this holiday season-- it’s the essential 3-in-1 accessory for iPhone to ensure they never lose or forget their iPhone again. Just place the iPhone into the battery case and attach the BungeeAir Fob to a set of keys or a purse. When the user and iPhone are separated, the battery case sends a command to instantly password lock the phone screen, and trigger an audible alert on the fob. A convenient app lets you customize security settings and the case’s built-in battery provides 4 additional hours of power to your iPhone. Finding a misplaced iPhone is now easier than ever. Visit to see all available BungeeAir Wireless Tether & Case options at different price points.

Kensington KeyFolio™ Pro Universal Removable Bluetooth® Keyboard for 10” Tablets (K39383US ;SRP $99.99): Don’t know what to give the tablet enthusiast who has everything? Extra productivity comes in the form of the Kensington KeyFolio™ Pro Universal. Designed with Android tablets in mind, the KeyFolio offers a removable Bluetooth® keyboard that’s easy to setup and use with any 10” tablet.  The removable touch-typist friendly keyboard provides optimal flexibility for ergonomic set-up on any flat surface. The seven position stand offers viewing angles from 70˚ to 22°. A professional black dual-textured case protects against damage, folds flat and secures with an elasticized band. And the simple to use StrongFit™ corners secure your tablet in place. Optimized for use with Android based tablets (such as: Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Xoom, Asus Eepad, and more). Visit to see all available KeyFolio Keyboard and Case options, including those for iPad and iPad 2.

Gift for Mobile Travelers Under $125

Kensington AbsolutePower™ Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger (K38080US; SRP $119.99): Give the gift of power to the mobile mogul you love with the Kensington AbsolutePower™ Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger. Saving space and giving extra juice to whatever device they carry on planes, trains, and automobiles just got easier. It provides 100 watts of power to charge a laptop and two USB devices simultaneously--triple charging guaranteed*. A perfect secondary or replacement charger is the smallest, lightest, most powerful charger in its class. It is compatible with top-selling *laptops and the two built-in USB ports offer 2.1 Amp capability for charging **tablets and smartphones.

*Smart tips are compatible with laptops from HP®, Compaq®, Dell®, Acer®, Toshiba®, Lenovo™, Samsung®, Sony®, Gateway® and ASUS®.

**Two built-in USB power ports offer the capability for charging iPad 1 or 2, BlackBerry Playbook, and Samsung Galaxy tablets and iPhone, HTC Nexus One or HD2, Samsung Wave, Nokia N8, Sony Experia, Motorola Milestone 2, LG Quantum or eXpo, and Blackberry Torch phones.

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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.