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Kensington Computer Products Group Wins Coveted 2012 Red Dot Award For Product Design

  • March 27, 2012
  • Topics: Awards

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories today announced that it has won a prestigous red dot award for its AbsolutePower™ Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger. Awarded by a 30-member expert jury and after a lengthy evaluation process, Kensington was selected as an award winner in the Product Design category. Companies from all over the world submitted more than 4,500 designs to be considered for the renowned product competition.

The Kensington AbsolutePower Laptop, Phone Tablet Charger is designed for convenience and nearly all mobile power needs. The product features a compact form factor with a scratch resistant exterior and aids in thermal cooling. It is the first compact charger of its kind with simultaneous triple charging ability. The industrial strength charger offers 100W of power and is compatible with top selling Windows-based laptops, smartphones like the iPhone, BlackBerry Torch, Sony Experia, and more, as well as the new iPad, iPad 2, BlackBerry Playbook and Samsung Galaxy tablets. It intelligently charges up to three devices at the same time and its light weight and small size make it easy to carry.

“Being recognized and given an award by the world famous red dot committee is a huge honor for our design team,” said Ryan White, Lead Industrial Design, Kensington. “For thirty years we have worked tirelessly to offer ingenious products to enhance the user experience all within a smart, safe, simple design that continuously evolves and grows to serve new and wider audiences.”

“The most distinguished products of the respective branches of industry faced not only tough competition again this year, but also to the critical eye of the jury,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot design award.  “The experts thoroughly examined, tested and evaluated each individual entry, applying the highest standards. With their performances, the laureates demonstrated an extraordinary design quality and they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions. At this high level, the winners are able to increase their potential for success on the market considerably by purposefully using our design prize.”

On July 2, 2012, the presentation of the internationally renowned quality seal will take place during the red dot gala. More than 1,000 international guests from the design world, industry, society and the media will gather that evening in the Aalto-Theatre opera house in Essen to celebrate and highlight this year’s competition. Afterwards, Kensington’s AbsolutePower Laptop, Phone and Tablet Charger will be on display during a four-week special exhibition in the red dot design museum.

Award-winning products in the red dot design museum

With more than 1,500 products in an area that covers more than 4,000 square meters of space, the red dot design museum accommodates the world’s largest permanent exhibition of temporary design. From July 3rd through July 29th 2012, red dot again invites the world to visit the traditional, special exhibition of the award winning products.  In “Design on Stage – red dot winners: product design 2012,” design, enthusiasts can admire the latest trends at close range. Touching is explicitly requested so that visitors experience the prize-winning design of Kensington’s AbsolutePower that will be on display in the breath-taking atmosphere of the one-time boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein, a former coal mine.

The red dot design award

The red dot design award, whose origins reach back to the 1950s, is carried out in three disciplines: the ‘red dot award: product design,’ ‘red dot award: communication design,’ and the ‘red dot award: design concept.’  In 2011 alone, more than 14,000 entries from over 70 countries were registered. The ‘red dot award’ itself is internationally established as one of the most appreciated quality seals for outstanding designs.

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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.