Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories announced that it was honored once again with six products named in the prestigious International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards. The Kensington honoree innovation winners include: SafeDock™ MacBook Air® Security Dock & Keyed Lock, SafeDome™ Secure ClickSafe® Keyed Lock for iMac®, Charge & Sync Cabinet for iPad® , KeyFolio™ SecureBack™ for New iPad® & iPad 2 Protective Case, Bluetooth® Keyboard & Lock and the Proximo™ Fob & Tag Kit.
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 29 product categories.
These award winning products are among the highlights of Kensington’s commitment to smart engineering, innovation and ingenuity and above all, reliable products that are simple and easy for customers to use.
Technology and a simple user experience is the cornerstone of Kensington products. “Kensington is thrilled to be honored again with the prestigious CES Innovations award,” said George Foot, Kensington’s, Vice President Global Marketing. “We’re honored that CEA recognizes Kensington’s continuing commitment in creating and offering the best user experience in the digital world through our latest product innovations in 2013.”
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.
Kensington’s products will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 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 6 in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
- 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 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
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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.