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Kensington Named as IDSA 2012 International Design Excellence Awards Finalist

  • July 09, 2012
  • 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 Industrial Designers Society of America 2012 International Design Excellence Awards finalist for its AbsolutePower Laptop, Phone, and Tablet Charger. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of diverse and international team of experts across industries. The jury selects the best of approximately 2,000 entries that will become finalists for IDEA honors.

“We are honored to be named a finalist for the 2012 International Design Excellence Awards,” said Ryan White, Industrial Design Manager and Lead Industrial Designer at Kensington. "For more than thirty years we’ve been in the business of making intuitive and design savvy companions for constantly evolving personal technology.”

The prestigious International Design Excellence Awards are sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven society for industrial design. IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. IDEA 2012 winners will be honored at a ceremony and gala following the conclusion of the annual IDSA International Conference in Boston, MA on August 18, 2012. They will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Fast Company.

Products chosen as an International Design Excellence Awards finalist 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.

2012 International Design Excellence Awards finalist products are featured online at http://idsa.org/category/tags/idea-2012-finalist-computer, which lists each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

The Kensington IDEA 2012 Award Finalist:

Kensington AbsolutePower™ Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger (SKU

Kensington Named as IDSA 2012 International Design Excellence Awards Finalist

; 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.

For more information about the Kensington AbsolutePower Laptop, Phone, and Tablet Charger, click here.

About IDEA

Started in 1980 by IDSA, the International Design Excellence Awards program (IDEA®) fosters business and public understanding about the impact of design excellence on the quality of life and the economy. The IDEA program is considered one of the most preeminent design competitions in the nation with its scope and influence reaching far beyond U.S. boundaries.

About IDSA

With its roots reaching back to 1938 and founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven society for industrial design. IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. The society produces the renowned International Design Excellence Award® (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly journal on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world. IDSA's charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate and graduate scholarships annually to further industrial design education. The organization has more than 3,000 members in 29 professional chapters in the U.S. and internationally.

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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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