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Kensington’s Car & Wall Chargers with PowerWhiz™ Utilize the Cable That Comes with Your Device to Smartly Deliver the Charge it Needs

  • September 20, 2012

Finally, No More “Why is This Taking Forever to Charge?”

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, today introduced five new mobile device chargers to expand its cleverly built collections of PowerBolt™ and AbsolutePower™ car and wall chargers.  Engineered with Kensington’s latest PowerWhiz technology, these chargers automatically recognize your mobile device and provide the fastest charge to keep you connected everywhere you go. The new line of products are compatible across multiple platforms of mobile devices including, but not limited to Apple®,  Samsung® Galaxy, RIM Blackberry® and those from LG®, Nokia® and Panasonic®. Best of all, there are no special cables to buy since PowerWhiz car and wall chargers work with the USB cable that is included with your device.

With PowerWhiz™ you simply connect the device to the PowerBolt or AbsolutePower chargers using the cable that came with the device. Also compatible with Lightning for iPhone® 5, PowerWhiz will not only recognize the device but give it the exact charge (Amps) needed. Kensington’s PowerWhiz technology also empowers users to quickly and easily recharge their mobile devices of choice, so connecting to today’s power hungry apps— from e-mail and social media, to GPS and games— never leaves you waiting for your device to charge. Additionally, knowing that your device is properly charged offers peace of mind that you are connected at all times, even in an emergency situation.

A recent report from Gartner, Inc., stated that worldwide media tablet sales to end users are forecast to total 118.9 million units in 2012, a 98 percent increase from 2011 sales of 60 million units.[1]

Meanwhile the growing trend of ownership of multiple devices among individual users leaves many in need of the ability to simultaneously charge their ecosystem of personal technology. Today’s constantly evolving electronics introduce an ever-changing landscape of power requirements for mobile users to keep up with. Therefore, it’s more common than ever for users to feel overwhelmed and confused about their device charging needs—from wondering how many Amps to use, to knowing which cable type to connect – particularly as many new tablets and smartphones are expected to be announced in the coming months. Kensington’s AbsolutePower and PowerBolt products eliminate the confusion by working interchangeably among numerous brands.

“We have taken the guess work out of charging your devices so that you don’t have to worry if it will work or that you’re getting enough power when you charge more than one device at the same time,” said Peter Sgromo, Global Product Manager Power at Kensington. “Now there is no need to spend more time charging your tablet or smartphone than necessary or wonder if your device has been charged properly.”

 “Our team of developers strive to improve each generation of products and PowerWhiz is no exception.  In the near future, users can expect exciting enhancements that will also give them the ability to smartly charge any two tablets regardless of platform,” said Sgromo. This will be particularly important as more and more tablets are introduced.”

New Kensington PowerWhiz Charging Accessories for Tablet and Smartphone

Kensington AbsolutePower™ 2.1 with PowerWhiz™ Fast Charge for Tablets (K39572AM; SRP $24.99): Give your USB powered tablet the fastest charge available with the Kensington AbsolutePower™ 2.1 Fast Charge for Tablets with PowerWhiz™. PowerWhiz technology automatically recognizes your device and provides the fastest and safe charge.

  • Provides 1.0 Amp of power -- the maximum and safest charge recommended
  • Foldable blades for safety and easy travel
  • A true universal charging solution for tablets and smartphones
  • Automatically provides the maximum safe power for faster charging
  • Compatible with tablets from Smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy®, Blackberry® and many more Smartphones from HTC®, LG® and Motorola®.

Kensington AbsolutePower™ 1.0 Fast Charge for Smartphones (K39595AM; SRP $19.99):

Quickly charge your USB powered Smartphone from any wall outlet with the Kensington AbsolutePower™ 1.0 Fast Charge for Smartphones. The innovative PowerWhiz™ technology automatically delivers the maximum safe charge for shorter charge times. 

  • Provides 1.0 Amp of power -- the maximum and safest charge recommended for Smartphones
  • PowerWhiz technology smartly detects the device that is connected through the USB cable and deliver it the Amps it needs
  • Foldable blades for safety and easy travel
  • Compatible with Smartphones like Blackberry®, Samsung Galaxy®, and many more plus iPod®

Kensington PowerBolt™ 4.2 FastCharge for Two Tablets (K39667AM; SRP 29.99)

Charge two tablets from one auto power outlet with the Kensington PowerBolt™ 4.2 Fast Charge for Two Tablets. The PowerBolt 4.2 features PowerWhiz™ technology that recognizes the device you’ve plugged in and automatically delivers the fastest safe charge. Smartphones can also safely and quickly be charged. 

  • Dual 2.1 AMP USB ports for fast simultaneous charging
  • Use the USB charging cable that came with your device
  • Automatically provides the maximum safe Amp for faster charging
  • Charges Samsung® Galaxy Tab™, Kindle Fire®, Nook® and many more
  • Also charges smartphones

Kensington PowerBolt™ 2.1 Fast Charge for Tablets (K39666AM; SRP $24.99)

Charge your Samsung® Galaxy Tab™, Amazon Kindle® or other USB powered tablet from your vehicle’s power outlet in the fastest possible time with the Kensington PowerBolt™ 2.1 Fast Charge for Tablets. No other charger provides a faster or safer charge. PowerWhiz™ technology automatically recognizes your device and provides the fastest safe charge. It quickly charges your smartphone, too.

  • Automatically provides the maximum safe power for faster charging
  • Charges tablet computers and Smartphones
  • Compact, low-profile design blends into any vehicle interior
  • Use the USB charging cable that came with your device

Kensington PowerBolt 1.0 Fast Charge with PowerWhiz for SmartPhones (K39665AM; SRP 14.99)

Arrive at your destination fully charged with the Kensington PowerBolt™ 1.0 Fast Charge for Smartphones. Compatible with smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy®, Blackberry® and many more.  PowerBolt 1.0  Fast Charge provides 1.0 Amp of power to quickly charge your USB powered smartphone from your vehicle’s power outlet. The innovative PowerWhiz™ technology automatically delivers the maximum safe charge for the fastest charge times available.

  • 1 Amp USB port -- the maximum and safest charge recommended
  • PowerWhiz technology automatically delivers the fastest safe charge
  • LED power indicator
  • Compact, low-profile design

Download hi-res images here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48490242@N04/sets/72157631527442136/

[1] Gartner Says Worldwide Media Tablets Sales to Reach 119 Million Units in 2012, http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1980115

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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.