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Kensington Brings Unparalleled Drop Protection & Physical Defense to iPads with New Industrial Strength Tablet Cases

  • September 24, 2013

Meet the Demands of Rough Environments by Protecting Your iPad from Damage Caused by Dropping and Exposure To Harsh Conditions

Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ mobile accessories today announced a new protective case and accessories tailored for iPads deployed in rugged environments. A new rugged case for iPad offers the ultimate in drop protection for mobile users looking to extend the life of their tablet. Also new are two clever accessories that join the Kensington SecureBack™ M Series of tablet cases built for single-use multi-user (SUMU) business environments, including retail stores, restaurants, hotels, schools and more.

Kensington’s new BlackBelt™ 3rd Degree Rugged Case for iPad® is ideal for anyone concerned about protecting their tablet from damage induced by accidental drops. Preserving the fine finish and port functionality of an iPad is easier than ever with the rugged case – it guards a tablet from drop damage, including cracked screens, scratches and dust. The industrial strength protection of the case is combined with a conveniently slim form factor - perfect for easy carrying on the go. An optional kickstand and hand strap are available for greater flexibility in all situations.

Flexible Add-Ons Make the Black Belt 3rd Degree Stand Out

Without a doubt, any member of the mobile workforce will appreciate Kensington‘s Rotating Hand-Strap for SecureBack M™ Series (fully compatible with the Black Belt 3rd Degree Rugged Case)—it’s a secure, easy way to use and carry your iPad while preventing potential drops. The design adjusts to fit any hand, no matter how large or small, while the included shoulder strap provides long-lasting comfort for a full day on the job.

For businesses that share tablets with customers and employees, the Kensington Adjustable Kickstand for SecureBack M Series Enclosures (fully compatible with the Black Belt 3rd Degree Rugged Case) provides a stable, adjustable way to keep the iPad standing upright for easier typing and viewing.

And protecting your iPad from theft has never been easier, or more secure – simply attach a ClickSafe™ Lock (sold separately) to the ClickSafe Security Anchor located on the back of the case, protecting your iPad (and all the data on it) from opportunistic theft.

“Utilizing a dual layer of armor, our new BlackBelt 3rd Degree Rugged Case for iPad provides unparalleled drop protection," said Rob Humphrey, Director of Global Security Business at Kensington. “Combined with the flexibility of adding a Hand-Strap or Kickstand, BlackBelt 3rd Degree is there to protect the iPads that are out and about in the workforce, while still efficiently meeting business demands."

Kensington BlackBelt™ 3rd Degree Rugged Case for iPad® 4th gen, 3rd gen & iPad 2

K67818WW; SRP $79.99): Got butterfingers? Get yourself a Kensington BlackBelt 3rd degree Rugged Case for iPad 4th gen, 3rd gen and iPad 2. It provides the ultimate protection for your iPad against damage from drops and bumps. The vulnerable corners of your iPad receive extra protection and the raised bezel shelters the retina display from potential scratches. The built-in ClickSafe anchor makes it easy to protect against theft, too. Simply click on a ClickSafe lock (sold separately) and you’re protected.

  • Protection against drops and damage for iPad 4th gen, 3rd gen & iPad 2
  • Protects screen from scratches and damage
  • Port covers keep dust out from sensitive electronics
  • Built-in ClickSafe® anchor enables easy locking (ClickSafe lock sold separately*)
  • Seamless integration of rugged kickstand or hand/shoulder strap (sold separately)
  • Screen protector for added scratch resistance
  • iPad not included
  • *ClickSafe Keyed Laptop Lock, K64637
  • *ClickSafe Combination Laptop Lock, K64677

Kensington Rotating Hand-Strap for SecureBack M™ Series (K67832WW; SRP $29.99): Using your iPad while on the go can be a real balancing act. In one hand you’ve got your iPad and with the other you’re trying to type. And whatever you do, don’t drop that iPad! The Rotating Hand-Strap for the SecureBack M Series is the secure, easy way to use your iPad for business environments such as restaurants, hotels, hospitality and the mobile work force. There’s even a shoulder strap for the most secure way yet to carry your iPad. Simply attach to a SecureBack M Series enclosure (or any VESA compatible, 75mm ,tablet enclosure), and you’ve got a comfortable, secure way to hold onto your favorite tablet.

  • Seamlessly integrates into the back of SecureBack M Series enclosures (sold separately), or any VESA compatible (75mm) tablet enclosure
  • 360 degree rotation allows iPad use in any orientation
  • Included shoulder strap provides an easy, secure way to carry the iPad
  • Neoprene construction provides long-lasting comfort
  • Adjusts to fit any hand, no matter how large or small
  • iPad not included

Kensington Adjustable Kickstand for SecureBack™ M Series Enclosures (K67786WW; SRP $24.99): The Kensington Adjustable Kickstand for SecureBack M Series Modular Enclosures allows you to add a convenient, adjustable kickstand to any SecureBack M series enclosure. The Kickstand provides a stable, adjustable way to keep the iPad standing upright for easier typing and viewing. The Kickstand is rubberized to prevent the iPad from slipping and provides 180º of adjustability. Plus it secures to the enclosure, so you won’t have to worry about unwanted removal.

  • Makes typing and viewing easier for customers
  • Compatible with SecureBack M Series Enclosures (sold separately)
  • Provides 180º of adjustability
  • Rubberized to prevent slipping and increase stability
  • Locks to the enclosure to prevent unauthorized removal 

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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.