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Kensington Gadgets for Everyone on Your List - Eliminate the “Holi-daze” of Finding a Perfect Gift

  • November 05, 2013

Budget Friendly but Never Boring –Sophisticated Tech to Simple Stocking Stuffers Will Fit the Bill without Breaking the Bank

Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. mobile accessories, today announced a variety of budget friendly gadget gift ideas for everyone on your Holiday shopping list – tech geek, road warrior, style maven and something for the kids – you’ll be this year’s favorite gift-giver with Kensington products that always look great and keep gift recipients connected to their favorite devices.

Staying on budget during the Holiday season can be a real challenge and setting a spending limit is often necessary. Kensington can help you get the most out of your hard-earned dollars with a range of products offering protection and power — all for under $100.

KeyFolios that protect your prized iPad® Air and iPad mini or a stylus and pen tablet companion in an arrary of festive colors are sure to delight. Power accessories will have your mobile devices fully charged by the time you reach the Holiday party, while an App-enabled proximity monitoring system helps you find your valuables easily when you’re on the move. Last but not least, a sleek looking ultra-portable tote offers the gift of style and defense for your devices, delivering on safety without a huge price tag!

Under $35:  Slick Stocking Stuffers

Kensington PowerBolt 4.2 Dual Fast Charge (K39576AM; SRP $34.99) --  Charge two iPads from one car power outlet — and do it fast — with the Kensington PowerBolt 4.2 Dual Fast Charge. It can also safely charge your iPod®, iPhone® or iPad mini. Just simply use your own Lightning to USB cable for iPod nano, iPod touch or iPhone 5.  PowerBolt 4.2 will only deliver the Amps your mobile device needs and no more — all in the shortest time possible.

Kensington Virtuoso Stylus and Pen for Tablets (Blue - K97103WW; Pink - K97104WW; Purple - K97105WW; Chartreuse  - K97106WW; Emerald - K97107WW; Slate Grey - K97045WW; Red - K97046WW; Denim Blue - K97047WW; Olive - K97048WW; Plum - K97049WW; Plaid - K97050WW; Metallic - K97042WW; Black - K97044WW; SRP $24.99 -$29.99)  -- Keep your tablet screen looking shiny, new and fingerprint free with a Kensington Virtuoso Stylus and Pen and unleash your creativity. They are available in range of styles and colors to suit a variety of preferences. Added features include a pen cap that fits securely over the stylus, full-length body for familiar grip and feel and a chrome pocket clip. Virtuoso Stylus & Pen is also the perfect companion to your new iPad Air.

Kensington Virtuoso Stylus for Tablets (Plaid - K97037WW; Pixel - K97038WW; Denim Blue - K97100WW; Olive - K97101WW; Plum - K97102WW; Red - K97099WW; Slate Grey K97098WW; Blue - K97032WW; Pink - K97033WW; Purple - K97034WW; Chartreuse K97035WW; Emerald - K97036WW; Metallic - K97029WW; Black - K97031WW; SRP $14.99 -$17.99) -- Tablets are great fun to use until you realize that every time you touch one to navigate or type, you’re just adding another smudge to the tablet screen. The fact is, no matter how clean your hands are they naturally emit oils. Before you know it, your screen is messy, making it difficult to see the screen while also attracting dirt and grime that can permanently scratch and damage the screen. They are available in a range of styles and colors to suit a variety of preferences. The Virtuoso is also the perfect companion to your new iPad® Air.

Under $75:  Gifts to Stay Organized, Charged Up and On Track

Kensington Triple Trek Ultrabook Optimized Tote (K62588AM; SRP $69.99) -- Safely carry your Ultrabook without resorting to hauling around a frumpy bag with the Kensington Triple Trek Ultrabook Tote. Its stylish, distinctive good looks disguise the fact that the Ultrabook Tote is actually a safe and functional way to transport your Ultrabook and tablet computers. It also makes it easier to use your tablet. Zip open the tote and the built-in tablet stand simplifies viewing your tablet when on the go. Compartments for a tablet, Ultrabook and even smartphone are fleece-lined to swaddle your devices in a soft layer of protection while also keeping them organized.

Kensington Absolute Power 1.0 Charge & Sync Stand (K39576AM; SRP $49.99) -- Looking for a desktop charge & sync stand for your iPhone 5/5s/5c? The convenient Kensington Charge & Sync Stand is the one for you. Keep one on your nightstand, desk, or any other spot where you consistently need a charge and you’ll always be ready to power up. With the built-in Lightning port and 1.0 Amp of power, the Kensington Charge &Sync provides a fast, safe charge for your Apple device; it also holds the ideal position for hands-free FaceTime® chats. Unlike other charging docks, the Kensington Charge &Sync Stand doesn’t limit you to charging from just a wall outlet or USB port,  it does both thanks to its detachable AC adapter that lets you charge from a wall outlet or charge and sync from your computer’s USB port.

Kensington Proximo Key Fob Bluetooth® Tracker (K97150US; SRP $39.99) -- Every 3.5 seconds, a mobile phone is lost or stolen. For today’s always-connected mobile users, a smartphone is more than just expensive to replace – it’s often the keeper of a tremendous amount of personal, confidential and work-related information, too. The Proximo Bluetooth Tracker is App-enabled and combines hardware and software. It works by setting up a wireless connection between your smartphone or tablet with the Proximo Key Fob or Proximo Tag using Bluetooth Smart Technology. Proximo’s App dashboard is always on and can track up to five items concurrently. Proximo will alert you the moment you leave your smartphone or Key Fob behind, while the App will help you find your Key Fob or Tag at the press of a button. Compatible with iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S & iPad as well as the Samsung  Galaxy® S4/S3, Samsung Note® and Samsung Tab® . Proximo Tag only version is also available. 

Under $100: Presents to Protect a Prized iPad Air or iPad mini  

Kensington KeyFolio Pro Folio with Keyboard for iPad Air (K97008US; SRP $99.99) --

Classic, durable and uncompromised typing best describe Kensington’s KeyFolio Pro for the new iPad Air We’ve taken a favorite and made it even better with magnetic construction for multiple viewing angles in any work environment. Built from the ground up, the new and improved keyboard offers six rows of keys for continuous productivity with island-style, raised tactile keys to make typing a breeze. Also available for iPad® 4 and Samsung Tab®

Kensington KeyFolio™ Thin Protective Cover & Stand for iPad mini with Retina Display & iPad® mini (K39796US; SRP $79.99) —The iPad mini’s small size and thin profile make it the perfect companion for on the go. Now protect it and also make it easier to use, without adding bulk. The Kensington KeyFolio Thin Protective Cover and Stand wraps your iPad mini in an ultra-thin folio for a compact design. A raised bezel protects the corners and screen of your iPad mini from scratches and damage. Rubber feet add stability while typing and surfing the web, it also prevents your iPad mini from sliding off a table or desk. Typing is a breeze too, thanks to the high-performance keyboard with tactile, scissor style keys. It pairs instantly with your iPad mini to deliver wireless operation — no wires, no clutter.

Kensington SafeGrip Rugged Case & Stand for iPad® mini with Retina Display & iPad® mini (Grass - K67795AM; SRP $49.99) — The iPad mini is perfect for small hands and big imaginations. However kids will be kids and that means that sensitive electronic devices like the iPad mini just aren’t built to survive rough handling. Kensington SafeGrip solves that problem by wrapping the iPad in a rugged, padded case built to fend off those hard knocks. SafeGrip also adds features kids need like a thick, sturdy handle made for kid-sized hands that not only prevent drops and accidents but even doubles as a handy two-position stand for viewing and typing. SafeGrip provides complete screen protection against scratches and smudges, and a stylus can really help keep filthy fingers off the iPad mini screen while also aiding accuracy. Also available at $54.99 for the iPad® 2 and iPad® 4.

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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.