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Kensington Gets An A+ For Back to School Gadgets At Every Budget

Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ mobile accessories will “make the grade” as students begin a brand new school year! We’ve selected six essentials that not only look great, are simple to use, but will also fit every budget.

Whether using their tablet, smartphone, laptop, or Ultrabook students can stay connected, protected, and productive all year round with a robust range of accessories from Kensington. Cleverly designed products to enhance the experience with personal devices will help pupils keep their attention where it should be – on learning and education!

2013 Kensington Back to School Gadgets for Every Budget

Under $30

Kensington WordLock® Portable Combination Laptop Lock (K64684US; SRP $27.99) – Don’t let your laptop walk off at the library, lab, or school cafeteria! Protect your device and personal information while on the go with the WordLock Portable Combination Laptop Lock. The push button design offers one hand operation for easy installation while the Kensington T-Bar secures the lock to your laptop. WordLock allows you to set the code with four letter words making it Easier to Set -- Never Forget®. The self-coiling cable stretches to 6’ to anchor to a desk or fixed structure yet shrinks to 3” for easy packing.

Kensington AbsolutePower™ 4.2 Dual Fast Charge for Tablets (K39690AM; SRP $29.99)  Don’t run out of juice in between classes or in the dorm room. Quickly charge two USB power tablets, a tablet and smartphone, two smartphones—any two USB powered devices—with the Kensington AbsolutePower™ 4.2 Dual Fast Charge. The PowerWhiz™ technology automatically recognizes your device and provides the right charge always. Connect your smartphone, such as the iPhone® or Samsung Galaxy®. While each USB port has 2.1 Amps of power the AbsolutePower 4.2 will only deliver the 1.0 Amp your smartphone needs and no more for fast, safe charging.

Kensington ProFit® Washable Keyboard (K64406US; SRP $29.99) – Keep germs at bay during the school year by disinfecting the tool you use the most for homework, term papers, and class communication—your keyboard! The Kensington Washable USB/PS2 Keyboard with Antimicrobial Protection can be run under your tap and washed to remove germs and contamination. Plus the built-in antimicrobial material provides continuous microbe resistance. 

$50- $100

Kensington SafeGrip™ for iPad® mini (K67795AM - Grass; SRP $49.99) – The iPad mini is perfect for small hands and big imaginations. But it’s just not built to survive the rigors of the K-6 environment. The Kensington SafeGrip adds rugged protection the classroom demands. There’s a rugged handle that not only prevents drops but even doubles as a handy two-position stand for viewing and typing. And there’s complete screen protection against scratches and smudges. Watch the SafeGrip video to see a full line of SafeGrip cases offered in a variety of colors.

Kensington Triple Trek Ultrabook Optimized Messenger Bag (K62590AM SRP $59.99)  You don’t have to work as a messenger or even ride a bike to appreciate the Kensington Triple Trek Ultrabook Messenger bag. It combines rugged good looks and thoughtful functionality to help you transport an Ultrabook, tablet - or both - in comfort and style. Central to the Ultrabook Messenger bag are fleece-lined compartments that offer soft, scratch-free protection. You’ll find plenty of room for important files along with an accessory pocket, back pocket, stow-away water bottle holder, and even a carabineer clip for your keys.

Kensington Contour™ Overnight Backpack (K62594AM; SRP $99.99) – The backpack that holds all your school supplies and helps you fly through airport security!  The checkpoint friendly Kensington Contour Overnight Backpack allows you to pass through security without having to remove your laptop. Simply unzip the backpack, lay it flat and let it pass through the X-ray machine. There’s a built-in liquids pouch, too. When it comes out the other side, give the Contour Backpack one quick zip and go. It’s also the perfect size for airline travel whether on a quick school trip or overnighter. You’ll find plenty of room for clothes, laptop and your school essentials without being too bulky.

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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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