Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ mobile accessories, today announced that is has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the following products: KeyFolio™ Exact Thin Folio with Keyboard for iPad® Air, KeyFolio Exact Thin Folio with Keyboard for Samsung® Galaxy Tab® 3 and BlackBelt™ 3rd Degree Rugged Case for iPad 4th gen, 3rd gen & iPad 2 – inclusive of all product options offered within the line - SecureBack™ M Series Modular Enclosure for iPad, SecureBack M Series Modular Payments Enclosure for iPad, Kickstand and Handstrap options. Products entered in this prestigious contest are judged by a pre-eminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
“With nearly a decade’s worth of awards and recognition by the CEA for our product innovation, we’re thrilled to be recipients once more,” said Barry Marshall, VP Global Product Development, at Kensington. “We understand the important link between productivity and protection, and it drives us to engineer security elements into all of our products. The result is clever, high-quality designs that give our customers a better experience with the devices they enjoy the most.”
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA), the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. CEA has been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
Kensington’s award-winning products will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2014 International CES, which runs January 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Media Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 5 in South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
- The product’s intended use/function and user value
- Why the product deserves the Innovations award, including specifics regarding its unique/novel features, and features that consumers would find attractive
- How the design and innovation of this product directly compare to other products in the market place
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree 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.
Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL
More About Kensington CES 2014 Innovations Honoree Award-Winning Products:
Kensington KeyFolio Exact Thin Folio with Keyboard for iPad Air (Black – K97006US; Blue - K97090US; Emerald – K97040US; Chartreuse – K97093US; Pink - K97091US; Purple - K97092US; SRP $129.99): The Kensington KeyFolio Exact Thin Folio with Keyboard wraps your iPad Air in an ultra-thin folio that’s not only stylish but also adds protection. The form-fitting basket design promotes thinness and a raised bezel protects the corners and screen of your iPad from scratches and damage.
Kensington KeyFolio Exact Thin Folio with Keyboard for Samsung Galaxy 3 (Black - K97178US; SRP $129.99): The Kensington KeyFolio Exact Thin Folio with Keyboard for Samsung Galaxy 3 10.1 wraps your tablet in an ultra-thin basket design folio that’s not only stylish but also adds protection. The raised bezel protects the corners and screen of your tablet from scratches and damage and the magnetic construction enables multiple viewing angles. Plus the thin and stable keyboard works well on your lap for productivity your way
Kensington BlackBelt 3rd Degree Rugged Case for iPad 4th gen, 3rd gen & iPad 2/ five piece set (BlackBelt - K67818WW; SRP $79.99; SecureBack M Series Modular Enclosure - K67783WW; SRP $69.99; KickStand - K67786WW; SRP $24.99; Payment Enclosure - K67784WW; SRP $89.99; Hand Strap - K67832WW; SRP $29.99): Protect your iPad from just about anything with a Kensington BlackBelt 3rd Degree Rugged Case for iPad 4th gen, 3rd gen and iPad 2. It utilizes a dual-layer construction, providing the maximum level of protection, absorbing shocks and preventing damage. The vulnerable corners of your iPad receive extra protection and the raised bezel shelters the retina display from potential scratches. There’s a built-in ClickSafe® anchor that makes it easy to protect the iPad against theft, as well.
Notes to editors
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.