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Kensington Makes Your iPhone & Other Valuables Unforgettable With New Proximo Products

  • January 08, 2013

Keep, Track, and Get Back Items You Can’t Afford to Lose

App-Enabled Proximity Monitoring System Lets You Know Where Valuables Are At All Times—You Will Never Lose Them Again

Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ mobile device accessories, today introduced Proximo, an App-enabled proximity monitoring system that empowers iPhone 5/4S owners to know where their smartphone, keys and valuables are at all times. Proximo delivers a unique way to track multiple valuables with a last-seen map pin-drop feature, an active proximity dashboard and extended battery life on both its Fob and Tag. The new Proximo Starter Kit includes the Proximo App to track your iPhone and valuables, a Fob to attach to your keys, and one Tag to always find a valuable item of your choice. For those who want to track additional items they simply don’t want to lose — like a briefcase, a handbag, or a car — Kensington offers a separate, single Proximo Tag you can add to your kit.

Proximo works by setting up a wireless connection between the iPhone and key Fob or Tag using Bluetooth® Smart Technology. Compatible with iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, Proximo’s App dashboard is “always on” and can track up to five items concurrently. The proximity distance (sensitivity) of each key Fob and Tag can be personalized. Proximo’s App dashboard shows the proximity of each Fob and Tag. Pushing a button on the Fob or tapping “Find Fob” icon from the Proximo App dashboard triggers an alarm that helps the user locate their phone, keys or other valuable items.

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 is often the “keeper” of a tremendous amount of personal, confidential and work related information too. According to a 2011 report[1] by AVG, 42% of US and European smartphone users surveyed had lost their device while in transit. Never worry again about leaving anything important behind with Proximo. It’s designed to help you Keep, Track and Get Back what is most essential to you:

Keep—Keep your iPhone in close range with the handy Bluetooth 4.0 Fob. It alerts you with a customizable proximity alarm the minute you move a set distance away from your phone, so you never leave it behind again.

Track—The Proximo App dashboard keeps track of up to five items, including a customizable active proximity meter, so you always know how far away you are from them. If you get out of range, a GPS function allows you to track your items on a map.

Get Back—Working hand-in-hand with the Proximo App, Bluetooth 4.0 Tags help you locate your most important things at any given time. Tag up to five items, such as the Fob, your purse, bag or car, and gain instant peace of mind.

“Proximo eliminates the everyday anxiety that so many consumers experience when worrying about losing, or having to search for, their most valuable possessions,” said Juan Rodriguez, Senior Global Product Manager at Kensington. “We know mobile phones in particular are an essential part of life to our customers, and that more than 70 million smartphones are reported lost or stolen each year. When you consider the threat to your sensitive data, your downtime and the cost of recovering your lost phone, you can understand why we developed Proximo.”

Introducing the New Kensington Proximo Starter Kit and Proximo Tag

Kensington Proximo™ Starter Kit (SRP $59.99; K39565AM) -- Proximo is an App-enabled proximity monitoring system that lets you know where your iPhone, keys and valuables are at all times. Never worry again about leaving anything important behind, because Proximo helps you Keep, Track and Get Back your most valued possessions. The Proximo Starter Kit includes everything you need to track your iPhone, keys, and one additional item. Proximo’s App Dashboard tracks up to five valuable items via Fob and/or Tags (additional Tags sold separately). The Proximity Alarm with customizable range and audio alert tells you when you’ve left your valuable behind and the One-Touch Find Alert on Fob helps you find your iPhone. Last Seen provides you with pin-drop on map to help you recover your items and you can personalize your Fob and Tag with customizable alarm tones, images and names.

  • Up to 6-month battery life on Fob & Tag for low maintenance
  • Robust and ultra-slim 8mm Fob and Tag design
  • Monitor the battery life of all your Tags and Fobs from your iPhone
  • Wireless technology:  Bluetooth 4.0 / Bluetooth Smart
  • Alarm Audio Output: Fob 95dBa, Tag 84dBa
  • Replaceable Battery: Model: CR2032 Lithium Coin Battery
  • iOS Compatibility: iPhone 4S: iOS 5 / iOS 6 or later; iPhone 5: iOS 6 or later

Kensington Proximo™ Tag (SRP $24.99; K39567AM) -- The Proximo Tag allows you to use your iPhone to keep track of one valuable item. Use it to track your camera, briefcase, handbag—anything you never want to worry about losing. Proximo allows you to add up to four Tags (sold separately) so you can keep track of your most valued items.

  • Personalize your Tag with customizable alarm tones, images and names
  • Find Alert helps you with on-the fly recovery of your valuables
  • Robust and ultra-slim Tag design
  • Up to 6-month battery life on Tag for low maintenance
  • Wireless technology:  Bluetooth® 4.0 / Bluetooth Smart
  • Alarm Audio Output: Tag 84dBa
  • Replaceable Battery: Model: CR2032 Lithium Coin Battery
  • iOS Compatibility: iPhone 4S: iOS 5 / iOS 6 or later; iPhone 5: iOS 6 or later

[1] Source: “Beware: take more care of mobile devices during the holiday season,” by AVG, 2011, http://blogs.avg.com/news-threats/beware-care-mobile-devices-holiday-season/  

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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.