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Kensington Puts Power & Protection Right in Into Your Hands

  • January 08, 2013

Announcing New Essentials for iPhone and iPad Users

New Folio Cases and Car Chargers Offer Smart Protection and Smart Power Everywhere You Go. Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ mobile device accessories, today announced several new power and protection essentials to accessorize up-to-the-minute iPad® and iPhone® technology. The products include folio cases and car chargers designed to work with the latest consumer electronics available today, including mobile devices requiring the Apple® Lightning™ connector.  

Kensington’s TriFold Folio Case for the iPad is a thin, hard case designed to protect and cushion all sides and corners of the tablet. The case features a multi-position stand that holds the iPad securely in both landscape viewing and typing orientations. Three additional products expand the Kensington PowerBolt™ collection of in-vehicle mobile device chargers with hard-wired USB charge and sync solutions. Kensington’s PowerBolt 1.0 features a hard-wired Lightning to USB connector and 1 Amp of power to charge an iPhone 5, iPod nano 7th generation, or iPod touch 5th generation. The 2.1 hard-wired version is designed to quickly charge iPad 4 or iPad mini but is safe to use on iPhone 5, iPod nano 7th generation or iPod touch 5th generation as it only draws the 1 Amp these devices need and no more.

For the multi iOS device user, Kensington’s PowerBolt™ 4.2 Dual Fast Charge will turn your vehicle’s power outlet into two USB power ports to charge any two lightning devices at once—and do it fast. Whether safely charging two iPads from one auto power outlet or powering your iPod®, iPhone® or iPad® mini (simply use your own Lightning to USB cable for iPod nano, iPod touch or iPhone 5), the device will only deliver the Amps they need.

“There’s a new generation of tablets and smartphones available to our customers today and with that new breed of devices comes a demand for basic accessories that will always keep you connected,” said Peter Sgromo, Global Product Manager for Power at Kensington. “We’ve engineered smart. safe. simple.™ power and protection products that work with up-to-the-minute technology. So no matter what iPad or iPhone generation you use, wherever you go there’s never a need to think twice about how to get the next charge or keep your device looking new.”

New Kensington iPad & iPhone Essentials

Kensington TriFold Folio Case for the iPad® (K39649AM- Black; K39650AM - Grey

K39651AM – Red; K39712AM – Brown; SRP $49.99) – Make sure your iPad 4th generation is protected from the inevitable scratches, bumps and bruises of the road with the Kensington TriFold Folio Case. It surrounds your new iPad in a protective hard shell that will keep your new iPad looking like new. Plus, the TriFold folds up to serve as a multi-position stand that holds your new iPad securely in both vertical and landscape viewing and typing positions. So whether you’re typing an email, watching a YouTube video, making a FaceTime chat, or reading up on the latest news, the TriFold Folio Case will be there to make it more enjoyable.

  • Stunning leather inspired texile exteriors in four current colors
  • Microfiber screen cleaning cloth integrated into protective screen cover and stand
  • Multi-position stand provides perfect 10-degree angle for typing and securely holds iPad for landscape video viewing
  • Automatically wakes and sleeps iPad on open and close of cover
  • Thin, hard polycarbonate internal shell protects and cushions the edges and sides of your iPad
  • Maintains full access to both front and back cameras
  • Folds to protect all sides of your iPad when on the go
  • Compatible with iPad 4th gen, 3rd gen & iPad 2

Kensington PowerBolt™ 4.2 Dual Fast Charge (K39576AM; SRP $34.99) -   Charge two iPad® from one auto 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 (simply use your own Lightning to USB cable for iPod nano, iPod touch or iPhone 5) as it will only deliver the Amps it needs and no more! And it will charge them in the shortest time possible.

  • Dual 2.1 AMP USB ports for fast simultaneous charging
  • Includes 2 detachable iPad charge and sync cables
  • Automatically provides the maximum safe Amps for faster charging
  • Charges iPad, iPhone and iPod

Kensington PowerBolt™ 2.1 Fast Charge (K39757AM; SRP $29.99) – The Kensington PowerBolt™ 2.1 is designed to charge your 4th generation iPad or iPad mini from your vehicle’s power outlet fast and safe. It will also charge your iPhone 5, iPod nano 7 or iPod touch 5 fast, as it only draws the power these devices need and no more. It includes a hardwired Lightning cable, so you won’t have to worry about losing cables.

  • Charges iPad mini, iPad 4, iPhone 5, iPod touch 5 and iPod nano 7 fast
  • Compact, low-profile design blends into any vehicle interior
  • Hardwired Lightning cable included                      

Kensington PowerBolt™ 1.0 Fast Charge for iPhone 5 (K39762AM; SRP $24.99) –  Now that the iPhone has Siri voice-guided navigation, you’re going to find yourself using your iPhone 5 more than ever. Arrive at your destination fully charged with the Kensington PowerBolt 1.0 Fast Charge. With 1.0 Amp of power, The PowerBolt 1.0 Fast Charge provides the charge recommended for your iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPod nano 7 and iPod touch 5 to quickly charge them from your vehicle’s power outlet.

  • 1 Amp of power
  • Hardwired Lightning port connector
  • LED power indicator
  • Compact, low-profile design
  • Compatible with iPad mini, iPhone 5, iPod nano 7 and iPod touch 5 

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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.