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Double Duty: Kensington Announces New Ultra-Thin Keyboard Cases for iPad Air™

KeyFolio Thin X3™ Features Groundbreaking PowerLift™ Technology that Charges Smartphones

Redwood Shores, CA, June 25, 2014 – Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. mobile accessories, today introduced a new family of ultra-thin keyboard cases for iPad Air to help users get the most out of their device. The new products are highlighted by the KeyFolio Thin X3 for iPad Air which introduces a new feature never before seen in the market: PowerLift technology. PowerLift enables the user to draw power from their keyboard case to charge their smartphone.

The Kensington KeyFolio Thin X2 for iPad Air and Kensington KeyFolio Thin X2 Plus for iPad Air round out the product family, and are ideal for any tablet user looking for a high-performance keyboard designed with the touch typist in mind. Whether used by a college student or a mobile professional, the KeyFolio Thin X2 can greatly increase productivity without adding the bulk of standard tablet keyboard cases.

“The KeyFolio Thin family perfectly matches the sleek design of the iPad Air in a minimal, form-fitting keyboard case that cradles the device like a glove,” said Jim Murakami, Global Product Manager at Kensington. “But what really sets them apart are the productivity features. We carefully considered how users typically interact with their keyboard case, and then built them with this in mind. And with PowerLift in the X3, we love that our customers will never again panic when they see their phone’s battery drop below 10 percent. Take that, battery life worries!”

The Kensington KeyFolio Thin family for iPad Air perfectly matches the signature design tenets of the iPad Air – thin and light. They are designed for the modern user who relies on their tablet for both work and play. From the high-performance scissor keys, including a 6th row of dedicated shortcut keys, to the KeySense Power Channel that automatically turns the Bluetooth® keyboard on and off, the KeyFolio Thin is the perfect companion to the iPad Air.

New Kensington KeyFolio Thin family for iPad Air

Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 for iPad Air (Black – K97269US $99.99)

Kensington KeyFolio Thin X2 Plus for iPad Air (Black - K97234US $99.99)

Kensington KeyFolio Thin X2 for iPad Air (Black-K97233US $89.99; White-K97248US $89.99): The iPad Air has redefined what a thin, lightweight tablet should look and feel like. Now Kensington is doing the same thing for ultra-thin keyboard cases with the KeyFolio Thin family for iPad Air. A sleek and form-fitting, hard-shell exterior surrounds the tablet in protection while maintaining its thin profile. When the KeyFolio Thin products are opened, they reveal an integrated Bluetooth keyboard featuring 6 rows of high-performance scissor keys that include a row of dedicated shortcut keys, allowing users to be more productive using fewer keystrokes. The QuickFold design lets users hide the keyboard beneath the iPad Air to quickly and easily transition from typing mode to viewing mode. The KeySense Power Channel switches seamlessly from an active Bluetooth keyboard to standby mode when it’s disengaged from the magnetic stand, helping conserve battery life. The KeyFolio Thin X2 Plus also features an LED-backlit keyboard to assist with typing in dark locations. The KeyFolio Thin X3 adds to the X2 Plus with PowerLift technology that allows users to charge their smartphone using the device.

Key Features

  • PowerLift technology enables user to pull power from the keyboard case to charge smartphones (KeyFolio Thin X3 only)
  • 3-color LED indicator shows battery level at the push of a button
  • Automatic tablet wake and sleep modes when cover opens or closes
  • Integrated Bluetooth® keyboard with 6 rows of high-performance scissor keys
  • KeySense Power Channel automatically turns the Bluetooth keyboard on or off when engaged or disengaged in the magnetic stand
  • Magnetic closure for a safe and secure fit
  • QuickFold design hides keyboard to enable streamlined viewing mode
  • Ultra-thin, form-fitting cradle maintains iPad Air’s sleek profile with enhanced drop protection

KeyFolio Thin X2 Plus also features a white LED backlit keyboard to make typing in dark conditions easier

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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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