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Kensington’s Proximo Honored as Bronze Winner in 2014 IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Awards

  • July 28, 2014
  • Topics: Awards

Proximo™ Key Fob Bluetooth® Tracker named one of best personal accessories of year

Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ mobile accessories, today announced that it has been named an Industrial Designers Society of America 2014 International Design Excellence Awards Bronze winner in the Personal Accessories category for its Proximo Key Fob Bluetooth Tracker. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a pre-eminent panel of diverse international experts across various industries.

“We are honored to have Proximo recognized as one of the best personal accessories in the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards,” said Adam Weaver, Industrial Design Lead at Kensington. “For more than 30 years, we’ve focused on making intuitive, design savvy technology products and accessories for today’s modern user.”

The prestigious International Design Excellence Awards are sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the world’s oldest and largest member-driven society for industrial design. IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. Products chosen as an International Design Excellence Awards finalist reflect innovative design and engineering. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.

Kensington’s Proximo is a customizable and smart wireless tracking system designed to help people safeguard important items, such as keys, phones, cameras, laptops and handbags. It’s comprised of a smartphone Proximo App, Proximo Fob and up to four Proximo Tags. It uses wireless Bluetooth technology to notify users when the pre-set distance range has been exceeded. It was designed by Megan Paskin, Gerald Gutierrez and Adam Weaver, IDSA of Kensington.

The winning products from the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards are featured online at http://idsa.org/idea-2014-personal-accessories, which lists each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

For more information about the Kensington Proximo Key Fob Bluetooth tracker, visit http://www.myproximo.com.

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About IDEA

Started in 1980 by IDSA, the International Design Excellence Awards program (IDEA®) fosters business and public understanding about the impact of design excellence on the quality of life and the economy. The IDEA program is considered one of the most pre-eminent design competitions in the nation with its scope and influence reaching far beyond U.S. boundaries.

About IDSA

With its roots reaching back to 1938 and founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world’s oldest and largest member-driven society for industrial design. IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. The society produces the renowned International Design Excellence Award® (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly journal on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world. IDSA's charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate and graduate scholarships annually to further industrial design education. The organization has more than 3,000 members in 29 professional chapters in the U.S. and internationally.

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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.