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Kensington Offers Robust Range of 2015 Back to School Gadgets Priced Under $60

  • July 28, 2015

Six Essential, Affordable, and Easy-to-Use Mobile Accessories that Can Help Enhance Learning

Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. desktop and mobile computing accessories, today announced its 2015 list of “Back to School” products to help enhance students’ experiences with personal devices in an educational setting. The products were selected for their ease of use, affordability, and ability to help students stay connected and productive at school while protecting their devices.

With some products priced as low as $28 and none over $60, budget-conscious students can enjoy a robust range of mobile computing accessories from Kensington:

Kensington WordLock® Portable Combination Laptop Lock (K64684US; SRP $27.99) – Students need laptop protection, whether they’re at the library, lab, or school cafeteria. The WordLock Portable Combination Laptop Lock helps students protect their device and personal information while on the go. The push-button design offers one-handed operation for easy engagement, while the Kensington T-Bar secures the lock to a laptop. WordLock allows users to set the code with four-letter words making it Easier to Set — Never Forget®. The self-coiling cable stretches to 6 feet to anchor to a desk or fixed structure yet shrinks to 3 inches for easy packing.

Kensington 10400 USB Mobile Charger (K38219WW; SRP $49.99) and Kensington 5200 USB Mobile Charger (K38220WW; SRP $39.99) – Whether users are in the classroom or between classes and need to power a device, the Kensington 10400 Mobile USB Charger and 5200 USB Mobile Charger offer the perfect answer to boost a drained battery. The 5200 has enough reserve power to fully charge an iPhone® 6 Plus or a Galaxy S6 — and the 10400 can fully charge these devices two times. Students will appreciate the stylish aluminum cover finish and 4-LED display on both chargers that indicates how much power is left in the charger. The power bank for both mobile chargers can be used with a wide variety of devices including all Apple® products, most Android smartphones and tablets, and many other USB-charged devices.

Kensington LS150 Laptop Backpack (K62617WW; SRP $49.99) – The LS150 Backpack is designed with the modern student in mind, offering all the storage and functionality needed to get around campus in style and comfort. The durable backpack has dedicated areas for a laptop and tablet to keep the devices secure and stable when heading from class to class. Quick-access pockets in the front, a stretch pocket on the side, and a zippered organizer area can hold a variety of items including keys, smartphone, wallet, and water bottle. An ergonomic air-mesh back cushion and padded shoulder straps make carrying a loaded backpack easier.

Kensington MP230L Performance Mouse (K72453WW; SRP $49.99) – Shatter the glass ceiling on school performance with the MP230L Performance Mouse, which removes almost any limitation a current mouse might have. The mouse offers a combination of wireless freedom and precision tracking on even the most difficult surfaces using a unique track-on-glass sensor with high-definition laser that follows hand movements on a wide variety of desk surfaces. Ideal for either right-handed or left-handed users, the full-sized Performance Mouse provides complete comfort in an ergonomic, ambidextrous design. And with Plug & Play installation, users can be up and clicking almost instantly.

Kensington BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case for iPad Air® 2 (K97367US; SRP $49.99) – The iPad® has revolutionized how students learn and share information in the classroom. To protect that investment, Kensington developed the BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case. Designed to meet military-grade testing, the BlackBelt surrounds the iPad in a strong, cushioned layer of rubber, providing the ultimate protection against drops and bumps. Features include a hand strap that makes the iPad easy to hold, and a built-in, multi-position stand that lets users work hands-free.

Kensington KP400 Switchable Keyboard (K72322US; SRP $59.99) – This full-sized versatile keyboard can alternate between wired and Bluetooth connectivity — an invaluable feature when typing on a variety of devices. The KP400 Switchable Keyboard lets students work with a laptop, a tablet, or even a smartphone together, taking productivity to a new level. The keyboard includes a numeric keypad — providing a professional typing experience whether you are using it with a PC, tablet, or smartphone — and can be powered using either a detachable USB cable, or with batteries when it’s in Bluetooth mode. Easy installation allows users to start typing in no time at all.

“As students kick off the new school year, these cleverly designed products from Kensington can help enhance their learning experience,” said Louie Yao, Global Product Manager, Kensington. “Whether using their tablet, smartphone, or laptop, these six essential accessories not only look great and are simple to use, but will also fit every budget and help students keep their attention on learning and education.”

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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.