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Kensington Expands SmartFit Line to Improve Ergonomics for Users; New SmartFit Products Will Be Showcased at CES Unveiled 2016

Three New Ergonomic Options Include a Sit/Stand Workstation, Conform Back Rest, and a Wrist Rest, Plus Duo Gel Keyboard and Mouse Pad Wrist Rests

Kensington®, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. desktop and mobile computing accessories, today announced that it has launched three new products under its patented SmartFit® line, which is designed to let users custom-fit their ergonomics. The products include the Kensington SmartFit Sit/Stand Workstation, SmartFit ConformBack Rest, and SmartFit Mouse Pad. The company also launched the Kensington Duo Gel Wave Keyboard and Mouse Pad Wrist Rests. Kensington will showcase its expanded SmartFit line at CES Unveiled 2016 in Las Vegas on January 4.

Kensington’s SmartFit System demystifies ergonomics, making it easy for users to install and customize their workspace with accessories that fit their ergonomic comfort requirements. The company developed SmartFit using U.S. Army research that found a direct correlation between the size of hand and body measurements. Every SmartFit product includes a hand chart in the box, helping each user find the correct SmartFit color setting that will deliver optimum ergonomic comfort.

“Kensington is deeply committed to improving the user experience by providing personalized ergonomic options through our SmartFit System and other ergonomic products,” said Brian Knauss, global product manager, Kensington. “Our recent expansion of the SmartFit line with three new products to make the desktop environment more comfortable and productive for users exemplifies this commitment. Our focus on continuing to improve ergonomics for business users is seen in our other product lines as well, including our launch of the Kensington Duo Gel Wave Keyboard and Mouse Pad Wrist Rests.”

Kensington’s newly launched ergonomic products in its SmartFit and Duo Gel lines include:

Kensington® SmartFit® Sit/Stand Workstation (K55792WW; SRP $449.99) – The SmartFit Sit/Stand Workstation lets users easily convert their traditional desk into a standing workspace, providing ergonomic and health benefits. Designed for quick installation, Kensington’s patented SmartFit System lets users find their personal comfort color to set the workstation at the ideal height for their monitor and keyboard/mouse platform. A pneumatic lift and articulating arm let users quickly transition from sitting to standing, as well as adjust the unit from side to side. Other key features include:

  • Adjustable Height – Users can independently set both the VESA-compatible monitor mount and keyboard tray to their preferred viewing and typing positions.
  • Cable Management Channel – Neatly routes all accessory cords away from the desktop, keeping the workstation less cluttered.
  • Secondary Platform – Situated above the keyboard/mouse platform, the platform saves space on the desktop and offers a convenient location for commonly used accessories to help users get more done in less time.

Kensington® SmartFit® Conform Back Rest for Ergonomic Lumbar Comfort (K60412WW; SRP $59.99) – The SmartFit Conform Back Rest takes sitting comfort to a new level, with patented back support technology that works in nearly any type of chair. The SmartFit System allows users to customize the height of the back rest to their personal comfort color for maximum spine and lumbar support. Other key features include:

  • Four Independent Springs – Independent springs conform to each user’s body type and articulate with any subtle movements in posture to provide consistent support, leaving back muscles more relaxed.
  • Ventilated Supports – Ventilated panels dissipate heat to keep the back cool and dry throughout the workday.
  • Removable, Washable Fabric – Easily removable fabric cover allows for machine washing as needed.

Kensington® SmartFit® Mouse Pad and Ergonomic Wrist Rest (K55793AM; SRP $19.99) – Users who rest their wrist on a soft, cushioned surface while they click and scroll with their mouse may seem comfortable, but improper positioning can cause discomfort over time. The SmartFit Mouse Pad solves these challenges by not only providing a comfortable gel support, but also allowing users to customize and adjust the height of the rest using the SmartFit System’s color-coded fitting chart so their wrist remains at a neutral angle. Other benefits include:

  • Non-Skid Base – Keeps the wrist rest firmly in place, providing important stability so the mouse pad won’t slide during work.

Kensington® Duo Gel Wave Ergonomic Keyboard Wrist Rest (Blue K62397AM, Red K62398AM; SRP $17.99) and Dual Gel Wave Ergonomic Mouse Pad Wrist Rest (Blue K62401AM Red, K62402AM; SRP $16.99) – The Duo Gel Keyboard Wrist Rest fits along the full length of a standard keyboard and molds itself to the shape of the user’s wrists to provide complete comfort and support while typing. The Duo Gel Mouse Pad combines a durable vinyl pad, providing a rigid base for fast and accurate mouse movement, with a wrist rest that molds itself to each user’s wrist shape for complete comfort and support. Both Duo Gel wrist rests feature a stylish, duo-tone color combination; a ventilation channel to keep the hands cool and dry; and a soft finish that’s easy to wipe clean when it gets dirty.

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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.