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Kensington Releases 2016 Top 6 Gift Ideas for Dads & Grads

  • May 17, 2016

Mobility, Security and Productivity Are the Leading Themes Across Products that Include a Docking Station, Rugged Tablet Case, Wireless Trackball Mouse and Secure Laptop Backpack

Kensington®, a worldwide leader of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business and home office professionals, today introduced its 2016 Top 6 Gift Ideas that are sure to please the recent grads and loving dads on your list. These products represent some of the hottest trends in computing and are the professional’s choice for mobility, security and productivity.

From a rugged tablet case, to a laptop backpack designed to keep its contents safe, to a wireless trackball with lightning speed, dads and grads alike will enjoy these tech accessories for business travel, working in the office, or studying in the dorm.

Kensington Dads & Grads Gift Ideas 2016:

Kensington SD3600 Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station (SKU K33991WW; SRP $139.99)

Computing should be as seamless and hassle-free as possible, but plugging in or out multiple cables detracts from the ease and mobility of having a laptop in the first place. The low-profile SD3600 Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station enables users to quickly connect and disconnect their laptop with their entire desktop setup – including dual HD monitors, a mouse, a keyboard and all their other peripherals – with a single USB cable. And because the dock can be mounted to the back of a VESA-compatible monitor, it leaves zero footprint on the desktop, helping to reduce clutter. Additional features include both an HDMI port and a DVI port so users can expand their workspace and increase productivity by adding two external screens, and Extend/Mirror modes. Extend mode allows users to drag an open application to an external monitor so they can work across multiple screens, while Mirror mode allows users to replicate the content on their computer display to an external screen.

Kensington Expert Mouse® Wireless Trackball (SKU K72359WW; SRP: $99.99)

The Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball is not only ergonomically friendly, but gives users more freedom of placement while working because they aren’t limited by wires. The trackball can be connected either through Bluetooth® 4.0 LE or through a widely compatible USB receiver. With Kensington’s free TrackballWorks software, the trackball can be customized to suit users’ personal needs for greater efficiency, speed and productivity. DiamondEyeOptical tracking offers smooth, precise cursor control while the award-winning Scroll Ring allows for quick scanning up and down pages. The trackball works equally well for both right-handed and left-handed users, and comes with a detachable wrist rest constructed with soft cushioning that cradles the hand and wrist in ergonomic comfort for pain-free productivity during extended periods of activity on the computer. Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball is compatible with both Mac OS and Windows®.

Kensington Expert Wireless Presenter with Green Laser Pointer, Cursor Control & 4GB Memory (SKU K72427AM; SRP $99.99)

Professionals use the Kensington Expert Wireless Presenter with Green Laser Pointer to take control of the room — and a laptop’s cursor. The presenter stores PowerPoint or Keynote files on a 4GB Micro SD card that fits into the wireless USB receiver. With a simple flick of a switch, users can toggle between presentation and cursor control modes. With a green laser that is 10 times brighter than standard red lasers, the presenter is ideal for larger rooms and LED/LCD screens. The highly reliable 2.4GHz receiver resists device interference and delivers control from up to 150 feet away.

Kensington SecureTrek 17’’ Overnight Laptop Backpack (SKU K98618WW; SRP: $119.99)

Kensington designed its SecureTrek portfolio of bags – which includes the 17” Overnight Laptop Backpack – with premium security and anti-theft features for users traveling for business, commuting to work, or simply moving around campus. The SecureTrek Lock Base works with click-in hammerhead zipper pulls to help prevent theft attempts and unauthorized access, while a Kensington Portable Laptop Lock (sold separately) secures the backpack to a fixed object, such as the leg of a chair or table. An anti-puncture zipper on the device compartment resists intrusion by a sharp object, and a lock loop is included, making it ideal for a TSA-approved travel lock when checking the backpack or bag at the airport. The backpack also has a checkpoint-friendly design allowing it to lay flat through a scanner, and meets airline carry-on guidelines for stowing in an overhead bin. Inside, there are padded device compartments that hold up to a 15.6” laptop or 10” tablet, with ample space for clothes, files and personal items. Built with a padded back, users enjoy a more comfortable carry, especially when the backpack is full.

Kensington BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case for Microsoft® Surface Pro 4 (SKU K97442WW; SRP $59.99)

Touted as the tablet that can replace the laptop, the Surface Pro 4 offers an impressive combination of power and portability. But accidents do happen, and valuable mobile investments such as this need to be protected. That’s where BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case comes in. Designed specifically for the Surface Pro 4, the case surrounds the tablet with a strong, rugged TPU body for maximum protection against drops, while also providing a flexible silicone hand strap for worry-free carrying, non-slip grip, and unobstructed access to the things that make Surface unique like the click-in Type Cover and kickstand, USB 3.0 port, cameras, and more.

Kensington WordLock® Portable Combination Laptop Lock (SKU K64684US; SRP $27.99)

With more and more laptops being used for both personal business purposes, security is increasingly important. The WordLock Portable Combination Laptop Lock helps protect laptops and private information from theft by allowing the user to anchor a laptop to a desk, table or any fixed structure. The push-button design offers one-handed engagement for easy attachment of the T-Bar to the industry-standard Kensington Security Slot that is found in most laptops. WordLock allows the user to set the code with a four-letter word from 10,000 possible combinations. The self-coiling cable stretches up to 6 feet and shrinks to just 3 inches for easy packing.

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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.