Laptop Locking Station 2.0 and Ultimate Presenter Lauded for High Design Quality
Kensington®, a worldwide leader of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business and home office professionals and The Professionals’ Choice, today announced that two of its products – the Laptop Locking Station 2.0 and Ultimate Presenter – have earned the prestigious Red Dot Product Design 2017 Award. Thousands of products from all over the world were assessed for the award.
The Kensington Laptop Locking Station 2.0 delivers optimal security and functionality in a low-profile solution ideal for the desktop environment. As computer technology continues to evolve, thin laptops have become more difficult to secure due to sleeker platforms that don’t allow for traditional security slots to engage a cable lock. The locking station has adjustable security arms on each side to accommodate thin laptops ranging from 11” to 15.6” in screen size. Users simply open the laptop, slide it between the arms into the station, and lock it into place using the included MicroSaver®2.0 Keyed Lock that inserts into the industry-standard Kensington Security Slot™ located on the side of the locking station.
Designed to help users present more effectively and efficiently, the Kensington Ultimate Presenter addresses the growing need for a presentation tool that can be used where laser devices are not allowed due to safety and health concerns. The Ultimate Presenter will be generally available late Q2, 2017.
Professor Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, said “The Red Dot winners are pursuing the right design strategy. They have recognised that good design and economic success go hand in hand. The award by the critical Red Dot jury documents their high design quality and is indicative of their successful design policy.”
The Red Dot Awards competition, headquartered in Essen, Germany, was established more than 60 years ago. Since then, an expert team has been awarding the seal of quality for good design and innovation to the outstanding designs of the year.
Manufacturers and designers around the globe were invited to enter their products in the 2017 competition. A jury of about 40 independent designers, design professors and specialist journalists tested, discussed and assessed each individual product, awarding the Honourable Mention for a well-conceived detail solution, the Red Dot for high design quality and the Red Dot: Best of the Best for ground-breaking design. In total, the competition received more than 5,500 entries from 54 countries this year.
The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 will culminate in Essen on July 3, 2017, when the Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates receive their trophies during the Red Dot Gala award ceremony. At the subsequent Designers’ Night after-show party, the award winners will celebrate in the midst of all the prize-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, and the Red Dot winners will receive their well-earned certificates. For five weeks, the special exhibition “Design on Stage” will present the awarded products of the year as part of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design.
The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2017/2018 will also be released on July 3. The international reference work for award-winning design presents all of the year’s winning products. They will also be presented on the Internet, in particular in the online presentation, the Red Dot App and on the design platform Red Dot 21.
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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.