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Kensington NanoSaver® Locks Secure the Next-Generation of Ultra-Thin, Lightweight Devices

  • January 05, 2023
  • Topics: Locks


Family of Innovative Keyed and Combination Locks Provide Highly-Effective Theft Protection While Maintaining Full Functionality and Usability of Devices in the Office and on the Road.

LAS VEGAS – Jan. 5, 2023 – Kensington, a worldwide leader of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business, and home office professionals, is highlighting its NanoSaver family of keyed and combination locks this week at CES® 2023. Kensington’s innovative NanoSaver locks address the challenge of securing the next generation of ultra-thin, lightweight devices and desktop peripherals from technology leaders such as HP, Lenovo, and ASUS.

Kensington NanoSaver locks are compatible with the Nano Security Slot, which was created by Kensington and is 70% smaller than traditional security slots. An ideal security solution for the new class of laptops, tablets, peripherals, and other mobile devices, the Nano Security Slot is quickly becoming the new physical security standard for these next-generation devices. Kensington’s innovative Slim NanoSaver 2.0 Keyed Locks, which won the prestigious 2022 Red Dot Award for Product Design, feature an innovative smaller lock head design with off-center locking cleat that enables ultra-thin and two-in-one laptops to lie flat and stable on a surface to provide effective theft protection without blocking ports.

Featuring unique Cleat™ Locking Technology, NanoSaver locks work similarly to cycling cleats, securely gripping the interior walls of a device’s Nano Security Slot to create a strong connection between the device frame and lock. The slim nano lock head on the NanoSaver locks swivels to enable ultra-thin devices to lie flat on a surface for ease of use without blocking ports, and provides highly effective physical and visual theft deterrents. The company’s patented Hidden Pin™ technology is an anti-pick feature that prevents tampering and is unique to Kensington’s keyed locks.

Kensington’s family of Slim NanoSaver keyed and combination locks includes:

The Slim NanoSaver family of locks is the latest addition to Kensington’s growing portfolio of locking solutions for desktop and laptop computers, tablets, mobile devices, computer accessories, and peripherals. More than 30 million Kensington locks have been sold globally since the company invented the Kensington Security Slot and launched the first computer cable lock, the Kensington MicroSaver® Lock, in 1992

nanosaver kensington lock securing a thin device

Verified to exceed industry standards, all Kensington keyed and combination locks are covered by an industry-leading five-year limited warranty, and are subjected to rigorous testing in a controlled environment by a third-party organization with each lock being stressed to identify failure points. Kensington cables, which are constructed of twisted carbon steel and coated to protect working surfaces from scratches, are subjected to tensile testing to measure cable strength and subjected to a minimum shear cut testing of 1,000 lbs of force, ensuring that the cables cannot be easily cut or pulled apart. Equally important to the strength of the cable is the ability of the lock head to stay engaged in a device’s security slot when pulled. Kensington locks are designed and tested to withstand a minimum straight pull force of 200 pounds and 400 pounds side pull. Kensington locks are designed and tested to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -22 to 149 degrees Fahrenheit, cable and lock tip rotations up to 8,000 cycles, repeated drops and impacts, vibration testing, and various additional tests on keyed and combination lock heads.

“Since the invention of the very first computer cable lock 30 years ago, Kensington’s portfolio of industry-leading locking solutions has grown along with the evolution in technology devices to provide robust, industry-standard anti-theft protection that is compatible today with 95% of laptops, projectors, printers, and monitors sold worldwide,” stated Santiago DelPortillo, Global Sales Engineer at Kensington. “The Slim NanoSaver family and the Kensington Security Slot are evidence of how we continue to innovate to provide physical security products to prevent the theft of devices that are smaller, thinner, and lighter than ever. The peace-of-mind provided by our security solutions give users confidence as they use the latest, state-of-the-art devices to be more productive in an increasingly mobile work environment.”

Kensington’s innovative and robust keyed and combination cable locks are covered by five-year limited warranties and are available globally through and its partner sites.  Learn more about Kensington’s comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions for consumers and businesses by visiting


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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 40 years. Kensington strives to anticipate the needs and challenges of the ever-evolving workplace and craft professional-tier award-winning solutions for organizations committed to providing peak professionals the tools they need to thrive. The company prides itself as the professionals’ choice, and on its core values surrounding design, quality and support.

In office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, professional video conferencing, and ergonomic well-being.

Headquartered in Burlingame, California, Kensington is the inventor and a worldwide leader in laptop security locks. Kensington is a division of ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, which designs, manufactures and markets consumer and end-user products that help people work, learn, play and thrive.  In addition to Kensington®, ACCO Brands’ widely recognized brands include AT-A-GLANCE®, Five Star®, Leitz®, Mead®, PowerA®, Swingline®, Tilibra and many others.  More information about ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) can be found at

Kensington, MicroSaver, and NanoSaver are registered trademarks of ACCO Brands. Hidden Pin and Cleat are trademarks of ACCO Brands. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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