San Mateo, CA – May 9, 2017 – Kensington®, a worldwide leader of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business and home office professionals and The Professionals’ Choice, has released its 2017 Top Six Gift Ideas for new grads and beloved dads. The list features best-in-class accessories for organization, laptop security and ergonomic comfort in the office, in the dorm/classroom, or on the road. Topping this year’s roster is the newly launched Kensington Pro Fit® Low Profile Wireless Desktop set, which is sure to help keep that special someone’s workspace clutter-free, secure and immune to seemingly inevitable spills.
Kensington’s 2017 Dads & Grads Gift Ideas include:
NEW Kensington Pro Fit® Low Profile Wireless Desktop Set — (SKU #K75230; SRP $34.99)
With the new Pro Fit Low-Profile Wireless Desktop, Kensington offers a reliable solution for professionals and students alike. The desktop includes a full-size, spill-proof keyboard with multimedia keys, a comfortable ambidextrous mouse, and AES-128 bit encryption (adopted by the U.S. government as the encryption standard) for a clutter-free and secure workstation. The 2.4GHz USB receiver provides a reliable wireless connection up to 10 meters for the keyboard and mouse, which can be set up used immediately with Plug & Play functionality.
Kensington VeriMark™ Fingerprint Key — (SKU #K67977; SRP $49.99)
A stolen laptop is not only expensive to replace, but the loss of private/confidential data can have devastating consequences. Kensington’s VeriMark fingerprint Key was engineered to provide simple, best-in-class biometric authentication for incomparable protection against cyber-thieves. The key protects against unauthorized access on compromised devices and is the world’s first fingerprint security key to support both Windows Hello and Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) universal second factor authentication (U2F). Designed to meet Windows Hello security requirements, the key allows users without a fingerprint sensor in their computers to enjoy the benefits of faster, more secure login that Windows Hello affords.
Kensington Laptop Locking Station 2.0 — (SKU #K64453; SRP $119.99)
As computer technology continues to evolve, thin laptops have become more difficult to secure due to their sleek platforms that don’t allow for traditional security slots to engage a cable lock, such as the Macbook Pro. The Kensington Laptop Locking Station 2.0 addresses this challenge – delivering optimal security and functionality in a low-profile solution ideal for the desktop environment, whether in the dorm room, den or office. Adjustable security arms are located on each side of the locking station to accommodate thin laptops ranging from 11” to 15.6” in screen size. For initial installation, the user simply opens the laptop, then slides it between the arms into the station. Once the user adjusts the arms to the width of the device, they remove the laptop, and fix the arms into place for future use with that laptop. The laptop can then be placed quickly and easily into the locking station and locked 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.
Kensington SecureTrek™ 17’’ Laptop Overnight Backpack — (SKU #K98618; SRP $119.99)
Who doesn’t want an overnight bag that secures valuable belongings? SecureTrek is the only line of travel bags and backpacks designed with Kensington’s gold standard level of protection in computer hardware security. The Kensington SecureTrek 17” Laptop Overnight Backpack was designed to provide travelers with the peace of mind knowing their bag has the best possible protection against the threat of theft and other risks associated with travel. Features include: A lock base that lets users click in hammerhead zipper pulls to help prevent theft attempts; an anti-puncture zipper to resist intrusion by a sharp object; a lock loop ideal for a TSA-approved travel lock when checking the backpack at the airport; a padded device compartment that holds up to a 17” laptop and 10” tablet; workstation pocket for organizing chargers, pens, business cards, keys and more; wheeled luggage pass-through that conveniently straps to an extended handle; ample space for clothing in addition to files and personal items; a padded back for a more comfortable carry; a checkpoint-friendly design that allows it to lay flat through scanner; and it meets airline carry-on guidelines for stowing in an overhead bin.
Kensington SlimBlade™ Trackball — (SKU #K72327; SRP $99.99)
The sleek design and precision movement of the Kensington SlimBlade Trackball make it an attractive as well as practical gift choice. Its low-profile shape along with silver metallic finish offer beautiful aesthetics and ergonomic comfort. The trackball takes up less desk space than what is needed to operate a mouse and is more comfortable during extended use because it requires less arm and wrist movement. Laser technology provides highly accurate and responsive cursor tracking and scrolling, plus the large 55mm ball makes it quicker and easier to navigate anywhere on the screen. TrackballWorks™ Software
allows users to truly customize their productivity experience by adjusting the cursor and scrolling speeds, as well as the functions of the four buttons including media player controls.
Kensington ErgoSoft™ Wrist Rest for Mechanical & Gaming Keyboards — (SKU #K52798; SRP $24.99)
Kensington ErgoSoft™ Wrist Rest for Standard Mouse — (SKU #K52802; SRP $9.99)
Kensington ErgoSoft™ Wrist Rest for Standard Keyboards — (SKU #K52799; SRP $25.99)
Kensington ErgoSoft™ Wrist Rest for Slim Keyboards — (SKU #K52800 SRP $21.99)
Kensington ErgoSoft™ Wrist Rest for Slim, Compact Keyboards — (SKU #K52801 SRP $15.99)
Kensington ErgoSoft™ Wrist Rest for Slim Mouse/Trackpad — (SKU #K52803; SRP $10.99)
Take computing comfort a step further with Kensington’s ErgoSoft Wrist Rests. Scientifically developed to prevent injury while optimizing comfort, the wrist rests feature an ultra-soft exterior supported by gel cushioning in a variety of styles to accommodate the different needs of mechanical, gaming, slim, or standard sized keyboards and mice. Combining unmatched softness with ergonomic science, ErgoSoft Wrist Rests are the perfect wrist rests for work and play. Professional-level design options provide functional and sophisticated low-profile elegance with height and size versatility to accommodate variable keyboard and mice sizes. The wrist rests are ergonomist approved to offer optimal health, comfort and protection through proper alignment, tailored dimensions, and unique curved design.
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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 nearly 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.
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