Kensington has itself today some new accessories for notebook, iPhone and iPod users. A small range of devices prices between around $30 and $60 and should all be available at retail by the end of this month.
The products included in today’s release are a four-port USB charger for mobile devices, a media sharing cable and several car mounts for iPhones and iPods. You can get full details from Kensington after the jump.
Kensington Introduces Smart New Accessories to Simplify Home and Travel Connections
smart made simple(TM) Design Makes These Computing Companions Exceptional Values
Redwood Shores, Calif. – September 16, 2008 – Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple computing accessories for the mobile consumer, today announced a line up of “must have” accessories for notebook, iPhone(TM) and iPod® users. All are priced under $60, making them great choices for personal use or for holiday gift giving.
Since most family members carry multiple devices throughout the day and then bring them home for re-charging, content downloading and sharing, accessories are playing an ever-increasing role in making everything work together more smoothly. Kensington’s new 4-Port USB Charger ends home office squabbles about who gets to charge up first, and reduces cord clutter. It can handle mobile devices including smart phones, iPod music players, PDAs and more, at the same time, from just one wall outlet. Kensington’s Media Sharing Cable lets everyone in the family share files of any size – between two computers– even across PCs and MACs – with just one quick drag and drop movement, removing all the other steps that come with flash drives. The no file size restrictions benefit is perfect for speedy transfers of music, videos and photos. This is a perfect “early gift” to make it easy for families and friends to share highlights of all their holiday gatherings.
Out on the road, Kensington’s Dashboard, Power Port and Windshield Mounts put iPhone, iPod and MP3 players front and center in the car while keeping them steady and secure no matter how bumpy the ride. The Power Port Mount plugs into the auto power outlet, while a pass through lets people charge up even as they listen to their favorite tunes or follow GPS navigation instructions. Kensington designed the car mounts after its in-car studies showed that consumers found their current methods of putting devices in the center console to be clumsy and inefficient. While people loved having their phones, music and GPS close at hand during their commutes, they clearly saw the need for greater organization of their devices while in the car, as well as the ability to access them while keeping their eyes on the road at all times.
“Our Kensington philosophy is to design products as unique as the individuals who use them, whether at home, in the car, in the office or on the go,” said Christine Dumery, Director, Marketing Communications Kensington. “Each of these particular products – all under $60 – brings a real solution to our consumers. Each offers a smart but simple way for people to enjoy great value for themselves or to share with others this holiday season.”
4-Port USB Charger for Mobile Devices Brings Harmony into the Home
Kensington’s “Power it” line brings harmony into the home with an easy to share USB charger that eliminates the need for multiple wall chargers and outlets. The Kensington 4-Port USB Charger for Mobile Devices (SKU K38035US; SRP $29.99) features the smart made simple design that can power mobile & smart phones, iPod, PDAs and more. The small, compact design frees extra wall outlets and looks good in your home. Use with your existing USB charging cable or Kensington USB Power Tips (sold separately) to power and charge your mobile devices.
Home Sharing Made Simple with Media Sharing Cable
The media sharing cable in Kensington’s “Connect it” line helps simplify file transferring between computers. The Kensington Media Sharing Cable for PC and Mac (SKU K33906US SRP $59.99) allows seamless sharing of files between any 2 computers faster than a flash. With a simple user interface and plug-n-play setup that doesn’t require software installation, the Kensington Media Sharing Cable for PC and Mac is the easiest way to share your media and other files between computers without traditional file size limitations.
Keep Eyes on the Road with Car Mounts for iPhone & iPod
Kensington has applied its smart made simple design philosophy to new products in its “Play it” line that secure your iPhone and iPod on the road and make it easy to practice safe driving. The Kensington Dash Mount for iPhone and iPod (SKU K33446US; SRP $29.99) is the perfect home for your device on the road and features an adhesive bottom. Along with the other car mounts from Kensington, it is compatible with all iPhone/iPod/mobile phone models as well as other mobile devices. The Kensington Power Port Mount for iPhone and iPod (SKU K33447US; SRP $29.99) leverages the vehicle power port as an anchoring point. It includes a power port pass through, flexible arm, and universal dock to ensure compatibility with nearly any common portable mobile device. The Kensington Windshield Mount for iPhone and iPod (SKU K33412USA; SRP $29.99) includes a flexible arm and feet that adjust to hold your device firmly no matter how bumpy the road is. Designed to fit all cars, the mount installs in seconds and one-button quick release lets you grab your iPhone or iPod and go.
The new Kensington products are available for pre-order at Amazon.com and Kensington.com and will be available at major retailers at the end of the month.