LAS VEGAS, NV, January 05, 2016 - Kensington®, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, announced today that it was named a 2016 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for its SmartFit® Wireless Charging Laptop Riser. Products entered in this prestigious competition are judged by a pre-eminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 27 categories. Kensington will display the SmartFit Wireless Charging Laptop Riser at CES Unveiled 2016 in Las Vegas on January 4.
Part of the patented SmartFit system, the ergonomically designed laptop riser is a combination of high strength ABS, aluminum and metal stamped steel. The ABS provides a safe enclosure for the Qi wireless charging module, reducing interference that can typically be caused by metals. The molded ABS laptop riser features an under-mounted cable management system, as well as a mounting contact point for the Kensington USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station. Stamped, black chrome plated upright legs create rigidity and give strength to the height adjustable stand.
The riser is the first product to combine wireless charging with ergonomics for the desktop environment. Qi wireless charging is highly reliable and ideal when users don't have a cable to power up a depleted smartphone battery. The wireless charging pad is clearly marked and easily accessible so users can place their smartphone in the correct position for optimal charging. The SmartFit system allows users to adjust and set their laptop at the corresponding height after they have discovered their comfort color using the included SmartFit hand chart. The laptop riser also helps reduce clutter on the desktop by discretely managing accessory cables. It accommodates the Kensington USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station to help expand the laptop's connectivity options if there are limited USB ports available, a common issue on modern ultra-thin devices.
The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the producer of CES 2016, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace and unique/novel features present.
Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting-edge tech products and services coming to market. CES 2016 Innovation Honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.
The Kensington SmartFit Wireless Charging Laptop Riser will be available in the early part of Q2 2016.
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Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington's product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice, keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories, carrying cases and iPad/iPhone accessories. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington is the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit http://www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.
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