Virtuoso Touch Stylus & Pen
Company: Kensington
Price: $17 to $25 online

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This Virtuoso Touch Stylus and Pen from Kensington is comfortable to hold and seems precise when used with a smart phone or tablet screen. One end is a good stylus and the other end, covered by a cap with a chrome clip, is a ballpoint pen that takes Parker refills. If you want to use the pen, remove the cap and slide it over the stylus at the other end.

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Kensington SafeGrip Rugged Case and Stand
Company: Kensington
Price: $49.99

The Kensington SafeGrip case is designed for the smallest Apple tablet, the iPad mini, and the smallest Apple users, K-6 kids. The design also works well for adults who appreciate style, security, and versatile portability in their iPad mini cases. The SafeGrip design is focused on safety and ease of use for both audiences.

Kensington SafeGrip

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Kensington KeyCover Hard Shell Keyboard for iPad
Company: Kensington
Model K39785US
Works with iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4
Price: $79.99 MSRP, less on Amazon and other online stores

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I have an iPad 4 that lives in a Kensington KeyFolio with Bluetooth Keyboard that I absolutely love. But, it can be bulky at times, especially when traveling. When the opportunity arose for me to review the Kensington KeyCover Hard Shell Keyboard for iPad I grabbed it.

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Contour Overnight Backpack – Review

On September 3, 2013, in Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Contour Overnight Backpack
Company: Kensington
Price: $99.99

Guest reviewer: Shane Pacelli

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While taking a cruise vacation to the Bahamas recently, I brought the Kensington Contour Overnight Backpack as my airplane carryon. I put a lot of items in this bag, including a change of clothes, a hoodie, my Kindle, my iPod, and a bag full of chargers. Going through security was a breeze. The Backpack was very full yet fit easily under my seat on the airplane.

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Guest review by Sarah Hazelrigg

Kensington Keyfolio Keyboard Case
REVIEWED: Bluetooth keyboard for iPad mini
Other models also available are compatible with full size iPads

Hazelrigg iPad mini Kensington

This Bluetooth keyboard case is very easy to set-up right out of the box. The iPad slides into a windowed sleeve on one side and is held in place by a flap. The outer shell protects the iPad mini nicely with a thin but hard scratch resistant synthetic leather surface. In the three weeks I’ve used the Kensington Keyfolio Keyboard Case for iPad mini, and I used it pretty roughly, surprisingly it did not get any scuffs. One of the keys did break off the keypad.

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Kensington Virtuoso Metro Stylus & Pen
Review

On January 18, 2012, in iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, Review, Tablet, by Russ Walkowich

Virtuoso Metro Stylus & Pen for Tablets
Company: Kensington
Price: $17.99 MSRP

The ease of use of touch screens on iPhones, iPads and other similar products that utilize capacitive materials that allow the user to simply touch the screen to make changes or allow input have really changed the communications landscape in the past several years. Yet, there are still limitations that occur, especially when it is cold outside and the user is wearing gloves or other instances where, for whatever reason, that “human” capacitive touch is not occurring.

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Kensington Protective Cover & Stand
Slim case for iPad 2
Price: $39.99
Company: Kensington – Direct link

I look for iPad 2 cases that are thin, lightweight, and cover the back of my iPad. While I like the idea of the Apple Smart-cover, frankly, I don’t think it covers enough for $69. I prefer to look at the high quality cases offered by Kensington.

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Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball
Review

On August 19, 2011, in Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball
Company: Kensington
Price: $59.99 or lower online
Requires: Mac OSX 10.5.6 or higher

I’ve owned and used a laptop computer since late 2001. In that time I’ve always used the trackpad; I was happy with it. Recently I decided that I needed a little more control than I was getting with the trackpad, so I bought a wireless mouse. I love it, though I primarily use it when editing video. When the opportunity arose for me to review a wireless trackball, I jumped at the chance.

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PowerLift Back-up Battery and Dock
Kensington
For iPad and iPhone
$49.99US


On a recent trip to France I decided to ditch my digital SLR’s and do the unthinkable. I brought only my iPhone and a point and shoot camera instead of my heavy digital SLR’s. I was worried about the battery life of my phone as I didn’t want to be running to the hotel frequently to charge it up using the European adaptor. Instead, I brought the nifty PowerLift Back-up Battery, Dock and Stand by Kensington. It turned out to be a very wise decision. The item contains a lithium-ion polymer battery and has 4.0 Wh (watt hours). Kensington offers a two year limited warranty on the charger.

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Two small, versatile, high-value computer accesssories:

Presenter Pro Remote with Green Laser
Kensington
$80

XtremKey
LaCie
$50 to $230, depending on capacity

In commando, stealth mode, I strolled casually into a retail store featuring computers by a well-known company from Cupertino. I unscrewed the base cap from LaCie’s XtremKey deluxe all-terrain USB flash storage drive, exposing its USB plug tip. I discretely inserted XtremKey into a rear USB port on a new iMac, and its icon mounted instantly on the computer’s Desktop.

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Macworld Expo 2011 Day 2 Part 1
MyMac Podcast 333

On January 28, 2011, in Macworld Expo, Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

OMG! Where did Guy go? Since the show must go on, Tim Robertson (TechFan) hosts the podcast as Day 2 of the Macworld Expo takes center stage. With Tim and Owen Rubin reporting from the showroom floor, we talk with Apparent Software, HP, iStreamer, Jaksta, Kensington, MacKeeper, and MindVision Software.

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Apparent Software
HP
iStreamer
Jaksta
Kensington
MacKeeper
MindVision Software

Two Unusual iPad Case/Stands Reviewed by Jackie Richards, Guest Writer

PowerBack Battery Case with Kickstand and Dock
Kensington
$90 to $130 online

PowerBack is a combo iPad case, stand, and battery pack. A metal kick stand supports PowerBack in four different easel positions: two each portrait and landscape. The hard plastic shell case of robust construction has precise grid edges for aligning and sliding your iPad in and out.

A Micro-USB port on the bottom rear connects PowerBack to a computer or other USB charging source via an included cable. You may need an inexpensive Kensington or third party USB wall or car charger if you discharge all iPad and PowerBack juice while away from a computer. Blue lights flash to indicate incremental charging capacity: 20 – 40 – 60 – 80 battery fuel gauge, as Kensington calls it. The company claims up to five extra hours of power and our tests confirm that approximate range, depending on iPad activity.

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The Kensington KeyFolio
Review

On November 16, 2010, in iPad, Keyboard, Review, by Rich Lefko

Kensington KeyFolio
Company: Kensington
Price: $99.99 USD
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A new breed of iPad cover is about to hit the stores. These covers have integrated keyboards and make the combination of iPad and keyboard look and act a bit like a netbook. I was lucky enough to get a pre-release version of the Kensington KeyFolio Bluetooth and case for the iPad.

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Kensington Portable Notebook Locks Review
Company: Kensington
Kensington MicroSaver DS Keyed Ultra Thin Notebook Lock – $49.99 at Kensington
Kensington ComboSaver Combination Portable Notebook Lock – $18.15 at Amazon.Com

My oldest son will be taking his brand new $1,000+ MacBook Pro High School, graduation gift to college this fall, and frankly, I can’t afford to replace it. He will need to take measures to be sure no one steals it. A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds in the USA and I really don’t want him to become a statistic.

We’ll be installing some security software within the machine, but how should we physically protect it? Answer: Go to the #1 seller of laptop locks, Kensington.

Kensington produces a variety of locks for home and business solutions including desktops and laptop computers. We’ll take a look at two solutions for laptops.

Both locks attach to the security slot built into most laptops. Both employ super strong carbon steel cables, and both are fairly easy to use.

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Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount with Quick Release Cradle for iPhone & iPod touch
Company: Kensington

Price: $29.95 MSRP
http://us.kensington.com/html/17595.html

The Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount with Quick Release Cradle for iPhone & iPod touch is a mount kit for your iPhone or iPod touch for your car. The design is very simple and it works pretty well. It comes with three parts: a windshield mount, a car vent mount, and the iPhone/iPod cradle that can be attached to either one of the two mounts. It is very straightforward to set up just by looking at the pieces. The cradle pivots 180 degrees so you can have your device either on left, right, or vertical orientation. It may be useful if you use your iPhone as a turn by turn GPS device.

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Kensington Expert Mouse – Review

On January 21, 2010, in Macintosh, Mouse, Review, by Mark Rudd

Kensington Expert Mouse
Company: Kensington
Price: $99.99
kensington.com

TO BALL OR NOT TO BALL
While Apple was not the first to develop and implement pointing devices within the personal computing environment, they were certainly the company that brought the technology to its fruition. First introducing the mouse pointing device within the Lisa platform, Apple would refine the devices themselves and the graphical user interface which supported the mouse, within the Macintosh platform circa 1984.

Over time, it became clear that the over usage of a mouse could contribute to a Repetitive Strain Injury. Many companies developed different solutions to combat this problem. As a graphic designer in the late 80’s, I was forced to look for an alternative to the standard mouse. Enter the Kensington Turbo Mouse.

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Kensington Nightstand Charging Dock for iPhone
Company: Kensington

Price: $39.99
http://us.kensington.com

Do you use the hotel clock radios when you are traveling? I don’t because I always have problems with them. Either I can’t figure out how to set them, or they just don’t go off for some reason. I’ve also had these go off in the middle of the night, thanks to some wise guy.

I thought I might be able to use my iPod Touch for an alarm, but there wasn’t a way to check the time in the middle of the night. Power up your iPhone or iPod Touch in a pitch black room and you’ll burn your retinas out.

I was intrigued when Kensington introduced the Kensington Nightstand Charging Dock (KNCD) for iPhone (and iPod Touch).

The KNCD is a simple charging dock that holds your iPhone/Touch in landscape mode. To complement this set up, Kensington has released an app named Rise&Shine for free in the app store.

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Nemo Memo – Last Minute Musical Gifts for Yourself!

On December 24, 2008, in Headphones, Review, Speakers, by John Nemerovski

FX 300 Speaker To Go
Company: Kensington

Price: $30
http://us.kensington.com/html/11679.html

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Kensington’s remarkably small, weatherproof FX 300 universal portable one-piece speaker is an instant favorite at MyMac. Washing the kitchen floor yesterday, I hooked its strong, flexible D-ring to my belt, as I listened to most of the current MyMac podcast with maximum convenience.

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Kensington ComboSaver Combination Portable Notebook Lock
Company: Kensington

Price: $24.99
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In its promotional materials for the ComboSaver Combination Portable Notebook Lock, Kensington notes that in the U.S. a laptop computer is stolen every 53 seconds (this from a 2005 FBI/CSI survey). Other studies have shown mind-boggling statistics on laptops “lost” at airports, to the tune over 12,000 per week! Although many of those losses occur at security checkpoints, a number of them take place in common areas like concessions and lounges. Sure, some of these laptops may have been legitimately lost, but it’s hard not to argue that an ounce of prevention, in the form of a simple notebook lock, is worth at least a pound of cure when it comes to theft.

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Kensington Power Review

On October 30, 2008, in Review, by Rich Lefko

“I need more power, Scotty.”

Kensington Portable Power outlet
Price: $24.99

Kensington 4-Port USB Charger for Mobile Devices
Price: $29.99

http://www.kensington.com

Being able to power up and recharge our personal electronics in today’s world has become very important. Not only for road warriors, but also for families that have multiple devices. Take my family, for example. We have five iPods that need regular charging. Even a Mac tower doesn’t have that many ports, and what happens if your Mac is down? Take those devices on the road and you’re faced with a new set of recharging problems.

The good folks at Kensington have introduced a couple of products that go a long way towards satisfying your power needs.

Portable Power Outlet

When I am traveling on business or pleasure, one of the first things I look for when I arrive at my hotel room is an outlet. I usually have my iPod, a cell phone, my Palm T3, and my MacBook that all need to be plugged in.

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