Kensington Grows Certified iPhone Line
By John Laposky On Aug 30 2010 - 3:01am
Redwood Shores, Calif.
Kensington continued to roll out
additions to its fall line, adding
five new Works with iPhonecertified
and a pair of car mounts.
Kensington’s Charge and Sync Dock
(model K39257US, $29.99) includes a USB charging
and sync cable and a non-slip base with recessed 30-pin
connector to hold an iPhone securely in portrait position for
topple-free FaceTime chats. Inserts are included to accommodate
iPhone 4, iPhone 3G S, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch. The
portable device weighs less than 4 ounces. It measures less
than 3.5 inches tall and less than an inch wide.
The company’s Nightstand Charging Dock (K39258US,
$39.99) is an app-driven unit that transforms an iPhone or iPod
touch into a bedside clock and weather center. The dock holds
the iPhone or Touch in landscape mode using a kickstand to
clearly display the time and weather without going into sleep
mode, and it has optional screen dimming. The free Kensington
Nightstand Clock & Weather app is available from the Apple
App store. A Charging cable is included.
Three new Kensinhgton charging accessories take three different
Kensington’s Charging Dock with Mini Battery Pack
(K39265US, $69.99) simultaneously
charges an iPhone
and a mini battery pack that
can be carried for backup
power. The battery pack extends
play time up to 30 hours of
music, six hours of video and three
hours of talk, the company said.
The new Travel Battery Pack and
Charger (K39264US, $69.99) is a larger cable-less power
pack that doubles as a kickstand. It extends play time up to 23
hours music, seven hours of video or five hours of talktime. An
LED displays remaining battery pack power level.
Kensington Mini Battery Pack and Charger (K33459USA;
$39.99) is a step-down mini charger that adds 15 hours to
music playback, four hours of video and three hours of talk. It
includes a retractable USB charging cable. The battery pack
is small enough to keep connected to the iPhone or iPod, according
to the company. It also has an LED power-level meter.
For the car, Kensington’s SoundWave Sound Amplifying Car
Mount (SKU 39255US, $39.99) has a built-in amp system that
doubles the volume of the iPhone speaker. The cradle mounts
to the windshield or vent.
Finally, Kensington’s Quick Release Car Mount
(SKU39256US, $29.99) has a flexible shock-absorbing arm.
It includes both windshield and vent mounts.