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14 New Kensington Rugged Cases Protect iPad Air or iPad mini from Drops in Even the Toughest Environments

BlackBelt™ and SafeGrip™ Cases Safeguard Your Tablet and Serve All Levels of Protection-- From Extra Peace of Mind to Maximum Defense

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ mobile accessories today announced 14 new cases built to provide tough drop and spill protection for iPad® Air and iPad® mini tablets used in rugged business environments. The new additions join the existing series of Kensington BlackBelt and SafeGrip cases that safeguard tablets from accidental bumps and bruises, whether in the field, on the go, or in shared-use environments. No matter if you're looking for maximum protection or just a little something extra for peace of mind, Kensington has you covered.

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Kensington BlackBelt: Mastering the Art of Tablet Protection
The Kensington BlackBelt Series of rugged cases offers military-grade tablet protection in three degrees to cover a variety of needs, so you can use the iPad Air or iPad mini in rough environments without fear. Every model of BlackBelt cases by Kensington features a tough, lightweight band that surrounds the tablet and was designed to meet the U.S. military's MIL-STD-810 testing protocols for all-around defense against drops and scratches.

Safeguard your tablet with new Kensington BlackBelt 1st Degree Rugged Cases — each one uses a strong, cushioned layer of rubber offering reliable shock absorption when the inevitable drops and bumps happen. The new Kensington BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Cases also include a hand strap and built-in stand. The existing Kensington BlackBelt 3rd Degree Rugged Case offers everything you could ask for, including a ClickSafe™ anchor.

Each new BlackBelt rugged case is available in Black, Plum and Red colors. Because iPad's curves are particularly vulnerable to damage, the cases offer extra thick corner protection. A raised bezel preserves the iPad screen, and the case's included clear back protector provides additional insurance against scratches. Even with all this protection, the 1st and 2nd degree cases preserve access to all iPad Air or iPad mini ports, controls and cameras, making charging and syncing easy. The 3rd Degree case utilizes port covers to keep out dust and debris.

Kensington SafeGrip: Ready for Any Adventure 
The Kensington SafeGrip Rugged Cases are designed to provide a first line of defense for tablets used by children in the classroom environment. Kids will be kids, and that means sensitive electronics are at risk for accidental damage. SafeGrip preserves everything you love about your iPad while providing strong, cushioned protection to keep your tablet safe. Kid-proof your iPad Air with the new Kensington SafeGrip Rugged Carry Case and Stand built from non-toxic materials that little ones can use, and with Kensington's award-winning smart. safe. simple. design philosophy. 

"Experience all the productivity that the iPad enables for your business with our BlackBelt Rugged Cases. These products, along with our SafeGrip™ Cases, are tailored for tablets used in tough environments, so that you have peace of mind knowing your iPad investment is safe during all your activities," said Judy Barker, Senior Global Product Manager at Kensington.

New Kensington Rugged Cases for Tablets in Tough Environments 

Kensington BlackBelt 1st Degree Rugged Case for iPad® mini (Black - K97072WW;  Plum - K97076WW; Red - K97077WW; SRP $24.99) The Kensington BlackBelt 1st Degree Rugged Case surrounds your iPad mini in a strong layer of rubber that protects against drops and scratches, with great grip so it's easy to hold onto.

  • Clear protective back cover
  • Fits into Charging Cabinets with bays 20mm and larger
  • Raised bezel protects screen
  • Rubberized texture makes it easy to grip and prevents it from sliding off table
  • Strong, cushioned rubber ring designed to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810 testing protocols for all-around protection against drops and scratches
  • Unobstructed port openings for easy access to controls, cameras and connectors

Kensington BlackBelt 1st Degree Rugged Case for iPad® Air (Black - K97064WW; Plum - K97074WW; Red - K97075WW; SRP $29.99) The Kensington BlackBelt 1st Degree Rugged Case surrounds the iPad Air in a strong rubber layer that protects against drops and scratches, with great grip that makes it easy to hold and prevents sliding off a table or desk.  

  • Clear protective back cover
  • Fits into Charging Cabinets with bays 20mm and larger
  • Raised bezel protects screen
  • Rubberized texture makes it easy to grip and prevents it from sliding off table
  • Strong, cushioned rubber ring designed to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810 testing protocols for all-around protection against drops and scratches
  • Unobstructed port openings for easy access to controls, cameras and connectors

Kensington BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case for iPad mini (Black - K97073WW; Plum - K97080WW; Red - K97081WW; SRP $49.99) - Accidents happen, and someday your iPad mini is probably going to get dropped. That's why Kensington made the BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case. By surrounding your iPad mini in a strong, cushioned rubber layer, it can survive just about anything your day can dish out. It also features a built-in hand strap, multi-position stand and screen protector.

  • Strong, cushioned rubber layer over a polycarbonate X-frame is designed to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810 testing protocols for all-around protection against drops and scratches
  • Rubberized texture makes it easy to grip and prevents it from sliding off table
  • 20mm thickness fits into Charging Carts
  • Unobstructed port openings for easy access to controls, cameras and connectors

Kensington BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case for iPad® Air (Black - K97065WW; Plum - K97078WW; Red - K97079WW; SRP $59.99) Accidents happen, and someday your iPad Air is probably going to get dropped. That's why Kensington made the BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case. By surrounding your iPad Air in a strong, cushioned rubber layer, it can survive drops and bumps because it offers premium shock absorption. It also features a built-in hand strap, multi-position stand and a screen protector.

  • Strong, cushioned rubber layer over a polycarbonate X-frame is designed to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810 testing protocols for all-around protection against drops and scratches
  • Rubberized texture makes it easy to grip and prevents it from sliding off table
  • 20mm thickness fits into Charging Carts
  • Unobstructed port openings for quick access to controls, cameras and connectors

Kensington SafeGrip™ Rugged Carry Case and Stand for iPad® Air (Charcoal - K67808WW; Blueberry - K67809WW; SRP $54.99) - The iPad opens a whole new world of hands-on learning for kids. However, sensitive electronics like the iPad Air just weren't made to withstand the punishment kids can dish out. The Kensington SafeGrip Rugged Carry Case & Stand wraps the iPad Air in a tough, padded case complete with screen protection. It also has a thick, sturdy handle that's perfect for kids' hands, plus a built-in stylus holder and personalization pocket.

  • Built to survive the shared-use school environment
  • Protects screen against scratches and smudges
  • Handle doubles as a stand with type and view modes
  • Preserves access to all ports

Product Availability
The Kensington Rugged Cases are in Q1 2014 at Kensington.com and Amazon.com. For additional information on the new and existing line of Kensington products, please visit www.kensington.com.

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About Kensington
Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington's mobile security 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/iPod accessories. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, 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 www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.

Kensington is a registered trademark of ACCO Brands. BlackBelt, SafeGrip, and smart. safe. simple. are trademarks of ACCO Brands. Apple and iPad are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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