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Kensington Adds New Compatibility for Mac OS X to USB 3.0 Docking Stations and Multi-Display Adapter Productivity Products

Kensington has announced new compatibility for Mac OS X users with its USB 3.0 Docking Stations and Multi-Display Adapter productivity products.

Designed with DisplayLinks’ new driver for Mac, Kensington’s productivity devices will work with Mac OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard through OS X V10.8 Mountain Lion. The new compatibility enables Apple computer users to supplement connectivity to their devices, including MacBook Air, Pro or iMac.

Using either of the Kensington USB 3.0 Docking Stations and Multi-Display Adapter, Apple users can now add multiple monitors, use additional USB ports, and leverage Gigabit Ethernet for fast data connection. The products are designed to help increase productivity and are ideal for hot desk environments where you are not restricted to one make or model of laptop. Research from Microsoft on the use of multiple monitors found up to a 50 percent increase in productivity for tasks, such as cutting and pasting. Similar research from the University of Utah discovered a 10 percent production increase, with 33 percent fewer errors.

“There’s a growing demand from Apple users for additional connectivity to their hardware, and we at Kensington intend to meet that need. Macs by design are sleek and aesthetically pleasing, however, the tradeoff for slim form factors is the cost of connectivity,” says Matt Evans, Product Marketing Manager at Kensington. “For example, most MacBooks lack a standard display output for HDMI, DVI or VGA the basic connections for projectors and monitors in the office environment. Our new Multi Display Adapter coupled with the new DisplayLink driver for Mac, gives Apple users the versatility they have been asking for back, so getting work done more efficiently is easy.”

John Cummins, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DisplayLink also agrees on the importance of Mac compatibility, saying, “Given the high demand from the Apple community, adding Mac support to our USB 3.0 product sets was certainly high on DisplayLink’s priority list. We’ve seen an increase in Mac computers being used both by consumers and in the corporate and enterprise environment. We are excited to work with Kensington to bring our technology to its lineup of USB docking stations.”

Kensington USB 3.0 Docking Station with Dual DVI/HDMI/VGA Video sd3500v (SKU K33972US; SRP $199.99)

Ultrabooks, MacBook and other super slim laptop computers are reliant on sleek good looks but often lack enough ports for connectivity. As a result, youre constantly plugging and unplugging peripherals to connect to the devices you need.

The Kensington USB 3.0 Dual Docking Station turns one USB port into six so that with one hot swappable USB connection youll have access to all of your peripherals even two 1080HD video monitors.

  • Audio 2.0 for enhanced sound & Compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0
  • Corporate Install feature allows administrators to install the graphic driver over a Microsoft server
  • Dual 1080p HD video for high quality video
  • DVI to VGA and DVi HDMI conversions for greater monitor compatibility
  • Faster network and Internet access with Gigabit Ethernet connection
  • HDMI 1.3 supported
  • High-speed data transfer of up to 5 Gbps
  • Optimized for Ultrabooks and MacBooks to turn one USB port into 6
  • Quick one-touch USB connection for hassle-free setup
  • Slim, low-profile design with built-in security slot

Kensington USB 3.0 Docking Station with DVI/HDMI/VGA Video sd3000v (SKU K33970US; SRP $169.99)

Ultrabooks, MacBook and other super slim laptop computers are reliant on sleek good looks but often lack enough ports for connectivity. As a result, youre constantly plugging and unplugging peripherals to connect to the devices you need.

The Kensington USB 3.0 Docking Station turns one USB port into six so that with one hot swappable USB connection youll have access to all of your peripherals even a 1080HD video monitor.

  • 1080p HD video for high quality video
  • Audio 2.0 for enhanced sound & Compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0
  • Corporate Install feature allows administrators to install the graphic driver over a Microsoft server
  • DVI to VGA and DVi HDMI conversions for greater monitor compatibility
  • Faster network and Internet access with Gigabit Ethernet connection
  • HDMI 1.3 supported
  • High-speed data transfer of up to 5 Gbps
  • Optimized for Ultrabook and MacBook to turn one USB port into 6
  • Quick one-touch USB connection for hassle-free setup
  • Slim, low-profile design with built-in security slot
  • Powered by DisplayLinks integrated DL-3700 IC (SD3000), Hot pluggable video and audio automatically detects and routes sound and graphics to the peripherals as they are connected to the dock – Host Interface USB 3.0

Kensington Universal Multi-Display Adapter (SKU K33974AM; SRP $79.99)

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The Kensington Multi-Display Adapter allows you to expand your viewing options and add a secondary screen to your laptop, Ultrabook, MacBook or Windows 8 tablet. It allows a secondary display to increase your productivity or give you the confidence when presenting that you can connect to any projector or TV screen via a single USB. For instant connectivity and superb picture quality between laptop and additional display, the Kensington Universal Multi-Display Adapter uses a USB3.0 SuperSpeed connection.

  • Superior high-definition graphics supporting resolutions up to 2048 x 1152
  • Supports connection to monitors, projectors and HDTV screens
  • USB 3.0 ensures fast streaming and superb picture quality
  • Easy installation and updates of DisplayLink drivers
  • Included DVI-VGA adapter for better flexibility
  • Powered off the USB port of laptop no external power needed
  • Simple setup, one end connects to another display, the other to your USB
  • Universally compatible with any brand or model of laptop or Ultrabook with USB
  • USB 3.0 is ten times faster than standard USB connections

These Kensington products are available at Kensington.com and Amazon.com. For additional information on the new and existing line of Kensington products, visit:
http://www.kensington.com

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