Kensington Introduces Laptop Computer Light With Latest LED Technology

Gadget Sheds New Light on Computing in Dimly Lit Places



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Kensington Technology Group

    SAN MATEO, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a thoroughly
 illuminating light that allows laptop users to work when it would be otherwise
 inconvenient or even impossible. It's easy to use:  the user simply plugs it
 into the USB port of a Mac(R) or PC and positions the flexible gooseneck cable
 to shed a soft, glowing light wherever needed. It uses less than 90 seconds of
 laptop energy per hour, needs no batteries or replacement bulbs, lasts for up
 to 100,000 hours and is virtually unbreakable.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010430/SFM007A )
     All these features and more make Kensington Technology Group's new
 FlyLight(TM) Notebook USB Light an indispensable accessory for computer users
 working in dimly lit spaces. The FlyLight device is perfect for air travelers
 who don't want to disturb other passengers or deal with the glare of overhead
 lighting when cabin lights are dimmed. It is also an ideal accessory for
 computer use in dark conference rooms.
     "The FlyLight notebook light is a perfect example of the Kensington
 commitment to make accessories that address unmet needs of computer users,"
 says Tom Pscheidt, product manager, Kensington Technology Group. "Laptop
 monitors are backlit so they don't light up the keyboard or any papers the
 user needs to read," explains Pscheidt. "That's where FlyLight comes in. It's
 even great for touch typists who still have trouble seeing those elusive
 function keys and special characters."
     The FlyLight notebook light uses special Plug-n-Glow(TM) technology that
 allows users to plug it in at any time with the power either on or off. It
 uses white LED technology, which has been in existence for a little over a
 year. LED provides a gentle glowing light source that operates off the
 computer so no replacement bulbs or batteries are needed. There are no
 switches, and the amazingly simple design has virtually nothing to break. It
 has a high-tech look, with an anodized aluminum head and flexible gooseneck
 that complements any laptop. FlyLight is also extremely portable:  it weighs
 less than two ounces and can be rolled up and tucked neatly into a briefcase
 or portfolio. FlyLight complements the full line of Kensington mobility
 solutions including:  Notebook MicroSaver(R) -- the original security cable,
 Simply Portable(TM) laptop cases, and SmartSockets(R) portable surge
 protectors.
     "Simplicity was the design goal in creating the FlyLight product," says
 Darren Kim, president of Nexform, Inc. The FlyLight notebook light was created
 by Nexform Inc. (www.nexform.com), a San Francisco Bay Area product design
 company dedicated to producing innovative products that combine technology
 with good design.
     The FlyLight product can be purchased at major computer retailers or at
 the Kensington web site, www.kensington.com, for an estimated price of $19.99.
 It is backed by a Kensington satisfaction guarantee, which features a
 five-year product warranty, toll-free technical support and a no-risk 90-day
 trial. For more information visit Kensington's website:  www.kensington.com or
 call toll-free:  800-280-8318.
 
     About Kensington (www.kensington.com)
     For more than 19 years, Kensington Technology Group has been setting the
 standard in computer accessories. A commitment to understanding the computer
 user's needs in an ever-changing computing environment -- whether at the
 office, at home, on a plane, or elsewhere -- drives development of a broad
 line of innovative accessories that enhance comfort and productivity. And
 Kensington stands behind its more than 300 products -- including trackballs,
 mice, keyboard drawers, security devices, carrying cases, wrist pads, glare
 screens, power protection and more -- with impressive warranties.
 Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington Technology Group is the
 technology division of ACCO Brands, Inc. For more information about the
 FlyLight product and warranty visit Kensington's web site:  www.kensington.com
 or call toll-free:  800-280-8318.
     NOTE:  MicroSaver, SmartSockets, and Kensington are registered trademarks,
 and FlyLight, Simply Portable and Plug-n-Glow are trademarks of ACCO World
 Corporation. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property
 of their respective owners.
 
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    SAN MATEO, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a thoroughly
 illuminating light that allows laptop users to work when it would be otherwise
 inconvenient or even impossible. It's easy to use:  the user simply plugs it
 into the USB port of a Mac(R) or PC and positions the flexible gooseneck cable
 to shed a soft, glowing light wherever needed. It uses less than 90 seconds of
 laptop energy per hour, needs no batteries or replacement bulbs, lasts for up
 to 100,000 hours and is virtually unbreakable.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010430/SFM007A )
     All these features and more make Kensington Technology Group's new
 FlyLight(TM) Notebook USB Light an indispensable accessory for computer users
 working in dimly lit spaces. The FlyLight device is perfect for air travelers
 who don't want to disturb other passengers or deal with the glare of overhead
 lighting when cabin lights are dimmed. It is also an ideal accessory for
 computer use in dark conference rooms.
     "The FlyLight notebook light is a perfect example of the Kensington
 commitment to make accessories that address unmet needs of computer users,"
 says Tom Pscheidt, product manager, Kensington Technology Group. "Laptop
 monitors are backlit so they don't light up the keyboard or any papers the
 user needs to read," explains Pscheidt. "That's where FlyLight comes in. It's
 even great for touch typists who still have trouble seeing those elusive
 function keys and special characters."
     The FlyLight notebook light uses special Plug-n-Glow(TM) technology that
 allows users to plug it in at any time with the power either on or off. It
 uses white LED technology, which has been in existence for a little over a
 year. LED provides a gentle glowing light source that operates off the
 computer so no replacement bulbs or batteries are needed. There are no
 switches, and the amazingly simple design has virtually nothing to break. It
 has a high-tech look, with an anodized aluminum head and flexible gooseneck
 that complements any laptop. FlyLight is also extremely portable:  it weighs
 less than two ounces and can be rolled up and tucked neatly into a briefcase
 or portfolio. FlyLight complements the full line of Kensington mobility
 solutions including:  Notebook MicroSaver(R) -- the original security cable,
 Simply Portable(TM) laptop cases, and SmartSockets(R) portable surge
 protectors.
     "Simplicity was the design goal in creating the FlyLight product," says
 Darren Kim, president of Nexform, Inc. The FlyLight notebook light was created
 by Nexform Inc. (www.nexform.com), a San Francisco Bay Area product design
 company dedicated to producing innovative products that combine technology
 with good design.
     The FlyLight product can be purchased at major computer retailers or at
 the Kensington web site, www.kensington.com, for an estimated price of $19.99.
 It is backed by a Kensington satisfaction guarantee, which features a
 five-year product warranty, toll-free technical support and a no-risk 90-day
 trial. For more information visit Kensington's website:  www.kensington.com or
 call toll-free:  800-280-8318.
 
     About Kensington (www.kensington.com)
     For more than 19 years, Kensington Technology Group has been setting the
 standard in computer accessories. A commitment to understanding the computer
 user's needs in an ever-changing computing environment -- whether at the
 office, at home, on a plane, or elsewhere -- drives development of a broad
 line of innovative accessories that enhance comfort and productivity. And
 Kensington stands behind its more than 300 products -- including trackballs,
 mice, keyboard drawers, security devices, carrying cases, wrist pads, glare
 screens, power protection and more -- with impressive warranties.
 Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington Technology Group is the
 technology division of ACCO Brands, Inc. For more information about the
 FlyLight product and warranty visit Kensington's web site:  www.kensington.com
 or call toll-free:  800-280-8318.
     NOTE:  MicroSaver, SmartSockets, and Kensington are registered trademarks,
 and FlyLight, Simply Portable and Plug-n-Glow are trademarks of ACCO World
 Corporation. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property
 of their respective owners.
 
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