Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ desktop and mobile accessories, has announced its Top 6 Gadget Gift Ideas for the recent grad or devoted Dad in your life. These gadgets and accessories — for laptops, tablets, Ultrabooks™, and smartphones — will give Dads and grads the freedom, flexibility and comfort they want in today’s dynamic technological world.
With each retailing at less than $100, this year’s Dads and Grads gift ideas are easy to set up and will boost productivity immediately, whether your recipient is on their first job or their fifth. From an ergonomic, padded backpack, to a keyboard that can go wireless, to a portable charger for those “low battery” disasters, these gifts hit the sweet spot of cool, useful and affordable.
Kensington Dads & Grads Gadget Gifts 2015:
LM150 Backpack 15.6” (K62622WW; SRP $59.99) — When it comes to contemporary style for the modern young professional, the LM150 Backpack has all the elements for success. Padded pockets offer safe storage for your laptop and tablet in snug sections to keep them from shifting around while you’re on the go. There’s plenty of room for all your accessories, with a variety of pockets that let you store your items. A specially designed earbuds pass-thru at the top of the backpack is perfect when you want to listen to music. Simply stow your device inside the backpack and run your earbuds through the hole so the cord stays inside your bag. There’s also ergonomic cushioning on the back so you can carry a fully loaded backpack with less stress.
5200 or 10400 USB Mobile Chargers (10400-K38219WW; SRP $49.99; 5200-K38220WW; SRP $39.99) — When you’re on the road and need to power your device, the Kensington 10400 Mobile USB Charger is the perfect answer to boost a drained battery. The mobile charger features a 10,400 mAh battery and a 2.1 AMP output that has enough reserve power to fully charge an iPhone® 6 Plus or a Galaxy S®6 two times. The high-grade LG® battery cell and high-quality components ensure your device charges safely and efficiently. With PowerWhiz™ Technology, the charger automatically detects your device and provides the fastest charge possible. A stylish aluminum cover finish creates a professional look and the 4-LED display lets you know how much power is left in the charger. The power bank can be used with a wide variety of devices, including all Apple® products, most Android™ smartphones and tablets, and many other USB-charged devices.
KP400 Switchable Keyboard (K72322US; SRP $59.99) — When it comes to typing on a variety of devices, having a keyboard that can alternate between wired and Bluetooth connectivity can be your new best friend. The Kensington KP400 Switchable Keyboard lets you work with a laptop, a tablet, or even a smartphone together so you can take productivity to a new level. The keyboard is full-sized and includes a numeric keypad, providing you a professional typing experience. The keyboard can be powered using either a detachable wired connection through a USB port on your laptop, or with batteries when it’s in Bluetooth mode. Installation is simple and easy so you can start typing in no time at all.
KeyFolio Thin X3™ for iPad Air® 2 (iPad Air 2-K97389US; SRP $99.99; iPad Air-K97269US; SRP $89.99) — The iPad Air 2 is light and thin, which means you’re probably looking for a thin, lightweight keyboard case that’s loaded with features to go along with it. Kensington has your answer with the KeyFolio Thin X3 for iPad Air 2. The X3 features the breakthrough innovation PowerLift™, which allows you to tap into the keyboard’s internal 1650 mAh battery and charge your phone using its USB cable. A sleek, form-fitting, hard-shell exterior surrounds the tablet in protection while maintaining its thin profile. When the KeyFolio Thin X3 is opened, it reveals an integrated Bluetooth® keyboard that features six rows of high-performance scissor keys, including a row of dedicated shortcut keys, allowing you to be more productive using fewer keystrokes. The unique QuickFold™ design allows you to hide the keyboard beneath the iPad Air 2 so you can quickly and easily transition from typing mode to viewing mode. The KeySense™ Power Channel automatically turns the keyboard on and off when it’s engaged or disengaged from the magnetic stand, helping conserve battery life.
Pro Fit® Wired Windows® 8 Mouse (K72323WW; SRP $29.99) — With Windows 8, users have a huge array of options when it comes to getting the most out of their operating system, combining touchscreen and keyboard like no other. The Pro Fit Wired Windows 8 Mouse features a multi-function gesture button that lets you perform six specific actions that typically are accomplished with a finger swipe. The mouse has a high-definition 1800 DPI sensor that optically tracks your hand movements for precision control. With two buttons and a scroll wheel, the comfortable, mobile design of the mouse is great for either right-handers or left-handers and offers Plug & Play installation so you can get up and running quickly.
PresentAir Pro™ Bluetooth® 4.0 LE Presenter (K72448US; SRP $59.99) — Featuring the latest in wireless technology, the PresentAir Pro Bluetooth 4.0 LE Presenter has everything you need to present with confidence and so much more. With USB ports at a premium on today’s ultra-thin devices, the PresentAir Pro uses Bluetooth 4.0 LE technology to pair with your device. The PresentAir Pro buttons offer three modes — Presenter, Media, and Custom — so you can select the button functions that work best for what you’re doing. Download the free PresenterWorks™ app and discover all the options the Custom mode has to offer. The sleek design fits right in your pocket or you can place it into a pen/stylus holder. The presenter also works as a touch-activated stylus, and the red laser can call attention to any part of your presentation. The included carrying case provides convenient storage that protects the PresentAir Pro from scratches.