Kensington's Laptop Locking Station is a thief's worst nightmare... maybe

Make no mistake, this one's no docking station -- rather, it's a locking station. Kensington, which has somehow managed to get a self-labeled lock slot embedded into nearly every modern Windows-based laptop, has just introduced a new duo meant to keep your lappie locked down and unavailable for thieves. The Kensington Laptop Locking Station ($79.99) boasts an all-steel backbone (one that resists cutting, drilling or prying), and ideally you'd mount it onto the desk or table where you typically leave your machine for extended periods of time. If you're in need of a little extra reach, there's an optional Tether Kit ($29.99) that keeps things secure regardless of where you're at. Specific details on both -- along with a video demonstration -- are embedded after the break, with the whole shebang capable of handling laptops from 13.3- to 17-inches.

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New Kensington® Laptop Locking Station Provides Highest Level of Physical Security while Delivering Ultimate Ease of Use

Survey Shows Security Improvements Needed in Office Laptop Practices

Redwood Shores, Calif. - July 27, 2010 - Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing accessories, today introduced its highest level of physical security for laptops with a new locking station and tether kit. The Kensington Laptop Locking Station offers superior laptop security combined with an exceptionally easy to use design. Ideal for business users, the product will also serve IT managers working to improve security compliance across an entire department or company.

The Kensington Laptop Locking Station is built with an all steel backbone that resistants cutting, drilling or prying. Users simply place their laptop on the base of the unit and close the side arm, with no key or cable required. To unlock, insert a key to release the laptop. The optional Tether Kit offers additional flexibility to users who do not want to permamently attach the laptop locking station to a desktop surface. Locking a laptop has never been this easy.

A recent 2009 TNS national survey commissioned by Kensington shows a workplace demand for improvements in laptop security practices. Kensington's new Laptop Locking Station elegantly fulfills that need. According to the survey, 49% of respondents' leave their laptops unsecured when they are away from their desks. Another 21% surveyed said that when they are away from their desks, they hide their laptop in a drawer. And when asked to select the place they are most worried about having their laptops stolen, 17% of the respondents indicated the office.

"Kensington customers have told us they need the highest physical safeguard possible for laptops while still having easy access to their hardware, and we listened," said Rob Humphrey, Director, Security Products Global Business at Kensington. "The Laptop Locking Station will finally give IT managers the ability to drive security compliance in the workplace by leveraging an efficient method to protect their investments. This is a product that is as easy to use as it gets, and provides a highly secure environment for your company laptops, deterring theft and guarding valuable data."

Kensington Laptop Locking Station (K64625WW; SRP $79.99)
We've made superior security easier than ever with the Kensington Laptop Locking Station. Just give the security arm a squeeze. That's it! Laptops are secured with far fewer steps and even greater security than a traditional cable lock. Unlocking is fast, too: just turn the key and the arm spring opens.

* All steel backbone and deflector plates resist cutting, drilling and prying
* High-security disk lock resists bumping and picking
* No key needed to lock, simply place the laptop on the base and squeeze the arms
* Station allows laptop to rotate, slide and tilt for optimal positioning and access to laptop ports
* Easy to install on any desk
* Master keying available
* Works with laptops from 13.3" to 17"

Kensington Tether Kit for Laptop Locking Station (K64632WW; SRP $29.99)
Add the Laptop Tether Kit to the Kensington Laptop Locking Station and you have a highly secure solution that doesn't have to be permanently attached to the desktop. Your desk stays unmodified and your laptops stay secure.

* Requires Kensington Laptop Locking Station
* High-security disk lock resists bumping and picking
* Secures laptops without marring or modifying desktops