In addition to that three-piece
armor case that chains your iPad to a hotel desk, Kensington quietly added three other products to its lineup — a motley collection running the gamut from a universal tablet case to a doo-dad that vibrates when you’re about to leave your iPhone at home. Starting with the doo-dad, BunjeeAir Power is a $100 accessory small enough to fit on a keychain, and pairs with a free iOS app and a special case (included in the bundle). If that sounds like a clumsy setup, keep in mind that Apple doesn’t allow third-party accessories to lock the phone via Bluetooth, so Kensington worked around that by developing an accessory that plugs into the iPhone’s 30-pin connector and communicates over a 2.4GHz wireless connection instead. So, once you’ve put the case on, the keychain will vibrate and beep once you get roughly 30 feet away from the phone, and it’ll eventually lock the device remotely, too. As an added touch, the case packs a 1,500mAh battery and a slot ’round back of the case into which you can insert a credit card or hotel room key to fashion a makeshift kickstand. Too bad none of this will help you the next time you abandon your iPhone in the backseat of a cab.
Moving along, the company announced the KeyFolio Pro, a case with a detachable Bluetooth keyboard and removable velcro corners that’ll fit any 10-inch tablet. The case, which costs $100, also has a stylus holder and seven notches, allowing you to prop the tablet up at a 22- to 72-degree angle. Wrapping it up, there’s Absolute Power, a $120, 100-watt brick with USB and micro-USB sockets that’s meant to replace the adapter that came with your laptop. Finally, there’s that pen you’ll see in those hands-on shots — an $18 stylus that doubles as a real, honest-to-goodness pen, topped off with a removable cap. Peek our hands-on shots below, along with the vid after the break — you know, if watching befuddled actors discovering they’ve forgotten their iPhone is your idea of a rip-roaring time.
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