Kensington Computer Products, a vendor of computer accessories and peripherals, has made its entrance onto the Australian market with the appointment of a distributor, ACCO Australia.
ACCO is distributing Kensington's port-able computer carry cases, security products and input devices.
For ACCO, the distribution agreement marks an expansion of its business, which has primarily focused on stationery supplies.
Paul Roberg, ACCO's computer products manager, told ARN the move will see ACCO's channel, which has traditionally been stationery retail stores, expand to include computer resellers.
The Kensington peripherals and accessories, Roberg said, are the "best quality products" of their type, citing that the input devices have won 25 industry awards and have five-year warranties.
The Orbit is the latest trackball in Kensington's input device range, RRP $109.95. Kensington input devices can be customised with the Kensington-developed MouseWorks Software, so that, for example, one click can print or save and when a dialogue box appears, the cursor automatically moves to the box.
What's doing particularly well in sales, Roberg said, are the Kensington security products.
The Leash (RRP $99.95) and the MicroSaver Security System (RRP $89.95) use a security slot which Roberg says many computer manufacturers, including Acer and Compaq, are building into their computers.
ACCO's also distributing Kensington's line of computer carry cases, including the SaddleBag which will retail at $169.95. According to Roberg, it's a computer carry case that doesn't look like a computer carry case - the styling, nubuck trim and the three ways to carry it (as a backpack, shoulder bag or by the handle) do not allude to the fact there is a computer housed in it, he said.
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