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Bunch of New Stuff for iPhone 4, Kensington is here to help!

Are you sick to friggin’ death of trying to juggle your iPhone–or find a good place to put it–when you have it with you in your car and when your using it in “Map” mode?. I don’t care if you have a turn-by-turn voice app installed or not; juggling that thing when you’re driving is durn dangerous (especially if you’re driving a manual transmission!). And frankly, putting it on the seat next to you isn’t much of a solution, either.

There are a bunch of mounts available for the iPhone these days, but finding one for the iPhone 4?then, Kensington is here to help. With the help of Kensington PowerGuard™ Battery Case with Card Stand.

They’ve announced not only a couple of new car mounts, but a bunch o’ new stuff as well.

Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple™ computing and smartphone accessories, today introduced three new products to its collection of iPhone 4 accessories for continuous power on-the-go. An impressive handsfree car device designed with wireless connectivity, voice command control, sound amplification, securing and charging abilities for iPhone 4 makes the ultimate driving companion to make handsfree interaction while driving smarter and easier than ever before. Two additional juice boosting accessories include: a battery charging case for iPhone 4 with a card stand and a three port charge and sync hub. Kensington’s new additions have taken productivity, safety and multi-tasking with iPhone 4 to the next level.

With Kensington accessories, iPhone 4 users now have enough power to complete their day while enjoying new or favorite applications, participating in FaceTime calls, creating HD video recordings, and more. The all-in-one Kensington AssistOne™ Handsfree Car Device with Voice Activation allows handsfree interaction with your iPhone so you can take full advantage of your phone –even in the car. Built-in Bluetooth® connectivity allows wireless calling and media playback, while voice controls answer, decline, place a call, and even launch music– all handsfree. Kensington’s PowerGuard™ Battery Case with Card Stand powers and protects iPhone 4 simultaneously and even includes a handy card stand that props up the iPhone during FaceTime chats for maximum comfort. And the Kensington PocketHub™ 3-Port USB and Sync offers a reliable standalone charge and sync ability for any iPhone or iPod, plus three additional USB ports for additional devices.

“The beauty of the iPhone 4 is that it’s so much more than just a mobile phone, so its accessories must hold up to the same rigorous, multi-purpose use,” said Jim Murakami, Global Product Manager, Kensington. “Whether it is voice activation, more talk time or an extra USB port, we have designed all of our iPhone accessories to do more of what you want, when you want and where you want it. These accessories offer ultimate convenience, power, and protection and should become a ‘must have’ for today’s iPhone 4 user.”

As the iPhone has transcended industry standards of multifunctional technology, so must the accessories that support it. The constantly interactive device demands accessories providing extended power, productivity and protection. Whether you are a business executive, road warrior or gadget junkie, time is important, sometimes critical. Kensington products keep pace with the ‘always on’ experience that an iPhone offers by matching the device’s attributes of being grab and go, easy to use and just the right feature set.

New iPhone 4 Accessories from Kensington

Kensington AssistOne™ Handsfree Car Device with Voice Activation (K39200US; SRP $99.99)
Turn your iPhone into the ultimate travel companion with the Kensington AssistOne Handsfree Car Device with Voice Activation. Much more than just a secure mount for your iPhone, this car device adds handsfree talking, voice activated controls and amplifies sound for turn-by-turn directions and podcasts, all while charging. Even when you’re in the car, your productivity can just keep on rolling.
• Bluetooth connection pairs easily with iPhone for wireless calling and media playback
• Voice controls let you answer, decline or place a call, as well as launch music-all handsfree
• Multi-function button launches iPhone Voice Controls with a single tap
• Flexible arm holds your iPhone securely-even when in a case
• Built-in mono speakerphone and noise and echo canceling microphone
• Audio AUX out port delivers pure sound through your car stereo (auxiliary cable not included)
• Micro USB port charges iPhone with included charging cable
• Low profile car charger

Kensington PowerGuard™ Battery Case with Card Stand (Black, K39260US, White K39287US, Blue K39288US; SRP $59.99)
Slip the Kensington PowerGuard™ Battery Case with Card Stand onto your iPhone 4 and you’ll have hours of extra power for web surfing, calls, apps and more. Plus your iPhone will be protected by the PowerGuard’s tough case. There’s even a handy card stand that props up your iPhone for handsfree FaceTime chats.
• Adds 4 hours of extra talk, 5 hours of video, 22 hours of music*
• Provides the power you need to enjoy multitasking between apps, FaceTime calling and more
• Insert the provided card stand and the two-position stand holds your iPhone 4 handsfree in portrait or landscape mode
• Micro USB charge and sync port
• LED battery fuel gauge
• Soft touch finish feels great in your hand
• Built-in volume control button
• Three stylish colors to choose from: Black, White and Blue
* Extended talk time listed based on iPhone 4. As your Kensington PowerGuard is used over time, it will have a reduced ability to provide extended time and the time will decrease from that shown above.

Kensington PocketHub™ 3-Port USB and Sync (K33952US; SRP $39.99)
Stay connected to your peripherals while charging and syncing your iPhone. The Kensington PocketHub™ 3-Port USB and Sync has a built-in 30-pin connector port that lets you charge and sync your iPhone, plus three additional USB ports for connecting your camera, flash drive, mouse and other USB devices.
• Three USB 2.0 ports let you stay connected to mouse, keyboard and more
• Plug and play, and hot swappable for instant connectivity
• Functions as a standalone charger for your iPhone or iPod
• Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone and iPod touch, 1st, 2nd and 3rd generations

Product Availability

These Kensington products are currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com, and Kensington.com and other major retailers.

OhGizmo via Gear Diary

Memorex comes out with swanky iPhone4 Dock with Apple’esque in design

Memorex has come out with a total of six new swanky iPod and iPhone audio systems, ranging from travel sized speaker systems to alarm clocks. Available with a black or white/aluminum style finish, these new systems are very Apple’esque in design. The systems are all compatible with the iPhone 4, as well as the new iPod Nano 6G and iPod Touch 4G.

Memorex says that they spent a year working with women and their families, inside of their homes, in order to develop a new line of products that are practical, well thoughtout, and have genuine female appeal. This is why so many of the systems in this new lineup have emphasized portability, durability and ease of use – for example, even the alarm clock on the new Clock Radio Dual Alarm feature back-lit buttons that walk you through the process of setting the time and alarm.

All of these systems go on sale this week at Best Buy and will be available on Amazon too.

Read on for more details about all of the new models.

Featuring integrated collapsible handles, lightweight lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and durable rubberized bottoms, the PartyCube™ Sound System and PartyCube™ CD Sound System provide the ultimate flexibility for families’ music-inspired moments. Unique, recessed docking cradles charge your iPod or iPhone, while also protecting the device from being scratched or damaged.

The PartyCube™ CD Sound System (MSRP: $149.99) will get your family grooving with four multi-directional speakers for room-filling sound. In addition to playing and charging all iPhone and iPod devices, this system also includes a top-loading CD player, digitalAM/FM tuner, line-in jack and rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to eight hours of un-tethered music fun.

Like its larger counterpart, the PartyCube™ Sound System (MSRP: $99.99) features multi-directional speakers and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, making it perfect for music lovers at home or on the go. Compatible with all iPod and iPhone devices, the system includes a digital FM tuner and line-in jack.

Break the Earbud Barrier
Families with teens or tweens know WeTime just isn’t the same when earbuds are in use. The TagAlong™ Portable Boombox (MSRP: $59.99) and PurePlay™ Portable Speaker (MSRP: $69.99) are designed to “break the earbud barrier” and make music sharing fun for family members of all ages.

A perfect companion for kids, the TagAlong™ Portable Boombox is a great grab and go option for taking your music to the pool or a picnic. With its integrated handle, digital FM radio and recessed docking station for your iPod or iPhone, the TagAlong™ Portable Boombox allows you to play great-sounding music in any setting.

A clutch-style speaker system, the PurePlay™ Portable Speaker provides powerful sound when on the go. From the backyard to the park, the PurePlay™ Portable Speaker can be easily folded and packed, and its sleek, durable design keeps your speakers protected. When you’re back at home, simply unfold it and groove to your favorite tunes while powering and charging your iPod or iPhone.

Wake Up in Style
There’s no better way to start your day than with your favorite tunes. But many iPod- or iPhone-compatible alarm clocks feature “upright docking” stations that leave your device unprotected. The innovative Clock Radio Dual Alarm (MSRP: $69.99) and Clock Radio Mini Alarm (MSRP: $49.99) feature a one-of-a-kind “lay down docking” station that allows your iPod or iPhone to play as it charges, while cradling your device from being scratched when you go to hit snooze.

Set two different wake-up times so you can both enjoy waking to an iPod or iPhone with the Clock Radio Dual Alarm. It’s quick and simple to set time and alarm functions thanks to backlit buttons that walk you through the process. Front and side speakers offer ample wake-up sound, while the six-option dimmer switch, sleep timer and battery backup provide the functionality families look for in a dual AM/FM alarm clock.

Available for just under $50, the Clock Radio Mini Alarm offers the unique combination of iPhone and iPod compatibility and is ideal for smaller spaces. A feature-rich alarm clock in a compact package, the Clock Radio Mini Alarm includes a sleep timer, dimmer function and backup battery for time. Whether waking up to your iPod, iPhone, FM radio or buzzer, its stereo speakers provide high-quality sound.

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