Kensington introduces audio solutions for the professional video conferencing ecosystem | Panda Anku

BURLINGAME, CA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kensington®a global leader in desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business and home office professionals and The Professionals’ Choice, today expanded the capabilities of Kensington’s professional video conferencing solution with the launch of the universal 3-in-1 Pro -Audio Headsets Extended Switch (K83300WW) and H1000 USB-C On-Ear Headset (K83450WW).

The addition of the innovative 3-in-1 universal pro-audio headset switch and H1000 USB-C on-ear headset brings an integrated experience to Kensington’s growing portfolio of webcams, Konnect™ video conferencing software, and lighting and mounting accessories to offer that allows users to customize and optimize their online presence and increase productivity.

Kensington Universal 3-in-1 Pro Audio Headset Switch

The innovative Kensington Universal 3-in-1 Pro Audio Headset Switch allows professionals to use their favorite wired or wireless headset with up to three different devices, eliminating the need for multiple headsets and creating seamless, smooth audio transitions between devices. The Pro Audio Headset Switch gives users a convenient way to switch between devices, quickly mute, answer calls, join meetings, or just listen to music—all through the same headset.

Pro Audio Headset Switch features and benefits include:

  • Universal Compatibility – Allows the use of wired Bluetooth, USB-C, USB-A or 3.5mm headsets on various devices and operating systems, including laptops, phones and tablets. The Plug & Play Pro Audio Headset Switch works with popular video conferencing applications such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Zoom and Cisco Webex.
  • Simple and precise audio switching and audio control – Dedicated buttons allow the user to easily switch between audio sources, with LED lights confirming the channel and device in use. Precise switching guarantees uninterrupted connections. Easy-to-reach volume controls and a mute button mute microphone signals on all wired and paired devices.
  • Smart Technology – Easily switches between audio sources and automatically connects to one wired and two paired (Bluetooth) devices, leveraging premium channel isolation for a professional audio experience. Adaptive Bluetooth 5.0 connection technology automatically remembers previously connected devices.
  • USB powered – The Pro Audio Headset Switch connects to any open USB-A or USB-C (5V/0.9A) port on a Windows or macOS computer or docking station to provide power and data transfer from enable audio.

Kensington H1000 USB-C on-ear headset

A component of Kensington’s professional video conferencing solution, the Kensington H1000 USB-C On-Ear Headset offers best-in-class productivity, comfort and durability that enable users to communicate like a pro. The headset delivers an advanced audio experience with a feature set that includes a noise-canceling microphone, busy and mute LED indicators, sidetones for better call retention, and inline music controls. The plug-and-play headset works with popular calling apps like Microsoft Teams and Zoom, and is compatible with Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS.

USB-C on-ear headset features and benefits include:

  • All Day Comfort – The lightweight, ergonomic on-ear design offers a comfortable, secure fit with an adjustable leatherette headband, comfortable ear cushions, and a 270-degree rotating microphone that can be worn on the right or left side.
  • Advanced Sound Technology – A directional noise-cancellation (DNC) microphone cancels out distracting noises like keyboard clicks and nearby voices. Background noise confirms you’re heard, and 40mm drivers deliver an advanced audio experience with audio guidance.
  • Inline controls and indicators – Quick access to volume, play/pause, mute and built-in busy light buttons helps maximize productivity. LED indicators provide visual confirmation of status, including a built-in busy light on the back of the microphone that notifies others of the user’s call status to minimize interruptions from colleagues.
  • Reliable and flexible – A long, 6-foot, tangle-free, nylon-braided USB-C cable offers the reliability of a wired connection and the freedom to stand and stretch on longer calls.

“The advent of remote and hybrid working policies has created a new normal for organizations, and this can pose a challenge for remote workers who need to maintain a professional virtual presence from anywhere,” said Rafi Khusro, Director of Global Product Marketing in Kensington. “We are committed to developing new, integrated solutions that enable people to see and be seen and hear and be heard. The release of the Pro Audio Headset Switch and USB-C headset ushers in a portfolio of great audio solutions to help people sound their best no matter where they work.”

The Kensington Universal 3-in-1 Pro Audio Headset Switch (K83300WW) and Kensington H1000 USB-C On-Ear Headset (K83450WW) are backed by a two-year limited warranty and are available now through the Kensington Store and its partner sites.

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About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile accessories, trusted by IT professionals, educators, business professionals and home office professionals around the world for more than 40 years. Kensington strives to anticipate the needs and challenges of the ever-evolving workplace and create professional, award-winning solutions for organizations committed to providing top professionals with the tools they need to succeed. The company prides itself on being The Professionals’ Choice and on its core values ​​around design, quality and support.

In office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products offers reliable security, innovations for desktop productivity, professional video conferencing and ergonomic well-being.

Headquartered in Burlingame, California, Kensington is the inventor and global leader in laptop security locks. Kensington is a division of ACCO Brands, the “Home of Great Brands Built by Great People” that designs, manufactures and markets consumer and end-use products that help people work, learn, play and thrive. In addition to Kensington, ACCO Brands’ widely recognized brands include AT-A-GLANCE®, Five Star®, Leitz®, Mead®, PowerA®, Swingline®, Tilibra and many others. For more information about ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ACCO), visit www.accobrands.com.

Kensington is a registered trademark of ACCO Brands. Kensington The Professionals’ Choice and Kensington Konnect are trademarks of ACCO Brands. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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