Kensington Elevated Stand Enhances and Expands Experience for Users of Microsoft Surface Pro

Kensington Elevated Stand for Surface Joins Comprehensive Family of Kensington Designed for Surface™ Products for the New Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Laptop

Designed exclusively for Surface in collaboration with Microsoft, the Kensington Elevated Stand for Surface is a sleek, compact, and portable accessory for the Surface Pro or Surface Go that effortlessly enhances ergonomics, security, and productivity. The innovative all-in-one riser raises Surface to eye level to support ergo-friendly workstations with external keyboards, supports optimum viewing angles and customer engagement, and provides a simple security solution for both the device and stand. (Photo: Business Wire)

BURLINGAME, Calif.--()--Kensington, a worldwide leader of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business, and home office professionals, today announced the launch of Elevated Stand for Surface, a sleek and compact accessory for the new Microsoft Surface Pro that effortlessly enhances comfort, security, and productivity.

Designed exclusively for Surface, the Kensington Elevated Stand is the ideal accessory for ergo-friendly workstations with Microsoft Surface Pro, and the portfolio of Surface 2-in-1 PCs. The stand is a compact and portable riser that elevates the screen to eye level to support proper posture when using an external keyboard, enables tilt options for optimum viewing angles, and supports security solutions for both the device and the stand.

Benefits of the Kensington Elevated Stand include:

  • Designed for Surface – Built in collaboration with Microsoft for seamless form, fit, and function to deliver a sleek, precision-engineered design.
  • Compact and Ergo-Friendly – Designed to increase workstation comfort at the desk and on the go, the all-in-one riser optimizes viewing angles of Surface 2-in-1 PCs to minimize strain on the neck, back, and shoulders and then collapses into a compact form for easy carry.
  • Enhances Security – Physical security for the Surface device and riser can be delivered by using a single Kensington lock.
  • Reduces Desktop Clutter – Includes a magnetic storage location for a Surflink™ connector and a cable management channel to keep the desktop clean and clutter-free.

“We are committed to offering certified accessories developed by trusted partners that enhance and extend the Surface experience,” stated Allison Cargill, Director of Designed for Surface. “The Elevated Stand developed by Kensington and purpose-built for Surface 2-in-1 PCs illustrates the innovation our partners deliver. We are excited for our mutual customers to experience Surface with this beautiful accessory at home, in the office, and on the go.”

“Kensington works closely with Microsoft to ensure that our comprehensive line of Designed for Surface accessories extend the brand expectation with the perfect fit, function, and look that Microsoft users have come to demand,” said Tim Hill, Global Product Manager, Kensington. “The new Elevated Stand for Surface is the result of a partnership with Microsoft that ensures that this design incorporates the look, features, and functionality that will truly extend the capabilities, usability, and aesthetics of the new Surface Pro devices.”

In addition to the new Elevated Stand for Surface, Kensington offers a comprehensive selection of Designed for Surface (DfS) products that are compatible with Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Laptop. These DfS products enhance user productivity, extend the capabilities of the devices, and provide protection from loss and damage.

Kensington Docking Stations Turn Devices into Workstations

Kensington’s extensive family of Designed for Surface (DfS) docking stations allow users to instantly connect Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Laptop devices to accessories such as input devices, USB storage devices, external monitors, audio and video accessories, and Ethernet connections, using a single USB-C port.

Kensington DfS docking stations that support both Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Laptop include:

Kensington DfS docking stations that support only Microsoft Surface Laptop include:

Kensington Trackball Provides Smooth, Precise, Cursor Control on the Desktop

When working on a desktop, Kensington’s Expert Mouse® Wireless Trackball connects wirelessly to Surface Pro and Surface Laptop using Bluetooth® 4.0 LE, providing users with smooth, precise cursor control to navigate webpages and documents with ease. Designed for right- and left-handed users, the trackball features a detachable wrist rest that provides ergonomic support for pain-free productivity during extended periods of activity. The free KensingtonWorks™ software enables users to customize button functions and cursor and scrolling speeds to provide a more personalized experience.

BlackBelt™ Rugged Case Allows Worry-Free Use of Surface Pro in Harsh Environments

Kensington’s BlackBelt™ Rugged Case for Surface Pro 9/10/11th Edition meets military standards for drop testing and wipe-down protection enabling Surface Pro to withstand the rigors of harsh work environments. Compatible with Kensington’s cable locks and privacy screen, the BlackBelt™ case features a compact design that provides access to all device ports. The case incorporates heat dissipation channels, a self-adjusting hand strap that allows the device to lie flat, a stretch band to secure and protect a Type Cover or Signature keyboard when not in use, a removable Surface Pen holder, and full access to the Surface Pro kickstand.

For Surface Pro users that require CAC card access and two-factor authentication (2FA), the BlackBelt™ Rugged Case with Integrated Smart Card Reader (CAC) & HDMI® for Surface Pro 9/10/11th Edition adds an integrated TAA-compliant Smart Card reader that supports class A, B, and C for secure access to the device and network. Read-Only Memory (ROM) ensures data is never stored or compromised.

For users that require CAC and 2FA support on the Surface Pro device, but do not need the robust protection of the BlackBelt™ Rugged Case, Kensington offers the Smart Card (CAC) Reader Adapter for Surface Pro 9/10/11th Edition.

Security Products Protect Surface Pro Users Against Data and Device Theft

The Designed for Surface MagPro™ Elite Magnetic Privacy Screen for Surface Pro 9/10/11th Edition protects Surface Pro users against data theft from “shoulder surfers” when working in public spaces like coffee shops and public transportation. The privacy screen conveniently attaches to the Surface Pro magnetic frame and narrows the field of vision to +/- 30 degrees to keep information on the screen private and reduce the chance of a visual data breach in the office or public setting.

For Surface Pro users, Kensington offers a variety of keyed and combination cable locks that deliver uncompromised device security to provide individual and physical deterrence against device theft. Using a secure carbon steel cable, the locks feature a non-invasive locking technology that requires no device modifications, and a strong lock head that meets Kensington’s industry-leading standards for tamper resistance, reliability, and durability. Compatible locks include:

Kensington accessories for Microsoft Surface Pro 11th Edition and Surface Laptop 7th Edition are available now in North America through the Kensington Store and its partner sites. To learn more about Kensington’s comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions for consumers and businesses, visit


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About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business, 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 craft professional-tier award-winning solutions for organizations committed to providing peak professionals the tools they need to thrive. The company prides itself as the professionals’ choice, and on its core values surrounding design, quality and support.

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

Headquartered in Burlingame, California, Kensington is the inventor and a worldwide leader in laptop security locks. Kensington is a division of ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, which designs, manufactures and markets consumer and end-user products that help people work, learn, and play. In addition to Kensington®, ACCO Brands’ widely recognized brands include AT-A-GLANCE®, Five Star®, Leitz®, Mead®, PowerA®, Swingline®, Tilibra and many others. More information about ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) can be found at

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Ken Hagihara, APR, Fellow PRSA, MCM
Integrity Public Relations, Inc.
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Release Summary

Kensington announces the launch of Elevated Stand for Surface, a sleek and compact accessory for the new Microsoft Surface Pro.


Ken Hagihara, APR, Fellow PRSA, MCM
Integrity Public Relations, Inc.
949-768-4423 ext. 101