Some interesting new peripherals from Targus that I thought I'd share...
Targus Inc., maker of the world’s best-selling notebook cases and accessories, today introduced the Rechargeable Stow-No-Go Wireless Optical Mouse, Wireless Stow-N-Go Keypad, 40GB Ultra Slim Pocket Hard Drive and Super Mini USB 2.0 4-Port Hub for notebook computers. Targus’ new portable devices are designed to save desk space and conveniently fit into notebook carrying cases for business commuters and students.
“Business travelers no longer need to search through their notebook cases or worry about lost wireless receivers with Targus’ new innovative stow-n-go products,” said Steven Robert, Targus general manager. “These products further fulfill Targus’ mission to supply executives on-the-go with convenient and affordable computing solutions.”
These new easy-to-use accessories maximize the notebook’s capabilities by adding peripherals that extend the computer’s functionality. Notebook users can simply plug in a wireless receiver to use the mouse or keypad, plug in the pocket drive to increase hard drive space, or use the mini hub to allow for extra components to be plugged into their computer.
The four new accessories are compact to save valuable desk space or for easy transport while traveling. The products also contain power-saving features such as automatic shut-off and rechargeable batteries,. These small products are designed to work as well and as comfortably as their full-sized, non-portable counterparts.
Rechargeable Stow-N-Go Wireless Optical Mouse
Targus’ Rechargeable Stow-No-Go Wireless Optical Mouse is a notebook mouse featuring rechargeable batteries that can be charged via a USB cable or while in-use. One of the unique features of this mouse is the wireless USB receiver can easily be stowed in the built-in compartment under the mouse, so users know where to find it when they’re ready to use it. The power automatically turns off when the USB receiver is stowed in the compartment, prolonging the battery life. With 2.4 GHz radio frequency (RF) technology and 16 channels, the Stow-N-Go Mouse provides minimum interference and increased operating range. The model number is AMW07US and the suggested retail price: $49.99.
Wireless Stow-N-Go Keypad
The Wireless Stow-N-Go Keypad also provides a built-in storage compartment for the receiver, making this the perfect keypad for the traveler. Ideal for financial applications at home, at school and on the road, this wireless keypad provides a clean, uncluttered workspace. Full-size keycaps allow for convenient, fast and accurate data input. To use, consumers simply remove the receiver from the storage compartment and plug it into the USB slot of their notebook computer. The keypad comes with a USB receiver, USB extension cable, one AA battery, carrying pouch and a user’s guide. With plug-and-play connectivity, the keypad is easy to install and does not require drivers. The model number is AKP01US and the suggested retail price: $29.99.
40GB Ultra Slim Pocket Hard Drive
Targus’ 40GB Ultra Slim Pocket Hard Drive is small enough for notebook users to carry with them and large enough to completely backup the entire content of most notebook computers. When used with the provided software, a user can automate backups, secure data and add storage to older computers with smaller hard drives. At 3.2 ounces, it is small and light enough for a shirt pocket. It features a 40GB 1.8” hard drive and integrated USB connector. The integrated USB connector provides enough power such that no AC adapter is required. The model number is ADH01US and the suggested retail price: $249.99.
Super Mini USB 2.0 4-Port Hub
The Super Mini USB 2.0 4-Port Hub is only slightly larger than a compact flash card. With a USB 2.0 chipset and four ports, it supports high-speed transfer up to 480 Mbps and is one of the smallest travel hubs in the Targus product line. It features a small, lightweight design with a Y-cable that provides extra power without the weight of an AC adapter. Users can connect four USB devices such as mice, keyboards, digital cameras and memory devices to their notebook simultaneously. It is plug-and-play—users simply plug into their computer’s USB port; no drivers required. The model number is ACH63US and the suggested retail price: $29.99.
The Stow-N-Go Mouse, Stow-N-Go Keypad, 40GB Pocket Drive and Super Mini USB 2.0 4-Port Hub are available at major retailers, as well as online at www.targus.com. The devices also include one-year warranties