Targus, the patron saint of business travelers everywhere, is shrinking. No, its not a company downsizing. The accessory company is shrinking the size of its charges for laptops, netbooks and other mobile devices. The idea is to merge versatility with small size and lightweight.
From a post on Notebook Review:
- Premium Laptop Charger: Targus claims its Premium Laptop Charger is half the size and weight of the typically AC/DC charger. This device includes nine laptop tips, a mini-USB tip, an iPhone/iPod tip, and can charge two devices simultaneously. It can plug into either a wall socket or car cigarette lighter and retails for $149.99.
- Compact Laptop Charger: At 11.6 ounces, the Compact Laptop Charger is available in two models, each covering a number of leading manufacturers, both with a mini-USB tip. It can also power two devices simultaneously, with an iPhone/iPod connector available for shipping and handling costs. This AC charger retails for $89.99.
- Netbook Charger: Another Targus AC charger that can provide juice for both a netbook and low-powered mobile device at the same time. Pricing and size are comparable to the Laptop Charger.
- Mobile Laptop Charger: This DC charger includes eight laptop tips and a mini-USB tip, allowing for two-device charging. Measuring in at 3.5 inches long, this 6.9 ounce device retails for $79.99.
It looks like Targus is trying to remake its image in order to keep up with all the new accessory companies that have sprung up over the last few years. Targus has always targeted the business man, but maybe with this new line, regular consumers will take a look at Targus in a new light.