Targus is literally downsizing its chargers with the unveiling of what the accessory manufacturer is calling the lightest, most compact chargers for laptops, netbooks, and other mobile devices, all geared toward travelers looking for a light and versatile charging solution.
The new products include:
- 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.
Targus also touted its Tips from Targus program, offering consumers new device connectors for only shipping and handling costs, ensuring the chargers never become obsolete. In addition, Targus claims that thanks to eco-friendly designs, their products require 60% less material to build and package when compared to most current adapters.