SOURCE: Targus


September 14, 2011 08:30 ET

Targus® Announces Innovative Power Accessories for Tablets and Smartphones

New Targus Chargers and Batteries Keep You Powered Up While On-the-Go or at Home

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - Targus® Inc., maker of the world's top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories, today announced four new mobile power solutions including the Plug-n-Power Charging Station, Backup Battery for Smartphones, Backup Battery for the Apple® iPad™ and USB Laptop Travel Charger with USB Fast Charging Port.

"The versatility of smartphones and tablets is extremely useful in our day-to-day lives. However, browsing the internet, using apps, talking, messaging and photo snapping can quickly drain your battery," said Carolyn Perrier, Vice President of Accessories at Targus. "We at Targus recognize the frustration and hassle of a dead battery, which is why we've developed fast, easy and compact solutions to help users stay powered up at all times."

Plug-n-Power Charging Station with USB Charging Ports - APA21US
The Plug-n-Power Charging Station turns any wall outlet into a mobile device charging station and features a USB fast charger (2.1A) for rapid charging of iPad and tablets. The station provides three AC outlets and 2 USB ports for simultaneous charging. Available in October for an MSRP of $29.99.

Backup Battery for Smartphones - APB25US
The Backup Battery for Smartphones is perfect for anyone in need of extra power. It features a 5.0V, 2.1A output and 2,000 mAh of battery capacity, tripling the talk time on a smartphone. Thin and compact, the Backup Battery can be recharged from any standard USB port and is compatible with the Targus USB Fast Charger for rapid charging. Available in October for an MSRP of $39.99.

Backup Battery for iPad - APB27US
The Backup Battery for iPad provides extra power for both iPad and smartphone users with a 5.0V, 2.1A output and 4,800 mAh of battery capacity. The battery provides an additional five to ten hours of iPad use and can fully charge a smartphone three to five times on a single charge. The battery features a 4 level LED battery level indicator so users are never left without power. The thin and compact size is portable and can be easily packed away into luggage for easy travel. It is compatible with the USB Fast Charger and available in October for an MSRP of $59.99.

USB Laptop Travel Charger with USB Fast Charging Port - APM32US
The USB Laptop Travel Charger with USB Fast Charging Port easily powers or charges a laptop and a tablet or smartphone simultaneously while at home or on the road. It includes a 2.1A USB fast charging port 2.1A that connects right to end of the cable for rapid charging. With built-in surge protection the charger is ideal for travel and includes 7 laptop tips to support all major laptop brands and one USB port for iPad, iPad 2, leading tablet devices, the iPhone, BlackBerry, and other devices with USB charging capability. To charge multiple devices in the car, just plug in the portable auto adapter in the vehicle cigarette lighter socket. The charger is available in October for an MSRP of $99.99.

The power products will be available for purchase at as well as through leading retailers, VARs, e-tailers, and direct marketers.

About Targus
Targus created the mobile accessory category with its invention of the laptop case over 25 years ago. The company continues to advance the mobile accessories category with innovative and relevant solutions for today's mobile lifestyle. Targus products enhance productivity, connectivity, and security, liberating users to work in any and all environments with the utmost convenience and comfort. Founded in 1983, Targus' headquarters are located in Anaheim, Calif., with offices worldwide and distribution agreements in more than 100 countries. For more information on Targus visit

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