Targus Inc. announced on Monday the release of four new products designed for use with Apple’s PowerBook and iBook laptop computers: the
Wireless Ultra-Mini Optical Mouse,
Mobile 70 Universal AC/DC Adapter,
Podium CoolPad and
Notebook Portable LapDesk. The US$49.99 mouse employs wireless RF technology and features a small, lightweight design, 800dpi resolution, three buttons plus a scrolling wheel and an on/off switch. It comes with a carrying case and a charger for its pair of AA batteries.
The $119.99 universal power adapter can charge a laptop from a standard AC wall outlet, a car cigarette lighter or a power port typically found on commercial airliners. It ships with two charging tips compatible with most iBooks and PowerBooks (as well as five other tips for PC notebooks), a three-foot AC cord, a three-foot DC input cord and a six-foot DC output cord. Targus notes that it will be introducing a similar power adapter this fall for charging Apple’s iPod and other devices.
The $29.99 CoolPad raises the back edge of a laptop, increasing airflow and improving its cooling capacity. You can swivel it 360 degrees and adjust its height. Finally, the $29.99 LapDesk is a folding tray that converts into a desktop notebook stand and collapses to fit into a bag or briefcase when not in use.