Targus has introduced new peripherals for notebook computers, including the 40GB Ultra Slim Pocket Hard Drive and the Super Mini USB 2 4-Port Hub. Targus' new portable devices are designed to save desk space and fit into notebook carrying cases for business commuters and students.
The products also include power-saving features such as automatic shut-off and rechargeable batteries and are designed to work as well and as comfortably as their full-sized, non-portable counterparts, according to Targus.
Targus's 40GB Ultra Slim Pocket Hard Drive is small enough for notebook users to carry with them but 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 to fit in a shirt pocket. It features a 40GB 1.8 hard drive and integrated USB connector; no AC adapter is required. The model number is ADH01US, and the suggested retail price is $249.99.
The Super Mini USB 2 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 MB/sec and is one of the smallest travel hubs in the Targus product line. It features a 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 notebooks simultaneously. The hub is a plug-and-play device—no drivers required. The model number is ACH63US, and the suggested retail price: $29.99.