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Targus(R) Attains Four 2011 GOOD DESIGN(R) Awards

The Award-Winning Laptop Accessories Were Designed for Exceptional Comfort, Extended Battery Life and Enhanced Functionality (January 30, 2012)

ANAHEIM, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/12 -- Targus® Inc., maker of the world's top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories, announced today it has been honored with four 2011 GOOD DESIGN Awards -- the World's Most Prestigious Global Awards for New Product Design and Graphics. The Targus Lap Chill Mat (AWE5504US), Wireless Blue Trace Mouse (AMW50US), 4-Port Smart USB Hub (ACH112US) and Multimedia Presentation Remote (AMP09US) were all selected to earn the prestigious GOOD DESIGN Award in the electronics category. All of these peripherals feature stylish designs while not compromising functionality.

"We're honored to be recognized by such a respected organization for our endeavors to bring functional and innovative electronics and accessories that support consumers various needs," said Kevin Gallagher, Vice President of Design at Targus. "The GOOD DESIGN Awards focuses on advancing lifestyle and industrial activity. Receiving such a distinction is a testament to Targus' dedication to delivering innovative and sophisticated product designs while offering enhanced performance, durability, usability and price."

In its 62nd year, GOOD DESIGN is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide. Every year, it honors achievements for best industrial and graphic designs and world manufactures for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence. GOOD DESIGN award entries are judged by distinguished design professionals and leading industry specialists based on:

  • The highest aesthetic in terms of innovative design
  • New technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function and utility
  • Energy efficiency and sensitivity to the environment

Lap Chill Mat - AWE5504US
The Targus Lap Chill Mat provides sophisticated style and an ergonomic work surface to keep you and your laptop cool while the soft neoprene material provides cushioned comfort on your lap. The open design allows fans to run quietly and stimulates constant airflow. Available in Black/Gray (AWE5504US) at an MSRP of $42.99.

Wireless Blue Trace Mouse - AMW50US
The Targus Blue Trace Wireless Mouse features a sleek ergonomic design to reduce wrist strain and is ambidextrous for both left and right handed users. The mouse also contains the latest Blue Trace technology for accurate and precise tracking. The micro USB receiver is cleverly stored underneath the mouse so it's never lost and always ready for travel. Available in Black/Gray (AMW50US) at an MSRP of $31.99.

4-Port Smart USB Hub - ACH112US
The Targus 4-Port Smart USB Hub features a smooth, compact design featuring a wrap-around USB cable that never gets lost and protects the four high-speed USB ports from dust and damage when not in use. The easy 1-touch reset button instantly restores the connection to all devices so you do not have to unplug and re-plug cables and includes indicator lights to show when devices are connected. Available in Black (ACH112US) at an MSRP of $31.99.

Multimedia Presentation Remote - AMP09US
The Targus Multimedia Presentation Remote offers a simplistic layout with backlit buttons to make it easy to present in rooms with lowlighting. The Presentation Remote's wireless technology operates up to 50ft. away, patent pending technology locks nonessential buttons to eliminate accidental button presses and an ergonomic design making presenting a breeze. Available in Black/Gray (AMP09US) at an MSRP of $73.99.

These along with other Targus accessories can be purchased 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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