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Targus Expands Line of iPod Accessories

New RemoteTunes for iPod Family of Products (January 05, 2006)

Targus Inc., maker of the world's best-selling notebook cases and accessories, introduces its latest additions to its line of iPod(R) accessories, including two new RemoteTunes wireless remotes, as well as an adapter that provides compatibility between older accessories with new iPod products.

"According to industry analysts, the iPod accessories reached $412 million in the first nine months of 2005, and projections are that sales could reach $1 billion by year's end," said Michael Greco, director, U.S. product marketing, for Targus. "The growing iPod accessory space offers great opportunity, and Targus will continue to introduce accessories that enhance the functionality and enjoyment of the iPod product lines."

The two new RemoteTunes connect to the 30-pin iPod dock connector and are compatible with the newest iPods, including the iPod, iPod nano, iPod mini, 4G and photo models. Whether the iPod is in another room or in a backpack, pocket, purse or briefcase, users can adjust the volume, change the song selection or turn off the iPod with a RemoteTunes, which are small enough to easily carry around.

Incorporating RF technology, the RemoteTunes devices do not require line of sight functionality, enabling control of the iPod even through walls. Remote functions include volume up/down, fast forward/reverse, advance/previous track, play, pause, shuffle and repeat. Both remotes automatically go into "sleep" mode after two minutes of non-use.

RemoteTunes for iPod with Dock Connector (Model #AER02US)

The RemoteTunes wireless remote offers quick and easy access to the iPod or iPod nano. Users can select and adjust all functions from across the room or outdoors, while the iPod is in a backpack, purse, pocket or briefcase. Suggested retail price is $59.99, with expected availability March.

RemoteTunes TX for iPod nano - Wireless Remote and FM Transmitter (Model #AER04US)

Featuring an ultra-compact case that holds the nano and the remote for added protection and convenience, as well as a built-in FM transmitter, users can control iPod functions from across the room while the iPod is in a backpack, purse, pocket or briefcase. Suggested retail price is $79.99, with expected availability March.

9-Pin to 30-Pin Adapter (Model #AEC26US)

Owners of the iPod and iPod nano can have immediate compatibility with selected older accessories using the 9-Pin to 30-Pin Adapter, featuring a 9-pin remote connector on one end and a 30-pin dock connector on the other. Compatible with iPod and iPod nano, as well as iPod mini, 4G, and iPod photo, the Adapter delivers seamless connectivity. For iPod mini, iPod photo and 4G users, two accessories can be used simultaneously, such as a wireless remote and an FM transmitter. Suggested retail price is $19.99 with expected availability in March.

About Targus

Targus invented the notebook case and 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 145 countries. More information is available at

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