Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

In addition to designing several new products for people trying to stay germ-free during a pandemic, Targus is also targeting iPhone users with this new Cypress Hero EcoSmart backpack with built-in Apple Find My technology.

The Cypress Hero EcoSmart backpack features Apple’s Find My technology.
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In turn, users can also use their backpack to track down a lost iPhone by pressing a button inside the backpack. The backpack has an integrated battery that is replaceable and can be charged via USB, which Targus says offers better protection against thieves than a simple tag. Like the other bags in the Cypress Hero EcoSmart line, Targus says this one is built with about 26 recycled water bottles.

There is currently no specific release date for the backpack, but Targus says the new product will be available in Spring/Summer 2022 for $149.99.

Not an iPhone user or no built-in tracking? Targus will also be expanding its antimicrobial accessory line at CES 2022 — a line that aims to stand out in a pandemic consumer market in a way that marketing director Andrew Corkill says will “address productivity, sustainability and health and wellness initiatives to enable seamless living. That includes other backpacks, plus a briefcase, slipcase, and laptop sleeve.

Targus also announced a USB-C Hybrid / Universal 4K Quad Dock with fingerprint ID that is compatible with Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and Chrome OS. It supports 8K resolution output with one screen or four 4K screens. It will be available this month as a Dock720 for $442.99, while a Dock710 without enterprise-grade biometric capabilities will be available for $372.99.

Finally, Targus says the UV-C LED disinfection light it announced at CES 2021 to keep keyboards clean is now “the world’s first certified disinfection unit for commercial use under UL 962” and will be available in February for $299.99.

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