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New Targus Products

eiodotcom —  October 24, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post spotlights some new products we have available from Targus.

Targus TSS077US Black/Gray Accents 14.1″ Slipskin Peel Laptop Case

This new laptop sleeve case from Targus is super lightweight and provides good protection for laptops.  It will fit laptops with any screen size up to 14.1″.

Dimensions:  14″ x 11.25″ x 0.9″

Weight: 0.89 lbs.

Material: Neoprene

Targus TBR006US Black/Gray 15.6″ Zip-Thru Mobile Elite Roller

This new item from Targus is ideal for work or school travel.  It has a separate compartment for the laptop, which allows for easy access when going through security and x-ray screening.  Also, it comes with a lot of extra storage space for bigger items, such as clothing for overnight stays.

 

Dimensions:    16″ x 13″ x 7.09″

Material: Nylon/Polyester

Fits screen sizes up to 15.6″

Weight: 6.27 lbs.

To see a full listing of our Targus products click here.

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Eio felt the need to discuss electronic security, so as to keep our loyal customers’ electronic possessions safe. Today’s topic is how to prevent laptop theft.

Laptop theft happens all the time. One CEO tells his story. After giving a presentation at a conference, he walks into the audience to field questions and leaves his laptop unattended on the podium.  15-20 minutes pass; he returns to the podium to collect his belongings only to find his laptop is missing!

While this is a more extreme situation, laptops are vulnerable to theft in many everyday situations, even places we trust:

  • in our cubicles at work while we take a lunch break;
  • when we use the restroom at the coffee shop;
  • on the library table to take a quick breather.

According to an FBI/CSI survey, a laptop-notebook is stolen every 53 seconds in the US, totaling more than $3.5 million in losses. Wikipedia estimates that 1 in 10 laptops will be stolen within their lifetime.

So how do you prevent laptop theft? Attaching a security cable with lock onto your laptop is one of the most cost effective ways to deter thieves. Your miniscule effort of physically locking your laptop onto an immobile object (like a table or chair) is often enough to make a thief overlook your gadget and move on to easier prey.

Check out some of Eio‘s more popular laptop security accessories:

Kensington Notebook Lock & Security Cable
**Your laptop must have a Universal Security Slot (USS)**.

Targus Ultra Notebook Computer Security System
(includes security cable & alarm system)

Besides the nifty security devices, Josh over at Symantec.com provides some wonderful common sense tips on preventing laptop theft:

  1. Keep the laptop out of site.
  2. Choose an inconspicuous carrying case.
  3. Keep the laptop close at hand.
  4. Label and Tag the Laptop and All Accessories.
  5. Communicate Employee Responsibility for the Laptop.

Protect your belongings! Better safe than sorry.

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