December 27, 23

Targus Wins CES 2024 Innovation Award using Atmosic ATM2 based Bluetooth LE SoC for its ErgoFlip EcoSmart Mouse

Targus’ eco-friendly mouse is made from 85% post-consumer recycled plastic, comes in packaging from recycled materials, and uses Atmosic’s ultra-low power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), lowering energy consumption by four times than other BLE chipsets.

Targus®, the number one laptop bag brand in the U.S.1 and a leader in laptop cases and mobile computing accessories, has announced that their ErgoFlip™ EcoSmart™ Mouse was selected as a CES® 2024 Innovation Award Honoree in the Sustainability, Eco-Design & Smart Energy category. The ErgoFlip EcoSmart Mouse uses an Atmosic ATM2 Bluetooth SoC that is four times more energy efficient than other BLE chipsets, reducing power consumption and extending battery life.

This eco-friendly, ambidextrous mouse demonstrated innovative features that scored highly by an elite panel of industry expert judges for incorporating sustainability into the product’s design and manufacturing processes. The ErgoFlip EcoSmart Mouse combines ergonomics with a sustainable design to convert from left- to right-hand use with a simple twist of the top, is made from 85% percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and is packaged using recycled materials.

“Receiving the CES Innovation Award is an honor and a testament to our company’s ongoing commitment to bringing purposeful products to market that are helping to pave the path toward a greener future,” says Mike Sexton, Sr. Director of Global Product Management and Development of Targus. “What makes this product so unique is that it’s the first ergonomic mouse available in the market that easily works with either hand while also delivering eco-friendly benefits that are important to today’s consumers and businesses.”

This unique mouse is the latest addition to Targus’ lineup of EcoSmart tech accessories following the launch of its CES 2023 Innovation Award Honoree, the Sustainable Energy Harvesting EcoSmart™ Keyboard, which launched earlier this year. The ErgoFlip EcoSmart Mouse is now available at and through participating retailers throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.

Consumers and media can get a firsthand glimpse of this revolutionary product during CES 2024, the most powerful tech event in the world happening in Las Vegas from Jan. 9-12, 2024. Targus’s booth #15945 will be located in the Central Hall within the Las Vegas Convention Center. Additionally, the product will be on display in the CES Innovation Awards Showcase and at CES Unveiled, the premier media preview event taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the evening of Jan. 7.

1Source: Circana, US/Canada Retail and US B2B Reseller in Unit Sales for 12ME June 2023 (Laptop Bag case type = Briefcase, Sleeve, Attache, Slipcase, Messenger Bag)

Targus, ErgoFlip, EcoSmart, and DefenseGuard are trademarks or registered trademarks of Targus International LLC in the U.S. and in certain other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.  

October 17, 23

Targus Validates DisplayLink 11.2M0 Software & Drivers Update

Targus has validated the Synaptics DisplayLink version 11.2M0 software and drivers for all DisplayLink-based Targus Universal and Hybrid Docking Station models DOCK1XX, DOCK3XX, DOCK5XX, and DOCK7XX for Windows 10/11 for X64 and ARM64 processors.

The 10.2M0 release is available from Targus Driver Support and should be available from Windows Update soon after this post. Enterprise customers may also download the corporate version INF/MSI files from the associated product pages through the Driver tab at this portal.

Driver Versions

The associated dock device drivers may show in the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Device Manager as:

  • Display adapters: Targus Docking Station (varies) as 11.2.3146.0
  • Network adapters: Targus Ethernet as 11.2.3084.0
  • Sound, video, and game controllers: Targus Audio as 11.2.3084.0

New features

  • Improved performance in GPU intensive use cases

Issues addressed since 11.0M0 Release

  • Improved blanking of monitors on USB disconnects.
  • Monitor may stay blank screen after PC resume from sleep.
  • EXE package only: Prevent dynamic library sideloading at elevated privilege during installation execution. For more information refer to CVE-2023-4936 and Synaptic Security Advisory CVE-2023-4936.

The full release notes are here.

Validation with Targus Universal Docking Station Utilities

Version 11.2M0 has been put through extensive validation with all applicable Targus Utilities, but not every Targus Utility has been validated with every Targus universal docking station on every Windows 10 or 11 build or platform. Targus always recommends corporations validate the update in their secure corporate environment before mass distribution.

Validation with Legacy Targus Docks

Although they may function with 11.2M0, older DL3900 based Targus Universal Docking Stations models DSUXXX and ACPXXX have not been validated.

Additional Support

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October 11, 23

DisplayLink Releases v.11.2M0 for Windows

DisplayLink announced v.11.2M0 for Windows is now available. 
October 5, 23

No CVE-2023-4863 at Targus or Hyper

While most Targus/Hyper docks, adapters, and products can be used with Google Chrome, none appear to be affected by Chrome Zero Day
August 18, 23

Key Applications and Benefits of Dual Host Docks

Dual Host docking stations with KVM sharing allow users to get more out of a single docking station. Join our webinar to learn more about dual host docks and its applications.
July 21, 23

Smart Docking Technologies for Efficient IT Management

How to Improve IT Management, Reduce Energy Consumption, and Boost Productivity in Your Environment
June 16, 23

Transforming Your Samsung Device into an All-in-One Desktop and POS Experience

As a Global Tier 1 strategic partner to Samsung, Targus creates and develops tech accessories that support the Samsung Mobile ecosystem of devices. Our innovative solutions create a seamless multidevice experience across a variety of industries and applications, designed to maximize customization, flexibility, and mobility.

During our recent Tech Talk webinar, Targus’ Senior Director of Global Product Management & Development Mike Sexton and Vice President, Global Marketing & eCommerce Andrew Corkill explored how Targus’ mobile docking and mPOS solutions extend users’ experiences to maximize productivity from the connected devices they rely on every day. We also explored the unique benefits of leveraging these solutions across a variety of industries and applications.

In case you missed it, you can now watch the 30-minute session on-demand and read on for more highlights of what you missed.

Watch On Demand

Connected devices are on the rise

According to Statista, this year, there are 13.4 projected connected devices per person in the US, compared to just eight per person in 2018. There were another 125 million more laptops and tablets in use in 2021 over 2020; just a fraction of the total 6.2 billion devices in use globally, according to Gartner (2021).

What is DeX and why is it unique?

Samsung DeX is a PC-like experience powered entirely by your Samsung Galaxy® mobile device, designed to increase productivity and convenience. Connect your phone or tablet to a bigger screen, keyboard, and mouse, interact with multiple apps at a time, email/text/IM, browse the web, conduct audio/video meetings, and much more. Most Android and iOS devices do not have these DeX-like capabilities.

Mobile docking and mPOS enable more productivity with your connected devices

Targus’ mobile docking and mPOS solutions work seamlessly across Samsung phones, tablets, and PCs to enable a full desktop experience, work easily with your tablet on the go, and turn your tablet into a mobile payment processing solution.

Create a seamless user experience with Targus’ solutions ecosystem.

Targus has created a purposeful ecosystem of protective cases, docking solutions, and tech accessories to work seamlessly with Samsung phones, tablets, and laptops to provide enhanced protection, functionality, connectivity, security, and payment processing abilities.

How Belgian Railways Transformed its Customer and Employee Experience with Targus + Samsung DeX

For example, the National Railway of Belgium (SNCB) turned to Targus’ Tablet Cradle Workstation and Samsung tablets into a full DeX experience to reduce customer service time, as well as reduce or eliminate staff transfer. As a result, SNBC improved its efficiency by 47% efficiency by allowing employee tasks to be done in less than half the time.

Learn More

Watch the webinar for these valuable insights, where you can also find out how to sign up for your complimentary consultation with one of our solutions experts.

May 30, 23

Business Travel Guide: 4 Charging Solutions for Keeping Your Devices Powered up While on the Road

Keeping your portable devices charged while traveling for business is critical for a successful business trip. Learn about the best chargers for travel.
May 26, 23

Targus Releases R.5.7 for Ubuntu Linux

Targus released the software driver Release 5.7 to enhance Ubuntu 22.04 support and a more functional update process for future releases. Learn more by reading this Tech Talk article.

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