Brings unique sustainability features to a full-sized, ergonomic keyboard to meet the needs of today’s eco-conscious consumers
Anaheim, Calif. – November 16, 2022 – Targus®, a leader in laptop cases and mobile computing accessories, today announced that it has been named a CES® 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Computer Peripherals & Accessories category for its Energy Harvesting EcoSmart™ Keyboard. This CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree is part of Targus’ continued mission to expand its EcoSmart® Collection of high-quality, thoughtful products that are also environmentally friendly.
This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record-high number of over 2,100 submissions. The announcement was made ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2023), the world’s most influential technology event, taking place Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Made for eco-conscious consumers, this patent-pending, full-sized keyboard combines advanced energy-harvesting solar technology with post-consumer recycled materials and ultra-low-power Bluetooth® technology in sustainable packaging. While Targus has been using recycled PET polyester and plastic water bottles in its laptop cases and backpacks since 2008, the introduction of this keyboard now brings its EcoSmart technology to its tech accessories offerings.
As an added benefit, it also includes Targus DefenseGuard™ Antimicrobial Protection, which creates a cleaner surface and works continuously to protect the keyboard by preventing the growth of microorganisms.
“This keyboard is designed from the ground up to embody sustainability while providing superior ergonomic and user-friendly benefits that are important to today’s consumers,” says Mike Sexton, Sr. Director of Global Product Management & Development, Targus. “What makes this product especially innovative is that it is a premium keyboard designed for power users that simultaneously delivers on sustainability.”
This full-sized keyboard packs a lot of power, including a 104-key layout, ultra-low-power Bluetooth® technology, and multi-device plug-and-play compatibility.
The keyboard is primarily powered by advanced amorphous silicon photovoltaic cells and uses the Atmosic™ ATM3 series Bluetooth SoC. The photovoltaic cells used are optimized to harvest light from indoor lighting. The ATM3 series integrates advanced power management technology and has extremely low-power capabilities, making it three-to-four times more power efficient than any other Bluetooth solution on the market.
Targus’ CES Innovation Awards Honoree will be showcased at CES in Targus’ booth
#15901 Central Hall, located in the Las Vegas Convention Center
Targus’ CES Innovation Awards Honoree will be showcased at CES in Targus’ booth #15901 Central Hall, located in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The product will also be demonstrated at CES Unveiled Las Vegas booth #509 on the evening of Jan. 3 and in the Innovation Awards Showcase during the show.