Targus Teams With iDevices to Announce iNotebook
|The Companies Join Forces to Design and Develop The Ultimate Transcribing Device for iPad Users |
LAS VEGAS, NV – January 10, 2012 –CES 2012 - Targus® Inc., maker of the world's top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories and iDevices LLC, developer of App enabled products that incorporate Bluetooth® connectivity to Apple® devices, today announced a technology partnership for the design, development and distribution of the iNotebook – a revolutionary new device that allows iPad users to wirelessly transfer what they write on paper directly to their iPad.
Targus will work with iDevices to develop the core product features. iDevices will leverage Targus’ customer insight for product definition, design and development as well as its packaging, marketing and distribution resources to put forth a solution that delivers accurate drawing and handwriting recognition well beyond the capabilities of passive capacitive styluses.
“iPads have become ubiquitous in the home, school and workplace and have transformed the way we perform even the most common task,” stated Melissa Chapman, vice president of tablet cases and accessories at Targus. “By working with iDevices on the iNotebook, we are developing a solution that simplifies the task of transferring written content into a digital format so it can easily be saved, accessed and shared."
“Targus is the leader in the tablet accessories market, so it only makes sense to align with them to design, develop and market a product that complements the simplicity, functionality and design of the iPad,” said Chris Allen, CEO at iDevices.
The iNotebook includes a rechargeable, Bluetooth-enabled writing recognition receiver, which communicates with the enclosed pen allowing handwritten notes to transfer directly to the iPad. The pen includes an integrated stylus allowing the user to write directly on their iPad without smudging or scratching the screen. It uses a standard, user-replaceable 9 ½ x 7 ½ notepad. No special paper is needed. All of the iNotebook’s components are contained in a stylish, high quality leather portfolio case, which secures the iPad and allows it to be viewed in both landscape and portrait positions.
The iNotebook works with a free app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. The app provides the ability to record any written content and transcribe it directly to your iPad - from notes and lectures, to signatures and business critical documents. It also allows all files to be saved to iCloud, and content to be shared amongst devices. The embedded email capability allows users to email any files directly from the app. It allows users to customize the background of their documents and organize saved files. Documents can easily be edited within the app using the iNotebook pen’s stylus. It also offers Facebook and Twitter integration so documents can easily be shared on Facebook or Twitter. The app can also record conversations and lectures to pair with the handwritten notes.
The iNotebook will be available in June at an MSRP of $149.99.
Targus created the mobile accessory category with its invention of the laptop case over 25 years ago. The company 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 100 countries. For more information on Targus visit targus.com.
iDevices develops App-enabled products that incorporate wireless connectivity to Apple devices. In 2010, iDevices successfully developed and launched iGrill, a Bluetooth-enabled cooking thermometer. iGrill connects to iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad via long range Bluetooth connection, allowing the user to monitor and control the iGrill using the free custom iGrill App.
iDevices is currently developing a variety of new products for its own product line while also working in conjunction with other companies through its iDevices Consulting division. All of these products incorporate Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to all Apple platforms.
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