By Lisa Johnston
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Targus is introducing an entire line of backpacks designed specifically with today's laptop and tablet PC users in mind.
The 16 backpacks, which debuted at CES, offer innovative protection systems, a weight distribution rack, ergonomic shoulder straps and a well-thought series of pockets and compartments, Targus said.
The entry-level price point and most basic case in the lineup is Pulse, which features a protective computer compartment, extra pockets for accessories, a padded cellphone case and a padded case for portable CD or MP3 player, with a headphone wire hole for output. Suggested retail is $39.99.
Dual-functioning Slam backpacks have the same features as the Pulse, with added space for files, books and personal accessories. The main differentiating feature is a front compartment that detaches and turns into a sling-style case, for use when not carrying the laptop. Suggested retail is $59.99.
Matrix is the upper echelon of student-style laptop backpacks, with a spacious main compartment large enough for a day's worth of class books and files. Additional features include two other large compartments, an independent cellphone case that clips to the shoulder strap and a padded smaller compartment for smaller electronics equipment. It also has a set of stretchable gear straps to pin anything to the outside, from a windbreaker to a water bottle. Suggested retail is $69.99.
The Sport line is now available in one additional color. Suggested retail is $69.99 for the Standard; $89.99 for the Deluxe.
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