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Targus aims at Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note 8.0 with new “sexy” case line

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I just can’t help it. Every time I hear or see the word “Targus” I’m taken back to the mid-1990’s. I worked in a large IT shop and carried a bulky laptop in an even bulkier bag made by Targus. Let’s just say the ladies weren’t following me and my Targus bag around. They still don’t, but that’s more likely a reflection on me and not my bag of choice!

So when I heard about a new line of smartphone and tablet cases from Targus that offered “understated sexiness,” I was intrigued. Truth be told: they do look quite nice. And Targus is smartly focusing on the newest Samsung phone and tablet, the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 8.0; the former is expected to sell 10 million units a month.

Here’s how the Melissa Chapman, VP of Tablet and Phone Products for Targus, describes the new Midnight Collection of cases:

“The new cases demonstrate the modern, yet sophisticated style that the Midnight Collection represents. With a soft-to-touch design and on-trend color scheme, the Midnight Collection combines style with protection in a sleek refined package — the ultimate night-out case experience.”

Three of the new cases are for phones: the Slim Laser ($24.99), Snap-On Shell (24.99) and Slim Wave Case ($19.99) fit the Galaxy S 4 and become available this month. Galaxy Note 8.0 owners can pick up the new Kickstand Case for $29.99 in June. Targus says that other cases in the collection will roll out later this year for various mobile devices.

Obviously, there’s no guarantee that carrying a device in one of these new cases out on the town will help you on the singles scene, but it’s nice to see Targus get more in line with the times.