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People who travel with a lot of electronic gear might like the Comarco ChargeSource, which replaces the assortment of power bricks required by handhelds, laptops, and other mobile electronics. Specially designed PowerTips deliver power to multiple devices from one adapter. It is now being sold exclusively as the Targus Universal AC Adapter for $120.
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$140 dollars?

I.M. Anonymous @ 7/16/2001 3:56:35 AM #

That seems like a pretty heft price for a power transformer. When my old Olivetti transformer blew up a replacement cost me only $30. And a cheap universal transformer costs around $20.

How does Targus justify such a massive price?

RE: $140 dollars?
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/16/2001 9:28:17 AM #
Its a niche product aimed at the road warrior, to whom the convenience outweighs the cost.

RE: $140 dollars?
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/16/2001 11:20:41 AM #
Not this road warrior, who is also an electronics engineer who has a pretty good idea what's inside the box. Considering that each "smart tip" is an extra-cost item, this product will moulder on shelves until they get real about the price - which is in the $60-70 range.

RE: $140 dollars?
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/16/2001 2:57:14 PM #
We are talking about paying for CONVIENCE. It is similiar to Valet Parking. If you weighed the cost vs. the service, you would say what the H***,however you do it for the convience. Same here, you are paying for the service to be able to power all of your "toys" with one device. I know,I hate looking for my charger for my 505 and my charger for my Nokia 8260. Here, all I need is one simple device.

RE: $140 dollars?
Trevethan @ 7/18/2001 7:35:53 AM #

I totally agree with teh convenience factor.. that's why I am usually happy to pay a little more for a can of soda from the corner store next door compared to the price at the supermaket.

I just think Targus have totally missed the price point here.. and then they will charge extra for additional tips? This kind of product is great... but it needs to be affordable.

Nick Trevethan


High Price!

Jack @ 7/17/2001 7:15:43 AM #
If you don't agree with the high price simply don't buy the thing. Targus doesn't have to justify the price but they will have to lower it if noone buys the thing!


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