Back in 2008, Ozmo Devices paired up with Intel to get its WiFi PAN (WiFi Personal Area Network) tech into low-power devices. Fast-forward to a few years later, tack on a new partnership with Targus and get ready for the first of those Bluetooth-less peripherals to hit the market. The company's new accessory teammate is planning to rollout a line of WiFi Laser mice that incorporate the OZMO2000 chip, with the first mouse to hit sometime this September. The unreleased AMW58US model will connect directly to your computer's WiFi receiver and packs a four-way scroll wheel, laser sensor and compatibility for Windows 7 -- batteries included. There's no pre-order page available at the moment, so you'll just have to sit tight and wait it out. Official PR awaits you after the break.
With A New Wi-Fi Laser Mouse as Its Inaugural Product, Targus' New Line of Wi-Fi Laser Mice Will Be Based on Ozmo's Industry Leading Wi-Fi PAN Technology
ANAHEIM, Calif. and PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Targus® Inc., maker of the world's top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories and Ozmo Devices, the leading provider of low-power Wi-Fi Personal Area Network (Wi-Fi PAN) solutions, announced today a technology partnership for Targus' new line of Wi-Fi Laser mice. The new mice will be based on Ozmo's OZMO2000 solution, which is the industry's first Wi-Fi PAN solution, enabling peripherals to connect directly to a laptop's built-in Wi-Fi receiver. Targus' new Wi-Fi Laser Mouse will be one of the first to implement Ozmo's unique wireless solution.
"Wi-Fi is ubiquitous today, and we are excited that our next generation of mobile PC peripherals is powered by Wi-Fi technology," said Carolyn Perrier, vice president of product management, accessories at Targus. "Our new line of Wi-Fi Laser mice with Ozmo's unique Wi-Fi technology offers a hassle-free connection to bring you optimal comfort, performance and usage."
"We are thrilled to see a brand name like Targus embrace Wi-Fi peripherals," said Bill McLean, Chief Executive Officer, Ozmo Devices. "This further illustrates the rapid market adoption of Ozmo's innovative and cost-effective solution. Ozmo is quickly establishing itself as a formidable player in the wireless HID (Human Interface Devices) market."
The new Targus Wi-Fi Laser Mouse (AMW58US) offers all the functionality of Targus' other mice, but without the need for wires or wireless receivers. It simply connects using your computer's Wi-Fi connection. The high-precision laser sensor allows for accurate performance on almost any surface. The integrated four-way scroll wheel allows you to scroll horizontally and vertically. The mouse instantly supports Windows® 7 task switching with the touch of one button. The mouse comes equipped with two high-quality Energizer batteries and is designed to provide up to 9 months of battery life depending on usage. The Targus Wi-Fi Laser Mouse will be available in September at an MSRP of $49.99.
The Targus Wi-Fi Laser Mouse along with other Targus accessories can be purchased at Targus.com as well as through leading retailers, VARs, e-tailers, and direct marketers.