Targus Australia has announced the launch of a Netbook Accessory Kit, which is designed to meet the everyday needs of growing netbook users.

Launching this month, the three-piece kit features a slipskin case, a USB optical mouse and a USB hub. Designed to help protect netbooks from scratches, the slipskin case fits netbooks measuring up to 10.2 inches in size. The case is lightweight and slips easily into school bags, briefcases and even handbags.

The new kit also features a portable USB mouse, which offers ease of navigation for those working on the go. The mouse’s compact design and retractable cord eliminates clutter, while its plug-and-play feature ensures that it is easy to use without the need to install complicated drivers.

Netbook users will also appreciate the inclusion of a four port USB hub in the new accessory kit. The handy hub allows you to connect up to four additional peripherals to netbooks, including digital cameras, external DVD drives and USB storage.

Targus will also launch a Netbook Chill Mat in August 2009, which features two cooling fans to reduce overheating as well as assist the netbook to run more efficiently. Perfectly sized for netbooks, the chill mat doesn’t require an additional power source and plugs directly into the USB port.

Price and availability

Targus’ Netbook Accessory Kit will be stocked exclusively at JB Hi-Fi stores, at an RRP of $54.95. The Netbook Chill Mat will be stocked at most major retailers nationwide, $39.95 RRP.