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New Product Showcase: Accessories
Here are some funky, functional accessories consumers may want to buy to enhance their new compact digicam purchase-and protect it at the same time.

Digital Pursuits
Op Tech
Think Tank

The CellKeeper Company ( offers the Professional CellKeeper, which holds everything from small digicams to iPods, and is now available in brown faux-alligator and silver-plated hardware (in addition to black-faux leather, dimpled brown-faux leather, herringbone in camel or burnt orange). Features include an extra-wide pocket flap with expandable snap closure, an adjustable shoulder strap that can be worn across the shoulder or at the waist, an ID card window, key hook, zippered internal coin pocket, lip gloss/pen sleeve, three credit card sleeves, internal cash pocket, and an exterior pocket to hold all your portable electronics.

Crumpler ( adds the Thirsty Al pouch, offering a protective environment for compact "e-vices," including compact digital cameras. Available in five sizes and six colors, Thirsty Al features a water-resistant nylon base, spine, and flap; neoprene front and sides; a Velcro release belt loop and flap; card pocket; and lanyard attachment loop.

Delkin Devices ( offers Snug-It digital camera skins, with a design that allows the lens petals to open and close over the lens as it extends and retracts. The skins are custom-molded to ensure a perfect fit, and battery compartments, memory slots, and peripheral ports are easily accessed without having to remove the skin. A plastic LCD cover protects against scratches and fingerprints. The skins are available in white, black, and pink.

Digital Pursuits ( offers sleek, silver-nylon compact camera cases featuring extra pockets for storing accessories, a shoulder strap and belt loop, and foam-padded walls.

Lowepro ( offers the Napoli series of leather pouches, providing serious protection for an ultra-compact digital camera with a sleek sense of stylish elegance. Napoli features a soft, padded suede interior, protecting cameras against scratches and impact. Four models are available (Napoli 5, 10, 15, and 20) in three shades: Red, Chocolate, and Black.

MountainSmith ( offers the Cyber II, good for your camera-and good for the environment. Cyber llís are made from 100% PET-recycled fabric made from plastic bottles and recycled zippers. The cases feature two closure options, including the zipper and fast-access Velcro; padded and fleece-lined interiors; a belt attachment option; and shoulder straps. The cases are offered in six colors.

Naneu Pro ( offers the Delta (part of its Military Series), a handbag-style case constructed of ballistic nylon and featuring a small compass. The padded, removable insert will hold most digital or 35mm point and shoot cameras, as well as palm-sized camcorders. There is also an adjustable padded divider within the insert. This model comes with a quick-detachable shoulder strap and a belt loop.

OP TECH ( includes the Soft Pouch-Zippeez line of zippered pouches, designed to carry gear horizontally on a belt. The main compartment offers a full-width zipper with gusseted pocket for maximum accessibility. The front zippered pocket is a great place to store extra film, media cards, and batteries and more.

Otterbox ( offers the Otterbox 1000 and 2000 cases, which are waterproof and crushproof to protect a digital camera. (They also float, in case your customers find themselves on a whitewater rafting trip and their electronics get flung out of the raft).

Tamrac ( adds the upscale Express Series cases in a sophisticated, fun shade of pink to its line. These super-slim ultra-suede cases are available in a vertical design and horizontal design, featuring protective closed-cell foam padding, a secure magnetic snap closure, and elastic sides to provide a perfect fit to most ultra-thin cameras. A belt loop and removable shoulder strap provide convenient carrying options for these stylish cases.

Think Tank ( offers the easy-access Trim Changer with a slim profile, allowing it to be worn close to the body. It features removable padded inserts and dividers, a front mesh pocket for lens caps, a webbed shoulder strap attachment, and a seam-sealed rain cover.