Gear Box Extras
For the holiday season, some fun new products to toss in your travel bag or keep on hand in the studio.
MAXTOR CORPORATION (www.maxtor.com) has introduced its
Personal Storage 5000 family. The 5000 Series offers a unique
feature named Maxtor OneTouch. With this feature, Maxtor's 5000XT,
5000DV, and 5000LE allow users to copy files and applications on
their desktop or laptop computer with the push of its OneTouch
DELKIN DEVICES (www.delkin.com) introduces eFilm
Picturevision, a small set-top box that lets you show your digital
photos right on your television, . independent of a computer. Takes
all memory card formats and comes with remote control.
is a hand-size gadget that scans business cards and places the
information into an electronic address book on your PC. From there,
users can synchronize the information from their PC to their Palm,
Outlook, and most other hand-helds and PDAs.
(www.lenmar.com) is a
powering system that rapidly and efficiently charges rechargeable
AA/AAANiMH/NiCd batteries. It provides maximum energy to AA and AAA
batteries in less than 60 minutes, more than seven times faster
than traditional chargers.
KINETRONICS CORPORATION (www.kinetronics.com) has
introduced the SpeckGRABBER, a tool designed to remove individual
contaminant particles from digital camera CCDs as well as delicate
and sensitive surfaces without damaging or causing additional
contamination. A small, soft washable pad on the end of the
SpeckGRABBER provides a high adhesion surface but leaves no residue
on the contacted surface.
EMMET ASSOCIATES (www.gochange.com) introduces the
portable Changing Room that pops up anywhere for an instant
dressing room wherever you need one. The six pound, 6'3"x3x3-foot
standing unit quickly folds down to fit into a compact carry case
that makes it easy to pack and take along.
LEXAR MEDIA (www.lexarmedia.com) introduces
JumpDrive, a high-speed, portable USB flash drive that's a
practical new way for anyone who uses more than one computer to
store, transfer, carry, and secure data. This solid-state flash
device provides cross-platform operability and more convenience
than transferring images and text by burning a CD.
BRANDESS-KALT-AETNA (BKA) (www.bkaphoto.com) introduces its Visual Pursuits Magnifier Line of 22 traditional and innovative magnifiers. Includes hand-held, hands-free, loupe, battery-powered models for low-light conditions.ROADWIRED (www.roadwired.com) introduces the Cable Stable, a new travel and storage solution for cables, adapters, batteries, and other portable electronic necessities. The leather zip-around case opens like a book and features an exclusive flexible retention system of elastic shock cords, under which the user secures cables adapters. Other compartments include zippered mesh pockets, elastic loops, and a hidden pocket for emergency key, cash, or credit card. MIZCO INTERNATIONAL (www. mizco.com) has introduced the DigiPower DPS-9000 and DPS-9000S, lithium-ion powerpacks for digital cameras. DigiPower enhanced their earlier powerpacks by adding new features and higher-capacity batteries for increased shooting time.