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Gear Box Extras


What's Hot in the Photo Marketplace TEXT BY MISSY HARRIS

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 ( 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 button. DELKIN DEVICES ( 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. COREX's CardScan Executive ( 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. LENMAR ENTERPRISES ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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) ( 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 ( 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. 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.