a. ROADWIRED (www.roadwired.com) has added a black-exterior laptop bag with pink trim to its popular Skooba collection. The 44-ounce satchel features a dozen or more compartments and pockets for holding everything from cords to car keys. Its computer compartment is lined with hundreds of air cushions, which act as shock absorbers. The bag was designed for women, with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
b. CAPRI ALBUMS (www.caprialbum.com) debuted a dazzling cover option for its albums: the Swarovski Crystal Cover Imprint, to showcase choice names elegantly written in Swarovski crystals. Three more new cover options are also available: Ultrasuede, a durable fabric-like cover that looks and feels like suede; Bottega contemporary fabrics, created from a new fabric that combines the touch of kidsuede with the feel of Nubuck; and the 5-Band Spine, which creates a look reminiscent of a bound library book. Several color choices are available for each new cover option.
c. TREASUREKNIT (www.treasureknit.com) is uncovering the Full Color TKColor photo blanket, a 100 percent hypoallergenic soft-yarn throw with your favorite color photograph woven directly into it. Because it is neither printed nor silk-screened on, the image will never fade. This is the first Treasureknit blanket with fringes added to the weave.
d. MINTEK DIGITAL (www.mintekdigital.com) has added the DTV series to its existing line of affordably priced flat screen TVs. Featuring built-in DVD players, HDTV-ready tuners, an SD memory stick card reader, and a USB port, the units can be used as PC monitors, televisions, and/or DVD players. The line uses a combination of DVD and LCD technology to provide a nearly 180-degree viewing angle.
e. DELKIN DEVICES (www.delkin.com) introduced eFilm Pop-Up Shades, hard-impact plastic LCD screen covers that double as glare guards and protect a digital camera’s screen in the closed position, and pop up to provide easier viewing of the LCD in bright sunlight. Shades are currently available for some of the most popular DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras, with more on the way. Individual designs allow the product to easily snap on and off your camera.
f. MITSUBISHI DIGITAL (www.mitsubishi-imaging.com/photo) launched the CP-9550DW, a high-volume printer that features five different output sizes (3x5, 4x6, 5x7, 6x8, 6x9) and edge-to-edge printing. A new feed mechanism in conjunction with a simplified paper path enables faster print delivery, while two 32MB memory frames allow images to be stored in memory while printing. As a testament to the company’s confidence in the product, Mitsubishi offers a 24-hour Express Replacement Assistance Program for its digital printers.g. TARGUS (www.targus.com) introduced the 40GB Ultra Slim Pocket Hard Dive for automating backups, transferring data to another computer, securing data, and adding storage to older computers with smaller hard-drives. At 3.2 ounces, hard drive model ADH01US is small and light enough for a shirt pocket and features a 1.8” hard drive and integrated USB connector, which eliminates the need for an AC adapter.
h. TENBA’s (www.tenba.com) Roadshow transport cases line features three cases for Apple Cinema Displays (20, 23, and 30 inches); two for iMac computers (17 and 20 inches); two for G5 towers; one for projector/multimedia applications; and one for laptops up to 17 inches. All cases feature a patented Air Case construction, which fits to their contents, and a heavily reinforced, ballistic-nylon outer shell.
The latest ProDigital products include a PG-17C Gemini two-sided case, which holds photo equipment on one side, a laptop and business necessities on the other, and lets you carry the sides independently. The PM-17C Messenger is an urban-style shoulder bag with 20 pockets and compartments.
i. ADVANCED MEDIA (www.ritekusa.com) has added the 150x Secure Digital card to its Ridata brand flash-memory product line. Engineered to meet the exacting high-security capacity, performance, and environmental requirements expected of electronic devices, the Ridata card is one of the fastest available. Available up to 2GB, it features cryptographic security for protecting copyrighted data, a user-selectable write-protect switch on the card casing, zero-power data retention, and automatic power-saving technology.