a. Advanced Media Inc. (www.ritekusa.com) has added the OLE 8100 MP4 player to its lineup. The lightweight, pocket-size unit delivers DVD-quality video and MP3-quality audio files, and also functions as a digital voice recorder. It features five-mode equalization (normal, rock, jazz, classical, and pop), three playing modes (normal, repeat one, and repeat all), and digital voice and line-in recording capability. With its embedded solid-state NAND flash memory, the player can perform up to one million erase/rewrite operations and is available in 1GB and 2GB capacities.
b. Pelican (www.pelican.com) trucks are already unloading the 1430 Top Loader Case, which provides nearly 1,100 cubic inches of usable storage space. The case’s unique loading design with a rubber over-molded handle for easy transport provides quick and easy access to contents. Also, the 1430’s engineering-grade polymer, cell-core construction helps it protect sensitive equipment in even the most extreme conditions. Optional features include a shoulder strap, lid organizer, “mobile office” file-holder kit, and padded dividers.
c. Epson (www.epson.com) introduced the Epson P-4000 Multimedia Storage Viewer, successor to the popular P-2000. The new viewer preserves many of the strengths and features of the 2000, and now offers double the hard-drive capacity: 80GB for storing and sharing larger number of photos, along with video and music files. The P-4000 features built-in card slots, a 3.8-inch LCD, and Epson’s Photo Fine technology for color, detail, and clarity.
d. Hasselblad (www.hasselbladusa.com) launched the first 39-megapixel DSLR camera and a comprehensive line of 39-megapixel digital backs. Based on the Hasselblad H2 camera, the Hasselblad H2D-39 is a digital auto-focus camera with a range of high-performance, central shutter-based lenses and extended digital features, such as Digital APO Correction (DAC) and Instant Approval Architecture. In addition, the company is announcing three new 39-megapixel digital backs: the CFH-39, CF-39, and CF-39MS.
e. Gitzo (www.bogenimaging.us) has whipped its legs into shape with the introduction of the Carbon 6X material for its line of carbon fiber tripods. Tripods made from the new fiber are just as strong as those made from the original material, but they weigh 17 percent less and feature a new Anti-Leg-Rotation (ALR) system that provides swift, simple deployment and locking of the tripod sections. Now you can open a five-section tripod in less than 15 seconds!
f. Commissioned by Adobe (www.adobe.com), and crafted by MEDIUM DESIGN GROUP (www.mediumdesigngroup.com), the co-branded Adobe Messenger Bag is the perfect balance of form and functionality. Produced in black leather and outlined in red stitching, the bag is designed to hold a 17-inch laptop, folders, PDAs, keys, and a cell phone. A compartment for MP3 players allows users to run headphone cables outside the bag, while a roll-top closure and rain cover protect valuables from the elements.