What's hot in the marketplace.
Stylus Photo R2400 printer with UltraChrome K3 inks.
nik Sharpener Pro 2.0
M-Flyer USB flash drive
Juice Rechargeable Lithium Photo Batteries
Olmec OP610 Photo Factory
D-Flector Portable Studio
CompuRover AW backpack
ProDigital 2.0 carrying case
Bravo Pro Disc Publisher
- EPSON (www.espon.com) introduced its Stylus Photo R2400 printer with UltraChrome K3 inks. The R2400 is designed for excellent black-and-white image control with droplet sizes as small as 3.5 picoliters and resolutions up to 5760 x 1440 dpi. It features high-speed borderless printing and offers three paths: sheet, rear, and straight-through for 1.3mm thick media, and roll paper support. The printer has several included software and color management solutions, such as Print Image Matching, a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, and four nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 black-and-white filters. The UltraChrome K3 inks are designed to resist smudging or fingerprints.
- Nik Multimedia, Inc. (www.nikmultimedia.com) announced it would soon be releasing nik Sharpener Pro 2.0, the upgrade to the nik Sharpener Pro. New features include: 16-bit compatibility, a larger preview area, and tools that give the user more control over where the sharpening is applied. Nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 replaces the radius, amount, and threshold values with sharpening based on image resolution, viewing distance, paper type, and printer resolution. The software will be available for Microsoft Windows, and Apple Macintosh OS X systems.
- MEMOREX (www.memorex.com) added the M-Flyer USB flash drive to its TravelDrive family of flash drives. Available in 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB, it is intended for photographers wanting to transport images while on the go. M-Flyer offers a push-button, spring-loaded retractable USB connector, capless design, blue LED indicator, carrying case, USB extension cable, lanyard carrying strap, and an installation CD for Windows 98SE users. Its transfer speed is designed to be five times faster than standard flash drives. M-Flyer comes with a security software suite that includes SecureTD Software and ZipGuard software,.
- PELICAN PRODUCTS (www.pelican.com) released its TSA-Accepted PeliLock. The lock is intended to allow photographers to lock their Pelican cases and allow Transportation Security Administration easy access to the bag without breaking the lock. The lock, constructed of steel and brass, offers a combination that can be reset for easy user code memorization. The TSA-Accepted PeliLock is backed by lifetime warranty.
- QUANTUM (www.qtm.com) debuted its Turbo AC, designed to provide all-day, continuous power for Qflashes, shoe or handle mount flashes, and digital cameras simultaneously, with one power source. It can be easily mounted to a tripod or light stand leg and is adaptable to AC main power from 100-240 VAC.
- WINNER INTERNATIONAL (www.juicebattery.com) introduced its Juice Rechargeable Lithium Photo Batteries. The batteries can be recharged up to 300 times and feature a compact charger with a battery status indicator. Available in R123A, CR2, CRV3, 2CR5 and CRP2 sizes, Juice rechargeable batteries offer an AC adaptor and 12V DC plug-in cord for in-vehicle charging, and no memory effect, allowing batteries to be charged at any time.
- ICI Imagedata (www.ici-imagedata.com) debuted the Olmec OP610 Photo Factory, a high-speed D2T2 photo printer, designed to churn out quality photorealistic images in as little as 12 seconds per print. With an improved thermal-head design for better thermal compensation and better paper handling, the OP610 is a step above the OP600. The printer is a cost-effective way to achieve prints with a traditional photo feel that gets credited to its specially designed 240 micron paper.
- Meese Orbitron Dunne Company (www.americanrotational.com) introduced plastic-pedestal props that can be considered art in themselves. The stands utilize 32 Krylon Fusion paint colors, designed specifically for plastic products, to offer a variety of decoration possibilities. They are available with your choice of a gloss or satin finish and come in one, scratch and scuff resistant, seamless piece; made from durable polyethylene. The lightweight pedestals are also waterproof, weatherproof, and UV-resistant.
- SHARPICS (www.sharpics.com) unfolded the D-Flector Portable Studio, a carrying case that opens up into a seamless background stand with a camera flash or strobe-light-activated reflective surface. The background, designed to make objects appear as if they are floating on air, is durable, easy to clean, and 24— wide x 35—.
- Lowepro (www.lowepro.com) debuted the CompuRover AW backpack, specially designed to accommodate all the latest digital photography equipment. Its three distinct compartments comfortably fit a large professional digital SLR camera, additional lenses, a 17-inch notebook computer with special YKK water-resistant zipper seals, digital accessories, and personal gear. Heavy-duty padding is distributed to select areas of the pack for optimal comfort, balance and weight distribution.
- Tenba (www.TenbaGear.com) launched ProDigital 2.0, the upgrade to the ProDigital carrying case and accessory collection. Distributed by the MAC Group, the carrying case features two additional products:the PG-17C —Gemini,— a two-sided case for photo equipment, a laptop, and business necessities; and the PM-17C Messenger, a body-hugging shoulder bag with 20 pockets. Accessories feature contemporary materials and detailing.
- Primera Technology (www.primera.com) introduced Bravo Pro Disc Publisher, an automated disc copier capable of burning and printing up to 100 CDs or DVDs at a time. Bravo Pro, the —big brother— to Bravo II Disc Publisher, eliminates the need for labels with its ability to print full-color, photo-quality images directly onto the surface of a disc. This durable printing system is both Mac and Windows compatible.