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On the Case
Manufacturers are outfitting their bags, cases, portfolios, and carts with the latest technologies and convenience features to maximize their functionality and accessibility for photographers on the go.
The SpeedRoller 1 (Model 5551) is a compact, carry-on compatible rolling case that provides protection and fast access to two pro SLRs with lenses attached, three to four additional lenses, accessories, and a laptop. The plastic-armored walls provide protection, and adjustable, foam-padded dividers can be fully customized to fit equipment. A separate, foam-padded outer pocket holds most 15-inch laptops. The industrial-strength handle opens and closes with the push of a button, while the in-line skate wheels provide a smooth, stable ride.


Tenba's recently expanded Shootout collection includes a new Photo/Laptop Courier—an outdoor-oriented hybrid of a traditional laptop briefcase and a camera bag. The deceptively slim Courier accommodates most laptops up to 17 inches, along with a pro-sized DSLR body, two or three lenses, and accessories. The bag allows the computer to be removed either through the main front flap, or through a special Quick Access slot in the back, making airport security checks much less of a hassle.

Think TankThink Tank
Think Tank Photo has released The Urban Disguise, a new line of shoulder bags in six sizes designed to allow photographers to travel in style while protecting their valuable equipment from prying eyes. Urban Disguise bags are intentionally designed not to look like camera bags, allowing photographers to carry even their larger lenses and laptops into potentially perilous settings. The bags are specifically designed for digital SLRs and for hanging close to the photographer's body. Each model features multiple pockets, YKK locking zipper sliders, and a seam-sealed raincover.

Think Tank Photo is dedicating a percentage of sales of Urban Disguise shoulder bags to Reporters Without Borders USA, an organization that has fought for freedom of the press on a daily basis since it was founded in 1985.

Zero HalliburtonZero Halliburton
Like all of their aluminum pieces, Zero Halliburton's camera cases are crafted from heat-tempered aluminum that has the strength of steel at only one-quarter the weight, delivering the ultimate in protection. They also feature a sturdy triple-digit combination lock for superior security, and customizable, high-density, layered foam padding. Eight styles are available, ranging in size from 9x12x5 inches to 20x29x10 inches in Zero's signature silver aluminum.