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BKA Announces the New, Redesigned PCS 182 Rolling Backpack, Introduces Flash Memory Card Protector Cases and More at PMA

Vernon Hills, IL and PMA---Brandess-Kalt-Aetna introduces the new, redesigned PCS182 Rolling Backpack at PMA 2009. One of the new features is the larger removable daypack which now holds laptops up to 14 ˝" H x 11 ˝" W x 2" D. This daypack also has an earphone port for your iPod or CD player. Another new feature is the cushioned grab handles which make it easier to lift the main case in and out of overhead bins on planes, and in and out of vehicles.

The main case still carries many of the D-SLR or SLR cameras plus lenses, flashes and other accessories. The removable tray with movable dividers has inner dimensions of 18 ˝" L x 12" W x 5" D to keep your equipment organized.

It also features inline skate wheels with corner protectors, a molded stair guard,1680D material in high wear areas, and a recessed, multi stage, locking retractable handle. Comfortable, well-cushioned backpack straps with a waist belt support allow you to carry your gear when the terrain gets to rough to roll. The PCS182 is carry-on compatible with the front daypack removed.

Visit PMA Booth P191 or visit for a better look at this or any of the following products.

In other BKA news, Pelican brand extends the HardBack line with launch of 1090 HardBack Case.

Traveling laptops of the world, rejoice...Pelican Products, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of virtually indestructible cases has introduced the 1090 HardBack Case as watertight/ crush-resistant armor for laptops.

Designed to fit in most soft bags and protect laptops up to 15" (including brands such as Apple®, Dell® and Sony®) from the rigors of travel, the 1090 sports a high-impact, heat and chemically resistant, composite shell that will stand up to some of the harshest conditions known to man.

As additional protection, the case features a shock-absorbing plush foam liner (with impact-protection cell cushions) and a strong, easy-snap, anodized aluminum latch (with stainless steel hinge pins) to ensure that the computer stays secure and scratch free. The case’s tongue-and-groove lid construction and polymer o-ring creates a watertight seal and its built-in, automatic pressure equalization valve keeps moisture out and makes it easier to open the case at any altitude.

The 1090 also features a sturdy nylon shoulder strap so travelers can keep a firm hold on their gear.

The 1090 HardBack has an MSRP of $139.95 and is also available with Pick 'N' Pluck foam at $129.95. The 1080 Hardback, (also available) is designed to fit in a soft bag like the 1090 but to accommodate smaller laptops up to 13". Like all Pelican products, both cases are backed by a Legendary Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence: "You break it we replace it...forever."

Other PMA announcements include: Pelican Products unveils 1510 Laptop Overnight Case, introduces Flash Memory Card Protector Cases and offers Pelican RSV Series Soft-Sided PCS283 Rolling Camera/ Computer Case.

The Pelican Products 1510 Laptop Overnight Case (LOC) is a legendarily tough, watertight case designed for road warriors who want to protect their laptops and not waste time at the airport luggage carrousel.

The 1510 LOC lid features a detachable neoprene sleeve that gives travelers immediate access at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints and accommodates the vast majority of laptop computers up to 15.4 inches. The case additionally features a separate roomy detachable pouch that can double as a cord holder or a toiletry bag. The main compartment sports a cloth-lined garment storage unit that can fit up to two day’s worth of clothing.

With an MSRP of $361.69, the 1510 LOC is backed by a Legendary Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence: "You break it, we replace it free...forever."

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