Covering The Photo Beat; Camera Bags, Photo Albums, And A Hinged Camera Level
Tamrac’s Ultra Pro 13 Shoulder Bag
Designed for the photographer on the move, the Ultra Pro 13 shoulder bag is large enough to safely accommodate a wide variety of photographic gearand a laptop computer. It features an EasyGrip handlewith a built-in Torsion Bar to distribute the weight, a Double Lens-Bridge Divider System, a padded BioCurve shoulder strap, a removable rain cover, plus zippered and Windowpane-Mesh pockets.
Contact: Tamrac, Inc., 9240 Jordan Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311; (800) 662-0717; www.tamrac.com.
Photo Book From Digital Foci
Weighing 2.2 lbs, the Photo Book is a portable digital photo album that features an 8” color LCD screen and 4GB of memory. It has built-in memory card slots and supports JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, and raw images, plus MP3 sound files and MPEG video. The Photo Book has a manual or auto slide show option, a built-in speaker, and runs on a built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery with 2.5 hours of life.
Contact: Digital Foci, Inc., 3111 E. Via Mondo, E. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221; (888) 669-3624; www.digitalfoci.com.
Transcend’s New Solid State Drive
Transcend has announced the release of a line of Solid State Drive (SSD) products, including its new 1.8” portable SSD, the SSD18M. The device weighs just 50 grams and measures 80x50x12.5mm. It also has both eSATA and USB 2.0 interface options, a read speed of 90MB/second and a write speed of 50MB/second. It is compatible with all types of notebook and desktop PC computers, and features a two-year warranty.
Contact: Transcend Information, Inc., 1645 N. Brian St., Orange, CA 92867; (714) 921-2000; www.transcendusa.com.
Stylish Camera Cases From Acme Made
Acme Made has introduced four new fashionable and affordable camera cases. The Slip Pouch is constructed from “wet” neoprene and has a soft micro-suede lining. Measuring 4x2.25x1”, the Slip Pouch is designed to fit most popular models of compact digital cameras and has a retail value of $12.99. The Slip Sleeve is for D-SLRs and features a minimalist design and is crafted from soft micro-suede. It measures 6x5.75x4” and has a retail value of $19.99. The Sleek Case was designed to provide complete protection for compact digital cameras. It measures 4.75x3.25x1” and offers a removable neck strap for a retail value of $19.99. The Pillow Case measures 5x3.50x1.60” and offers a rear belt or strap loop for a retail value of $19.99.
Contact: Acme Made, 1935 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97202; (888) 486-3191; www.acmemade.com.
Unibind’s Photos N Sounds Album
It’s easy to personalize your Photos N Sounds album by adding voice messages or music. Perfect for preserving moments like weddings, birthdays, and holidays, it can even be used for business applications. It comes with replaceable batteries and is available in a variety of colors and sizes.
Contact: Unibind, Peleman Industries Inc., Wills Rd. 11820, Ste. 100, Alpharetta, GA 30004; (800) 864-2463; www.unibind.com.
The Ross Hinged Camera Level
The Hinged Camera Level from Ross Photographic was designed to fit in the hot shoe of most cameras and easily flips into position to provide a quick way to make sure your camera is perfectly level horizontally or vertically. Made in the U.S.A., this durable little device is crafted from high-impact polycarbonate and borosilicate glass and has a retail value
Contact: Ross Photographic, 708 Dermody Way, Sparks, NV 89431; (775) 358-3373; www.cameralevel.com.
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