Covering The Photo Beat; Backgrounds, Portable Hard Drives, Light Meters, And A USB Video Viewing System Page 2

Stylish Flash RAM USB Drives From LG Electronics
LG Electronics announced the release of new additions to their line of flash RAM USB drives. The Platinum comes with its own jewelry case, weighs just 12 grams, and has a capacity that ranges from 64MB to 1GB. It also features a read speed of 8MB per second and a write speed of 7MB per second. The Wine Series of flash RAM USB drives is available in either red or white wine color. It has a storage capacity of 64MB to 2GB. Contact: LG Electronics USA, 1000 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; (800) 243-0000.

Soft Screen From LumiQuest
The Soft Screen is a flash diffuser designed to accommodate most digital and film SLR pop-up flashes. It quickly installs onto the hot shoe while the open oval on the bottom of the diffuser fits over the camera's nameplate and can be secured with optional touch fastener strips. The Soft Screen retails for $12.95. Contact: LumiQuest, 28540 Durango Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78132; (830) 438-4646.

Starflash Strobes From Photoflex
Photoflex has announced the introduction of a new line of all-inclusive, self-contained monobloc strobes. Starflash strobes feature three power levels, stepped power adjustments with a five f/stop range, durable flash tubes, a twist-grip lock for easy one-hand operation, fast recycle times, built-in camera flash sensor, photo sync cord, and an aluminum housing with rubber-based paint for added protection. The 1000 series has a retail price of $799.95, the 650 series is $599.95, and the 300 series is $424.95. Contact: Photoflex, 97 Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076; (800) 486-2674.