Wednesday, January 24, 2007
2006 Editors' Choice Awards
30 of our favorite new products & technologies for 2006
Labels: Buyers Guide
ColorVision Spyder2Pro Studio 2.0
This software delivers color perfection to CRTs, LCDs, notebooks and even projected images with precise ICC profiles. Plus, it's easy to configure with a software wizard that provides simple instructions and automatically finds the most effective method for white-balancing your monitor settings. The wizard also detects white and black light values to make calibration results more exact. List Price: $299. Contact: ColorVision, (800) 554-8688, www.colorvision.com.
Giottos MH 3000 Ballhead
We like ballhead tripod mounts for their easy-going adjustability. The Giottos MH 3000 Ballhead features calibrated tension and lock knobs with adjustable friction for optimum control over camera movement, and supports weights of up to 33 pounds. The base has a 3.1-inch diameter and is 5.4 inches high. The top plate is compatible with 1/4 and 3/8 camera threads. List Price: $170. Contact: HP Marketing Corp., (800) 735-4373, www.hpmarketingcorp.com.
Seagate 5 GB Pocket Drive
High-capacity portable storage is handy for archiving data, porting files between computers and taking photos on the go. The diminutive Seagate 5 GB pocket drive has a built-in retractable cord to keep the design pocket-friendly, which also powers the device through USB 2.0. Just 2.9 inches in diameter and less than an inch thick, the 3600 RPM drive transfers data at speeds of up to 480 MBps. List Price: $99. Contact: Seagate, (800) SEAGATE, www.seagate.com.
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