Sunday, May 15, 2005
Storage With A View
Available in 40 or 80 GB capacities, SmartDisk's FlashTrax XT is an external hard drive for storage and data backup from camera media, but adds a large 3.6-inch LCD screen that lets you edit and watch slideshows of your photos. It features fast connectivity with transfer speeds of up to 480 MBps and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. List Price: $399 (40 GB); $499 (80 GB). Contact: SmartDisk, (239) 425-4000, www.smartdisk.com.
High-Capacity Storage Solution
Save up to 400 GB of photos and data on Kanguru's QuickSilver external hard drive. Available in 2.5- and 3.5-inch sizes, with a choice of USB 2.0 or FireWire/USB 2.0 combo connectivity, the QuickSilver offers high-speed data transfer in a new exterior alloy case that disperses heat during prolonged use. The plug-and-play device can withstand up to 200 G's of shock and is designed to lay horizontally or stand vertically to save space. List Price: $119 to $409 (depending on capacity). Contact: Kanguru Solutions, (888) KANGURU, www.kanguru.com.
Use the Samigon Digital Bare Bulb Slave Flash to creatively add depth or backlighting to your images. The flash screws into a standard light socket and is triggered by your on-camera flash or strobe. The slave flash has a sensitive receptor that can detect the master flash from 50 feet away and won't be triggered by preflashes. With an output of 60 watts per second, it recycles in two seconds, and a built-in reflector allows you to change the illumination patterns to 45, 180 and 310 degrees. List Price: $69. Contact: Argraph, (800) 526-6290, www.argraph.com.
Multi-Type Memory Card Reader
Shoot with multiple types of memory cards? You'll only need one card reader with Atech's PRO-Gear XP-14. The XP-14 supports 14 different memory devices, ensuring flexible and convenient data transport. Access files from four different media cards at the same time and transfer files directly between them at a rate of 480 MBps List Price: $34. Contact: Atech Flash Technology, (510) 824-6868, www.atechflash.com.
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