Pro Series II Ball Socket Heads
Lock and load to shoot quick and steady with Giottos' new Pro Series II Ball Socket Heads. The ball design delivers smooth action and total maneuverability. Sliding plate heads are also available as an option for quick release. These anodized aluminum heads are available in nine variations, ranging in maximum load support from seven to 28 pounds. Estimated Street Price: From $12 to $165. Contact: HP Marketing Corp., (800) 735-4373, www.hpmarketingcorp.com.
Slide your laptop into Crumpler Bags' snug, sleek-looking sleeves. The Skivvy is a super-minimal padded laptop sleeve with carry handle, front pocket and shoulder strap. It's available in three sizes for 12-, 15- and 17-inch computers, plus room for a power supply and mouse. If you're a MacBook user, check out the School Hymn. A soft outer shell, light-foam inner padding and brushed nylon lining keep your 13-, 15- and 17-inch MacBook in mint condition when you're on the go. List Price: $55 to $60 (Skivvy); $45 to $55 (School Hymn). Contact: Crumpler Bags, (718) 384-3020, www.crumplerbags.com.
Welcome To The Jungle
Back up limitless files reliably and economically without ever purchasing a hard drive. Jungle Disk allows you to transfer and back up your files to Amazon.com's S3 Storage Service. The number of files you store is unlimited, costs only 15 cents per gigabyte, and there's no monthly subscription fee, no startup fee and no commitments. Data is encrypted and requires authentication to ensure security, and storage is maintained at Amazon.com data centers, where it's safe from fire, computer crashes and viruses. The site also can be used to move files from one computer to another. Contact: Jungle Disk, www.jungledisk.com.
Hide And Go Seek
Go camouflage with Think Tank Photo's Urban Disguise Camera Bags. For photojournalists and photographers working in urban environments, a conspicuous camera bag full of thousands of dollars of equipment can be a tempting target. The Urban Disguise series of shoulder bags is designed specifically to look like a normal bag, yet still retain the functionality of a camera bag. Available in six sizes, the base model accommodates one D-SLR with one to two lenses, while the top-of-the-line model can carry multiple D-SLRs, lenses and a 15- to 17-inch laptop. Estimated Street Price: From $69 to $189. Contact: Think Tank Photo, (866) 55-THINK, www.thinktankphoto.com.