Thursday, June 26, 2008
Look stylish without losing functionality using the Shootsac lens bag. With room for three to six lenses and other accessories, Shootsac's messenger-style design molds comfortably to the body. The lint-free microfiber fabric flaps double as lens-cleaning cloths. The bag has six pockets and is made from wetsuit-grade neoprene for enhanced protection. Its slim profile makes it less obvious that you're carrying camera equipment. List Price: $179. Contact: Shootsac, (310) 666-2499, www.shootsac.com.
Make fun prints directly from memory cards using the HiTi 731PS Event Photo Printer. It produces 4x6-, 5x7- and 6x8-inch prints, allowing you to create calendars, greeting cards and stickers. One of its cooler functions is the ability to create personalized templates for photo frames. A powerful processing engine prints images fast and Magic Coating technology ensures that they'll last long by adding a waterproof layer. The printer supports most popular memory card formats. Estimated Street Price: $325. Contact: Hi Touch Imaging Technologies, (909) 974-0099, www.hitouchimaging.com.
GET IN SYNC
Synchronize all your files using Siber Systems GoodSync software, which syncs data between desktops, laptops and external drives. The program is based on a synchronization algorithm that prevents file deletion, data loss and eliminates duplicate files. With a variety of automated settings from which to choose, you only need to set up your preferences once. The pro version allows an unlimited number of files. List Price: Free (standard); $29 (pro). Contact: Siber Systems, (877) 762-6367, www.goodsync.com.
Make your photograph a masterpiece with TwistingPixels' ArtStudioPro Classico software. The program uses a customizable combination of presets, filters and artistic effects to transform images into sketch-like representations of the original photo. Effects include Aged Paint, Artistic Edges, Colored Edges, Cracked Paint, Painted Background, DaVinci and Vintage Paper. The program comes as a stand-alone application or as a plug-in. List Price: $99. Contact: TwistingPixels, www.twistingpixels.com.
Keep your camera firmly in place with the SLR-Classic UPstrap, a shoulder strap designed to provide more traction and lateral stability. The double-sided, non-slip pad is bonded to a single piece of webbing that prevents the strap from slipping. You can wear UPstrap comfortably without having to contort your body to keep it from sliding off. It's ideal for cameras weighing more than 2.25 pounds with a lens attached. List Price: $34. Contact: UPstrap, Inc., (877) 872-7639, www.upstrap-pro.com.
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