By TWICE Staff On Dec 20 2010 - 6:01am
Inflatable Laptop Backpack
NEW YORK —
Airbak Tech has introduced a backpack
with an inflatable air pocket to provide protection
for laptops and other devices.
The Air Tech backpack uses a patented, built-in
air cushion technology to protect gear, as well as
alleviate back stress by spreading the weight of the
backpack and its contents more evenly throughout
the back than a standard laptop backpack. According
to Airbak, the majority of the weight is distributed
to the core muscles of the hips and waist and the
backpack rests on the top of the wearer’s gluteal
muscles, padded with a cushion of air. This allows
the wearer to keep normal body posture and spinal
alignment and relax comfortably in an upright position
rather than being hunched over.
The company’s tests show that the Airbak requires
one-tenth the amount of energy and stress on the
spinal column to carry than does a standard backpack
carrying the same weight. Airbak said it is adjustable
to any body type; wearers need only pump
the air system to a desired level of lumbar support.
When contents are added or taken out of the bag,
the Airbak can be adjusted by additional air pumping
or release. It retails for $79.99.
VidaBox Shipping On-Wall
Powered iPad Mounts
GARDEN CITY PARK, N.Y. —
VidaBox is now shipping
its on-wall iPad mounting solution with integrated
iPower charging technology for custom installations.
The mount can to deliver power to up to four
iPad-compatible power feeds over CAT-5 cable. The
VidaBox iPad mounts feature slim, 19mm aluminum
frames in seven different colors and finishes: Black
Metalline, Brushed German Silver, Florentine Black,
Florentine Grey, Florentine Silver, Florentine Walnut
and Matte Black.
The frames can also be painted to blend into any environment.
For electronic systems contractors, the optional
iPower charging station allows multiple mounted
iPads to be continually charged from a single centralized
location, without having to utilize USB-over-CAT-5
extenders. The mounts are available now at a suggested
retail price of $149, while the optional iPower complete
iPad charging solution retails for $399.
Ballistic Adds Evo Case
AZUSA, CALIF. —
Ballistic has introduced a version
of its HC case for the HTC Evo. The Ballistic
HC for Evo offers the same five layers of protection
as its iPhone and BlackBerry counterparts
and features built-in water-resistant materials
to cover the device’s speakers. It also includes
a video stand and a holster with a rotating belt
clip. Ballistic defined the five layers as a screen
protector, a shock-absorbent polymer to prevent
scratches and absorb shock from a drop, an impact-
resistant polycarbonate shell, a second layer
of shock-absorption polymer for added protection,
and an optional soft silicone outermost layer.
It will be available in black/black, black/red and
black/gray for a $49.99 suggested retail.
iKit Intros AutoCon
the AutoCon FM
a 3.5mm aux cable
and rapid auto-
full control of
volume, track, and skip features of an MP3 player,
and the current song and library selection is always
displayed. The AutoCon comes with the company’s
AutoCharge USB car charger. Suggested retail is
$44.95. It’s currently available.