Accessories Briefs

By TWICE Staff On Apr 23 2012 - 4:01am

Think Tank Photo to Release Retrospective 7 Camera Bag

SANTA ROSA, CALIF. – Think Tank Photo will begin shipping in May its new Retrospective 7 shoulder camera bag.

The lightweight canvas shoulder bag comes in three color options: black polyspun, Pinestone and Slate Blue canvas.

The Retrospective 7 features a pocket for an iPad or MacBook, a cushioned and padded nonslip shoulder strap, Sound Silencers on the front flap hook and loop closure, organizational and zippered pockets for accessories, a removable divider set for custom layouts, a seam-sealed rain cover, expandable front pocket for a DSLR body or accessories, a business card slot under the front flap and high-quality YKK zippers, the company said.

Gone Studios Launches All-Natural iPad Sleeve

INDIANAPOLIS — Gone Studios is marketing a line of “green” iPad cases that are made with no plastic, no waste and no electricity, according to the company.

The Greensleeve is a portfolio type case constructed from 100 percent sheep’s wool felt imported from Germany, using only hand- and foot-powered tools.

The result is a naturally water- and stain-resistant 1/8-inch-thick wool case that fits all models of iPad. It features an easy-open metal snap backed with natural cork and offers access to all ports and controls.

The Greensleeve comes with a one-year replacement warranty and is available in either Kiwi Green or Charcoal Gray. Each one is handcrafted in the United States, the company said. They retail for $30.

SteelSeries Teams With UFC For Gaming Peripherals

CHICAGO — SteelSeries has teamed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for a colicensed product and collaborative marketing partnership that will result in a line of UFC Edition computer peripherals.

The products will include a SteelSeries QcK UFC Edition mousepad, available now, and UFC Edition headsets, which will be introduced later this year.

The SteelSeries QcK UFC Edition cloth mousepad will feature the official UFC red logo in front of a cage-like black and gray background. Suggested retail is $14.99.

iEssentials Debuts Cable Line

AVENEL, N.J. — Mizco International’s iEssentials division unveiled its Cables To-Go line of tangle-free cables.

The cables feature a braided nylon cord and come in a variety of configurations, all with 3.3-foot cords and cable clips meant to prevent them from falling off the user’s desktop.

The line includes 3.5mm to RCA, 3.5mm aux, MicroUSB, MiniUSB, iPhone/iPod and MiniHDMI.

VTech Debuts 2012 Phone Line

BEAVERTON, ORE. — VTech Communications announced the availability of its new 2012 home phone line, marking the 35th anniversary of the company.

The new line offers models designed for different segments of consumers, the company said. For the design-conscious. VTech’s LS6195 and CS6519 models feature unique styling and bright colors. For active mobile users who need better call reliability at home, VTech’s DS6521-2 Connect to Cell phone system now has one-button setup for Bluetooth pairing.

For working professionals, VTech now offers corded and cordless SKUs of its CS6649 handset, and for busy families and home office workers who need an extra hand, VTech’s LS6475-3 comes with a cordless headset built into the base, enabling users to be on a call while accomplishing other tasks, the company said.

The phones range from $19.95 to $99.95 and are available now.

Panasonic Forms Energy Business Unit

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIF. – Panasonic has created Panasonic Eco Solutions North America, a new business unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America that will focus on the design, implementation and financing of renewable energy and energy-efficiency projects in the U.S. and Canada.

The new unit also made public a strategic alliance with Denver-based Renewable Social Benefit Funds, L3C (RSB Funds) to provide development and financing capabilities to organizations interested in solar photovoltaic solutions.

“With a focus on the long term, Panasonic recognizes that saving, generating and storing energy are fundamental needs that require practical solutions both now and moving forward. Panasonic has a broad range of technologies from solar panels, to lighting controls, to high-capacity energy storage batteries to create solutions,” said Jim Doyle, president, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America.

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