By Lisa Johnston
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Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Ballistic unveiled its Every1 smartphone case, with Apple, Samsung and Nokia versions planned.
The Every1 case has the company’s built-in Active Latches design with a Suspension Springs feature that provides a 1mm air gap around the phone.
There are four layers that make up the case. The first has shock-absorbing springs; the second has a polycarbonate shell; the third is made of the company’s shock-absorbent polymer, while the fourth is a built-in screen protector. There are also built-in port covers and kickstand.
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Anaheim, Calif. — Targus today announced the availability of its iNotebook for the iPad and iPad Mini, a portfolio case with a sensor and an accompanying free app that allows users to wirelessly transfer what they write on paper directly to their iPad.
Anaheim, Calif. — Bag maker Targus Group International announced it has acquired Sena Cases.
Sena will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Targus and will “operate under the Sena brand and under the leadership of its founders,” according to a statement from Targus.
Sena positions itself as a luxury brand and includes the Michael Kors and Dylan George licenses.
Anaheim, Calif. — Targus launched its first foray into the iPhone accessories market with three cases for the new iPhone 5: the Targus Wallet case, Slim Fit case and Slider case.
The Wallet case features an external pocket on the back for an ID and credit card. It comes in stain-resistant faux leather in black, French Blue and Merlot, retailing for $39.99.
Atlanta — Case-Mate released a portfolio of iPhone 5 cases this week, heavily influenced by the growing hyperculture trend, which incorporates prints that integrate distinct styles from different cultures around the world, the company said.
Kensington Technology Group has expanded its line of Contour cases to include an overnight solution for travel, with availability of its Contour Overnight Roller notebook case.
The roller offers a digitally active traveler room to store the amenities of a high-tech workstation, as well as the option to accommodate provisions for a trip, with an overnight compartment, which adapts to maximize usable space for clothing and files.
Ergonomic design shapes the launch of a Kata-brand global digital collection of portable storage for digital cameras. Available from Bogen Imaging, the collection comprises about 17 individual products, the modular design of which allows for an infinite range of custom-made protective carrying solutions.
A new line of digital camera bags made especially for photographers was introduced at PMA in Orlando, Fla. last week by M-Rock.
The bags, designed for both amateur and professional photographers, are the most feature-packed and user-friendly digital camera bags available in the photo industry, said M-Rock. These offer more camera and weather protection, zippers and pockets.
The Sumdex Alti-Pac X-over bag is designed for everyday use with electronic audio players and personal items. Made of water-repellent and durable dobby polyester, the all-purpose cross-over bag is ideal for traveling and everyday use in town.
It offers internal media pockets with earphone port, comfortable padding and air mesh contoured back. Additional features include organizer panel with key chain, front-zippered pocket, interior zipper-mesh pocket and water-resistant reverse sewing zipper.
A roller case from Kensington, called the Contour Roller, delivers go-anywhere comfort and protection. It offers a five-stage curved telescopic handle that shifts weight onto the wheels for ease of roller navigation and a carrying Contour system that helps reduce shoulder and neck fatigue by up to 35 percent, so the case feels lighter.