By Lisa Johnston
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Portable storage maker Mascot Metropolitan introduced a game case at CES here that holds a Gameboy Advance as well as up to eight game cartridges and accessories, such as batteries, headphones, charger and lights.
Called the Advance Action Pack, the storage bag transforms from a portable carrier to a playing station and offers a front compartment that completely unzips from the rest of the case, giving the user a portable play pad for better playing action and increased protection.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
LONGMONT, COLO. -Case Logic has launched new digital camera and camcorder bags, as well as made improvements to existing bags in these product lines.
DC-40 has been added to the company's Koskin digital camera bag line. Perfect for a compact digital camera, the bag includes a front accessory pocket for flash cards, batteries or other accessories. It also is designed for cameras that require a deeper fit due to a longer front lens. Suggested retail is $11.99.
M-Rock is adding two SLR digital-camera bags to its line of large-size bags that can accommodate cameras with attached lenses up to 6 inches long.
Called the Everglade and High Sierra, the bags feature U-shaped lens cradles that secure cameras with larger attached lenses, while keeping the camera weight off the lens. The bags offer triple protection, including rain flaps, zippers and buckle closures, as well as tough, water-resistant material and weather jacket.
Two diverse product lines make up the new Jeep collection of digital camera bags, A/V bags, laptop cases and CD cases from Technuity. These are said, like the Jeep vehicle, to encompass durability, reliability, ruggedness and style.
The Metropolis Collection of A/V bags includes product in two-tone black, blue or ochre made of 420 denier nylon with a double polyurethane coating for superior water resistance.
A new business is being launched by UrbanAccess USA, with the latest in European portable storage bag fashion hitting the United States packed for sale in pizza boxes.
The Netherlands-based UrbanAccess, designers of messenger bags and accessories, is making its American debut with the company's Pizza Courier collection. The bags come in dozens of international city-themed designs and are packed in “genuine,” white corrugated pizza boxes, wax paper and all.
The variety of specialty bags and cases for PCs and portable devices is growing as rapidly as new technologies and form factors can reach the market. Part 2 of our visual round-up of the latest wave of these products appears here. Part 1 appeared in the Oct. 23 issue.
A number of suppliers of equipment bags and cases used the recent PMA show to introduce new lines and extensions designed specifically to transport and protect digital cameras and photo accessories.
Long-time photo bag specialist Lowepro introduced a number of new lines at the show, including two new backpack series.
Solo will begin shipping the first two models in a line of rolling notebook computer cases with a new shock-absorbing technology.
The company's Shock Stop technology is a patented spring technology that absorbs shock while bags are being wheeled, to ensure a smoother ride.
A new name in the notebook computer case market shouldn't have a problem with brand recognition among consumers.
Samsill has begun shipping two lines of Microsoft-brand cases, with a casual collection aimed at "business casual professionals and their mobile lifestyle" and a business line "for the discriminating professional," according to Drew Bowers, Samsill's marketing development manager.
Solo, a new brand of notebook PC cases from U.S. Luggage, has hit the retail marketplace. The line, available now, includes a variety of cases and bags in configurations inspired by notebooks, messenger bags, briefcases and more.