Made will be launching two lines of Products at Photokina this year. The first, Camera Armor, is a line of elastomeric cases for digital SLR cameras that keep cameras fully protected and instantly ready for action, with access to all features of the camera right out of the case. Also included under the Camera Armor umbrella are the Palm Strap and Ergonomic Shoulder Strap products. Both are engineered from stainless steel and neoprene to provide comfort and security for photographers who travel to wild places and want to protect their investment wherever they go.
Apple announced that its entire iMac line now features the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor in every model, delivering up to 50 percent faster performance than the previous iMac. A new Apple 24-inch iMac with a brilliant 24-inch widescreen display joins the 17- and 20-inch models, and iMac prices now start at just $999. Every new iMac includes a built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing out-of-the-box; Apple’s breakthrough Front Row media experience; and iLife ‘06, the next generation of Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications. The new Apple 24-inch 2.16 GHz iMac will have a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US). The Apple iMac line-up includes four models.
Pretec 8GB SD card is fully compliant with SD 2.0 (SDHC) specification with access speed up to 20MB/sec. The maximum capacity of SD card is 2GB under SD 1.1 of Secure Digital Alliance specification; however, by using file format of FAT32, many SD 1.1 host devices can use 4GB SD card which Pretec pioneered since 2005. SD 1.0/1.1 uses traditional "Byte Addressing" scheme which limits the maximum capacity to 4GB while SD 2.0 adopts "Sector Addressing" scheme which is the same with the technique applied by Mu-Card Alliance in 2004 to reach the maximum capacity of 2TB (2048GB). Pretec is one of the major founders and main contribution member of Mu-Card Alliance, who joined forces with MMCA in June 2005.
Wacom Technology Corporation's patented new Intuos3 4x6 pen tablet is designed for serious photographers and artists seeking optimal pen control and comfort when working with a widescreen display. The Intuos3 4x6 joins Wacom's Intuos3 6x11 and 12x19 models to form a complete range of professional pen tablets that feature active areas matched to the screen aspect ratio of widescreens and dual monitors. This latest Intuos tablet provides 20% more active area than the model it replaces (Intuos3 4x5) and it's available immediately at a suggested retail price of $229.95. The Intuos3 4x6 comes with all the features that have made the Intuos3 the de facto standard among serious photographers.
Logitech, one of the industry leaders in the personal peripheral market, producing a wide range of peripheral devices for a variety of platforms including PCs, gaming consoles, PC Speakers, mp3 Speakers, mobile phone headsets, and webcams, today introduced the Logitech Z-10 Interactive 2.0 Speaker System, the newest member of Logitech's line of Advanced Peripherals, featuring a groundbreaking design that will change how people think about and use PC speakers. With built-in touch-sensitive controls and a backlighted display that shows digital-music track information, a clock, volume and more, these trophy speakers are meant to be touched and seen - in addition to filling a room with studio-quality sound.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment President, David Bishop, today announced the company is expanding its distribution of Blu-ray Disc titles beyond the United States and Canada. The international rollout will begin this Fall to coincide with the first availability of Blu-ray hardware in territories including Europe, Japan, Australia and Korea." We stand behind the superiority of Blu-ray as the preeminent high-definition optical disc format and are committed to delivering a strong slate of Blu-ray titles to entertainment enthusiasts worldwide," said Mr. Bishop. Pricing of Blu-ray titles will be commensurate in each country with pricing of DVD at launch.
Unibind, the leading binding, laminating, and presentation system company, announced today that it will demo the Unibind Professional Series XU138 Book Creator for the first time at Photokina 2006, held in Cologne, Germany from September 26 - October 10, 2006. This do-it-yourself binding system is perfect for weddings or other special occasions. The XU138 binding machine is the perfect system to add-on for photographers to generate additional income by offering their wedding customers hard-cover 8 ˝” x 11” personalized wedding photobooks /albums during or after photographing an event. Give out at the photobooks /albums using a digital camera, photo printer and Unibind XU138.
Logitech, a leading manufacturer of products that enhance the digital music experience, today extended its award-winning line of speakers for the iPod by introducing the mid-range Logitech AudioStation Express portable speakers. In addition to its great sound quality, Logitech's newest speakers offer a durable design, a choice of power options, a protective case, and a wireless remote making it the perfect solution in the home or outdoors. To give people power options, Logitech designed the speakers to run on AC power, for use at home, or AA batteries, ideal for use outdoors. When powered by the included AC adaptor, the speakers also recharge the iPod battery.