THIS TAMRAC'S NO SLACKER
If your little digital (or film) doodads keep getting lost in your big camera bag, Tamrac's new photo bags may help you find them. The revised 5612 Pro 12 bag ($170, street) features Tamrac's patented Slide Pockets, that allow easy access into the hidden pockets located behind the front compartments. The Slide Pockets incorporate a Memory Management System designed to hold memory cards, batteries, a PC card, and other small accessories that so easily disappear at the bottom of a large camera bag. If you're intrigued but aren't looking for such a large bag try Tamrac's 5602 System 2 ($55, street) which also offers the Slide Pocket. Looking for a convertible? Try the Digital Double Decker ($70, street), with a detachable compartment for accessory-light days. To learn more about Tamrac bags, visit www.tamrac.com.
PICK A CARD, ANY CARD
Dazzle, the card reader folks, are now marketing an 8-in-1 USB 2.0 high-speed card reader ($50, street). The 8-in-1 accepts CompactFlash Type I and II, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital, Memory Stick, and MagicGate Memory Stick. And if you don't have a LAN (Local Access Network) at home, this might just be the fastest sneakernet available between your computers. The 8-in-1 works with both Windows and Mac machines, but will run at high speed only when used with a USB 2.0 interface. If you're running an older machine, don't worry-the unit works with USB 1.1 as well. For more info, or to purchase it, visit www.dazzle.com.
ENHANCE AT A GLANCE
If you're a Mac OS X user who has been pining for the automated Photoshop color adjustments you get with Extensis Intellihance Pro, we have one thing to say to you: Version 4.1. This upgrade (street price: $200 for full version, $100 for pre-4.0 upgrade, and a free upgrade for registered 4.0 users), is compatible with Photoshop 7 and Mac OS X and does what Intellihance Pro has always done: It automatically analyzes and corrects digital images, no matter what the source. It lets you use Variations or Fine Tune controls and compare the results with over 25 different previews. Plus, if you have a favorite setting, you can save it as a preset and apply it to a batch process later-a huge time-saver. For more info, visit www.extensis.com.