PRESS RELEASE: Delkin Devices Announces Over a Dozen New Products at PMA and is Honored with Two New DIMA Awards
Poway, Calif., February 20, 2010 – Today Delkin Devices debuts over a dozen new products at PMA 2010, and snags two more DIMA awards to add to their impressive collection of six in the past four years. This year’s awards were given to the Fat Gecko Gator Mount™, a new addition to the already decorated Fat Gecko Camera Mount family, with a second going to the Jellyfish Floating Waterproof Accessory Kit. These join Delkin’s respectable product line up of over 200 innovative photography products that include flash memory cards, sensor cleaning and inspection, Archival Gold® recordable media, readers, adapters, batteries, chargers and DSLR camera protection.
“Our new product concepts and ideas sprout up naturally; we attend tradeshows, participate in photography events and workshops, maintain relationships with professionals, and really listen to what our customers have to say,” explains CEO, Martin Wood. “Every new product we launch is a direct result of something that we’ve heard from the market; new developments in technology consistently present situations that call for an improvement. We strive to find effective innovative solutions and make them a reality.”
The Fat Gecko Gator Mount in use.
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Fat Gecko Gator Mount™
The Fat Gecko Gator Mount is a revolutionary new camera mounting device used to hold a camera in place while clamped to almost any object. With a universal ¼” tripod thread, a vise-like grip and a three inch ‘mouth’, the Gator Mount can securely attach to a wide range of objects while holding digital cameras, video cameras, flash units, backdrops and more. From wedding and commercial photographers, world travelers, action enthusiasts and more, the Fat Gecko Gator Mount expands hands free shooting possibilities for still and video creation in almost any situation.
Jellyfish Floating Waterproof Accessory Kit
Delkin's Jellyfish is a unique protection and floatation accessory for the ruggedized waterproof camera owner, or for any photographer who shoots in, on, or around water. Buoyant enough to float even the heaviest compact digital camera, watertight down to five feet, visible even in the murkiest conditions, able to open thousands of bottles with the stealthy flick of a wrist, and versatile enough for any situation on or off the water, the Jellyfish is the perfect accessory for the active photographer.
The Jellyfish Floating Waterproof Accessory Kit.
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CombatFlash™ CF Memory Cards
CombatFlash memory is built tough to excel in situations and environments that exceed a normal memory card’s durability and performance. Each US manufactured card is subjected to rigorous quality testing, then put through a patent pending Tekta® infusion process that protects the card and its contents from extreme temperatures, underwater submersion, humidity, rain, shock, dust, impact, fungus, vibration, rust and more. Whether you’re shooting in the Arctic, documenting a story in the Sahara, recording dive footage of a shipwreck, or climbing Mount Everest, CombatFlash is built to endure. Available with speeds up to 91MB/s – 625X and capacities up to 32GB.
SDHC Class 10 Memory Cards
Delkin’s newest Class 10 SDHC memory card line is rated at 163X for advanced transfer speeds up to 24MB per second. The cards, available in capacities of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB are designed and optimized for DSLR photography, HD video and high resolution files. Every Delkin memory card is supported by a lifetime warranty as well as a US based customer support team offering genuine human contact.
A 32GB CombatFlash ruggedized CompactFlash card.
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Weatherproof SD Card Tote
The weatherproof SD memory card tote protects up to eight Secure Digital™ memory cards from spills, moisture, corrosion, breakage and damage in a crushproof shock resistant latching tote. The ruggedized outer case and insulated inner liner keeps photos, video and data secure and organized in numbered slots, while the small size ensures that you’ll still have plenty of space in your camera bag for other necessities.
External 8X Blu-ray Drive
The Delkin Devices 8X External Blu-ray Drive expands data backup and storage capabilities by combining Blu-ray, DVD and CD read/write features in one blazing fast device that’s capable of burning 25GB of data in less than 20 minutes. Connect the unit to a PC or MAC with the included USB 2.0 cables, and the unit shows up as an external drive, capable of playing Blu-ray movies, burning thousands of photos, backing up a hard drive, and more. Packaged in a padded carrying case with included cables and an Archival Gold® recordable Blu-ray disc rated at an impressive 200 year lifespan.
Snug-It Pro Camera Skins
Delkin has consistently added new Snug-It Pro Camera Skin models since the successful introduction of the product line at PMA in 2008. New this year are ruggedized skins for the Canon 7D, Canon Rebel T1i, Nikon D300S and Nikon D3000. Snug-it Pro camera skins provide complete protection for digital SLR cameras. Heavy duty for heavy use, they are custom molded for a glove-like fit and include a hard plastic cover to protect the LCD. All buttons, dials, sensors and compartments are carefully molded over and around for a functional and rugged protection.
Pop-Up Shade Pro DSLR Protection
Delkin’s popular Pop-Up Shade line has been expanded again to include Professional shades for the Canon Rebel T1i and Nikon D300S, with shades for the Canon 7D and Nikon D3000 to be released soon. The professional Pop-Up Shade is designed to protect the most heavily used areas of a DSLR, including the viewfinder, control buttons and LCD screen. A removable shade around the LCD screen offers a clear view in sunlight by eliminating reflection and glare, which is especially helpful for “live-view” shooting outdoors. The shade portion can be quickly removed for indoor shooting or shady environments, and snapped closed to provide further LCD screen protection during storage, transportation and travel.
Dual Universal Battery Charger
The charging capabilities of Delkin’s 2008 DIMA award winner have expanded again, with new charging plates available for the Canon LPE5 and LPE6 battery. The Dual Universal Battery Charger was originally honored two years ago for its outstanding design and innovation because of the unique ability to charge any two digital camera batteries simultaneously, including AA and AAA rechargeable batteries. Since then, Delkin has been adding new models of charging plates as new batteries are announced, giving photographers the ability to expand the charger’s capability without having to purchase a new charger. The new LEP5 and LPE6 charging plates enable owners of the Canon Rebel XS, XSi, T1i, 5D Mark II and 7D to charge their batteries using the Dual Universal Battery Charger.
All of Delkin’s new products will be on display for the duration of PMA 2010 at booth #1738 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
About Delkin Devices, Inc.
Delkin Devices, Inc. national headquarters is in Poway, California with an International branch in Birmingham, England. Since 1986, Delkin Devices has been inventing, designing, and delivering innovative new products aimed at "Making Photography Better." From consumer based products such as memory cards, readers and batteries to professional products such as the SensorScope System®, ImageRouter® and Archival Gold®, Delkin has delivered premium quality, innovative designs, and an ongoing dedication to superior customer support. Delkin Devices and its products have become industry leaders in both industrial and consumer markets worldwide, and continues to be a leading choice among professional photographers and others passionate about digital photography.
(First posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 15:00 EST)