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Pixite Introduces Upcoming Zinnia Creative Journal

Pixite, Inc. introduces Zinnia Journal 1.0, their newest creativity app is available for pre-order now. Zinnia is a journaling app that incorporates the creativity of a sketch pad with the practical features of Bullet Journaling(R). This app will be a daily companion that will encourage mindful activities such as sketching, planning, collaging, and tracking the things you want to do today and in the future. It’s a great way to document activities with friends, what you’re reading, your daily routine and anything else going on in your life.



Zinnia’s assortment of tools includes washi tape, stickers, habit trackers and calendars that bring the look and feel of traditional notebook journaling to the iPad. Explore dozens of hand-made, ready-to-use page templates and themed art bundles in combination with built-in drawing tools, using the brush technology from Pixite’s renowned coloring app, Pigment. Each page becomes a personal expression of life’s experiences. Whether you use one of the many templates to save time or use the drawing tools to build every page from scratch, your Zinna journal will help you bring order to your day-to-day in your own personal style. Unlike many other journaling apps, Zinnia lets you customize the look and feel of pages, so revisiting your journals is as rewarding as browsing your favorite photo albums.


“Zinnia is the next level of journaling,” said Eugene Kaneko, Pixite’s co-founder. “It’s a fast, fun, and creative way to document the things that matter most. Mindfulness has never been easier, Zinnia is a great way to track your behavior, change bad habits and recognize the good ones.”


Features included:

  • Zinnia combines the creativity of journaling in a notebook with the convenience and features of a digital device
  • Drawing tools including marker, pencil, technical pen, highlighter, brush pen, paint pen, airbrush and watercolor
  • Fully supports Apple Pencil, finger, and third-party stylus input
  • Dozens of professionally designed templates to save you time, with more being added every month
  • Import images, Assembly artwork, Procreate graphics, colored Pigment pages, and more
  • Share your work with Facebook, Instagram, email, messaging, and other social networks.
  • Print your journal entries using AirPrint
  • Free with optional in-app subscription


By journaling routinely you may discover reduced stress and a greater sense of self. Discover what makes you feel happy and confident, or solve problems more effectively, through the magic of journaling. And if you’re feeling social, Zinnia makes it easy to share completed spreads with friends, family, and fans by email, messaging, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks.


Zinnia Journal 1.0 will be Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Zinnia also offers an optional subscription to Zinnia Premium which gives you access to unlimited journals and pages. Expected Feb 27, 2020.

WaterField Mezzo Backpack with Buckle Choice and Free Pouch Launches

WaterField Designs kicks off the new year with the new handcrafted Mezzo Backpack. With its tapered shape and small frame, the modern Mezzo Backpack is ideal for carrying a MacBook Pro, an iPad, and other office gear along with after-work gym garb. WaterField will send early adopters through January 10 a complimentary Tech Pocket ($49) and let them choose either a magnetic Fidlock(R) clasp or a performance-grade paragliding buckle to secure the Mezzo’s gorgeous full-grain leather front pocket.



The 14.5-liter streamlined Mezzo Laptop Backpack includes padded MacBook and iPad compartments, large water-bottle pockets on either side, and a front, pleated pocket for quick access items inspired by old-world saddle pouches. A thick leather bottom enhances durability so the backpack can take a beating, while breathable cushioning on the rear and the shoulder straps ensure that the wearer’s back and shoulders don’t.


“I love the Mezzo’s clean lines,” said company owner, Gary Waterfield. “It keeps its great shape whether full or empty but still compresses to fit into a gym locker or under an airline seat. The premium leather accents make it suitable for any office environment.”


Mezzo Backpack:

  • Full-grain leather on black ballistic nylon or tan waxed canvas and clean design
  • Plush, padded compartments cushion a 16-inch MacBook Pro and 12.9-inch iPad
  • Interior zippered pocket secures valuables
  • Gold, water-resistant liner lights up the interior for increased visibility
  • Waterproof zipper secures main compartment and maintains clean lines
  • Expandable front saddle pocket includes interior organization pockets and a key clip
  • Pocket closes with a full-grain leather flap secured by either a self-finding magnetic Fidlock(R) clasp or a performance-grade paragliding buckle (Orders received after January 10 will come with the most popular pre-ordered clasp)
  • Two large water-bottle-sized pockets flank the bag
  • Rear panel slides over wheeled-suitcase handle for easy airport navigation
  • Full-grain leather bottom adds extra durability
  • Rear and bottom foam padding prevents sagging and helps bag maintain its shape
  • Ergonomic shoulder straps and rear of bag lined with breathable mesh padding to enhance comfort and airflow
  • Comfortable leather-wrapped handle facilitates an easy grab-and-go


Tech Pocket features:

  • Tan waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon removable pouch acts as an additional pocket to stow an Apple Pencil, adapters, cords, dongles, an iPhone, and more
  • Super-soft, almost cashmere-like interior padding
  • Two interior organizational pockets
  • Silent, snap-shut, magnetic closure
  • Exterior pocket stores additional accessories and closes with YKK self-locking zipper
  • Included carabiner hooks to the inside or outside of the Mezzo or other WaterField bag


The mid-sized Mezzo Laptop Backpack rounds out WaterField’s diverse line of exceptional backpacks, falling between the Sutter Slim Backpack for just the essentials and the overnight-ready Bolt Backpack and Pro Executive Laptop Backpacks.


Colors and materials:

  • Tan waxed canvas with distressed, full-grain chocolate leather panel or black ballistic nylon with full-grain black leather panel
  • One size: 15.5 x 11.25 x 1.5 to 6 (tapered) inches; 14.5-liter capacity; Ballistic”2.4 lbs.; Canvas”2.9 lbs.
  • Padded laptop compartment fits up to a 16-inch MacBook Pro or 15-inch Surface Pro
  • Padded tablet compartment fits up to a 12.9-inch iPad or similarly-sized tablet

The Mezzo Backpack is price at $299 (USD). Pre-order now. Shipping begins January 16, 2020.

24U Software announces Bridge for Arduino for Mac

24U Software introduces Bridge for Arduino, extending the range of hardware modules that can be integrated with the FileMaker platform by adding support the popular open-source hardware platform Arduino. The successful Phidgets Plug-In becomes Bridge to reflect the growing range of supported hardware platforms.



24U Bridge is a module that acts as a bridge between software apps, developed on the FileMaker platform, and physical devices to allow them to be controlled by the software or to control the software.


Bridge has been known as 24U Phidgets Plug-In for over 10 years since 2008 as a plug-in enabling the FileMaker platform to integrate with physical devices provided by Phidgets, Inc. Today, 24U has extended its support to the world of Arduino, another popular sort of physical devices, commonly used for electronics prototyping projects, changing its name to Bridge to reflect the fact that it’s no longer limited to a single technology. Support for more device technologies is expected to be added to the product in the future, depending on actual demand.


The Arduino project started in 2005 as a program for students at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Ivrea, Italy, aiming to provide a low-cost and easy way for novices and professionals to create devices that interact with their environment using sensors and actuators. Since then in became popular not only for students and hobbyists, but also for technology professionals looking for cost-effective way to build custom hardware solutions addressing specific, often new or unique, business needs.


Bridge for Arduino enables FileMaker Pro to interact with custom hardware devices based on the popular open-source Arduino platform while maintaining the ease of use typical for FileMaker development.


By default, Arduino boards come free of any software and developers have to write their own code to make them do something. Bridge for Arduino comes with a ready-to-use firmware that saves FileMaker developers from having to write a single line of programming language code, letting them to focus on their use cases and easily control their devices directly from FileMaker Pro.



  • Read from Arduino pins to process digital signals and sensor values
  • Write directly to Arduino pins to control various electrical devices
  • Control servo and stepper motors to automate moving parts of robots and machines
  • Display text on an LCD display to provide custom user interface such as cashbox
  • Connect Arduino boards over network to control and monitor distant devices
  • Install 24U’s firmware to Arduino to avoid having to write your own C code


The first version of Bridge for Arduino supports Arduino UNO board and its 100% compatible clones, Arduino Starter Kit, Arduino Ethernet shield, and the ESP-01 wi-fi module. Support for other boards and modules will be added in the future based on actual demand, support for specific setup can be also added upon request as a custom modification.


Licenses for Bridge for Arduino start at $79 (USD) per user and device or $249 per user with unlimited devices. Volume discounts are available for 5 or more users.

Executive Leather Laptop Briefcase for New MacBook Pro 16

WaterField Designs debuts the Executive Leather Laptop Briefcase, a premium work bag reminiscent of an old-world briefcase handed down through generations but with modern functionality for the high-tech era. Each Executive Leather Laptop Briefcase is crafted from a single full-grain leather American Bison or cow hide for a consistent tone within each unique bag. With a padded laptop compartment designed to hold Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro, a padded iPad compartment, efficient pockets, and three carry options, the Executive Leather Laptop Briefcase ushers old-world artisanship into the digital age.



“We were drawn to the America Bison leather’s variable pebbled grain and stunning luster. As an American manufacturer, we appreciate that it’s a historic American leather sourced only in North America,” said company owner Gary Waterfield. “The bag’s simple silhouette showcases this durable leather’s head-turning beauty, while its modern details and functionality make it a fitting bag for contemporary professionals.”


The American-Made Executive Leather Laptop Briefcase is a durable handcrafted bag, built to last. Thick, supple leather gives the bag structure. A clean aesthetic highlights its premium materials. Unique hardware, thoughtful design details, and tech-friendly features make this laptop briefcase a statement piece that will withstand the test of time.


Three carry options keep users comfortable and looking sharp whether rushing to board meetings, commuting, or dashing through airports. Dual leather handles attach to rivet-secured triangular hardware that adds a touch of the geometric modernist art aesthetic. These handles swivel fully outward granting unobstructed access to the main compartment and pockets. A comfortable removable shoulder strap includes a detachable sliding leather pad that keeps the strap in place. A wheeled suitcase pass through makes navigating airports a breeze.


Features at a glance:

  • Protective 16-inch MBP and iPad compartments padded with soft foam and lined with cashmere-like cushioning
  • Two open-topped pockets for cords and chargers
  • Three pen slots
  • Key fob for easy retrieval
  • Gold lining for identifying contents quickly and easily
  • Water-resistant zippers
  • External quick-access pocket for iPhone, Air Pods, tickets
  • Three carry options: leather handles, a removable shoulder strap with leather removable shoulder pad, and a wheeled suitcase passthrough


For the new Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro, WaterField offers custom-fit MacBook Pro Sleeves including the SleeveCase, Suede Jacket Sleeve, Dash Sleeve, Maxwell Sleeve, Vero Leather Laptop Sleeve, and Outback Solo.


* 16 x 11.25 x 4 inches. Black 2.5 lbs. Brown 2.8 lbs.
* Padded laptop compartment fits up to an Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro
* Padded tablet compartment fits up a 12.9-inch iPad Pro or similar tablet


Colors and Materials:
Black full-grain American Bison leather or full-grain chocolate cowhide. All-metal hardware. Nylon shoulder strap with matching full-grain leather removable shoulder pad. Water-resistant zippers.

Executive Leather Laptop Briefcase is priced at $449.(USD). Pre-order now. Shipping begins December 6, 2019.


WaterField Unveils the Ultimate Airline Personal Item Air Duffel

WaterField Designs releases the handsome and convenient travel bag, Air Duffel, that maximizes airline personal item space for travelers.  The main compartment opens with a half-moon zipper into arge chamber for clothing, headphones, toiletries, and other personal items. Two mesh zippered pockets on underside of flap keep small items organized and easy to spot; three open-topped pockets offer additional organization; a key fob makes finding keys a cinch.



“We designed the Air Duffel for maximum capacity to help you avoid having to check luggage, and to look professional whether you’re boarding business class or heading straight to a meeting after you land,” explained Gary Waterfield, company founder.


The Air Duffel’s TSA-friendly office compartment stores a MacBook, iPad, cords and more.  A separate compartment holds clothing and personal gear.  A premium leather flap seals a pleated front pocket, custom-sized for the optional Air Caddy, a pouch that fits into an airline seat-back pocket to keep an iPad, pens, snacks, and other in-flight essentials handy. A wheeled suitcase handle passthrough, two leather-lined handles, and a removable shoulder strap provide flexible carry options.


They are available in brown waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon, with a full-grain leather flap and details.  The new Air Duffel airline personal item combines practicality, ease-of-access, and professional style to help ensure a streamlined, comfortable travel experience from departure to destination.


Pricing and Availability:
Air Duffel in-flight personal item:
Price: Black ballistic nylon: $399 – Tan waxed canvas: $429

Dimensions & weight: 10.25 x 16 x 8.25 inches; ballistic”2.7 lbs.; canvas”3.25 lbs. Padded laptop compartment fits devices up to 14.25 x 9.75 inches

New WaterField Developer’s Gear Case Protects Both Bulky and Small Tech

WaterField Designs, an innovative leader in custom laptop sleeves, bags, and device-specific cases, introduces the Developer’s Gear Case, a semi-rigid, fully-padded organizational case to protect tech accessories of all shapes and sizes in transit. An innovative design feature allows users to connect their phone in the front pocket to their battery inside the case for on-the-go charging. Developers, digital editors, and others who regularly carry significant electronic gear can now carry bulkier items like battery chargers, hard drives, headphones and such, along with cords, adapters, and dongles all in one beautiful, handcrafted leather and ballistic nylon accessory case.



Developer’s Gear Case Features:
* Zippers on three sides allow the case to open like a book
* Two interior compartments are separated by a padded middle divider
* Upper slim compartment with six mesh pockets – two larger zippered and four smaller open-topped – organizes cords, dongles, and other small items
* Gold lining behind mesh pockets makes items inside easy to spot
* Deep, plushly-padded lower compartment stows bulky items: hard drive, mouse, battery charger, international power adapter, camera lens, etc.
* Stretch bands secure bulky items in place or lie flat making way for large items like headphones
* Matching, travel-sized, leather mouse pad attaches to the middle divider and provides an extra layer of protection
* Ultra-soft, padded front pocket holds quick-access items like iPhone and AirPods
* Pass-through charging port allows the wire to connect an iPhone in the front pocket to a charging battery when stored inside the case
* Pen/Apple Pencil holder keeps these handy
* YKK waterproof zippers repel moisture
* Two quick-grab handles enhance convenience


The Developer’s Gear Case can be used on its own as a small satchel by attaching an (optional) shoulder strap, or it can be inserted into any of WaterField’s larger bags, like the Bolt or Executive Pro backpacks. The sumptuous leather is available in four color choices. The elegant materials and clean design lend the case a professional look befitting any work environment. The new gear organizer’s smartly-executed features address specific customer input gathered from WaterField’s 2018 Gear Case community-design project.


Colors and Materials:
* Black ballistic nylon with Black, Blue, Chocolate or Crimson premium, full-grain leather
* Dimensions: 9.75 x 6.75 x 3.25 inches
* Weight: .75 lb.


Pricing and Availability:
Developer’s Gear Case is priced at only $129 (USD). Pre-order now. Shipping begins June 11, 2019.


WaterField Designs
Developer’s Gear Case
Video Demo (Developer’s Gear Case)

WaterField Tech Rolltop Backpack Combines Work, Sports, Travel in One

WaterField Designs, an innovative San Francisco designer and manufacturer of custom laptop sleeves, bags, and device-specific cases, introduces the Tech Rolltop Backpack, a multi-use backpack that eliminates the need for a separate work, carry-on, and sports bag. A padded MacBook-iPad compartment and abundant organizational pockets are easily accessible on the bag’s exterior, leaving the expandable main compartment open for bulkier items. As suitable for the office as for the soccer field, the Tech Rolltop Backpack is the ultimate bag for active professionals.


Available in two sizes and three colors, the Tech Rolltop Backpack suits work, play, travel or any combination of the three. The backpack closes with an adjustable nylon strap secured by a no-fuss, magnetic, self-seeking Fidlock® buckle. Synched down, the Rolltop is a compact pack for a mobile office; unfolded the Rolltop expands an extra three to six liters to hold athletic gear for an evening scrimmage or personal necessities for overnight trips. Mesh-lined padding on the ergonomic shoulder straps and the bag’s backside wicks away moisture, and a leather-lined grab handle let users opt to carry the bag briefcase-style in more formal settings.


Ample exterior pockets leave the interior open for large items. A wide, easy-access, upper pocket closes with an invisible magnet; a lower zippered pocket with a handy key fob is protected with a rain-guard flap; and dual side pockets keep water bottles, umbrellas, and other items within easy reach. A secure, padded MacBook compartment at the rear grants easy access in meetings or at TSA security stations and keeps the backside straight and comfortable, even when packed with bulky items.


Inside, an additional padded compartment protects a second MacBook or iPad, a small zippered pocket secures loose items, and the remainder of the gold-lined interior is open for tech, sports equipment, or a change of clothes and overnight necessities. Shock-absorbing foam along the bottom of the bag protects its contents, prevents the bag from sagging, and helps the bag stay more upright when set down.


Early adopters who order the new Tech Rolltop Backpack through May 10, 2019, will receive a complimentary WaterField medium Gear Pouch to organize cables, adapters, and other small accessories.


Availability & Pricing
The Roll Top Backpack:
Price: Compact – $229. Full – $249.
Colors and materials: Brown or blue waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon.


Dimensions, weight, volume:
Compact size – 16.5 X 10.5 X 4.75 inches; rolled up – 12 liters, expanded – 15 liters; 2.4 lbs.
Full size – 19 X 12 X 5.5 inches; rolled up – 18 liters, expanded – 24 liters; 2.8 lbs.
Rear zippered laptop compartment fits: Compact – up to 13-inch MBP Retina. Full – 15-inch MBP Retina.
Interior padded laptop compartment fits: Compact up to – 15-inch MBP Retina. Full – 15-inch MBP Retina.

Pre-order now. Shipping begins May 17, 2019.


The Gear Pouch:
Price: Medium – $45. (Complimentary with Tech Rolltop Backpack orders through May 10, 2019)
Colors and materials: Brown or blue waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon. YKK self-locking zippers.
Dimensions and weight: 10″ x 5.3″ x 1″; 4.4 oz.

Available now.

WaterField Designs
Tech Rolltop Backpack
YouTube Video (Demo)

Announcing The First Made-In-Africa Leather Apple Watch Strap is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of their first Maasai leather Apple watch strap collection Tenebo, a Maasai word meaning together embodies’s vision of empowering marginalized communities across Africa by providing opportunities to trade.


In their first collection, Pamoja.Shop wanted to showcase the handmade Maasai tribal bracelets traditionally worn by both men and women to indicate someone’s age, social status, marital status, and even whether a woman has given birth to a boy or a girl. Continuing in that tradition, Tenebo Apple watches straps are cut, skived, beaded and sewed by hand at the Pamoja workshop by a skilled group of artisans from different disciplines.


Tenebo is a unisex collection, offered in a unique design that fits all wrist sizes. The Apple watch strap is available either as a plain strap without beadwork in black or brown leather or with a beaded pattern in black leather. Customers have the choice of choosing an adapter to match their watch finish in the aforementioned yellow gold, black or silver colors.

Product Features:
* Pamoja.Shop Apple watch straps are made out of locally sourced minimally treated, vegetable tanned leather from Kenya
* Glass beads made out of recycled glass bottles
* Custom 316 stainless steel adapters available in yellow gold, black, and silver ( 10k gold adapters are dipped 5 times for a shinier and long-lasting coat)
* Snap button for the closing mechanism
* Tenebo collection is available in a myriad of different designs as well as the 200 flags of the world presented in beaded design a first in the Apple Watch strap industry
* All of the products come packaged in an Ankara (African fabric) travel pouch
* All Pamoja.Shop products come with a standard 1-year warranty

The Tenebo Collection is available for purchase on at $100 (USD). Pamoja.Shop has partnered with DHL to offer free 2-4 day International shipping on their products.

Tenebo Apple Watch Strap Collection
Instagram Gallery
YouTube Video (Product launch)