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Customize and Enhance the macOS Mouse Pointer with Pro Mouse

Independent developer, Alec Summers announces Pro Mouse 1.4, an update to his mouse enhancement tool for macOS. Pro Mouse allows users to run demos, presentations, and tutorials like a pro by customizing and enhancing the Mac’s mouse pointer to bring focus to what matters. Pro Mouse allows users to quickly locate the mouse pointer, draw anywhere on the screen, zoom into any location, and highlight portions of the screen.

 

 

This app is a standalone macOS utility that runs in the background until needed. Pro Mouse allows users to quickly locate their mouse pointer on-screen, thanks to the app’s customizable mouse halo, which can be customized to change the halo’s color, size, and thickness.

 

“Pro Mouse helps users make their presentations stand out. Gone are the days of losing your mouse cursor on screen or being unable to easily focus attention on important information,” says Alec Summers, developer of Pro Mouse. “Now users can draw on screen to highlight important areas on the display, zoom in to better show even the smallest details, and customize your Mouse Halo.”

 

Features:

  • Customize the Mouse Halo’s Color, Size & Thickness
  • Draw anywhere on the screen
  • Zoom in on even the smallest of details
  • Highlight part of the screen to bring focus on what matters with Searchlight
  • Customize the pen’s color and thickness
  • Set Hot Keys to enable certain Pro Mouse features
  • Automatically hide Halo after inactivity option
  • Automatically clear drawing(s)
  • Quickly enable/disable Pro Mouse straight from the status bar
  • Works across full screen apps and multiple displays
  • Works with conference call software such as Zoom and Google Hangouts
  • Works with screen capture apps
  • Specify any key combo for shortcuts to turn on/off Pro Mouse features with a keyboard shortcut
  • Preference panels to help navigate all the available settings
  • Users can launch the app with the last on/off states.

 

This app will have your audience following your every click. It’s easy to highlight what matters in your presentations, tutorials, and demos, even on video conference calls. Using Pro Mouse’s drawing capabilities, you can draw on the screen, then clear the drawings with a click of a button.

 

Pro Mouse’s live tracking Zoom and Searchlight features allow users to emphasize specific areas of the screen, even over video. No matter if you’re on a video conference call, using a full screen app, or using multiple displays, Pro Mouse works with them all.

 

You can customized the Mouse Halo’s and the pen’s color, size, and thickness. Users can set custom hot keys to enable certain Mouse Pro features. This app can quickly be enabled or disabled from the Mac’s status bar.

 

New in Version 1.4:

  • Fixed issue some users were reporting with external displays
  • Adjusted limits on the size of the mouse halo
  • Added option to ‘fill’ the halo to make it a solid color
  • Users can now switch off all Pro Mouse features with 1 click from the menu item
  • Added Portuguese localization

 

“We don’t collect and/or store your data, period. That’s our one sentence Privacy Policy,” continues Alec. “We don’t track or record our users’ on-screen actions, and never save any identifying information.”

 

Pro Mouse 1.4 is only $3.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. Redeem codes are available to journalists from the developer upon request.

SideNotes for Mac – Multiple New Features to Note-Taking App

Apptorium announces the release of SideNotes 1.1, an update to their note-taking solution for macOS. The app is totally non-distracting, as it hides on the side of the monitor when not being used, and appears instantly when the need arises.

 

 

It allows Mac users to quickly take notes by appearing with a single click of the mouse, by pressing a keyboard shortcut, or by moving the mouse cursor. SideNotes allows users to keep handy notes, graphics, task lists, and more without being distracted from their main workflow, all thanks to the app’s clean and minimalistic user interface.

 

“Have you ever had a thought that came to your mind and all you wanted was to write it down quickly? Meet SideNotes!” says Apptorium CEO Marcin Krzywonos. “It’s an app for note-taking where you put all your busy thoughts into a neat, quick and organized way. Enjoy its non-distractive workflow. With SideNotes you can save your ideas, pictures, task lists and many more.”

 

There’s no searching under windows on your Mac desktop looking for your notes with SideNotes . The app instantly appears, sliding over the other open windows with the click of a mouse or a quick keyboard combo. The app is completely controllable with the keyboard, allowing users to keep their fingers on the keys.

 

Features:

  • Smoothly pull out notes from outside your monitor and easily hide them again
  • Mark notes with colors and group them into folders
  • Drag and drop pictures directly from a web browser
  • Save links, code snippets or even colors
  • Create task lists and mark items done
  • Create notes directly from the pasteboard
  • Drop any file or folder
  • Three text formatting modes are available: Markdown, Plain Text and Code

 

SideNotes text formatting takes advantage of both Markdown and plain text formatting. Using Markdown syntax, users can format text quickly. Formatting is rendered on the fly, allowing users to format text without knowing complicated syntax. The app also offers a Text Formatting button that displays a menu of various text formatting options.

 

Markdown formatting can be disabled by choosing from Plain Text, or Code mode. Developers will appreciate Code mode, as it allows them to store short code snippets, only to retrieve them with just a click. SideNotes also allows users to drop images into notes from saved images or drag-and-drop them directly from a web browser. The image size is automatically adjusted to the note’s width. SideNotes also stores the original image, so when a user double-clicks it, the original image opens.

 

Version 1.1 brings new and improved features:

  • Search for notes and folders
  • Share Extension
  • New option to show and hide the app – by clicking on a menubar icon
  • Ability to move notes to other folders
  • Dropping any file on the app will create a shortcut to that file with a preview
  • Run app on startup
  • New keyboard shortcut to pin the app window
  • New keyboard shortcut to move notes up and down
  • New keyboard shortcut to create a new note from pasteboard
  • Ability to set dark and light appearance manually
  • AppleScript: ability to get current folder and selected note
  • New empty note placeholders
  • Fixed: On clickable elements in notes that were on screen bottom
  • Fixed: URLs with a dash weren’t working
  • Fixed: Escape key didn’t work properly during editing folder name
  • Fixed: Other application scrollbars were not working
  • Small bug fixes and performance enhancements

 

The app offers users an accessible task list. Users can add a task by clicking the text formatting button or by using the key combo “CMD-T.” This creates a line with a checkmark, which can be marked as complete with a single mouse click. The app can also group notes into folders, each note can have one of six pre-set colors.

 

“SideNotes is the answer to messy desktop,” continues Marcin. “If users tend to make a short text files on the desktop, they can now simply Drag & Drop them on the application window. It will copy content of all these files to the application.”

 

SideNotes 1.1 is $19.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity Category. The app is also available through the Apptorium website. A trial download version of the app is also available. Setapp subscribers also get access to SideNotes.

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.

 

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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

Pamoja.shop 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 Pamoja.shop’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 Pamoja.shop at $100 (USD). Pamoja.Shop has partnered with DHL to offer free 2-4 day International shipping on their products.

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

WaterField’s New Sutter Slim Backpack for MacBook and iPad

WaterField Designs has released the Sutter Slim Backpack, a lightweight, executive-style pack for work or travel. The meticulously-designed laptop backpack includes padded compartments for both a MacBook Pro and iPad and evenly-distributed pockets to balance the load for comfort and efficiency. With its sleek, streamlined aesthetic, the Sutter Slim Backpack is the ideal bag to carry a day’s work essentials. Customers who order the Slim through January 31 will receive a complimentary WaterField Tech Pocket.

 

Highly-functional features enhance the comfort and sleek styling of the Sutter Slim Backpack:
* Two plushly-padded compartments cushion up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
* Rear panel slides over wheeled-suitcase handles for hands-free airport navigation.
* Efficiently-placed pockets in distinct zones prevent bulging and ensure a balanced carry.
* YKK waterproof zipper secures exterior top pocket for ultra-convenient, quick access, especially when the bag is set down or resting on suitcase handles.
* Interior open-topped pockets organize tech accessories.
* Swing-around front pocket, accessible from either side with the bag still on one shoulder, lies behind a full-grain leather panel that extends beyond the zippers to protect contents from the elements.
* Key fob inside the front pocket allows quick key retrieval without fully removing the bag.
* Gold, water-resistant liner lights up the interior for increased visibility.
* Stiffened side and bottom panels prevent sagging and help keep bag more upright when set down.
* Ergonomic, padded shoulder straps and rear mesh padding enhance comfort and airflow.
* Comfortable leather handle facilitates an easy grab-and-go from a car seat or overhead bin.
* Rugged tan waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon with a premium full-grain leather panel presents a look that will upgrade any wardrobe.

 

Early adopters who order the new Sutter Slim Backpack by January 31, 2019, will receive a matching complimentary Tech Pocket. WaterField’s newest gear pouch, the Tech Pocket organizes the frequently-used, small tech gear ubiquitous in today’s digital society. Lined with super-soft, almost cashmere-like padding, the case closes with a silent, snap-shut magnet. The main compartment and two internal pockets organize dongles, adapters, keys, an iPhone and more. A front pocket for additional accessories closes with a self-locking YKK zipper. Loops at either end of the case can attach to a strap or carabiner.

 

Pricing and Availability:
The Sutter Slim Backpack:
* Price: $229
* One size: 15.5 x 11.5 x 3.75 inches; 2.2 lbs.
Colors and materials: Tan waxed canvas with distressed, full-grain chocolate leather panel or black ballistic nylon with full-grain black leather panel.
* Padded laptop compartment: fits up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro or 15-inch Surface Book.
* Padded tablet compartment: fits up to a 13-inch iPad or Surface Pro.
* Pre-order now. Shipping begins February 1, 2019.

 

The Tech Pocket
* Price: $49. (Complimentary with Sutter Slim Backpack orders through January 31, 2019.)
* Colors: Tan waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon.
* Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.75 inches; 2.5 oz.
* Available now.

The Sutter Slim Backpack
YouTube Video (Demo)
The Tech Pocket

HITCASE SPLASH Now Available at All US Best Buy Stores

HIT Technologies Inc. saysthe HITCASE SPLASH, a rugged waterproof, drop-proof, protective case for the iPhone 7/7 PLUS, 8/8 PLUS, X, Xs, Xs Max and XR has officially launched into all 1,000 Best Buy retail locations across the USA. HIT Technologies Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and distributes the world’s most advanced protective products for iPhone.

 

The HITCASE SPLASH offers confident daily wear protection at an approachable price point, built to withstand hard-hitting drops to 6ft/ 2m and is waterproof to 10ft/ 3m. With its high-quality design, this lightweight and thin waterproof case offers MIL-SPEC shock-rating and shatter-proof protection along with dirt, dust, and sand coverage. The Action REDi(TM) button is a HITCASE signature design feature that prompts the user to capture photo and video adventures with ease. In addition, you can turn your iPhone into a better camera: easily attach any HITCASE TrueLUX(R) magnetic waterproof interchangeable lenses to the SPLASH for more creative shots.

 

The HITCASE SPLASH(TM) is the case your iPhone dreams of wearing: hyper-slim, flush to the screen, waterproof to 10ft/3m and drop resistant to 6ft/2m.

 

* Available for iPhone 7/7 PLUS, 8/8 PLUS, X/Xs, Xs Max and Xr in Black
* DuroSoftTM TPU with HiTEX(TM) Textured exterior bumper fully encloses your iPhone and keeps it safe
* MIL-SPEC shock rating to 6 feet / 2 meters
* IP68 waterproof rating to 10 feet /3 meters
* An ultra-flat screen that gets you closer to your iPhone
* Soft-touch exterior, pocketable but confident grip
* Always be ready for action with the REDiTM Shutter Button
* Wireless charging compatible
* HITCASE signature transparent back provides window to your device
* Lightweight: 48g for the SPLASH X
* Slim design: 155 x 82 x 12.7 mm for the SPLASH X
* 30-day money back guarantee
* 1-year limited product warranty

 

* Use SPLASH with optional magnetic waterproof and drop-proof TrueLUX lens system with precision-grade optical glass. Seamlessly attach, remove and swap between three lens options: Superwide, Wide and Macro. Available individually for $39.99 or as a bundle for $99.99 (USD)
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Additional HITCASE protective cases include the Shield LINK, also available in 1,000 Best Buy retail locations across the USA; HITCASE Crio and HITCASE PRO models, as well as the TrueLUX magnetic lens system, are all available on Best Buy and HITCASE online.

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HITCASE SPLASH
TrueLUX Lens Series
HITCASE SHIELD LINK
HITCASE PRO
HITCASE Accessories

iPhone Photography Gifts From $50 to $150 – The 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

HIT Technologies Inc. announced its 2018 Holiday Bundle lineup including HITCASE protective cases and accessories for the new iPhone models Xs, Xs Max and XR. Tis the season for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, winter camping, sledding, hockey and skating. Get yourself outside this winter and fearlessly capture and share your adventures as you expand your skill set as an iPhone Photographer. The following HITCASE Holiday Bundles can help you create epic content and make amazing gifts!

 

Under $50

* CRIO – Suitable for: YouTube Vloggers and Instagram Influencers
Most Vloggers have already experienced that Crio is so lightweight and low-profile that the iPhone actually feels like it isn’t wearing a case. Drop-proof to 2m with the added bonus of the Link(TM) System that the owner can seamlessly attach magnetic lenses and mounts on the go, turning their iPhone into a more versatile and creative camera.

What’s included:
* Hitcase CRIO Case for the iPhone 7/8, 7/8 PLUS or X/Xs
* Lens of your choice (superwide, macro, or wide)

Price: $49.99 (Savings of $20)

* ENDURO – Suitable for: Adventurers, Extreme Sports Enthusiasts
Protect your iPhone with total confidence. The HITCASE ENDURO(TM) for iPhone X and the iPhone Xs is a tough and rugged impact resistance iPhone case that withstands drops and daily wear. Dust, dirt-proof and drop-proof, the ENDURO(TM) is the perfect gift for anyone who needs the best in iPhone protection, plus it comes with 2x lanyards, to attach to anything, including your hand.

What’s included:
* Hitcase ENDURO(TM) Case for the iPhone X/Xs
* Lanyard pack

Price: $39.99 (Savings of $5.00)

Under $100

* CRIO + Lens + Car Mount – Suitable for: YouTube or IGTV Vloggers:
Crio is so lightweight and low-profile that your iPhone feels like it isn’t wearing a case. Drop-proof to 2m with the added bonus of the Link(TM) System, you can seamlessly attach magnetic lenses and mounts on the go, turning your iPhone into a more creative camera, a perfect alternative to a much bulkier and more conspicuous vlogging camera, that might attract attention.

What’s included:
* Hitcase CRIO case for the iPhone 7/8, 7/8 PLUS or X/Xs
* Lens of your choice (superwide, macro, or wide)
* Car/Wall Mount

Price: $69.99 (Savings of $25)

* SPLASH – Suitable for: Recreational iPhone Photographers:
The Splash(TM) will be their iPhone’s new BFF. Drop-resistant and waterproof to 10ft/3m, lightweight, slim, with a soft-grip exterior and lightning fast installation. It’s the case you wish you always had, let alone an amazing gift. Easily attach HITCASE’s line of TrueLUX(TM) magnetic lenses for incredible photo and video capture (the lenses are also waterproof).

What’s included:
* Hitcase SPLASH Case for the iPhone 7/8, 7/8 PLUS, X/Xs, Xs MAX, or Xr
* Lens of your choice (superwide, macro, or wide)
* Lanyard pack
* Free Gift Bag

Price: $89.99 (Savings of $25)

Under $150

* PRO – Suitable for: Adventurers, Aquatographers and Action photographers:
The Hitcase PRO is our toughest most rugged iPhone case. Waterproof to 10m, drop-proof to 3m, the PRO is the ideal case for adventurers and outdoor lovers. If the iPhone photographer in your life loves mountain climbing, hiking, skiing or snowboarding, the PRO Holiday Bundle will set things off nicely for them. The PRO Holiday Bundle includes a lens of your choice as well as the popular ChestR (chest mount), made for capturing impressive POV (point of view) video.

What’s included:
* Hitcase PRO for the iPhone 7/8, 7/8 PLUS, X/Xs, Xs MAX, or Xr
* SuperWide Lens
* Hitcase ChestR mount

Price: $149.99 USD (Savings of $40)

* Shield LINK – Suitable for: Beginners:
We combined the world’s thinnest waterproof case with our Link(TM) System, bringing you an everyday protective case that is mountable with magnetic lenses. You won’t find this anywhere. If you know someone who has shown an increased interest in taking their iPhone photography to the next level, but they’re a little shy about it, this is the gift to add to your list! The great thing about Shield LINK is that you don’t even have to have iPhone photography as a goal. It’s a pretty good protective iPhone case in its own right being able to tolerate being up to 3m underwater and drops of up to 2m.

What’s included:
* Hitcase Shield LINK for the iPhone 6/6s. 7/8, 7/8 PLUS and X/Xs
* Car/Wall Mount
* Lens of your choice (superwide, macro, or wide)
* Free gift bag

Price: $119.99 USD (Savings of: $35)

HITCASE CRIO and Lens Holiday Bundle
HICASE ENDURO Holiday Bundle
HITCASE CRIO and Lens and Car Mount Holiday Bundle
HITCASE SPLASH Holiday Bundle
HITCASE PRO Holiday Bundle
HITCASE SHIELD LINK Holiday Bundle