Charge It

Voltaic Systems announced the release of its new solar bag, the Generator. The bag produces enough solar power to fully charge a laptop from less than a day in the sun. The new Generator features a sleek, high-efficiency 15-watt solar panel. In about five hours of full sunshine, the panel recharges a custom-designed battery pack, which efficiently captures and stores solar power until needed. The battery holds the equivalent of a full laptop charge and can also be charged from a wall outlet. The bag is stylishly constructed from fabrics made with recycled soda bottles, which are tough, waterproof and UV-resistant.

Voltaic Systems: 877-304-6861 Ext. 701

Cut to the Chase

The new and innovative Skil Power Cutter is the perfect gadget for both DIYers and Pros. The Power Cutter is able to cut through a wide range of thin to thick materials (up to 1/4 inch thick). Use it to cut through material such as wallpaper, denim, carpet and even vinyl siding, among many others. The Power Cutter is a handy, lightweight tool that can solve many of your everyday cutting needs. The 3.6V-Li can hold a charge up to 18 months. Comes with AutoSharp Blade System that keeps the blade sharp for precise cutting, SKIL SmartCharge System Charger and Ergonomic Soft-Grip Handle.

Skil: 800-301-8255

Made in the USA

Crystal D, a leading supplier of corporate awards, has added American-made plaques to its product offering. The Wall Plaque Gallery, featured in the 2009 Crystal D catalog, displays 20 American-made plaques, and the Eco Gallery highlights more than 60 American-made plaques. The Americana Plaques, featured in the Wall Plaque Gallery, are made of American Cherry and are available in a variety of designs, including a velour or wood insert, raised panel, shadow box or wall clock. The Eco Gallery plaques are made of 100 percent recycled material, including burlap, newsprint, copy paper, corn, cash and grapevine.

Crystal D: 800-544-1131

Easy on the Eyes

Canoes is a large fashion wrap that gently and comfortably protects your eyes. With its modified rectangular-shaped frame and reversed groove design, it provides a modern look with great function. It features a Grilamid frame and contains Maui Evolution® lens material, which offers superior optics, scratch resistance and impact resistance in a lightweight package. The lenses feature Maui Jimís® patented PolarizedPlus®2 technology, which eliminates glare and enhances colors. Canoes is available in the new Maui HTTM lens color. It brings out the beauty and clarity in variable and low-light conditions, and its flattering palm tint doesnít have a distracting yellow cast.

Maui Jim: 888-MAUI-JIM

The Beauty of the Grand

The sound is unmistakable. At the same time both beautifully simple and gorgeously complex, the sound of an acoustic grand piano is immediately recognizable. The new CLP Series Clavinovas elegantly capture the sound of the piano in all its natural grandeur and beauty. Featuring both improved piano voices and newly revamped built-in speaker systems for authentic reproduction, these new instruments deliver the rich grand piano sound everyone knows and loves. Two different keyboard technologies give these instruments exceptional playability and expressiveness, while the stylish design and attractive exterior reflect the true sonic beauty within.

TMS Ė High Performance Sales: 843-406-9460