Quality Importers Adds Cigar Caddy Travel Humidor Models

Cigar accessory manufacturer and distributor Quality Importers, which has been the exclusive distributor for Cigar Caddy travel humidors since November 2009, has now acquired all of the assets of the brand and has full ownership. “It will be a seamless transition for our internal operations, and most importantly, for our customers,” says Mike Giordano, president of Quality Importers Trading Company. Cigar Caddy is the most rugged travel humidor available. Made for people on the go, Cigar Caddy travel humidors are crushproof, airtight, waterproof cases specially designed for the avid outdoorsmen who want ultimate protection for their cigars. The cases safeguard cigars against exposure to nature’s elements, guaranteed to water depths of 100 feet, and keeps them in prime smoking condition. In addition to existing 5-stick (shown), 10-stick, and 15-stick models, Quality Importers has added brand new 2-stick and a 30-stick caddies, with additional new Cigar Caddy products launching this year. The smaller models are ideal for carrying in a golf bag, glove compartment, or tackle box.

Quality Importers Trading Co., Pembroke Pines, Fla., Toll-free: (888) 795-4839, Tel: (954) 602-5637, Email: sales@qualityimporters.com, Web: www.qualityimporters.com.

Parker Pens Premier Collection

Paris-based Parker Pens has introduced a new collection of state-of-the art, high-precision writing instruments. Parker Premier, which is available in four finishes and three modes, combines three manufacturing techniques - lacquering, chiseling, and plating - into a single design. Its bold shape with an attention to weight and balance creates a distinctly sophisticated feel, while the gold or silver plated trims add a luxurious look. Available styles are Chiseled Silver, Deluxe Black ST with 23ct gold plated trim, Black Lacquer GT, and Black Lacquer ST, each available as twist-action retractable ball point, roller ball, or fountain pens with 18ct gold nibs. Suggested retail prices range from $125 - $350.

Newell Rubbermaid Office Products, Customer Service Dept., Oakbrook, Ill., Tel: (800) 438-3703, Web: www.ParkerPen.com.

Div Pro Multi-Purpose Golf Divot Tool Accommodates Cigars

Div Pro is an all-in-one divot tool that combines the most necessary tools used in golf along with several extras. This multi-functional golf gadget incorporates a ball marker, divot tool, cigar holder, club head cleaner, golf grip saver, and shotgun opener all in one sleek design - a “pocket organizer for golfers sick of searching for the right tool every hole” explains the manufacturer. The ball markers are stamped iron with soft enamel, covered in a shiny epoxy, and include a magnetic back that fits precisely to the head. Using a zinc alloy and anodized plating process, the Div Pro can be manufactured in multiple colors. Ball markers can be customized. Suggested retail price, $14.99.

No Joke, LLC, Valencia, Calif., Tel: (661) 295-0950, Web: www.nojoke.com, Email: jyurek@nojoke.com.

Craftsman’s Bench V-Cutter

The all-new pocket-sized V-cutter from Craftsman’s Bench lets premium cigar smokers get the most out of their cigar with minimal effort. The carbon-framed unit cuts a classic “v”-shaped hole into the head of the cigar (also known as a “cat’s eye” cut), allowing for a more enjoyable cigar smoking experience. The cutters are presented in slide-out display packages in 20-count retail counter displays. Suggested retail price is $2.00 each.

Craftsman’s Bench International, division of J.C. Newman Cigar Co., Tampa, Fla., Toll-free: (800) 477-1884, Tel: (813) 248-2124, Fax: (813) 247-2135, Email: info@jcnewman.com, Web www.craftsmansbenchinternational.com.

SMOKESHOP - April, 2010