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    1. Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)
    $116.84 $101.95 list($119.99)
    2. SanDisk 1 GB Memory Stick Pro
    $143.44
    3. PlayStation 2 (new design)
    Too low to display list($299.99)
    4. Canon PIXMA MP760 All-in-One Photo
    Too low to display list($249.99)
    5. Canon PIXMA MP750 All-in-One Photo
    $34.44 list($104.00)
    6. Verbatim 8x 4.7 GB DVD+R Spindle
    Too low to display list($299.99)
    7. Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One Photo
    $34.99 $32.90 list($169.99)
    8. SanDisk SDCZ4-512-A10 512 MB Cruzer
    $91.19 $82.88 list($89.99)
    9. Sandisk SDSDH-1024-901 1 GB Ultra
    Too low to display list($549.99)
    10. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet
    $318.69 list($349.99)
    11. Canon PIXMA iP8500 Photo Printer
    Too low to display list($479.99)
    12. Konica Minolta Dimage Z5 5MP Digital
    $265.04 list($399.99)
    13. Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 5-Piece
    Too low to display $510.00 list($749.99)
    14. Konica Minolta Dimage A200 8MP
    $75.49 $44.90 list($99.99)
    15. Canon PIXMA iP3000 Photo Printer
    $41.99 Too low to display list($69.99)
    16. Logitech Mobile Freedom Bluetooth
    Too low to display $170.00 list($199.99)
    17. Epson PictureMate Personal Photo
    Too low to display $92.75 list($149.99)
    18. Etymotic Research ER6i Isolator
    $61.99 $49.95 list($104.00)
    19. Verbatim 8x 4.7 GB DVD-R Spindle
    $25.48 $23.55 list($99.99)
    20. SanDisk SDCZ4-256-A10 256 MB Cruzer

    1. Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) Value Pack Variation

    Asin: B0007XBWYI
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (538)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Common sense
    here is a review somone put on a few days ago.


    psp.......is ok, June 15, 2005
    A Kid's Review

    "gamers who play psp's are probbably going to become game designers and people who play ds well become doctors."

    That is the dummest thing I have ever heard. That's all I've got to say, no comment to that except it was just stupid.

    4-0 out of 5 stars chand the man
    the best system with the best game what more could you ask for.wipeout pure is aweso me because you surf the internet and the graphics are amazing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product
    This product is amazing. It definitely is the best handheld on the market. I have only one complaint about it, the placement of the analog nub can make your hand cramp after 15 minutes of playing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great system!Now stop whining you picky people
    First off, the psp is the most remarkable gaming device ever. It plays movies,mp3s,and displays photos. To top it off it has ps2 grafics.All of the reviewers that gave this 1 or 2 stars want to make a dumb excuse of why it's bad.Such as:"It's boring".WHAT????????????????????????????????????? Another person said:Nintendo made video games first.Does it matter?THat's like saying Henry Ford made the first mass produced car!!!!!!!!!!!It doesn't matter.Ford isn't the best car company and nintendo isn't the best game company.Now to get on with my review.The system itself is awesome!!!!!!!!It has stereo speakers,a lcd screen,an analoge stick,and in the near future,it will have a web browser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Personaly,I think people love to complain."Boo Hoo, the case it comes with is too soft."The memory card is too small."MY PSP has a tiny little dead pixel in the corner of the screen. SO WHAT????? That's like saying:why doesn't my car come with free gas?HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!If Sony sold the PSP with no battery or accesories that it would be cheaper than the ds!The only advantage to the ds is that it comes with a free piece of plastic to touch the screen with!So make the right descision and buy this.It beats the ds by a mile.

    5-0 out of 5 stars PSP
    This is a great item for gamers like me.Also if you like movies and music, then this is a good add-on.However, a portable DVD player and agood MP3 player are the same price as the PSP.I would not reccommend buying this item for the music and movies although they are awesome quality.
    I have Spiderman2, XXX, Pirates of the Carribean, Hitch and Daddy Day Care.Soon, I will get The Grudge, Napoleon Dynamite and others which are coming out on this item.At BJ's there DVDs are $12 each so don't be fooled by the $20+ price tags at other websites.They are DVD quality, but I am not spoiled by a plasma screen TV at home, so these movies look even better than a DVD player.Sound is good also.The only complaint that I have with the movies is that in one full charge, you can't watch 2 movies without charging again.However, this is much more portable than a portable DVD player which makes up for the lack of battery life.
    The games are near PS2 quality in the graphics department, but their UMD can't hold near as much memory as the PS2 discs.There are no franchises in sports games, but season modes in nearly all sports games.The adventure games or games that involve career modes which are shorter than their PS2 origonals.However, for some reason, Tony Hawk ahs 4 more levels than the PS2 title.Weird.I am impressed with all 6 of my PSP games (THPSU2, NFL Street 2, NBA Street, MVP baseball, Twisted Metal, Wipeout Pure.)Wipeout Pure is probably the best PSP game in my opinion.I also plan to get Midnight Club III, Burnout, Gran Turismo, Madden, Stacked (suposed to be best poker game ever; also coming on PS2 and XBOX) and others when they are released later this year.
    I was skeptical about buying a memory stick for PSP but am glad I did.I bought a 256 mb for $50.I am happy because a 128mb MP3 player is $60 and can hold half as much.I can hold 70 songs even though they say only 64 songs.The sound is awesome and battery lasts for nearly 15 hours with the sound on high and the screen off.
    Hope I helped. ... Read more


    2. SanDisk 1 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo (SDMSPD-1024-A10)
    by SanDisk
    list price: $119.99
    our price: $116.84
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006TI9WG
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SanDisk
    Sales Rank: 43
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Sandisk 1GB Memory Stick Pro DuoSanDisk’s Memory Stick PRO Duo is half the size of a standard-size Memory Stick PRO media and it offers the same technologies including high speed data transfer, built-in MagicGate, and high capacities. The Memory Stick PRO Duo is the ideal solution for the most portable devices such as pocket-size digital cameras and with the use of Adaptor, it can be used in all PRO-compatible devices. ... Read more

    Features

    • 1 GB capacity
    • Half the size of a standard-size Memory Stick Pro media
    • Embedded MagicGate technology for safe transfer of copyright protected content
    • Compatible with all Memory Stick Pro devices with the use of the adaptor

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars PSP & Sandisk Products
    To answer the other comment/reviewer, a PSP is the Sony Playstation Portable.They were released here in the USA in March 2005.It was released in Japan late 2004.Not sure about the rest of the world.The PSP uses memory stick duo media for a variety of purposes, most noteably video, music, and game data.

    As far as the product, Sandisk products have been great and I've never seen any compatibility issues with Sandisk versus Sony media, so go for the best price.However, if you have a digital camera that supports high speed transfers, you might want to get the Red Sony High Speed since it supports that high speed transfers.To my knowledge, only Sony, not Sandisk, makes the high speed transfer version.However, from what I understand for PSP usage, you do not need the high speed; although, you can use the high speed in a PSP from what I've read.It could make transfers using a card reader quicker even if not the actual accesses with the PSP.

    3-0 out of 5 stars I'm about to buy it but still unsure....
    Sorry , this is not a review but rather a question and not even about the product itself....
    Most reviewer talk about how good the Sandisk 1Giga Pro Duo works in their PSP.....
    Not being an American and not knowing all the techno lingo , please , can anyone tell me what a PSP is ...? ( something to do with the Play Station..?? )
    I just bought the Sony DSC T 33 today and as I'm going on a wild trip very soon I need to buy enough memory so I can shoot all the pics I want. This 1 Giga Memory Stick Pro Duo has the best
    price-MB relation , the 1 Giga Sony Red Memo Stick Pro Duo I want is not available and heaven knows when it will be .... So....
    Lexar has no 1 Giga , so there's no big choice....
    Either Sandisk for U$ 119.88 or the Sony for US 367.00 or so.....
    Well... anyone can still tell me what a PSP is...? I'm going to buy this Sandisk Memo Stick right now.....

    5-0 out of 5 stars No PSP should be without it.
    This is just the thing you need to get the most out of your PSP. I already have quite a few videos and mp3's on my1GB PSP memory stick pro duo and their is still room for more! It's worth every penny. The 512MB is around 80 bucks, so fo just 40 more dollars save some cash and get twice the size. You won't regret it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, recommend to everyone
    It's the perfect stick. It's the same as the special "Yellow" one, but it's cheaper, and comes with an adapter. You have to use the adapter with most memory card readers, since they don't usually read the memory stick duo sized chips. But I've put it into 3 seperate readers, and they all worked. I have not tried this chip in my digital camera which takes Memory Stick Pro media (the larger one) but Sony says it should work.

    A previous reviewers said it was incompatible, but Sony says it will work in any device which supports Memory Stick Pro or Memory Stick Pro Duo. It is incompatible with Memory Stick devices (without the Pro or Duo in their names).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Works great!!
    Despite what the other review says i have had no problems transfering data using my built in card reader in my Sony Vaio.Good price, comes with the Standard Memory Stick adapter.Works great with PSP. ... Read more


    3. PlayStation 2 (new design)

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004SQPD
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 7
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Dimensions: Approximately 230 mm (W) x 28 mm (H) x 152 mm (D)Weight: Approximately900g Compatible formats:- PlayStation format CD-ROM - PlayStation 2 format CD-ROM - PlayStation 2 format DVD-ROM - Audio CD - DVD Video* - DVD-RW (VR mode) * The term "DVD Video" is used to refer to DVD-R, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R and DVD+RW discs.Interfaces: - Controller Port x 2 - Memory Card slot x 2 - USB connector x 2 - NETWORK connector x 1 (100BASE-TX/10BASE-T) - LINE connector ... Read more

    Features

    • Internal volume has been reduced by 75 percent
    • overall weight has been halved
    • thickness trimmed down to 2.8 cm (thickness of current model is 7.8 cm).
    • Size is almost as small as a hardcover book, making it easier to carry around and enjoy games and DVD videos anytime, anywhere.
    • Equipped with an integrated Ethernet port and modem port for online play.

    Reviews (170)

    5-0 out of 5 stars smaller and better!
    if you dont have a playstation 2 and thought about buying one , so i suggest you buy the smaller one ! yes , there are two types of playstation 2, big one and small one , but the small one is much better! first of all, it's much smaller (75% smaller then the other one )and it's also more portable. it's about the size of a very thin book. you can hold it in one hand! also , another thing is , it has a built in network adaptor to play online game , so you dont have to buy one of those because it's already built in ! so, like i said , if you thought about buying a playstation 2 , buy this kind !

    4-0 out of 5 stars Definitely a way to escape from PC gaming
    Okay, first things first:

    PC games have better graphics, more special effects, and in some ways are easier to play with a mouse.

    However, the cost of keeping a high-end PC is becoming increasingly prohibitive, with new video cards coming out almost every six months, $500 or more for the top end and $250 for the mid-range.Not to mention new processors, the ever required more Ram, and now multiple hard drives since all the motherboard manufacturers are pushing RAID.The result is a very fast PC that costs over $1,000, is current for a year at most, eats up enough electricity to power a small house, and that's before you get to the driver/soundcard issues.

    The last PC game I played was Medal of Honor, Pacific Assault, which kept dropping me back to the desktop for no reason.The support message said to kill all the services except the essential ones.Fine, but a great way to muck everything else up.I've never had 5.1 sound cards that produced really good sound like they advertise, and everytime they update the video card drivers something else goes out.

    Or I can spend ~$150-$160 on this and snag a television that takes composite input.In may case I got a nifty 14 inch RCA flat screen or under $100.Only accessory is a memory card, and that's it.Just plug it in and go.

    My first PS2 game was Medal of Honor, Rising Sun, which actually share parts of some scenes with Pacific Assault.The graphics aren't as good as current PC games, I'd put them about a little better than Deus Ex or No One Lives Forever.The character movements and facial expressions are as good as current PC games.Textures are definitely much more plain, and I don't know if any PS2 games support raytracing and realtime shadows.However, the lighting and smoke effects look better--there's something to be said for standardized hardware.

    I'm amazed something the size of a large CD case works as well as it does, and the PS2 has the largest game library of any console.As something to keep going until the PS3 comes out this is great.And from the demos I've seen the PS3 will be as good as or surpass PC games.

    The only downside to the PS2 for me is the gamepad is very hard to get used to, especially for precision shooting or navigating.I wish whoever had decided the pad was a good idea would have had the common sense to put a trackball on it, or just gave us a mouse.Anyways, I'm happy wit the PS2 and my billfold isn't going to be as drained as it was playing PC games.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sony PSTwo: The Best Home Video Game System!!!
    Hardware:

    The New Sony PS2 (PSTwo) does most of what the old PS2 did.
    Just like the old PS2, the new PSTwo plays PS1 games, PS2 games, Music CD's, and DVD movies. However the new PS2 has been "trimmed" down drastically. It weighs nearly half of what the old PS2 weighed. Also the new PStwo has built-in Ethernet and Dial-Up ports so you don't have to buy the Network Adaptor. 2 USB ports are also built into the system (like the old PS2).
    The IR receiver is also built into the console for the DVD remote sold seperately.

    Games:

    I used to own an Xbox and the games were horrible because the majority of the games are shooters and sports games. However the PS2 does not have that problem. The PS2 has a huge selection of games from RPG's to Simulation to Action Adventure and more. For starters, I recommend the Greatest Hits games. These are usually the best games available for the system, and they're under $20. Here's a list of my favorite games:

    - Gran Turismo 3
    - Kingdom Hearts
    - Final Fantasy X
    - DBZ Budokai 1-3
    - ATV Offroad Fury Series

    Accessories:

    The New PSTwo uses most of the accessories the old PS2 used. However here's a list of accessories that are not compatable with the new PSTwo:

    - Old PS2 Multitap (Sony made a new PS2 multitap exclusively for the Slim PStwo.)
    - PS2 HDD (Hard Disk Drive) (SORRY FINAL FANTASY XI FANS.)
    - Playstation Multitap

    Summary:

    This is the best home console ever made. However if you like to use the PS2 Hard Drive, get the old PS2. If not, get this one.


    2-0 out of 5 stars I was a fan of you
    Sony, i was a fan of your ps2. but now for some reason you sold a lot of your great games to microsoft xbox. Maybe you're going out of buisness or something who knows. Sony sold their entire grand theft auto series to xbox, and their max payne series to xbox. So now xbox has grand theft auto, max payne plus halo and halo 2 and half life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars kool
    ok the slim ps2 is better than the bigger one obviously. The slim one dosent have a slide out thing 2 put the disk in but its not like that really matters.I have nintendo 64,ps1,ps2,
    X-box,nintendo DS,psp and soon to come the ps3 and X-box 360.If you cant deside wether to get an X-box or ps2.Get an X-box!
    X-box has WAY better graphics. But by now dont because they got new 1's comin out the X-box 360 and the ps3. The ps3 is gonna b
    $500 and the 360 is gonna b $300. I would go with the 360 cause its cheaper and the graphics r going to b better.(they r supossed to b lifelike.)And the ps3 they r using a different connection.I mean whats the point if WI-FI is working great whats the point of changing the connection?I know this is supposed to b about the ps2 but i can do what i want.4 those who just skimmed down to the end just relize that all these systems r pretty kool. ... Read more


    4. Canon PIXMA MP760 All-in-One Photo Printer
    by Canon Office Products
    list price: $299.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007W89H2
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 62
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Pixma MP760 Photo All-In-One Printer, Print/Copy/Scan ... Read more

    Features

    • USB, Direct Printer Port, camera card slots; PC/Mac
    • Prints photos, copies, and scans in one convenient unit
    • 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color, 600 x 600 dpi black resolution
    • Up to 17 ppm color, 25 ppm black, 4-by-6-inch photo in about 36 seconds
    • Large 2.5-inch LCD for easy viewing, editing, and printing

    Reviews (9)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Digital Image 10 Suite not compatible
    For months I have been using Digital Image 10 to scan thousands of photos. It's a great program. I used HP6110 to do the scanning. Smooth.

    I bought the Canon 760 to be able to scan slides and film. It does that job well.

    My problem is that when scanning photos, using Digital Image 10, only 1/4 of the photo was scanned.

    I tried working outside of the Automatic mode and got my entire photo scanned on a white sheet with my photo in the upper left corner.

    I am disappointed that when I brought this problem to Canon they told me to go to Microsoft.

    Make sure your photo software works with the Canon 760.

    5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful AIO
    I'm not sure what happened to the price, but I got this on Amazon for $186 on May 26, '05.It was a bargain, free shipping, no tax!So I bought it.I couldn't be happier with my purchase.It scans negatives, slides, anything!As far as I can see, the quality is great.On the printing side, it is also superb quality, both photo prints and regular documents.Don't forget to use Canon photo paper for your photos!Also, buy your ink cartridges on amazon, with the free shipping.It is great that each color has its own cartridge, so you just have to replace the one that is out, instead of replacing all the colors.Also, one thing you can't see in the photos is that if that front door is closed (where the prints come out from), it will open up automatically (slowly, and silently) right before printing begins.It is like some kind of futuristic printing/scanning/copying machine.By the way, it is pretty big, so make sure you have space for this baby.The dimensions are correct on amazon, BUT the actual footprint is smaller.It is approximately 14"x17"!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Some points not covered by others.
    Let me start by saying my previous printer was an HP 540 bought ten years ago and I do not own a digital camera nor a scanner.

    So why did I buy it? Because of the good reviews I have seen for the Pixma family, because people complaining about how the new HP printer family software installation is a bear, and complaints about Epson print heads clog if not used both here and on usenet. I bought it for home, and I have only needed to fax about twice in the last ten years, but I (we?) often need to copy, and I wanted a color printer, separate print cartridges, two paper trays. I hemmed and hawed and decided to pay the extra to get the MP760 features over the sheet feeder of the MP750. A digital camera will probably be next electronics purchase.

    First some notes
    - Another website said this printer has a parallel port. It does not. Not a big deal.
    - It works over USB 1.1. Not as fast, but if you are like me and would rather put the money for a USB 2.0 card into a new PC, you are not out of luck. You do need a USB OS. I am using XP Pro.
    - You do not need the PC turned on to copy or print pictures from memory cards OR from negatives or slides! But, when printing from negatives it will NOT let you print to plain paper. I don't know about scanning then printing, I would have to try it out.
    - The slide and negative holders are stored in the underside of the scanner lid. When you unsnap this carrier it exposes a white strip that appears to be a light source for scanning negatives or slides.
    - The memory slots come up as removable disk drive under XP, one does not have to use them for just digital picture files. Its a nice feature for me, since my home computer's USB slots are in the back and both are used. I have a SanDisk MobileMate SD to USB converter, I can put files on it at work, then take the memory out and upload with the MP760.
    - No thick all encompassing manual, but rather printed quick start guides and the full manuals installed in HTML format on your PC.
    - Two TWAIN drivers are installed. One limits you to 600 DPI when scanning. Need to be scanning negatives or slides to get to 2400 DPI (someone correct me if I am wrong).
    - Two paper trays - one is a cassette down at the very bottom, the other is an automatic sheet feeder from the rear.

    Random blathering opinions ---
    - The print quality is great, but I don't have alot to compare it to.
    - Reasonably quiet. Other manf's models made beeps. I don't want to wake up the kids when printing at night.
    - Big. And you need even more room with the sheet feeder in the rear and the door to open in the front for finished prints to come out.
    - I would rather have the manuals in PDF over HTML.
    - Getting at and installing the print head and cartridges is harder than the Deskjet 540. There is some sort of prop rod, that needs to be unlatched to get it back down, and two doors in front of the print cartridges.
    - A consumer magazine states that each photo print costs about $0.85 on an MP780, and at the store near me its $0.29 for digital prints. But then again I can make a print right NOW if I wanted to.
    - Manual says you should not to just drop the power to it, you have to press the ON/OFF button and wait. Annoying, and what happens if the power goes out? What about when it is in sleep mode? Would be nice if the PC powers down it assumes it should power down, or at least be an option.

    I can personally vouch that it copies color or grayscale, scans with PC color or grayscale, prints directly from film negative to photo paper, prints from PC, and no software problems thus far. Everything else I either can't test it (like the PictBridge) or have not had the time.

    Overall, I'm glad I waited this long to buy an MFC and I'm glad I waited a bit longer for the MP760.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Does itfax?
    Could any one please tell me if this machine does scan to fax??? I have fax program in my XP.There were so many good reviews about this AIO, so it is hard to let go, but I need to use fax at least once a week.I have also considered MP780, but it doesn't come with the negative slide,thanks.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Which Canon Multifunction is right for you?
    First off, if you're in the market for a printer, you can't go wrong with a Canon.Canon printers consistently beat out the competition in independent tests for print quality.Their items are elegant, well designed, and most importantly, ink is affordable.

    We all know the razor and blade scheme: sell the printer below cost and make it up with pricey cartridges.Canon, however, saves you a lot of money by including the print head with the printer and not on each cartridge.Because of this, genuine Canon cartridges can be had for around $12, while 3rd party cartridges, which many claim work just as well, can be found for as low as $2.

    If you've already decided on a Canon multifunction, lets see which model is right for you.Canon's current market list is as follows:

    MP130 - New model, and the most affordable yet.
    Copy/Print/Scan
    18ppm black, 13ppm color
    2 ink tanks
    No auto sheet feeder!
    Card slots

    MP390 - Has a fax, About half the cost of the MP7xx's.
    Copy/Print/SCan/Fax
    18ppm black, 12 ppm color
    2 ink tanks
    card slots

    MP750 - Older model - exactly the same as mp780 but no fax.
    Copy/Print/Scan
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    Built in Duplexing

    MP760 - New Model - geared towards photo enthusiasts.
    Copy/Print/Scan + Special Photo Features
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    No auto sheet feeder!
    Built in Duplexing
    *Unique photo features:
    2.5 inch lcd screen
    Built in film adapter for 35mm slides or negatives
    can print directly from negatives
    Card slots

    MP780 - Does it all except for the mp760 photo features.
    Copy/Print/Scan/Fax
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    Built in Duplexing

    Now, let's look more closely at some key differences between these models:

    *Fax: The first thing you should do is decide if you need a fax or not. If you do, you should choose between the MP780 or the MP390.If not, don't rule those two out just yet, they may have have other features you can't live without.

    *Note: There is NO auto fax/telephone switching on these models if you wish to use the same line for faxes and voice calls.

    *Number of ink tanks: The next important thing you should look at is whether you want to be able to replace each color individually or not.The MP750, MP760 and MP780 all have 5 individual ink tanks (photo black, black, cyan, yellow, magenta), while the MP130 and MP390 have only 2 (black and tricolor).The cost of each cartridge is about the same, but you will waste some leftover ink by throwing out the MP130 or MP390's color cartridge when just one color runs out.

    *Photo printing: If you're planning on printing a lot of photos, you should probably go with an mp7xx.These have a superior print head, as well as the 5 separate ink tanks.The MP760 is especially noteable with all the features Canon has added specifically for photos.These come at a price however, as the MP760 does not share the auto sheet feeder of its MP750 and MP780 cousins, or the fax of the 780.

    *However - If you plan on printing directly from memory cards, beware!The mp750 and mp780 do not have card slots!The 2 cheaper models and the mp760 do.

    *Auto sheet feeder: The mp130 and mp760 do NOT have an auto sheet feeder.All 3 of the others do.An auto sheet feeder is very useful when doing a lot of scanning or faxing.

    *Duplexing: The mp7xx models each have built in duplexing.

    *Size: The mp7xx models weigh around 30 pounds and are quite big.The MP390 is a smaller, and weighs 18 pounds.The mp130 has a tiny footprint for a multifunction printer, and weighs 14 pounds.

    Some features that all of Canon's current MFPs share:

    *Copying: Each of these models has a copy function, and all have the same resolution (600x600 black, 1200x1200 color).
    *USB 2.0 connection
    *Pictbridge direct photo printing support
    *All 5 models are great looking and will complement almost any decor.

    My recommendations:

    If you want a great price on an excellent printer and don't need a fax: MP130

    If price is an issue but you still need a fax: MP390

    If you can afford an MP700 series and don't need a fax, card slots, or the MP760's photo features: MP750

    If you need its exclusive photo features (but no fax or auto sheet feeder): MP760

    If you can afford an MP700 series and need a fax (but no card slots and none of the MP760s photo features): MP780 ... Read more


    5. Canon PIXMA MP750 All-in-One Photo Printer
    by Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    list price: $249.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000650R0M
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    Sales Rank: 252
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Enhanced Office PerformanceWith Exceptional Speed and Photo QualityA print-copy-scan powerhouse. The powerful Canon PIXMA MP750 Photo All-In-One is versatile and very fast. It can print or copy up to 25 ppm in black and up to 17 ppm in color,1 and a beautiful 4" x 6" borderless print takes about 36 seconds.1 Plus, its USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface2 enables fast image transfers and scanning speeds delivering improved performance for both printing and scanning functions. For even higher productivity, the integrated 35 page auto document feeder helps you speed through larger copy jobs; dual paper path lets you keep a second type of paper ready for printing; and built-in 2 sided printing saves both time and paper. Plus, electronic sorting automatically collates your copies, so you don't have to. This high-performance machine has the quality to match. When scanning photos and other images, you'll produce superb 2400 dpi scans with 48-bit color depth. Its ContrastPLUS 5-color ink system - four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink - produces brilliant photos, along with laser-quality text. Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) uses a high-performance 1,856-nozzle print head that ejects precise and consistent droplets as small as 2 picoliters. The result? Clear, detailed images with outstanding resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 color dpi.3 Canon Think Tank System. This efficient system has five individual ink tanks, so you'll replace only the ... Read more

    Features

    • USB 2.0 interface, PictBridge-compatible direct photo printing
    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 color dpi resolution
    • Print and copy speeds up to 25 ppm black, 17 ppm color
    • 35-page auto document feeder, dual paper path, built-in 2-sided printing
    • 48-bit color scan depth

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars DID SOME RESEARCH...BEST BRAND/ PRINTER!
    After hours of research on every brand of printer (Epson, HP, Lexmark, etc.) Canon was the overwhelming and best choice.After deciding on Canon, I purchased the PIXMA MP 750.This being the newest at the time, early 2005, was also the printer with all the features I needed.
    I almost got swayed into an Epson after finding out how bad HP reliability is but found out that Epson has some problems with their Print Heads going bad and/ or drying up.This is an expensive problem from what I understand since not only the print heads are expensive but only a "trained pro" can replace it.On Canon printers, anyone can change the print heads, although I have not heard of many problems with Canon print heads.Also, on any printer, Always...Always turn the printer OFF when not in use.Do not allow ink jet printers to stay in an on or standby mode for long as this will allow any printhead on any brand printer to dry up. If the printer is off, the printhead is automatically covered to extend the life of it.

    To address an issue that it took me a while to find out...WHY IS THE 5th INK A 2nd BLACK INK?The second black is a black ink to enhance photos mainly.It is a PIGMENT black ink (ie. Epson DURABrite inks) that Canon says increases the quality of the other four Dye-based inks.If you are thinking that you have seen many other printers with the option to have 6 inks for photos...dont worry, this printer, with its ultra-fine printhead, does the greatest job of any HP, Epson, or other 6 ink printers!

    THE GOOD...

    Great looks,
    THE best paper handling system out there...no jams,
    Ease of use,
    Two paper feeds,
    Photo print quality is the best...even with only 5 inks,
    The Finest/newest print head in the price range ($200-250),
    Flat bed and sheet fed batch scanning,
    Individual ink tanks,
    Good software bundle

    THE BAD...

    None after 2 months of use!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Which Canon Multifunction is right for you?
    First off, if you're in the market for a printer, you can't go wrong with a Canon.Canon printers consistently beat out the competition in independent tests for print quality.Their items are elegant, well designed, and most importantly, ink is affordable.

    We all know the razor and blade scheme: sell the printer below cost and make it up with pricey cartridges.Canon, however, saves you a lot of money by including the print head with the printer and not on each cartridge.Because of this, genuine Canon cartridges can be had for around $12, while 3rd party cartridges, which many claim work just as well, can be found for as low as $2.

    If you've already decided on a Canon multifunction, lets see which model is right for you.Canon's current market list is as follows:

    MP130 - New model, and the most affordable yet.
    Copy/Print/Scan
    18ppm black, 13ppm color
    2 ink tanks
    No auto sheet feeder!
    Card slots

    MP390 - Has a fax, About half the cost of the MP7xx's.
    Copy/Print/SCan/Fax
    18ppm black, 12 ppm color
    2 ink tanks
    card slots

    MP750 - Older model - exactly the same as mp780 but no fax.
    Copy/Print/Scan
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    Built in Duplexing

    MP760 - New Model - geared towards photo enthusiasts.
    Copy/Print/Scan + Special Photo Features
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    No auto sheet feeder!
    Built in Duplexing
    *Unique photo features:
    2.5 inch lcd screen
    Built in film adapter for 35mm slides or negatives
    can print directly from negatives
    Card slots

    MP780 - Does it all except for the mp760 photo features.
    Copy/Print/Scan/Fax
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    Built in Duplexing

    Now, let's look more closely at some key differences between these models:

    *Fax: The first thing you should do is decide if you need a fax or not. If you do, you should choose between the MP780 or the MP390.If not, don't rule those two out just yet, they may have have other features you can't live without.

    *Note: There is NO auto fax/telephone switching on these models if you wish to use the same line for faxes and voice calls.

    *Number of ink tanks: The next important thing you should look at is whether you want to be able to replace each color individually or not.The MP750, MP760 and MP780 all have 5 individual ink tanks (photo black, black, cyan, yellow, magenta), while the MP130 and MP390 have only 2 (black and tricolor).The cost of each cartridge is about the same, but you will waste some leftover ink by throwing out the MP130 or MP390's color cartridge when just one color runs out.

    *Photo printing: If you're planning on printing a lot of photos, you should probably go with an mp7xx.These have a superior print head, as well as the 5 separate ink tanks.The MP760 is especially noteable with all the features Canon has added specifically for photos.These come at a price however, as the MP760 does not share the auto sheet feeder of its MP750 and MP780 cousins, or the fax of the 780.

    *However - If you plan on printing directly from memory cards, beware!The mp750 and mp780 do not have card slots!The 2 cheaper models and the mp760 do.

    *Auto sheet feeder: The mp130 and mp760 do NOT have an auto sheet feeder.All 3 of the others do.An auto sheet feeder is very useful when doing a lot of scanning or faxing.

    *Duplexing: The mp7xx models each have built in duplexing.

    *Size: The mp7xx models weigh around 30 pounds and are quite big.The MP390 is a smaller, and weighs 18 pounds.The mp130 has a tiny footprint for a multifunction printer, and weighs 14 pounds.

    Some features that all of Canon's current MFPs share:

    *Copying: Each of these models has a copy function, and all have the same resolution (600x600 black, 1200x1200 color).
    *USB 2.0 connection
    *Pictbridge direct photo printing support
    *All 5 models are great looking and will complement almost any decor.

    My recommendations:

    If you want a great price on an excellent printer and don't need a fax: MP130

    If price is an issue but you still need a fax: MP390

    If you can afford an MP700 series and don't need a fax, card slots, or the MP760's photo features: MP750

    If you need its exclusive photo features (but no fax or auto sheet feeder): MP760

    If you can afford an MP700 series and need a fax (but no card slots and none of the MP760s photo features): MP780

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well designed multifunction
    I had originally planned to buy the Canon MP130 but chose this model instead since the launch of the MP130 in the US was delayed. In retrospect I am glad that I went with the MP750 despite the increased price and size. Print quality is generally excellent, especially when printing on treated inkjet paper. I keep regular cheap paper in the bottom cassette, and keep the nice stuff in the automatic sheet feeder, which makes it easy to switch. The printer is also very quiet compared to other inkjets I've owned, and does not have as long and obnoxious a startup/warmup sequence either. I like the fact that I can replace each color ink cartridge individually. The scanning and copier functions are quick and produce high quality output. I frequently use the double-sided printing option, which ends up saving a lot of paper.

    The only minor complaint I have at this point is that the unit emits a very slight hiss whenever it is plugged in (even if not turned on) -- I believe this is from the flourescent tube in the scanner. Then again, I have very sensitive hearing and it doesn't bother my wife at all. The hiss is generally most pronounced right after the scanner is used, and then fades away (but never disappears completely). Still, something to consider if you're thinking of putting this in the bedroom. ... Read more


    6. Verbatim 8x 4.7 GB DVD+R Spindle (100 Discs)
    by Verbatim
    list price: $104.00
    our price: $34.44
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002IQ1I0
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Verbatim
    Sales Rank: 32
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Verbatim DVD+RMedia - DVD+R - 4.7GB - 120mm StandardVerbatim DVD+R discs are for use in drives and recorders that support the DVD+R format. Ideal for sharing computer data, home videos, photos, and music, as well as duplication and distribution of all kinds of DVD content. Nice electronics is your source for everyday low prices on theVerbatim 94968 - 100PK DVD+R 4.7GB 8X BRANDED SPINDLE and all other Verbatim Media Accs ... Read more

    Features

    • Read-compatible with majority of DVD-ROM drives and DVD players
    • 8x DVD+R media for recording data, home videos, photos, music, and more
    • 4.7 GB of memory records up to 2 hours of video
    • Write-once compatible with high-speed Sony, Dell, HP, and other DVD+ writers
    • Burns a single full DVD disc in fewer than 10 minutes

    Reviews (17)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very good media, excellent price
    I just bought this a few days ago, so far so good.It only burns at 8x on my NEC ND-3500AG with 2.18 firmware though on the package it says it may be able to be burned at 12x with supported hardware (Plextor for one, not sure about others).If anyone is wondering, this is the good stuff.

    Here's what DVD Identifier IDs these as:

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:MCC-003-000]
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    Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [Not Available]
    Manufacturer Name :[Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.]
    Manufacturer ID :[MCC]
    Media Type ID :[003]
    Product Revision : [Not Specified]
    Blank Disc Capacity :[2,295,104 Sectors = 4,482.6MB = 4.38GB (4.70GB)]
    Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x]
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    5-0 out of 5 stars BEST DVDs
    I have just ordered my 4th 100 Disc Spindle of Verbatim Blank DVDs.
    They are the only DVDs that I can find that work great!I have not burned a single coaster with these!I have tried several brands from Sony to TDK and the Verbatim brand is the only ones that I have found to work like they are suppose to!

    These are top notch DVDs!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent MCC003 disks!!!
    I've burned more than30 on my Lite-On SOHW 1673s DVD-RW and not a single problem. I highly recommend them to anyone. the spindle was kinda shattered due to rough shipping but fortunately any disk fell off.

    Theses DVDs are worthed every penny. don't go for anything less.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Genuine MCC003, highly recommended
    My two spindles turned out to be MCC-003-000. Did a test burn on a Plextor PX-712A - 4480 MB at 12X - scanned with PlexTools Pro on the same; the scan was simply amazing (PIE under 10, PIF under 3). Not even genuine Taiyo Yuden burns this well on my setup.

    The discs have matte finish tops which is handy against dust and fingerpints.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply: the Best! Burn up to 12x, highest quality
    These are of such high quality, anyone here who "could not get them to burn in their HP" as the ONE guy said below simply does not know what they are doing.

    I have burned over 400 of these (this 100-spindle price at Amazon, even without rebate now, blows away the prices even at Costco, Sam's Club, other online retailers, etc.) for this great media.This is not the bargain basement, dime a dozen junk you see advertised sometimes in the paper or online.Verbatim 8x discs are made with a special, high quality dye process that allows faster DVD burners (Plextor, Sony, NEC, Ben Q, etc.) to burn these discs as 12x!That is correct, buy these Verbatim 8x rated speed for DVD, and these will always burn at 12x.Why? These Verbatim are high-quality, and no special gimmicks nor additional programs make them burn faster - they just do it on their own as long as your burner is that fast to begin with :)

    In summary, the only coasters (out of 400) I have ever made with this media was due to my own error - not the Verbatims.These are of equal or greater quality than the expensive Tayo Yuden brand.So, for that fella that had problems, your problems go beyond the Verbatim DVD+R discs.The discs are not your problem.

    Great quality, unbeatable price, and speeds that exceed the 8x printed on the side (you can get 12x with a good burner - my Plextor flys with these).You can't go wrong.Thanks, Amazon. ... Read more


    7. Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One Photo Printer
    by Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    list price: $299.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00030CHOE
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    Sales Rank: 184
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Pixma MP780 Photo All-In-One Printer, Print/Copy/Scan/Fax ... Read more

    Features

    • 35-page auto document feeder, dual paper path, built-in 2-sided printing
    • USB 2.0 and PictBridge interfaces; 1-year warranty with InstantExchange
    • Prints and copies up to 25 ppm black, 17 ppm color
    • Faxes up to Super G3 speed in color or black-and-white
    • Scans up to 2,400 x 4,800 dpi resolution, 48-bit color depth

    Reviews (32)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied
    This is my first multifunction printer/fax/scanner/copier. I'm very satisfied with the print, photos and relative ease in setting up my machine. The photos are much better then what I got from my Epson C80 or Dell 720 and the print appears to be as good as what I get from my (workhorse) HP 5MP laser. A very big selling point for me was the cost of replacement cartridges. Reviews are available elsewhere. I liked Consumer Reports review for one. I have one problem to fix... I was able to send a very nice crisp fax from home to work but haven't figured out how to configure, wire it, with my DSL so that it recognizes a fax as opposed to a voice call.. The manual says to ask my DSL provider... Ha!

    1-0 out of 5 stars WARNING WARNING THIS IS JUNK
    I own a small business with 3 locations. I have 6 HP G85 multi function machines and was looking for replacements as they are getting old. I read alot about Canon and many people bragged about how great it was and how wonderfull the multi cartridge system was. So I bought one.BAD DEALfor me The color copies compaired to any of my G85's SUCK their BAD. I actually had more than one customer over the years try to pick up their drivers license from my desk when it was actually the copy of their license. There is no Mistake on the Canon it dosent represent real life at all. I use VOIP and the HP g85 has no problem faxing. On the Canon it will almost never fax over VOIP. On my G85 it has a director program so that I can do maintenence and add fax information from my desktop. No such thing with the Canon Pixma. The copies are marginal in quality compaired to the Hp G85. Its the worst printer I have ever spent money on and do not recommend it to anyone. I called Canon for help and got NOTHING from them. They werent wiling to or couldnt help me with the questions I had about the machine. PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY AND DO NOT BUY THIS. If you have any questions please call me Ed 3109436377 Ill be glad to stand behind and back up what I have said here.

    1-0 out of 5 stars 3 strikes, it's outta here
    LCD instructions are in Japanese. Directions require you to read Japanese to change the language setting!Really.No answer to this on web tech support. to get to tech phone number, you must go to web first.Phone support not available on Sunday night. We need it for homework due tomorrow.

    software to register on the internet does not find internet, even though there is a cable link and all other web links work.

    Drivers will not install.tried twice on this win xp computer.

    might print nicely, I would not know.I would not give it any stars for tech support.installation software stinks.big $300 paperweight wasting my time.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Almost there, but not quite
    Strengths: This AIO manages to combine excellent performance both in text and photo mode at a very good cost per page. The scanner is good, producing some very fast and crisp results.

    Weaknesses: Very large. Software subpar. Output door won't open if the surface the printer is sitting on is not perfectly flat. Front buttons can be accidentally pressed when scanning books/bound material.

    Summary: I'm a former HP AIO user that was tired of the high cost per page of the HP products. So this time I decided to try the Canon AIO. The Canon Pixma MP780 is basically a photo printer at heart with a decent scanner thrown in. I think this hardware is without doubt some of the best being made right now. But this product has a huge downside, software. The drivers, scanning and printing software included with the MP780 are sub par at best.


    Here are the software problems I've encountered thus far:

    Scanning software: - No auto correction for angled scans. - The "simple" interface does not allow for any other options for DPI settings besides 150 and 300 DPI. You have to use the "advanced' interface for any other DPI settings. The "advanced" interface is not a good choice for novice users. (just ask my wife)- After scanning you still have to "accept" the scans in another dialog. Very annoying. (Why can't they just be put into the output folders as you go?)

    Printing Software: - The included "Easy Photo-Print" software cannot print multiple images from differing folders. All images have to be in ONE folder for it to work. - The "Easy Photo-Print" software cannot print TIFF images. Even though this is the default format from the scan software.

    Printer Driver: - Mostly ok, but the interface is very pixilated. Reminds me of an old 16bit windows application.

    All in all this could be the "killer application" if the software package was re-written. But as it is, it's just an exercise in frustration.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A great choice for an all-in-one...
    I had owned an Epson all-in-one. Worked great for about a year, then had massive printhead clogging issues. Buy an Epson -- you'll eventually regret it.
    Got a Pixma MP780. Very happy with it.
    The build is sufficiently robust. Controls are easy to reach and understand. Print quality of photos is outstanding. Regular text printing is very fast.
    As the other reviews here have mentioned, you can EASILY AND INEXPENSIVELY REPLACE the printhead. Someday, no matter which printer you're using, you'll have to do this. This Canon makes it very easy. (Epson makes it very expensive)
    I'm on a Mac running 10.3.8. All software worked as expected. Upgrading to Tiger 10.4 soon; we'll see if it breaks anything/everything. ... Read more


    8. SanDisk SDCZ4-512-A10 512 MB Cruzer Micro
    by SanDisk
    list price: $169.99
    our price: $34.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001FV364
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SanDisk
    Sales Rank: 19
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive Quickly stores your documents, pictures, presentations, music and video clips easily then quickly transfers them to another computer with a USB port. This USB 2.0 Hi-speed flash drive is roughly half the size of SanDisk's Cruzer Mini, and music lovers of all ages will appreciate that Cruzer Micro can be expanded to deliver MP3 player functionality with the Cruzer Micro MP3 Companion (sold separately). Device is backwards compatible with USB 1.1. System requirements: Windows 98 or higher; Mac OS 9.1 or higher. ... Read more

    Features

    • 512 MB Memory Capacity
    • Compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and Mac OS 9.1, OS X 10 and above
    • High Speed USB 2.0
    • Stylish, clear overmold casing with brilliant blue LED
    • 2 Year warranty

    Reviews (55)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Works great, but not what I expected in looks.
    Bottom line, the 512 Cruzer Micro is a great usb drive to own, it'sextremely slim, light, and portable. Everything you could ask for.

    However, the only issue I had was that the Cruzer was upgraded, and what I had ordered here from Amazon was different when I received my package. The LED at the end of the drive that lights up is Green instead of Blue, I was a little bit shocked and dissapointed even though it's purely an aesthetic feature. The clear outer casing is rubber and can be swapped for either the Blue or Red cases that also come with the drive.

    Overall I'm definately happy with the performance of the Cruzer Micro, though I still want other people to know that this product has been updated from SanDisk, with minor changes to the look.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Impressive survivability
    Ok, I got this about a year ago when it was handy to take things to and from work.It worked great for me.The only thing that I didn't like about it was that the cap came off very easily and soon was lost . . . and it also came with another type of holder that too was easily lost.The stap that you can use to keep it around your neck broke pretty easily.I ended up finding the slide in case that came with it, but then I found it broken in my pocket not too long afterwards.It was kinda annoying being given a product that had so many breakable parts.I was just glad the drive itself wasn't so easy to break, but then I wasn't going to take chances given how crappy the rest of its packaging had been.

    Then I lost it.Yeah it's small and i'm clumsy.But I found it again when the ganitor gave it to the department office claiming "They found it in their vacuum cleaner."GREAT!$50 down the drain.But wait...it worked!Well that's impressive.

    Then I lost it again.Yeah it's small and i'm clumsy and absent minded.I left it this time in a pocket... and it found its way into the laundry.Washer + Cheer with color guard in a load of white + hot water = dead drive.Wait... it still worked?Wow.

    I did this one more time and it went through the dryer.Ok, so i'm the clumsiest and most forgettful soul, but it still worked after that too!I was tempted to microwave it and run it with my dishes in the wash just to see how well it would hold up then too, but i didn't.Industrial vacuum cleaner, washer, dryer . . . still winking away with its little blue light.I was very impressed that it still worked.Now if the rest of the packaging could be as durable.

    It was 512, perfect size for me to take Microsoft office files back and forth and even keep a small program installed on it.It is small, thumb drive and no larger than any other USB plug.I bought a Banzai 512 to replace this during one of the times that I lost it.The Banzai requires a USB extension to operate as it is too big and takes up about 3 USB slots just because of its awkward shape.This is a great little device that i've had for a while now (3 months w/o losing it again) and I use it the most.

    I also won $5 on a bet that it wouldn't work after being vacuumed up.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent device, though different from the one pictured
    I had purchased this model in the 256 MB size and wanted the small capacity in a 512 MB model. What I got was apparently a newly designed, slimmer model than the previous cruzer micro. The rubber is gone, making the device extra slim, the thickness of a USB connector and as long as two quarters placed side by side. It's small enough to fit in one's wallet, and very nice. If you liked the rubber grip of the old model, this one still comes with 3 rubber "skins" of different colors to customize your micro. The blue light is now green.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Slight variations from description
    Just got my Cruzer today and was thrilled to find it came with two extra sleeves--a red one and a blue one, but wasn't too thrilled to discover a green LED instead of the blue one I ordered.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best 512MB you can find
    The Micro continues to be my favorite flash drive, design and functionally; I have Micros of several sizes from 128MB to 1GB and I intend to get more as the capacity increases.

    This device transfers data to and from devices that support USB Flash drives (computers etc.) very quickly and efficiently, and requires absolutely no drivers in plug-and-play operating systems like Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Mac OS X.Use it as storage for your MP3 player, keep your important documents backed up on it, or even work right the drive--with performance like this, the possibilities are endless.The Micro also supposedly comes with built-in security for each unit, but I've never used it.

    The slim 'Micro' physical design also deserves a standing ovation.The actual unit is very short and isn't much wider than a USB port, so it fits anywhere.The cap is pretty smug and when you take it off to use the drive, it fits conveniently on the reverse end.If you loose the cap, it comes with extras, or you can buy them separately. ... Read more


    9. Sandisk SDSDH-1024-901 1 GB Ultra II Secure Digital Memory Card
    by SanDisk
    list price: $89.99
    our price: $91.19
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00065AO0K
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SanDisk
    Sales Rank: 9
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    Product Description

    The new SanDisk Ultra II SD cards have a minimum sustained write speed of 9 megabytes (MB) per second and a read speed of 10MB per second. Get faster speed for all the things you do.

    In the fast-paced world of Digital Photography, you rely on your camera and its capabilities. You also rely on your SD cards to be fast, reliable and compatible with your camera. To meet the needs of professional and advanced photographers, SanDisk has developed new, optimized flash cards that:

    • Have a minimum sustained write speed of 9MB per second and a read speed of 10MB per second.
    • Take advantage of the advanced features of high mega-pixel digital cameras.
    • Deliver superior speed. Now you can capture those high-resolution images even faster!
    • Do it all with low power consumption, which means longer battery life.

    SanDisk Ultra II SD cards are ideal for your most demanding photo shoots, including photojournalism and event, sports, nature and fashion photography.

    Features:
    • Faster write speed means less time between shots.
    • Ready for rapid-fire shooting.
    • High-density flash memory and optimized controller. technology lets you save large image files faster.
    • Lifetime Warranty.
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Low power consumption
    • 1 GB Secure Digital Card
    • Minimum sustained write speed of 9MB per second and a read speed of 10MB per second
    • Faster write speed means less time between shots; ready for rapid-fire shooting
    • High-density flash memory and optimized controller. technology lets you save large image files faster

    10. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet Printer
    by Epson
    list price: $549.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007OVML0
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 229
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Experience the power and speed of the Epson Stylus® Photo R800. Print brilliant archival quality glossy and matte photos! The world's first printer with 1.5- picoliter ink droplets and up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi, this revolutionary performer gives new meaning to quality and detail. And, it provides eight individual cartridges, including matte black ink and a unique gloss optimizer, for professional results every time - no matter what the paper type.Durable Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment inks deliver long-lasting portraits, landscapes and more on virtually any media, including ink jet printable CD/DVDs and 4" and 8.3" 13" roll paper. It also prints borderless photos in convenient, frame-ready sizes. And, with innovative PRINT Image Matching II technology, you'll get brilliant prints automatically from popular digital cameras.The Epson Stylus Photo R800 offers groundbreaking quality and performance, for perfect prints made to last. With Epson Software Film Factory Epson Print CD software, and premium ICC Profiles, all included in the box, this affordable ink jet offers a complete photographic solution for many creative projects. Whisper-quiet operation and fast built-in connectivity make it an ideal fit for any home or studio, while high-speed performance makes it the perfect printer for quickly creating show-stopping high-gloss prints. ... Read more

    Features

    • USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
    • Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution
    • 4-by-6-inch photos as fast as 42 seconds, 11-by-14 as fast as 1 minute 51 seconds
    • Prints directly onto inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs
    • Supports poster prints up to 13 by 44 inches

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Professional photo printer for professional needs
    Quality
    With 2 built in black cartridges (8 total), one optimized for glossy paper and another for matte paper, this thing specializes in output quality.Another cartridge is a gloss finisher to protect the output - either way the ink dries instantly.There's a UK web site that reviews this printer hard core and likes it.Everything that comes through my Canon 20D and out this printer is magic - film doesn't even come close.

    Use
    For best results, make sure your camera, software, and printer are all set to the same color space, preferably AdobeRGB, and shoot in 16bit full color.With these settings, even 8 megapixel's is enough for full bleed Super B (13x19) posters.I started out printing everything in semi gloss because it looks/feels like "real" pictures but after trying matt paper, I'm never going back.Not only are the colors richer/deeper, there is zero glare in any lighting environment - and the ink still won't smudge.Coming from a film background, the hardest thing has been paper size standards.Most of the best paper is 8.5/11 and all the picture frames are old sizes: 8x10, 5x7, 4x6 - I hate trimming everything.

    Speed
    Using the firewire interface, I sometimes wait longer for the print job to que up on my 1.2 G4 than for the print to appear.Translation: fast.Even full page 600dpi+ originals come out fast enough for instant gratification.

    Appearance
    The light/dark grey finish and relatively compact case (with in/out puts closed) are equally at home in an office or bedroom.The fun part is printing to a printer larger than the computer its coming from.

    Software
    Controls are easy to use (OS X) and photo quality output is nearly automatic.Whatever you do, figure out how to turn off Expansion.This on by default unfeature increases the odds for a full bleed but at the expense of stretching the picture to an unpredictably larger size (spent hours figuring out why my borders were off).Prints equally well from Photoshop and iPhoto.Its frightening how smart the ink system is, not only can you see in the software how much ink is left, it tells you how many pages "like the last one printed" you can do with the remaining ink for the lowest cartridge.

    Alternatives
    When it comes to printing photographs, ink is everything and Epson has it.With the right paper, this pigment is rated to 200 years, has zero dry time, and is crazy color accurate.All you need to do is pick your size
    small = PhotoMate
    medium = R800
    large = R1800

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing to say the least!
    I bought my R1800 two weeks ago and it's fabulous! I've been doing quite a bit of photo retouching in PhotoShop and was anxious to see some of my work in large format. The resulting output totally exceeded my expectations! I was also surprised at the speed at which such fine output was generated. I was somewhat concerned about the cost of maintaining an 8-color system as the cost of replacement cartridges ranges between $12.99 and $14.99, but I've done quite a bit of printing and the color levels have barely budged (and I use the setting for the highest print quality). This is truly a great printer for digital photographers, scrapbookers, and PhotoShop enthusiasts like me. It's an incredible piece of equipment.

    1-0 out of 5 stars printer arrived dead
    I ordered the eagerly awaited R1800 on first day of availability from Amazon.When shipped, item arrived dead.Printer carriage did not move into position, soink cartridges could not be loaded. Defective printer was returned to Amazon (which promptly credited the return, including postage).

    On this single anecdotal incident, I do not fault either Epson or Amazon. Stuff happens.Perhaps damage in shipping.I merely provide this information for consumer information, in case other buyers have the same problem.

    My star rating is nominal, since unit received did not function at all

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beats any lab prints
    The Epson R1800 is built like a tank.Upon first inspection out of the box, you will be suprised at it's size.Set-up out of the box was a breeze.About 10 minutes of unwrapping everything and software installation and I was ready to print.

    The first prints came out amazing.I used to work in a one hour photo lab with a Noritsu QSS-3011, basically the Cadallic of mini-lab printers.The best of the best.I am college student majoring in photography so quality is #1 to me.I would always print my pictures at the lab and fine tune each print so I would get the best.With this printer, I get nearly the EXACT SAME QUALITY.Which is nothing short of amazing considering we are talking about a lab machine that is in the costs of tens of thousands of dollars.The prints that I have printed from the R1800 rival the quality of that from the Nortisu lab printer.

    The 8 inks provide a cost effective method instead of replacing one expensive color tank when just one color runs out.You can just replace whatever color you run out of.

    The R1800 prints bordless sizes up to 13" in width.It can print panoramics from 4" to 13" from rolls of paper. Imgaine having a 13" by 44" panoramic on your wall!With the R1800, it's just that easy.

    The R1800 can also print on CD's, which is a neat feature, but one that I probably won't use too much until I get ready to graduate and create portfolio CD's with my work on them.

    5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution is what makes these prints so amazingly crisp in quality.

    The speed of the printer is pretty impressive too.11x14's in under 3 minutes?4x6's in under 45 seconds?Yes please!

    I believe the best paper I've used with R1800 is Epson's Premium Luster paper.It's semi glossy with a sheer luster to it that makes the color and contrast hold of the paper look amazing.

    If you are even an amatuer photographer and care about the quality of your printers and are in the market for an at home studio printer, you cannot go wrong with the R1800.I would reccommend nothing else. ... Read more


    11. Canon PIXMA iP8500 Photo Printer
    by Canon Office Products
    list price: $349.99
    our price: $318.69
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    Asin: B0002F9Y2I
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 968
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    print resolution: 4800 x 2400 dpi black; 4800 x 2400 dpi color * ChromaPLUS 8-color ink system * direct photo printing with PictBridge-compliant cameras * dual paper path * two-sided printing * ... Read more

    Features

    • Directly supports PictBridge-compatible digital cameras and DV camcorders
    • PC and Mac compatible; 1-year warranty with toll-free phone support
    • Sharp 4,800 x 2,400 dpi maximum resolution
    • Up to 16 ppm black, 12 ppm color; built-in 2-sided printing
    • Borderless 4-by-6-inch photo in just 23 seconds

    Reviews (15)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Incredible printer
    As many other reviews both here on Amazon and elsewhere attest, this is an incredible printer.The photos are amazing and the printer is really fast.Unlike previous printers where you more or less went and did something else while waiting for a print-out, you can just hit print and see the photo shooting out of the printer.It is also amazingly quiet.You literally cant hear the printer at work...

    However, I do feel that the printer puts a little too much magenta in its output.A few (and only a small percentage) appeared to be redder than what was on screen or what is natural.I have read that this can corrected by not selecting vivid in the options while printing, but I have not tried it yet.This is perhaps the reason for the four stars (I would have given it a 4.5 if Amazon let me).

    Finally, I have tried both the Canon Photo Paper Pro (their best) and the Konica Glossy Photo Paper (professional weight) and the Konica paper is way better.The colors are so much better than the Canon's and I doubt I will ever use the Canon paper again.You should really try the Konica paper with this printer (and perhaps with other brands as well).Best of all, its cheaper and heavier than the Canon paper...

    3-0 out of 5 stars Way extra Magenta in pictures
    I don't own this printer - I have the i960, and don't like the extra magenta you see in pictures.Close friends bought the 8500 and have even more magenta and green in the pictures.I thought I was just extremely picky but they were overwhelmed by the extra red and green in the pictures.

    It's a shame Canon isn't paying more attention to accurate color representation vs. VIVID colors - vivid doesn't looks so great on flesh tones!

    Make sure if you buy this printer you really try it out during the return period.


    ****Update*****
    Since apparently I wasn't being very helpful - I thought I would hopefully add some helpful information, aside from what might appear to be a rant against Canon.I LOVE my Canon camera, BTW, and I loved my Canon S820 printer.

    So, let me add:

    1) Canon Photo Paper Pro will show MUCH more accurate color than the Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy.(This is one of my gripes - if I'm trying to fine-tune colors in a picture, I have to print tests on the expensive Photo Paper Pro because the colors are completely different from, say, high-res photo paper.

    2) When you're printing, in the Canon printer settings, set Color Adjustment to Manual.Then Click "Set..." and check the "Enable ICM" box.In this window, you can also fine-tune color balance settings although I've never had any luck here.

    3) Good points about Canon printers:they seem to use ink sparingly and the separate ink tanks are nice.They're fast.The resolution is great - even on my s820 prints you'd be hard-pressed to see dots or banding.The photo prints are glossy throughout just like "real" photos.No de-glossed black areas.I haven't noticed any fading in prints I've done, for over 3 years.


    So, my hopefully helpful summary is:use Photo Paper Pro and make sure you're happy with the color in your prints.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous for color
    I've been searching for a good photo printer for ages. I tried an Epson and was so fed up with clogged heads (and ink consumption!) that I took it back as a defective product. The Epson PictureMate didn't last a day. (*miserable* beast of a printer!)So. I did my research. I read reviews until I needed new glasses. I took my own memory card to test printers, and I found the new love of my life! The Canon Pixma ip8500 is a *jewel* of a printer. It's the same ink/ink set/printer head as the $500 ip9900, but for $150 less.

    PROS:
    1) Set up was fast and easy (but come on - this no cable nonsense is getting old. Spring for the blasted cable, Canon!)
    2) Right out of the box the colors were *better* than the digital processing done on Kodak paper by professional equipment.
    3) 8 separate ink tanks means no more wasted ink. Cyan and magenta will be the first to go.
    4) 100 pictures later - ink is still very full
    5) I'm finicky, and after I've done my Photoshop work, I want the picture to print exactly as I see it - with the exception of *minimal* cropping (after some tweaks) this printer *delivers*. Gorgeous color, properly rendered. ZERO ink jet detailing in skies.
    6) Prints up to 11x14, and has a tray for additional paper. Feeder holds plenty of heavyweight photo paper or card stock.
    7) quiet as the grave! I often turn to look at it to see if it's working, because you can't hear it!

    CONS:
    1) Does not read memory cards. Must read from camera, or be hooked to computer. (but it does use USB 2.0 so is very fast)
    2) Like most consumer level printers, this one doesn't do straight b&w photos well. Some images were "light b&w" and the printer interpreted this distinctly on the purple/blue side. The very darkest pictures fared better, but were still noticeably inferior to professional processing.

    I can't speak highly enough about this printer. It's performance is almost without flaw (and hey, even the b&w pictures aren't *bad* they just aren't the *best*) Buy this baby and you will NOT be doing the trek to your neighborhood developer!


    5-0 out of 5 stars What a GREAT Product
    I had some minor problems with my previous Canon S800 printer, mostly in handling thicker paper (business card stock) so decided to upgrade. I knew I wanted a Canon printer and my choice came down to the iP5000 or the iP8500. I spent a lot of time searching the internet for reviews and talking to Canon tech reps. I got a lot of information but it still left me in a quantry, still between the same two printers.

    I think the information I found will be helpful to everyone who's goal is to find the best photo printer. The iP5000 is being pushed by Canon (rightfully so) as new technology, which focuses mainly on the small droplet size of the ink heads (1 Picoliter). The smaller the droplet size the better is the resolution (definition). Although the iP8500 has a 2 Picoliter droplet size, it has 2 additional ink cartridges-red & Green, which just happen to be primary colors.As Canon noted, this gives you an almost infinite range of colors allowing for "true-to-life" color.

    My deciding factor was the droplet size of my current S800 -- it is 4 Picoliter.By buying the 8500, I decrease the droplet size, increasing my photo definition 200% and I added a broad range of colors to produce more accurate colors.

    But these are just numbers. What was I really going to see and would I appreciate the difference. The answer is a resounding YES!!!!!

    I had a picture of an Egret next to a pond. The 8500 changed the color of the water to the truer color as defined by my 19" flat screen monitor. The rocks along the edge of the pound on the S800 photo seemed blurred as if caused by the depth of field while the 8500 photo showed the rocks clear as crystal showing their rough edges.

    Another photo of a brilliant California early morning red sky(actually more orange), which I always thought was a brilliant picture paled in comparison to the bright, vivid colors from the 8500.

    A comment on the StevesDigicam website on this subject said: "...the iP8500 prints show a visibly wider color gamut than those printed with 6 or 5 color photo printers.Noticeably more vibrant are the reds and greens and the ability to reproduce varying shades of orange that prove difficult to impossible on the other inkjet printers".

    Bottom Line: If you're an avid photographer and want your prints to accurately represent the quality of your photo equipment (I have a digital Rebel), I highly recommend the Canon iP8500.

    I hope this information is helpful to your selection.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Jackie Brown Says: Great Printer; Support Needs Improvement
    J. Morrison I've encountered this driver (won't install) problem before with several other Canon printers. The issue has to do with Canon's idiotic insistence on making the driver (and Easy Photo Print) install via Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser only. If Mozilla's Firefox or Safari or any other non-Internet Explorer browser is set as your default browser, the printer will not install. Canon's website is equally IE-centric and horrible to navigate if you don't use Internet Explorer. Nowhere on their site or within the installation instructions does it tell yout that you must use IE to load the drivers and software. This is inexcusable in 2005. Make sure you let them know how irritated this situation makes you.

    Anyway, to solve the problem, temporarily set IE as your default browser and then install the drivers. This worked like a charm for me with the Canon s9000, i560, i960 and i9900. When you're all done, return to your regularly scheduled default browser. :) ... Read more


    12. Konica Minolta Dimage Z5 5MP Digital Camera with 12x Anti-Shake Zoom
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $479.99
    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0007LW2ZI
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 182
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The compact DiMAGE Z5 is an all-round digital camera that offers a built-in 12x optical Mega Zoom lens, Konica Minolta's proprietary Anti-Shake System, 5.0-megapixel CCD, fast overall response including Rapid autofocusing (AF), and a large 2.0-inch LCD screen for easy viewing. All of these features combined, these features ensure that photographers won't miss a photo opportunity and that the subjects of their photos are big, beautiful, and shake-free. An ideal companion for travel photography as well as everyday picture taking, photographers will appreciate the versatility of this digital camera. With the camera's built-in 12x optical zoom lens and Konica Minolta's innovative Anti-Shake technology, even novice photographers can easily capture clear, sharp detailed views of the world around them. To ensure that photographers don't miss their shot, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 has a Rapid AF that's the one of the fastest autofocus for digital cameras with predictive focus control. Focusing in a mere 0.2 second (approximately) at wide angle and only 0.3 second (approximately) at telephoto, it's ideal for capturing any subject, moving or still. DiMAGE Z5 Highlights 12x optical Mega Zoom and 4x digital zoom for 48x total zoom; complemented with CCD-shift Anti-Shake System Fastest-in-class Rapid AF with Predictive Focus Control (As Nov 2004 - based on Konica-Minolta Tests) High-quality pictures with 5.0-megapixel CCD, Konica Minolta GT APO lens ... Read more

    Features

    • Large 2.0-inch LCD; macro mode for shooting subjects as close as 1 centimeter
    • Stores images on SD cards; powered by 4 AA batteries (alkaline or Ni-MH)
    • 5 MP CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 13 x 17-inch prints
    • Amazing 12x optical Mega Zoom with Anti-Shake technology allows you to shoot at speed 4 to 8 times longer with clear results
    • Rapid AF focuses in approximately 0.2 second in wide angle and 0.3 second in telephoto

    Reviews (4)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Stay Away from this Camera
    I have taken literally thousands of pictures with my Dimage Z1.I was very excited about getting the Z5.I thought the anit-shake technology and extra zoom would make this an amazing camera.Unfortunately this camera is HORRIBLE compared to the Z1.Here is why:
    1.I used the 400 ISO setting quite often on the Z1 with great results.The 320 ISO setting on the Z5 is completely unusable unless you want pictures that look like they were taken with a first generation digital camera.
    2.The pictures are not even close to as clean and clear.The colors are muted and I can not seem to set the camera to get anything close to white.None of this was a problem with the Z1.I frantically looked around for my receipt to return this (not from amazon.com) but I cannot find it. I am stuck with a very expensive but nearly useless camera.

    The only reason I gave this 2 stars is for the anti-shake feature.This works quite well.I suppose I could use the 100 ISO setting, but I still do not get great colors.

    Please keep this in mind...I seriously took thousands upon thousands of pictures with the Z1.I am actually quite heartbroken about this.I own a ton of Minolta products and this if the first time I have been let down.I guess I can let the kids use this camera.It is not much use to me.

    Please find another camera.I am not a frequent review writer but I feel so strongly about this that I want to warn others.

    I hope I have saved someone the $$$$.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
    I have an old Olympus 2.1 megapixel C-2100. It had a built in stabilization just like this Minolta Z5. Unfortunately, the built-in stabilizer option is about the only plus I can find for this Minolta.

    My pictures that I take using my 2.1 megapixel Olympus are night and day more vibrant in color than the ones taken with the Minolta.

    We are returning this camera to get our money back. We were excited about the stabilization feature, as it is a hard feature to find in a camera, but if it sacrifices picture quality, then it is not worth it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very nice mid-range camera
    To start off, let me say that I'm a neophyte digital camera user, so my review will be based on someone with little experience.

    That being said, the Z5 has been a pleasure to use.The ergonnomics are excellent, even for my big hands.The buttons are oriented very well for the left hand, so that you can virtually use this camera one-handed.Outdoor photos with good ambient light are very nice, and the 12x zoom makes it icing on the cake.The autofocus works very fast even on very distant objects.I didn't notice any excessive graininess or noise in outdoor photos, and the colors of the photos didn't look off to my eyes.However, if you shoot a moving subject, I found that it's wise to turn off the anti-shake, otherwise the picture will come out blurry, even if you manage to focus lock the subject (I tried this with flying birds).

    The EVF viewer is okay, but not great.It's very grainy and there's a significant amount of lag.Because of this and the fact that the EVF momentarily blacks out while taking a pic, don't use it for moving subjects.In contrast, I found the 2" LCD screen to be very nice, with good contrast, brightness, refresh and resolution.

    The main reason I knocked the camera down to 4 stars was its relatively poor indoor or low-light performance, with what seemed to me to be a weak flash.Even with longer exposure times and a tripod mount, I noticed a fair bit of noise in the pictures.And the flash, though rated out to 7' didn't seem to be enough to do the job, even on the slow flash.There was however no problem with redeye that I noticed.

    What makes this camera truly awesome though (and a big reason I purchased it) is for its movie mode.Oddly, the movie mode seems to do better in low light situations than still photos.It does have some trouble focusing if you pan around too much or too fast, but otherwise, capturing video at 640x480@30fps with sound for as long as you have memory is great.And being able to zoom in this mode is a very nice feature, not to mention that the anti-shake feature works in this mode as well.The end result is SVHS quality video without too many shakes that looks really nice.

    The battery life seems good to me, though I have little comparisons to make.It's also nice that the camera uses standard AA batteries so in a pinch, you can throw in some alkaline or lithium batteries.

    4-0 out of 5 stars This is more like it
    I've gone with every version of the Sony Mavica for my digital pics over the years but with my son turning one I needed a camera that would get clear shots when he was moving fast.

    The hardest thing to find was something that had a powerful optical zoom (Sony spoiled me with 16x), and tho I have two fine camcorders it is nice to have video recording that does zooms and stabilization during vid recording (again, Sony has always done zoom/stabilization in it's video capture but most cameras don't).

    After much research and coming very close to buying the Panasonic Lumix (very nice camera but terrible viewscreen) and the Kodak (no stabilization and required to use that silly dock) I noticed the Z5 had a bigger viewscreen than the older Z3.

    Looking closer and seeing the 12x optical and the video recording that not only does zoom and stabilization but also 640x480 at 30fps (Mavica does only 15 second 320x240) and the deal was done.I bought a 1GB SanDisk Ultra2 (60x) sd card which allows up to 350 highest res pictures (and/or up to 28 minutes of wonderful stutter-free video) and now I am taking shots of my little moving target with no more blurring results.

    My wife isn't into tweaking any camera and the controls are great, a little more complicated than the Mavica but not by much.Really it's point & shoot ease with only having to know four other buttons (one to switch between playback and "record", the toggle to go back and forth between stored images, a dedicated delete button to get rid of ones you don't like and the shutter button.If you are into doing more then there's a lot more on the camera from macros to in-camera video editing and on and on.

    I know that most people don't buy a still camera for video and so I have to stress that the stills are blowing me away ... but also mention that if you do care about the video option then consider that the reason I only gave the unit a 4 is that the videos are Quicktimes.If you're a Windows person then you'll have to pay Apple (the real monopolist of PCs) $30 for a copy of QuickTime Pro to convert them to AVI and then use Microsoft's free Media Encoder or the consumer-grade freebie "Windows Movie Maker" to convert the AVIs to WMV format for best viewing in Media Player or use the AVIs in Pinnacle Studio 9 to make DVDs (why the heck don't cameras just record to WMV?This Quicktime default is so old fashioned).The quality of the videos IS good enough for your DVDs.

    Aside from the video conversion pain, as a still camera This is the one.
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    13. Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 5-Piece Speaker System with Subwoofer
    by Logitech
    list price: $399.99
    our price: $265.04
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002WPSBC
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Logitech
    Sales Rank: 500
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speaker System ... Read more

    Features

    • 505 watts total system power (62 watts x 4, plus 69-watt center speaker and 188-watt subwoofer)
    • 5.1 speaker system with 4 satellite speakers, center speaker, subwoofer, and Digital SoundTouch control center
    • Connects to PCs, DVD players, CD players, portable MP3 players, and game consoles
    • Digital SoundTouch unit controls volume, surround sound effects, and more
    • Supports Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS 96/24, and Dolby Pro Logic

    Reviews (57)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Speakers On The Market Today for the price
    Right now these things are shaking my desk so violently that I can barely type. The scary thing is, the volume is only at 50%. You could cause some serious damage with these things. The sonic quality is excellent at all levels. The detail is so great that I can now hear all of the imperfections in my mp3's.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best computer speakers
    I've had these speakers for half a year. At first, I was hesitant spending $300 on computer speakers. I haven't regretted it since. These speakers are worth the money. The sound effects are amazing whether you're watching movies or playing games. You won't believe the size (and weight) of the subwoofer. At 1000-Watt peak performance even your next street neighbor will complain about the noise. The volume can be increased/decreased consistently without jumps. Setting volume to whisper-quiet while someone is sleeping in the next room works pretty nicely.

    A few accessories you should consider buying (assuming you already have good quality sound card which supports digital out):
    1. Digital Coaxial or Fiber Optics cable for digital quality sound.
    2. Advanced surge protector which filters power noise. Otherwise you're likely to hear constant background noise from the subwoofer and loud clicking when light switch is flipped.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible Audio
    I consider myself a big audiophile and nothing is more important than jamming to some high-end tunes while working at my PC on 3d or Flash designs. It was time to trade up the Cambridge Soundworks system I was using for this one and my experience was nothing but great. The package shipped a week early and was so heavy I needed to drag it into the elevator to get it to my apartment. Installation was a breeze and my first taste of DTS from the Gladiator DVD was breath-taking. You cannot beat this price for a set of computer system speakers that will do Dolby Digital and DTS. The only downfall is the fact these speaker manufactures haven't fully integrated Creative Labs Digital DIN plug which means it requires multiple wiring for digital decoding then for analogue to play games via EAX. The sub woofer is bass pounding and it is gigantic. There is no better set of speakers for the price anywhere and shipping was so fast I couldn't believe it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Awsome (after the Sub Woofer loosens-up)
    Have had this system for a week now and it performs very well.While it is plug-and-play out of the box (a very LARGE box - 27 Kg) the number of possible settings makes you just want to fiddle with things.When combined with a high-end sound card like Creative's Audigy 4 Pro, you need to decide which system provides the effects - the card or the Z-5500.If you don't, the sound will get very bad, very fast and tweaking gets extremely difficult.

    The reviews of "shaking things off of shelves and walls" are a little far fetched (or indicative of pervasive poor building construction).The system is capable of extreme volumes and retains clarity - even sounds better - at higher volumes.However, the earth shaking must be highly dependent on the room acoustics as I have yet to rattle anything off the wall or shelves (and YES, I have cranked it to the max until my vision became blurred).

    The tuned-port sub woofer sounds muddy at lower volumes unless I tweak the settings and it is getting better as it breaks in.Again, I chalk most of this up to my room acoustics albeit tuned-ports are notoriously "muddy" when compared to acoustic suspension speakers at lower volumes.The sub is incredible at medium to higher volumes - especially with movies in Dolby DTS.

    The satellites are very good on their own - they lack any bass capability but the mid-range and treble are crisp and clear at all volume levels.

    Overall - no regrets. I would recommend this system for someone looking for an alternative to an AV/amplifier home theater sound system or a very high-end PC sound system.

    You should have some advanced knowledge of how to configure the sound settings of both your computer (or other sources) and these speakers to be completely amazed by their capability - if you don't know what a TOSLINK cable is for, you need to study a bit before you need these.

    5-0 out of 5 stars More than I expected!
    Being an owner of the Z-560's (4.1) I had been wanting to upgrade to the Z-680's for the center channel capability and the option of going digital. I have beeen watching the Z-5500 reviews and prices since this products introduction.

    The only drawback was that I saw some reviews that indicated that the speaker connectors were using the RCA type connectors. That was the only thing that had been a bone of contention for me. My splicing and mechanical skills are good so I could deal with it.
    Well, I went ahead and took the plunge and found them on Amazon for a better price than other places I had been considering. I recieved the package in 24 hours with standard UPS ground! Mostly because the wherehouse was only 40 minutes from my location. It came as an unmarked box, but the real retail box was inside. (good idea)
    Once I got it to my home, I began the transition and noticed the speakers had the better pushlock type connector as opposed to the RCA jack type I had seen in the reviews! :happynod: I immediately stopped and went to my local electronics store and got some monster cable!

    Another thing I noticed is the direct analog cables are a little short for my liking. It is a little prohibitive with my placement preference. I'd like to see a few feet added to the cable. Of couse making my own is not a big deal.

    Setup was a breeze, it looks much more refined than the 680/560's and I believe the sound is better over the 680's but I have only been in someone elses house and listening to it on their own setup and configuration so, while you might see reviews saying the 680's are better, don't forget that everyones setup/soundsource/tone levels & room acoustics are different. But from the 560's the one noticible difference is the bass...obviously. Shakes your britches! I haven't had a chance to play anything at high levels yet but I really am happy with my purchase.

    So if you were concerned about the speaker connectors, don't worry, it looks as if Logitech listened.

    I think you'll love them. ... Read more


    14. Konica Minolta Dimage A200 8MP Digital Camera with Anti-Shake 7x Optical Zoom
    by Konica Minolta
    list price: $749.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000683VIY
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 186
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Konica Minolta's Anti-Shake technology shifts the CCD to compensate for the vibrations that occur with handheld shooting. This includes gradual body movements and fine hand movements made when taking telephoto or macro shots. You get clearer, sharper shots, and can shoot with shutter speeds up to 8 times longer than with digital cameras without such technology. Anti-Shake also helps you capture finer images when taking movies.Angular velocity sensors detect camera shake and the SIDM actuator shifts the CCD vertically or horizontally to compensate. You get clear, beautiful images without having to use your tripod so often.The DiMAGE A200 is effective against a wide range of camera shake. This includes subtle, high-frequency shaking, low-frequency shaking caused by large body movements.The DiMAGE A200 is equipped with 3 AF Area modes (Wide, 11-Point Focus-Area Selection, and Flex Focus Point), two AF modes (Single-shot AF and Continuous AF), and Full-time AF. Simply choose the one that best suits your conditions. You can also use Direct Manual Focus when you need even greater precision, like for portraits and macro shots, by turning the focus ring after the AF looks on the subject.With its 8.0 megapixel resolution, the DiMAGE A200 is a remarkable photographic tool. Create subtle, expressive images. Take rich, beautiful portraits of people you love. Capture landscapes in breathtaking detail. The large, 2/3-inch CCD provides intricate detai ... Read more

    Features

    • Powered by 1 NP-800 Lithium-ion battery
    • 8-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 16-by-22-inch enlargements
    • Konica Minolta 7X optical zoom GT lens combines with a 2x digital zoom and 4x interpolated digital zoom
    • Anti-shake feature for smooth photographic close-ups; flip-out, tilting 1.8-inch LCD
    • Store images on type I or II Compact Flash memory cards or Microdrive; connects to PC via USB 2.0

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Almost every aspect is great!
    Overall, this is a very nice camera. I bought it because a few weeks ago I used a friends Canon EOS Digital Rebel to shoot some pictures of his son's baptism. I really realized how much I missed a zoom ring and an a manual focus ring on a camera. I did some research and decided the DiMAGE A200 was the most modern camera in its class, had the best feature set of any SLR-like camera at the best price and had a manual zoom ring on the lens.

    These reviews probably tend to be overly positive since the author just invested a bunch of money in the product and would be unlikely to trash it. But I am genuinely very pleased with this camera. I am by no means an advanced photographer. But I am simply not attracted to the small one-dimensional point-and-shoot cameras. I guess I am the absolute intended target of the A200. My initial impressions, based on one day of playing, is that this is a very advanced camera. The feel of the camera is excellent. The weight and size are just enough to give a solid feel while still compact. Controls are very intuitive and reading the manual for a few minutes lets you jump right in to some very advance, but easily programmable features. Basic guidance in terms of navigation etc. are supplied at the bottom of each screen. Particularly nice are the 5 sets of programmable image settings. These then are available on each startup on the `MR' setting. Very easy and excellent feature that I have not seen mentioned too much in the more formal reviews. Consistent with comments in some of the more detailed reviews on the web, colors were a bit muted on the `native' color setting, and the AF was a tad slow indoors or at high zoom. Color can be either enhanced by selecting the `vivid' setting or offline in the supplied software. Oddly enough, color seemed better on the tele-macro setting than on the regular setting. The DiMAGE viewer software is simple and straight forward. What I really like is that it does not look like a product of the Disney company. It is clean and professional looking and is clearly intended for a pro-sumer audience. Anyway, back to the camera. In general this is a really nice camera and I am certain that as I become more familiar with it I will take better photos. However, I would mention that one immediate point that struck me, and that I have not yet seen in online reviews, is the quality of the auto white-balance indoors. It consistently gave very yellow images. This was very easily remedied with a few buttons to set the white balance to either the pre-set `tungsten' setting or by measuring it and saving in one of two memory settings. However, I was surprised that this was necessary. Outdoors, automatic white balance was fine. This may prompt me to stick with my Olympus 3040Zoom for indoor shooting and use the DiMAGE primarily for outdoor shooting where it really shines. A few minor odd-bits: I can't seem to understand what the reason for the `control wheel is' in that every function it serves is redundant to other control options on the camera. For some reason the designers felt it necessary to build in artificial shutter sound effects when you take a picture. I suppose it is a good thing to have sound verification that the exposure has taken place, but is a little juvenile. Luckily, all system sounds are easily changed, turned down or off.

    Pros: Excellent fit, finish, feel and dimensions. Excellent documentation. System firmware is simple to navigate and full-featured. A welcome return to a manual zoom ring. Easy to use features and intuitive navigation. Very useful preset image settings. Practical and functional software package with an adult user interface.

    Cons: Disappointing auto white balance indoors. Lens cover has no attachment strap and will likely be lost within a year. EVF is a little grainy, I would never use it for manual focus. The LCD is much higher resolution and more suitable for manual focus.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great images, poor Auto-Focus
    The GREAT:

    This camera has absolutely AWESOME image quality. I and my wife have used the macro feature on flowers, spiders, lady bugs, kids toes.... anything. The level of detail this camera can get with macro controlled AF + 10x optical zoom is just great.

    The exposure controls are easy to get to with a quick-menu button that gets to only white balance, exposure, ISO, and whatnot. Other buttons are laid out intuitively when you get your hands on it. Program mode allows you to adjust f/ after AF-half press with a simple wheel behind the shutter release. Great preset modes. Quick preview button is a cool feature if you don't want the images to pop up every time you snap one off, but want to see the last one easily when you please.

    The anti-shake really does help taking pictures with the 10x zoom. (please, for the love of all things holy, DO NOT use digital zoom! You can crop later and get the same image!!) Actually, i turned on the AS as soon as I took it out of the box and never looked back (feature also has a button to easily turn on/off to save battery)

    The camera also comes with the Full version of Quicktime for video editing, and a basic photo viewer/editor. The DiMage viewer is O.K., but not as feature rich as a Photoshop nerd like me would like, and not user-friendly enough for a beginner. I would rather Konica struck a deal with Paintshop/PS-Pro from Corel than pay software developers to make mediocre software.

    The could-use-work:

    The cycle time with the flash on is not great, 3-5 seconds maybe (didn't get a stopwatch out), cycle time with RAW is atrocious, but I think would be better if I had a pro CF type II high speed card instead. The internal RAM gets past the write time on smaller files, but can't keep a full 12mb RAW image and

    The really annoying:

    This is not an action camera. This is not a low natural light without a flash camera. This is not a low light AF camera. HOWEVER: When I can get it to focus in lower light/indoor levels, the Anti-Shake made better pictures without a flash than my Canon A75 ever thought of.

    Also: The only camera in this class I've heard of having great low-light AF is the Sony DSC-V3 because it uses a laser to find the subject. AND: If you want precision-fast AF, get a Digital SLR. Overall though, I feel the AF on this camera is sub-par even with my little caveats no matter what light level. Konica-Minolta really should work on this in their next camera in the A series.

    Conclusion: (...) I still have some reservations that I should have gone with the Sony DSC-V3, or the Panasonic DMC-FZ20k. But I'm in love with the zoom/macro/features/megapixels/image quality/buttons-buttons-buttons of this camera. I think I would have been more at ease if I had had a chance to get my hands on these models, which you usually can't find in a store. If you're a photo-buff on a budget, get this camera. If you're looking for a party/family camera with great resolution but only 4x zoom, I'd go with the Sony. The Panasonic is similar to the A200, has better reviewed AF, a Leica 12x lens, but the features/buttons aren't as cool and useable (i've read). There are other cameras from Kodak and Such, check out as many as you can to find YOUR camera. Make it fit what you're taking pictures of. BTW- if you're not planning to print over 8x10 size photos and stick with 4x6 and 5x7 prints from wally-world, get a 4-5 megapixel camera. You don't need 8 megapixels for that.

    (ps - if you want a 1300 mAh battery for this, Sterlingtek.com has one. Haven't ordered one yet. but pricegrabber has good reviews of them.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Whole New World
    This is soooo different for me.I have a Canon Powershot G2 that I absolutely love.I wanted to try a camera with an optical zoom and didn't feel like spending $1,000 for a Rebel that I didn't have any extra lenses for.I also wanted to be able to use Compact Flash.This camera takes some getting used to, but I can already see the potential for great shots.My best advice is READ THE MANUAL.It is very well written and easy to understand. With 8 megapixels to work with, it is easier to fix shots that leave something to be desired.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Camera for Photographers
    Let me be honest. I don't like digital cameras! I have a Canon F1 for 25 years that I have used to take pictures in Canada when it was -35c. When I want better quality, I have a Fuji 645zi. It will be many years before digital catches up.

    However, I have realised for a while that I am missing many shots in my day to day life because I don't think they are worthy of committing to film. So at the end of 2004 I started reading the magazines to look for a digital camera. And what a lot of nonsense I had to read!

    ANYHOW, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANY HARD WORK - JUST BUY THIS CAMERA!!

    What is great about it is it works on auto straight out the box and its sharp 28-200 image stabalised lens gives great results on default settings. After a few hours, I changed the default colour setting to Vivid and moved over to shutter priority and got even better results.

    But this camera has over-rides for everything, including the ability to power the flash down to 1/8th power and use it to fire slave studio flash.

    It has 8mp and can shoot in RAW, RAW+JPeg or JPEG. it uses compact flash cards and I have been using a Lexar 1GB card with fast processing between shots.

    It also comes with a neat remote control unit, which allows self portraits etc.

    This is a go-everywhere camera. Very light and compact. Will become my camera for business trips. And with 8mp, if I take a shot I want to enlarge beyond 8x10, it can be easily done.

    Check this beauty out-you won't be disappointed

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dimage A200 Camera
    I have had a Nikon Coolpix 4300 for about two and a half years and in that time have taken over 2500 pictures.One thing I definately wanted was a camera with a longer zoom. I travel by bicycle and like to carry my camera everywhere (that is why so many pictures!) so I did not want to go to the size and expense of a digital SLR. As I seached for cameras with longer zooms,there were two I liked the range of- both the Canon Pro1 and the Dimage A200 which was not released yet. The 28- 200mm (35mm equivelent) zoom gives me a great range from wide angle to telephoto. A very useful range making many different pictures possible. I also was attracted by the anti-shake feature. A camera with a long zoom (some go to 300mm on digital prosumer cameras) is not useful if you cannot hold it steady enough to get a clear picture. Despite the length of the zoom, the camera is surprisingly compact at about 4 1/2" by 4 1/2" and easily fits into my fanny pack which is exactly what I wanted.
    Another great feature is the adjustable LCD monitor which is sharper than the one on my Nikon. This allows you to aim over your head or at a low angle and still see what you are shooting at. You can fold it in facing the camera body to protect it and also to shoot using the EVF viewfinder which means you are using less battery power.It will turn completely forward so you can do a self portrait using the remote control to trip the shutter.The remote can also be useful for long exposures on a tripod like night shots. For night shots, it even has noise cancelation where it will take a second picture with the shutter closed to record any "hot spots" from pixels and subtract them from the final picture so it is clearer and doesn't have white dots on it.I tried this and it takes great night shots- the best I have gotten with any camera I have owned.I used a tripod of course.This slows the time between pictures a little, but if you are taking this type of picture you are used to waiting.
    The time between shots it pretty quick. Faster than my Nikon certainly. It has manual or auto focus (I used manual with it at infinity for my night shots since this like many auto focus cameras can have trouble focusing in low light situations).The macro can be used at either the wide angle or telephoto ends of the zoom.I have not really tried that yet.Nor have I tried the movie format which is said to be very good. There are two resolutions you can use for that. That is not what I bought this camera for anyways.
    I thought my little Nikon 4mp camera took nice pictures,but the Dimage A200 blows that away.It is simple enough for a novice to use it on "Auto" but has enough features to please most professionals too.I have mostly used "Auto" so far and as I become more familiar with the camera, I will be able to take advantage of more of its features.I already have taken pictures with it that when I look at them I am amazed that I took them. They are very sharp- from the wide angle through telephoto. This camera fit my needs and then some- with the options available as I become more experienced with them. If you are serious about photography and yet want to keep it simple, this is a great camera! I don't need or want to carry all that other gear.
    Notice I have not talked about the eight megapixels?That is because it was not a consideration for my purchase and enjoyment fo this camera. Four is a lot for most uses especially since most users will not be making prints larger than 8x 10. But this camera gives you that possiblity.I guess that sums up this camera the best- all the possibilities it gives you.All in one small package. I love this camera!Yes, the photo is what the eye sees, but this will definately help you to capture what you see. I very highly recommend it! ... Read more


    15. Canon PIXMA iP3000 Photo Printer
    by Canon Office Products
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $75.49
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    Asin: B0002GU4DA
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 52
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    print resolution: 600 x 600 dpi black; 4800 x 1200 dpi color * direct photo printing with PictBridge-compliant cameras * two-sided printing * print speed: up to 22 pages per minute with black-and-white; up to 15 pages per minute in color; 36 seconds for a single 4" x 6" photo * print sizes: letter (8-1/2" x 11"), legal, 4" x 6", 5" x 7", envelope * ... Read more

    Features

    • Direct print port, PictBridge compatible
    • USB interface; PC and Mac compatible
    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color resolution
    • Up to 22 ppm black, 15 ppm color; 4-by-6-inch photo in about 36 seconds
    • Built-in 2-sided printing; 4 individual ink tanks

    Reviews (57)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Stunning printer .... on the cheap
    Never thought much of Canon printers, but picked up this one to use with a Powershot. I hooked it up to the 'puter anyway and installed the drivers/software, and that was completely painless, which surprised me (my backup machine; Win 98SE, eek!).

    Then I connected the cam, pushed the "print" button and printed a picture straight from it- in about 30 seconds. It dropped into the paper tray, and right after that, my jaw dropped. Brilliant colors, sharp print, just like from the drugstore. Simply lovely. It also operates perfectly from the computer, handling whatever you throw at it without blinking. The colors are bright and the black is deep and crisp.

    Two ways to feed paper; individual ink tanks; sensible, unobtrusive design - and it's quiet enough for a spy.

    This printer will make you smile.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent printer, you wont regret buying it
    This printer is simply amazing. ok, it doesnt have a parrallel port connection, but does anyone really need 1? It uses usb just fine. It is very inexpensive and cant understand what more you could get by getting a higher priced printer. I had considered getting the ip4000 or ip5000 but I figured I dont do much photo printing so I went with this. After printing a photo when I set it up, I cant see how the other models could be much better. It looks like i just brought the photo home from the photo lab! Setup was easy on an XP machine. I havent tried duplex printing yet but im sure it works fine. Oh and as far as how loud it is...after the initial click which isnt very loud, it produces almost no noise at all while printing. Run your finger over a piece of paper from side to side a few times, thats about the noise that it makes. Other than the initial click, you could print while someone is sleeping in the room. It even has a quiet mode which I guess is supposed to make the click quieter but I see no need for it since its already pretty quiet. If youre considering a printer, just buy this one, you wont regret it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Super duper printer!
    This printer is absolutely amazing.If I didn't know the price I would have assumed it to be over $200 because of its fantastic output.Colors are absolutely impeccable and vivid. Keep in mind that you can use this photo printer as a regular printer too.Print speeds are a lot better then my last HP printer.The included Easy-PhotoPrint software is awesome too... it allows you to crop images, remove blemishes, correct red-eye, correct lighting, and soften images... basically its like a professional photography service. Also keep in mind that this printer isn't exactly tiny... it is a little bit above average in size but by no means too large. Its ink cartridges are inexpensive and last a long time.I purchased my iP3000 with a PowerShot SD400 (super awesome too!) so with the $70 rebate I will get this printer for only $10 from Amazon!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great purchase, price, printer!
    This printer was not only a great price, but it does a fantastic printing job. Very easy to set up and prints photos with ease and excellent quality. Don't miss your chance to pick this up at the very reasonable price.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for only some people
    This is a sweet printer in most ways.The paper handling is great, the image quality is great, it is fast, and the ink is a resonable price.

    The downside?If you are thinking about using Linux even a little, ignore Canon Printers.The support is nonexistant. (I recently switched, and everything works great EXCEPT this printer.My HP works fine) ... Read more


    16. Logitech Mobile Freedom Bluetooth Headset
    by Logitech
    list price: $69.99
    our price: $41.99
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    Asin: B00069IQG0
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Logitech
    Sales Rank: 21
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • No additional phone dongle needed to enjoy 10 meters (30 feet) of range. It also works with your Bluetooth-compatible PC. And Bluetooth v1.2 gives you adaptive frequency hopping, quick connect time, and improved audio quality.
    • WindStop technology enables clear conversations in adverse conditions by reducing the disruptive effects of wind noise, including automobile air conditioners.
    • Rotating clip conveniently fits either ear, and lightweight soft foam ear pad stays comfortable even after long talk sessions.
    • Enjoy up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 250 hours of standby time between charges.
    • Call/answer button on the headset lets you conduct calls without having to pick up the phone. The Logitech Mobile Freedom Headset also supports several features built into many handsets, such as voice dialing, three-way calling, and m

    Reviews (43)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good
    This has to be one of the best deals on a BlueTooth Headset there is as of this writing.It paired easily, and lost its connection only once during an entire day (my phone?).In keeping with the well known practice of the 3 day conditioning LiIon batteries, I expected it to run out of juice before getting past the "all day" mark.I kept it on for 14 hours, and it never even blinked.WindStop(tm) is truly amazing, and I drove down the interstate, windows open, and even some passing tractor trailers were undetectable by callers (!).Plus, it sits OUTSIDE one's ear instead of an ear "bud" style, which prevents fit issues, and causes less harm on the ole' eardrum.It's quite uncomfortable with (sun)glasses), and it's possible that that my ear was a bit small for the loop.Otherwise, it worked like a dream.

    5-0 out of 5 stars works EXACTLY as advertised
    Unwrapped this headset and it works exactly as advertised.Range is approximately 30 ft but interference and crackling starts around 10 ft.Pairing (Nokia 3360) was easy and the unit has excellent battery life.The 'windstopper technology' really does work, no wind noise even when it's blowing about 15 mph.Conversations are actually clearer when driving my truck than when just using the phone.
    This may sound like an advertisement but I've been amazed that all the claims made are actually true.
    A few other things.Pressing the multifunction button once activates voice dialing, aesthetics are not quite as nice as other units but the unit is comfortable and easy to use.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Logitech Mobile Freedom Headset
    Using it with a Treo 650.Seems to be solid and well built, no fidgety little bits to break off.Sound quality is good, starts to crackle if I'm more than 10 feet away from the phone - although from reading forums it seems to be due to the Treo's weak bluetooth implementation rather than the headset itself.

    At 23 grams it's a bit heavier than I would have liked.The fit is fairly snug, but could still be improved.Drive on a bumpy road and it's gonna flop around uncomfortably.

    If I were to buy again, I would look for a headset with the same sound and build quality, but with better fit and less weight (maybe around 15 grams).In this price range ($40) there aren't many options, maybe I'd try the Cardo Scala 500 and see how that compares.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great sound quality and battery life!
    So given that I now have a new bluetooth phone I figured it was high time to get myself a good bluetooth headset. I read a number of reviews and compared different models. There were a few that appealed due to their geek factor (the Jabra BT800 Bluetooth Headset in particular because of it's screen and ability to dial phonebook entries) but given that they all got panned for poor audio quality or extreme weight I decided to look for something a little more practical. After reading extensive reviews of about 15 different headsets I settled on the Logitech Mobile Freedom Bluetooth Headset given that all the reviews were consistent in their praise of it's audio quality and comfort factors. Now that I have it I figured I would add my own review into the merry fray.

    When I got the unit it was entombed in the standard plastic casing that requires near military levels of might and force to open. Luckily I have an implement designed for the job and made quick work of opening the package to reveal the headset, instructions, and an A/C charger. As per the instructions the first thing I did was plug the charger into it and let it sit for four hours. The charger itself is well designed and fairly small. The plugs are rotated 90 degrees from a normal plug and the brick is narrow enough to plug it into a power-strip without blocking any other outlets. The adapter has a decently long cord with a small plug that fits neatly into the backside of the headset.

    While it was charging I took a moment to read the manual and look at the actual headset. It was a little larger than some of the others I've seen, but just as light. It has a very simple interface - a toggle switch for adjusting the volume, and an "action" button for turning the headset on and off as well as taking and rejecting calls. The action button is actually an LED which can turn red or blue to indicate various statuses. Although the simple user interface prevents some really advanced features it does make using the unit simple. You really only need to hit one button to do anything (aside from muting - you press and hold the volume button for a second to do that) and it's pretty intuitive in figuring out what you want to do.

    Once the unit was charged I paired it with my phone. This process was surprisingly simple - I held the action button for 10 seconds until the light started flashing red and blue. This put the headset in discoverable mode and I just had to tell my cell phone to add a new device. After typing in the pre-selected password they were instantly paired. Now whenever I turn the headset on (pressing the action button for four seconds) they instantly pair and the headset automatically goes into headset mode.

    I also paired it with my Powerbook. Unfortunately that broke the pairing with my phone so I won't be using it very often with the powerbook. For users who are looking for a good VOIP headset this might be an ideal solution. OSX fully supports the headset profile and when it was connected routed all sounds through the headset. I did a quick recording test and it did indeed pull audio in from the microphone as expected. After that experiment I re-paired the headset with my phone and started some audio tests to determine the sound quality.

    The main selling point of the Logitech Mobile Freedom Headset in my mind is its amazing audio quality. I called several people in a number of different situations. First in a quiet room with no air movement. I then turned on some music quietly in the background. Finally I went for a drive and tried the headset with the air conditioning off, on, and then finally with the drivers window open. For all but the final test wit the window open the headset sounded fantastic for both ends of the call. Some of the people I was talking to said it sounded clearer than when I was using the handset held up to my face. With the window rolled down (and the headset on the window side of my face) there was a little wind noise, however it was still possible to hear me - something that no other headset on the market could muster to my knowledge. With its 7 hours of talk time I could see using this for a majority of my phone calls!

    Overall impressions:
    I'm impressed and would give the Logitech Mobile Freedom Bluetooth Headset a 9/10 rating. It's quite usable, has incredible sound quality, and is comfortable enough that I can wear it for hours and nearly forget that it's there. The only two things I can mark them down on would be that the unit is slightly larger than some of the competition and that you can only pair the headset with one device at a time. I would find being able to pair it with two or more devices incredibly useful given that I have both a bluetooth laptop and cell phone. Well worth the $50 on Amazon.com!

    4-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT for the price!!!
    Ordered it Tuesday... received it Thursday. For the price this headset is really hard to beat. And with the extra $30 off for getting an Amazon credit card, wow... a functional Bluetooth headset for only $12 *shipped*??? (And it's $2 cheaper today than it was last week!)

    The sound quality is actually very good, although since it's not one of those in-ear headsets you might have trouble hearing anything in a loud environment. And for people with large ears it's not the easiest to put on, but it's VERY light. Range is excellent, too.

    Buy this headset! You won't be disappointed. ... Read more


    17. Epson PictureMate Personal Photo Printer
    by Epson
    list price: $199.99
    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0002KHZGK
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 691
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    PictureMate Personal Photo Lab Color Inkjet Printer ... Read more

    Features

    • 6-color pigment inks; resists fading for up to 200 years in archival sleeves
    • USB, memory card slots, optional Bluetooth; PC and Mac
    • 1-touch 4-by-6-inch lab-quality photo printing
    • Remarkably low operating cost, about 29 cents per print
    • 5,760 x 1440 dpi maximum resolution, 2.5-picoliter drops

    Reviews (55)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for what it is supposed to do
    First let me say, I have a real 13" printer by Epson and do all of the color matching and correction when using it.

    Problem is that the workflow on the larger printer really doesn't meet the workflow needs of the wife.

    My wife has been using the picturemate for a year now and we have gone through probably 600 prints.It has been well worth it.The photos are exceptional.

    My ONLY complaint is the cropping it automatically does to fill the entire 4x6 when doing borderless.There really is no fit option on this printer to get it to print the entire original image for images that don't match the aspect ration of 4x6.But, it only bothers me and doesn't bother my wife.

    Looking at the user manual for the new version of the picturemate with the picture viewer, it looks like they have solved this problem on the new version.Because of this I would recommend getting the version with the picture viewer display.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good prints for 48 hours then Black fades
    Ok I bought this for the supposedly long life of the ink. Then my dream were shattered by all the disclaimers. I have to live in a glass bubble to get those results.
    Then I noticed that the black when first printed looks absulotely great compared to my Canon 5000 but after 48 hours the black faded? I'm using Epson ink? Whats up Epson you optimize your ink for store sales?
    Now I know why there are so many lawsuits to you over yoru claims.
    Very Disatisfied!

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Little Dynamo
    I now have no excuse not to take pictures.The Epson Picture Mate is easy to use and the finished product is as good as or better than any photo lab.The one complaint that I hear and read about is the lack of a monitor.Since I review most of my pictures in the camera's monitor (Nikon coolpix 995) or enhance them with my computer, I hardly miss the monitor at all. If it prints too slowly for anyone, I suggest that you press the print button and go about your business.When you return, you wil have some of the finest quality (use the epson paper) longest lasting prints that you can obtain anywhere.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Prints, Beautiful price
    I love this handy little printer! I bought it a couple of weeks ago after shopping in quite a few stores looking at various photo printing machines, this one had the right price, and the right quality of print.

    The prints come out beautifully, very crisp. It has taken me a little time to learn my way around the software that came with the machine but it seems to be doing the job. The main reason I didn't give it 5 stars is it seems to print a slight bit crooked if the paper isn't in there perfectly every time. Yet it isn't enough to ruin a print either.... and the software does take a little time to learn and I wish there would of been a booklet with some quick info in it on how to use the software to its max. I adore quick cheat sheets.

    5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT PHOTOS--NO CROPPING PROBLEMS
    I just purchased this PictureMate printer for my wife's birthday and what an excellent gift it is!!Photos come out lab quality perfect..brilliant colors!Everything you could want in a personal printer. As for the problem many people have had with the printer cropping the picture when printing from a computer....if you have a scanner hooked up to your computer...bring your pictures up on the scanner program, select printpreview, then normal tile, then fit your picture to the entire tile square and print.....NO CROPPING....I get a beautiful complete UNCROPPED photo every time. If starting with a larger shot, simply resize the photo first OR center the oversized photo on the tile and whatever is inside the tile lines will print on the entire 4x6 photo. ... Read more


    18. Etymotic Research ER6i Isolator Earphones
    by Etymotic Research
    list price: $149.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002ZW5W4
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Etymotic Research
    Sales Rank: 109
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    6i isolator earphones are designed specifically for use with the Apple iPod and other small portable players, offering 8 dB higher overall sensitivity and increased bass response. ... Read more

    Features

    • Includes 5 ft. cord with 3.5 mm stereo plug / 1 pair eartips / 1 pair foam eartips / 2 replacement filters / Filter changing tool / Shirt clip / Zippered pouch
    • Includes shirt clip and zippered storage pouch
    • Use with MP3, CD, DVD players and personal computers
    • Lightweight, compact, fits in your pocket; no battery required
    • Highest noise isolation (15 to 35dB)

    Reviews (27)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect: A Bit Tinny, But That Problem Is Solvable
    Here is how you solve it...Go to Radio Shack and for about 20 dollars pick up one of their little headphone amps.Looks like half a stick of dynamite with a cable at the end of it. Attach the cable into your audio device and the Etymotics into the amp.Makes the 6i's sound like the 4'P's, which cost three times as much.Really, this works.Without the amp, the 6i's are four stars, but with the little amp, well....outrageously good.

    5-0 out of 5 stars They work like they are supposed to work
    The other reviewers have said pretty much what needs to be said.They are a little bright, meaning there isn't much bass.If you want more bass, crank it up on your player.The highs and midrange are perfect.If I could "define" their sound, I would say that they sound "precise."That is, music comes through super clear -- you will hear everything (e.g., a guitarist shifting his hand along the strings of his guitar).If you have low bitrate mp3's, you will notice the compression noise with the Etymotics because of their clarity (even though you cannot hear the noise in cheaper headphones or speakers).Thus, with the Etymotics, it pays to have higher quality sound files.

    They isolate sounds very well.After a long day, they are fun to listen to when relaxing because all background noise disappears and you can immerse yourself in your music.This isolation is great for loud environments (e.g., plane trips), but the drawback is that you will not hear background sounds, so be careful using them in environments where you need to be cognizant of ambient sounds.For comparison, I have Sennheiser noise isolation headphones, which sound good, but do not sound as good as the Etymotics and do not isolate sound as well as the Etymotics.

    The Etymotics are relatively comfortable.Even if you don't plug them into your ears deeply, they "stick" well and don't fall out.I'm not a big earbud person at all (e.g., I cannot wear the standard Sony earbuds because they will not stay in my ears), but the Etymotics are comfortable & do not fall out.If you have a chance, try them out before buying to make sure they are comfortable to you.

    Bottom line: they sound great, but are a little bright and are a little expensive.I bought mine during a sale for $82 shipped.While this is still expensive, they are a very high quality product.With the Etymotics, you get a quality set of earbuds with precise sound and super isolation.If this is what you are looking for, the Etymotics are about as good as they come.

    4-0 out of 5 stars What are you using your Etymotics for?
    Etymotic ER-6is (white)
    MSRP: $149.00 / Street Price: $90-105 / I paid: $81 (New)

    Reviews on these are mixed and I'm going to throw in my two cents as an unbiased review from a graduate student.
    I spent two weeks researching earbuds for my Creative Zen Micro and here is what I've determined about the Etymotics.

    What they are best at:
    Drowning out ambient noise without needing active noise-cancelling features.

    Where they work best:
    Airplanes, work (self-directed, quiet settings) where people aren't talking to you, book reading, etc.

    I originally wanted my earbuds to do 2 things:
    1.Be portable.
    Yes.These are pretty portable, although they have a 5-ft cord, which is nice for stationary settings, these tend to get tangled.I wind the extra cord around my belt-clip which is a lot cheaper than buying accessories.

    2.Use them while running/biking.
    Now, this I have a very mixed review on.They DO drown out ambient noise.Thus, running or biking with them on means that you have to be VERY ALERT.For someone like me who likes both bike trails (paved/non-paved) and the road, this is slightly dangerous.You aren't going to hear cars, sirens, or hear the guy behind you yell, "ON YOUR LEFT!"

    You are going to hear a lot of stuff rattling around in your head because the inner ear space is sealed off.That means, when your teeth chatter, or when you chew, you're going to hear it over your music if you don't have your volume up loud enough.When you're going over bumpy road on a bike, you hear "WHUPwhupWHUPwhup."I turn my "cPod" up to about volume level 10 at work, and 14 outside to combat this. (Max is 24)

    Sadly, I might just go back to the Creative-included headphones (surprisingly decent sound but a little big for my ears), or my cheapo $9 SONY earbuds.Both give me a little more peace of mind for their relatively "open" sound.As I bought these earbuds for their "multi-functionality," I was sort of bummed out.

    **Other thoughts**

    I thought the bass was still a little "tinny" for what it was, but Etymotic explains it as "true sound."I found that the cure (at least for CREATIVE owners), is to change your equalizer settings if you want "hotter" bass.

    It really sends shivers down my spine to listen to piano rock on it.The notes are well-defined and just gorgeous; for example, Ben Folds is nuanced and nice.The surround-sound left-ear to right-ear channel effect that some bands do literally makes me dizzy with these 'buds.

    I do think some of the problems people are finding with these earphones comes from the fact that they're probably also listening to middle quality mp3s (read: 64-128 kbps).I have noticed a definite quality difference in comparison vs 192/VBR (variable bit rate) mp3s.

    Pluses: The customer service people are NICE!!!You can get smaller/bigger earpieces by calling, and they are terrificaly nice about it.

    Bottom-line:
    If you can actually use these, if they fit your lifestyle,and if you not pay $149.00 MSRP, they may be worth it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing.....
    If you are reading this wondering wether or not to get these i would highly suggest you get them! I switched to these headphones from my origional ipod headphones which were terrible.Once i got these i instantly recognized the difference, their simply great. They are worth every penny, the only downside about them is you can start to tell that your mp3's are not all quality sound, but the headphones are suberb i would reccomend them to anyone looking to buy a pair of noise canceling headphones in a small package.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Yow wow! Nice earphones
    My doctor said I had some low-frequency hearing loss. I figured that, as I don't listen to loud music, it might be the thundering noise of full-throttle locomotives in enclosed train stations, busses racing past two feet away, and the sound of the Chicago El clattering deafeningly overhead. Just a guess. I needed noise reduction!

    These earphones are great. Noise reduction is at better than with earplugs - these things fit deep in your ear - and you can listen to the music softly while still hearing the subtlties of the tune. All this as you stand next to a locomotive at Union station. What more could you ask?

    The bass is, as reported, nothing spectacular, but it is sufficient and seemingly accurate. Most players have an "add bass" button, by the way, so if you're into distorting music with headphones with extra bass, you might as well just distort the music at the source.

    The headphones seem quite efficient. I run my non-ipod at "4" on a scale of 25 of loudness. Those little speakers are right next to your eardrums, so you don't need much out of them.

    I can see how earplugs might bother some people. If you find somebody putting a wet finger in your ear to be kinky rather than irritating, then you will be okay with them. Hmm, you might even find them exciting. I say a wet finger because the best way to put them in is to slightly moisten them first. Too moist, of course, and they squoosh around in your ear a lot.

    Now for the warning: when listening to music with these, you will not hear the car beeping at you. You will not hear the bus driving past. You will not hear the train bearing down on you. You will not hear the cop yelling "stop or I'll shoot." You will not hear the announcement saying your train is on a different track. You will not hear your wife screaming that the house is on fire. It all sounds funny, but we use sounds all the time for context and safety, and you need to take extra care when using these. ... Read more


    19. Verbatim 8x 4.7 GB DVD-R Spindle (100 Discs)
    by Verbatim
    list price: $104.00
    our price: $61.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002IQ1FS
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Verbatim
    Sales Rank: 1767
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    VERBATIM(94985) DVD-R, 4.7GB, 8x, 100/Spindle ... Read more

    Features

    • Read-compatible with majority of DVD-ROM drives and DVD players
    • 8x DVD-R media for recording data, home videos, photos, music, and more
    • 4.7 GB of memory records up to 2 hours of video
    • Write-once compatible with high-speed Sony, Pioneer, and other DVD writers
    • Burns a single full DVD disc in fewer than 10 minutes

    Reviews (8)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Works w/my Panasonic DMR-ES10K DVD Recorder
    I bought these so I could offload my TiVo shows that I wanted to keep forever using my newly purchased Panasonic DMR-ES10K DVD Recorder.It works great.These MCC discs are perfect for video recording.My co-worker loves that he can keep his VHS tapes at home now so when he misses an episode of 24, I can record it to DVD for him :)At Amazon's price of $0.32/each, it's hard to beat.

    ** My first UPS delivery resulted in a shattered spindle(poor packing in my opinion).Amazon was great though and they shipped out a replacement with 2-day delivery and paid to ship back the busted up spindle.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great product!
    I bought this after doing quite some research on DVD media.

    These are MCC disks which I am EXTREMELY SATIFIED with. Out of the 100 I had, only 1 turned out to be a coaster. But again, I was burning data on these discs, not backing up movies like most of us.

    These worked great on the AOpen DVD burner that I have!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Media Quality and compatibility
    I was a little skeptical at first, based on some of the reviews, but my media checks out as MCC, which is supposedly Mitsubishi Chemical, one of the best manufacturers of quality media. So far, no problems and no coasters. Plays perfectly on 3 DVD players in my house. Only complaint is that the writing surface is not very accepting of my Sharpie. It stays on, but looks like it isn't sticking at all. Media code on these is the same as Verbatim's high-end Data-life Plus series. Very satisfied.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Verbatim 8x 4.7 GB DVD-R Blanks
    I have burned about 30 of these with my new Pioneer DVD Recorder from Sam's and have not had one problem.

    5-0 out of 5 stars MCC is one of the best code!
    What's wrong with the other review?

    MCC is one of the best you can get for DVD+/-R. I have no problem whatsoever with Verbatim other than they are great dics. I am using NEC 3500 as well. dude, you better check your DVD RW first.

    ... Read more


    20. SanDisk SDCZ4-256-A10 256 MB Cruzer Micro
    by SanDisk
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $25.48
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001F21IS
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SanDisk
    Sales Rank: 141
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive Quickly stores your documents, pictures, presentations, music and video clips easily then quickly transfers them to another computer with a USB port. This USB 2.0 Hi-speed flash drive is roughly half the size of SanDisk's Cruzer Mini, and music lovers of all ages will appreciate that Cruzer Micro can be expanded to deliver MP3 player functionality with the Cruzer Micro MP3 Companion (sold separately). Device is backwards compatible with USB 1.1. System requirements: Windows 98 or higher; Mac OS 9.1 or higher. ... Read more

    Features

    • Includes Windows software for data encryption, back-up, and synchronization
    • Compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and Mac OS 9.1, OS X 10 and above
    • 256 MB flash memory drive
    • Connects via ultra-fast USB 2.0 (backward compatible with USB 1.1)
    • Change the color of your Cruzer with new covers and caps

    Reviews (42)

    4-0 out of 5 stars small, does what it says.
    it's tiny, cheap, and works as expected so far.Dosn't feel too fragile and the included rubber covers seem to be designed well, just make sure you push the cover on firmly.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Micro is the best on the market
    The Micro continues to be my favorite flash drive, design and functionally; I have Micros of several sizes from 128MB to 1GB and I intend to get more as the capacity increases.

    This device transfers data to and from devices that support USB Flash drives (computers etc.) very quickly and efficiently, and requires absolutely no drivers in plug-and-play operating systems like Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Mac OS X.Use it as storage for your MP3 player, keep your important documents backed up on it, or even work right the drive--with performance like this, the possibilities are endless.The Micro also supposedly comes with built-in security for each unit, but I've never used it.

    The slim 'Micro' physical design also deserves a standing ovation.The actual unit is very short and isn't much wider than a USB port, so it fits anywhere.The cap is pretty smug and when you take it off to use the drive, it fits conveniently on the reverse end.If you loose the cap, it comes with extras, or you can buy them separately.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Model revision
    I am only giving three stars to the cruzer micro simply because i don't care for their revisions to the model. Outside of the revisions this is still a very sturdy and reliable drive. the first complaint is that there is no longer a blue LED light which was one of there "special features" and for me a selling point. it's back to crummy green. The second is that the body is no longer coated with a sturdy transparent plastic but now with a removable translucent one. The only advantage to the revision is now the protective cap actually stays on the unit for more than half an hour. I owned one of the original models and would gladly put up with no cap to have the original better looking drive. If you would like to see pictures of what this drive really looks like you need to go to the sandisk site.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Photo NOT accurate???
    I bought this specifically to put it on my key chain.When I got it, I checked to make sure I got the right model number, and then opened the package.The reason I looked is that it came with 2 colored plastic covers, and a shoe-lace like thing for your neck.The model number matched exactly though.

    But I should have looked at the picture too...the one I got does NOT match what is pictured here!!The piece at the top where you would put into your keychain is different!!The opening is rotated 90 degrees, and does NOT fit well on a keychain.Go to sandisk.com to see a picture of the "new" design (I will also try to add it here, above.)

    The drive works fine, but as another reviewer noted, what good is this thing if you dont have it with you all the time?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy and portable
    I bought this product in spite of several reviews I saw that claimed it stopped working after a month or two. I've had this small device for three months and it works as well as ever.

    Because of its small size, it can fit in between the other USB devices plugged into my computer. The cap, although slightly loose, stays on in pockets. It also comes with a larger cap to prevent scratches and damage, but it seems to be nearly indestructable anyway. I've dropped it several times, but it still functions perfectly.

    It comes with some encryption software pre-installed, but it's easily removed if you don't want it. Transfers are high-speed, and (with WinXP, anyway) you can configure it so you don't have to click the "safely remove hardware" icon before removing.

    Overall, this thing is great! Lots of space for a great price. 5 out of 5. ... Read more


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