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recommend gadgets for brad! [Nov. 11th, 2000|08:10 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Ate dinner. Still tired. Might read a book later.

For now, I invite everybody to help me in a little research project. I want to buy three new gadgets, and I need recommendations on which to get.

1) Digital Camera -- my old one broke, an Epson PhotoPC 600, and I need a new one. Looking for: Compact Flash (I hate Sony Mavicas... no offense, evan), takes pictures quickly, looks professional (no gimmicky Kodaks with cartoon menus... no offense, dad).

2) MP3 Player -- never owned one. Looking for: more than 64 MB of memory, or one that takes Compact Flash (I love Compact Flash's form factor and low cost). Must be able to show long file names and/or ID3 tag info. I don't want one that plays CDs too ... I already have a discman. I don't want moving parts.

3) Scanner --- my parents have one, blythe has one, sarah let me borrow hers most the year my freshman year ... i need my own finally. All too often I need to scan things and can't. Looking for: flat bed, Hewlett Packard (preferred), 8.5x11" (minimum and maximum), high DPI, parallel port or SCSI interface .... USB would be okay, but I'd prefer if it weren't.

It's been awhile since I did research into any of these categories of products, so any and all information will be much appreciated. :-)
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[User Picture]From: eli
2000-11-11 09:01 pm (UTC)

LOL

Here's a review I got off of amazon, thought it might help ya out. It's for the the Nomad II mp3 player. I'd recommend you go read some of the others, this is one of the lower ratings. But, it was too damn funny to not post :-)

Reviewer: a football music fan! from Washington State!
Ok well I don't really know about mP3 players but I don't like how it shuts down if your idle for 1-10 mins. Like if your listening to it and have in your pocket or something it will shut off so you have to get it out and turn it back on and all that crap. Also If you want to change something on the settings the radio/mp3s turn off if your listening to them. The flash card is also hard to take out with the battery in. One more thing -- the headphone look like they are for a little kid! they are really small even though they go on the back of your head. it's kinda weird, I had to use some old ones. But other than those ... 4 things it's great. I mean the radio and voice recorder make up for some the bad stuff. I mean it's great! You can record up to 4 hours! that's cool! Also it was very easy to use/setup. But this is my only mp3 player and first so i dont really know that much about them so .. yeah! k bye!
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