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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. :-)

[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-11 09:21 pm (UTC)

Re: MP3 player

I've seen them in pictures before... tiny! The Sony Aibo dogs take them, their cameras take them, their laptops ... Sony is good at defining technologies and using it all across their product line.

Too bad they're so expensive and so small, though. I believe 32 or maybe 64 mb are the largest size they're available in? That was awhile ago, though. What are they up to now?
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From: ex_ff928
2000-11-11 09:37 pm (UTC)

Re: MP3 player

Still 64MB AFAIK, although I see no reason they wouldn't use more going forward.
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