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    $107.69 $79.88 list($169.99)
    1. Panasonic KX-TG2730S 2.4 GHz DSS
    $109.99 list($199.99)
    2. Motorola MD681 5.8 GHz Digital
    Too low to display $419.00 list($449.99)
    3. Epson Perfection 4990 Photo Scanner
    Too low to display $327.95 list($429.99)
    4. Fujifilm Finepix S5100 4MP Digital
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    5. Apple Cinema 20" Flat-Panel Display
    $1,011.99 $939.99 list($2,399.99)
    6. Samsung SyncMaster 213T-Black
    $132.99 list($149.99)
    7. Canon CanoScan 8400F Flatbed Scanner
    $549.99 Too low to display
    8. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet
    $134.99 $125.00 list($149.99)
    9. Canon PIXMA iP4000 Photo Printer
    Too low to display list($299.95)
    10. Sony Cybershot DSCS40 4.1 MP Digital
    $359.99 list($399.99)
    11. Canon CanoScan 9950F Flatbed Scanner
    Too low to display $365.00 list($499.99)
    12. Sony Cybershot DSCW7 7MP Digital
    $329.99 list($349.99)
    13. Canon PIXMA ip8500 Photo Printer
    $299.99 list($399.99)
    14. Corian Pixo C700 17" LCD Monitor
    $99.99 $99.97 list($179.99)
    15. Motorola MD671 5.8 GHz Digital
    $1,999.99 $1,999.00 list()
    16. Nikon Super CoolScan 9000 ED Film
    $149.99 $134.70 list()
    17. Olympus DM-10 Digital Voice Recorder
    $998.99 $899.88 list($2,339.00)
    18. Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" LCD
    $491.99 $459.99 list($549.95)
    19. Archos 500619 AV420 20 GB Video
    Too low to display list($949.99)
    20. Brother MFC-8840DN Network Multifunction

    1. Panasonic KX-TG2730S 2.4 GHz DSS Cordless Phone with Answering System Speakerphone & Caller ID
    list price: $169.99
    our price: $107.69
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    Asin: B000068CNH
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Panasonic
    Sales Rank: 6385
    Average Customer Review: 2.69 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan Product Description

    So you can have a phone in every room in the house, Panasonic's KX-TG2730 expands to offer up to eight separate handsets. Each one can act as an intercom to that room, allowing you to know what's happening even when you're at the other end of the house.

    Four-line LCD panels display the name and number of callers (with subscription to Caller ID service) and provide access to a 50-number phone directory that supplies one-touch dialing. A 10-number speed dialer and convenient speakerphone are located on the base, as is a fully digital answering system that provides up to 15 minutes of message time, each with a time and date stamp.

    Choose from six programmable ringer tones and take advantage of the system's toll saver feature, which allows you to check messages away from home without accruing unnecessary long distance charges.

    Panasonic provides a one-year warranty for parts and service. ... Read more


    • 2.4 GHz operation
    • Frequency hopping digital spread spectrum technology
    • Expandable to 8 handsets
    • Built-in digital answering system
    • Caller ID with call waiting

    Reviews (61)

    2-0 out of 5 stars It's not what I've expected...
    I bought this phone because of its features: Caller ID, answering machine and expandable. But sorry to say I agree with most of the reviews of this phone. When I'm talking on the phone the other side of the line couldn't hear me for half of the time. I use the phone the first when I call my mom who's oversea and she said 'Why are you talking to me on a cheap phone?' It's not fun using this phone when calling long distance when I'm paying for every single minute, not even fun when I paid $130 for the phone, not at all. After reading the reviews I do realised that the caller id always have 'incoming' call and yes it is slow to show the number that's calling. I'll sure to try the method a review pointout to improve the function of the caller id. I had not have any complaint about the battary life maybe because I don't talk too long a time. If I had read the reviews before buying the phone, I don't think I get this after all.

    2-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE, ITS A BUMMER !!!

    I replaced original battery with Energizer Nickel-Metal Hybride NiMH 1200mAh ER-P511. This battery will make this phone one incredible talking monster (3 to 4 hrs talk time, no memory effect). Make sure you are buying 1200mAh not cheaper 800mAh which is widely avaliable. 1200mAh one will cost you $25 and I found it only in best buy.

    I came across this site, because I am looking to replace the phones battery. I have been using this phone for about a year ( 11 months) to be exact, and I am very dissapointed with its battery performance. Although phone is rich in features, its battery life is terrible, terrible. From only 1 hour talk time when phone was new, it is now no more than 30min. My old phone 900Mhz analog Panasonic did not need to be charged for days, this phone takes 2 days to charge. I bought it for its digital answering system and 2.4Ghz range and good looks. My previous experience with this brand was very positive, it looks like a bad product design. This phone is a BUMMER !!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars I like this phone
    We bought this phone several months ago after 2 bum tries with other makes/models. This one provides flexibility with the expansion option and speaker phone system. Caller id is a little slow to respond but not a problem. The low rating on this product's reviews doesn't reflect the true worth of this phone, in my opinion. Obviously someone has chosen to sway the rating lower due to some deeper issue. My recommendation is to see for yourself. If you're looking for an expandable phone, buy this one from a reputable place and try it out for a few weeks. If you don't like it, return it within the store's return policy.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Junk Phone.....
    As stated by previous reviews this is a junk phone. My old Panasonic 900mhz was great and worked for years after being dropped a number of times.

    This phone has a horrible battery life and the individuals on the other end of the line constantly complain about you being hard to hear. I have tried everything and nothing short of shouting at the phone helps. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Phone For your Buck
    I have been using this phone for about 2 weeks now and I have to say that this phone is just about perfect. I have no idea why so many people have battery issues. The fact is that if your battery does not last, go out and buy energizer battery. Its NiMH (ER-P511) there is no memory and it lasts for 10hrs talk time. The only bad thing for me is that, there is no blinking light when you have missed calls. If you are thinking about buying this phone, do it, you will love it. Do not listen to the reviews. ... Read more

    2. Motorola MD681 5.8 GHz Digital Expandable Cordless Speakerphone with Answering System and Caller ID (Silver)
    list price: $199.99
    our price: $109.99
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    Asin: B0000CDELD
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Motorola
    Sales Rank: 71
    Average Customer Review: 3.56 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan Product Description

    The Motorola MD681 combines powerful 5.8 GHz digital technology with strong call features, an integrated answering system, and expandability to six compatible handsets, each offering caller ID and visual call waiting. Plus, the phone includes a digital answering system with three individual mailboxes.

    Both the handset and base unit offer full functionality, with full keypad, speakerphone, and backlit LCD on each. The base unit is desk or wall mountable and offers face-up handset charging, while the handset also offers convenient intercom features, three-way conferencing, VibraCall alert, and a low battery indicator. Additional call features include redial, flash, mute, and hold. The MD681 comes with everything you need to get started, and is backed by a one-year warranty.


    • 5.8 GHz Digital with Multi-Handset Capability
    • Caller ID with Visual Call Waiting on Base Station
    • Expandable up to 6 total handsets
    • 3-mail box digital answering machine on base
    • Selectable Ringtones
    • Redial, Flash, Hold and Mute Functionality
    • VibraCall alert

    What's in the Box
    MMD681 base, one handset, NiMH rechargeable battery pack, charging transformer, telephone line cord, wall bracket, user manual, warranty information.

    See a detailed view of the phone's feature.
    ... Read more


    • 5.8 GHz digital signal; expandable to 6 handsets
    • Digital answering system with 3 individual mailboxes
    • Caller ID with visual call waiting
    • Speakerphone capability from handset and base unit
    • Selective ring tones and VibraCall alert

    Reviews (32)

    4-0 out of 5 stars MD681, good looking, functional home office essential gadget
    Negatives first: Very poor Motorola tech. support... you gotta figure this device out on your own. Finding a back-up and/or replacement battery pack was a scavenger hunt to say the least, come on Motorola... get with the program and train your customer service rep's and techies to actually understand your products! FYI; Radio Shack has a battery, P/N #23-272 (2.4V/1400mAh NiMH) and it's widely available at most stores or on the web. Overall, I like this device (great speakerphones in the handsets) I have three remote handsets, scattered about my home and office). O.K., so the answering machine is disassociated with the base operating system and remote handsets... who cares anyway! Cool blue lights for evening usage and I like the "brick style" handsets... kind of muscular instead of the ever popular feminine styled crap that's out there from the competition! This phone is for hi-tech users only... not fuddies, lackeys and techno-idiots. Buy this phone system if you are using a WiFi 2.4GHZ network to avoid transmission interference. I purchased mine 01/08/04 at Circuit City in Indianapolis... they had more cordless phones on display (and in stock) than any other retailer in the metro area.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A very nice phone
    I've had this phone now for a week and have come to really like it - so much so, that I'm going to go out and get an additional handset for my home office to replace a corded speakerphone. The handset itself has a decent speakerphone built in and I was pleasantly surprised by the sound quality.

    Others have mentioned that the sound quality of the answering machine is poor. In my opinion, it's every bit as good as any other answering machine I've ever owned. Others have also complained that the handset and base station don't share a phone book. There's a simple solution to work around this. When somebody calls you, you simply enter the Caller ID menu and then press save on the handset and the base station. It takes about 5 seconds. The same works if you call somebody. I dialed a number and the caller ID worked in reverse, showing me the name of the person who's number I just dialed. Menu > Caller ID > Save. Done. It's that easy. I wouldn't want to enter numbers by hand on each device, but this is such a simple way to do it, I don't know who would try anything else. Spend an afternoon calling your friends and you'll be done.

    The handset, while slim, fits comfortably in your hand. I was concerned about this, but it's not an issue. I've mounted the base station to a wall and while it sticks out a little bit farther off the wall than I'd like, it's less than others and after about 2 hours, it really doesn't bother me anymore.

    The menu system is nice and you can even adjust the contrast of the screens. My only gripe about the phone is the ring tones. Can't any phone mfr (cell, wired or wireless) make a phone that has a good old-fashioned ring to it anymore? I had to cycle through to the 6th ring tone before I found one that wasn't annoying. Oh - you might want to make sure to set the ring tone on the phone and the base station to be the same. Otherwise, when the handset is on the base station, the rings are out of sync and the two different tones are annoying. This and only getting one battery in the box are what keep me from giving it 5 stars.

    I would have no problems recommending this phone to anybody. I bought it direct at Circuit City so I could return it easier if necessary, but I'll be keeping it and ordering another handset.

    2-0 out of 5 stars dissapointed
    i bought this unit and was very pleased until i had a problem.<br /> my dog broke the power pack and motorola said i cant get a replacement part. i thought why cant i buy another power pack. motorola said they do not sell replacement parts so my phone is no good now.<br /> i bought a uniden cheaper and it actually sounds better then the motorola. it was 1/3 the price

    1-0 out of 5 stars Motorola needs help with this one!!
    We purchased this phone a year ago from Target and have had problems since the beginning with it cutting in and out during conversations. We can be sitting in the same spot, near the base and it always happens if we are on the phone for more than a few minutes. We have addressed the problem with Motorola, went through trouble shooting options with no success. They sent us a new phone (at our expense to ship the original phone back). Unfortunately this phone gives us the same problems!! Motorola blames our phone company...we live in a major metropolitan area with a large provider - it's not the case! I believe they were one of the first to come out with the 5.8Ghz phones and they need to improve their product as the competion is much more plentiful now. Rather than fight with the phone any longer.....I'm pitching it. MY RECOMMENDATION: DON'T BUY THIS PHONE - not worth the money!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars So much potential, but some annoying problems
    This is a great phone with some really annoying problems. I know it's been said before, I read all about how you can't sync the handset address books with the base. Now that I'm using this, what an incredible frustration! Motorola, pay attention: Add this easy feature as an option people can use to sync the handset with the base. This is a great phone, really nice reception, very clear, easy to use, nice backlighting, feels great, etc. But the lack of sync drives me nuts. Now that we own the base + 1 additional handset, my wife wants to upgrade the whole house. But I'm definitely not going to program the phone list 5 times. The other problem I've heard mentioned before is the quality of the answering machine. It does sound awful, it's way overcompressed on both the inbound and outbound messages. I also wish there was an "auto-redial" feature when the line is busy. Lots of cell phones have this now.

    If you don't get easily annoyed by small details, this is a wonderful phone, but for those people who really want to feel like they got their money's worth on this expensive of a phone, hope Mot fixes these problems for the MD682. ... Read more

    3. Epson Perfection 4990 Photo Scanner
    list price: $449.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007Y79GC
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 864
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Quality performance. Precision detail.

    With the image quality of a dedicated film scanner, plus the flexibility of a flatbed scanner all in one affordable product, the Epson Perfection&reg; 4990 Photo delivers a total digital scanning solution.

    This powerful performer scans multiple slides simultaneously, as well as negatives and photos. And, with its built-in transparency unit, it accommodates film up to 8" x 10". Housed in a sleek outer case with an illuminated scan progress indicator, this scanner delivers intricate detail, due to an astounding 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution, 48-bit color depth, and 4.0 Dmax. And, it easily restores faded or damaged film and photos with Epson Easy Photo Fix™ and DIGITAL ICE™ Technology.


    • Scan images with precision quality and detail
    • Get high-quality scans from negatives and transparencies
    • Automatically correct an image when scanning damaged film and photos
    • Speed through every scan
    • Epson Premium software bundle
    ... Read more


    • Adobe Photoshop Elements, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast SE 6
    • USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces, PC and Mac compatible
    • 4,800 x 9,600 dpi resolution, 4.0 Dmax, 48-bit color, 16-bit grayscale
    • Adapters for slides, film strips, medium format, and 4-by-5 film
    • Epson Easy Photo Fix and Digital Ice technology

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars RIGHT from the start
    Seldom have I been so pleased with a purchase!

    UNLIKE the Microtek scanner I previously owned that gave me nothing but aggravation from the git-go, I loaded the software, plugged the Epson 4990 in with the included USB cable and, using Photoshop as the platform, IMMEDIATELY scanned an 8 x 10 page of medium format negatives successfully.Eyeballing the colors, I did not think ANY correction was needed.I had NO PROBLEMS loading the software or with anything else.

    I subsequently read the CD contained instructions and found that I had failed to use the 8 x 10 transparent media placement guide.It worked ANYWAY!

    This scanner is particularly suited for "serious" amateur and professional photographers.It comes with negative holders for 35mm, 120 and 4 x 5 sheet film.In addition, as noted above, it will also scan the whole 8 x 10 inch area so you can do proof sheets from your transparent negative file pages.

    I also scanned a music CD cover and liner, using Photoshop to convert the liner to black and white, and a 4 x 6 color photo.The scanner worked perfectly on all.The resolution of the four to six point type of the CD liner was crisp.This was a scan as a reflective image and NOT using OCR software.

    I have only had it for a week and will update this review once I've tried its OCR capabilities. ... Read more

    4. Fujifilm Finepix S5100 4MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom
    list price: $429.99
    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0002AHQM8
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Fujifilm
    Sales Rank: 115
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    • 4-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 11-by-15-inch enlargements
    • 10x optical zoom; 3.6 digital zoom
    • Captures video clips with sound; 1.5-inch TFT LCD screen; PictBridge compatible
    • Store images on xD Picture Cards (16 MB xD card included)
    • Powered by 4 AA-size batteries (alkaline included; rechargeable Ni-MH recommended)

    5. Apple Cinema 20" Flat-Panel Display

    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0002ILKMW
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 7386
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    • Bright, wide 20-inch viewable image size
    • 1,680 x 1,050 optimal resolution, 16.7 million colors
    • Industry-standard DVI connector
    • 2-port USB 2.0 hub, 2 FireWire 400 ports
    • Design complements the latest Power Macs and PowerBooks

    6. Samsung SyncMaster 213T-Black 21" LCD Monitor
    list price: $2,399.99
    our price: $1,011.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000A03NH
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Sales Rank: 4526
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    • 1,600 x 1,200 native resolution, 0.27 mm dot pitch
    • Analog and DVI-D digital interfaces
    • 500:1 contrast ratio, 250 nits of brightness
    • Wide 170-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles
    • Compatible with PC, Mac, and Sun Microsystems; 3-year warranty

    Reviews (1)

    4-0 out of 5 stars beautiful, but dead pixels
    A beautiful monitor, but mine came with some dead pixels. Must use DVI inputs for best picture quality. ... Read more

    7. Canon CanoScan 8400F Flatbed Scanner
    list price: $149.99
    our price: $132.99
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    Asin: B0002U40NG
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Sales Rank: 282
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    • Maximum 3,200 x 6,400 dpi resolution
    • Sharp 48-bit color, 16-bit grayscale
    • Supports medium format and 35mm transparencies or negatives
    • Batch scanning of up to 12 35mm negatives
    • High speed preview in about 2 seconds; USB 2.0

    8. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet Printer
    list price: $549.99
    our price: $549.99
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    Asin: B0007OVML0
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 1223
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 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


    • 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 (3)

    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

    9. Canon PIXMA iP4000 Photo Printer
    list price: $149.99
    our price: $134.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002GU16A
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 45
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan Product Description

    High speed, sharp resolution, and economical ink refills: Could you ask for more in a home printer? The Canon PIXMA ip4000 is designed with over 1,800 nozzles that produce tiny 2-picoliter droplets, resulting in finely detailed images that are worthy to save in your family album. Pigment-based inks insure colors will stay true, and the prints are resistant to water, fading, and smudges.

    With resolutions up to 600 x 600 dpi black and 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color, your office documents or school reports will look as beautiful as your photos. Built-in two-sided printing reduces your paper costs and allows you truly professional design options. Top speeds of 25 ppm black and 17 ppm color (draft mode) will have your pages in hand in just a few seconds; a borderless 4-by-6-inch photo can take as little as 36 seconds--as fast as those old instant cameras, but with better quality. Thanks to the PictBridge-compatible direct print port, you can connect your digital camera and churn out photos while bypassing your computer system.

    The ip4000 is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems, and requires either a USB or parallel cable to get it up and running (cables not included). Canon provides a one-year warranty covering parts and service.

    What's in the Box
    PIXMA iP4000 photo printer, iP4000 print head, BCI-3eBk black ink tank, BCI-6Bk black ink tank, BCI-6C cyan ink tank, BCI-6M magenta ink tank, BCI-6Y yellow ink tank, Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy 4x6 sample pack, power cord, documentation kit, setup software and user's guide on CD-ROM; printer cable not included ... Read more


    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color resolution, 600 x 600 dpi black
    • Up to 25 ppm black, 17 ppm color; 4-by-6-inch photo in about 36 seconds
    • ContrastPLUS 5-color ink system; built-in two-sided printing
    • Direct print port, PictBridge compatible
    • USB and parallel interfaces; PC and Mac compatible

    10. Sony Cybershot DSCS40 4.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
    list price: $299.95
    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0007VTUB2
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Sales Rank: 10
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    So small, yet so powerful - the Cyber-shot DSC-S40 digital camera from Sony provides you with big features at an amazingly small price. With its high quality 1/2.7-inch Super HAD CCD, 3X optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens, and ultra-fast Real Imaging Processor it captures consistently beautiful 4.1 Megapixel images everytime. 4.1 Megapixel (2304 x 1728 Pixels) 3X optical zoom lens 1.5-inch LCD monitor Stamina Battery Life 32 MB flash memory built-in Thanks to the DSC-S40's Stamina technology battery life is never an issue. It captures and average of 110 shots with the supplied Alkaline batteries. Upgrade to optional NiHM rechargeable batteries and you can capture up to 550 shots on a single charge. Other great features include 32 Megabytes of built-in memory, a large 1.5-inch LCD monitor, and PictBridge technology for easy printing on compatible printers without the need of a PC. Its compact design makes it easy to take with you wherever you go. 1/2.7-inch 4.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD - Super HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCDs provide excellent image quality by allowing more light to pass to each Pixel, increasing SENSITIVITY and reducing noise. 3X Optical/2X Digital/6X Total Zoom - 3X Optical Zoom helps you frame your shots for better Digital pictures. And Sony's Precision Digital Zoom provides an additional 2X magnification without the jagged edges of other designs, resulting in smoother images. 0-10X Smart Zoom Feature (at VGA Resolution) ... Read more


    • Powered by AA-size batteries (alkaline batteries supplied); up to 500+ shots per charge with NiMH batteries (not included)
    • 4.1 MP CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 12 x 15-inch prints
    • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom lens; 1.5-inch LCD
    • Real Imaging Processor LSI allows for fast start-up and shot-to-shot times, plus extended battery stamina
    • Stores images on Memory Stick media; features 32MB internal memory

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Camera!
    First of all, let me say that I am NOT a camera bug or a photographic expert (neither digital nor film) so this is a new learning experience for me.I am very impressed with this product.
    It delivers professional results and is easy to use.Newbees like me can get great results with the AUTO mode, then when you have the time to do so, you can experiment with the manual settings for custom results.The nice thing about digital (with a computer) is that you're not throwing away expensive materials (ie film) in order to learn.You can just delete your failures and try again.When you get a pic that looks printworthy you can either print it using your PC or you can connect the USB cord (supplied) directly to a photoprinter (if said printer has a standard called PICTBRIDGE). There are many settings that you can control (ISO sensitivity, EV, White Balance and other settings that shutterbugs are familiar with) or you can set it to AUTO and let the camera set it up for you.It uses JPEG format and you can get much detail setting it to 4 megapixels but these pics turn out BIG (almost 2 megs).If you don't want your pics that big you can set them down to 3.2, 3,1, or VGA and they still look very good, but they are smaller and easier to store.The camera is about the size of a bar of soap and fits very easily into a pocket. You can also take "webcam" type movies. The documentation comes in print and on the CD and is excellent, going into much detail on how to use the manual settings for best results.My only disappointment is with the Photo Editing program that comes on the CD.This program dosen't offer much for editing your pics on a PC (no problem for me though.I have PhotoDeluxe). If you have a good editing program that came with your printer (or scanner) you might want to use it instead.I think the software included with this camera is more suited for HandyCams (video cameras).
    The camera has 32 megs of onboard memory which allows you to shoot 16 pics at 4 MPs, 20 at 3MPs, 50 at 1 MPs and 196 at VGA.
    It has a slot for a memory stick if you choose to buy one. If you do decide to buy one of these cameras, do yourself a favor and buy some rechargable NIMH batteries, because I'll tell you ( and anybody with digicam experience knows this) alkaline batteries do not cut it with this camera.It comes with 2 alkalines and I think I took all of about 12 pictures before they were WIPED OUT!I then tried some regular Everready alkalines I had just bought and they wouldn't even power it up.The NIMH's that I bought work excellent and last long in between recharges. So, all in all, would I recommend this camera?Absolutely!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Awesome!!
    An excellent no hassle, worry free camera that fits in your pocket and delivers excellent pictures. The Zeiss lens makes this camera awesome. I have had my doubts about digital cameras but this little gem delivers crisp, clean sharp images that exceeds the quality of my Canon A1 SLR camera. Very easy to use and download.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not as small as I thought
    Well, just got this camera 2 days ago.Used it quite a bit for my daughters swimming lesson this morning.
    My old Sony DSC-S50 was just too big to be convienient and finally we upgraded to this newer model.

    Photos - excellent.I used a 2.1 MP for so long, a 4.1 really is a lot crisper.Cropping in photoshop leaves a much better image now.
    Video - excellent.Memory Stick Pro on FINE mode makes for excellent video with sound.Sure does chew through the space though.512 MB stick holds just 6 minutes of video.

    I dropped a single star because I was thinking this camera would be about the same size as the L1, but it really is quite a bit thicker.It still fits in your jeans pocket, just not as slim as I was planning.
    We'll keep it - maybe upgrade in another couple of years. ... Read more

    11. Canon CanoScan 9950F Flatbed Scanner
    list price: $399.99
    our price: $359.99
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    Asin: B0002U41AI
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Sales Rank: 1351
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    Product Description

    Ultimate Scanning Performance. Scan like the pros, right at home. The powerful CanoScan 9950F Color Image Scanner delivers the ultimate in scanning performance and quality. It handles a wide range of originals, from photos and documents to transparencies and negatives up to large-format 4 x 5 inch. You'll simply be amazed at the quality of your scans. The 9950F scanner achieves a spectacular 4800 x 9600 dpi color resolution (max.) and 48-bit color depth for over 281 trillion possible colors. An available USB 2.0 Hi-Speed1 or FireWire2 connection ensures the highest possible transfer rates, which is especially important on large files, and previews are available in about 3.6 seconds. For added convenience, four easy buttons - Copy, Scan, PDF and E-mail automate the scanning process, so your projects can go much faster. Just position your original, select the use for the image, and in seconds it's ready to go. The Hyper CCD IV is Canon's first 4800 dpi CCD sensor for flatbed scanners. In combination with a Super Toric (ST) Lens and the scanner's dual light system, the Hyper CCD IV is able to produce visibly clearer results with finer details. The ST lens also has a large aperture to pick up more light than conventional lenses, a factor which leads to faster and brighter scans. Re-touch that old film automatically. Are some of your most precious images on old slides and negatives worn and collecting dust? Canon has a simple solution: ... Read more


    • 4,800 x 9,600 dpi maximum optical resolution, 19,200 dpi interpolated
    • Rich 48-bit color and subtle 16-bit grayscale
    • Batch scanning of up to 30 35mm negatives
    • Scan documents, negatives, slides, 35mm film, and large format 4-by-5-inch film
    • USB 2.0 interface (PC/Mac), FireWire (Mac only)

    12. Sony Cybershot DSCW7 7MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
    list price: $499.99
    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0007S8C7I
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Sales Rank: 86
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    7.2-megapixel recording * Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens * 3X optical zoom (2X digital/6X total zoom) * 35mm equivalent lens focal length: 38-114mm * Real Imaging Processor for high-quality images and faster camera response * 2-1/2" color LCD * JPEG options: resolution up to 3072 x 2304; 3072 x 2048; 2592 x 1944; 2048 x 1536; 1280 x 960; 640 x 480 * ... Read more


    • In 5-shot burst mode, capture up to five 5 MP shots or 100 shots VGA at 0.9 frames per second
    • Powered by AA-size batteries (charger included); stores images on MS cards
    • 7-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
    • 3x optical zoom; large 2.5-inch LCD display
    • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens is specially produced for very compact cameras

    Reviews (1)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great little camera.
    It's compact but not too small.I was looking at Canon SD500 and Sony W7, and chose the W7, as the SD500 was just too small in physical size and really needed to hold it with both hands to feel secure.W7 is easy to use and picture quality is great.It would have gotten 5 stars if it had shutter and aperture priority mode built in.1Gb memory stick, 15 minute charger and extra batteries should be considered must have accessories with this camera. ... Read more

    13. Canon PIXMA ip8500 Photo Printer
    list price: $349.99
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    Asin: B0002F9Y2I
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 378
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    • 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
    • Directly supports PictBridge-compatible digital cameras and DV camcorders
    • PC and Mac compatible; 1-year warranty with toll-free phone support

    14. Corian Pixo C700 17" LCD Monitor with Speakers (White)
    list price: $399.99
    our price: $299.99
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    Asin: B0002UU4LS
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Technology Resource Group
    Sales Rank: 8355
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    • Sharp 1,280 x 1,024 resolution, 0.264 mm dot pitch
    • 160-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles
    • Bright 250-nit display, rich 400:1 contrast ratio
    • Built-in 1-watt stereo speakers
    • PC and Mac compatible; 3-year warranty

    15. Motorola MD671 5.8 GHz Digital Expandable Cordless Speakerphone with Caller ID
    list price: $179.99
    our price: $99.99
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    Asin: B0000CDELC
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Motorola
    Sales Rank: 326
    Average Customer Review: 4.54 out of 5 stars
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    The Motorola MD671 combines 5.8 GHz digital technology, a stylish silver design, plenty of functions, and even expandability to six handsets, making it perfect for busy households. With dual keypads, dual displays (full graphic), and dual speakerphone capability, the MD671 also offers the convenience of caller ID and visual call waiting, so you always know who's calling.

    The MD671 includes one handset to get you started; it houses a wealth of great features. Selectable ring tones help identify callers, while three-way conferencing and convenient intercom functionality help you stay connected. Additional handset features include redial, flash, mute, hold, and a built-in battery meter with audible and visual alert signals that let you know when power is running low. The MD671 comes with everything you need to get started and is backed by a one-year warranty.


    • Caller ID with visual call waiting
    • Full keypad in base
    • Redial, flash, hold, and mute functionality
    • 5.8 GHz digital signal, expandable to six total handsets

    What's in the Box
    MD671 base, handset, NiCD battery pack, charging transformer, telephone line cord, wall bracket, user manual, warranty information

    See a detailed view of the phone's feature.
    ... Read more


    • 5.8 GHz digital signal; expandable to 6 handsets
    • Caller ID with visual call waiting
    • Speakerphone capability from handset and base unit
    • Selective ring tones and VibraCall alert
    • Redial, flash, hold, and mute functions

    Reviews (24)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best is not always perfect
    We had a failure of the base unit for our Siemens Gigaset 4210 system, which made the whole system inoperative. Although this system is still under warranty and will be repaired, we never liked using it. Therefore, we decided to replace that system with a different one. We considered 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, and 5.8 GHz cordless phones. We did not have any requirements for extraordinary range or wireless LAN compatibility. The choices were numerous, but our final selection of a new Motorola MD671 system resulted after a compromise of our requirements.

    Our needs seemed to be simple, but just try to satisfy them in a cordless phone or phone system. While researching our choices, we came across a review that stated "... if these features are available in a cell phone, why can't I have them in a cordless?" We strongly agree with this remark, and we feel that the manufacturers should get their cell and cordless design teams talking to each other to exchange some of the good feature ideas.

    Our requirements for multiple phones or a phone system:
    • Speed dial or memory dial
    • Long battery life
    • Ability to operate during a power failure
    • Phonebook sharing among the handsets and base (system phones only)
    • Clear, easy-to-read display
    • Good sound quality
    • Solid feel and comfortable to use
    • Speaker operation in all handsets
    • Voicemail notification (FSK light)
    • Caller ID

    We did not have requirements for other features, such as intercom, so other reviews may be helpful when considering those features. We also did not want to get into a phone or system with an answering machine.

    After using the Motorola MD671 system for a few days, I can provide some pros and cons, from our perspective. You can see that it is a mixed bag that did not meet all of our requirements.

    • Very simple to set up and use. The menu is limited and intuitive. It is the polar opposite of our former Siemens phones. What a joy to see Motorola keep it simple.
    • The buttons have a good spacing, although they are small and hard to read, and a nice rubbery feel.
    • 1400 mAh NiMH battery should have long life and does not need the discharge cycles that a NiCd battery does. It should have about 50% longer life than the Panasonic 850 mAh NiCd batteries.
    • The battery meter shows small increments of change, unlike the other phones that we tried. For example, our former Siemens handsets show remaining battery capacity in three discrete segments.
    • A spare battery pack can be inserted into the base unit to keep the phone system working during a power outage. Motorola estimates that the unit will operate for about 2-1/2 hours. No base-unit functions will operate on backup battery power, but the handsets will be fully functional. Note that handset batteries can be interchanged in the base unit for longer power-outage operation.
    • Sound quality seems indistinguishable from most corded phones.
    • Speakerphone operates great. It has clear sound, and it is full duplex, although you will not see that it is in the user's manual.
    • Display uses large characters, making it easier to read, possibly even without your glasses.
    • Handsets have a rubber edges, which provide a comfortable, "grippy" feel. The handsets feel great in the hand and on the ear, and they have a solid, well-balanced feel.
    • Simple volume switch located on the rubber edge of the handset.
    • Easy to mute while using the handset.
    • Voicemail light works great. Not only does the base unit flash, each handset flashes when there is a message waiting.
    • Small antenna looks good, never gets in the way, and is less of a temptation to our bird.

    • Each handset and the base operate independently. Therefore, when a missed call is registered on the display, it must be cleared from each handset and base to have a "clean slate" waiting for the next set of calls. Likewise, each CID register must be independently cleared. It would be more convenient to have an action at one unit affect the whole system.
    • Blue backlighting is a little difficult to read. Perhaps white or a light shade of green would be easier to see.
    • User's manual is too brief. It does not include some of the features of the phone, such as pressing a letter on the keypad to quickly go to the start of that section of the phonebook.
    • No phonebook sharing, which means that you need to key in phonebook entries into each of your handsets and the base individually. This feature could be good for families with multiple teenagers, who each want to have their own phonebook that cannot be changed by another handset.
    • No one- or two-number speed dial. This one I just can't understand, because cell phones and most other cordless phones have it. On this phone, you either need to scroll through the phonebook (you can use the shortcut described above) or sign up for speed dial from the phone company. We did the latter.
    • Handset does not stand up in a "normal speakerphone orientation." However, the belt clip and the battery cover keep the speaker off of a surface adequately to lay the phone down, buttons up. In this position, it will never fall over while using it.
    • Information is hard to find for this phone. For instance, the Motorola site compares their cordless phones, and they say that this model has speed dial (it doesn't) and does not have redial (it does).
    • If you like to cradle your handset on your shoulder, this phone may be too slim.

    Overall, we think that we found an excellent cordless system, but we will have to use it longer to really have an adequate experience base for comment. If this phone had shared phonebooks and speed dial, we would "be in cordless heaven."

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good phone for the money
    I was looking for a phone in the 5.8 GHz frequency band so as to reduce the interference with a home wireless LAN.
    After using the phone for a few days I can provide some pros and cons.

    > Long battery life...thanks to a 1400 mAh Nickel Metal Hydride battery. Compared to our 2.4 GHz PANASONIC with NiCd batteries this is a marked improvement in battery life. On standby the battery lasts 3-4 days.
    > Sound quality comparable to other cordless phones
    > Range: Works about 500 feet away from base
    > Simple setup
    > Ergonomic design
    > Spread spectrum technology. Makes eavesdropping harder
    > Handset speakerphone in addition to speakerphone on base
    > Choice of ringer tones

    > If another phone in the house is in use the speaker on the base blinks with this blue light. Motorola said it cannot be turned off. The LCD display message "Extension in use" is sufficient ...the blue light is really not required
    > Not a true 5.8 GHz phone. Motorola informed me that the handset to base uses 2.4 GHz but the base to handset uses the 5.8 GHz band
    > Separate Caller id. To delete the calls in your caller id list you have to delete them from the base and handset separately.
    > User manual is too short. Missing: Technical specifications, detailed explanations of some features

    All things considered this phone is a good buy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Close to landline quality
    Great phone with superior reception and voice quality. Stylish and more compact then the picture reflects. Large display on the base. My only complaint is that I have to clear the caller ID's for the handset and base independently. Would be nice if I could do both at the same time. Might be one of the pricier models, but worth it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great phone!
    I like this phone a lot more than I expected. It was easy to set up and it's easy to use. This is probably my fiftieth cordless - okay, it's more like my tenth - I go through phones for some reason. It ranks at the top.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great phone, easy setup & expandability
    So far, the best cordless phone we've had. This phone has a nice, solid feel, uncluttered keypad, and the display is large, bright, and easy to read. We bought ours together with one expansion unit (MD61). Setup of the expansion phone was simple as well.

    Sound quality on both handsets is perfect throughout the noise, etc.

    My favorite feature is the speakerphone capability on the handsets. You can turn it on and off in the middle of a call, set it down on a table and continue your conversation hands-free, and it is especially handy when dialing into our phone company voicemail, or getting messages from work.

    If they had asked me, I would only offer these design improvements:

    1. It would be nice if the handsets could stand upright on their own when not in the cradle, so the display would be more visible if you had it sitting on a table;

    2. The wall mounting bracket causes the base unit to tilt upward too much when it's on the wall. This can make the display less visible from a distance or if we're sitting down at the dinner table. I fixed this minor issue by placing three wood shims behind the mounting bracket, to tilt the top of the unit forward so that it is somewhat more vertical.

    3. The handheld units are straight, and fairly slender which makes it difficult to hold the phone between your cheek and shoulder (i.e. hands-free). But if you need to use both hands to do something else while talking, you can just punch the speakerphone button and set the handheld down to continue talking. ... Read more

    16. Nikon Super CoolScan 9000 ED Film Scanner

    our price: $1,999.99
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    Asin: B0001DYUDE
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Nikon
    Sales Rank: 2991
    Average Customer Review: 2.75 out of 5 stars
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    A high-performance dedicated film scanner designed for imaging professionals, the Super Coolscan 9000 ED offers high-quality scanning of 35mm slides, 35mm film strips, medium-format film, medium-format slides (with optional 120/220 mounted film holder FH-869M), glass slides for microscopes (with optional Medical Slide Holder FH-8G1), and 16mm film (with optional 16mm film holder FH-816). The Scanner-Nikkor ED glass lens offers a 4,000 dpi optical resolution, while the 10,000-pixel, three-line monochrome linear CCD image sensor and 16-bit per color A/D input (8-/16-bit output) provide true-to-life, brilliant results.

    Nikon's own LED illumination technology ensures accurate color separation with no warm-up time or risk of heat damage. Scan times are as fast as 40 seconds including image transfer to display, and as fast as 13 seconds in preview mode. Automatic color/contrast compensation helps you achieve accurate results, while the ICE4 advanced digital image correction suite of technologies, including digital ICE, digital ROC, digital GEM, and digital DEE, helps to restore old slides to their original glory. Additionally, the included Nikon Scan 4 software provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use interface for managing your scans.

    The Super Coolscan 9000 ED has an IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface, while one-touch scan and preview buttons will have you scanning film in no time. PC and Mac compatible, the Super Coolscan 9000 ED also comes backed with a one-year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    Scanner, CD-ROM, interface card for Mac OS and Windows, strip film holder FH-835S, slide holder FH-835M, 129/220 strip film holder FH-869S ... Read more


    • 4,000 dpi optical resolution
    • 16-bit A/D conversion, 8 or 16-bit output
    • Scan speeds as fast as 40 seconds
    • Digital ICE4 advanced suite of image correction technologies
    • IEEE 1394 FireWire interface, PC and Mac compatible

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazon came through!
    I ordered my Nikon Coolscan 9000 back on June 18th. It arrived on July 13th just as the updated Amazon shipping estimate email promised. I admit I was a little skeptical when I placed the order that I would ever see it, especialy at the price Amazon had at the time - $1804.99 I checked with my contacts at B&H in New York (I order alot from them and have come to know a few of the salespeople) - they said "no way" could the price be for a legitimate USA model. In addition to being lower than B&H's cost, Amazon was giving a shipping date way ahead of when anybody else could promise. It turned out that Amazon was about a week late on their "original" shipping date, but they kept me updated and it came exactly when they said it would.
    As for the scanner, it seems to me to be just about perfect. The scans are beyond belief. Nikon Scan software is a little confusing...I might give Vuescan a try. The scanner does make a bit of noise from the stepper motor during the scan process, but this appears normal. Overall, I could not be happier with my purchase. Amazon has never given me a bad experience so far and with the new Amazon credit card, I have intrest free financing for 10 months to pay for this beauty. I'm completely satisfied with my Amazon transaction!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Amazon's Lack Of Customer Relations
    I ordered this item on June 14th and have yet to be updated on the real shipping date. Although e-mails are said to be answered in 24 hours, I have sent three without response for days. Will Amazon ever fill this order, respond to e-mails or just cancel the order after an inordinate wait?

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not Amazon's Fault
    The supply problem with the Nikon 9000 ED scanner isn't Amazon's fault, it's Nikon's. From what I'm told by our local professional camera shop here in Seattle and more than a dozen mail order firms I've called trying to find one of these things, Nikon announced the ED9000, shipped one demo model to each of its big dealers and that was it. Nobody has seen one since and Nikon won't say when they are going to ship.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Who knows whether it's good or not...
    Why? Because our friends at Amazon accepted orders, sat on them with a promised shipping date of July 2004, and then promptly cancelled them after making people wait for over a month. For a company that's supposedly the best around in terms of inventory management and order fulfillment, that's simply a joke.

    WORST...CUSTOMER...SERVICE...EVER. ... Read more

    17. Olympus DM-10 Digital Voice Recorder

    our price: $149.99
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    Asin: B0000DYTDJ
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Olympus
    Sales Rank: 505
    Average Customer Review: 4.12 out of 5 stars
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    The Olympus DM-10 stereo digital voice recorder/music player packs 64 MB of built-in flash memory to give you nearly 22 hours (1,340 minutes) of voice recording or a full hour of near-CD-quality music in either MP3 or WMA formats. The DM-10's compact, lightweight design and smooth, silvery finish make it an ideal travel companion. Measuring a mere 4.31 x 1.56 x 0.6 inches (H x W x D) and weighing in at a mere 3 ounces, the attractive and ergonomic DM-10 fits comfortably in the hand of the on-the-go professional or exercise enthusiast.

    The DM-10 has 5 separate file folders capable of holding 199 files each, so you can organize nearly 1,000 files according to subjects like "work," "personal," and "to do." When recording, simply capture your high-quality voice files in either WMA or DSS (Digital Speech Standard) format and then place the recorder in the included USB docking station to begin downloading hours of audio to a PC or Macintosh computer. Stereo voice recording is possible with an optional stereo microphone.

    Alarm playback will alert you to meetings, dates, show reminders, or wake-up times. You can simply dictate reminders into the DM-10--such as "Time to pick up the kids!"--and assign a time for this message to sound, like an alarm clock's buzzer.

    Built-in WOW sound enhancement produces rich bass, and three-dimensional sound, while a user-selectable 5-setting equalizer lets you tailor the sound to your taste or environment. Olympus's innovative noise-canceling technology makes the sound even clearer. removing unwanted hiss and background noise.

    The unit offers a built-in condenser microphone, and a .125-inch microphone jack gives you the option to use a high-quality external mic (not included). A .125-inch earphone jack and supplied stereo ear bud headphones let you monitor your files during or after recording. To suit various sound conditions, you can adjust the microphone's sensitivity. The recorder can be viewed in low-light situations, such as at a lecture hall or during presentations, thanks to its easy-to-read backlit LCD.

    After capturing recordings you can erase them or move them between folders. The DM-10 also lets you set up to 16 index marks per message, during recording and during playback. This way, you can locate specific sections of individual dictations quickly and easily. The individual files may be played back at three different speeds: normal, fast, or slow, through either the built-in speaker or the supplied earphones. In addition, with the Repeat Playback function, the DM-10 can repeatedly play back a particular user-selected section of audio recording--ideal for transcribing dictation.

    The unit's Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) ensures that recording begins only when sound occurs, while its security lock prevents accidental deletion of sensitive files.

    The DM-10 is perfectly suited to meet varying professional needs. You can easily attach voice files to e-mails or forward them to others for transcription. The optional AS-3000 transcription kit (DSS Player Pro transcription module with foot switch and headset) can further streamline this process. The DM-10 is also compatible with most voice recognition software, including IBM's Via Voice.

    What's in the Box
    Voice recorder, docking station, USB cable, stereo ear bud headphones, a CD-ROM, a user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more


    • Voice recorder and music recorder/player all in one; stereo recording and playback supports DSS, MP3, and WMA file formats
    • 64 MB built-in internal memory for 22 hours of voice recording or 1 hour of near-CD-quality music; offers voice activation, index marking, backlit LCD
    • Manage your voice files in 5 folders and music files in 2 folders capable of storing up to 199 files each
    • USB docking station grants quick, easy uploads and downloads; PC and Macintosh compatible; comes with stereo ear bud headphones
    • Noise Cancellation mode reduces ambient sound; WOW audio technology provides rich bass and 3-dimensional sound during music playback

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product
    I purchased the DM-20, which has twice the storage. I would recommend finding that one if you plan to use it much for music. It has great support for Windows Media Audio .wma and .mp3 files, and their proprietary format. I try to do everything in .wma. At the lowest quality compression setting you get a very long recording time. Navigation is easy. The controls are set out well. The LCD has good info and lots of options. The voice recording quality is excellent, especially from the remote control plug-in microphone (which might not be available in all versions).

    2-0 out of 5 stars Fragile equipment
    On May 29, 2004 I ordered the digital recorder, based upon the glowing reviews that I've read about the sound quality. I'm a barbershopper and wanted to have high fidelity digital recordings for the chorus web site and for learning tapes. The device is tiny, sleek and shiny like an elongated lighter. It sounded sensational with the little ear buds, but came with no protective case. On 07/09/04 it stopped working entirely. The display did not light up, yet the batteries were new (2 days old)and the battery display showed that it was fully charged the day before. I was heading out for a rehearsal, and had it on my wrist by the strap. My guess is that it must have bumped into the car door as I slid into the driver's seat. When I took it off my wrist to put on the seat belt, that's when I discovered that the display was dead. I opened the battery slide and the little coil that pushes against the battery sprung out. Without that in place the recorder cannot work. Because the failure happened more than a month after purchase, Home Depot would not cover it. Olympus is having me send it back. We'll see what happens. It's a nice device, with great fidelity, but it's incredibly fragile. I'd hesitate before recommending it.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Beware, DSS is Olympus proprietary format, not a "standard"
    Yes, the features of this machine are nice, but the DSS format's name "Digital Speech Standard" and Olympus's touting of it as an "international standard" are deliberately misleading. In fact, Olympus owns it and does not even make it available enough for software vendors to develop conversion software. There is no way to, for instance, convert a CD audio, or MP3, or any other audio file into DSS format in order to play it on the DM-10. If you buy the thing thinking you can load 10 hours of CD audio books onto it, you will find that instead you only get 1 hour (in WMA format). And if you call Olympus to ask about it, their tech support people based in India will just tell you tough luck.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful voice recorder, works great in ALL modes
    I am going to be conducting interviews for research. I was new to the digital voice recorder buying scene and started out by buying an Olympus VN-3600. That device is OK, but has severe limitations. The most obvious one being that the lower end digital voice recorders do not transfer files to a computer. So if you want to use the space again you have to take your notes and lose the original. The other limitation that the lower-end voice recorders have is poor to unsuable recording in the long-play mode. For the 3600, 6 hours was a joke. Believe me it was completely unsuable. I knew that going in but I didn't realize how crippling not being able to transfer files to the computer would be.

    Enter the DM-10. From the reviews here and across the web I decided to give it a try. I am VERY GLAD that I did. What a remarkable device. It has 3(4) recording modes and each one of them is crystal clear. I put 4 in parathensis because if you use a stero microphone it automatically records in SHQ or Super High Quality mode. As many voice recorders have this has a voice activation level so that pauses shut down the recording. This one works really well with 15 different levels. The SP mode gives you 22hours of recording! And it is usable.

    I just downloaded the software and it is great. I recorded two files one in HQ mode and one in SP mode. SP and LP recordings are stored in something called DSS files whereas the HQ and SHQ are stored as WMA files. They downloaded in a flash. I also copied them to a folder and then clicked on them and they brought up the software for replay in a flash.

    You can also use the DM-10 as an MP3 player. As a nice bonus, and I bought this in early June 2004, the package I got included a stero microphone. You usually get what you pay for and I would suggest if you want to have a ton of recording space and you feel that storing your recordings would be helpful, spend the money on this device. It has too many features to list but all are well-thought out and enhance its usability. The manual is well-written and will get you started in minutes. Really a superb device and worth the money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy this DVR. You won't regret it!!!
    I was looking for a digital voice recorder for a long time and first tried Olympus W 10 and did not like its sound quality. After reading the reviews here for DM 10, I decided to give it a try and boy am I happy to do that or what??? !!! Features are superb and the sound quality is perfect. Even the LP mode, which can give you a whopping 22 and half hour long recording, is quite decent. It is easily attached to the computer thru USB and transfering files is a piece of cake. It is small and very portable; it can fit easily into your shirt pocket. It looks slick and slim in design. It can even give you CD quality sound for your MP3's on the go. I am very happy with this purchase and wanted to share this with those who are looking for a good DVR. ... Read more

    18. Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" LCD Monitor (Silver)
    list price: $2,339.00
    our price: $998.99
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    Asin: B00009965D
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Sales Rank: 5813
    Average Customer Review: 4.18 out of 5 stars
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    • High 1,600 x 1,200 resolution and fine 0.27 mm dot pitch
    • Dual digital and analog inputs for maximum versatility
    • Wide 170-degree viewing angles
    • 250 nits of brightness, sharp 500:1 contrast ratio
    • 2-year warranty; PC and Mac compatible

    Reviews (11)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good buy
    I use this monitor exclusively for gaming. It's hooked up via DVI-D to an nVidia GeForce FX 5950 card. I have nothing bad to say about the monitor's performance - the games I play look spectacular with it.

    I am used to a Sony Trinitron 19" CRT and now, when I look at the CRT alongside this Samsung LCD? The CRT looks terrible :)

    Best part of this Samsung LCD? The blacks are REALLY black. When I use xterms the clarity of the text is out of this world.

    If you can afford ~$1200, I really recommend this monitor to anyone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Happy Customer
    I've owned this Samsung (213T) 21.3'' Flat-Panel LCD Monitor for about a month now, and think it is an excellent monitor! My display had one dead pixel that's out towards the edge and can't even be noticed unless you know where to look. For a screen this size that's damn good. I've read in some reviews that criticize the brightness, that concerned me a little. But once I received my monitor I found that it not only was plenty bright enough, but I had to turn it down from the default setting! You definitely want to use the digital connection for hook up, don't even think of hooking up to the analog connection. I've played a few games and DVD's and have noticed very minimal ghosting. I love the adjustability of the stand, you can just about put the screen at any angle or position your heart desires.

    All I can say is I don't know why I waited so long in purchasing this monitor it's just fantastic!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Wish I researched Samsung's replacement policy before buying
    Bought two of these monitors about two weeks ago. Both came with several dead pixels right next to each other forming an annoying blimp on the screen. Samsung agreed to replace both units. However, when the replacements arrived today, they turned out to be refurbished and with MUCH greater problems. One had a horrible color problem where one edge of the screen has one shade and the other another. Much worse when looked at from an angle. Another replacement was too dim even with brightness set to 100. Both refurbished monitors had many dead pixels. Apparently, this is acceptable to Samsung.
    Beware! Samsung will only replace with refurbished monitors, so if yours comes defective, you are out of luck trying to replace for a new unit.
    Needless to say, I will never buy Samsung again.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good picture quality, not good for gamers
    This monitor has a truly amazing picture at 1600x1200, and the colors are great, too. With DVI, the picture is very stable and quite beautiful


    If you are a hardcore gamer, pass this one up.

    Many people may disagree with this, but for me the ghosting is too noticeable and it is distracting and can actually detract from your gameplaying.

    For instance, if you play Unreal Tournament 2004 online, you need to be able to rotate the camera all the time while still retaining the ability to discern motion in the distance (say, an enemy running at you). With this monitor the ghosting is just too much and it can seriously hinder your playing.

    However, everything else about it is good as far as LCDs go. For me, I am going to return this monitor and go with a ViewSonic 22" CRT instead. It's half the price and offers just as good a picture quality in my opinion. Plus, I like being able to run my monitor at any resolution without having to worry about interpolation. And, I'll say it again -- for me ghosting is a show stopper.

    Here's a small experiment: try tracking the mouse pointer with your eyes in windows while moving it at various speeds. On this monitor is blurs easily. On a CRT it doesn't. If you are a gamer -- stay away. For this price you can get a CRT that will blow this LCD out of the water.

    However, other factors such as the ergonomics of this monitor are pretty good..

    5-0 out of 5 stars Tip if used in 90-degree "portrait" mode
    Inasmuch as this monitor alone cost more than my last IBM computer system (including monitor and printer), I was highly critical of it the first couple weeks -- looking for dead pixels (none found) -- etc. I edit several newsletters in QuarkXpress and my eyesight is slowing failing. I bought this unit because of its nifty pivot-to-portrait-mode capability, a feature I value highly, and which reminded me of my old Macintosh Portait (monochrome) Monitor years ago, which I loved. Anyway, I was less than pleased at first with the sharpness of small fonts, when viewed in portrait mode: five lines were sharp, the next five line fuzzy, the next five were sharp, etc. In checking with Samsung's 1-800 technical support, a techie worked me through 20 minutes of fine adjustements until he suggesed I push the monitor's "Auto" button (I hadn't done so earlier, as I assumed incorrectly that it would merely discard all my fine adjustments are return to factory-preset defaults). But that did the trick! All type everywhere on the massive screen popped into equal sharpness, and now I'm 100 percent tickled with this unit and can recommend it to others. ... Read more

    19. Archos 500619 AV420 20 GB Video Player / Recorder and MP3 Jukebox Player
    list price: $549.95
    our price: $491.99
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    Asin: B0002IHP3K
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Archos Inc. dba Archos Technologies
    Sales Rank: 609
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    The 20 GB Archos Pocket Video Recorder AV420 is the ultimate handheld digital video recorder that offers TV recording and a portable home entertainment center in one pocket-sized device. Watch videos and view photos on the large color LCD screen, listen to and record music, and transfer photos from your digital camera and data files from your PC. It features a TV Cradle, an external speaker for enjoying music and video without headphones, and a built-in Compact Flash reader for transferring photos directly from digital cameras.

    The AV420 has a 20 GB hard drive, which can record up to 80 hours of video content from a TV, VCR, or cable/satellite receiver using the TV cradle. It plays MP3 and WMA digital audio files (included protected files) as well as WAV audio.

    Once the TV Cradle is connected to a TV, VCR or cable/satellite receiver, you won't have to reconnect the cables again--just dock the AV420 and you're ready. The Recording Scheduler directly controls the tuner inside your VCR or cable/satellite receiver to automatically adjust the channel and record based on the time and duration of the schedule. The Scheduler will also synchronize with Yahoo TV Guide (where available) from the Internet so you can prepare your recordings for the week or month in advance.

    What's in the Box
    Archos AV 420, TV cradle with audio/video connections, remote control with 2 AA batteries, protective case, USB 2.0 cable, stereo headphone, manual, AC adapter/charger with US/UK/EU plug ... Read more


    • Archos 500619 AV420 20 GB Video Player / Recorder and MP3 Jukebox Player
    • Record your favorite video programs--up to 80 hours on 20 GB hard drive
    • Connects to TVs, VCRs, and cable/satellite receivers
    • Watch video on 3.8-inch LCD screen
    • Store and play MP3, WMA, and WAV digital audio files

    20. Brother MFC-8840DN Network Multifunction Laser Printer
    list price: $949.99
    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0001ZRKRU
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Brother Printer
    Sales Rank: 1393
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    The Brother MFC-8840DN multifunction laser printer offers fast printing, up to 21 ppm (draft); crisp resolution, up to 2,400 x 600 dpi; plus great copy, scan, and fax performance. A complete range of easy-to-use front-mounted controls facilitateseasy walk-up single-job use, while Ethernet connectivity accommodates workgroup sharing.

    With versatile paper handling, the MFC-8840DN performs two-in-one and four-in-one copying, automatic duplexing, poster copying, and reduction/enlargement options from 25% to 400% in 1% increments. It also has a 50-sheet ADF for even greater convenience.

    The MFC-8840DN offers your choice of Ethernet (10/100BaseTX), USB (2.0), and parallel connectivity, and is PC and Mac compatible.Fax features include a built-in 33.6 Kbps modem, 300 speed dial locations, 40 one-touch dialing locations, and more.The MFC-8840DN also allows access via PC fax interface.

    What's in the Box
    MFC-8840DN, ADF, power cable, AC power adapter, Quick Reference Guide, CD (software), warranty information ... Read more


    • Multifunction office machine, prints, copies, scans, and faxes
    • Up to 21 ppm printing and copying; up to 2,400 x 600 dpi print resolution
    • 33.6 Kbps fax modem, 300 speed dial locations, 600 page memory
    • Includes 50-sheet ADF; 32 MB memory, expandable to 160 MB
    • Parallel, USB, and Ethernet interfaces; PC and Mac compatible

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