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81. Adaptec AUA-3100LP USB 2.0 4 Port
$126.62 list($99.90)
82. Pioneer PD-F407 25 Disc CD Changer
list($1,099.99)
83. Sony DSCF707 Cyber-shot 5MP Digital
$23.76 list($29.99)
84. Creative Labs WebCam Instant
$99.99 list($349.99)
85. VTech 40-2421 2.4 GHz DSS 4-Line
$129.90 list($180.00)
86. Sony TCWE475 Dual Cassette Player
$68.95 list($99.99)
87. Panasonic KX-TGA271W 2.4 GHz Accessory
$23.95 list($31.99)
88. Garmin Deluxe Carrying Case for
$126.95
89. RCA RM2100 MSNTV Internet Receiver
$220.00 list($299.99)
90. Sharp VLAH151U Hi8 Viewcam W/
91. Nikon Coolpix 2500 2MP Digital
$279.99
92. Sony CLIE PEG-T665C/U Handheld
$389.99 list($499.99)
93. Compaq iPAQ 3955 Color Pocket
Too low to display $242.95 list($549.99)
94. Audiovox VBP-4000 "Video-In-A-Bag"
$25.99 $25.49 list($29.99)
95. Olympus Microcassette(TM) Recorder
Too low to display list($120.00)
96. Sony TCWE305 Dual Cassette Player
list($599.99)
97. Sony DSCP9 Cyber-shot 4MP Digital
$49.88
98. SONY SPP-A946 900MHz Cordless
$230.00 list($199.99)
99. PalmOne m500 Handheld
$79.99 $61.52 list($99.99)
100. Linksys PLEBR10 Powerline To Ethernet

81. Adaptec AUA-3100LP USB 2.0 4 Port Card
list price: $79.99
our price: $30.99
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Asin: B00005T37X
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Adaptec
Sales Rank: 4023
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Connect high-speed USB 2.0 devices to your computer with this 4-port card
  • Fully compatible with USB 1.1
  • Includes USB 2.0 drivers for Windows operating systems
  • Full USB-IF Hi-Speed Certification
  • 5-year warranty

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Painless installation and flawless performance!
I recently purchased a 4 megapixel camera, and I found that it took much longer to download the larger picture files it produced than the pictures from my old 2.0 MP camera, (using a CF reader with USB 1.1). I was also getting more errors, like refusing to open a preview picture, and occassionally freezing the whole system. Since I do a lot of photo editing, I decided to upgrade to USB 2.0. I installed this card in a 866mhz P3 Dell w/512mb RAM, running Windows 98SE. Installation of the card and the software was simple, and it works flawlessly. Used with a new USB 2.0 card reader, the speed is unbelievable, even when uploading images to a website and downloading and editing photos at the same time, with no glitches or errors at all. I had purchased a similar card (Belkin F5U220) from a different vendor, but it caused numerous system crashes, and when I called Belkin tech support, I found the rep to be inept and surly. I highly recommend this Adaptec product, and Amazon's service was superb, as usual.

5-0 out of 5 stars Card was easy to install, but beware of drivers
The card itself is nice and there's a lot of documentation and support available at the company, which is a switch from the generics that I normally buy. This card is replacing a generic which didn't function all too well and had no support.

The USB view software is amazing. I now can see a map of all of my legacy and 2.0 USB devices, including printers, drives, camera, MP3 players, etc.

One point on installation: I have Windows XP Pro. During Plug and Pray, it automatically installed NEC drivers, not the Adapatec drivers. This is likely Microsoft's fault. Download the latest drivers for the 3100LP card from the support website, they are dated Dec 2002. You will have to go to the Control Panel, to the device and update drivers. When it asks you, specify a location where you installed the new drivers to, and ensure you are installing drivers for this card.

4-0 out of 5 stars Easy to install, nicely built card
Installed this card in minutes including all the software upgrades available on the Adaptec website. Instantly hooked up all the existing USB peripherals and all worked just fine.

Hooked up a USB 2.0 peripheral and experienced the high speed transfer rates.

Bottom line? Nice card from Adaptec, well worth a slight premium over cheaper models. ... Read more


82. Pioneer PD-F407 25 Disc CD Changer
list price: $99.90
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Asin: B0002ZQHFA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pioneer
Sales Rank: 11328
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Product Description

Wanna throw a party? Load up 25 of your favorite CDs into the PD-F407 and hit random play. If you can't get enough of a certain CD, just put it on repeat mode. Later, if you want to find one of your favorite songs, use hi-lite scan. The PD-F407 will add life to any party. ... Read more


83. Sony DSCF707 Cyber-shot 5MP Digital Still Camera w/ 5x Optical Zoom
list price: $1,099.99
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Asin: B00005UKBD
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2785
Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Stay ahead of the digital curve with the Sony DSC-F707. Showcasing superb functionality and some of the most advanced technology currently available, the DSC-F707 combines a 5.24-megapixel CCD, a swivel Carl Zeiss lens, hologram AF laser focus assist, and Sony's NightShot technology, which enables you to shoot infrared photos.

Optics and Resolution
The Sony DSC-F707 features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens with 5x optical and 2x digital zoom (for a 10x total), an f2.0 maximum aperture, and a focal range of 9.7-48.5mm (equivalent to 38-190mm). It contains a 5.0-megapixel (effective) CCD, or 5.2-million gross pixels.

More Features
The DSC-F707 uses Sony's NightShot technology, the same feature seen on Sony's camcorders, which uses infrared illumination and an infrared filter to take photos in complete darkness. The night-framing system provides infrared light as a composition assist, and utilizes hologram AF focusing and preflash exposure metering for consistently great shots even in low- or zero-light conditions.

Picture quality is enhanced with clear-color NR (noise reduction) that reduces color noise and slow-shutter NR that captures and subtracts CCD noise from long time exposures.

Movie Mode
In movie mode, the DSC-F707 produces color digital videos in multiple creative formats, including 320 x 240 (high quality), 320 x 240 (normal), and 160 x 112. You can fill up the Memory Stick with digital video, but you are limited to 15-second movies with 320 x 240 mode. Another movielike feature is called ClipMotion, which will take 10 images and put them into an animated GIF.

The limited resolution of your movies guarantees that this feature won't replace your camcorder, but it's perfect for when you just want to capture a quick movie and e-mail it to a friend or relative.

Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on Memory Sticks, Sony's proprietary memory-card format. The included 16 MB stick holds approximately 11 images at the camera's standard 5-megapixel setting (2,560 x 1,920 pixels). Memory Sticks are reusable, but if you tend to take more than 11 images per outing, then you'll want a bigger card. A 128 MB stick is a great size for this camera, storing around 70 images.

To transfer images to your computer, simply attach the included USB cable between your PC and your camera--your computer should automatically recognize the camera and let you move the pictures to your hard drive. If you own a Sony desktop or laptop, your computer may also have a built-in Memory Stick reader, which makes transferring as easy as reading a floppy disk.

Power
The DSC-F707 uses a proprietary rechargeable Infolithium battery (model M).

Size
The DSC-F707 measures 4.75 by 2.75 by 6 inches and weighs 25.06 ounces with battery, Memory Stick, lens cap, and shoulder strap attached.

Other features include:

  • Through-the-lens (TTL) preflash metering and red-eye reduction, cold-shoe and accessory terminal for HVL-F1000
  • Twilight, portrait, and landscape mode autoexposure
  • Multipattern measuring exposure system
  • 46-step shutter priority (30 sec to 1/1,000 sec)
  • 13-step aperture priority (f2.0 to f8.0)
  • Full manual exposure
  • High-speed scan autofocus
  • Manual focus ring with LCD magnifier

Contents and Recommended Accessories
This package includes the DSC-F707 digital camera, Infolithium M battery, AC adaptor/in-camera charger, AV output cable, USB cable, shoulder strap, lens cap, 16 MB Memory Stick, printed manual, and CD-ROM featuring MGI PhotoSuite and drivers. ... Read more

Features

  • 5-megapixel sensor creates 2,560 x 1,920 images for prints at 11 x 14 inches and beyond
  • Carl Zeiss autofocus lens with 5x optical/2x digital (10x total) zoom
  • Included 16 MB Memory Stick holds 11 images at default settings
  • Connects with PCs and Macs via USB port
  • Uses proprietary lithium-ion rechargeable battery(included)

Reviews (79)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Investment in Digital Photography
Frankly, this IS an investment...you spending $1000+ for this camera plus some needed accessories. Few people will ever shoot 5 Mega Pixels (MP) shots every time, but serious (and serious amateur) photographers will certainly appreciate being able to produce stunning detail when the need arises. Look at images shot on your friends' 2 or 3 MP cameras...this level of quality is amazing...but you WILL want to exceed this occasionally, and (...) is the price you pay to get the technology NOW. A 5 MP head shot will allow you to EASILY discern individual hairs on life-size prints (as in 11x14)...it's truely amazing.

I looked at the Minolta Dimage 7...the auto focus zooms past the subject and back...it seems irritatiingly "loose", for lack of a better term. The Sony is a bit crisper in it's approach to auto focus, though not perfect.

Low-light shots are a challenge, but the viewfinder does have a tremendous amount of information available, including exposure "F" stops, shutter speed, low light warnings, etc. The true genius is that you can essentially operate the camera in a manual mode, quickly overriding the meter to compensate for the light in any situation...backlight, contrasty light, reflections, etc.

If you ever used a 35mm in manual in the old days (when you really had to KNOW photography), you'll love the control available. And younger photographers will find a whole new world in being able to make this camera do what most digitals will still not do...take the unusual shot.

The camera is well balanced, and rather sturdy. You will get used to the shooting position...give it time. My biggest complaint is that the zoom selection switch operates "backwards" to my taste. Intuitively, I want to zoom "in" pressing the "out" button (!)...

You have an adequate built-in pop-up flash...PLUS a PC connection for external flash AND a flash shoe! Slavery, anyone?

The memory stick is a bit of a hassle, but extremely convenient once you get over the struggle. Buy a small USB reader to use at work or home...I use the "Zio". And buy the 128 MB memory stick...nothing smaller.

There were early problems with "White Balance", as recently as Nov 01. Current cameras should be shipping with the factory fix, but Sony, to it's shame, STILL has no information on it's website detailing same, even though it required early owners to send the camera for a "free" repair. Not exactly good thinking for a $1000 camera.

The images are good, but I do have to compensate a bit in low-light. Based on shooting several thousand "test" shots with another camera, I'm happy with this one. It does the job and can satisfy both consumer and professional. Note that I do not plan to replace this camera for several years. Why? Because printer technology has not caught up to the resolution of the camera (at least for the home user) and no one really needs much more in a camera. Five Mega Pixels will generate a poster-size image with very nice quality...you won't be doing it often, but you'll be glad you did when you do.

I like it, and I shopped hard to ensure the most features with the best price. As with all electronics, find a cheap extended warranty. (...) . Cameras DO break.

Shop carefully for a CASE to put it in...the unique shape requires some thinking. I have 3. One for everything including cords and cables, one for the camera plus memory sticks, and a Sony brand "ever-ready" case. Depends on how long you're out and how fast you want to access the camera..at what level of protection. Think.

You'll want an extra battery. Perhaps a travel charger, otherwise you charge the battery by plugging the CAMERA in the wall (!)...thanks Sony. :-(

Buy a UV filter (58mm) to protect the lens.

This camera is expensive, and generally reliable - it's a Sony. Many features I have not detailed, and it has a superb 10x OPTICAL zoom (and a 2x digital). If you are thinking digital and want to not have to trade-up for a while, I suggest the Sony DSC-F707. If you love photography, do not buy a smaller CCD chip than 5 MP...even if you buy another brand. But I certainly recommend the Sony DSC-F707 camera for people to whom the image is important.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great amateur purchase
I bought this camera a year ago as an upgrade from the P70 because I wanted something with manual focus and a higher resolution. I've been extremely satisfied with the picture quality, although a slightly faster lens would have made taking indoor pictures easier without the flash. The image quality is astounding; everyone around me is amazed at what this camera can produce. 5MP is plenty for producing decently-sized prints.

The camera works well with every computer I've plugged it into on a range of operating systems (Mac OS 8-X, Windows 98-XP,RedHat Linux 7.x) and shows up as a mounted filesystem that I can easily drag a drop to/from. I don't use the included software to edit images, preferring ImageMagick for quick edits or photoshop for more complicated work.

I would certainly reccomend this camera for anyone looking for capability beyond the basic point-and-shoot models. The manual focus and exposure settings are simple and relatively intuitive, and more complicated things like white balancing are properly available.

I would reccomend this camera for anyone looking for a digital camera, but still wanting to retain some of the flexibility of a SLR film camera.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome camera
This is my first camera i ever purchased. It's great! I haven't had any complaints. It shoots great pics, the zoom is phenomenal, and the features are great. Its a quality camera

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Camera!
This Sony takes some awesome photos! I have printed a lot and they are always sharp & clear, this cam has a ton of features and is every bit worth the asking price, so go ahead and plunk down the cash, you won't be dissapointed!

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb camera for the Money
Like most people about to buy a digital camera, I did a lot of research. A lot. When it came down to making a decision about price vs. value, I kept coming back to the 707. It really came down to the incredibly high resolution, the Zeiss lens and the EFT veiwfinder which although not the ideal, it's damn good for an EFT. It also has a very functional diopter adjuster which makes the viewfinder the best in its class. I've been using the camera for about a year now and it's NEVER run our of power. I work at a graphic design firm and my co workers are blown away by my 11x14 prints made from this camera. I still don't see anything that can touch the quality of this camera for the $. You just can't go wrong. ... Read more


84. Creative Labs WebCam Instant
list price: $29.99
our price: $23.76
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Asin: B0002P4VHG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 2200
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Features

  • 352 x 288 (CIF) CMOS sensor
  • Video and still image capture at up to 640 x 480 (software enhanced)
  • USB 1.1 connection
  • Flexible three-way base sits on flat surfaces and attaches to a flat panel or notebook displays
  • Works with Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, MSN Messenger, Windows Messenger, and other instant messenger services

85. VTech 40-2421 2.4 GHz DSS 4-Line Expandable Cordless Phone with Caller ID
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B000060K4W
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: VTech
Sales Rank: 16206
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The 40-2421 from VTech is a four-line, multi-user expandable phone system designed for the small office or busy home. It consists of a base unit, which supports up to four phone lines, and one cordless handset. As your needs grow, you can add up to 11 model VT 40-2420 handsets, for a total of 12. Each handset/charger stand can be placed anywhere you have a power outlet, eliminating the need for additional phone jacks and complicated wiring procedures. The intercom feature lets you communicate with other handsets, while the call transfer function provides a convenient way to route incoming calls from one handset to another. The conference feature allows you to communicate with multiple outside parties, or conference-in an additional handset.

The 40-2421 utilizes 2.4 GHz digital spread spectrum technology, which provides clearer reception over larger distances than traditional cordless phones operating on lower bands and transmitting an analog signal. Call-waiting and caller ID compatible, the phone stores up to 50 numbers in memory, while the speed dial feature lets you quickly dial the 20 most frequently used numbers. A headset jack and handset speakerphone offer comfortable hands-free options.

Handset and ringer volume controls are provided, as are both tone and pulse dialing modes. With the auto pick-up setting turned on, you can answer calls simply by removing the handset from its cradle. A visual voicemail message indicator alerts you when you have messages waiting. (Voicemail, call waiting, and caller ID require subscriptions through your local phone company.) The 40-2421 comes backed by a one-year limited warranty on both parts and labor.

What's in the Box
Base unit and power adapter, handset, handset charger and power adapter, handset battery pack, wall-mount bracket, telephone line cord (x2), belt clip, user's manual ... Read more

Features

  • 2.4 GHz digital spread spectrum operation
  • Supports 4 lines; expandable to 12 handsets, 1 included
  • 50-name and number caller ID memory
  • 50-name and number phonebook directory
  • Headset compatible; 1-year warranty

Reviews (1)

2-0 out of 5 stars Nice idea, poor implementation
We've been very happy with our VTech 2431 single-line 2.4MHz
phone system for the past few years, so now that we have
three lines this looked like just the right thing.
Unfortunately this system appears to have been designed by a
completely different team. The handsets are very large (too
large to fit into a pocket), the menus are more difficult to
use, the speed-dial feature is extremely clumsy, and the
signal quality is very poor, with lots of hissing in the
background. We've sent this one back and replaced it with a
two-line VTech 20-2431 system, which is much more like the
original 2431 and doesn't suffer from the problems of the
40-2421 series. ... Read more


86. Sony TCWE475 Dual Cassette Player / Recorder
list price: $180.00
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Asin: B00005T408
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 5905
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Sony's TC-WE475 dual-well cassette player/recorder offers high quality and plenty of great features, including dual auto-reverse playback. When coupled with the deck's relay play feature, dual auto-reverse means you can enjoy up to three hours of continuous music from two 90-minute cassettes. One tape well plays, the other records. You can set the recording input level using a dedicated control or rely on Sony's auto level-setting feature to choose the most appropriate level for your tape (this works best on dynamically limited material such as pop music). Choose from normal- and high-speed dubbing: normal speed for higher fidelity, high speed for greater convenience.

Sony has built the deck with high-density Permalloy tape heads for long life. For noise reduction, the TC-WE475 is outfitted with both Dolby B, the encoding standard used on most prerecorded cassettes, and Dolby C, which buys you another 10 to 20 dB or so of noise reduction beyond that offered by Dolby B (around 10 dB). Use Dolby when recording and, if a tape has been recorded using Dolby, when listening.

Two other technologies specifically heighten the quality of your recordings. During loud level peaks, Dolby HX Pro dynamically adjusts the bias signal (a supersonic and basically sacrificial tone your deck uses to push distortion out of the audible range), effectively letting you record "hotter"--that is, louder on tape--without compressing the high-frequencies of your program material. Secondly, an onboard MPX filter blocks the 19 kHz multiplex pilot tone of FM stereo broadcasts for proper Dolby noise-reduction tracking when you record off the air.

Other features include full-logic, feather-touch transport controls and twin electronic tape counters (one for each deck), which come in handy when you're making a compilation from a variety of source tapes. If you have a Sony audio/video receiver, you can operate the deck from your receiver's remote control.

What's in the Box
Cassette player/recorder and user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Dual auto reverse
  • Dolby B and C noise reduction
  • Dolby HX Pro circuitry
  • Auto record Level
  • Multi-AMS track search

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars No remote automatically makes this less than perfect!
This cassette deck does have some really good features like HX Pro, Dolby B & C, music search (AMS, which looks for blank spaces to guess where the next song is), and full dubbing capabilities. I have it connected to my Onkyo A/V receiver via both output and input, since all of my components operate through the receiver. It works well this way and i can record from all sources with no problem.

I have a problem with the sound. It's not as good as the specs would have you believe. I've compared it with an Onkyo tape recorder and, although the numbers are similar (as far as wow & flutter and dynamic range), the Onkyo is much better (it was too expensive and had less features, but now i see why it cost more). The big thing is the lack of a remote. Sony has this funky A1II communication bus system, which is only truly useful if you buy all Sony components. I don't so it's useless to me. The excuse for not including the remote is that you can buy a Sony 300-CD Changer that can control this tape deck. I don't like it when companies use this method to obtain sales, so chances are i'll eventually resell this deck and get one with its own remote and better sound.

I paid $150 + tax at Circuit City. Same price as from J&R/Amazon and with shipping costs the price is almost equal. I'd say buy it if the price is $110 or less. That's all it's worth to me personally. ... Read more


87. Panasonic KX-TGA271W 2.4 GHz Accessory Handset for KX-TG2700-Series Expandable Phones (White)
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00006GJSO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 9243
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

A supplemental handset, the KX-TGA271W provides increased functionality to your existing Panasonic KX-TG2700S, KX-TG2720S, KX-TG2730S, KX-TG2740S, KX-TG2750S, or KX-TG2770S phone system. Up to eight handsets can be added to your existing system, providing up to five-way conferencing capabilities. By utilizing the 2.4 GHz frequency, 89 channels of auto-scan, and frequency hopping digital spread spectrum technology, the KX-TGA271W offers clear, intelligible reception even at a distance. A 50 number speed dial memory makes dialing the most frequently called number a snap, while the caller ID memory provides a record of the 50 most recent incoming calls.

The redial function makes it easy to call the last outgoing number, while a page/handset locator feature makes finding a lost handset quick and painless. Handset and ringer controls allow you to adjust volume levels to you liking, and six ring tones are provided for you to choose from. A voice mail message indicator lets you know when you have messages (requires subscription to a fee-based service), while a low battery indicator lets your know when to return the handset to its cradle for re-charging.

Wall-mountable, freeing up valuable desktop space, the KX-TGA271W is also headset compatible (a belt-clip is provided) saving your neck from the strain of cradling the phone. It utilizes NiMH batteries and comes with a charging cradle. It is backed with a one-year warranty on both parts and labor.

What's in the Box
Charging cradle, handset, NiMH battery pack, belt clip, instructions, warranty information ... Read more

Features

  • Works with Panasonic KX-TG2700S, KX-TG2720S, KX-TG2730S, KX-TG2740S, KX-TG2750S and KX-TG2770S systems
  • 2.4 GHz digital spread spectrum operation
  • Caller ID/call waiting compatible, 50 caller ID memory locations
  • Supports 2 lines, multi-party conferencing
  • Digital duplex speakerphone

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Cordless Phone
The people writing bad reviews for all the Panasonic Cordless phones must have a different colored phone. If you would read the details on each of the extension phones, for some reason the White Phone has a different type battery than the silver, violet, or black. It has an NiMH battery that can be charged without running down. The others have a NiCAD battery of which I can't figure out why. It doesn't make since to have one you have to run completely down. You should have full time usage of the cordless phone. I never leaave my phone off the charger for a long time. It's always back in the charger by at least bedtime. I love the phones except for that. I don't know panasonic was thinking about. They should make all the other ones good by supplying a NiMH battery and a new charger.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, But I Still Want Better
A nice system overall, but not nearly perfect. We purchased a set of these to replace our burnt out Siemens Gigaset 2402 system. While we were happy to have something that worked (the Siemens system had died a slow death over about a year and ultimately became unusable after a little over two years of use) the features and design of this system leave much to be desired. Numerous minor inconveniences and awkwardnesses make these phones less than they could be--nothing major, and perhaps only noticeable when compared with the excellently designed Siemens phones (really nothing more than the difference between Japanese and German design).

Two features stand out in comparison with our retired Siemens phones, one negative and one positive. On the positive side, these phones support detection of voice messages on an existing message system, so that it is easy to see from any handset whether there are unplayed messages on either line. On the negative side, the system does not support handset naming. We imagined this would be a minor inconvenience when we bought the phones, but it has proved to be a major drawback: there's simply no way to get the entire family to learn what number goes with what phone. When we had the Siemens system, which supports handset naming, the we had a working intercom system (not to mention convenient transfers of calls); now we're back to shouting. ... Read more


88. Garmin Deluxe Carrying Case for StreetPilot and GPSMap 176 GPS Systems
list price: $31.99
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Asin: B00005UK9P
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Garmin
Sales Rank: 1746
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Attractive carrying case for Garmin GPS systems
  • Protects GPS receiver from scratches, scrapes, and bumps
  • Holds GPS, mounting bracket, batteries, and data cards
  • Includes storage area for extra data cartridges
  • Designed for Garmin StreetPilot and GPSMap 176 systems

Reviews (3)

2-0 out of 5 stars Good news & bad news
I wish I had read the reviews here before following the manufacturer's claim, which was reprinted in the product description on Amazon. The good news is that it's well made. The bad news is that, contrary to the claim that it holds all your GPS cables, brackets, and the unit itself, it's only good for carrying or storing the GPS unit itself. Also, the price is excessive considering that it doesn't do as claimed. Do yourself a favor - and spare yourself some disappointment while saving some money - take your GPS to an electonics store (CompUSA, Best Buy, etc.) and buy a good padded camera bag which will hold everything for about 2/3 the price.

1-0 out of 5 stars A Carrying Case with No Room To Carry Things
In the writeup for the Garmin carrying case it says that it has room for the StreetPilot series GPS as well as the necessary cables. I was shocked at how small this case was when received. I can fit the GPS unit in it but not all the cables and the ones I could get in I had to cram into it. If you are looking for a carrying case that will carry all the components of the streetpilot GPS this is not it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice, but could be bigger
I bought the carrying case to use with the Garmin Street Pilot Deluxe package. With the case you can snugly fit the Garmin Street Pilot unit alone. However, when trying to also put it the cigarette adapter/speaker, both don't fit without having the zipper on top partially opened. Also, don't even consider trying to store the bean bag mount in the case.

I do like the fact that the bottom of the case has a protective cushion so the unit can be stored face down.

I think it would be nice if they had another sized bag -- one which can store the unit, adapter cable, plus the bean bag mount all together. This would be the ideal size for those who want to carry the unit and all the accessories at once. ... Read more


89. RCA RM2100 MSNTV Internet Receiver

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Asin: B000069JX2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: RCA
Sales Rank: 2117
Average Customer Review: 3.28 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars MSNTV and the puter
Webtv, now rebranded by Microsoft as MSNTV and known by many of it's users as a LBB (little black box), has been around since 1996 and despite several write offs by some pundits, it just won't go away. And rightly so. It's kind of like the little engine that could. It doesn't go all the places and can't do all the things that a computer can, but for general surfing through search engines and using e-mail, it does quite well. Some people have even made home pages that are right near the top of search engines. I have a computer. I also have Microsoft's MSN One Plan which allows me to use my MSNTV and the puter on MSN's isp service for one price. I find myself using my MSNTV unit much more often because of it's ease. If you have someone in your family you think might be interested in the internet or e-mail, think about getting them a MSNTV unit. And if it works out well, then tell a friend. While neither MSNTV nor even a puter is for everyone, the LBB has brought a lot of enjoyment to a lot of people.

5-0 out of 5 stars MSNTV-a helpful way to get net access
MSNTV(formerly Webtv) has gotten some flack from PC users. But this wasn't designed to be a PC! It's low cost, easy way to get internet access. I have been a devoted user sinse 1997(and over the years used different units), and I plan on getting a computer soon and getting the MSN ONE PLAN which allows me to get free MSNTV service for subscribing to MSN for my puter. Why do I love MSNTV? I love the ease of it, not having to sit hunched over in front of a PC for hours..I like surfing the web, instant messaging, e-mailing, online banking, playing online games against my friends online, shopping online, listening to audio streams, all with the wireless keyboard on the comfy couch.Currently, MSNTV is getting ready to release an advanced MSNTV box with DSL, a real hard drive to download, and many more features which will make the new model much like a computer for the TV.I'll be the first in line to get it.I, despite it's limitations, think MSNTV is the neatest tv related applience to come along sinse the Sony Betamax vcr!! It's just a great idea and so much fun....I will never stop being an MSNTV subsriber.

4-0 out of 5 stars No Viruses
I own 7 computers and I buy used computers all the time. I have to go in and clear out all the viruses and then load programs into these older systems to once again make them useful. My friends are forever suffering from viruses, trojan horses, and all sorts of other fun problems. I can custom build a computer from scratch without thinking twice on how to do it. You know what? I will not put one of them on the internet. I don't want to have to go in and clean out more viruses and spyware and a host of other junk that will clog up your system. I clean them out once and that is it. Free software comes with free spyware. I don't need that. Computers are also very easy to hack. Try hacking someones webtv system. Good luck there. Yes the system has short comings. It was not designed to act like a computer. Some very ingenious folks have figured out ways to make it act a lot like one though. Do some homework and you can do just about anything with these systems. Especially the plus systems. And yes, I can even burn CD's with it, but then again, I'm a wiz at hooking stuff up to make it all work. I have used other internet access only devices and yet I still stay with this MSNTV box. I have read other's reviews and can only say, they did not do their homework before critisizing these boxes. An example is that one person tried to link an MSN e-mail account to the box, said he was lied to and could not get the account linked, I am useing a hotmail.com address that I have linked into this box. Don't know what he did wrong except maybe fail to use his passport access. If you want safety and the best of both worlds, don't give up the computer, just keep it off line and surf the web with one of these boxes and use it to communicate through e-mail with others. These systems are simple, cheap, reliable, no crashes, and a lot of fun. Not perfect when comparing to a computer, but they were not designed to be compared to a computer. Slow? Yes, but I can live with slow instead of virus attacks that could cost me lost hours, files and even a couple of thousand dollars because I have to buy a new system.

1-0 out of 5 stars Nice Idea, Poor Execution, Poor Support
I bought a new MSNTv (the RCA 2100) for my parents. I was hoping to replace their computer which has become too much for them to manage, and they needed to downsize as well. They also have an MSN dial up account and this allows them to use this account for MSNTv and not have to pay any additional monthly fee. I called MSNTv before I bought this unit to ask if their "@msn.com" e-mail account could be transfered over to the "@webtv.net" domain and they said "yes just call us when you hook it up". Well this turned out to be a lie. You can access your MSN.COM e-mail on your computer, but your new domain will be WebTV.Net and the two are separate. Then it turns out that many SPAM bocking programs (including SPAMCop) block all WebTV.Net e-mail as SPAM. Appearently the device lacks support for certain e-mail features which validate the e-mail origin and therefore it is thrown out (depending on how the e-mail admin handles SPAM). So my very first test e-mail to my sister never went through, no error msg no nothing, just off into the ether. Also, since MSNTv has its own list of incoming SPAM sites, it regularly blocks e-mail from some very popular domains, including 8 days where they blocked MSN.COM e-mails! The unit is very slow, much slower than a regular computer over the same dial up line, and if you want to surf any web site other than the ones MSNTv picks for you, good luck, you will be there all night. My Sister-in-law likes to send e-mails with pictures embedded in word documents. Obviously this unit can't handle that, but it did not even strip the doc file and let the e-mail through, it just never showed up, no error no nothing. So this unit has very unreliable e-mail capabilities, and is painfully slow at web surfing, and I ended up returning it for a refund. Some time in the coming months a new MSNTv unit (the RCA4100) will be out that will work over broadband and have more support for e-mail that hopefully will fix some of these issues, until then I'd say forget this current product.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple and reliable
After previously owning two piece of junk computers (the second of which now lies at the bottom of Tampa Bay), I went back to the tried-and-true WebTV (now MSNTV) internet terminal. It's great not to have to hunch at a computer desk for hours on end surfing the 'web. Immunity to viruses is another great thing, and I love not having to dump $$$ into a WebTV just it keep it running. People can trash the 'Yugo of the internet world' all they want, but simplicity always wins out in the end. ... Read more


90. Sharp VLAH151U Hi8 Viewcam W/ 3" Color LCD Screen, Picture in Picture & Remote Control
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B000063EKI
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Sharp
Sales Rank: 1381
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With its full auto mode, the user-friendly Sharp VL-AH151U Hi8 camcorder enables you to simply point and shoot to capture hours of fun video memories. It also features a picture-in-picture mode, 3-inch LCD, optical and digital zoom capabilities, and digital image stabilization.

Lens
With an optical zoom magnification of 16x, the VL-AH151U also has a digital zoom--which works by electronically enhancing the optical image--that can magnify the picture up to 400 times. The digital image stabilization system keeps the picture steady and solid throughout zooms and camera shakes.

Other Features
With its 270-degree variable angle, you can hold the VL-AH151U in a variety of angles to record over people and objects or close to the ground. You can even record yourself by rotating the view screen 180 degrees. The VL-AH151U also features several digital effects (black and white, sepia, NEG) that can be viewed without affecting the original recording.

Sharp's advanced circuitry allows recording down to less than 1 lux (the light of one candle about one yard away from the subject) and eliminates complex lighting arrangements and harsh floodlight glare. The backlight-compensation feature also adjusts only the dark parts of a shot to optimal brightness levels, and leaves the bright sections untouched, so they don't become glaringly washed out.

Contents
This package comes with the VL-AH151U camcorder, one rechargeable NiMH battery, one lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, remote control (and batteries), AV dubbing cables, wrist strap, and lens cap. ... Read more

Features

  • Hi8 camcorder
  • 16x optical, 400x digital, zoom with digital image stabilization
  • 3-inch color LCD
  • Viewcam body style for easy shooting
  • Features various picture effects and picture in picture mode

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Service!
As a first time buyer I was a little scepticle. I e-mailed once about the tracking of my package because I'd gotten it for my wife for her birthday. Within the next day I had gotten a response with tracking info and all! The package came in right on time for her birthday. Thanks for the great service! The sharp camera works Great!
God Bless!!

5-0 out of 5 stars SUPERB!
Works like a charm. Love it, take it everywhere and video are crisp and clear.

1-0 out of 5 stars horrible service
I contacted this seller 15 times via emails and phones and he/she never responded. I guess s/he is dead or something. The camera I recieved was totally different than the one I pictured. I would never ever buy from this person again in my life.
thanks

5-0 out of 5 stars Great value at a great price.
This little gem has all the right stuff. Auto focus with great clarity, a small price tag and a great size for carrying. I can't wait to take it to Disney World!

5-0 out of 5 stars Brendon says :
If you are on a budget to buy a camcorder then this is the one! I saw the new Panasoinic E- wear which was my first choice but it ... , it doesnt even have ZOOM! It does almost nothing only shoot pictures and download Mp3 . But the SHARP camcorder does alot of things and it is at a good price and it is a good size because i wouldn't buy a big bulky size camcorder !......WHO WANTS THAT!? This has a LCD screen and has picture in Picture and it has ZOOM which is the most important thing in taking pictures from far away or film something far away. ... Read more


91. Nikon Coolpix 2500 2MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom

Asin: B0000635UX
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Nikon
Sales Rank: 2241
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 2-megapixel sensor captures 1,600 x 1,200 images for prints at sizes up to 8 x 10 inches
  • Autofocus lens with 3x optical/4x digital (12x total) zoom
  • Included 8 MB CompactFlash card holds 15 images at default settings
  • Connects with PCs and Macs via USB port
  • Uses proprietary lithium-ion rechargeable battery(included)

Reviews (86)

4-0 out of 5 stars A friendly camera that looks cool
Nikon Coolpix 2500 is a great compact camera. I wanted to buy a camera that can work in an easy to use automatic mode for point & click situations like parties, casual travel; and also provides manual mode for experimenting & control. My choice was mainly between Coolpix 2500, Coolpix 995 & Canon Elph Series. I just fell for the cool styling of 2500 and the ability to carry it in my shirt pocket.

I just took it out to Australia for a week long trip. It has performed well under different lighting conditions. All I needed to do was change the "SCENE".The camera allows me to identify the type of scene I am going to photograph. It has a bunch of "SCENE" that I can select from. Some of them are - Beach, Landscape, Party, Portrait, Night Landscape, Backlight to name a few. I was also able to take night shots of the Opera house & the Harbor Bridge in the "night landscape" mode. They came out pretty well. I was happy to see the result in about 2 seconds - the duration of the exposure. Pictures taken in bright daylight like that on a beach also came of well. What disappointed was the photgraphs that I took at a night Bar-be-Q party. In most photographs, the people close to the camera looked bright and those away by more than 7-8 feet away from the camera looked dark. Another "scene" that I found useful was "Close Up". I wanted to note down a recepie from a local magazine. Instead of taking notes I just photographed the page in the "Close Up" mode. Now, I do not have to write them down ! I just read the recepie off the picture stored on my computer. It is not much of a "Manual" camera. So if you want to control everything, I recommend look else where.

I found the controls easy to use. There are a bunch of on-screen menu items, buttons & knobs. They are well layed out and are intitutive to use. Let me add - I am a techie. I can handle complexity. I had my first picture in about 10 minutes opening the box and charging the batteries. It took me about 1 hour to understand all the controls & install the software.

You got to buy a memory card unless you intend to save your pictures in a very basic picture format (like 640 X??). I bought a 128 MB card. It stores about 140 pictures in best quality mode (called "FINE"). The camera can be put on a tripod. That is a big plus for night photography. It is very easy to put my fingers on the lens. So I have to worry about it all the time, specially while opening or closing the lens. A price for this cool design!

In a nutshell I find Nikon Coolpix 2500 a fun, easy to use camera for easy going photography.

3-0 out of 5 stars Very good but not the best
I'll get one thing out of the way. I bought this camera mainly because it looked cool. I was shopping for a digital camera in an electronics market (I live in Asia) and was looking for something in the 2.0 megapixel range. I ran across the CoolPix 2500 and the design of it definitely caught my eye. I looked at it for a while, toyed around and decided I wanted to buy it. While it's definitely a good camera, it's not the best.

On the whole, I thought this camera was pretty good. One thing that sets the Nikon CoolPix line of cameras apart from everything else is its swivel lens design. This is clever because when you're not using it, it covers the lens. No need to worry about broken lens covers or scratched lenses anymore. Plus it helps getting angled shots much easier. No more craning your neck to get a shot above of below you, just tilt the lens. It's a whole lot more useful than you'd think.

The picture quality of this in general is pretty good. The colors come out accurately and the pictures are clear. However, the night exposure could be better, although it's good enough to pass without any qualms. A big problem that's related to night time shots however is red eye. It's always there and it never seems to go away. I managed to minimize it using the different scene settings, but it just never completely leaves. It gets sort of annoying after a while, but it's something most people can live with.

Also, the camera tends to feel on the fragile side. Whenever I put it in my pocket, I always feel like it's going to break any second. Of course it's never happened and I realize that it'll take quite a bit to knock it out of commission, but it does have that light easily breakable feeling that I can never seem to shrug off.

Some other minor complaints is that there is no video output straight to a TV and there is no optical viewfinder, although the optical viewfinder part isn't really too big of a problem. Also, there is no protection for the LCD screen. Something along the lines of what Sony does with their cameras would have been a good protective measure to take with the screen.

With all these negative aspects to it, you would think that I wouldn't like it, but that isn't the case. It still is a good camera and it's a blast to use. The visual quality is still fairly good and has a bunch of nifty features to it, namely the swivel lens. And besides, whenever you pull it out in front of other people and you swing the lens, everyone will go "ooohhhhhh."

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Point 'N' Shoot and Quality for The Money
First off, let me say unlike EVERYONE that praises the Nikon Coolpix 2500, I could NOT care less for the cool styling and design. What do I mean? Well, my number ONE priority was the ongoing search for a compact pocket "point and shoot" camera for the least money (of course not compromising quality!) that I can carry anywhere like I carry my cell phone, period.

Since then, that is exactly what happened. I've used it just about everywhere and anywhere without feeling I had to treat it with "kid-gloves" and worry about its well being whenever taking it out for any type of use. All of you who have owned expensive cameras will appreciate THIS priceless feeling. It takes great pictures and is LOADED with user-friendly features which at one time or another are all incredibly useful... and best of all? It remains a pocket camera!

If you are the creative and resourceful type, you will notice the swiveling inner zoom lens is useful to capture photos from just about any angle. In fact, I've used it many times to take a close-up picture of a friend and myself if there is no one to take the photo for you. Not to mention, you have a timer feature also. Given the professional field I'm in, I also use it for close ups to capture telephone numbers and names on signs, billboards, and magazine pages with any writing or information on it.

ONE negative (or else I would have given it 5 1/2 stars)...the 8 MB CompactFlash card that it comes with...well,... It's useless (for the 15 images it holds at default settings). Upgrade to at least a 128 MB CompactFlash Memory Card, hence add an approximate [$$]-[$$] to your original purchase price - well worth it. At default settings (which is GOOD quality) I've taken over 300+ pictures without worrying of running out of film,.. umm, I mean memory, before docking the Coolpix2500 to my PC for download. Speaking of, once you connect via USB port, in only ONE click, you are downloading your pics...and as for the proprietary lithium-ion rechargeable battery which is included? Very nice.

Ironically, I never read any reviews at the time of my purchase in the early part of the year. In fact, as I later found out it was the first few days the Coolpix 2500 was out on the market. Therefore for me, it was three and a half-hours of in-store experimenting with ALL the digital cams priced nywhere from [$$$]-[$$$].

Therefore unlike many people, the "cool" factor never did blur my analysis in arriving to my final decision. So when people approach me and mention how neat my pocket sized Coolpix2500 looks, I always have to respond, "but it also takes great pictures, and check out these features..." Today I view the slick factor and "cool" design as a bonus.

4-0 out of 5 stars Loooove
I absolutely adored this camera! It was my first digital camera, and I took over 2,000 picures with it during the time it lasted, however it has now died completely (won't turn on most of the time and when it does the screen reads "Error") and I have only had it for about a year and a half. So, now I have to look for a new camera.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible design.....
I agree, it looks really cool. Everything on this camera is perfect OTHER than the flash. It is less than 1/8th an inch from the lense, this cameras only major downside. When you take a picture everything up close is white and everything behiend that is black. Trying to take a picture of somthing that might be a little reflective? Too bad! I tried to take some pictures of a plastic computer case, and the flash created a lovely white glare on it, obscuring everything but the background, which was turned a lovely shade of black. Turn the flash off you say? Well, then the pictures get even blurrier. Yes, the pictures are always blurry. I am yet to get a good, non blurry picture from this camera. The camera figures "Well the flash is off so I should keep the shutter open for a half of a second". Most pictures from this camera make it look like a huge earthquake is in progress. Avoid this camera at all costs! I give Nikon some credit for trying to give this camera a cool look, but they could have moved the flash! Have they ever heard of product testers?? ... Read more


92. Sony CLIE PEG-T665C/U Handheld

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Asin: B000068MQU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 10979
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Only a half-inch thick and weighing a light 4.9 ounces, the sleek and stylish Sony Clié PEG-T665C will help you stay organized and entertained. Housed in an attractive aluminum body, the PEG-T665C is not only a 16 MB, 66 MHz PDA with a color display, it's also an MP3 player and features a built-in speaker so you can enjoy music while you work. Plus, the unique Jog Dial navigator provides easy access to your info.

Display
The PEG-T665C provides high resolution on its 320 x 320 pixel TFT color display.

Expansion
With this Sony Clié's Memory Stick expansion slot, you can get virtually unlimited data storage with Memory Stick removable media. Transfer digital content between your Clié handheld and other Memory Stick-compatible products, including digital cameras, digital camcorders, and PCs.

Operating System
The Sony Clié PEG-T665C is powered by Palm OS 4.1, which means it comes complete with all the standard Palm OS applications you need for organizing your life, including Date Book, To Do List, Memo Pad, Mail, and Expense tools, and Address Book. Also included is HotSync software.

Extra Software
In addition to the built-in applications that come with Palm OS 4.1, the PEG-T665C comes with the following Sony software: Audio Player, Clié Mail, Clié Paint, Clié Photo Stand, Clié Remove Commander, Memory Stick Autorun, Memory Stick Backup, Memory Stick Export (for the PC), Memory Stick Gate, Memory Stick Import, PictureGear Lite (for PC), PictureGear Pocket, Sonic Stage LE, Sound Convert (for PC), Sound Utility, and World Alarm Clock.

Synchronization
Connect to your PC and synchronize your contacts and date book using the included USB cable. You can also beam information to other Palm OS handheld owners using the IrDA infrared port.

Compatibility
The Sony Clié PEG-T665C is compatible with Windows 98 SE, 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home, and XP Professional editions. PCs must have a minimum 233 MHz or faster processor, 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended), and at least 156 MB of available hard drive space. A USB port is also required.

In the Box
The Sony Clié PEG-T665C comes with a USB HotSync cradle, AC adapter, stylus, protective cover, headphones and volume controller, installation CD, application manual, Graffiti sticker, and registration materials. The Sony Clié PEG-T665C is covered by a one-year limited warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Palm OS v.4.1
  • Built-in MP3 Audio Player
  • High resolution TFT color display (320 x 320 pixels)
  • New DragonBall Super VZ Processor (66 MHz CPU)/16 MB (DRAM) Memory
  • What's in the box: Clie, USB HotSync cradle, AC adapter, stylus, protective cover, headphones and volume controller, installation CD, application manual

Reviews (47)

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun Design Surprises!
I've been a Palm Pilot user since they first came out, dutifully upgrading to the newest model every few years. I finally decided that I needed COLOR, so I bought the Sony Clie.

What I didn't expect was that in addition to getting color, I would wind up with an artfully designed PDA that is much easier to use than the Palm Pilot.

I love the look of the unit. Its brushed metal portions look so much nicer and richer than the straight plastic of the Pilot, and resist finger prints. It's very thin and light too.

One of the things I like best about it is the "jog dial" on the side. Using this dial you can quickly flip from screen to screen (especially nice for moving through your appointment book or phone book) using a single hand.

The backlit screen is much easier to read than my old black and white Pilot (a bonus for these over-40 eyes).

The best surprise was that the memory stick in my Sony digital camera is compatible with the Clie, so I can move it from my camera to the Clie and show my photos to my friends! I can also use my spare memory sticks from my camera as extra storage for my Clie, moving large applications off the Clie and onto the memory stick.

The only two negatives are:

1) Battery life. If you use one of the display-intensive features, like displaying a photo, you might have only 10 minutes of battery use. Playing games, I find I only have about 30 minutes of use. Because the batteries are not replaceable, you must recharge the unit in its cradle or using an AC adapter. Usually this isn't a problem because I just keep it in its cradle at my desk when I'm not using it, but for extended trips it means recharging every night in the hotel room.

2) The software that comes with it that lets you sync up with Microsoft Outlook to keep a synchronized calendar between your PC and the PDA doesn't transfer over the appointment location field. Since I mostly use the Clie to keep track of all my business meetings, I've been caught by this once or twice. (Running late, coming back from lunch, running to a meeting. But what meeting room is it in? Arghh! Have to go back to my office to look at Outlook on my PC to see.) I've overcome this by manually adding the location to the meeting description when I receive the invitation in Outlook, but you shouldn't have to do this.

5-0 out of 5 stars MP3's sound great on BLUE memory stick
This is a great PDA, color screen on the 665 is more vibrant than the 615 that I traded up from. From Mac or PC, simply copy MP3 files to MSAUDIO directory of a BLUE memory stick. Used cheaper Lexar brand works fine... . MP3's sound great, better than on Rio MP3 player. Also, sound from included Sony headphones w/attached volume control have good frequency response, bass and treble. If you are expecting to just pop your memory stick in from your Cybershot digicam, not as seamless, each 2MB pix takes a few seconds to refresh when viewing in PG Pocket, due to file size (smaller the better for Clie). If you want fast viewing you need to convert the DCF file to a PGP file. This may not be a problem with newer 200mhz strongarm Clie, but significant speed improvement in 665 vs. 615 which was pretty s-l-o-w. Also, Palm desktop works with Mac OS X with the Clie, works great. Lastly a few cool shareware programs to get... Palm Acrobat reader, AcidImage, Handyshopper,Kinoma player
Have fun with your new Clie, get one!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome hanheld
Awesome palm pilot, great for almost any thing, games, camera, movies. Definetly worth the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best all around PDA out there
This has been one of the better electronics purschases I've made. Memory is great, full of features (MP3 audio is great), no stupid thumb keyboard. I've thought of upgrading just because, but despite being two years old, no other PDA on the market is as functional as the T-665C. The only drawback - no way to add a WiFi card. COme on SOny! Build it, and they will come!

5-0 out of 5 stars awesome PDA/ Entertainment Organizer/ what-have-you
Great buy. I got it for cheap and use it primarily as a MP3 player, and to read news and ebooks. If you plan to do all that, be ready to shell out another $65-70 bucks for a 256MB Memory stick otherwise it doesn't play MP3s. I didn't buy the obscenely expensive MS Pro (white ones) and I use a freely downloadable ripper (CDex) to rip my music CDs to MP3s. You have to make sure that copyright stuff isn't included in your MP3s b/c they won't play. Some weird Sony thing.
Build quality is super and its sexy as hell (its a Sony). The bundled audio player is pretty basic though and you can't do anything except turn bass on and off. I have yet to come across a better one, and if I do, I would install it promptly. SonicStage software for your PC is utterly useless, as is the Sony's ATRAC format for song compression (I hope someone from Sony reads this... why? why? why??). Most of the software that comes on the CD are trial versions, but there are plenty of great software (and free too) to download from a bunch of Palm sites. But know that the number of Clie-specific software is much less than Palm (Zire/Tungsten)-specific software.
The scroll button in the front of the Clie is too small for anyone to use (as you might have gathered from all other reviews), but Sony makes up for it with the very useful jog dial and back button on the side. I find the screen too slick, so I've put a high quality screen protector (highly recommended... but that's 10 bucks more) and can also comfortably use my finger as a stylus over it sometimes. I've heard people complain of battery life. But that is to be expected of a device so thin and light and having a great color display. If you're going on a long trip listening to music, don't use the Clie to read stuff at the same time and u can squeeze out 6 hours on a full charge (use the Hold button). If you don't use the backlight, the battery life between charges, even while playing MP3s, is very respectable.
I would also recommend getting a hard aluminum case (~$25...ouch) if you're a rough user and plan to bump your Clie on different surfaces. Feel free to contact me with any Clie PEG-T665C questions, at ospexy1@yahoo.com
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93. Compaq iPAQ 3955 Color Pocket PC
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B000069AT6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 8575
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The HP iPAQ H3955 Pocket PC comes with a 400 MHz Intel XScale processor, 64 MB RAM, 32 MB flash ROM, and a Secure Digital memory slot for additional memory.

The H3955's display is a color transflective TFT LCD, 3.78-inch, low power, 16-bit color touch screen, capable of displaying more than 65,000 colors with 240 x 320 resolution and .24 mm dot pitch.

The H3955 comes with a docking cradle (USB or serial with AC power and charging), a 400 mAh lithium-polymer rechargeable battery, a touch-sensitive display, a soft keyboard, character recognition, handwriting recognition, inking, and a voice recorder.

Programs installed on the Pocket PC include: Microsoft Windows CE, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Voice Recorder, Notes, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player (MP3), Calculator, Solitaire, Inbox (for e-mail), Microsoft Reader (eBooks), File Explorer, MSN Messenger, Terminal Services Client, VPN Client, Infrared Beaming, Clock, Align Screen, Memory, Volume Control iPAQ Task Manager, iPAQ File Store, iPAQ Backup, and iPAQ Image Viewer.

Software included on an accompanying CD-ROM includes: Microsoft ActiveSync 3.5, Pocket Outlook 2002 (e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks), Microsoft Reader (eBooks), and Conduits Peacemaker Professional.

What's in the box

  • iPaQ H3955
  • Docking cradle (USB or serial with AC power and charging)
  • 400 mAh lithium-polymer rechargeable battery
  • Touch-sensitive display
  • Soft keyboard
  • Character recognition
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Inking
  • Voice recorder
  • Software
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Features

  • 3.78-inch, low-power, 16-bit color TFT LCD with white backlight, 240x320 resolution
  • 400 MHz Intel X-Scale processor, 64 MB SDRAM
  • Secure Digital Card expansion slot
  • Play MP3 music or audio programs from the Web, and record and play back voice or meeting notes
  • What's in the box: H3955, docking cradle, lithium-polymer rechargeable battery, touch-sensitive display, soft keyboard, character recognition, handwriting recognition, inking, voice recorder, software

Reviews (40)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good product, always back up
I have had this since it first came out and I have been very happy with it. I use my ipaq for everything now: contacts, schedule patients, music when I workout, email, games, and as an alarm clock. I have it in a wallet case, so it is also my wallet with my ids and credit card. It took awhile to get used to using this instead of pieces of paper and for anyone interested in investing in one should really consider this...it takes time and patience to learn how to use the ipaq in your everyday life. Being in the medical field it has become an invaluable resource for information I need to get my hands on quickly.
For those who buy this, I give two recommendations:
1) back up! You can lose much data through freeze ups. It is the nature of the technology and it is going to have some problems now and then.
2) get an extended warranty program. If you use it alot, like I do, it will probably break within a year. After all it is a small machine with alot of technology and it is bouncing around with you all day long.

Other than that, enjoy it! It is amazing that we can have all this technology in our hands! I can't wait till they come out with a car starter/door opener options. As I think it about it, it will be the next thing to patient charting. We will just speak into it and it will chart patient information. Maybe it will turn on our house lights, computer, oven, cars,etc. one day.... I look forward to that!

5-0 out of 5 stars ITS A MUST!!!!
This was one of the best PDAs that I ever had and I have had more than enough of them. Two Jornadas (54-568)and a Toshiba e740. The Jornadas were really good but they had become outdated. The Toshiba was a good idea with too many problems. Battery life was horrible. The buttons were made for a 4 year old. I recomend it to anyone who wants their PDA to be challenging because that is how I describe the Toshiba. The iPAQ was a message from heaven, figuratively speaking. Its one of the best PDAs that I have had. Battery life is awesome. It works specifically well with Plus! Sync & Go, a program to watch video content offline. It is a good PDA. The screen. Too much to say. WAY too much to say. Go to a demo and look at it yourself. Its beautifull. The bad parts: Case. Should be better. Slots: Needs a CF slot built in. Battery: replaceable like the 5455. The rest is good. The processor is OK. Look at other sites for more info. Pocketnow.com has a great review.

1-0 out of 5 stars Attractive but abysmally frustrating
Got this refurbished from Costco. Good screen etc. BUT, the power runs out every time you turn your back on it and there IS NO BACKUP (watch-type) battery. When the power runs out, you LOSE every program you ever installed, and the software walks you through an insultingly stupid nano-tutorial before you can use it again. Stupid design of the decade. Bought a stowaway keyboard for it and whenever the keyboard got near it, the Ipaq got flaky. Tonight the thing died again and I destroyed it (dead, it makes a better work of art than it ever did a PDA). Reason: I had to spend more time and effort reviving it than using it. A great concept with severely crappy reliability.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great and awesome HandHeld PC
Words cannot even begin to describe this handheld pc. Well, I'm over exagerating a little. If you wanted to get a pocket pc, I suggest you get an Ipaq. It has the most amazing backlight and it's amazingly easy to use. There's hardly nothing that can't be done with it since it can be expanded with different kinds of expansion slots. Buy an Ipaq.

My main reason for writing this review was to actually thank the merchant that provided me her great service. Since it was too late for me to rate her using rate seller, I'll just rate her service here. I give yong2_wen2 a 5. Although I recieved the incorrect item at first, I was able to return the Ipaq and get the correct model with all shipping paid. yong2_wen2 was very responsive to every email I sent providing me with great customer service.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is a great piece of equipment. i would recommend it for any working person with a full schedule. you can use it for anything! i've even used it for sound testing for churches and such. Buy this product! its worth the money! ... Read more


94. Audiovox VBP-4000 "Video-In-A-Bag" 5.6" LCD TV/DVD Player
list price: $549.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B000068ERY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: AudioVox
Sales Rank: 5578
Average Customer Review: 2.68 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Mobile DVD player with 5.6-inch LCD screen;12.2 x 13.8 x 7.3 inches (W x H x D)
  • 1 Set of A/V Output Jacks and 2 Sets of A/V Input Jacks
  • DVD/AV1/AV2 Switchable Source Select
  • Dual Speakers
  • 1 S-Video Output

Reviews (34)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great product for thos long car trips
I bought the DVD Video-in-a-bag along with the extra LCD screen (the VBPEX5, the VBPEX56 was not available at that time). This unit is great for taking those long road trips, plus it gives you a DVD player you can use once you arrive at your destination. The only drawback I have found is the size. This is a pretty large unit considering it does not have batteries. You must provide external power from a wall outlet or a car adapter.

You can connect up to 3 LCDs to the unit. One connects through the normal connection, the other two through a special cable. Each screen also has stereo speakers and local volume control. You can also use the remote control by pointing it at any of the LCD screens, the remote detector is built into the screen housing.

The power for the screens comes through the cable, so you don't need extra power for each screen. The screens are switchable between the DVD player and a set of external A/V connectors for game machines, or anything else that provides a video signal.

We put one screen on the back of the seat for the child in the back seat, and the other in the front seat so my wife can monitor and control the DVD with the remote.

I will buy the VBPEX56 (a 5.6 in screen, identical to the one that comes eith the unit) next so we have two in the back seat , one for each child.

1-0 out of 5 stars cheap junk
have to wiggle and bend power cord to get it to work if your luckyit will work for 5 minutes.have owned for about a year.more frustation than its worth.having to pull over and fix all the time.mine got thrown out the window on i90.next one definatly wont be audiovox..

1-0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware
A few days ago I would've given this product a 5. We used it all summer on a road trip and it worked beautifully. A few days ago the power connection became loose. Now you have to position the power cord just so or the unit will shut off. We bought the unit in May and paid full price for it. We relied on the product name and reputation. What a let down! We are past our 90 warranty period and Target doesn't offer an extended warranty option. What a complete disappointment! Too much money to break down this fast!

5-0 out of 5 stars Our first quiet ride to the beach!
My husband and I bought this dvd system over the past weekend and it's worth the money (on sale elsewhere for $199.99 though). My son is 2 and watched his movies on the ride to the beach. The screen mounts to headrest and we are looking forward to buying another screen for our younger son (a little too young still). We love the idea that we can play cd's in it and can play dvd's inside our beach home. We recommend it, for sure. The only draw back is the smaller screen, but hey, you don't want it too big since your child is practically right on top of it anyway while in the car:-)

4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful for the kids
I purchased this just before our vacation. It was wonderful. With the option of purchasing the additional monitor, I was able to fulfill all my childern's dreams. My younger children watched movies, while my older child disconnected the additional screen and attached it to his PS2. The versitility was wonderful and provided enough entertainment for our 8 hour drive. ... Read more


95. Olympus Microcassette(TM) Recorder (S711BLUE)
list price: $29.99
our price: $25.99
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Asin: B00005T3VT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Olympus
Sales Rank: 684
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Built-in front speaker, built-in condenser mic
  • Voice Operated Recording
  • One-touch recording
  • Dual Tape Speeds, Pocket Size

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great, beautiful controls... Easy to use buttons, features
The Olympus Microcassette Recorder S711 is the perfect utensil for corporate meetings, fun stuff, and stuff you know you will remember. It slashes a digital recorder, because the simple tapes that you buy may include almost 90 mins. of space. That's 270 mins. with all 3 tapes (if 90 mins. are included) That is even more then some of the digital voice recorders that top $50. This proves a digital voice recorder isn't and wasn't worth my while. At first, when searching I'd looked towards Sony and Olympus for their digital recorders. But that is nothing compared to their microcassette recorders. Sony has been doing well for quite a while, but it is tiny, puny, and not worth it once compared to the Olympus.

Pros
-Large, easy to use buttons. Nothing fancy
-Allows 2 type of speeds
-From a name brand that you trust
-Cheap, but accurate
-3 tapes with 90 mins. can hold more than some digital recorders which top $50

Cons
-Looks aging
-Some buttons are too big and bulky
-Blue, I think not, Maybe Grey or something else

Overall, I rate the Olympus 5 stars. It isn't too big or small, and it is accurate. It allows you to record with microcassette tapes, and has been proven much better than a digital voice recorder. I'm glad that I own it, and I would like you to have it too.

5-0 out of 5 stars olympus is a good recorder
I got my olympus for my anatomy class and it works great. the only problem i am having is trying to find the in the ear headphones for it. it records great. if your teacher mumbles you can turn up the volume so you can hear him better. Turning up the volume is like turning up the microphone. there is not wind sounding static noise. you can take a 30 min tape and make it an hour by using the 1/2 speed record. but if you want to listen to it on another machine with out this feature it sounds like alvin and the chiip munks. it is small and the blue is like navy blue not that pale blue in the picture. I have seen more expensive micro recorders for more. it is great for college or high school students with out alot of money. you could not ask for a better record quality.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bargain Price for Above-Average Performance
No problems here. Beats higher-priced similar models from competitors like Sony and Panasonic. The aesthetics/design quotient is a nice extra, too. ... Read more


96. Sony TCWE305 Dual Cassette Player / Recorder
list price: $120.00
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Asin: B00004VWGK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2371
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The TC-WE305 cassette deck offers dual-deck convenience at an affordable price. One deck plays, the other records. You can set the recording input level using a dedicated control and the unit's seven-segment LED peak-level meters and choose from both normal- and high-speed dubbing--normal-speed for higher fidelity, high-speed for greater convenience.

Sony has constructed the deck with high-density Permalloy tape heads for long life, and separate motors drive each deck. For noise reduction, the TC-WE305 is outfitted with Dolby B, the encoding standard used on most prerecorded cassettes. An MPX filter blocks the 19 kHz multiplex pilot tone of FM stereo broadcasts for proper Dolby NR tracking when you record off the air.

Other features include soft-touch transport controls, twin tape counters (one for each deck), which come in handy when you're making a compilation from a variety of source tapes. ... Read more

Features

  • Dual decks: let you edit tapes from Deck A to Deck B
  • High-speed dubbing: for convenient editing of tapes; normal-speed dubbing for higher fidelity
  • Record level: control for easy level setting
  • Dolby B noise reduction: for a significant decrease in high-frequency tape "hiss"
  • Separate motors: for Deck A and Deck B

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars There's nothing wrong.
I've had no problems with my deck. It still runs the same as when I bought it. I do pampere my equipment however. I've even recorded from my studio equipment to the deck and had minimal generation loss.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very poor product
This is by far the worst dual cassette deck that I have ever purchased. The play back and record have very poor sound quality. The tapes regardless of what kind, do not play at the right speed, in other words they play slower then other tape decks.
Very unhappy. ... Read more


97. Sony DSCP9 Cyber-shot 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
list price: $599.99
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Asin: B000067R8G
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 3121
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The Sony DSC-P9 builds on the success of earlier models from Sony, such as the DSC-P1 and DSC-P5. The DSC-P9 adds a high-performance 4-megapixel CCD and combines it with an excellent quality 3x optical zoom lens. The chief selling point of the DSC-P9 has to be its diminutive size--this really is among the smallest, feature-rich digital cameras on the market--at just 4.4 by 2 by 1.4 inches.

The metal body not only looks great but also gives the reassurance that the camera is robust and can be carried anywhere. Controls are straightforward and include a mode dial, a zoom toggle, and menu navigation buttons. Access to the Memory Stick and battery are from a single compartment door on the side of the camera. Input-output jacks are the fairly standard power, USB, and AV out.

The 3x optical zoom lens tucks neatly into the body of the camera when not in use and includes an automatic lens protector. In use, the zoom moves from wide to full telephoto in less than three seconds, although it is a little noisier than expected, especially as compared to the notably quiet transport on the Kodak DX4900.

The Sony menu navigation, which is fairly consistent across the range, is extremely easy to use. In capture mode, there are options to set exposure compensation, manual focus, white balance, spot metering, ISO, image size from 2,272 x 1,704 down to 640 x 480, compression levels, flash levels, and picture effects. There is also a scene selection mode that offers presets for twilight, night portrait, and landscape. While useful, this is extremely limited when compared to some other digital cameras, such as the easy-to-use Nikon Coolpix 2500 or the endlessly configurable Casio QV-4000.

The image quality is what you would expect of a 4-megapixel camera--plenty of detail and scope for cropping to get just the right composition. When using the automatic settings, the images were not as sharp as expected, although this can be compensated for using the in-camera sharpening. Both exposure and white balance were generally accurate, but it would have been nice to see the ability to take a manual white-balance reading like on the Nikon 2500. To its credit, the DSC-P9 has a powerful autofocus illuminator that greatly aids focusing in poor light conditions.

One feature we feel should be included in a camera of this quality is an orientation sensor that automatically rotates images when stored to match the photographs as taken. Despite this we would still recommend the DSC-P9 as being one of the sexiest high-resolution cameras available. --Nick Baxter ... Read more

Features

  • 4-megapixel sensor captures 2,272 x 1,704 images for prints at sizes up to 11 x 14 inches
  • 3x optical plus 2x digital (6x total) autofocus zoom lens
  • Included 16 MB Memory Stick holds approximately 15 images at default resolution
  • Connects with Macs and PCs via USB port
  • Uses rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included)

Reviews (36)

2-0 out of 5 stars it does not like dark, does not like flashes
i bought this camera a few days ago.
my co-worker loved this camera, and told me to buy this one repeatedly, since it's such a good camera. so, i did. and, i was disappointed immediately, when i took first few photos. i took so many pictures indoor, trying to find out what was wrong. it didn't seem to focus right in dark with flash light. pictures come out fuzzy, blurry.... :<
so, i returned it after a few days try... got Sony Dsc-S85.
DSC-S85 worked much better, taking much better pictures at the same price. if you like to carry a camera in your pocket all day long, DSC-P9 may be way to go, but, if you want better picture, clearer picture... get DSC S85... its twice more functions and it is twice clearer imo... i am very happy with DSC S85 even though it's heavier. DSC P9 didn't cut it for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent camera
A great camera although it may seem a little pricey. The pictures look great even at the 2 Mpixel setting. It's great that the only limit in recording videos is the size of the Memory Stick, even on the highest image-quality setting (MPEG HQX). I noticed that a lot of digital cameras limit your recording time. Before you buy the DSC-P9, however, consider that Sony is coming out with comparable Cyber Shots in terms of features: the DSC-P2 (2 Mpixels) and DSC-P7 (3 Mpixels). They go for [price] and [price] respectively. You can see them at [URL] by following the links to digital cameras.

1-0 out of 5 stars Sony Cameras Have Fatal Flaw
Although the camera is fine, the memory card format represents a fatal flaw that prospective buyers should consider. The memory cards are prone to format errors (Format Error 13-01) which can cause you to lose your photos. We have 8 memory sticks and have had problems with all but 3 of them. I recommend that any one considering a Sony camera purchase do a Google Search using search terms: Sony format error "13-01" to discover what disgruntled Sony owners are saying about this problem.

3-0 out of 5 stars Battery Issues
I had my camera about a year when it stopped charging fully. It is supposed to get 120mins on a full battery and only got 20. After trying two new batteries I called Sony to be advised that they would look at it for a cost of $180!!! It would have cost me around $200 with shipping! The only people allowed to service Sonys are Sony. You can't bring it someplace else. Kind of like a Volvo in that respect. Moral of the story, when buying a camera make sure it is something that your local camera store can fix.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent pictures but not in low-light
This camera is top notch in many ways.
I gave it only 4 stars because of one thing: low-light shots.
Someone wrote that if you set the flash power manually to highest, it produces good low-light pictures. Unfortunately it's not true. I wish it would be. This camera is worse in low-light shots than the competition. Believe me.
It's your decision: if you can handle this, buy it, because otherwise it takes excellent pictures in normal lightning conditions. If low-light, night and indoor shots (with poor back-light) is important for you, look at the Canon S45 or S400 instead. ... Read more


98. SONY SPP-A946 900MHz Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering Machine

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Asin: B00007FON8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1404
Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Sony SPP-A946 900 MHz analog cordless phone features 20-number speed dial, two-way paging/intercom, voice-guided operation, and a fully-integrated digital answering system to satisfy the basic needs of any busy household or small business. With up to 15 minutes of message recording time, the SPP-A946's digital answering system offers three individual mailboxes, so family members and co-workers can access their messages separately. Messages are automatically flagged with voice time/date stamping, and a digital message counter on the base unit indicates the number of messages waiting. Additional answering system features include announce-only mode (so callers can hear a message, but are unable to leave a message), and an audible message waiting indicator that can be switched on or off as desired. The SonySPP-A946 comes with everything you need for operation, including a 3.6V rechargeable NiCad battery pack (BP-T18), brackets and screws for wall mounting, and a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Sony SPP-A946 cordless phone with base and handset, telephone line cord, battery pack (BP-T18), AC power adapter, wall bracket and screws, remote control cards, instructions, warranty information ... Read more

Features

  • Analog 900MHz reception for clear signal and extended range
  • Tapeless all digital message storage (up to 15 minutes)
  • 7 hour talk time and 7 day standby
  • Handset and base keypad
  • Integrated speakerphone

Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good buy
I have had this phone for nearly 2 years and have to say that I am satisfied. The sound quality is very good and the I love being able to page the handset from the base. Great speakerphone but the lack of battery backup bothers me still. A pretty good buy.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great durable phone
I have had this phone for a good 5 years. I have dropped it countless times and it still works excellent!
Great phone - Great price.

4-0 out of 5 stars last longer than other phones
I have had this phone for about 3 years going on four.. I bought the phone for the range. And at that time that was the highest range now they have 5.3 I believe.. Anyway the phone still works like a charm.. I have another phone in the living room and Panasonic and quiet frankly I am not happy with the phone.. But my Sony takes a licken and keeps on ticking.. The battery doesn't run down as fast as the other phone. And I can leave it off the base for more than a day with out having to charge it up..

2-0 out of 5 stars A disposable phone for a throwaway world
This product functioned suitably while it lasted. Unfortunately, it was only about 18 months. I replaced the Nicad battery twice at a cost of almost $20 per pop. And yes, I DID run the battery down as recommended and did not have it constantly on the cradle. The sound quality was relatively good and the ability to page the handset from the base was nice. The speakerphone was also relatively good. A huge complaint-No battery backup. Everytime the power went out, everything-remote access codes, basic settings and OGM had to be reset. I generally love Sony products. Not this one, however. I am still looking for a replacement. The handset is completely dead-not the battery this time. Save your money. ... Read more


99. PalmOne m500 Handheld
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00005AWBJ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 4563
Average Customer Review: 3.52 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The lightweight, stylish Palm m500 handheld is expandable, customizable,and Internet capable. The Palm m500 has an expansion card slot for additionalmemory storage (up to 64 MB) and add-ons such as a dictionary/thesaurus, games,and more. The Palm m500 comes with all the classic personal informationmanagement tools you expect: Date Book, Address Book, To Do List, Memo Pad,Mail, and Clock. It has 8 MB of built-in memory, enough to store thousands ofaddresses, years of appointments, hundreds of to-do items, and more than 50applications.

The expansion card slot is a dual-purpose slot that can hold two types of cards:Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard (MMC). Both types of cards are small,inexpensive, and easy to plug in. Much like computer diskettes, they holdinformation for upload or download onto a handheld. With them, you can instantlyadd software programs, e-books, large databases, graphics, or even video filesto your handheld without sacrificing memory space.

Sleek and lightweight, the Palm m500 handheld has a shiny aluminum casing and iscurved to fit in your hand. The display's enhanced technology makes it easier tosee at all angles, in dim light, and in bright sunlight.

The new native USB HotSync cradle allows you to quickly back up and exchangeinformation between your handheld and your PC or Mac. The Palm m500 handheldalso features new vibrating and blinking LED alarms (in addition to the standardaudible alarm) to help you stay on top of your busy schedule. The Palm m500handheld comes equipped with a rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery, whichis charged using the HotSync cradle.

The Palm m500 handheld comes with Palm OS 4.0, which provides enhanced securityand improved Internet connectivity. Other application features include Note Padfor writing sticky notes, Palm Mobile Connectivity for connecting to theInternet and obtaining e-mail via compatible cellular phones, and AOL for thePalm OS.

The Palm m500 handheld is PC and Macintosh compatible and requires a USB port.It comes with Palm desktop software for both PC and Macintosh. It has a one-yearwarranty.

What's in the box

  • Palm m500
  • Stylus
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • USB HotSync cradle
  • Palm Desktop software for Windows and Macintosh and Palm Mobile Connectivity software
  • Getting Started guide
  • Handbook
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Features

  • Built-in 8 MB memory stores thousands of contacts, appointments, to-do items, and notes
  • New, advanced monochrome LCD screen makes it easier to see in dim light and in bright sunlight
  • New Secure Digital Card/MultiMediaCard expansion slot for additional memory and functionality such as a dictionary/thesaurus, games, and more
  • Native USB cradle allows faster HotSync operations
  • Windows and Macintosh compatible--includes desktop software for both platforms

Reviews (95)

4-0 out of 5 stars I like it
I've had my m500 for just over a year. Like many others, I replaced my venerable VX with this. It does with everything the Vx did with some nice additions. To be fair, the lack of compatibility between the m500 family of Palms and the Palm V's was disappointing. Clearly, this is a marketing ploy to boost peripheral sales from customers who have upgraded. Back to the m500 itself; I do everything with it. I use it as an organizer, syncing nicely with MS-Outlook. It serves as my ebook reader with the 8MB in memory holding several books, including the entire Bible. I use the Note Pad function to handwrite quick notes or drawings for later reference. I use a Stowaway type keyboard to take notes in drawn out meetings at work or to do personal writing in my free time. I take it everywhere, in a hardshell case, and its proven most durable. The available, yet limited expandability in the removeable card media is convenient should you deal in massive amounts of data. I still haven't exhausted the internal 8MB of memory since I compulsively discard useless data and applications.

This is a good low frills electronic organizer. It doesn't take up much space. If you want impressive audio and videa on a PDA (egad!) then you would be best served to look elsewhere. If you need a good organizing enhancement, with limited nice-to-haves, this is a good little tool to have.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mixed bag; one bad one and one good one
My wife has a palm m500 that she likes, I have a palm m500 that works so inconsistently I am looking for something else. My wife's will not sync with the computer, so I had the computer looked at and tuned up by the computer doctor. That did not help. We received a court document saying we could change out the sync modules, but we had to have the receipt proving we bought the palm. OF course, they had our warranty certification and address, but that was not good enough. Overall, My wife is decently happy with hers, but with all the problems we have had, I would never buy another Palm. Oh, the 90 day warranty is not too great either. I assume that the the Palm people have little trust in their product or they would offer a year warranty. I'm sure the 25 dollars they charge for service after the 90 day warranty is a major profit center for them. After thinking about this some more, I not only won't buy from them, I hope they go out of business.

1-0 out of 5 stars The worst product EVER
I received the Palm m500 as a Christmas gift. Within 2 months it wouldn't hot sync. Technical services made me jump through all kinds of hoops to fix it including a regedit on my PC. I'm now dealing with customer service hoping to get some resolution, so far no help. I'm going to go up the chain to every supervisor. I have never in my life had such a bad product with such terrible support. I had the old Palm 3E which never gave me problems. Take my advice - STEER CLEAR. I'll never buy a Palm product again. If I could give it negative stars I would.

1-0 out of 5 stars Software?
Looking for some 'cheap' electronic organizers, I came across this one. The floor model was on sale, so it made it a great deal. The software was not included and I wasn't told that I needed software to make it work with my computer. The sales associate made it sound as the Palm would install the needed components on my computer. No where on the box did it mention a CD-ROM to install.

With this lack of software, this thing is pretty much useless.

1-0 out of 5 stars I am sick and tired of my Palm m500 not working - do not buy
I read the reviews here about one and a half years ago to decide whether or not to buy this model - and the reviews were generally positive then so I bought one. However as you can see from the REVIEWS FROM MID 2003 ONWARDS - this is a bad machine - many people have had problems with it. I had the hotsync problem which peole are speaking about - this issue was brought to court in a class action by a lawyer in the US - but Palm refuses to recall this machine. I am also having what they call a digitizer problem - I have called the service line a number of times and now they want me to pay $140-$198 to pay for it to be fixed or to get a "as good as new" replacement - repair could take up to 5 weeks. I have really lost faith in Palm - in my opinion this is a hopeless product - and I beg you to benefit from my loss and do not buy this machine. If you do buy this product buy an extra 5 years of warranty if your store has this option because I believe you will need it. I generally do not go out of my way to post a negative review but this product has got me so frustrated and dissapointed. (I wanted to give this zero stars but Amazon doesn't allow you to do that.) ... Read more


100. Linksys PLEBR10 Powerline To Ethernet Bridge
list price: $99.99
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B00006B6BS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 8327
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (17)

2-0 out of 5 stars Problems
This is an interesting device. I bought three of the original versions a year ago to hook my TiVos up to the rest of my home network. In general, they've worked well. HOWEVER, when I tried to use one of them with an old Win98 laptop I've got, the software wouldn't install. It said something like the OS wasn't adequate (even though the machine and OS both meet the requirements). Emails and phone calls to LinkSys resulted in nothing. No response. That was ok, since I was merely experimenting. But, now, a year after I bought them (and conveniently just after the warranty expired), they seem to be failing. Two weeks ago, one of the PLEBR10s just died. No lights or anything. I replaced it with the new version, which seems to be working fine. Today, another of the original boxes stopped connecting. All the lights on the box indicate that everything should work, but no network traffic goes through. If I replace the box with the new version I bought two weeks ago, everything works fine. So, since I can't find an alternative means of connecting my TiVos to the internet, it looks like I'll end up buying yet another PLEBR10. Hopefully, these new versions will last longer than the old ones. This is getting expensive.

5-0 out of 5 stars No problems, using it as a bridge between two wireless APs
I have not seen this setup mentioned in any reviews, so I thought I mentioned it:
I have a DSL modem in my den, and a wireless 802.11b network there as well. However, since it is a former garage and the house was built in the 30's, the signal does not really penetrate through the wall. So I installed a second wireless access point under my house that "lights" the entire rest of the house. Both access points are connected through two of these powerline bridges -- I did not want to run cat5e between the two and I already had power in both places. It works like a charm, so if you are in a need to connect two routers or wireless access points and do not want to string cat5 cable, use these powerline bridges instead. They work!

1-0 out of 5 stars It works... sometimes...
As a networking "internals" guy, I was shocked to find that this product is fundamentally broken at the network layer.

What people are complaining about here is that the device suddenly stops working and must be unplugged and plugged back in again.

This is because the device is trying to be too smart, and is losing track of which power-line modules connect to which computers. Unfortunately, in doing so, it prevents the network-level broadcast facilities from working. The broadcast facility I'm talking about most (ARP, the address resolution protocol) would have automatically corrected the problem if the Linksys box wasn't so broken.

In essence, for all you tech guys and gals, is that a learning bridge should never "learn" the broadcast address.

If you have only PCs, and you load the Linksys driver, they do some magic to keep the devices from falling over dead... But if you mix in a non-pc (Linux, UNIX, Macintosh) using a hub off the end of your power-line device, you're guaranteed to be frustrated.

The symptoms are that some of the network works (whatever was working before the bridge tables got corrupted) and others stop working with no explanation. The box "selectively" forwards traffic, and becomes deaf to other traffic.

It's like being at a cocktail party, and having every third person not be able to hear you, and saying "Over here!" (as ARP does) doesn't help either.

Ugh. In my experience, this is somewhat typical of Linksys products... If you have a windows PC, you're fine. If you have anything else, they won't talk to you.

I switched to the Siemens power-line module, and it has been working just fine for me.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not reliable for me
I prefer NetGear for a "HomePlug" compliant product. More reliable. Better utility software, let's user see other devices on the network and base speed of connection between "PowerLine" devices.

In general I like Linksys products and have used them a lot of them over the last 4-5 years. Friends home's, small offices. Work well.

I installed a pair of PLEBR10s and found that only about 30% of the outlet pairs I tested them in would work or even get a connection between the 2 devices.

Nothing in the Linksys Software to test speed. Resorted to simple file transfers and a clock. Using this method I found the best pair of outlets to use.

I continued testing over a one week period. Test pair would loose connection and need to be unpluged/pluged to restore the connection. Also experienced a lot of speed variation: ok to not useable. Variation could not be attributed to appliances or other devices in use. Just seemed to go from good to bad to no connection.

Replaced with the Netgear product and all my troubles disappeared. More pairs of outlets would connect (easy to see with NetGear utility), speed was constant, no lost connections even under harsh condidtions (various appliances running).

There is not a lot of information available for users to troubleshoot these devices or the conditions in which they are most likely to operate full. Only thing I found was that the maximum "wire distance" between the 2 outlets should be less that 1,000 feed. No surge protectors in the circuit.

Linksys technical support wasn't of much help. It may be that one or both of my units were defective. I will continue to test and continue to talk to Linksys.

My out-of-the-box experience was much better with NetGear product. I look forward to their new version (602?) of the device.

1-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT
Had the product for 1 year including the USB adaptors and it was fine. Then the bridge just quits 2 days ago ...only 5 mths after the warranty expires and Linksys will do nothing to help replace the product. This makes my entire $400 investment in the network wortless.

I like the powerline for its security but go with another company that takes more pride in its products and shows more concern for its customers. ... Read more


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