Shoot faster when you pair your digital camera with quick-writing cards like the 150X Ridata CompactFlash. The card has a read speed of up to 22 MBps, a write speed of up to 15 MBps and comes in capacities of up to 8 GB. Estimated Street Price: $199 (8 GB). Contact: Advanced Media (RITEK USA), (800) 823-2505, www.ritekusa.com.
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Protect your gear in the 2 Million Dollar Home camera bag for just $35. New from hip outfitter Crumpler Bags, the fully padded bag has a water-resistant shell, rip-stop nylon lining and plenty of pockets for tucking away memory cards, cables and other extras. Seven sizes and four color patterns are available. For something smaller, check out The Bundle for $28. Contact: Crumpler Bags, (718) 384-3020, www.crumplerbags.com.
Frame your slideshows with the high-definition Digital Picture Frame from Smartparts. The wooden gadget measures 11 x 9 inches with an 8.4-inch LCD display for showing clear JPEG images. It's compatible with all memory cards, so just insert the card into the frame and it displays your pictures in a slideshow; the speed is adjustable. An 8x7-inch frame with a 5.6-inch LCD is also available. List Price: $179 (8.4-inch LCD); $129 (5.6-inch LCD). Contact: Smartparts, (800) 442-1418,
Age your photographs with software that can replicate how images were developed during various decades. The Time Machine tool is one of several new advanced editing functions in Paint Shop Pro Photo XI from Corel. Other features include the built-in Photo Organizer for managing and finding images quickly and the Color Changer for altering the color of an object or area in a few clicks. List Price: $99. Also from Corel comes Snapfire, an easy-to-use program for turning your photos and video clips into lively, fun slideshows. You can download it for free from Corel's Website. Contact: Corel, (800) 772-6735, www.corel.com.