Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Rev up on power with the PowerEx AA 2700 mAh rechargeable batteries from Maha. The company touts that the batteries last twice as long as "ordinary rechargeables" and can be charged up to 1,000 times. Plus, the ecofriendly batteries are free of mercury, cadmium and lead. List Price: $14 (with plastic carrying case). Contact: Maha, (800) 376-9992, www.mahaenergy.com.
Move images from your memory card to your computer with the help of Digital Foci's Memory Card Gateway. The new high-speed USB 2.0 card reader/writer works on almost all card formats, including CompactFlash, MicroDrive, SmartMedia and SD. List Price: $29. Contact: Digital Foci, (310) 763-9100, www.digitalfoci.com.
Organize, find and edit your photos with Photo Finale Premium Version 4, an all-in-one software package that helps bring order to your growing photo collection. The software organizes photos chronologically, letting you view them in calendar format by day, date or month. Other features include free web sharing and versatile batch-editing, with 16 different options. Using drag-and-drop, you can easily select your favorite images and, with a template, create a calendar, collage or a scrapbook page. List Price: $39 (download); $49 (boxed). Contact: Trevoli, www.photofinale.com.
The Casio EX-Z1000 packs a powerful punch, capturing 10.1-megapixel images, weighing just 4.9 ounces and costing less than $400. The camera takes crystal-clear stills powered by a large 1/1.8-inch format, high-resolution CCD. The 2.8-inch, wide-format LCD makes it possible to view wide-angle and telephoto shots simultaneously along with a set of icon controls. The latest offering in Casio's series of EXILIM Zoom digital cameras, this model measures 3.6x2.3x0.9 inches. List Price: $399. Contact: Casio, (800) 283-6925, www.casio.com.
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