JOBO GigaVu PRO Storage/Viewer

The Jobo Digital Giga Vu PRO is a professional portable data and image storage device, viewer and multimedia player. It features a large 3.8-inch Color LCD monitor with 320 x 240 pixel resolution, a CompactFlash Type II memory card slot, 2200mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery, USB 2.0 high speed I/O (Mass Storage compliant) and is equipped with either a 40GB or 60GB hard drive.The Giga Vu PRO was designed for professional digital photographers and has features not found in the "consumer-level" portable image storage devices. Features such as: viewing of Canon, Kodak and Nikon RAW files as well as standard JPEG image files. It can decode a 6-Megapixel JPEG image in about one second. Zoom playback up to 400% for JPEG and RAW images. Displays the color channel data (RGB and B&W), histogram, Exif data and has a Dust Detector view mode to help you find dirt on your imager. Copy only selected

Transcend Digital Album

The Transcend Digital Album is a $359.99 portable data and image storage device, viewer and multimedia player. It features a large 2.5-inch True Color LCD monitor, two memory card slots, Li-ion rechargeable battery, USB 2.0 high speed I/O and a 20GB hard drive. You can quickly copy your digital camera's flash card or Microdrive to the Digital Album and then go shoot more pictures. You can view JPEG still images or motion-JPEG movies on its high-resolution color LCD or a TV set using the supplied A-V cable and remote control. The DA can be used as a portable MP3 music player and comes with a set of earbud type headphones. It can record brief 10-second audio memos with its builtin microphone. And it's also a plug-n-play 20GB portable hard drive for transferring data between PC or Mac computers.Other portable storage units use 2.5-inch laptop hard drives, the Digital Album employs a new,

Transcend USB2 Photobank

The Transcend USB 2.0 Photobank is a $269.99 (for 20GB, $349 for 40GB) battery-operated portable image data storage device, 8-in-1 flash memory card reader/writer and portable USB 2.0 hard drive. The unit itself is very small (110 x 85 x 22mm) and weighs just 226g including the hard drive and battery pack. You can get the Photobank with either a 20GB or 40GB capacity hard drive.Other portable storage units use 2.5-inch laptop hard drives, the Photobank employs a new 1.8-inch hard drive and hence its smaller size and lighter weight. If size matters, which it usually does, the Photobank will fit easily into your camera bag or just hang it on your belt with the included leather carrying case. The Photobank has two flash memory card multi-slots; CompactFlash Type I and II cards and Microdrives go into the CF2 slot on the left side. Secure Digital/MMC, Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro and SmartMedia cards go

Apacer Disc Steno CP-200

The Apacer Disc Steno CP-200 is a portable, battery-operated, multi-session CompactDisc recorder. Its main use is to transfer image files or other data from flash memory cards to CD-R or CD-R/W discs without a computer. This eliminates the need to buy more flash memory cards when vacationing or working out in the field and allows you to leave your expensive laptop at home. The Disc Steno is great for anyone that wants a simple way to archive their digital images on inexpensive and transportable CD media.At home or in the office the Disc Steno can be connected to Windows and Macintosh computers via its high-speed USB 2.0 interface. It serves as a fast 24X CD-R recorder, 10X CD-RW recorder, a 24X CD-ROM drive, a DVD player and a high speed, multi-format flash card reader / writer.The Disc Steno is compatible with CompactFlash Type I and II cards including IBM Microdrive,

X'S-Drive Pro VP-300

The Vosonic X's-Drive Pro VP-300 is a battery-operated portable image data storage device, 9-in-1 flash memory card reader/writer, MP3 player and portable USB 2.0 hard drive device. The unit itself is small (5.35 x 3.38 x 1.46 inches) and weighs just 11.6 oz including the hard drive and battery pack. You can purchase this device without a hard drive and install your own. I've seen it priced at $129 without drive and from $229 with a 20GB drive up to $359 with a 80GB drive.You can see the VP-300 product info at their UK-based X'S-Drive website and purchase the unit in Europe.The VP-300 can use most any (9.5mm height) 2.5-inch IDE laptop hard disk drive. I upgraded a laptop a while back and had a 20GB IBM Travelstar hard drive sitting around doing nothing, it's now in my VP-300. Laptop hard drives are plentiful and cheap these days, just pick the capacity you

Apacer Disc Steno CP-100

The Apacer Disc Steno CP-100 is a portable, battery-operated, multi-session CompactDisc recorder. Its main use is to transfer image files or other data from flash memory cards to CD-R or CD-R/W discs without a computer. This eliminates the need to buy multiple flash memory cards when vacationing or working out in the field and allows you to leave your laptop at home. The Disc Steno is an excellent tool for anyone that wants a simple way to archive their digital images on inexpensive and transportable CD media.At home or in the office the Disc Steno can be connected to Windows and Macintosh computers via its high-speed USB 2.0 interface. It serves as a fast 24X CD-R recorder, 10X CD-RW recorder, a 24X CD-ROM drive and a high speed, multi-format card reader / writer.The Disc Steno is compatible with CompactFlash Type I and II cards including IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia, Secure

Addonics MFR Multi Function Recorder

The Addonics MFR is quite possibly the most useful gadget that we've reviewed in a long time. It's the answer to "where do I store all of my pictures when we go on that extended vacation without taking a laptop or buying a pile of memory cards" -- it lets you quickly and easily transfer images from the most popular flash memory cards to CD-R/RW discs. And it can do this anywhere, anytime, without need of AC power or a computer thanks to its rechargeable Li-ion battery pack.And after the vacation the MFR doesn't just sit in the closet and collect dust. At home you connect it to your PC or Mac via USB 2.0 and use it as a fast 24x10x24 CD-Recorder/ Reader, 8x DVD player and 8-in-1 flash card reader/writer. Or connect it to the TV set in the living room and display photos direct from flash memory cards

X'S-Drive VP-2030

The Vosonic X'S-Drive VP-2030 is a combination battery-operated portable data storage device and a 6-in-1 flash memory card reader / writer. The unit itself is small (5.5 x 3.2 x 1.1 inches) and weighs just 10.1 oz including the hard drive and battery pack. You purchase this device without a hard drive and install your own. When I first posted this review I was not aware of the manufacturer but now we know that it is Vosonic Products in Taiwan. You can see the VP-2030 product info at their UK-basedX'S-Drive website and purchase the unit in Europe. My source was the Computer Geeks $87.00 here in the U.S.The VP-2030 can use any capacity (9.5mm height) 2.5-inch IDE laptop hard disk drive. I upgraded my Sony VAIO ten months back and had a 20GB IBM hard drive sitting in my closet doing nothing. It's now the heart of my VP-2030. For many users a

Delkin PicturePAD

Delkin Device's PicturePAD is a small, portable, battery-operated device that lets you store, display and optionally print your digital camera images. This pocket-sized wonder can be purchased with either a 20- or 30-Gigabyte hard drive to meet the needs of any user from amateur to professional. The PicturePAD 20GB model is $549 (USD) or the 30GB model for $649 (USD). See the Delkin Online Store for purchasing info.You no longer have to invest in additional flash memory cards or carry a bulky and expensive laptop just to be able take your camera on an extended vacation or professional assignment. All you need is one or two memory cards and a PicturePAD. Now you can shoot all your pictures in high resolution mode - all of the time!The versatile PicturePAD doesn't need to be stuck away in the closet after the vacation is over. Take it anywhere to show-off your photos on its

NixVue Vista

Nixvue System's Vista is a small, portable, battery-operated device that lets you store, display and optionally print your digital camera images. This pocket-sized wonder can be purchased with a 5-, 10-, 20-, or 30-Gigabyte hard drive to meet the needs of any user from amateur to professional. The Vista is available from $449 (5GB) to $649 (30GB) from JOBO Fototechnic, Inc.You no longer have to invest in additional flash memory cards or carry a bulky and expensive laptop just to be able take your camera on an extended vacation or professional assignment. All you need is one or two memory cards and a Vista. Now you can shoot all your pictures in high resolution mode - all of the time!The versatile Vista doesn't need to be stuck away in the closet after the vacation is over. Take it anywhere to show-off your photos on its built-in 1.8-inch color LCD screen. Leave

Image Bank CP-150

The Sima Image Bank CP-150 is a compact, portable storage unit for digital camera users. The purpose is to provide an economical alternative to purchasing expensive flash memory cards. The user downloads the contents of the memory card into the Image Bank, erases the card and uses it again, and again.The Image Bank contains a 3.2 Gigabyte 2.5-inch hard drive like those found in laptop computers. It can easily be upgraded by installing a larger capacity hard drive but most will probably find that 3.2 Gigabytes holds more photos then they'll take on even the longest vacation.Sima is currently offering the Image Bank for $149.95 which includes a pre-installed 3.2GB hard drive and a battery pack.For our European readers the Image Bank can be had from Cardmediaand if you're in the U.K. then check with Cardmedia U.K..  Equipped with both SmartMedia and CompactFlash card slots, the Image Bank works for many digicam users.  If

NixVue Digital Album

(New v2.0 firmware update New features include: added brightness and contrast control; ability to use the Digital Album as a card reader for CompactFlash, SmartMedia, SD/MMC cards and Sony Memory Stick; support for viewing and printing JPEG, BMP and TIFF files; and lots of photo inkjet printer profiles.) Nixvue System's Digital Album is a small, portable, battery-operated device that lets you store, display and print your digital camera images. This pocket-sized wonder contains a 10- or 20-Gigabyte hard drive with more than enough space to store tens of thousands of high-resolution camera images. The Digital Album is available in the U.S. for $499 (10GB) or $599 (20GB) from JOBO Fototechnic, Inc.You no longer have to invest a small fortune in flash memory cards or buy an expensive laptop just to be able take your camera on an extended vacation or professional assignment. All you need is one memory card and a Digital Album. Now you

Iomega Clik! Drive for Digital Cameras

 The Iomega Clik! Drive for Digital Cameras is a portable, battery operated, storage device for digital camera users with CompactFlash or SmartMedia removable flash memory cards. The contents of your flash memory cards can be copied onto tiny and fairly inexpensive 40MB Clik! cartridges while out in the field. When you get home you place the Clik! Drive into the Docking Station and then transfer your images from the Clik! disks to your hard drive. You can now erase or format the Clik! disks and use them again and again.The premise here is that flash memory cards are expensive when compared to a 40MB Clik! disk that costs about $10 or less. When you travel on vacation or have to shoot a lot of pictures you only need one or two flash memory cards, a Clik! mobile drive and a handful of the 40MB Clik! disks.The Clik! Drive unit shown

FotoShow ZIP Disk Storage/TV Viewing

 Iomega's FotoShow TM Digital Image Center is a fairly inexpensive hardware and software system for organizing and sharing JPEG-format (and only JPEG format!) digital photos without the use of a computer. Once your images have been transfered into the FotoShow you organize them into albums that can be viewed as slideshows. There's a multitude of transition options for the slideshow and photos can be edited, cropped and enhanced by pushing buttons on a remote and following simple onscreen menus.It can also be used as a portable image download device for digital camera users. You can copy the contents of CompactFlash or SmartMedia cards to inexpensive (8-pack for $99.95) 250MB ZIP disks without a connection to a television or computer.  It connects to your TV (NTSC only) through either a composite video (RCA) or S-Video port and is operated by the included remote control. When connected to a USB-equipped Windows PC or Macintosh computer it

Digital Wallet Portable Storage

 **As of 7/1/2004 we have found out that this company is no longer in business.**(Since our original review the firmware has been updated, it now works fine with the Sony MSAC-PC2 Memory Stick PCMCIA adapter. The battery meter that used to read out in "%" levels has been replaced by one that uses a "[ooooo]" type of gauge. The earlier problem of long filename truncation is also fixed now which will be good news to users transfering MP3 song files from flash cards.)Minds@Work now has the Digital Wallet and the MindStor, which is an updated portable storage device.The Minds@Work Digital Wallet is a portable, battery operated, mass storage device for today's digital cameras, MP3 players or any multimedia hardware that uses removable flash memory cards.   It comes in gray or translucent blue for those color-coordinated iMac'ers out there.At the "heart" of the Digital Wallet is a spacious 6-gigabyte hard