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So you went out and got yourself one sweet piece of digital camera hardware. Then you realized that you were going to need more than the skimpy memory cards that came with the camera if you wanted to be able to snap away with abandon throughout the holidays. For those of us not willing to carry a laptop everywhere we go or hit the store for more high-priced memory cards, the pocket sized Digital Album from Jobodigital may be the way to go. The unit is a 20 gigabyte portable hard drive designed with digital cameras in mind. To move your pictures into it, simply take your CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Panasonic SD/MMC, or Sony Memory stick and insert the card and adapter into to top of the Digital Album, choose "Copy" on the LCD panel, and press the button. The pictures are transferred to the unit's hard drive, allowing you to delete the pictures stored on your camera's memory card and keep going. At 20 GB, you'll be changing batteries on the unit long before you run out of space. The Digital Album also acts as a card reader for your PC or Mac and, from its docking port, can print directly to some printers or run a television slide show. The unit also comes with a carrying case, cables and remote control, and can be purchased for $499 (U.S.) and $599 for the 10GB and 20GB versions, respectively. Go to to find a Canadian dealer.

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